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1:50 PM 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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Faiz / Think Progress:
New Twist In Saga Over 'Petraeus Report': There Will Be No Report  —  In the latest twist to the ongoing saga over the White House report, a senior military official tells the Washington Times today that there will actually be no report at all: … To recap, first the public was incorrectly led …
Washington Times:
Inside the Ring  —  Gen. Musharraf, a key Washington ally despite the problems, seized power in a bloodless military coup in 1999 that sent Mr. Sharif into exile in Saudi Arabia.  —  Iraq progress report  —  A major political event unfolding Monday will be the report to President Bush …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and unbossed.com
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.
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MSNBC:
U.S. has copy of bin Laden video  —  Bush administration says it is examining tape for authenticity  —  WASHINGTON - The White House has obtained a copy of a purported video by Osama bin Laden ahead of the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks and has begun to analyze its contents, a Bush administration official said Friday.
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 …
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Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Off to the Races  —  Surprisingly, the Republican presidential campaign comes into focus.  —  This week the Republican candidates for the presidency tried to make it new again.  Summer's over, autumn's here, they're relaunching.  I think they pretty much succeeded.  Their debate Wednesday night had sparks and fire.
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Who is Hsu?  Captured Fundraiser Didn't Vote  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  Mysterious Democratic fundraiser Norman Hsu is in custody again, after a brief return to a fugitive lifestyle he maintained for 15 years.  But new questions are cropping up about his past.
Discussion: Hot Air and The American Pundit
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Fugitive fundraiser Hsu captured in Colorado
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Norman Hsu captured in Colorado; Update: Hospitalized …
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 …
The Independent:
Switzerland: Europe's heart of darkness?  —  Switzerland is known as a haven of peace and neutrality.  But today it is home to a new extremism that has alarmed the United Nations.  Proposals for draconian new laws that target the country's immigrants have been condemned as unjust and racist.
The Raw Story:
Video: Dazed Bush forgets where he is  —  Want to get the news the media buries?  Get Raw headlines in your browser.  President Bush's trademark struggles with the finer points of public speaking were on full display Friday, when he thanked his "Austrian" hosts for inviting him to this year's "OPEC" summit.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Greenwald vs. Giuliani  —  I've seen the polls, watched the debates, and read the fundraising reports.  Rudy Giuliani, for reasons that continue to escape me, is at or near the front of the Republican presidential field, based almost entirely on the belief the former mayor is strong …
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Catherine Donaldson-Evans / Fox News:
G.I. Joe to Become Global Task Force in Movie  —  Say it ain't so, G.I. Joe.  —  The popular all-American comic-book military man and action figure dating back to the 1940s is undergoing a significant transformation for the Paramount Pictures-distributed "G.I. Joe" film …
 
 
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Jeremy W. Peters / New York Times:
4-Year Growth in Jobs Ends; Dow Off 200
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Gay Patriot:
The Self-Righteous (Religious) Zeal of the "Outers"
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Times of London:
German terror suspect 'met 9/11 hijacker'
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Anti-war Dems fight for timeline
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Scott Horton / Harper's:
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Andrew Roth / Club for Growth:
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
'The Bush Report'  —  Via the Corner, this email from an …
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Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Hello, Sailor!  —  Late last year, Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) …
Slate:
Giving Away the President's Power
The Hill:
Lashing out at McConnell  —  Rep. Mike Simpson (R) …
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Top Utah money man leaves Romney campaign
Ronald Bailey / Reason Magazine:
The Case of the Disappearing Bees May Be Solved
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
Killing her softly with his song
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