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9:25 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.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Corner
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
As long as...  A PRIVILEGED FEW  —  As long as we're going to be discussing the parameters of executive privilege in the weeks and months ahead, can we start by revisiting the now commonly accepted notion that the President can only get free and unfettered advice if those giving the advice know it will remain confidential?
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Bush's 2001 condemnation of Russia's human rights abuses
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
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
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 …
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 …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Hannity: Sen. Vitter Should Resign  —  When Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) replaced former Rep. Bob Livingston (R-LA) — who "abruptly resigned after disclosures of numerous affairs" in 1998 — he argued that an extramarital affair was grounds for resignation:
The Corner:
Vitter  —  It's a crime.  It's a bad crime.
Discussion: Your Right Hand Thief
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
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.
David Morgan / Reuters:
EXCLUSIVE-Daily attacks in Iraq hit new high in June  —  Attacks in Iraq last month reached their highest daily average since May 2003, showing a surge in violence as President George W. Bush completed a buildup of U.S. troops, Pentagon statistics show.  —  The data, obtained by Reuters …
Discussion: Eschaton
Peter Finn / Washington Post:
New Manuals Push A Putin's-Eye View In Russian Schools  —  MOSCOW — With two new manuals for high school history and social studies teachers, written in part by Kremlin political consultants, Russian authorities are attempting to imbue classroom debate with a nationalist outlook.
Discussion: The Agonist and Three Wise Men
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John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Shays screams at Capitol Police officer
Sam Sedaei / The Huffington Post:
Moore Left Us Wanting More
The Corner:
A Busy Saturday  —  Readers are really into Cheney being president for awhile.
Susan Page / USA Today:
Giuliani: U.S. should focus more on Pakistan
White House:
Executive Order: Interpretation of the Geneva Conventions Common …
Joe Conason / Reuters:
Rudy and Romney: Artful dodgers
JMG / Barcepundit:
THIS IS THE STATE of free speech in Spain.  A few weeks ago …
Discussion: Classical Values
Heather Maher /
In the Name of Democracy  —  In this two-part Iranian television …
Discussion: Redstate and The Corner
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Laura McGann / TPMmuckraker:
Penney Told Different Story At Sports Fishing Hearing
Think Progress:
Ed Koch 'bailing out' on support for war.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Big Brass Blog
Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Searching for President DiMaggio
Amanda / Think Progress:
Byrd on dogfighting: 'Hear me! Barbaric!'
Walter Alarkon / Concord Monitor:
Obama: 'It is time to bring our troops home'
Discussion: Political Radar, MSNBC and Obama HQ
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Matt / Think Progress:
Bush Threatened To Veto Same Military Pay Raise That He Now Uses …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Hastert to resign?
Discussion: All Spin Zone