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8:15 PM ET, July 16, 2007


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Bob Geiger:
Reid To Force Senate Into All-Night Session Tuesday  —  Forcing his Republican colleagues to put up or shut up on the notion of an up-or-down vote, Senate Majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) just moments ago announced that he will immediately file a cloture motion on the Reed-Levin troop redeployment bill and …
Fox News:
Reid Threatens to Keep Senate Up All Night, Republicans Yawn  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has threatened to keep the Senate awake all night Tuesday to protest GOP blocking tactics on moves to compel U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq.  —  Senate Republican leaders …
Discussion: On Deadline and Truthdig
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Memo to Senate Democrats: Force Republicans To Actually Filibuster  —  In an interview with the Young Turks on Friday, Senator Kent Conrad indicated that there was "growing consensus" in the Democratic Senate caucus to actually make Republicans stand in the well of the Senate and filibuster popular Democratic legislation.   Reid: Republicans Must Allow Up-Or-Down Vote On Amendment To Change Course In Iraq
Taylor Marsh:
BREAKING NEWS: Joseph Wilson Endorses Hillary Clinton  —  The blogs got it first. … A conference call announcing the endorsement of Hillary Clinton by Joseph Wilson was just held with bloggers to hear the breaking news.  This is a huge deal for Candidate Clinton and a big endorsement for her candidacy.
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
BREAKING: Joseph Wilson Endorses Hillary Clinton  —  The blogs got it first. … A conference call announcing the endorsement of Hillary Clinton by Joseph Wilson was just held with bloggers to hear the breaking news.  This is a huge deal for Candidate Clinton and a big endorsement for her candidacy.
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Joe Wilson Endorses Hillary!  —  Joe Wilson just endorsed Hillary during an ongoing conference call with liberal bloggers.  —  Wilson just said that "she is the one candidate in my judgment who understands the need to get America out of harm's way," and into a "political process."
Discussion: MyDD
Steve Clemons / The Huffington Post:
Joe Wilson Endorses Hillary  —  Hillary Clinton's Director of Online Everything, Peter Daou, sent a tantalizing email today inviting a handful of political bloggers to a conference call with a mystery endorsement of the campaign.  I called him and didn't press very hard as he preemptively and craftily said …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Hillary's Latest Endorsement: Joseph Wilson  —  I just finished a blogger conference conference call with the Hillary Clinton campaign.  —  Hillary has picked up a big new endorsement: Former Ambassador Joseph Wilson.  —  Joe says he has known Hillary for over a decade and has spent a lot of time discussing Iraq with her.
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
What Clinton (Almost) Doesn't Say  —  Presidential candidate …
Discussion: Think Progress, TalkLeft and MaxSpeak
GOP senator to Rove: Bush legacy on the line in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A Republican senator says he warned top White House aide Karl Rove that President Bush quickly needs to craft a workable plan to withdraw U.S. troops fom Iraq in order to salvage his legacy.
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pace: Another troop buildup possible  —  BAGHDAD - The U.S. military's top general said Monday that the Joint Chiefs of Staff is weighing a range of possible new directions in Iraq, including, if President Bush deems it necessary, an even bigger troop buildup.
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
How Bush Uses His Generals
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pace: US Weighs Larger 'Surge' in Iraq
Discussion: Corrente and Connecting.the.Dots
Faiz / Think Progress:   Voinovich: Bush Has 'F—ed' Up The War, Needs To Start Thinking About His Legacy
The Atlantic Online:
It's Official: McCain's Press Staff Resigns  —  Sen. John McCain's top three press aides resigned this morning, Republicans close to the campaign said and one of those aides confirmed.  —  The campaign's research director and two other press staffers also stepped down.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
More Departures From McCain '08  —  In a widely expected move, Sen. John McCain's (R-Ariz.) press department resigned en masse today.  —  Communications director Brian Jones stepped down, along with deputies Matt David and Danny Diaz.  Research director Brian Rogers and South Carolina …
Rick Klein / Political Radar:
McCain Press Staff Quits
Discussion: TalkLeft and Salon
Mike McPhee / Denver Post:
Troopers kill gunman in Capitol  —  State troopers shot and killed an armed man who attempted to enter Gov. Bill Ritter's office inside the state Capitol this afternoon.  —  The man, who claimed he was "the emperor," said he was going to take over the state government.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
UPDATE: Second Amendment case headed to Court  —  Local government officials in Washington, D.C., announced Monday they will appeal to the Supreme Court in a major test case on the meaning of the Second Amendment.  The key issue in the coming petition will be whether the Amendment protects …
David Nakamura / Washington Post:
D.C. to Appeal Handgun Case to High Court
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The GOP is the party of the Iraq war  —  A new prong of conventional wisdom has arisen that the prime reason for the collapse of John McCain's presidential campaign is his vigorous support for the war in Iraq.  Arianna Huffington became the latest pundit to spout this reasoning, when she wrote today:
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Huffington Post:
First on ETP: New Obama Girl Video! "Obama Girl vs. Giuliani Girl"
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Rasmussen Reports:
51% Say Wait Till September for Iraq Policy Change
Dan Gilgoff / US News:
Thompson Reaches to the Right
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Young Adults Are Giving Newspapers Scant Notice
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: The Waiting Game