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1:50 AM ET, July 30, 2007

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Washington Post:
Gonzales's Truthfulness Long Disputed  —  Claims of Misstatements to Shield Bush Stretch Back a Decade  —  When Alberto R. Gonzales was asked during his January 2005 confirmation hearing whether the Bush administration would ever allow wiretapping of U.S. citizens without warrants …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
I don't want...  DOG ATE MY CONSTITUTION  —  I don't want to get into a back and forth about whether it makes sense or sense yet to impeach Alberto Gonzales.  But I assume we all agree that members of Congress should have a good enough working knowledge of the constitution to know how impeachment works.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Matt / Think Progress:
Conservatives Refuse To Appear On Fox News To Publicly Defend Gonzales  —  On Fox News Sunday this morning, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich (R-GA) refused to defend Attorney General Alberto Gonzales against accusations that he may have perjured himself before Congress.
Kagro X / Daily Kos:
Ellen Tauscher versus the Constitution  —  Daily Kos reader EmilyD reports writing to her Congresswoman, Ellen Tauscher, to urge support for the impeachment of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  Take a look at how Tauscher answered: … This is a goddamn embarrassment.
Michael McAuliff / NY Daily News:
RANGEL: BUSH SHOULD BE ASHAMED; AT LEAST HE AIN'T CHENEY
Discussion: rubber hose
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Not Even FOXNews Can Find Someone To Defend Gonzo
Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Mesopotamia: The Champions of Asia  —  I wouldn't be exaggerating if I said hat today has been as exciting as one of those election days in Baghdad.  Our national soccer team is playing for the Asian cup for the first time in its history.  By comparison this is as if the American team …
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BBC:
Iraqis celebrate football victory
Discussion: Harry's Place
Peter Gelling / New York Times:
On Eve of Asian Cup Final, Iraq Is the Proud Underdog
Discussion: Hot Air
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
A Proposal To CNN  —  The Republican reluctance to engage in the scheduled September YouTube debate has created a fierce debate in the blogosphere, including something of a civil war at Hugh Hewitt's Townhall blog.  Hugh himself has adamantly insisted that Republican candidates eschew …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Strike Up The Band  —  On the Stephanopoulos bobble head roundtable this morning, Cokie Roberts raised the baton and started the drumbeat: the Democrats risk moving waaaaay too far to the left and that is going to be a biiiiig problem for them "just like it was in Vietnam."  Yes, she said it out loud.
Ynetnews:
Sudan: Jews behind Darfur conflict  —  Sudanese defense minister says '24 Jewish organizations fueling conflict in Darfur'  —  Sudan's defense minister, Abdel Rahim Mohamed Hussein, has accused "24 Jewish organizations" of "fueling the conflict in Darfur" last week in an interview with a Saudi newspaper.
Discussion: PrairiePundit
Joe Garofoli / San Francisco Chronicle:
Blogger fest a magnet for liberal politicos  —  The second annual gathering of the Daily Kos political blog starts this week in Chicago, and here's all you need to know about how influential the YearlyKos convention has become: Five top presidential candidates are going …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Janet Elder / New York Times:
Same Old Question, Different Answer.  Hmmm.  —  THE war in Iraq is the single most important continuing news issue right now.  Public opinion about the war is a critical part of that story.  That's why when a finding about the war in a New York Times poll could not be easily explained …
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Mark Groubert / Crooks and Liars:
A Crude Awakening  —  C&L July Film of the Month: A CRUDE AWAKENING The Oil Crash  —  Documentary by Basil Gelpke and Ray McCormack … If An Inconvenient Truth could be considered The Wizard of Oz of environmental documentaries, then A Crude Awakening would have be considered the Rosemary's Baby of that same genre.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
New York Times:
Schumer Shows Support for Wall Street  —  June was a busy month for Senator Charles E. Schumer.  On the phone, at large parties and small gatherings around the nation, he raised more than $1 million from the booming private equity and hedge fund industries for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, of which he is chairman.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
William J. Kole / Associated Press:
Official: U.N. troop standards too low  —  VIENNA, Austria — U.N. standards for selecting peacekeepers are too low, and soldiers from countries whose armies are suspected of abuse should not be considered for peacekeeping duty, the U.N.'s chief anti-torture investigator said.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Angus Shaw / Associated Press:
Zimbabwe's Leader Says He'll Print More Cash  —  Pledge Comes Despite Inflation-Fueled Crisis  —  President Robert Mugabe has promised to print more money to fund municipal projects, a government newspaper reported Saturday.  The pledge came despite hyperinflation that has created severe shortages …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and PrairiePundit
Rebecca MacKinnon / RConversation:
Shi Tao's case: Yahoo! knew more than they claimed  —  Yahoo! executives say one thing in public, an official Chinese document says something else.  Oops.  —  I just discovered today that the Dui Hua Foundation, which does excellent, low-key work on Chinese human rights issues, has a blog.
Discussion: The Peking Duck and Discourse.net
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Pace U's Koran-flusher: Examining the (presumptive) charges; Update: Unconstitutional?  —  The word from LGF is that he's being charged with two felonies, criminal mischief and aggravated harassment.  Fair or not?  Let's look at the statutes.  —  Criminal mischief is section 145 of the NYS Penal Code.
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Jason Steck / The Moderate Voice:
What is a "Nerd"?  —  Mary Bucholtz of the University of California …
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
The Summer of Skepticism  —  When spectators jeered Michael Rasmussen …
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
Coalition of Evangelicals Voices Support for Palestinian State
Discussion: Feministe and Israpundit
Marty Kaplan / The Huffington Post:
After the Next 9/11  —  Americans are stupid about risk, me included.
TRex / Firedoglake:
The Toxic Twins
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
U.S. vs. Iran: Cold War, Too
Robin Marantz Henig / New York Times:
The Real Transformers  —  I was introduced to my first sociable robot …
Eliot Spitzer / New York Times:
An Apology From Albany
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Jamiecnn / CNN Political Ticker:
Gingrich predicts Clinton/Obama ticket
David Rose / Observer:
Revealed: MI5's role in torture flight hell
Alex Williams / New York Times:
(-: Just Between You and Me ;-)
Discussion: Althouse
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
MTP: Harwood Likens Hillary's Cleavage To Barry Bond's Doping
Discussion: WTF Is It Now??
Edythe Jensen / Arizona Republic:
Abandoned homes concern city officials
ABCNEWS:
Three in 10 Call SCOTUS 'Too Conservative'
Walter F. Mondale / Washington Post:
Answering to No One  —  The Post's recent series on Dick …
Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
A Column Prompts a Dressing-Down