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7:00 PM ET, June 24, 2007


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Nico / Think Progress:
Kristol Defends Cheney, Williams Says He's Creating A 'Secured Undisclosed Bunker Of His Mind'  —  This morning on Fox News Sunday, Weekly Standard editor William Kristol defended Vice President Cheney's decision to exempt himself from an executive order designed to safeguard classified national security information.
Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
A New Dick Cheney-Alberto Gonzales Mystery  —  Tricky Dick: Cheney is refusing a government review of his office  —  A new battle has erupted over Vice President Dick Cheney's refusal to submit to an executive order requiring a government review of his handling of classified documents.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE PANOPTICON WHITE HOUSE....There's nothing wrong with the fact …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and The RBC
Rozius Unbound:
Maureen Dowd: A Vice President Without Borders, Bordering on Lunacy
Discussion: Alternate Brain
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
Malkin, The Human Rights Concern Troll  —  Let's get something straight first.  The picture above, of masked Iranian police beating a yound man for the crime of non-Islamic clothing and behaviour (he's wearing a soccer shirt) is of a reprehensible and horrid act of mindless repression.
Discussion: New York Times and The Reaction
Larisa Alexandrovna / at-Largely:
Michelle Malkin builds a human rights straw-man and feels no shame...  Okay, I have to post about this.  Michelle Malkin is busy building a moral straw man for some reason in order to declare something about the lack of Abu Ghraib type of outrage by the US media and US citizens over repression in Iran.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Brutal Repression In Iran
Discussion: The Impolitic
Ali Eteraz:
Iran Degrading Its Youth Over Clothing Because Oil Has Run Out
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Booman Tribune
Rozius Unbound:
Frank Rich: They'll Break the Bad News on 9/11  —  Frank Rich looks at how the Bush Administration will try to play the American public yet again as the September deadline for the Iraq fiasco approaches.  —  Frank Rich, The New York Times, June 24, 2007  —  By this late date we should know the fix …
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
Immigration bill awaiting key test vote  —  WASHINGTON - Senators pushing a new immigration policy appealed Sunday to wavering supporters ahead of renewed debate on securing the borders and dealing with 12 million undocumented immigrants.  —  A fragile compromise was pulled from the Senate in early June …
ABCNEWS:   Senators Differ on Immigration Bill
Nicole Gaouette / Los Angeles Times:
Immigration bill ignites grass-roots fire
Discussion: ImmigrationProf Blog
Gateway Pundit:
Chemical Ali Will Hang For Murder of 180,000 Kurds  —  Chemical Ali will hang for his lead role in the death of 180,000 Kurds murdered during the "Anfal" campaign, mounted between February and September 1988 by the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein.  —  (photos de halabja)
'Chemical Ali' sentenced to hang
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Associated Press:
'Most severely wounded' soldier endures: blind, quadriplegic, struggling to breathe  —  TAMPA, Florida: He lies flat, unseeing eyes fixed on the ceiling, tubes and machines feeding him, breathing for him, keeping him alive.  He cannot walk or talk, but he can grimace and cry.
Ross Douthat / The Atlantic Online:
Crises of Faith  —  America is becoming more secular; Europe is becoming more religious.  Both trends could mean trouble.  —  N othing divides the United States from Europe like religion.  America has its public piety and its multitude of thriving sects, Europe has its official secularism and its empty, museum-piece churches.
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Old girlfriends cast their vote for Thompson  —  IN the battle for the women's vote, Fred Thompson has a secret weapon against Hillary Clinton - the legions of former girlfriends who still adore him and who want him to be president.  —  The Hollywood actor and former Tennessee senator racked …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Prosecutor Becomes Prosecuted  —  THE misconduct that cost the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case his career certainly seemed to call for a severe penalty: he withheld evidence from the defense, misled the court and inflamed the public.  —  Yet other prosecutors found by the courts …
Discussion: Althouse and The Atlantic Online
Digby / Firedoglake:
FDL Book Salon Welcomes Glenn Greenwald  —  (Please welcome Salon blogger and author Glenn Greenwald who is here to discuss his book A Tragic Legacy: How a Good vs. Evil Mentality Destroyed the Bush Presidency.  You can read an excerpt here — JH)  —  After 9/11, I remember being quite surprised …
Discussion: Salon
Rep. Luis Guiterrez / MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for June 24, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Immigration, what should happen to the 12 million undocumented immigrants now living in the U.S.  ? How much does our economy rely on their work?  Are we serious about border security?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Lonewacko
Arnon Regular / Haaretz:
`Road map is a life saver for us,' PM Abbas tells Hamas  —  Selected minutes acquired by Haaretz from one of last week's cease-fire negotiations between Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas and faction leaders from the Hamas, Islamic Jihad and the Popular and Democratic Fronts …
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Jane Perlez / International Herald Tribune:
An Islamic school taunts the Pakistani authorities
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
New York Times Responds To Our Criticism Of Piece Slamming Edwards
Discussion: TalkLeft, Daily Kos and PBD
Tom Elia /
George Bush: 'Worse than Fascist Dictators'
Discussion: Hot Air and Ed
George F. Will / Washington Post:
Speech Police, Riding High In Oakland
Matt / Think Progress:
Russert: ISG Commissioners Say Giuliani's Excuse For Leaving Is Untrue
Brian Braiker / Newsweek:
Poll: What Americans (Don't) Know
John Hooper / Observer:
Blair tells Pope: I'm ready to be a Catholic
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Military sees drop in black recruits
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
 Earlier Items: 
Complaining about the "Public Editor"
Discussion: New York Times and Wizbang
San Francisco Chronicle:
Aussie hired by state GOP embroiled in immigration lawsuit
Amanda Marcotte / Pandagon:
Hating on Michael Moore is a worn-out cliche
Discussion: TalkLeft and Eschaton
Thomas W. Krause /
Ethics Survey Finds Lawyers Lower The Bar
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
We've replaced Rushdie in hiding
Associated Press:
'We Will Try to Form an Islamic Society'
Matt Taibbi / Rolling Stone:
Matt Taibbi Answers Your Questions