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2:48 AM ET, July 26, 2007


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Associated Press:
Documents contradict Gonzales' testimony  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Documents indicate eight congressional leaders were briefed about the Bush administration's terrorist surveillance program on the eve of its expiration in 2004, contradicting sworn Senate testimony this week by Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
BREAKING: Documents Contradict Gonzales' testimony  —  We have documentation now, Congress.  C'mon, is there another "Contempt of Congress" charge on the horizon?  —  USA Today:
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Senator May Seek Gonzales Perjury Probe
Hindrocket / Power Line:   LEAKING AGAINST GONZALES  —  Paul writes below about Alberto …
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
House Democrats pass contempt citation  —  WASHINGTON - The House Judiciary Committee approved a contempt of Congress citation Wednesday against White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten and one-time Counsel Harriet Miers, setting up a constitutional confrontation over the firings of federal prosecutors.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Avoidable Conclusion To Executive Privilege Tension  —  It appears that Congress and the White House will come to a resonating conclusion to the lifelong tension over the use of executive privilege, and it will be fought on the White House's turf.  The House Judiciary Committee took …
Discussion: TalkLeft and UrbanGrounds
CNN Political Ticker:
Protester removed from Fred Thompson event  —  HOUSTON, Texas (CNN) - A woman screaming "you're not a real conservative, sir" was removed by police from a welcoming reception for likely GOP presidential candidate Fred Thompson Wednesday morning.  A second protester was also taken from the room.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Fred, interrupted  —  From NBC's Carrie Dann
Discussion: Boston Globe, IMAO and
Tom Elia /
Fred Thompson Deals With 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist
Discussion: Lonewacko
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Bill O'Reilly's Web site threatens Hillary's life  —  FOX News' Bill O'Reilly has been attacking the liberal blog Daily Kos, and liberal blogs in general, over some extreme comments left by some of our visitors.  It's interesting therefore that O'Reilly's own Web site contains some of the most hideous hate you've ever seen.
News For The Left:
Bill O' being investigated by Secret Service  —  After seeing this post by John Aravosis on AmericaBlog, I was incensed and concerned at the same time.  Here is the comment on O'Reilly's blog that crossed the line: … So, I did what a responsible person should do when they see something like this on a blog.
Pastordan / Street Prophets:   Mr. O'Reilly, We Will Pray* For You
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Exclusive First Read: Obama hits Clinton - harder  —  From NBC's Andrea Mitchell  —  Sen. Obama has ESCALATED his criticism of Hillary Clinton — taking it to political defcon three — in an exclusive on-camera interview with NBC News.  —  It is a lot tougher than what he said in the debate …
Kara Oppenheim / The Hill:
Sen. Feinstein endorses Clinton
Don Surber:
You are what you blog  —  A DNC apologist last night accused Bill O'Reilly of cherry-picking foul-language comments and hateful comments left at the Daily Kos web site.  The DNC guy may have had a better case if Kos himself could make a point without resorting to profanity.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Michelle Malkin's hate sites
Discussion: AMERICAblog, Norwegianity and Daily Kos
Karina / The Gavel:
House Votes to Ban Permanent Bases in Iraq  —  "The Democratic Congress will go on record - every day if necessary - to register a judgment in opposition to the course of action that the President is taking in Iraq.  The Democratic Congress will go on record - every day if necessary …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Newt flirts with Thompson  —  Newt Gingrich's long, slow striptease over whether he will seek the presidency in 2008 looks like it might come to an unexpected conclusion: a date with Fred Thompson.  —  Publicly, Gingrich has been sending signals making clear that a presidential candidacy for him is becoming less likely.
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
Hollywood Quickly Bringing the Iraq War Home  —  LOS ANGELES, July 25 — On a night four years ago, five soldiers back from three months in Iraq went drinking at a Hooters restaurant and a topless bar near Fort Benning, Ga.  —  Before the night was over, one of them, Specialist Richard R. Davis …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Taxpayers pick up Bush's bill  —  Democratic lawmakers in Washington say they're drafting a health care reform bill that would expand coverage for low-income kids.  President Bush says he'll veto any such legislation, warning that it would lead the nation "down the path to government-run health care for every American."
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Des Moines Register:
Edwards talks issues, borrows salve on RAGBRAI
Rocky Mountain News:
Regents do their duty  —  Churchill firing only responsible course, given the evidence
Discussion: Power Line
Zachary M. Seward / Wall Street Journal:
Doctor Shortage Hurts A Coverage-for-All Plan
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty, QandO and EconLog
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Bipartisan Impeachment Support As Bush Breaks Disapproval Records
Discussion: Washington Post
Richard Blair / All Spin Zone:
"Welcome Back Bob. Now, STFU."
Associated Press:
Queen guitarist to complete doctorate
Will Marshall / Ideas Primary:
Changing Course in Iraq
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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
How the Democrats differ on Iraq
Discussion: MSNBC
Michelle Malkin:
Document drop: A new critique of the 2004 Lancet Iraq death toll study
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Nonny Mouse Goes Down Under