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8:50 PM ET, July 30, 2007

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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
IMPEACH GONZALES?  —  From NBC's Mike Viqueira  —  A group of House Democrats will introduce a resolution calling on the Judiciary Committee to begin impeachment proceedings against Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  —  Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) will sponsor the measure.  It will be dropped in the hopper tomorrow.
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Satyam / Think Progress:
Inslee to introduce Gonzales impeachment tomorrow.  —  Rep. Jay Inslee (D-WA) is introducing legislation that would require the House Judiciary Committee and the House of Representatives to begin an impeachment investigation into Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, in the wake of his damaging testimony last week.
Discussion: MyDD and Comments From Left Field
CBS News:
Cheney Hails His Pal Al  —  VP Says He's A "Big Fan" Of Embattled Attorney General  —  (CBS) Vice President Dick Cheney said Monday that he is a "big fan" of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  —  In a interview with CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller …
Discussion: Washington Post and TalkLeft
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Cheney is A "Big Fan" of Gonzales
Discussion: On Deadline and The Next Hurrah
CNN:
Chief Justice Roberts suffers seizure  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Chief Justice John Roberts has been taken to a hospital as a precaution after falling at his summer home, the Supreme Court said Monday.  —  The chief justice suffered a seizure and will be hospitalized overnight, the Supreme Court said.
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Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Chief Justice Roberts suffers seizure  —  WASHINGTON - Chief Justice John Roberts suffered a seizure at his summer home in Maine on Monday, causing a fall that resulted in minor scrapes, Supreme Court spokeswoman Kathy Arberg said.  —  He will remain in a hospital in Maine overnight.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
MaineCoastNOW.com Rockland, Thomaston …:
Chief Justice Roberts taken to hospital after incident … HUPPER ISLAND — Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., a seasonal resident of Hupper Island, located off Port Clyde, was taken to Penobscot Bay Medical Center in Rockport mid-day Monday.  —  St. George Ambulance responded to a call …
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Washington Post:
Supreme Court Chief Taken to Hospital After Fall
Discussion: At-Largely
White House:
President Bush Participates in Joint Press Availability with Prime Minister Gordon Brown of the United Kingdom  —  PRESIDENT BUSH: Welcome, thank you.  It's good to have you here.  So everybody is wondering whether or not the Prime Minister and I were able to find common ground, to get along, to have a meaningful discussion.
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Bush's New Poodle?  —  Anyone who expected the new British …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:   Bush, Brown Present United Front on Iraq
Anchorage Daily News:
FBI, IRS searching Stevens' Girdwood house  —  Federal law enforcement agents are currently searching the Girdwood home of Alaska U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens.  —  "All I can say is that agents from the FBI and IRS are currently conducting a search at that residence," said Dave Heller …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Fred's funds raise fear of flop  —  Fred Thompson plans to announce Tuesday that his committee to test the waters for a Republican presidential campaign raised slightly more than $3 million in June, substantially less than some backers had hoped, according to Republican sources.
Hunter / Daily Kos:
Bill O'Reilly Says He Will "Destroy" Daily Kos Today  —  Today, Father Coughlin — er, sorry, frog in my throat — Bill O'Reilly is planning another in his ongoing attacks against Daily Kos and YearlyKos.  Fox News has apparently been emailing the Democratic campaigns asking them for "comment" …
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David Neiwert / Orcinus:
Bill O'Reilly, hatemonger  — by Dave  —  So Bill O'Reilly is supposed to go on air this afternoon to "destroy" Kos.  Or, as he put it on his show: … Well, it may interest O'Reilly to know that the people whose work it is to monitor hate groups in this country …
Discussion: Norwegianity and Taylor Marsh
The Atlantic Online:
The Meta-Go-Round  —  Sam Boyd notes the media's bizarre flip-flops and double-reversals on the subject of the Obama-Clinton debate spat.  The pathology he's identifying is the exact one James Fallows focuses on in the piece I plugged this morning — a pathological aversion to talk about the substance of things.
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Sam Boyd / American Prospect:   The group blog of The American Prospect
The Politico:   Bill Clinton seeks truce with Obama
Porkbusters:
weak tea indeed: democratic leaders water down ethics & earmark reform bill  —  Porkbusters obtained the latest version of the "Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007'', and as expected, the Democratic leadership has worked some funny business to dilute some of the Act's key provisions.
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Tapscott's Copy Desk:
Reid and Pelosi are gutting earmark reform
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The really smart, serious, credible Iraq experts O'Hanlon and Pollack  —  (updated below)  —  What is the most vivid and compelling evidence of how broken our political system is?  It is that the exact same people who urged us into the war in Iraq, were wrong in everything they said …
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Think Progress:
Media Falsely Labels O'Hanlon And Pollack 'Vocal Critics' Of Bush Administration
Discussion: The New Republic
Mervyn Rothstein / New York Times:
Ingmar Bergman, Famed Film Director, Dies at 89  —  Ingmar Bergman, the "poet with the camera" who is considered one of the greatest directors in motion picture history, died today on the small island of Faro where he lived on the Baltic coast of Sweden, Astrid Soderbergh Widding, president of The Ingmar Bergman Foundation, said.
Channel '08:
Will the GOP YouTube Debate Be Postponed?  —  The GOP version of the CNN/YouTube debate is still scheduled for Sept. 17, but may be moved to a later date.  —  CNN spokeswoman Mara Gassman says CNN's Washington bureau chief and debate executive producer David Bohrman is talking …
Michael J. Totten:
Baghdad Raid Night  —  BAGHDAD - "We want to use you as bait," Sergeant Eduardo Ojeda from Los Angeles, California, told me before I embedded with his unit on what was shaping up to be a night raid.  —  "Excellent," I said.  "That's why I'm here."  —  This is what passes for black Army humor in Baghdad.
 
 
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Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War
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ESPN:
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Economist:
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Discussion: The Newshoggers
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Frederic J. Frommer / wtopnews.com:
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Discussion: Think Progress
New York Times:
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 Earlier Items: 
Rafat Ali / paidContent.org:
Cit-J Site NowPublic Gets A Big $10.6 Million Round of Funding
Discussion: BuzzMachine and PrezVid
Mariam Karouny / Reuters:
Iraqi parliament adjourns in blow to Bush
Discussion: All Spin Zone
The Atlantic Online:
A New Eugenics?  —  Kevin Drum, scoffing at the suggestion …
The Corner:
Abolish Tenure  —  Should we eliminate academic tenure?  Yes.
Reuters:
Taliban: Male hostage shot dead
Rob Hotakainen / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Congress eyes pay raise for itself
Discussion: The Swamp