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8:55 PM ET, July 19, 2006

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Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Congress Is Giving Israel Vote of Confidence  —  Both Parties Back Ally, Court Jewish Support  —  Democratic and Republican congressional leaders are rushing to offer unalloyed support for Israel's offensive against Hezbollah fighters, reflecting a bipartisan desire to not only defend …
Michelle Malkin:
HEZBOLLAH IS HERE  —  ***scroll for updates***  —  My syndicated column today begins: … Read the rest at JWR for the details.  —  Internet photographer/videographer Zombie drives the point home further with a vivid photo/video exposé of Hezbollah sympathizers in San Francisco on July 13 …
Bill Brubaker / Washington Post:
In First Veto, Bush Blocks Stem Cell Bill  —  President Bush today used the first veto of his presidency to stop legislation that would have lifted restrictions on federally funded human embryonic stem cell research.  —  "This bill would support the taking of innocent human life in the hope …
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David Stout / New York Times:
In First Veto, Bush Blocks Stem Cell Bill  —  WASHINGTON, July 19 — President Bush vetoed a bill for the first time today, using his constitutional power to reject legislation passed by Congress that would expand federal research on embryonic stem cells, a step he said would be crossing a "moral line."
Judd / Think Progress:
Bush on Stem Cell Veto: 'These Boys and Girls Are Not Spare Parts'  —  Moments ago, Bush made a statement at the White House discussing why he vetoed a bill expanding funding for embryonic stem cell research.  (The media was barred from covering the veto itself.)  Bush explained, "these boys and girls are not spare parts."
Haaretz:
Two soldiers killed in clash with Hezbollah inside Lebanese territory  —  Two Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed Wednesday during heavy exchanges of fire with Hezbollah guerillas inside Lebanese territory, across the Israel-Lebanon border.  —  One of them was identified …
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Ynetnews:
Hizbullah: No leaders killed in IAF strike  —  Israeli warplanes target bunker in south Beirut where senior Hizbullah leaders, including Nasrallah, were thought to be, military says  —  According to Hizbullah officials, no senior organization leaders were killed in a massive IAF air strike …
Associated Press:
IAF attempts to assasinate Hizbullah leadership
Discussion: PartisanTimes.com
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Four in 10 Republicans Would Not Find McCain an "Acceptable" Nominee  —  Clinton, Edwards, Gore most acceptable possible Democratic nominees  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A recent Gallup Panel poll asked Republicans and Democrats whether they would find each of several possible contenders …
Shannon McCaffrey / Associated Press:
In Ga., Reed out and McKinney in runoff  —  ATLANTA - Democratic Rep. Cynthia McKinney couldn't avoid a runoff in her first election following a scuffle with a Capitol Hill police officer, and now faces a second contest against her main challenger, Hank Johnson.
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Greg Sargent / tpmcafe.com:
CT-SEN: It's Official — Lieberman Rules Out Any Run On GOP Line  —  As I wrote below, Election Central posed a question this morning to the Lieberman campaign: Would he or would he not rule out a run on the GOP line if he lost the Dem primary and the line were offered to him?
Mark Blumenthal / Mystery Pollster:
NEW PEW BLOGGER STUDY  —  The Pew Internet and American Life project today released a fascinating study on Americans who consider themselves bloggers — that is who say they maintain "a web log or 'blog' that others can read on the web."  A summary is available here, the full report and questionnaire here.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
An Exclusive Mini-Interview With Mimi Miyagi  —  Yesterday, I got together with Mimi Miyagi, a former porn star running for Governor of Nevada as a Republican.  Her campaign is quite a ways back in the polls at the moment, but I thought she'd still be a fun interview — and she was!
Bret Schulte / US News:
DeWine blunder adds fuel to controversial Sept. 11 ad  —  The controversial video of the burning World Trade Center towers in a television campaign ad for Ohio Sen. Mike DeWine is doctored, U.S. News has learned.  The television spot, which has been lambasted by critics as a political exploitation …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Is This War Bush's Fault?  —  One of the stranger memes to arise in the last week is the notion that the Hezbollah-Israeli conflict is somehow the fault of George Bush.  Howard Kurtz covers this in today's Media Notes, along with links to plenty of people willing to cast blame at the White House.
Louis Meixler / Associated Press:
Turkey Signals It's Prepared to Enter Iraq  —  Turkish officials signaled Tuesday they are prepared to send the army into northern Iraq if U.S. and Iraqi forces do not take steps to combat Turkish Kurdish guerrillas there - a move that could put Turkey on a collision course with the United States.
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly smeared Media Matters, Democracy Alliance as "left-wing Mafia" that "intimidates good people" … Over the course of two segments during the July 18 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly falsely attacked the Democracy Alliance, an organization of donors formed …
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Thune Says He'd Distance Himself From Bush  —  Freshman Sen. John Thune, the Republican hero two years ago for ousting the Senate Democratic leader, said Wednesday that if he were running this year, he'd distance himself from President Bush and his agenda.  —  In 2004, the White House …
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Mighty Clouds of Blogs
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
The Man Upstairs Is in the House
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India Blocks Several Web Sites, Many of Which Are Blog Homes
Joe Garcia / ndn.org:
NDN Political Fund Releases New Poll of Hispanic Voters
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
End the Slow-Motion Diplomacy
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U.N. Drama Unfolds, Times Runs Wire Copy
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Matthew Cardinale / atlantaprogressivenews.com:
Machine Vote-Flipping Claimed in McKinney Primary
Megan K. Stack / Los Angeles Times:
Dazed Refugees Flood Beirut
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
An Embodiment of Iran's Long Shadow: Missiles for Hezbollah
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Diana Jean Schemo / New York Times:
Republicans Propose National School Voucher Program
Independent:
'Yo, Blair!': Overheard at the G8
Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
The Guns of July  —  I wonder if this is how the summer of 1914 felt.