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5:55 PM ET, July 26, 2007

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Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Leahy issues subpoena for Rove  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) Thursday issued a subpoena for top White House adviser Karl Rove to compel him to testify about the firing of several U.S. attorneys.  —  "The evidence shows that senior White House political operatives …
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CNN:
FBI director appears to contradict Gonzales  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — FBI Director Robert Mueller told Congress Thursday that the confrontation between then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft in Ashcroft's hospital room in 2004 concerned …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: A Call For Action On Gonzales
Paul Kane / Associated Press:
Senate Democrats Call for Perjury Probe of Gonzales
Discussion: All Spin Zone
The New Republic:
A STATEMENT FROM SCOTT THOMAS BEAUCHAMP:  —  As we've noted in this space, some have questioned details that appeared in the Diarist "Shock Troops," published under the pseudonym Scott Thomas.  According to Major Kirk Luedeke, a public affairs officer at Forward Operating Base Falcon …
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Michelle Malkin:
"Scott Thomas" steps out of the shadows Update: The blog of "Sir Real Scott Thomas" Update: His MySpace page Update The soon-to-be wife of Scott Thomas Beauchamp?  —  Update 4:15pm Eastern.  Dean Barnett on the end of the beginning of the "Scott Thomas" affair...
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
PRIVATE BEAUCHAMP- REQUIEM FOR A DUNG BEETLE
Discussion: Riehl World View
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Matalin Sticking With Fred Thompson  —  Rumors are flying about more senior level departures from the unofficial presidential campaign of former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.).  —  But The Fix can knock down one of the major ones: Mary Matalin, a former adviser to Vice President Dick Cheney …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Joe Klein and Beltway seriousness  —  Joe Klein today responds to my post from earlier this morning — regarding Joe Lieberman, John Hagee and Seriousness — without expressly acknowledging that he is doing so.  He all but quotes my post at length and says he is responding to the use of the word …
Discussion: Eschaton, TalkLeft and Rising Hegemon
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Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Epithets I Have Known  —  Some epithets are really quite brilliant: wanker, for example, with its intimations of onanistic futility, is one of the best.  (But then, the Brits, who invented the term, are so much more elegant than we are when it comes to the creative use of the mother tongue.)
Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Senate breakthrough adds $3 billion for border security  —  WASHINGTON — Senate Democrats and Republicans came together today to devote an additional $3 billion to gaining control over the U.S.-Mexico border, putting Congress on a path to override President Bush's promised veto of a $38 billion homeland security funding bill.
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Gates seeks to calm feud with Clinton  —  WASHINGTON - Defense Secretary Robert Gates wrote to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton that a top Pentagon official did not intend to impugn her patriotism by suggesting that questions about U.S. planning in Iraq boosts enemy propaganda.
Jean Edward Smith / New York Times:
Stacking the Court  —  WHEN a majority of Supreme Court justices adopt a manifestly ideological agenda, it plunges the court into the vortex of American politics.  If the Roberts court has entered voluntarily what Justice Felix Frankfurter once called the "political thicket," it may require a political solution to set it straight.
Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Oversight Hearing on US Embassy in Iraq  —  The Oversight Committee is currently holding a hearing, "Allegations of Waste, Fraud, and Abuse at the New U.S. Embassy in Iraq."  The hearing will examine the performance of the State Department and its contractors in the construction of the new $600 million U.S. embassy in Baghdad.
Washington Post:
War Crimes and the White House  —  The Dishonor in a Tortured New 'Interpretation' of the Geneva Conventions  —  One of us was appointed commandant of the Marine Corps by President Ronald Reagan; the other served as a lawyer in the Reagan White House and has vigorously defended the constitutionality …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
FOX Attacks: Bloggers  —  Oh, you knew this one was coming....  With the prospect of YearlyKos and the celebration of the liberal blogosphere just around the corner, Robert Greenwald's Brave New Films has a new progressive action video on FOX News's hackery:  —  If you want to fight back and become a "Fox Attacker", sign up here.
 
 
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