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12:20 PM ET, July 26, 2007

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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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Bryan / Hot Air:
Scott Thomas revealed; Update: So is his blog  —  He's Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp, a member of Alpha Company, 1/18 Infantry, Second Brigade Combat Team, First Infantry Division.  He's also calling most of his critics chickenhawks, even though most of his critics a) served in the military and/or b) have been to Iraq or c) both.
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:   What's that Now?  —  "Scott Thomas" now known as Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp writes:
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
This War's John Kerry?
Discussion: Op For
CNN:
Memo appears to contradict Gonzales  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A group of Senate Democrats on Thursday will call for a special counsel to investigate whether Attorney General Alberto Gonzales perjured himself during Capitol Hill testimony.  —  The group said it plans to make the request in a letter to the solicitor general.
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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 …
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Omerta  —  YouTube of Bill Moyers and Jon Stewart discussing …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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 …
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Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Rapture Ready: The Unauthorized Christians United for Israel Tour  —  On July 16, I attended Christians United for Israel's annual Washington-Israel Summit.  Founded by San Antonio-based megachurch pastor John Hagee, CUFI has added the grassroots muscle of the Christian right to the already potent Israel lobby.
Discussion: DefCon Blog
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The mainstream, sane, serious Joe Lieberman
Discussion: TalkLeft and Norwegianity
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
Randall Parker / FuturePundit:
New Solar Photovoltaic Cell Efficiency Record: 42.8%  —  A consortium of research teams has achieved a new record in photovoltaic cell efficiency. … What I want to know: Are these materials inherently more or less expensive to manufacture for unit area than existing silicon photovoltaics?
Discussion: Winds of Change.NET
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
'It Didn't Happen'  —  Democrats go soft on crimes against humanity.  —  Barack Obama's latest pronouncement on Iraq should have shocked the conscience.  In an interview with the Associated Press last week, the freshman Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate opined …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and Sister Toldjah
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.
Discussion: Think Progress
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 …
 
 
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Daphne Retter / The Hill:
UNDER THE DOME  —  Senate GOP to Vitter: We'll handle …
Discussion: Think Progress
New York Times:
Bush Panel Seeks Upgrade in Military Care
Bruce Kesler / Democracy Project:
POW Reviews POW Film "Rescue Dawn"
Jamie McIntyre / CNN:
General's rank could be reduced in Tillman case
Discussion: The Gavel
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
(ed.note: This is...  AS BAD AS BUSH … The Iraq fiasco …
Kevin Whitelaw / US News:
Iraq Envoy Says U.S. Lags in Arms Delivery
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Waxman seeks RNC e-mails from White House Counsel Fielding
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Bill Koenig / Bloomberg:
Ford Has Surprise $750 Million Profit, Ending Losses
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Fired Colo. professor sues university
Little Green Footballs:
CAIR Goes After Rudy Giuliani
Discussion: CAIR, The Jawa Report and Hot Air
Des Moines Register:
Edwards talks issues, borrows salve on RAGBRAI
Michael Cieply / New York Times:
While Real Bullets Fly, Movies Bring War Home