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9:30 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 …
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Did Gonzo Lie?  —  Alberto Gonzales performed poorly as a witness before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, as he usually does.  As I pointed out yesterday, his shifting explanations about correcting a misleading statement at a press conference calls into question how he ever got …
Discussion: Redstate and The American Mind
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."
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown: Leahy Doesn't Buy White House Lies
Discussion: The Sideshow
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.
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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
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 …
Discussion: Hot Air, Gateway Pundit and QandO
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
SCOTT THOMAS SPEAKS
Discussion: ABCNEWS, BLACKFIVE and Outside the Wire
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 …
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: USS Neverdock
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Rocky Mountain News:
Regents do their duty  —  Churchill firing only responsible course, given the evidence
Discussion: Power Line
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
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 …
 
 
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San Francisco Chronicle:
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
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