* Video shows Bush was warned about the potential for a levee breach, despite denials after the fact: "Was the president misinformed, misspoken or misleading?" [WP, USAT]

* Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Blanco hesitantly told Bush that the levees were safe on the morning of Aug. 29th. [AP]

* U.S. and India announce deal for nuclear cooperation, for energy and weapons; "new plan would allow India enough fissile material for as many as 50 weapons a year." [WP, NYT, W$J]

* Senate passes renewal of the Patriot Act by vote of 89 to 10. [NYT]

* 54% disapprove of Bush's handling of the war on terrorism and 64% say the country is on the wrong track, according to LAT-Bloomberg poll; findings echo new Gallup poll. [LAT, Bloomberg, USAT]

* Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.), chairman of the House Armed Services Committee,vows to stop Dubai port deal. [WP, W$J]

* Bush and McCain have become the only internationalists. [WP, NYT]

* Gonzales denies broader warrantless eavesdropping. [WP]

* Patrick Fitzgerald says Lewis Libby is "not entitled to know everything that government investigators learned about other leaks to reporters " about Valerie Plame. [WP]

* Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs rejects proposal for ethics office. [WP]

* SEC will set guidelines for subpoenaing journalists. [NYT]

* Contracts with Pentagon intelligence agency are investigated after possible links with former Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-Calif.) surface. [WP]

* Senators call for higher fines for mining violations. [USAT, NYT]


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