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6:05 AM ET, July 26, 2007


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Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Documents contradict Gonzales' testimony  —  WASHINGTON - Documents show that 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.
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Senator May Seek Gonzales Perjury Probe  —  Leahy Sets Deadline For Revised Testimony  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick J. Leahy threatened yesterday to request a perjury investigation of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, as Democrats said an intelligence official's statement …
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:
Hindrocket / Power Line:
LEAKING AGAINST GONZALES  —  Paul writes below about Alberto Gonzales's Senate Judiciary Committee testimony.  Gonzales testified that he went to the hospital to see John Ashcroft, then the Attorney General, in part to communicate to him the consensus of Congressional leaders …
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  —  You might be running for president if ... you've got hecklers.  —  At a quick campaign stop at a Texas airport this morning, candidate-in-waiting Fred Thompson faced harassment from a young woman who was vocally displeased with the senator's conservative credentials.
Tom Elia /
Fred Thompson Deals With 9/11 Conspiracy Theorist
Discussion: Lonewacko
David White /
Thompson tops GOP hopefuls in state poll
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.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
As regular readers...  IMPEACHMENT?  —  As regular readers of this site know, I've always been against the movement to impeach President Bush.  I take this position not because he hasn't done plenty to merit it.  My reasons are practical.  Minor reasons are that it's late in the president's term …
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
While Real Bullets Fly, Movies Bring 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 …
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.
Discussion: Hot Air, The Reaction and
Richard Blair / All Spin Zone:
"Welcome Back Bob.  Now, STFU."  —  George Bush is a contemptuous, spoiled little prick.  Even when he's receiving the recommendations of a committee he set up to investigate poor veteran's health care at Walter Reed hospital, he just has to show how much of a smarmy little man …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Associated Press:
Commission calls for better veterans care
Discussion: The Republic of T.
Des Moines Register:
Edwards talks issues, borrows salve on RAGBRAI  —  Dumont, Ia.  — Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards squeezed into a pair of Spandex bike shorts today and pedaled on the RAGBRAI route with champion cyclist Lance Armstrong.  —  After riding from just north of Dumont to Kesley …
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 …
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
OHIO COURT INTERPRETS ITS STATE ANTI-SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AMENDMENT: The amendment, enacted in 2004, provides, … A preexisting state statute, Ohio Rev. Code 2919.25(A), provides, "No person shall knowingly cause or attempt to cause physical harm to a family or household member," with …
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Rory Carroll / Guardian:
US medics graduate in Havana
Brad DeLong / Grasping Reality with Both Hands:
Carbon Blogging: "In That Case, We Have No Time to Lose.
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Discussion: Informed Comment
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
San Francisco Chronicle:
Taxpayers pick up Bush's bill
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Bipartisan Impeachment Support As Bush Breaks Disapproval Records
Discussion: Washington Post
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John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Moral Responsibility  —  Jonah: Your argument on Iraq …
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
Mirror slams fake bomb arrests
Discussion: At-Largely
Associated Press:
Queen guitarist to complete doctorate
Will Marshall / Ideas Primary:
Changing Course in Iraq
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
How the Democrats differ on Iraq
Discussion: MSNBC

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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

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