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9:00 PM ET, July 8, 2006


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Deb / South(west)paw:
white flag  —  I wrote some inflammatory comments at a blog by a guy named Jeff Goldstein called protein wisdom that infuriated many bloggers and commenters.  Many of these bloggers emailed my boss at the University of Arizona to tell on me.  —  In hindsight, the things I wrote were over the line of nastiness.
Confederate Yankee:
A Proud Member of the Toddler-Threatening Community  —  It was disgusting a year ago when Daily Kos posters were all for attacking the sexual orientation of four-year-old Jack Roberts, the son of then Supreme Court nominee (and now Chief Justice) John Roberts.
Discussion: baldilocks and Daily Pundit
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:   Message from Jeff Goldstein
Deb / South(west)paw:   clarification re: white flag
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Issuer of Toddler Death Threats Loses Job
Discussion: Cold Fury
Greg Tinti / Outside The Beltway | OTB:
Jeff Goldstein Gets Some Nasty Email
Discussion: NewsHog and Ace of Spades HQ
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Attacking Bloggers' Children? Despicable (Updated)
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Surprising Jump in Tax Revenues Curbs U.S. Deficit  —  WASHINGTON, July 8 — An unexpectedly steep rise in tax revenues from corporations and the wealthy is driving down the budget deficit this year, even though spending has climbed sharply because of the war in Iraq and the cost of hurricane relief.
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Secret Service reveals more Abramoff visits  —  WASHINGTON - The Secret Service on Friday revealed four more visits to the White House in 2001 by disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff, including one to see a domestic policy aide to Vice President Dick Cheney.  —  The newly released records …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Josh White / Washington Post:
Signs of Detainees' Planning Alleged  —  Three suicides at the U.S. detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, may have been part of a broader plot by detainees who were using confidential lawyer-client papers and envelopes to pass handwritten notes their guards could not intercept …
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
At Colleges, Women Are Leaving Men in the Dust  —  Nearing graduation, Rick Kohn is not putting much energy into his final courses.  —  "I take the path of least resistance," said Mr. Kohn, who works 25 hours a week to put himself through the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.
New York Times:
U.S. to Negotiate Russian Storage of Atomic Waste  —  WASHINGTON, July 8 — The Bush administration said Saturday that it would open formal negotiations with Russia on a long-discussed civilian nuclear agreement that would pave the way for Russia to become one of the world's largest repositories of spent nuclear fuel.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
U.S. and Russia to Enter Civilian Nuclear Pact
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jesse Noyes / Boston Herald:
Gays at Globe told to marry or lose benefits  —  Memo to Boston Globe gay and lesbian Guild employees: Get married or lose your domestic partner benefits.  —  Globe staffers have been told that health and dental benefits for gay employees' domestic partners are being discontinued.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Wizbang
Robert Novak / Human Events:
Rudy for President?  —  Well-connected public figures report that they have been told recently by Rudolph Giuliani that, as of now, he intends to run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008.  —  The former mayor of New York was on top of last month's national Gallup poll measuring …
Ibrahim Barzak / Associated Press:
Israeli leader rejects Palestinian truce  —  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - The Hamas-led Palestinian government called for a cease-fire Saturday in its violent two-week standoff with Israel, but Israel rejected the offer because it did not call for releasing a soldier held by Hamas militants.
Editor and Publisher:
Laura Bush Complains "Good Polls" Never Show Up on the Front Page  —  NEW YORK Intrerviewed with her husband on "Larry King Live" on Thursday night, Laura Bush once again charged that "good polls" for the president never end up on the front page.  —  She also said that she did not trust the polls at all …
Robert Jablon / Associated Press:
Clinton praises Bush on immigration reform  —  LOS ANGELES - Former President Bill Clinton praised President Bush on Saturday for supporting reforms that would allow millions of illegal immigrants to seek citizenship but said the debate in Congress is being fomented by Republicans who want to divide America.
Los Angeles Times:
Santa Barbara Residents Wonder What's Next for Their Paper  —  The sudden resignation of reporters and editors from the News-Press catches residents and merchants by surprise.  —  Santa Barbara residents on Friday wondered what would become of the Santa Barbara News-Press following …
Lawrence Kudlow / Real Clear Politics:
The Big-Bang Story of U.S. Private Business  —  Did you know that just over the past 11 quarters, dating back to the June 2003 Bush tax cuts, America has increased the size of its entire economy by 20 percent?  In less than three years, the U.S. economic pie has expanded by $2.2 trillion …
John Curran / Associated Press:
N.J. shutdown ends as lawmakers OK budget  —  ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. - After three slotless nights at Resorts Atlantic City, Lucille Mock was packing her bags to head home Saturday morning when she heard the news: the casinos had reopened!  —  "I lost $75 in the first 15 minutes, but that's OK …
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