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11:55 PM ET, July 20, 2007


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Robin Givhan / Washington Post:
Hillary Clinton's Tentative Dip Into New Neckline Territory  —  There was cleavage on display Wednesday afternoon on C-SPAN2.  It belonged to Sen. Hillary Clinton.  —  She was talking on the Senate floor about the burdensome cost of higher education.  She was wearing a rose-colored blazer over a black top.
CNN Political Ticker:
Cheney to become president...briefly  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush will undergo a routine colonoscopy Saturday, and will transfer power to Vice President Dick Cheney during the procedure, expected to take about two and a half hours, the chief White House spokesman said.
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush to Have Colonoscopy at Camp David  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush will have a routine colonoscopy Saturday and temporarily hand presidential powers to Vice President Dick Cheney, the White House said.  —  Press secretary Tony Snow told reporters Friday that Bush will have the procedure …
Franklin Foer / The New Republic:
NOTE TO READERS:  —  Several conservative blogs have raised questions about the Diarist "Shock Troops," written by a soldier in Iraq using the pseudonym Scott Thomas.  Whenever anybody levels serious accusations against a piece published in our magazine, we take those charges seriously.
Kos / Daily Kos:
JetBlue caved  —  Okay, so JetBlue, after deciding to resist Bill O'Reilly's pressure last night, just decided to back down.  Let them know what you think about that. … As for my part, I'm cancelling my JetBlue American Express card and will be looking at alternative options for my future travel.
Bill O'Reilly / Fox News:
JetBlue changes strategy  —  Earlier this week we confronted JetBlue CEO Dave Barger about his airline sponsoring a conference held by the hate-filled Web site, the Daily Kos.  —  That far-left concern routinely posts vile thoughts such as Tony Snow should die from cancer, the pope is a primate, and Israel deserves to be attacked.
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Says Democrats Are Playing Politics on Iraq  —  President Bush assailed Democrats anew about Iraq today, accusing them of choosing to indulge in a political debate over troop withdrawals rather than giving the troops what they need to carry out their mission.
Michael J. Totten:
Welcome to Baghdad  —  BAGHDAD — Never again will I complain about the inconvenience and discomfort of airports and civilian airline travel delays.  You won't either if make your way from Kuwait to Baghdad in July during a war.  —  Military planes leave Kuwait every couple of hours …
Discussion: and Norwegianity
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Exclusive: Hillary's Stinging Letter To SecDef Gates Obtained  —  In an unusual challenge to a Defense Secretary from a sitting Senator, Hillary Clinton has just written a sharply worded letter to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, demanding that he personally account for a Pentagon official's assertion yesterday …
Scott Weinberger / WCBS-TV:
Jersey City Woman Finds Missile Launcher On Lawn  —  Officials: Launcher, Good For One Use Only, Had Already Been Fired  —  Featured Slideshows:  —  Reporting  —  (CBS) JERSEY CITY A Jersey City woman made what to her and her neighbors was a shocking discovery Friday morning when she noticed …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Shays screams at Capitol Police officer  —  On Thursday afternoon, Rep. Christopher Shays (R-Conn.) got into a loud, angry dispute with a U.S. Capitol Police officer at the security checkpoint inside the entrance of the West Side of the Capitol.  On Friday, Shays, a veteran lawmaker …
The Corner:
Vitter  —  It's a crime.  It's a bad crime.  And someone who purports to believe what he does understands the cultural implications of the existence of that illegal industry.  I think he's probably should resign.  If he cheated on his wife with his secretary the sinner could probably hold onto his job.
Discussion: Your Right Hand Thief
White House:
Executive Order: Interpretation of the Geneva Conventions Common Article 3 as Applied to a Program of Detention and Interrogation Operated by the Central Intelligence Agency  —  By the authority vested in me as President and Commander in Chief of the Armed Forces by the Constitution and the laws …
Harry Potter: the economics  —  Successful magical worlds depend on basic economic principles, and that's where JK Rowling's Harry Potter falls short.  —  Why are books about magic so exciting?  The lure is almost tautological: magic is compelling because it allows us to imagine doing the things we cannot ordinarily do.
Discussion: Unfogged and Greg Mankiw's Blog
The Corner:
A Busy Saturday  —  Readers are really into Cheney being president for awhile.  Suggestions for Acting President Cheney include  —  Bomb Iran.  —  Commute the sentences of those border agents.  —  Fire Mike Chertoff.  —  Tell Harry Reid to ... well, you know...  Pardon Scooter.
Discussion: Shakesville
Associated Press:
Nancy Pelosi to publish memoir  —  NEW YORK - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the California Democrat who this year became the first woman to hold the top spot in the House of Representatives, is writing a memoir, to be released in the summer of 2008 by the Doubleday Broadway Publishing Group.
Discussion: Oliver Willis and
Greg Sargent / Talking Points Memo:
Being a New...  VIDEO SURFACES OF RUDY SCREAMING, "BULLSH#$T!"  —  Being a New Yorker, I'd remembered that during a cop union rally in 1992, Rudy had come unhinged and screamed, "Bulls#$t!"  —  For some time now I've been meaning to track video of this moment down.
Discussion: Riehl World View and Taylor Marsh
Casey Ross / Boston Herald:
Romney aide's bogus badges: Sources detail 'illegal' security tactic  —  In an apparent violation of the law, a controversial aide to ex-Gov. Mitt Romney created phony law enforcement badges that he and other staffers used on the campaign trail to strong-arm reporters, avoid paying tolls …
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
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Hugh Hewitt /
Attacking General Petraeus: The Hysterics of the Anti-War Fringe
David Morgan / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE-Daily attacks in Iraq hit new high in June
Discussion: Eschaton
Sam Sedaei / The Huffington Post:
Moore Left Us Wanting More
Susan Page / USA Today:
Giuliani: U.S. should focus more on Pakistan
Joe Conason / Reuters:
Rudy and Romney: Artful dodgers
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JMG / Barcepundit:
THIS IS THE STATE of free speech in Spain.  A few weeks ago …
Discussion: Classical Values
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
As long as...
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Heather Maher /
In the Name of Democracy  —  In this two-part Iranian television …
Discussion: Redstate and The Corner
Laura McGann / TPMmuckraker:
Penney Told Different Story At Sports Fishing Hearing
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
New Manuals Push A Putin's-Eye View In Russian Schools
Discussion: The Agonist and Three Wise Men
Think Progress:
Ed Koch 'bailing out' on support for war.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Big Brass Blog
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Clinton, Trust and the War