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5:30 PM ET, January 22, 2007


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Think Progress:
BREAKING: Sen. John Warner To Introduce Resolution Opposing Iraq Escalation  —  Sen. John Warner (R-VA) will introduce a resolution today "making clear that he does not support the President on increasing the troop levels in Iraq" and calling escalation "a mistake," CNN's Dana Bash reports.
Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
Warner leads effort on second resolution criticizing Bush's Iraq plan  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. John Warner, the former GOP chairman and influential member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is set to introduce a second resolution Monday that expresses criticism of President Bush's call …
Hope Yen / Associated Press:
Senators seek support for Iraq resolution
Discussion: Redstate
James Burkee / Los Angeles Times:
Anyone but a Bush or a Clinton  —  The U.S. needs a leader in 2008 who doesn't inherit the office because of a last name.  —  HAVING REFUSED a third term as president, George Washington offered the nation a farewell address in 1796, urging Americans to cherish the Union and to avoid the "baneful effects" of political partisanship.
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Libby Voir Dire, the Never-Ending Story  —  Hey guess who I found in the Libby trial media room?  Pachacutec and Christy!!  —  This is Pach: I'm handing the baton, and the press passes, to my illustrious co-bloggers, though I'm hanging around today to complete my notes on voir dire.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Libby Liveblog: Jury Instructions
Discussion: TalkLeft and Needlenose
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Libby Liveblog: Jury Instructions 2
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
State of the Union: Unhappy With Bush  —  Bush's 33 Percent Approval Rating Lowest Since Nixon for President Entering State of the Union Speech  —  President Bush faces the nation this week more unpopular than any president on the eve of a State of the Union address since Richard Nixon in 1974.
Pierre Thomas / ABCNEWS:
Details Emerge About Possible Terror Threat  —  Suspects, Reportedly Tied to Al Qaeda in Iraq, Sought Student Visas  —  Mimicking the hijackers who executed the Sept. 11 attacks, insurgents reportedly tied to al Qaeda in Iraq considered using student visas to slip terrorists into the United States …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
A word about '08 polls — and electability  —  When it comes to the 2008 presidential race, polling is so premature, it's almost better to ignore it.  Indeed, as my friend Anonymous Liberal explained in a great guest post here in November, at this point in the 2004 presidential race …
Man kicked off flight for Bush-bashing T-shirt  —  CANBERRA, Jan 22 (Reuters Life!)  - An airline passenger barred from a flight for wearing a T-shirt labeling President Bush a terrorist has threatened legal action against Australia's flag carrier Qantas.  —  Allen Jasson, 55 …
Eric Berger / Houston Chronicle:
Climate scientists feeling the heat  —  As public debate deals in absolutes, some experts fear predictions 'have created a monster'  —  Scientists long have issued the warnings: The modern world's appetite for cars, air conditioning and cheap, fossil-fuel energy spews billions of tons …
Steve Silberman / Wired News:
The Invisible Enemy in Iraq  —  A homemade bomb exploded under a Humvee in Anbar province, Iraq, on August 21, 2004.  The blast flipped the vehicle into the air, killing two US marines and wounding another - a soft-spoken 20-year-old named Jonathan Gadsden who was near the end of his second tour of duty.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
In Raw World of Sex Movies, High Definition Could Be a View Too Real  —  The XXX industry has gotten too graphic, even for its own tastes.  —  Pornography has long helped drive the adoption of new technology, from the printing press to the videocassette.  Now pornographic movie studios …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Glenn Reynolds /
ANDREW SULLIVAN WONDERS WHAT I THINK ABOUT THE SURGE: I thought I'd been fairly straightforward, but sometimes my thoughts, scattered across a lot of short posts, come across as more cryptic than I realize, so I appreciate being prodded to pull them together in one place.
City Journal:
Facing the Islamist Menace  —  Mark Steyn's new book is a welcome wake-up call.  —  In the prologue to his new book, America Alone: The End of the World As We Know It, Mark Steyn sarcastically alludes to two people whom, in different ways, I know well.  The first is novelist Martin Amis …
Bill / INDCJournal:
(UPDATE: Khalid "Relieved")  —  Posted by Bill  —  Members of General Khalid Juad Khadim's staff light a pyre in the late evening hours.  —  Something quite strange even for Fallujah happened here Saturday when the occupants of three civilian vehicles stopped at the home …
Lizardbreath / Unfogged:
Blog For Choice Day — Some Politically Counterproductive Personal History  —  Given that it's Blog for Choice Day, I figure it's a good reason to explain why I'm glad that the current legal regime protects abortion rights with very few restrictions.  —  I've mentioned here before that I've …
Frank Luntz / The Huffington Post:
Words That Don't Work  —  I am not in the habit of offering partisan linguistic advice to Democrats.  But in the genuine spirit of bipartisanship - seriously - I thought this is the perfect time to convey a simple point to the still-euphoric faces of Democrat activists ...  Don't twist the knife.
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Joe Klein / Swampland:
Hillary Care, Bush Care, Wyden Care
Discussion: Eschaton and TAPPED
George Jones / Telegraph:
Britain 'turns blind eye to faulty EU laws in return for favours'
Discussion: The Corner
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Pro-lifers go after Romney
Discussion: Redstate and Hotline On Call
Bill Ardolino / Examiner:
A calling card for death and destruction on recruiting day
Crew / Citizens Blogging for Responsibility …:
BREAKING: DOJ Inspector General finds FBI provided public with …
Discussion: The Blotter, MyDD and Nitpicker
Jules Crittenden:
Brave New World: Click The Ads, Please
Billy House / Arizona Republic:
Migration reform to top Bush address
Discussion: Lonewacko
Nasser Karimi / Associated Press:
Iran bars 38 U.N. IAEA inspectors
 Earlier Items: 
White House:
President Calls March for Life Participants
Discussion: TAPPED
Discussion: CBS News
Rand Simberg / TCS Daily:
A One-Sided Arms Race
Colin Fernandez / Daily Mail:
Blue Monday: The unhappiest day of the year
Robin Toner / New York Times:
Fragile Hopes for Bipartisan Rescue of Social Security
Kenneth Turan / Los Angeles Times:
Documentary on beastiality premieres at Sundance Film Festival
Sen. Chuck Schumer / Newsweek:
We Can Win the White House
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Unhappy Days  —  Has Arnold Schwarzenegger jumped the shark?