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9:10 AM ET, July 19, 2006

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Ravi Nessman / Associated Press:
Israeli ground troops enter Lebanon  —  JERUSALEM - Israel declared Tuesday it was ready to fight Hezbollah guerrillas for several more weeks, raising doubts about international efforts to broker an immediate cease-fire in the fighting that has killed more than 260 people and displaced 500,000.
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Guardian:
United States to Israel: you have one more week to blast Hizbullah  —  Bush 'gave green light' for limited attack, say Israeli and UK sources  —  The US is giving Israel a window of a week to inflict maximum damage on Hizbullah before weighing in behind international calls for a ceasefire in Lebanon …
New York Times:
Arming of Hezbollah Reveals U.S. and Israeli Blind Spots  —  WASHINGTON, July 18 — The power and sophistication of the missile and rocket arsenal that Hezbollah has used in recent days has caught the United States and Israel off guard, and officials in both countries are just now learning …
Discussion: The Agonist and Blah3
New York Times:
U.S. Appears to Be Waiting to Act on Israeli Airstrikes  —  WASHINGTON, July 18 — The outlines of an American-Israeli consensus began to emerge on Tuesday in which Israel would continue to bombard Lebanon for about another week to degrade the capabilities of the Hezbollah militia, officials of the two countries said.
Fox News:
Senate Resolution Offers Moral Support to Israel
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
Jim Galloway / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Reed concedes  —  Former Christian Coalition leader Ralph Reed conceded defeat about 9:50 p.m. in Georgia's Republican primary for lieutenant governor.  —  "Tonight my candidacy for lieutenant governor comes to an end," he said.  —  He promoied to work for the GOP ticket, including Sen. Casey Cagle …
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Jim Galloway / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Cagle tops Reed for GOP nomination
Discussion: Democrats.com and The RCP Blog
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:   Republican Candidate Linked to Abramoff Loses in Ga. Primary
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Bush blocked eavesdropping program probe  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush personally blocked a Justice Department investigation of the anti-terror eavesdropping program that intercepts Americans' international calls and e-mails, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday.
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Macsmind
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Bassem Mroue / Associated Press:
Jordanian who killed 2 U.S. soldiers dies  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - A Jordanian who killed two U.S. soldiers last month was fatally wounded in a clash with security forces, a senior Iraqi official said Tuesday.  Diyar Ismail Mahmoud, known as Abu al-Afghani, was identified as the killer of the two soldiers …
CNN:
U.N.: 14,000 Iraqis killed in 2006  —  Holy city bomb kills 45; Armed robbers hit Baghdad bank  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — More than 14,000 civilians have been killed in Iraq in the first half of this year, an ominous figure reflecting the fact that "killings, kidnappings and torture remain widespread" …
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Borzou Daragahi / Los Angeles Times:
In Iraq, Civil War All but Declared
Discussion: Informed Comment and Balkinization
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Senate Passes Stem Cell Bill; Bush Vows Veto  —  The Senate voted to lift restrictions on federally funded human embryonic stem cell research yesterday, setting the table for President Bush's first veto and producing an emotional campaign issue that Democrats believe will help them this fall.
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Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
In Which I Condemn Glenn Greenwald for Failing to Condemn Some Stuff  —  I have a screenshot of that Sadly, No! online store with the T-shirts advocating the murder of conservatives — the one Glenn Greenwald failed to condemn.  But before we get to the screenshot, let's recap, for humor purposes.
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Louis Meixler / Associated Press:
Turkey signals it's prepared to enter Iraq  —  ANKARA, Turkey - 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.
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
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Louis Meixler / Independent:
Turkey risks US anger over plan to attack Kurds
Zvi Bar'el / Haaretz:
ANALYSIS: Nasrallah's terms of surrender will be hard to change  —  After all that has taken place so far in Lebanon, nothing has succeeded in altering the basic equation: Any diplomatic solution will have to pass through the Lebanese political grinder and gain Hezbollah's agreement.
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Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Conservative Anger Grows Over Bush's Foreign Policy  —  At a moment when his conservative coalition is already under strain over domestic policy, President Bush is facing a new and swiftly building backlash on the right over his handling of foreign affairs.  —  Conservative intellectuals …
Discussion: The Gun Toting Liberal and TBogg
Ynetnews:
IAF foils rocket transports from Syria  —  While army continues to strike Hizbullah, limit its weapons resources, outside groups trying to rearm group.  IAF manages to bomb trucks transporting missiles from Syria.  IDF Maj.-Gen. Eisenkot: These rockets belong to Syrian army  —  Hanan Greenberg
Youssef Ibrahim / New York Sun:
Arab Majority May Not Stay Forever Silent  —  Yes, world, there is a silent Arab majority that believes that seventh-century Islam is not fit for 21st-century challenges.  That women do not have to look like walking black tents.  That men do not have to wear beards and robes, act like lunatics …
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post:
Pregnancy Centers Found to Give False Information on Abortion  —  Federally funded "pregnancy resource centers" are incorrectly telling women that abortion results in an increased risk of breast cancer, infertility and deep psychological trauma, a minority congressional report charged yesterday.
Lois Romano / Washington Post:
GOP Unveils School Voucher Plan  —  $100 Million Proposal Targets Low-Income Students  —  The Bush administration and Republican legislators yesterday proposed a $100 million national plan to offer low-income students private-school vouchers to escape low-performing public schools.
Discussion: MyDD, ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES and TBogg
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
Iraqi Death Toll Rises Above 100 Per Day, U.N. Says  —  Residents gathered at the site of Tuesday's suicide bombing.  The importance of Kufa to Shiites underlined the intensely sectarian nature of the attack.  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, July 18 — An average of more than 100 civilians per day were killed …
 
 
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