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7:35 PM ET, July 20, 2007

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Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's Tentative Dip Into New Neckline Territory  —  There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2.  It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton.  —  She was talking on the Senate floor about the burdensome cost of higher education.  She was wearing a rose-colored blazer over a black top.
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush to Have Colonoscopy at Camp David  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush will have a routine colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.  —  Press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Friday that Bush will have the procedure …
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CNN Political Ticker:
Cheney to become president...briefly  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday, and will transfer power to Vice President Dick Cheney during the procedure, expected to take about two and a half hours, the chief White House spokesman said.
Discussion: Think Progress
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   BE AFRAID
Franklin Foer / The New Republic:
NOTE TO READERS:  —  Several conservative blogs have raised questions about the Diarist "Shock Troops," written by a soldier in Iraq using the pseudonym Scott Thomas.  Whenever anybody levels serious accusations against a piece published in our magazine, we take those charges seriously.
Discussion: The Corner
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Kos / Daily Kos:
JetBlue caved  —  Okay, so JetBlue, after deciding to resist Bill O'Reilly's pressure last night, just decided to back down.  Let them know what you think about that. … As for my part, I'm cancelling my JetBlue American Express card and will be looking at alternative options for my future travel.
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Michael J. Totten:
Welcome to Baghdad  —  BAGHDAD — Never again will I complain about the inconvenience and discomfort of airports and civilian airline travel delays.  You won't either if make your way from Kuwait to Baghdad in July during a war.  —  Military planes leave Kuwait every couple of hours …
Discussion: Townhall.com and Norwegianity
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Bush's magical shield from criminal prosecution  —  The Bush administration decided to announce to Washington Post reporters Dan Eggen and Amy Goldstein its view that it has the power to block the Justice Department, and its U.S. Attorneys, from criminally prosecuting Executive Branch employees …
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
As long as...
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Bush's 2001 condemnation of Russia's human rights abuses
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Exclusive: Hillary's Stinging Letter To SecDef Gates Obtained  —  In an unusual challenge to a Defense Secretary from a sitting Senator, Hillary Clinton has just written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, demanding that he personally account for a Pentagon official's assertion yesterday …
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Scott Weinberger / WCBS-TV:
Jersey City Woman Finds Missile Launcher On Lawn  —  Officials: Launcher, Good For One Use Only, Had Already Been Fired  —  Featured Slideshows:  —  Reporting  —  (CBS) JERSEY CITY A Jersey City woman made what to her and her neighbors was a shocking discovery Friday morning when she noticed …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Hannity: Sen. Vitter Should Resign  —  When Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) replaced former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA) — who "abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs" in 1998 — he argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:
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The Corner:
Vitter  —  It's a crime.  It's a bad crime.
Discussion: Your Right Hand Thief
Associated Press:
Nancy Pelosi to publish memoir  —  NEW YORK - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat who this year became the first woman to hold the top spot in the House of Representatives, is writing a memoir, to be released in the summer of 2008 by the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group.
Discussion: Oliver Willis and theneweditor.com
Joe Conason / Reuters:
Rudy and Romney: Artful dodgers  —  When the most belligerent Republicans start to beat the war drums, it's important to look at what they're trying to hide.  —  Left: Rudy Giuliani talks to students during a campaign stop in Henniker, N.H., on April 24, 2007.
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
New Manuals Push A Putin's-Eye View In Russian Schools  —  MOSCOW — With two new manuals for high school history and social studies teachers, written in part by Kremlin political consultants, Russian authorities are attempting to imbue classroom debate with a nationalist outlook.
Discussion: The Agonist and Three Wise Men
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Says Democrats Are Playing Politics on Iraq  —  President Bush assailed Democrats anew about Iraq today, accusing them of choosing to indulge in a political debate over troop withdrawals rather than giving the troops what they need to carry out their mission.
Amanda / Think Progress:
Hastert to resign?  —  According to the Politico, columnist Robert Novak will report this weekend: … Poor Denny Hasturd, I was wondering what that lummox was up to.  —  Another Republican loser bites the dust.  Maybe he can bring his dynamic personality out on the road and do some fundraising for the Grand Old Perverts.
Discussion: All Spin Zone
 
 
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JMG / Barcepundit:
THIS IS THE STATE of free speech in Spain.  A few weeks ago …
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Heather Maher / v2.bigcontact.com:
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Ed Koch 'bailing out' on support for war.
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Walter Alarkon / Concord Monitor:
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Rose Garden / White House:
President Bush Discusses Global War on Terror, Thanks Troops
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Iraq Report Boils Down to Competing Time Demands
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
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