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4:15 PM ET, July 26, 2007

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The New Republic:
A STATEMENT FROM SCOTT THOMAS BEAUCHAMP:  —  As we've noted in this space, some have questioned details that appeared in the Diarist "Shock Troops," published under the pseudonym Scott Thomas.  According to Major Kirk Luedeke, a public affairs officer at Forward Operating Base Falcon …
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Ace of Spades HQ:
Source: TNR Is A Lot More Worried Than They're Letting On; Scott Thomas Got His Job For Plame-ish Reasons  —  There's actually more to this.  Let's just say TNR are playing the hard guys.  As a for instance, someone was searching for all of "Gracie's" posts at discarded lies last night.
Michelle Malkin:
"Scott Thomas" steps out of the shadows Update: The blog of "Sir Real Scott Thomas" Update: His MySpace page Update The soon-to-be wife of Scott Thomas Beauchamp?  —  Update 2:54pm Eastern.  Ace reports that the soon-to-be wife of Scott Thomas Beauchamp is...TNR staffer Elspeth Reeve.
Bryan / Hot Air:
Scott Thomas revealed; Update: So is his blog; Update: "Scott Thomas" married to TNR staffer?  —  He's Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp, a member of Alpha Company, 1/18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division.  He's also calling most of his critics chickenhawks …
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
PRIVATE BEAUCHAMP- REQUIEM FOR A DUNG BEETLE
Discussion: Riehl World View
J.P. Emanuel / Jeff Emanuel:   'Shock Troops' and Fabrications: The Baghdad Diarist is Revealed
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:   What's that Now?  —  "Scott Thomas" now known as Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp writes:
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Reacting To Scott Thomas Beauchamp
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and INSTAPUTZ
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
This War's John Kerry?
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Leahy issues subpoena for Rove  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday issued a subpoena for top White House adviser Karl Rove to compel him to testify about the firing of several U.S. attorneys.  —  "The evidence shows that senior White House political operatives …
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and AMERICAblog
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Senators Call For Appointment Of Special Counsel To Investigate Gonzales For Perjury  —  At a news conference this afternoon, four members of the Senate Judiciary Committee called for the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Alberto Gonzales on perjury charges.
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: A Call For Action On Gonzales
Paul Kane / Associated Press:
Senate Democrats Call for Perjury Probe of Gonzales
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Joe Klein and Beltway seriousness  —  Joe Klein today responds to my post from earlier this morning — regarding Joe Lieberman, John Hagee and Seriousness — without expressly acknowledging that he is doing so.  He all but quotes my post at length and says he is responding to the use of the word …
Discussion: Eschaton, TalkLeft and Rising Hegemon
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The mainstream, sane, serious Joe Lieberman  —  One of the favorite tactics of super-sophisticated Beltway media insiders is to band together and point to anyone who expresses views outside of their narrow orthodoxies and laugh at what crazy and unserious "wackos" they are —
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Epithets I Have Known  —  Some epithets are really quite brilliant: wanker, for example, with its intimations of onanistic futility, is one of the best.  (But then, the Brits, who invented the term, are so much more elegant than we are when it comes to the creative use of the mother tongue.)
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Matalin Sticking With Fred Thompson  —  Rumors are flying about more senior level departures from the unofficial presidential campaign of former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.).  —  But The Fix can knock down one of the major ones: Mary Matalin, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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Intern / Think Progress:
Slave labor used to contruct U.S. Embassy In Baghdad.  —  During testimony before the House Oversight Committee today, Rory Mayberry, a former subcontract employee of the firm responsible for the construction of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, said he believes that at least 52 Filipino nationals …
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Oversight Hearing on US Embassy in Iraq
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Washington Post:
War Crimes and the White House  —  The Dishonor in a Tortured New 'Interpretation' of the Geneva Conventions  —  One of us was appointed commandant of the Marine Corps by President Ronald Reagan; the other served as a lawyer in the Reagan White House and has vigorously defended the constitutionality …
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Gates seeks to calm feud with Clinton  —  WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton that a top Pentagon official did not intend to impugn her patriotism by suggesting that questions about U.S. planning in Iraq boosts enemy propaganda.
Jean Edward Smith / New York Times:
Stacking the Court  —  WHEN a majority of Supreme Court justices adopt a manifestly ideological agenda, it plunges the court into the vortex of American politics.  If the Roberts court has entered voluntarily what Justice Felix Frankfurter once called the "political thicket," it may require a political solution to set it straight.
Taylor Dinerman / Opinion Journal:
Robert A. Heinlein's Legacy  —  As they say on the moon, "There ain't no such thing as a free lunch!"  —  Science fiction at one time was despised as vulgar and "populist" by university English departments.  Today, it is just another cultural artifact to be deconstructed, along with cartoons and People magazine articles.
 
 
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Media Matters for America:
Three journalists listed as AHIP speakers, then disappear …
Discussion: Firedoglake
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
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Hamid Ahmed / Associated Press:
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Daphne Retter / The Hill:
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