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12:15 AM ET, September 15, 2007


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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Elizabeth Edwards fires on MoveOn  —  Blog: Not sure it's really meant that way, but in any case, Elizabeth Edwards makes hers the first campaign to directly criticize's "Gener
Des Moines Register:
Elizabeth Edwards criticizes ad
Discussion: Boston Globe and Wake up America
The Politico:
Giuliani attacks Clinton in first Web ad
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Bill / INDCJournal:
A Meeting with President Bush  —  President Bush met with a group bloggers today in an almost hour-long discussion of the war on terror.  Eight individuals attended the meeting in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, while Bill Roggio and I video conferenced in from Camp Victory in Baghdad.
N.Z. / Victory Caucus:
President Bush Meets with N.Z., Milbloggers  —  You might wonder whether the President of the United States pays any attention to blogs supporting the war effort.  Is he aware of the contribution that milblogs and new media more generally are making to the effort to educate the American public …
John / Argghhh!:
WATCH THIS SPACE...  Breaking news...  Today, the Armorer and a group of milbloggers participated in a tiny bit of history.  —  We got to meet the President of the United States.  And talk with him for an hour.  —  With two of us linking in courtesy of the 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad …
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
The Long War Journal meets President Bush
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
What If Existed 65 Years Ago?  —  How NOT To Understand The Reconstruction Effort In Iraq — Comments (9) »  —  Had and their ilk been around 65-years ago this conversation would likely be taking place in German.  —  And our beer might be better.
The Blotter:
CIA Bans Water-Boarding in Terror Interrogations  —  The controversial interrogation technique known as water-boarding, in which a suspect has water poured over his mouth and nose to stimulate a drowning reflex, has been banned by CIA director Gen. Michael Hayden, current and former CIA officials tell
Signorile / The Gist:
Condi's "Closest Female Friend"  —  Yesterday on the show I had an interesting conversation with Washington Post diplomatic correspondent Glenn Kessler, whose new book is The Confidante: Condoleezza Rice and the Creation of the Bush Legacy.  —  There have long been questions …
Will / Attytood:
The neocon link to the ABC News scandal  —  As predicted yesterday, the scandal over disgraced ex-ABC News consultant Alexis Debat continues to spin out of control, with major implications for the way that Americans have been getting their news about the flashpoints that could determine war or peace in the Persian Gulf and South Asia.
Laura Rozen / MoJoBlog:
Subject to Debat: What did ABC Know and When Did It Know It?
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
Ezra Klein / In These Times:
Trending Towards Inanity  —  SHARE Digg Reddit Newsvine  —  If you wanted to ruin the political career of Mark Penn, Hillary Clinton's chief pollster and strategist, here would be one way to do it: First, create some sort of artifact bearing his name that you could use to tank his reputation.
Discussion: and Ezra Klein
Wall Street Journal:
Greenspan Book Criticizes Bush And Republicans  —  'They Deserved to Lose';  —  Former Fed Chief Defends  —  Pre-Bubble Rate Cuts  —  In a withering critique of his fellow Republicans, former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says in his memoir that the party to which he has belonged …
Discussion: RADAMISTO and Economist's View
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
HI-DEF BUSH....Last night Andrew Sullivan wrote that George Bush seemed "almost broken to me...his affect exhausted, his facial expression almost bewildered."  Today he offers a second opinion: … Clearly we're seeing a technology paradigm shift at work.  Just as Richard Nixon "lost" …
Terry Frieden / CNN:
$5 meatballs send Justice lunch tab soaring  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Hungry attendees at Justice Department conferences have been enjoying millions of dollars in meatballs and other goodies courtesy of U.S. taxpayers, according to an inspector general's report released Friday.
Discussion: TBogg
Media Matters for America:
Fox only broadcast network that did not air Democratic response to Bush speech … Following President Bush's September 13 prime-time address to the nation on Iraq, Fox was the only broadcast network not to air the Democratic response, which was delivered by Sen. Jack Reed (D-RI).
Discussion: Liberal Values and News Hounds
William Saletan / Slate:
RIGGING A STUDY TO MAKE CONSERVATIVES LOOK STUPID.  —  Are liberals smarter than conservatives?  —  It looks that way, according to a study published this week in Nature Neuroscience.  In a rapid response test—you press a button if you're given one signal, but not if you're given a different signal …
Associated Press:
Conviction in Jena case overturned  —  Judges rule teen should not have been tried as adult in racially tinged case  —  JENA, La. - A state appeals court Friday tossed out the aggravated battery conviction that could have sent a black teenager to prison for 15 years in last year's beating …
Discussion: First Draft
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Eli / Firedoglake:
Fred's Strategy Revealed
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Needlenose
New York Times:
Democrats Push a Tactic to Shift Iraq War Policy
Michael Greenstone / SSRN:
Is The 'Surge' Working? Some New Facts
Discussion: Economist's View
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
'A Terrible Loss ... for All of Iraq'
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Associated Press:
Pets eaten in meat-starved nation
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
VIOLENT DEATHS IN IRAQ....A British polling company recently …
Doug Schoen / The Huffington Post:
After Petraeus, Conciliation: The Report Must Not Derail a Moderate …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Joseph L. Galloway / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Galloway commentary: Bush still refuses to admit he was wrong
 Earlier Items: 
Dan Joling / Associated Press:
Allen says Veco staff worked on Ted Stevens home remodel
Horses Mouth:
I noted yesterday that it's become something of a cliche to point …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
THE PRESIDENT'S MATH  —  The White House has provided us …
White House:
President Bush Signs Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
The Raw Story:
Lurid IM congressman eludes charges
Jim Nichols / Plain Dealer:
Michigan GOP activist gets 5 years for sex assault
David Lightman / Hartford Courant:
Shays Says He'll Not Run Again If Denied Chairmanship
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: A Surge, and Then a Stab

From Techmeme:

The Information:
Source: Altman told investors that OpenAI could become a for-profit business not controlled by its nonprofit board; Microsoft execs favor a for-profit option

Andrew Williams / Wired:
Apple may not be bringing Apple Intelligence to iPhone 15, which has 6GB of RAM vs. iPhone 15 Pro's 8GB, due to RAM requirements for on-device AI processing

Ankit Patel / NVIDIA Blog:
Nvidia announces Nemotron-4 340B, a family of models that developers can use to generate synthetic data for training LLMs for commercial applications

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