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10:50 PM ET, July 30, 2007


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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 and The Impolitic
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.
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.
Washington Post:
Supreme Court Chief Taken to Hospital After Fall
Discussion: At-Largely
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:   Chief Justice Roberts Is Hospitalized After Seizure
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.
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: Comments From Left Field and MyDD
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 …
The Hill:   Specter: Administration has 18 hours to clarify Gonzales testimony on wiretapping
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Cheney is A "Big Fan" of Gonzales
Discussion: On Deadline and The Next Hurrah
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 …
Elana Schor / The Hill:
FBI raids Sen. Stevens's Alaska home  —  The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) raided the home of Sen. Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) on Monday, advancing the corruption probe that has ensnared the once-untouchable GOP dean.
Discussion: Buckeye State Blog
Associated Press:
FBI, IRS agents raid U.S. senator's home
Discussion: Truthdig
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" …
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 …
Gordon Brown / Washington Post:
Partnership for the Ages  —  Within a few weeks of becoming prime minister of Great Britain, I have come to the United States to affirm the historic partnership of shared purpose that unites our two countries.  —  Outside observers may think of even great alliances only in narrow …
Washington Post:
Clyburn: Positive Report by Petraeus Could Split House Democrats on War  —  House Majority Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) said Monday that a strongly positive report on progress on Iraq by Army Gen. David Petraeus likely would split Democrats in the House and impede his party's efforts to press for a timetable to end the war.
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.
The Politico:
Bill Clinton seeks truce with Obama  —  Bill Clinton said Monday that he had no interest in wading into "that little spat" that broke out last week between Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama over whether the next president should commit to meeting with the leader of several U.S. adversaries.
Sam Boyd / American Prospect:   The group blog of The American Prospect
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 …
Think Progress:
Media Falsely Labels O'Hanlon And Pollack 'Vocal Critics' Of Bush Administration
Discussion: The New Republic
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.
Tapscott's Copy Desk:
Reid and Pelosi are gutting earmark reform
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Ron Paul: Let bounty hunters get bin Laden  —  It didn't go anywhere in the tense days after the 9/11 attacks, but Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas), who is running a longshot bid for the 2008 GOP presidential nomination, has re-introduced his proposal to authorize President Bush to commission private citizens …
This Is London:
IF I GO BACK TO IRAQ ANYBODY COULD KILL ME, SAYS HERO FOOTBALL CAPTAIN  —  The captain of Iraq's victorious football teams has said he will not return to his home country because he fears being killed.  —  Younis Mahmoud scored the only goal of the game with a header in the 71st-minute to give win the Asia Cup for Iraq.
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