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10:50 AM ET, September 7, 2007

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Jurassicpork / Pottersville:
Paul Krugman: Time to Take a Stand  —  Here's what will definitely happen when Gen. David Petraeus testifies before Congress next week: he'll assert that the surge has reduced violence in Iraq — as long as you don't count Sunnis killed by Sunnis, Shiites killed by Shiites …
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New York Times:
Seeing Iraq Gains as Fragile, Petraeus Is Wary of Cuts  —  Gen. David H. Petraeus, the top American commander in Iraq, has told President Bush that he wants to maintain heightened troop levels in Iraq well into next year to reduce the risk of military setbacks, but could accept the pullback …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Democratic retreat on Iraq?
Discussion: Redstate and The Democratic Daily
San Francisco Chronicle:
Fugitive fundraiser Hsu captured in Colorado  —  (09-06) 20:52 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — Fugitive political fundraiser Norman Hsu, who skipped out on San Mateo County authorities this week rather than face sentencing for a 1992 fraud conviction, was apprehended Thursday night by federal and local lawmen in Grand Junction, Colo.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Norman Hsu captured in Colorado; Update: Hospitalized after falling ill on train; Update: Immigration angle?  —  In Grand Junction.  No details yet, but it sounds like he may have been injured somehow: … Stand by for updates.  —  Update: The feds are going to drop …
Daily Sentinel:
Disgraced Democratic donor arrested in Grand Junction
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
New Videotape From Bin Laden; Al Qaeda's No. 1 Still Alive  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  Intelligence sources tell ABC News they believe the expected video message from Osama bin Laden is authentic, recently produced and evidence the al Qaeda leader is still alive.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Hot Air
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
BURIED LEDE ALERT....Fred Kaplan has a good piece in Slate today about the upcoming Petraeus report and what Congress needs to ask about it.  But I was more taken by an astonishing statement at the end of the piece from Stephen Biddle, a member of Petraeus's advisory panel.
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Corrente
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
What Congress Needs To Ask Petraeus and Crocker
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Rob / Say Anything:
More On Ed Schultz's Bar Fight  —  Earlier this evening I wrote a post about North Dakota and national radio personality (and Democrat mouthpiece) Ed Schultz getting into an altercation with Kevin Nagle.  Upon first hearing of the story, something just didn't seem right.
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
HATE TALK FROM THE HEARTLAND  —  Ed Schultz is the Fargo-based left-wing radio talk show host who was at one time a Republican.  He touts himself as providing straight talk from the heartland.  Over the weekend he was at the bar of the venerable Shoreham Hotel in Detroit Lakes …
Discussion: IN-FORUM and Captain's Quarters
Andrew Norfolk / Times of London:
Hardline takeover of British mosques  —  Almost half of Britain's mosques are under the control of a hardline Islamic sect whose leading preacher loathes Western values and has called on Muslims to "shed blood" for Allah, an investigation by The Times has found.
Lydia Saad / Gallup Poll:
Gallup Ranks the 2008 Candidates According to a Feeling Thermometer  —  Obama rated the most positively by Americans; Hillary enjoys broadest partisan support  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Using a "feeling thermometer" rating scale, Gallup recently tested the public images of several of the Republican …
Jim Moore / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Go 2 Guy: Seahawks duo blitzed by Bush backlash  —  KIRKLAND — Are you still fans of Matt Hasselbeck and Mack Strong after they visited President Bush last week in Bellevue?  Or have their political leanings turned you against them?  —  The Seahawks quarterback and fullback gave …
Discussion: Don Surber and QandO
bls.gov:
Employment Situation Summary  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378 USDL 07-1363  —  Establishment data: 691-6555 Transmission of material in this release  —  http://www.bls.gov/ces/ is embargoed until 8:30 A.M. (EDT), Media contact: 691-5902 Friday, September 7, 2007.
Discussion: The Swamp and Angry Bear
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Thompson Runs to The Right  —  Fred D. Thompson took his bid for the White House to the campaign trail Thursday, vowing to compete aggressively for the support of Iowans and pitching steady, experienced and conservative leadership.  —  "I still have the same common-sense conservative beliefs …
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New York Times:
For Thompson, Goal Is to Don Reagan Mantle
 
 
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The Hill:
Lashing out at McConnell  —  Rep. Mike Simpson (R) …
Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Terrorism Watch List Is Faulted For Errors
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Top Utah money man leaves Romney campaign
Discussion: Democrats.com
Radley Balko / Reason Magazine:
Living Wages for Thee...
Discussion: Swords Crossed
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
INTERVIEW W/ BILL ARDOLINO FROM FALLUJAH
Discussion: INDCJournal
The Corner:
Romney on Iraq  —  I find the reaction to his remarks last night a little dismaying.
Dave / The Boise Guardian:
Craig Bungling Continues
Discussion: In The Pink Texas
CNN:
S. Korean leader presses Bush on ending war
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Ronald Bailey / Reason Magazine:
The Case of the Disappearing Bees May Be Solved
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Killing her softly with his song
Associated Press:
Justice Department opposes 'net neutrality'
Jules Crittenden:
I See London, I See France
Discussion: Daily Mail
Phil Brennan / NewsMax.com:
Haditha Video Doctored by Investigators
Steve Jobs / Apple:
To all iPhone customers:  —  I have received hundreds of emails …
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Senior Qods Force link captured in Karbala
Abigail Thernstrom / Opinion Journal:
The Massacre of Innocence  —  A stunning new book shows …