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10:00 AM ET, July 26, 2007

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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 …
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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.
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 …
Think Progress:
AP Reveals New Document Demonstrating 'Clear Case' Of Gonzales Perjury On Spying Program  —  The AP reports that a four-page memo sent by then-National Intelligence Director John Negroponte in May 2006 confirms that a March 2004 White House intelligence briefing for top congressional leaders was on "the Terrorist Surveillance Program."
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 and race42008.com
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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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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 …
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.
Discussion: Boston Globe, CNN and TIME
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
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 …
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 …
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.
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Exclusive: Obama hits Clinton — harder  —  BREAKING NEWS  —  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 …
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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 …
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.
Harry Reid / Washington Post:
The Senate on Iraq: No 'Phony Debate'  —  On reading the July 21 editorial "The Phony Debate," it became clear why The Post's editorial writers have been such eager cheerleaders for the Bush administration's flawed Iraq policies — the two share the same disregard for the facts en route to drawing dubious conclusions.
 
 
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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: Rising Hegemon
Washington Post:
War Crimes and the White House
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Sideshow
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Parsing the Polls: Who Really Supports Withdrawal?
Rob Stein / Washington Post:
Obesity Spreads In Social Circles As Trends Do, Study Indicates
City Journal:
Grading Mayoral Control
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Mark Steyn / Macleans.ca:
The Black Trial: The human drama the jury didn't see
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Little Green Footballs:
CAIR Goes After Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: CAIR and Hot Air
Rory Carroll / Guardian:
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Fred Kaplan / Slate:
WHY PETRAEUS' INTRIGUING NEW IRAQ STRATEGY WILL PROBABLY FAIL.
Zachary M. Seward / Wall Street Journal:
Doctor Shortage Hurts A Coverage-for-All Plan
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
OHIO COURT INTERPRETS ITS STATE ANTI-SAME-SEX MARRIAGE AMENDMENT …
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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