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5:00 AM ET, September 13, 2007

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Media Matters for America:
Black and White and Re(a)d All Over: The Conservative Advantage in Syndicated Op-Ed Columns  —  Executive Summary  —  This project did something that has never been done before: It amassed data on the syndicated columnists published by nearly every daily newspaper in the country.
Reuters:
Top Democrat vows to block possible Bush nominee  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid vowed on Wednesday to block former Solicitor General Theodore Olson from becoming attorney general if President George W. Bush nominates him to replace Alberto Gonzales.
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James Glanz / New York Times:
Compromise on Oil Law in Iraq Seems to Be Collapsing  —  A carefully constructed compromise on a draft law governing Iraq's rich oil fields, agreed to in February after months of arduous talks among Iraqi political groups, appears to have collapsed.  The apparent breakdown comes just as Congress …
Gareth Porter / IPS Inter Press Service:
U.S.-IRAQ: Fallon Derided Petraeus, Opposed the Surge  —  In sharp contrast to the lionisation of Gen. David Petraeus by members of the U.S. Congress during his testimony this week, Petraeus's superior, Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM), derided Petraeus …
Discussion: Corrente
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Patrick Cockburn / The Independent:
President Petraeus?  Iraqi official recalls the day US general revealed ambition  —  The US commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, expressed long-term interest in running for the US presidency when he was stationed in Baghdad, according to a senior Iraqi official who knew him at that time.
Horses Mouth:
Okay, if this isn't portrayed as a major gaffe, with wall-to-wall condemnations from the pundits, it'll be stunning.  (Editor's note: That was meant to be bitterly ironic.)  —  I've just received some advance excerpts of an interview CNN's Wolf Blitzer has done with GOP House leader John Boehner.
Faiz / Think Progress:
DNI McConnell: I Lied To The Senate  —  Earlier this week, in testimony before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell claimed the new expansive FISA legislation passed by Congress prior to the August recess …
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Newsweek:
Spy Master Admits Error  —  Intel czar Mike McConnell told Congress a new law helped bring down a terror plot.  The facts say otherwise.  —  In a new embarrassment for the Bush administration top spymaster, Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell is withdrawing an assertion …
Los Angeles Times:
Chemerinsky says UC Irvine rescinds offer to become law school dean  —  The constitutional scholar says university officials told him the deal was off to head the new school because he was too 'politically controversial.'  —  Just days after he signed a contract to become the first dean …
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Jon Stewart Tears Apart Petraeus' Dog and Pony Show  —  Last night Jon Stewart did what the media fails to do: namely, take General Petraeus' long record of rosey predictions into account when judging the accuracy and objectivity of his report on Iraq.  —  Download (8883) |  Play (13698) Download (4085) |
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Hsustock!  —  Looking for the perfect scandal name for the Norman Hsu scandal?  The connection noted in today's Wall Street Journal gives a perfect opportunity to create an enduring label for the rapidly-expanding scandal behind one of the Democratic Party's biggest fundraisers.
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The Corner:
A woman's right to Hsu's
Discussion: Blogs for Bush and The Caucus
John Harwood / Wall Street Journal:
Public Gives Bush Slight Reprieve  —  U.S. War Dissatisfaction Eases a Bit,  —  But Opinion Favors Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — Public discontent with the Iraq war has eased slightly, a new Wall Street Journal-NBC News poll shows, suggesting President Bush may have a little more maneuvering room …
The Earth Times Online Newspaper:
Challenge to Scientific Consensus on Global Warming: Analysis Finds Hundreds of Scientists Have Published Evidence Countering Man-Made Global Warming Fears  —  WASHINGTON, Sept. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A new analysis of peer-reviewed literature reveals that more than 500 scientists …
Deutsche Welle:
Austria Arrests Three in Latest Islamist Terror Plot in Europe  —  Austria became the latest European country to grapple with the threat of terrorism as it arrested three people with links to al Qaeda who posted an online video threatening attacks against Austria and Germany.
The Politico:
MoveOn's 'Betray Us' ad a smart move  —  We could be wrong, but here's a prediction about the power of viral campaigns: By the time the dust settles on the storm kicked up by MoveOn.org's highly provocative "Petraeus/Betray Us" ad in The New York Times on Sept. 10, the online group will have seen …
 
 
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Multi-National Force:
Statement from Multi-National Force - Iraq, regarding ethno-sectarian murders
Discussion: Hoystory and QandO
Beldar / beldar.blogs.com:
Do you care if national security criminal Sandy Berger is re-embraced …
Discussion: Wizbang and Weekly Standard
Jake Thompson / Omaha World-Herald:
Kerrey promises decision shortly
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Wall Street Journal:
Hsu Sent Suicide Note Before Disappearance
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
Best of the Web  —  Today's Video on WSJ.com: James Taranto …
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Farewell to Alms, final session
Discussion: Centerfield
The Corner:
Manekin Pis dries up
Michelle Malkin:
Vandalism. Desecration. Cowardice. Coddling. Enough is enough.
 Earlier Items: 
A'Melody Lee / Political Radar:
Giuliani: Clinton Spewing 'Political Venom' on Iraq
Gateway Pundit:
Iranian Intel Officer & Al Qaeda Leader Killed in Same Iraq Raid!
Chris Dodd for President:
Dodd blasts Obama, Clinton on Iraq
ABCNEWS:
Iran Linked to Iraq Rocket Attack
Obama'08:
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama: Turning the Page in Iraq
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Rep. Chris Shays: We're there for the oil
Discussion: A Tiny Revolution
Washington Post:
Former Va. Gov. Warner Set to Seek Senate Seat
BBC:
Led Zeppelin confirm reunion gig