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4:30 PM ET, July 23, 2007


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Quinnipiac University News and Events:
July 23, 2007 - Bloomberg Boosts Democrats' Fortunes In Florida, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; McCain Fades In Republican Primary Race  —  If New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg runs for President as an independent candidate, it helps Democrats in Florida, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today.
Washington Post:
Poll Shows Clinton With Solid Lead Among Democrats  —  By a wide margin, Democrats view Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) as the party's candidate best positioned to win the general election, and she holds a double-digit lead over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the race for the nomination, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News Poll.
Wyatt Buchanan / San Francisco Chronicle:
Pelosi promises congressional contempt charge for Harriet Miers  —  Speaker reiterates impeachment is not on her agenda  —  Congress this week will take the next step to force the Bush administration to hand over information about the dismissal of U.S. attorneys and the politicization …
Natasha T. Metzler / Associated Press:
Sheehan Wants Impeachment, Pelosi's Job  —  ARLINGTON, Va. — Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan on Monday moved another step _ actually several thousand of them _ toward carrying out her promise to run against House Speaker Nancy Pelosi because the California Democrat won't consider impeachment proceedings against President Bush.
The Raw Story:
Discussion: Wonkette
Rasmussen Reports:
Associated Press, MSNBC and CNBC Seen as Having Liberal Bias  —  In the final poll of a series measuring perceptions of media bias, the Associated Press, local television stations, MSNBC, and CNBC are all perceived as tilting to the left when reporting the news.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Rasmussen: Liberal Bias In American Media
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Bill Kristol, Highly Recommended  —  Bill Kristol's the-war-is-being-won piece in The Washington Post brought him plenty of ridicule, but at least one person liked it.  —  President Bush read the July 15 Outlook article that morning and recommended it to his staff.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
A Family Meets Today to Hear the Complexities of a Bid for Dow Jones  —  As it assembles at the Boston Hilton today to consider selling Dow Jones & Company and its main prize, The Wall Street Journal, to Rupert Murdoch's News Corporation, the controlling Bancroft clan faces some stark choices.
Discussion: TVNewser
Steven Yount / Salon:
Don't sell my company to Rupert Murdoch
Discussion: CNN and Romenesko
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Politico Playbook: First date  —  Good Monday Morning.  —  YOU were the TIME person of the year (great resume fodder) and now YOU (or some of you, at least) get to help out host Anderson Cooper and electronically ask the Democratic candidates questions during the two-hour CNN/YouTube debate at 7 Eastern tonight.
Discussion: MyDD
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
A teacher with faith and reason  —  DID YOU hear about the religious fundamentalist who wanted to teach physics at Cambridge University?  This would-be instructor wasn't simply a Christian; he was so preoccupied with biblical prophecy that he wrote a book titled "Observations on the Prophecies of Daniel and the Apocalypse of St. John."
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Unlikely Adversary Arises to Criticize Detainee Hearings  —  NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — Stephen E. Abraham's assignment to the Pentagon unit that runs the hearings at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, seemed a perfect fit.  —  A lawyer in civilian life, he had been decorated for counterespionage …
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Reid's Anti-Reform Maneuvers  —  When Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid picked up his ball and went home after his staged all-night session last week, he saved from possible embarrassment one of the least regular members of his Democratic caucus: Sen. Ben Nelson of Nebraska.
Sarah Cohen / Washington Post:
Deceased Farmers Got USDA Payments  —  The U.S. Department of Agriculture distributed $1.1 billion over seven years to the estates or companies of deceased farmers and routinely failed to conduct reviews required to ensure that the payments were properly made, according to a government report.
Richard McIntire / Zogby:
Report Card on Prejudice in America  —  New Zogby/GSN Survey Reveals That:  — A Racist Lives Next Door - Most Americans believe they don't make decisions based on race...but think their neighbors do  —  They also think most Americans believe:  —  Most Americans believe …
You be the political analyst  —  The CNN/YouTube presidential debate is all about you.  You're asking the questions and driving the discussion.  But that's just the beginning.  We want you to give us your take on the candidates and issues during and after the debates.
David Nather /
Lieberman's New Party Line  —  No one was surprised to see Joseph I. Lieberman , the Democrat-turned-independent from Connecticut, siding with the Republican leadership this month during the latest Senate debate over the Iraq War.  —  Lately, though, Lieberman has taken his alliance with GOP leaders up a notch.
John Washburn / The BRAD BLOG:
EXCLUSIVE: Milwaukee Election Records Indicate Apparent Forgery, Ballot Box Stuffing in 2004 Presidential Election … After a two year interruption, I am beginning to go through the copies of November 2, 2004 election records which were provided to me in the settlement of my lawsuit with the City of Milwaukee Election Commission.
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Agence France Presse:
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Obama solicits La Raza backing
City Journal:
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