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9:20 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Website: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan— "Special Gift" for 9/11  —  UPDATE 5:00: New bin Laden video coming soon!  Perhaps this is the "special gift"?  —  I promised myself that I wouldn't give my 'friend' Inshallahshaheed from the Wordpress hosted al Qaeda support website …
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Fox News:
Counterterrorism Officials Analyzing Islamic Web Post Warning of 'Special Gift'  —  DEVELOPING STORY: Federal counterterrorism officials are analyzing a posting on an Islamic forum Web site that warns of "a special gift" to be given on the sixth anniversary of Sept. 11, FOX News has learned.
Lee Keath / Associated Press:
Groups: Bin Laden plans video on 9/11  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden will release a new video in the coming days ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks in what would be the first new images of the terror mastermind in nearly three years, al-Qaida's media arm announced Thursday.
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
Al Qaeda Announces New Bin Laden Video  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  Osama bin Laden will soon send a video message to America, according to a Web site regularly used by al Qaeda.  —  A posting late this afternoon said, "Soon, with the permission of God, a new visual tape, the Sheikh, the Lion, Osama bin Laden.
Discussion: Blogs of War
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
SITE Institute: New Bin Laden video coming on 9/11; Update: Majority now think Osama will never be captured  —  I guess we know now what the "special gift" is.  —  Wherever he's hiding, they're obviously well stocked with Grecian formula.  2004:  —  And coming soon:  —  Update: Quite a scoop for SITE.
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
New bin Laden Video on 9/11  —  Holy schneike, new bin Laden video!  Could this be the 9/11 gift to Manhattan?  Maybe so.  —  I had heard that a new bin Laden video was coming out, but frankly I thought it was just wishful thinking on the jihadis part.  —  Breitbart:
Fox News:
Report: Bin Laden to Address Americans on Sept. 11
Discussion: QandO
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act  —  NEW YORK - A federal judge struck down a key part of the USA Patriot Act on Thursday in a ruling that defended the need for judicial oversight of laws and bashed Congress for passing a law that makes possible "far-reaching invasions of liberty."
Discussion: Crooks and Liars, The BLT and Corrente
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Judge Rules Provisions of Patriot Act Unconstitutional  —  A federal judge today struck down portions of the USA Patriot Act as unconstitutional, ordering the FBI to stop issuing "national security letters" that secretly demand customer information from Internet service providers and other businesses.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Zogby poll: 42% of Democrats think Bush either caused 9/11 or let it happen  —  I guess we should be grateful it's not a clear majority, eh?  You can thank the turds at 9/11 Truth for commissioning the poll; SLC spotted it earlier and has since been digesting the numbers.
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James B. / Screw Loose Change:
So Much For 84%  —  911truth.org is all excited over a poll that they commissioned, which they claim shows the widespread support for their positions.  There is plenty to talk about in this poll, but what I found most interesting was when they asked people what their position on 9/11 was, "19 hijackers", LIHOP, MIHOP or "not sure".
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
S.A. Miller / Washington Times:
Dems already dismissing Iraq war report  —  Rod Lamkey Jr./The Washington Times Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, talked with reporters yesterday in Washington.  "We know what is going to be in it," he said of the Iraq war report next week.  "I expect the Bush report to say, 'The surge is working.
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Satyam / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon Rips GAO Report: It Is 'Flat-Out Sloppy'  —  Last week, Gen. David Petraeus alleged a 75 percent reduction in "sectarian violence" in Iraq and is expected to say the same before Congress.  In contrast, the nonpartisan Government Accountability Office recently reported that daily attacks in Iraq have …
Associated Press:
US Democratic hopeful Kucinich meets Assad, blasts Bush  —  US Democratic presidential hopeful Dennis Kucinich, on a Mideast visit that included a stop in Syria, said the country lambasted by the Bush administration deserves credit for taking in more than a million Iraqi refugees.
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
"Muslim Student Association Harasses Women and Jews at University of Texas-San Antonio"  —  Happily, they shot their own video to document the occasion.  —  I'm interested to hear what the diversity czars and the risk-averse university bureaucrats have to say about this kind …
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Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton Supporter Arrested in N.J. Corruption Sting
Discussion: New Jersey Online
Sidney Blumenthal / Salon:
Bush knew Saddam had no weapons of mass destruction  —  Salon exclusive: Two former CIA officers say the president squelched top-secret intelligence, and a briefing by George Tenet, months before invading Iraq.  —  (Clockwise from top left) Naji Sabri, George W. Bush, Colin Powell and George Tenet.
Pew Research Center:
Clinton and Giuliani Seen as Not Highly Religious; Romney's Religion Raises Concerns  —  Religion in Campaign '08  —  Summary of Findings  —  So far religion is not proving to be a clear-cut positive in the 2008 presidential campaign.  The candidates viewed by voters as the least religious among …
St. Petersburg Times:
USF students' box of bullets adds intrigue … TAMPA — Bullets were among the items investigators found in the car of two University of South Florida students.  —  The deputy who pulled over Ahmed Abdellatif Sherif Mohamed and Youssef Samir Megahed, 21, found a box of bullets near the seat …
 
 
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