Today’s Most Popular Stories 08.31.09

By Matt Dornic 

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