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3:15 AM ET, July 28, 2007

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Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
'No more confirmations of Bush high court nominees'  —  New York Sen. Charles E. Schumer, a powerful member of the Democratic leadership, said Friday the Senate should not confirm another U.S. Supreme Court nominee under President Bush "except in extraordinary circumstances."
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
IS THIS A COUP?  IF NOT, WHAT IS IT?  —  The Democrats' unconstitutional usurpation of power continues: Chuck Schumer, possibly the wackiest of all Capitol Hill Democrats, announces a change in the Constitution: … I guess "dangerously out of balance" means 5-4.
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The Raw Story:
White House calls bloggers to push privilege  —  At the urging of top conservative bloggers, the White House set up a Friday morning conference call to promote its message on the subject of executive privilege, RAW STORY has found.  "The White House hosted a blogger conference call to discuss …
David Stout / New York Times:
White House Backs Gonzales on Testimony  —  The White House offered a vigorous defense of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales today, insisting that he had not given misleading testimony to Congress, but that national security factors prevented further clarification for now.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Another Thompson resignation  —  Another aide to Fred Thompson's campaign-in-waiting resigned last night, two sources close to the campaign confirm.  Tom Frechette had been effectively serving as campaign manager Tom Collamore's deputy.  Collamore was removed from his post Tuesday and given a "senior adviser" role.
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Kombiz Lavasany / Democratic National Committee:
Rough Seas Ahead For Thompson  —  The Fred Thompson campaign has seen some tough times lately, confronted with his record as a lobbyist and the subsequent cover-up.  That was followed by staff problems at the very top of the campaign.  —  But rather than kick a man when he's down, we decided to throw him a life vest.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Frederick of Hollywood and the Tiny Silicone Penis
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
CNN Political Ticker:
Clinton seeks 'cleavage' cash  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Few political fundraising e-mails have ever carried the subject header "cleavage," but White House hopeful Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign sent a solicitation to supporters Friday with the attention-grabbing header in order to decry …
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Washington Post:
Let the Cleavage Conversation Begin  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign has sent out a fundraising letter calling a Washington Post fashion writer's column on Clinton's cleavage "grossly inappropriate" and asking donors "to take a stand against this kind of coarseness and pettiness in American culture."
David S. Cloud / New York Times:
U.S. Set to Offer Huge Arms Deal to Saudi Arabia  —  The Bush administration is preparing to ask Congress to approve an arms sale package for Saudi Arabia and its neighbors that is expected to total $20 billion over the next decade at a time when some United States officials contend that the Saudis …
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Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:   US accuses Saudis of telling lies about Iraq
Andres Oppenheimer / MiamiHerald.com:
Obama goofed by not including caveat  —  One in an occasional series on presidential candidates' views about Latin America.  —  I was not terribly surprised when Sen. Barack Obama said in the Democratic presidential debate Monday that he would sit down with Cuba's Fidel Castro and Venezuela's Hugo Chávez if elected president.
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Paul Steinhauser / CNN:   Obama: I would unleash a 'transformation'
Ana Marie Cox / Time:
Will the G.O.P. Say No to YouTube?  —  The sequel to the self-styled "ground-breaking" YouTube debate on CNN may be history before it even begins.  —  The Rudy Giuliani campaign has cited scheduling conflicts in saying it will skip the Republican version of this week's Democratic debate …
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Post / Washington Post:
YOUTUBE, TAKE TWO Few GOP Candidates Commit to Debate
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Romney Will SkipYouTube Forum
Discussion: The Swamp
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Kos: Tillman Murdered for Chomsky Admiration, Antiwar Views  —  It's about time someone finally connected Noam Chomsky to Pat Tillman's death.  Another Kos diarist goes off the deep end.  This time with help from the AP which leads yet another story about the tragic death of Pat Tillman with this:
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Think Progress:
Time For President To Come Clean On Tillman Cover-Up
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards: "They want to shut me up"  —  MyDD flags an intense minute and a half from John Edwards in Creston, Iowa, yesterday in which he heatedly tells an audience that the attention to trivia (I assume the reference here is to his haircuts) is "not an accident" and that "they want to shut me up" …
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Tracy Joan / MyDD:   Haircuts, etc...
Phillip Carter / INTEL DUMP:
Review: "No End In Sight"  —  On Tuesday, I attended a screening of the new Iraq documentary "No End in Sight" in Los Angeles which was co-sponsored by the Center for American Progress and USC's Center for Public Diplomacy.  (The movie is reviewed today in the New York Times.)
Discussion: TalkLeft
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A. O. Scott / New York Times:
In the Beginning: Focusing on the Iraq War Enablers
Discussion: Hullabaloo
UPI:
Your Thoughts  —  Let him claim executive privilege and ignore the subpoena.  —  More good press for Sicko and more bad press for the Bush administration which has far more legal issues to worry about than Michael Moore.  —  SO I GUESS MICHAEL IS ABOVE THE LAW.
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Chickenhawk Congressman Smears Military Expert  —  Center for American Progress military expert Lawrence Korb testified before the House Armed Services Committee this morning, challenging escalation proponents to have the courage of their convictions and call for a draft if they would like the surge to continue indefinitely.
 
 
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Marine Corps Times HOME:
Aide: Iraq PM relations with Petraeus poor
Discussion: INTEL DUMP
Sfcmac / The Foxhole:
Update on The New Republic's 'Man in Iraq'
Jeff Randall / Telegraph:
Crisis-prone BBC needs management clear-out
Discussion: Biased BBC
Lesley Clark / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Officer calls Guantanamo reviews a sham
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
A response to my post on the semiotic of "Scott Thomas" …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Rich Man, Boor Man
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Scientists' Tests Hack Into Electronic Voting Machines in California and Elsewhere
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
 Earlier Items: 
James Glanz / New York Times:
As U.S. Rebuilds, Iraq Won't Act on Finished Work
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
Best of the Web  —  Today's Video on WSJ.com: Brendan Miniter …
White House:
Briefing by Tony Snow
Discussion: Power Line and First Draft
Brent Budowsky / The Huffington Post:
Neoconservatism Is Dead  —  Charles Krauthammer, not content …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Keith Olbermann Updates The Nexus Of Terror And Politics - Creating Terror Scares
Discussion: Blinq
Peter J. Wallison / TCS Daily:
Is the War Lost? Three Inconvenient Truths About Iraq Right Now
 

 
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Sarah Scire / Nieman Lab:
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