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8:30 AM ET, July 24, 2007


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Jason /
VIDEO: CNN/YouTube Debate  —  YouTube Debate: Most Watched Question  —  YouTube Debate: Will You be different?  —  YouTube Debate: Do you consider yourself a liberal?  —  YouTube Debate: Kucinich as President?  —  YouTube Debate: Who would your Republican runningmate be?
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Live-blogging the Democratic debate.  —  1. Just waiting for this thing to kick off.  I'll add to this post, numbering the paragraphs as I go.  —  2. Intro, from some YouTube clip.  Richardson looks terrified.  Clinton, resolute.  But now, it's Anderson Cooper, in the flesh.
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Most Think Clinton Won Debate
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Video kills the old-media stars
Discussion: New York Times
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:   Democratic Debate: A Wrap Up
Louise Story / New York Times:
Doubts Raised on Magazine's 'Baghdad Diarist'  —  Just who is the "Baghdad Diarist"?  —  It is a question that many people are asking The New Republic, the Washington political magazine that has been running articles attributed to an American soldier in Baghdad.
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
(Updated) More From FOB Falcon
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Is Seen in Iraq Until at Least '09  —  While Washington is mired in political debate over the future of Iraq, the American command here has prepared a detailed plan that foresees a significant American role for the next two years.  —  The classified plan, which represents …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Sen. Obama wows hedge fund crowd  —  NANTUCKET, Mass. — At a dark-shingled mansion, one of many tucked along Washing Pond Road on this island's north shore, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) met a couple hundred of the nation's wealthiest Democrats at a $1,000-a-plate fundraiser on Friday to explain …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
House Panel Nears A Legal Clash With Bush Over Firings  —  Gonzales to Tell Senators He Will Not Quit  —  The House Judiciary Committee announced yesterday that it will press toward a constitutional showdown with the Bush administration over the U.S. attorney firings scandal …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Diplomats Received Political Briefings
Discussion: Daily Kos
Washington Post:
Poll Finds Democrats Favored On War  —  But Bush, Congress Both Get Low Ratings on Iraq  —  Most Americans see President Bush as intransigent on Iraq and prefer that the Democratic-controlled Congress make decisions about a possible withdrawal of U.S. forces, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
Megan Thee / New York Times:
Poll: U.S. Support for Iraq Invasion Inches Up
Joe / Cold Fury:
Christiana Hendrix, 1974-2007  —  Mike's wife Christiana was killed Friday afternoon while riding her Sportster.  Mike was on his own bike and wasn't injured.  Stunned and heartbroken doesn't begin to cover this.  Words always feel so useless and empty when someone you love dies …
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow  —  Press Briefing Slide (PDF, 1.5 mb, 1 page)  —  MR. SNOW: Good afternoon.  First we'll begin with an announcement about the President's health.  Microscopic evaluations of the polyps discovered and removed during the President's colonoscopy confirmed the preliminary diagnosis, tubular adenoma.
Discussion: First Draft and Extreme Mortman
Phila / Bouphonia:
The Monkey's Paw  —  It was a dark and stormy night.  Professor Denys Glenlorn was sitting at his desk, attempting to calculate how much weight he could lift if he were equipped with a mechanized exoskelton.  —  "Someone's at the door," called Mrs. Glenlorn.  —  The Professor hoisted himself to his feet.
Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
UK parliamentarians soften on Hamas  —  British parliamentarians on Monday softened their demands for negotiating with Hamas and said that while it is critical for the group to renounce violence, it does not necessarily need to recognize Israel for preliminary contact to be established …
Veselin Toshkov / Associated Press:
Medics jailed in Libya arrive home  —  SOFIA, Bulgaria - Six medics who been sentenced to life in prison in Libya for allegedly infecting children with HIV arrived in Sofia on Tuesday, and immediately received a presidential pardon allowing them to walk free after 8 1/2 years behind bars.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Guest Voice: "Oh Please, Mr. TV... Tell Me What to Think"  —  The Moderate Voice sometimes runs Guest Voice columns by readers or writers.  Guest Voice posts do not necessarily reflect by the opinion of TMV or its cobloggers.  —  "Oh Please, Mr. TV... Tell Me What to Think"  —  By Matt Pearl
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Brooks Admits He Picked Facts 'Out Of The Air' To Defend Bush's Iraq Policy
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Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Campbell Brown Leaving NBC for CNN
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Congrats, CNN  —  I'd say it was a big success as a concept …
AWhitneyBrown / Daily Kos:
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Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
YouTube Democratic Debate: Clergyman Asks Why Edwards Uses His Faith …
Stephen Rodrick / New York Magazine:
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Discussion: Wonkette
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
jetBlows  —  As you may know, jetBlue airline recently decided …
The Corner:
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Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
The Dems, the 'John Does' and the blogosphere
Matthew Felling / CBS News:
CNN's Hype Machine Goes Overboard
Discussion: TVNewser

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