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10:35 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.
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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 …
New York Times:
Defying the Imperial Presidency  —  The House Judiciary Committee did its duty yesterday, voting to cite Harriet Miers, the former White House counsel, and Joshua Bolten, the White House chief of staff, for contempt.  The Bush administration has been acting lawlessly in refusing to hand …
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 …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Daily Kos and The Sideshow
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Omerta  —  YouTube of Bill Moyers and Jon Stewart discussing …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Did Gonzo Lie?  —  Alberto Gonzales performed poorly as a witness …
Discussion: Redstate
Hindrocket / Power Line:   LEAKING AGAINST GONZALES  —  Paul writes below about Alberto …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown: Leahy Doesn't Buy White House Lies
Discussion: The Sideshow
John Solomon / Washington Post:
No Easy Verdict on Thompson The Lawyer  —  Cases Indicate Willingness to Defy GOP Orthodoxy  —  Before he was elected as a tough-on-crime U.S. senator from Tennessee or played a New York prosecutor on TV's "Law and Order," Fred Dalton Thompson worked as a lawyer who argued …
Discussion: Time, race42008.com and Ian Schwartz
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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.
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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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
SCOTT THOMAS SPEAKS  —  "The editors" of the New Republic have posted a statement from the soldier formerly known as Scott Thomas — he now identifies himself as Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp — with this preface: … Scott Thomas Beauchamp writes:
Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
McCain's Media Team Resigns, Futher Shaking Up Campaign  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. John McCain's well-known media team has resigned, an indication that his campaign shake-up is continuing to backfire and imperiling the Arizona Republican's presidential candidacy.
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 …
Karl / Press Esc:
US Senators call for universal Internet filtering  —  Submitted by Adam Thomas on Wed, 2007-07-25 20:47.  - Americas - Tech - United States - News  —  US senators today made a bipartisan call for the universal implementation of filtering and monitoring technologies on the Internet in order …
Dan Elliott / Associated Press:
Fired Colo. professor sues university  —  DENVER - A professor who was fired after comparing some Sept. 11 victims to a Nazi sued the school Wednesday, saying officials retaliated against him for exercising his right to free speech.  —  Ward Churchill was ousted by the University …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and USS Neverdock
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Rocky Mountain News:
Regents do their duty  —  Churchill firing only responsible course, given the evidence
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Waxman seeks RNC e-mails from White House Counsel Fielding  —  House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) wants White House Counsel Fred Fielding to turn over any e-mails his office has from White House aides on Republican National Committee accounts.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Thomas P. M. Barnett / US News:
Managing China's Ascent  —  Realists insist the U.S. and China are slated for military conflict in the decades ahead.  America cannot peacefully accommodate China's rise because it subverts our role as the world's lone superpower.  —  Let me offer a different vision.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Bill Koenig / Bloomberg:
Ford Has Surprise $750 Million Profit, Ending Losses  —  Ford Motor Co., the second-biggest U.S. automaker, surprised investors with its first quarterly profit in two years, earning $750 million from the sale of Aston Martin and reduced spending on pensions and warranties.
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
 
 
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Kevin Whitelaw / US News:
Iraq Envoy Says U.S. Lags in Arms Delivery
Harry Reid / Washington Post:
The Senate on Iraq: No 'Phony Debate'
Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Spitzer's Office Vows to Fight Investigation
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
'It Didn't Happen'  —  Democrats go soft on crimes against humanity.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Hamid Ahmed / Associated Press:
US: Attackers in Iraq have improved aim
Discussion: MSNBC and Rising Hegemon
Jean Edward Smith / New York Times:
Stacking the Court  —  WHEN a majority of Supreme Court justices adopt …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Parsing the Polls: Who Really Supports Withdrawal?
Mark Steyn / Macleans.ca:
The Black Trial: The human drama the jury didn't see
 Earlier Items: 
Rudy Giuliani / Real Clear Politics:
Leading America Toward Energy Independence
Discussion: Economist's View
Little Green Footballs:
CAIR Goes After Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: The Jawa Report, CAIR and Hot Air
Rory Carroll / Guardian:
US medics graduate in Havana
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
WHY PETRAEUS' INTRIGUING NEW IRAQ STRATEGY WILL PROBABLY FAIL.
Des Moines Register:
Edwards talks issues, borrows salve on RAGBRAI
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
 

 
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