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11:30 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 …
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 …
Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Disgraced Dem Donor Arrested in Colorado
Discussion: bRight & Early
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 …
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  —  IF WE'RE STAYING IN IRAQ, WE NEED TO KNOW WHY.  —  The globe will resume spinning on its axis next week, as Gen. David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker deliver their long-awaited report on conditions in Iraq.
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.
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
Discussion: IN-FORUM and Captain's Quarters
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
Associated Press:
Majadle: Alleged IAF flyover won't spark war with Syria  —  In the first reaction from an Israeli official to Wednesday night's alleged IAF foray over Syria, Science, Culture and Sports Minister Ghaleb Majadle said Friday that IAF planes enter Syrian airspace on a daily basis …
Ronald Bailey / Reason Magazine:
The Case of the Disappearing Bees May Be Solved  —  Colonies of honeybees (an invasive exotic species) have been dying off in the last year.  Some ideological environmentalists—the Sierra Club—attempted to blame biotech crops as the cause.  However, as I pointed out …
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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Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Hello, Sailor!  —  Late last year, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) …
Theresa Vargas / Washington Post:
Immigration, Crime Debates Entwined
Discussion: Hot Air and PoliPundit.com
Slate:
Giving Away the President's Power
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
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
INTERVIEW W/ BILL ARDOLINO FROM FALLUJAH
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bls.gov:
Employment Situation Summary
Discussion: The Swamp and Angry Bear
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Dave / The Boise Guardian:
Craig Bungling Continues
Discussion: In The Pink Texas
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 …