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11:45 PM ET, July 31, 2007


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White House:
Interview of the Vice President by Larry King, CNN  —  Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building  —  Q We're located in the Vice Presidential Ceremonial Office; it's in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, adjacent to the White House, with the Vice President of the United States, Dick Cheney.
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:   Cheney on Trip to Ashcroft's Hospital Bedside: "I Don't Recall"
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
BREAKING... Home Depot dumps O'Reilly: "We will not... advertise on the Bill O'Reilly show"  —  Home Depot seems to have had a change of heart.  They're now unequivocally telling their customers that they will not advertise on Bill O'Reilly's show.  Oddly, however, they're now also claiming …
Mike Stark / Daily Kos:
I just returned from Falafel Bill's house  —  After O'Reilly provided an "accountability moment" to the JetBlue CEO at his home, I decided to provide O'Reilly with his own accountability moment at his home.  —  I've just returned to home base.  —  I've got video of O'Reilly in his sleepwear (red shorts and a white t-shirt).
Dan / Riehl World View:
But, We're Winning, Right?
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
The Raw Story:
'Conflict' keeps Rumsfeld from Tillman hearing  —  Update: This story has been updated to reflect comment from the Oversight Committee's Republican staff.  Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld will not testify at a hearing scheduled for Wednesday on the friendly fire death …
Join Veterans in Writing President to Come Clean on Tillman  —  Those who served in Afghanistan and Iraq and are part of are sending a clear message to the White House - for the good of the military, the nation, and the family of Pat Tillman, the President must comply with Republican …
Discussion: Think Progress
Associated Press:
Retired general censured in Tillman case
Discussion: The Raw Story and Crooks and Liars
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Stevens threatens to block ethics bill  —  Republican Sen. Ted Stevens, whose home back in Alaska was raided by federal investigators Monday in a wide-ranging corruption investigation, has threatened to place a hold on the Democratic-drafted ethics legislation just passed by the House and expected on the Senate floor by week's end.
Atrios / Eschaton:
HULK SMASH DANA BASH  —  Senator Ted on CNN (transcript via email): … and she seems to have picked up on Senator Ted's careful parsing, though she doesn't quite make it clear. … Right.  Every bill that was presented to them.
Discussion: Think Progress
The Politico:
Senators handle Stevens with kid gloves
Discussion: New York Times
Faiz / Think Progress:
Breaking: White House releases letter on NSA program.  —  After missing the noon deadline imposed by Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA), the White House has released a statement seeking to resolve the discrepancies in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' contradictory statements about the NSA warrantless wiretapping program.
Matthew Sanchez / Matt Sanchez:
BEAUCHAMP  —  After a helicopter ride around Baghdad, this afternoon I arrived at Forward Operating Base Falcon, where the mood was somber.  The Army has begun an official investigation into The New Republic articles of the "Baghdad Diarist", Private Scott Thomas Beauchamp.
The Raw Story:
20,000 MORE TROOPS WILL ROTATE INTO IRAQ  —  Get politics headlines as they break.  —  The Pentagon announced Tuesday that it will rotate 20,000 into Iraq at the end of this year but denied the troops would extend President Bush's troop "surge" through next spring, The Associated Press reported Tuesday.
Richard Lardner / Associated Press:   Pentagon Announces Iraq Troop Rotations
Ari Berman / The Nation:
Why Pelosi Opposes Impeachment  —  If she were not in the House—and not Speaker of the House—Nancy Pelosi says she "would probably advocate" impeaching President Bush.  —  But given her current role as party leader, at a breakfast with progressive journalists today (named …
Chris Dorsey / Iowa Politics: Tancredo says threat of attack on holy sites would deter terrorism  —  OSCEOLA — Followers of radical Islam must be deterred from committing a nuclear attack on U.S. soil, Colorado Congressman Tom Tancredo said Tuesday morning, saying that as president he would take drastic measures to prevent such attacks.
Discussion: National Review
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The Atlantic Online:
Thompson Raises $3.4M, Spends $625,700
David Lat /
Biglaw and Big Politics: Which Way Does Your Firm Lean?
Little Green Footballs:
Pace University Mindcrime Update
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Talese On Frey  —  The publishing industry is one of the shallowest …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Amy Schatz / Wall Street Journal:
Snowman Video In YouTube Debate Chills Some Politicos
Discussion: Gristmill
Bradley Keoun / Bloomberg:
American Home Can't Fund Mortgages, Shares Plummet
James W. Brosnan / Albuquerque Tribune:
House Ethics Committee to ask Iglesias about call from Heather Wilson
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and truthout
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Too uninformed to vote?
 Earlier Items: 
Peter Graff / Reuters:
U.S. forces welcome least deadly month of Iraq push
Atheling / The Brussels Journal:
The Death of Sweden
Anne D'Innocenzio / Associated Press:
Consumer Confidence Hits 6-Year High
Discussion: QandO and
Nicholas Wapshott / New York Sun:
Brown Disappoints Critics of Iraq War
Discussion: Wake up America and TigerHawk
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Thompson on Horseback  —  It's a shame that Fred Thompson …
John Tierney / New York Times:
The Whys of Mating: 237 Reasons and Counting
Sean O'Neill / Times of London:
Guantanamo cell is better than freedom, says inmate fighting against release
Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Hearing with DNI chief canceled amid FISA furor