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2:35 PM ET, October 9, 2007


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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Leak Severed a Link to Al-Qaeda's Secrets  —  Firm Says Administration's Handling of Video Ruined Its Spying Efforts  —  A small private intelligence company that monitors Islamic terrorist groups obtained a new Osama bin Laden video ahead of its official release last month …
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Uh, About that "Leak" That Burned Our al Qaeda Intel  —  I know what the NY Sun and Washington Post are saying about a major source of intel being burned by a leak, but it just isn't so.  Rita Katz and the SITE Institute do a great job, but attributing the interception of this video to them is just false.
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Qaeda Goes Dark After a U.S. Slip  —  Enemy Vanishes From Its Web Sites  —  WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda's Internet communications system has suddenly gone dark to American intelligence after the leak of Osama bin Laden's September 11 speech inadvertently disclosed the fact that we had penetrated the enemy's system.
Will / Attytood:
Betrayal: How Bush's Iraq politics ruined our spying on bin Laden
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: CANNONFIRE
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
What Is Wrong With You?!?  —  The difference between the far right wing and the far left wing: the far right will do anything — anything — so long as the ends justifies the means.  The far left folks have ethical boundaries that they try very hard not to cross: things like attacking …
Jamie Holly / Crooks and Liars:
Graeme Frost: What Would You Do If This Was Snooping Around Your House?  (Updated)  —  Play (2901) Here's an old Daily Show Clip with Malkinite...  (small file WMP only)  —  The wingnuts have been in full force attack against the family of Graeme Frost, the twelve year old boy that gave …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Rush Smears 12-Yr Old: 'They Filled His Head With Lies Just As They Have Some Of These Soldiers'  —  Yesterday, ThinkProgress noted the right wing has been orchestrating a coordinated effort to smear a 12 year old recipient of SCHIP.  These conservatives have been propagating baseless "facts" …
Greenwald takes a closer look at FISA revisions  —  What FISA capitulations are Democrats planning next?  —  An article in this morning's NYT reports what many have long been expecting — that Congressional Democrats are ready to capitulate to the White House again on warrantless eavesdropping …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
FISA: The Constitution Needs Your Calls Today
Bill Summary / Think Progress:
Summary Of The RESTORE Act
Discussion: WorkingForChange
New York Times:
Democrats Seem Ready to Extend Wiretap Powers
Noel Sheppard /
Court Identifies Eleven Inaccuracies in Al Gore's 'An Inconvenient Truth'  —  Here's something American media are virtually guaranteed to not report: a British court has determined that Al Gore's schlockumentary "An Inconvenient Truth" contains at least eleven material falsehoods.
Lydia Saad / Gallup Poll:
Bush's Approval Rating Returns to Low 30s  —  Matches his average rating since July  —  PRINCETON, NJ — According to a new Gallup Poll, conducted Oct. 4-7, 2007, President George W. Bush's job approval rating from the American public is an anemic 32%.  That is slightly below his previous reading …
Discussion: Think Progress and
Little Green Footballs:
Phony 'Satirical' Anti-Muslim Posters Circulated at GWU  —  At George Washington University, another outrageous action by the Saudi-funded radical Islamic front group calling itself the Muslim Student Association, as they circulate flyers purporting to be from a conservative campus group …
Atrios / Eschaton:
A**holes  —  Mark Steyn: … Yah, I remember how we made this kid  —  "fair game" back in the day: … Expect, of course, we don't ever make anyone "fair game" for this kind of personal harassment.  —  God they're a**holes.
Patrick /
Matthews on Matthews  —  On today's "Morning Joe," Joe Scarborough asked Chris Matthews if Republican candidates would try to get a "cheap applause line" tonight by pointing to his recent controversial comments.  —  Said Matthews:  —  I've been thinking about that....It's not my stage tonight.
Discussion: Moonbattery, Macsmind and Suitably Flip
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Giuliani law firm sued by high profile Texan  —  A prominent Texas Republican has sued Rudy Giuliani's law firm and a close friend and partner of Giuliani's, Kenneth Caruso, alleging that Caruso, the firm and others "schemed and conspired to steal $10 million."
The Blotter:
Nixon on Thompson: 'Dumb' but 'Friendly'  —  Brian Ross and Avni Patel Report:  —  Fred Thompson has made much of his role 30 years ago as a young Senate lawyer helping to lead the investigation of the Watergate scandal and President Richard Nixon.  —  But a much different …
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The Raw Story:
Near majority who see 'liberal' media unchanged compared to growth …
John Tierney / New York Times:
Diet and Fat: A Severe Case of Mistaken Consensus
Associated Press:
Court nixes suit claiming CIA torture
Peter Baker / The Trail:
Bartlett on the GOP Field: A Hick, a "Dud" and a "Flip-Flopper"
Jonathan Chait / New York Times:
Captives of the Supply Side
James G. Neuger / Bloomberg:
NATO Staggers in Afghanistan as Some Can't Fight On
Commercial Appeal:
Davis, of 4th District, will run for governor
The Debates According to Fred
Discussion: Power Line, Fred File and IMAO
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Netroots Doing the Work of the NRCC—A Continuing Saga
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Under Distant Stars
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Anti-War Movement Stuck in a Quagmire
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court grants no new cases, turns down CIA case
British pullout in Iraq leaves Basra in chaos
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