Today’s Most Popular Stories 08.31.09

Each day, Ashley Estill surfs your sites for the most popular stories of the day. Here are the top headlines for August 31, 2009:

Washington Post: U.S. General Calls for New Strategy Against Taliban

Washington Times: EXCLUSIVE: Lack of translators hurts U.S. war on terror

Washington Examiner: Gates renews threat of White House veto on defense budget

N.Y. Times: While Members Catch Rays, Beach Clubs Catch Government Scrutiny

L.A. Times: Fire pushes west, prompting more evacuations and a rescue attempt

USA Today: Rodriguez responds to Michigan player allegations

CQ Politics: South Carolina Lawmaker Won’t Challenge DeMint

The Hill: White House fires back at Sen. Enzi

Politico: George Will calls for pull-out

ABC News: Commander Submits New Afghanistan Assesstment

CBS News: Tortuous September Ahead for Obama

Fox News: Report: Britain to Release All Letters Related to Lockerbie Bomber

MSNBC News: U.S. general: Afghan strategy needs revision

CNN: Disney to buy Marvel for $4 billion

Wall Street Journal: Calif. Declares State of Emergency

NPR: U.S. Commander: New Plan Needed In Afghanistan

Roll Call: Grassley Under Fire Over Opposition to Public Option

National Journal: Chemical Slowdown Alarms GAO

Bloomberg News: Stocks Decline, Trimming S&P 500’s Sixth Straight Monthly Gain