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12:20 AM ET, July 12, 2007


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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Miers' Attorney Says She Will Not Attend Hearing  —  Today, attorney George T. Manning, representing former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, rescinded his prior confirmation that Ms. Miers would attend the House Judiciary Committee's hearing on Thursday in response to a subpoena …
Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Justice Dept. to White House officials: Ignore Congress
Discussion: ACSBlog
Security Forces Improve in Baghdad, Politics Founder
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and On Deadline
Kelley Shannon / Associated Press:
Lady Bird Johnson dies at 94  —  AUSTIN, Texas - Lady Bird Johnson, the former first lady who championed conservation and worked tenaciously for the political career of her husband, Lyndon B. Johnson, died Wednesday, a family spokeswoman said.  She was 94.  —  Johnson, who suffered a stroke …
Kelley Shannon / Washington Post:
Lady Bird Johnson Dies at 94  —  First Lady Recalled as Charming, Media Savvy and Deeply Connected to Nature  —  This was another Lady Bird spring we had, wasn't it?  —  Confident and lush and defiantly gorgeous, this spring burst out of an ugly Washington winter in such glory because of Lady Bird Johnson.
Enid Nemy / New York Times:
Lady Bird Johnson, Former First Lady, Dies at 94
Discussion: Truthdig
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Time Limit on Iraq Troop Deployments Fails in Senate  —  Seven Republicans joined Democrats today in supporting a proposal to give American troops more time between their military deployments, but the measure fell short of the 60 votes needed to advance, on the first vote of a two-week Congressional debate on Iraq.
Elana Schor / The Hill:
Flynt is tracking 20 congressional sex scandal leads  —  Larry Flynt, the porn-industry magnate who first linked Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) to the escort service of the "D.C. Madam," said Wednesday that his investigators are tracking more than 20 leads on alleged congressional sex scandals.
David Corn:
Looking for Johns in All the Right Phone Records
Discussion: Norwegianity
State House Rep. Arrested  —  Titusville police say they have arrested Florida State Rep. Robert "Bob" Allen, of Merrit Island, on second degree misdemeanor charges for soliciation for prostiution.  —  Allen, 48, was arrested Wednesday afternoon at Veteran's Memorial Park on East Broad St. in Titusville.
Orlando Sentinel:
Rep. Bob Allen arrested on sex charge
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Thomas Watkins / Associated Press:
Officer Advises Against Trial for Marine  —  SAN DIEGO (AP) - The government's case against a Marine accused of fatally shooting Iraqi civilians in the town of Haditha lacks sufficient evidence to go to a court-martial and should be dropped, a hearing officer determined.
Josh White / Washington Post:
Officer Recommends Haditha Charges Dropped Against Marine
White House:
President Bush Unveils Renovated Press Briefing Room  —  Fact Sheet: The 2007 Renovation of the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room  —  Life in the White House - The Press Briefing Room  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you very much.  I like a good, short introduction.  (Laughter.)  —  Q — (inaudible) —
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Mock the Press
Siun / Firedoglake:
Levin-Lieberman Love Fest - One Step Closer to War on Iran  —  Right after Sen. Lieberman voted against U.S. troops on the Webb amendment, he launched his new Iran Amendment - cosponsored by pals Kyl, Graham, Collins and Sessions with strong support by McCain - and Senator Levin could not fall …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Hmmm.  A very...  FELONY  —  Hmmm.  A very knowledgeable emailer says it's a felony ...  I can't vouch for the legal interpretation.  But it seems like decent prima facie case and the emailer knows his stuff.
Discussion: At-Largely and The Liberal Avenger
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Boehner calls anti-surge GOP senators 'wimps'  —  Rep. Heather Wilson (R-N.M.) called for comity Wednesday during a meeting of the Republican Conference after House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) referred to Senate colleagues who have begun to favor a change in course in Iraq as "wimps."
MCCAIN UNRAVELED BY 'GAY SWEATERS'?  —  SWEAT THE TECHNIQUE McCain (Photos: Getty Images)  —  In the final days of his imploding candidacy, John McCain has taken a page out of Richard Nixon's play book, finding increasingly bizarre explanations for his political failures.
Kimberly Kagan / Opinion Journal:
Moving Forward in Iraq  —  The "surge" is working.  Will Washington allow the current progress to continue?  —  In Washington perception is often mistaken for reality.  And as Congress prepares for a fresh debate on Iraq, the perception many members have is that the new strategy has already failed.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
FRED THOMPSON: "A LAWYER WHO IS A PROSPECTIVE CANDIDATE"  —  Fred Thompson has sent us the following column on the subject of his career in the practice of law.  We are delighted to bring it to our readers: … Supplementing Senator Thompson's historical observations …
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Laura Rozen / MoJoBlog:
Intelligence Briefing on the Hill Today
Discussion: At-Largely
Nick Gillespie / Reason Magazine:
Remembering the Gores and the PMRC
Discussion: Redstate
Rapsmith / The Right Coast:
The Clerkship from HellMike Rappaport
Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
House Passes the College Cost Reduction Act
CNN Political Ticker:
Thompson eyes August kick-off
Laura McGann / TPMmuckraker:
Rita Case Similar To Libby's, But With Prison Time
Discussion: TalkLeft and Riehl World View
Associated Press:
Report: al-Qaida Has Regained Strength
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Army "Future": Invade Azerbaijan
 Earlier Items: 
Brian T. Fitzpatrick / Los Angeles Times:
Disorder in the court  —  The 9th Circuit is overturned more than any other appeals court.
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Centrist House Republicans establish Tuesday Group PAC
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
In Whole or in Part, a Missing Vitter
Steven White / American Prospect:
Associated Press:
Deficit Falls to $205 Billion
Discussion: The Corner
J.D. Johannes / TCS Daily:
How Al Qaeda is Winning Even as it is Losing
Michael Yon:
Al-Qaeda on the Run: Feasting on the Moveable Beast

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