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5:05 PM ET, September 6, 2007

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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 …
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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.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Experts Doubt Drop In Violence in Iraq  —  Military Statistics Called Into Question  —  The U.S. military's claim that violence has decreased sharply in Iraq in recent months has come under scrutiny from many experts within and outside the government, who contend that some of the underlying statistics …
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.
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Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Website: Soon, The Blessed Invasion of Manhattan— "Special Gift" for 9/11  —  I promised myself that I wouldn't give my 'friend' Inshallahshaheed from the Wordpress hosted al Qaeda support website The Ignored Puzzle of Knowledge' any more press than he deserves.
Larry Neumeister / Associated Press:
Judge Strikes Down Part of Patriot Act  —  NEW YORK -  —  A federal judge struck down parts of the revised USA Patriot Act on Thursday, saying investigators must have a court's approval before they can order Internet providers to turn over records without telling customers.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Judge Rules Provisions of Patriot Act Unconstitutional
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Amanda / Think Progress:   Judge strikes down part of Patriot Act.
New York Times:
Transcript of the Fox News Republican Presidential Candidates Debate  —  The Fox News Republican Presidential Candidates Debate in Durham, N.H. with candidates: Senator Sam Brownback (R-Kansas); the former New York City mayor Rudolph Giuliani; the former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee …
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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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Little Green Footballs:
Video: Muslim Student Association Harasses Women and Jews at UTSA
Discussion: Hot Air
WNBC:
FBI Makes 11 Corruption Arrests In N.J.  —  NEW YORK — Eleven public officials were charged Thursday in a widespread FBI corruption investigation in New Jersey, officials said.  —  Among those charged were Passaic Mayor Sammy Rivera and Orange Mayor Mims Hackett, investigators said.
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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.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Making of the Front-Runner  —  As the serious stage of the presidential campaign begins this fall, Hillary Rodham Clinton has clearly established herself in the lead of the race for the Democratic nomination.  That makes her the most worthy subject for examination among all the White House prospects.
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Horses Mouth:
One of the more astonishing things about your pundits …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
L. Paul Bremer III / New York Times:
How I Didn't Dismantle Iraq's Army  —  "The Iraqi Army of the future cannot be an extension of the present army, which has been made into a tool of dictatorship."  — Report by the Department of State's Future of Iraq Project, May 2002  —  IT has become conventional wisdom that the decision …
Duncan Gardham / Telegraph:
Report: Libraries stock Islamic terror books  —  Public libraries are stocking hundreds of Islamic books by advocates of "holy war", with many glorifying acts of terrorism, a new report claims.  —  Council taxpayers' money has been spent on the books, with one library stocking works …
Michael Medved / Townhall.com:
Larry Craig and "Don't Tap, Don't Tell"  —  The ignominious fall of Senator Larry Craig casts new light on the importance of the nation's "don't ask, don't tell" policy banning open homosexuals from military service.  —  If preventing public sex in airport men's rooms is important enough …
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Pandagon
 
 
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St. Petersburg Times:
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Bill Maher / The Huffington Post:
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