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4:35 AM ET, September 15, 2007


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Giuliani Also Gets Liberal Discount From Times  —  Marketers, Take Note: 61% Price Chop for Ad in Grey Lady if You Buy Standby  —  NEW YORK ( — Rudy Giuliani got a lot of attention yesterday when he attacked The New York Times for giving what he called sweetheart pricing on the group's …
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
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: Daily Pundit and Economist's View
Matthew Benjamin / Bloomberg:
Greenspan Says Bush's Economics Driven by Politics
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
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.
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 …
New York Times:
Democrats Push a Tactic to Shift Iraq Plan  —  Now that President Bush and Gen. David H. Petraeus have charted their course for the Iraq war, Democrats in the Senate say one of their proposals aimed at shifting the president's strategy is finally close to winning enough Republican support for a real chance at being approved.
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
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
Eli / Firedoglake:
Fred's Strategy Revealed  —  As Christy pointed out (additional hat tip to Michael Whitney), Ol' Fred seems a bit mnemonically challenged, to say the least.  —  On the Terry Schiavo circus, he said: … On the differences between his Social Security plan and Dubya's (which he supported):
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Needlenose
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
Los Angeles Times:
The politics of war  —  Who among American politicians is serious and unserious about the global war on terrorism?  How about among commentators?  How much is the war on terrorism really a stick used to hit one's own domestic opponents? … Bush: A modern-day Harry Truman  —  By Hugh Hewitt
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Discussion: Booman Tribune
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Top Ten Tony Snow Exchanges With Helen Thomas
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: 
Terry Frieden / CNN:
$5 meatballs send Justice lunch tab soaring
Discussion: TBogg
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 …
Media Matters for America:
Fox only broadcast network that did not air Democratic response to Bush speech
Discussion: Liberal Values and News Hounds
White House:
President Bush Signs Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
HI-DEF BUSH....Last night Andrew Sullivan wrote that George Bush seemed …
Jim Nichols / Plain Dealer:
Michigan GOP activist gets 5 years for sex assault
William Saletan / Slate:

From Mediagazer:

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

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