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3:08 AM ET, September 15, 2007

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AdAge:
Giuliani Also Gets Liberal Discount From Times  —  Marketers, Take Note: 61% Price Chop for Ad in Grey Lady if You Buy Standby  —  NEW YORK (AdAge.com) — Rudy Giuliani got a lot of attention yesterday when he attacked The New York Times for giving MoveOn.org what he called sweetheart pricing on the group's …
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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 MoveOn.org's "Gener
Des Moines Register:
Elizabeth Edwards criticizes MoveOn.org 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.
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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
Redstate:
What If MoveOn.org Existed 65 Years Ago?  —  How NOT To Understand The Reconstruction Effort In Iraq — Comments (9) »  —  Had MoveOn.org 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 ABCNews.com.
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 …
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 …
Ezra Klein / In These Times:
Trending Towards Inanity  —  SHARE Digg del.icio.us 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: Pollster.com and Ezra Klein
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.
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Laura Rozen / MoJoBlog:
Subject to Debat: What did ABC Know and When Did It Know It?
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
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
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" …
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
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: News Hounds
 
 
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Los Angeles Times:
The politics of war  —  Who among American politicians is serious …
Discussion: Townhall.com
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: 
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 …
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
William Saletan / Slate:
RIGGING A STUDY TO MAKE CONSERVATIVES LOOK STUPID.
David Lightman / Hartford Courant:
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