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10:20 AM ET, July 30, 2007

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New York Times:
A War We Just Might Win  —  VIEWED from Iraq, where we just spent eight days meeting with American and Iraqi military and civilian personnel, the political debate in Washington is surreal.  The Bush administration has over four years lost essentially all credibility.
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Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:   What's Missing in this Column?
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
General Petraeus rebuts Iraq row claim
Discussion: Anything They Say and Reuters
Los Angeles Times:
Soccer title brings rare gift: Iraq unity
Discussion: Informed Comment
Washington Post:
Gonzales's Truthfulness Long Disputed  —  Claims of Misstatements to Shield Bush Stretch Back a Decade  —  When Alberto R. Gonzales was asked during his January 2005 confirmation hearing whether the Bush administration would ever allow wiretapping of U.S. citizens without warrants …
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Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
How does Gonzales hang on?
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DOG ATE MY CONSTITUTION
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Next Hurrah
Kagro X / Daily Kos:
Ellen Tauscher versus the Constitution
Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Swedish Film Director Ingmar Bergman Dies at 89  —  Ingmar Bergman, an Academy Award-winning Swedish writer-director whose name came to define an entire genre of stark movies about the human condition, such as "The Seventh Seal," "Wild Strawberries" and "Persona," has died at his home at the age of 89, Swedish media reported Monday.
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Louise Nordstrom / Associated Press:
Filmmaker Ingmar Bergman dies at 89
Discussion: Rising Hegemon and Eschaton
USA Today:
Study links more hurricanes, climate change  —  The number of hurricanes that strike each year has more than doubled over the past century, an increase tied to global warming, according to a study released Sunday.  —  "We're seeing a quite substantial increase in hurricanes over the last century …
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Jim Loney / Reuters:
Study blames climate change for hurricane rise  —  MIAMI (Reuters) - The number of Atlantic hurricanes in an average season has doubled in the last century due in part to warmer seas and changing wind patterns caused by global warming, according to a study released on Sunday.
Discussion: Wizbang
ABCNEWS:
Surveillance Cameras Win Broad Support  —  Majority of Americans Favor Extra Safety Factor of Cameras  —  Crime-fighting beats privacy in public places: Americans, by nearly a 3-to-1 margin, support the increased use of surveillance cameras — a measure decried by some civil libertarians …
Michael J. Totten:
Baghdad Raid Night  —  BAGHDAD - "We want to use you as bait," Sergeant Eduardo Ojeda from Los Angeles, California, told me before I embedded with his unit on what was shaping up to be a night raid.  —  "Excellent," I said.  "That's why I'm here."  —  This is what passes for black Army humor in Baghdad.
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Bush's Turkish Gamble  —  The morass in Iraq and deepening difficulties in Afghanistan have not deterred the Bush administration from taking on a dangerous and questionable new secret operation.  High-level U.S. officials are working with their Turkish counterparts on a joint military operation …
Julian Borger / Guardian:
Iran opens doors of nuclear plant  —  The rush to process uranium is to generate electricity, officials tell Julian Borger in Isfahan.  But there are no power stations  —  In the bowels of Iran's uranium conversion facility in Isfahan strands of black and red wire stretch from the concrete wall …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
A True Political Partner  —  John Edwards's Wife Has Helped Shape His Presidential Bid and Often Shares Its Spotlight  —  Aboard a small chartered jet, Elizabeth Edwards — lawyer, mother, author, cancer patient, candidate's wife — was flying recently from New Hampshire to Iowa.
Discussion: New York Times, MSNBC and TIME
Dennis Welch / East Valley Tribune:
Homicide charges in helicopter crash a tough call  —  VIDEO: Eyewitnesses recount midair collision  —  VIDEO: Firefighters give condolences at Scottsdale Airpark  —  VIDEO: Two helicopters collide in midair  —  VIDEO: Footage from ABC15 helicopter involved in crash  —  View slideshow.
Discussion: The Agitator and Reason Magazine
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Cream of the crop take note  —  Each morning in Washington, D.C., around dawn, three men wake up and concoct their versions of conventional wisdom for an audience of Beltway political professionals and junkies around the  —  country.  —  They are Rick Klein, the author of ABC News's pioneering tipsheet …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Robin Toner / New York Times:
Political Memo: Anti-Abortion Leaders Size Up G.O.P. Candidates  —  ANTI-ABORTION LEADERS SIZE UP G.O.P. CANDIDATES  —  These are anxious days for abortion opponents, who are trying to adjust to a changed political landscape.  —  MORE NEWS
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] An Immoral Philosophy  —  What kind of philosophy says that it's O.K. to subsidize insurance companies, but not to provide health care to children?
 
 
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David French / New York Post:
WAGES OF WARD: ACADEMY EXPOSED
The Brody File:
Exclusive: Barack Obama E-mails The Brody File
MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for July 29, 2007
New York Post:
NERVY JUDITH RATTLED HILLARY
Discussion: TIME and Charleston Daily Mail
Janny Scott / New York Times:
In Illinois, Obama Proved Pragmatic and Shrewd
Discussion: Slate
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Shocking 'Chris Matthews' Discussion: Maybe We Shouldn't Leave Iraq
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
Holly Bailey / Newsweek:
Is McCain back? The underdog fights on
Discussion: Centerfield
Ben Leapman / Telegraph:
Abu Hamza bullied in prison, says wife
 Earlier Items: 
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
In Baghdad, Justice Behind the Barricades
Kim Hart / Washington Post:
FCC to Rule on Wireless Auction
Thomas Wagner / Associated Press:
NGOs report humanitarian crisis in Iraq
Discussion: On Deadline and AMERICAblog
Dan Glaister / Guardian:
US accused of fuelling arms race with $20bn Arab weapons sale
Discussion: The Heretik and CNN
Roger Cliff / San Diego Union-Tribune:
China's challenge  —  U.S., European strategy must adjust to confront
Drew Westen / Washington Post:
Dems, You Gotta Have Heart
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Blogger fest a magnet for liberal politicos
Discussion: TalkLeft
New York Times:
In Opposing Tax Plan, Schumer Breaks With Party