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3:35 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.
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New York Times:
Women Supportive but Skeptical of Clinton, Poll Says  —  Women view Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton more favorably than men do, but she still faces skepticism among some women, especially those who are older and those who are married, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
This Just In...  According to Robin Givhan of the WaPo, Hillary Clinton is a woman.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
CNN:
Clinton in charge in South Carolina
Discussion: New York Times
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Clinton, Trust and the War
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Washington Post:
Broader Privilege Claimed In Firings  —  White House Says Hill Can't Pursue Contempt Cases  —  Bush administration officials unveiled a bold new assertion of executive authority yesterday in the dispute over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys, saying that the Justice Department will never …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Bush's magical shield from criminal prosecution
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Bush's 2001 condemnation of Russia's human rights abuses
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
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 …
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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.
Discussion: Think Progress
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   BE AFRAID
MEMRI:
The Enemy Within: Where Are the Islamist/Jihadist Websites Hosted, and What Can Be Done about It?  —  Today, in a briefing on Capitol Hill hosted by Rep. Gary Ackerman (D-NY), chairman of the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia and Rep. Mike Pence …
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McQ / QandO:
JIHADI WEBSITES - HOSTED IN THE USA (UPDATES)  —  H  —  ere's a little factoid that MEMRI has provided: … Interested in seeing what's in Al-Qaeda's online military magazine Mu'askar Al-Battar (The Al-Battar Training Camp)?  —  Should be an easy connection, since it's hosted out of Nevada by R & D Technologies, LLC.
Discussion: Hot Air and Redstate
Scott Weinberger / WCBS-TV:
Feds Seize Missile Launcher In Jersey City  —  Woman Discovers AT-4 Anti-Tank Device On Front Lawn  —  Featured Slideshows:  —  Reporting  —  (CBS) JERSEY CITY A Jersey City woman made a shocking discovery on her lawn this morning when she noticed a military rocket launcher lying in the grass.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Sounds like he...  LAW & ORDER  —  Sounds like he really may be the guy to carry on the Bush legacy ...  Earlier reports suggested this was just Garrity's hobbyhorse.  But if the whole staff was involved, did Mitt really not know?
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Casey Ross / Boston Herald:
Romney aide's bogus badges: Sources detail 'illegal' security tactic
Discussion: MSNBC and Angry Bear
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: Townhall.com
Kara Rowland / Washington Times:
Senate Democrats foil attempt to bar 'Fairness Doctrine'  —  Senate Democrats last night beat back a Republican attempt to attach an anti-Fairness Doctrine bill as an amendment to education legislation.  —  The doctrine, a former requirement that broadcasters present opposing points of view …
Discussion: The Reaction
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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 …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Iraq Report Boils Down to Competing Time Demands  —  The No. 2 U.S. commander in Iraq said yesterday that he needs at least until November to accurately assess results of the current increase in troop strength and operations, even as senators from both parties warned U.S. Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker that time is running out.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
"No Benchmarks", "Wait Till November"
Discussion: Balloon Juice and INSTAPUTZ
Amanda / Think Progress:
Hastert to resign?  —  According to the Politico, columnist Robert Novak will report this weekend: … Poor Denny Hasturd, I was wondering what that lummox was up to.  —  Another Republican loser bites the dust.  Maybe he can bring his dynamic personality out on the road and do some fundraising for the Grand Old Perverts.
Discussion: All Spin Zone
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:
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
EDWARDS GOT RICH HURTING THE POOR  —  Trailing in the polls, John Edwards spent the past week telling the poor and downtrodden how much he cares about them.  —  He even insisted that his Kennedy-esque "poverty tour" was not part of his campaign to capture the White House.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
 
 
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Bashirullah Khan / Associated Press:
Suicide bombing in Pakistan kills 4
The Corner:
S-CHIP Headaches  —  The Senate Finance Committee voted yesterday …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and PSoTD
Think Progress:
Ed Koch 'bailing out' on support for war.
Discussion: Hullabaloo
CNN:
Which YouTube debate questions make the cut?
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 and Obama HQ
 Earlier Items: 
CBS News:
Just 18 Months Left For Bush
Kos / Daily Kos:
Psst, Bill? JetBlue ain't going nowhere
Matt / Think Progress:
Bush Threatened To Veto Same Military Pay Raise That He Now Uses …
Murray Weiss / New York Post:
NBA IN A 'FIX'  —  FEDS PROBING REF IN MAFIA BET SCAM
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
The night Mitch McConnell became the leader of the Republican Party.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Debra Burlingame / NY Daily News:
Disarmed by the Dems  —  Congressional leaders fail …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: All the President's Enablers
 

 
From Mediagazer:

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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