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7:50 AM ET, September 10, 2007

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Pete Hegseth / Weekly Standard:
MoveOn.org Calls Petraeus a Traitor  —  Do Democrats in Congress agree?  —  Tomorrow—as General David Petraeus provides his Iraq assessment to Congress—the antiwar group MoveOn.org is running a full-page advertisement in the New York Times under the headline: "General Petraeus or General Betray us?
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Delay Decision on Major Cuts, Petraeus Says  —  The top American commander in Iraq, Gen. David H. Petraeus, has recommended that decisions on the contentious issue of reducing the main body of the American troops in Iraq be put off for six months, American officials said Sunday.
New York Times:
Americans Feel Military Is Best at Ending the War  —  Americans trust military commanders far more than the Bush administration or Congress to bring the war in Iraq to a successful end, and while most favor a withdrawal of American troops beginning next year, they suggested they were open …
Matthew Dowd / The Huffington Post:
War in Iraq: Wisdom of Crowds  —  As we approach the September reports on Iraq, the public debate over our military presence there has once again intensified.  Both ends of Pennsylvania Avenue are ratcheting up the rhetoric about the best course of action, with the president using a pit stop …
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Congress, White House Battle Over Iraq Assessment  —  Opponents of War Suspect President's Stamp, Administration Says Democrats Refuse to Acknowledge Progress  —  On the eve of crucial testimony on Capitol Hill about the war in Iraq, the White House and its allies are feuding …
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Suzanne Goldenberg / Guardian:
The surge must go on, says Petraeus
Discussion: American Thinker and Daily Kos
Mail&Guardian:
Petraeus says US surge has 'not worked out'
Discussion: The Osterley Times
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
General Petraeus Makes A Big Public Relations Mistake (UPDATED)
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
US loner helps bin Laden to taunt Bush  —  A Californian heavy metal fan, who converted to Islam and became the first American to be charged with treason in half a century, has been fingered as the author of Osama bin Laden's latest video lecture - which left the terror chief sounding like an anti-globalisation protester.
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George Maschke / Booman Tribune:
Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery: All References to Current Events Are Made During Video Freeze … Display:  —  Latest Bin Laden Video Is a Forgery: All References to Current Events Are Made During Video Freeze |  10 comments (10 topical, 0 editorial, 0 hidden)  —  Re: Latest Bin Laden Video (4.00 / 4)
Discussion: GINA COBB, The Newshoggers and Digg
Ben Feller / Associated Press:   Bin Laden branded `virtually impotent'
Los Angeles Times:
Study finds left-wing brain, right-wing brain  —  Even in humdrum nonpolitical decisions, liberals and conservatives literally think differently, researchers show.  —  Exploring the neurobiology of politics, scientists have found that liberals tolerate ambiguity and conflict better than conservatives because of how their brains work.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Democrats Talk Iraq in Univision Debate  —  CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton insisted Sunday night it's time to start pulling U.S. troops out of Iraq as she and her Democratic presidential rivals debated the war on the eve of a much-awaited assessment by U.S. commanding Gen. David Petraeus.
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Democrats Reach Out to Hispanic Voters  —  Democratic presidential candidates courted the fast-growing Hispanic electorate on Sunday night by debating on a Spanish-language television network, where they promised to swiftly overhaul the immigration system and accused Republicans and President Bush of stoking anti-Hispanic sentiment.
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Prisons Purging Books on Faith From Libraries  —  Behind the walls of federal prisons nationwide, chaplains have been quietly carrying out a systematic purge of religious books and materials that were once available to prisoners in chapel libraries.  —  The chaplains were directed by the Bureau …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
McCain Finds His Footing  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Two hours before Fred Thompson formally entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination, his old friend John McCain turned in the kind of performance that once would have kept Thompson from running.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Anti-war leaders stymied, frustrated  —  A well-known anti-war leader has gone public with the transcript of a private conference call that shows peace activists are exasperated with the Democratic congressional leadership and at a loss for a long-term strategy.
Discussion: Let Freedom Ring and Whiskey Fire
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
For China's Censors, Electronic Offenders Are the New Frontier  —  DANZHOU, China — Li Hua was outraged.  The public high school where he had been teaching civics for six years was about to be swallowed up by a fancy private institution.  The merger had been ordered by local officials …
Sahar IIS / Inside Iraq:
Iraqi in Iraq  —  Sitting to a dinner of kabab, hot khubz (Iraqi flat bread) and other niceties, the conversation was flowing.  Our rotating reporter, Chris (a very nice chap of only 23) was showing us the lovely old Iraqi silver pendent and bracelet he had bought his mum from a shop in the al-Rasheed Hotel …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
 
 
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