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9:35 AM ET, July 27, 2007

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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
But Don't Ask Him on YouTube...  Four days after the Democratic debate in Charleston, S.C,. more than 400 questions directed to the GOP presidential field have been uploaded on YouTube — targeted at Republicans scheduled to get their turn at videopopulism on Sept. 17.
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Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Thumbs Down On The GOP YouTube Debate  —  The YouTube debate was a silly, and at times absurd exercise in giving air time to many idiots separated by an occasional responsible speaker, and the question selection by CNN demonstrated a huge left-wing bias which will inevitably appear …
Patrick Ruffini / Townhall.com:
GOPers Bail on YouTube Debate?  —  Over the last few hours, I'd been hearing buzz that GOP candidates were going wobbly on the CNN/YouTube debate.  I was dismissive.  Given the huge earned media hit the Democrats got this week, the fact that even the highly partisan questioners acquitted themselves better …
The Atlantic Online:
Update: Rudy Likely To Opt Out Of YouTube Debate
Discussion: MSNBC
John Distaso / New Hampshire Union Leader:
Granite Status: Romney no fan of CNN/YouTube debate antics
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
It's looking like...  GOP: YOUTUBE TOO SCARY FOR US
Discussion: Townhall.com
New York Times:
F.B.I. Chief Gives Account at Odds With Gonzales's  —  The director of the F.B.I. offered testimony Thursday that sharply conflicted with Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's sworn statements about a 2004 confrontation in which top Justice Department officials threatened to resign over a secret intelligence operation.
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Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Bedtime for Gonzo  —  It's way past bedtime for Gonzo.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Caucus
Martha Mendoza / Associated Press:
AP: New Details on Tillman's Death  —  SAN FRANCISCO -  —  Army medical examiners were suspicious about the close proximity of the three bullet holes in Pat Tillman's forehead and tried without success to get authorities to investigate whether the former NFL player's death amounted to a crime …
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TRex / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: A Whole New Level of Horror
Discussion: Discourse.net and Crooks and Liars
CNN:
Court throws out illegal immigrant ordinances  —  ALLENTOWN, Pennsylvania (CNN) — A federal court Thursday struck down ordinances passed by Hazleton, Pennsylvania, that were intended to limit where illegal immigrants could live and work.  —  Last year, Hazleton passed the Illegal Immigration …
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Julia Preston / Press Association:
Judge Voids Ordinance on Illegal Immigrants  —  A federal judge in Pennsylvania yesterday struck down ordinances adopted by the City of Hazleton to bar illegal immigrants from working or renting homes there, the most resounding legal blow so far to local efforts across the country to crack down on illegal immigration.
Discussion: ACLU, Los Angeles Times and TalkLeft
Fred File:
Hazleton Immigration Decision
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
U.S. Officials Voice Frustrations With Saudis' Role in Iraq  —  During a high-level meeting in Riyadh in January, Saudi officials confronted a top American envoy with documents that seemed to suggest that Iraq's prime minister could not be trusted.  —  One purported to be an early alert …
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Glenn R. Simpson / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Tracks Saudi Bank Favored by Extremists
Los Angeles Times:
U.S. drops Baghdad electricity reports  —  The daily length of time that residents have power has dropped.  The figure is considered a key indicator of quality of life.  —  WASHINGTON — washington — As the Bush administration struggles to convince lawmakers that its Iraq war strategy is working …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
O'Reilly cuts Hall's mic to get the last word about BilloReilly.com's HATE comments  —  As O'Reilly smeared Kos and YKos yet again, Jane Hall told Bill that his own website had hate comments on it.  BillO called her a liar and then they cut her mic off so he was sure to get the last word in …
Matthew Rothschild / The New Press:
You Have No Rights  —  Stories of America in an Age of Repression  —  Paperback  —  PAPERBACK ORIGINAL CHILLING STORIES OF ORDINARY AMERICANS WHOSE EVERYDAY LIBERTIES HAVE BEEN VIOLATED SINCE SEPTEMBER 11  —  I'm very liberal and sometimes my friends say I'm giving them some kind of paranoid …
Keith Ervin / Seattle Times:
Felony charges filed against 7 in state's biggest case of voter-registration fraud  —  King and Pierce County prosecutors filed felony charges today against seven people who allegedly committed the biggest voter-registration fraud in state history.  —  The defendants, who were paid employees …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Jim Abrams / Associated Press:
FCC Chair: Fairness Doctrine Not Needed  —  WASHINGTON — The Federal Communications Commission has no intention of reinstating the Fairness Doctrine imposing a requirement of balanced coverage of issues on public airwaves, FCC Chairman Kevin Martin said.  —  Martin, in a letter written …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Strike Two  —  For Barack Obama, it was strike two.  And this one was a right-down-the-middle question from a YouTuber in Monday night's South Carolina debate: "Would you be willing to meet separately, without precondition, during the first year of your administration, in Washington or anywhere else …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Army Private Discloses He Is New Republic's Baghdad Diarist  —  The New Republic's anonymous "Baghdad Diarist" identified himself yesterday as Scott Thomas Beauchamp, an Army private in Iraq, and disputed as "maddening" accusations that he had invented his accounts of cruelty by American soldiers.
Discussion: The Corner and Wake up America
 
 
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Robert Farley / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
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Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
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Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Hullabaloo
Guardian:
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Discussion: Jihad Watch
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
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Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
Immigration. Again.