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10:05 AM ET, July 31, 2007


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Dan Eggen Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Alaska Senator's Home Is Raided  —  Stevens Scrutinized In a Wide Inquiry Into Corruption in the State  —  Agents from the FBI and the Internal Revenue Service raided the Alaska home of Sen. Ted Stevens (R) yesterday as part of a broad federal investigation of political corruption in the state …
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 …
FBI searches Sen. Stevens' home
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
R.A. Dillon / Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:
Young feeling heat on the Hill
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Fox News:   Sen. Ted Stevens' Renovated Home Searched by FBI, IRS
Associated Press:
FBI, IRS agents raid U.S. senator's home
Discussion: scott thomas-dot-us and Truthdig
Philip Shenon / New York Times:   Alaska Home of Senator Is Raided by U.S. Agents
Elana Schor / The Hill:   FBI raids Sen. Stevens's Alaska home
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Short of Perjury  —  I find myself in an unaccustomed and unexpected position: defending Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.  —  Gonzales fans, if there are Gonzales fans left, except for the only fan who counts: Don't take any comfort from my assessment.  —  In his Senate testimony last week …
The Hill:
Specter: Administration has 18 hours to clarify Gonzales testimony on wiretapping  —  The Senate Judiciary Committee's ranking Republican, Arlen Specter (Pa.), emerged from a crucial Monday briefing and gave the Bush administration 18 hours to resolve the controversy over apparent contradictions …
Deacon / Power Line:
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
IMPEACH GONZALES?  —  From NBC's Mike Viqueira
Patterico's Pontifications:
Wonkette: We Wish John Roberts Would Die  —  Wonkette: … B-b-but . . . I thought hate speech was a problem only on prominent righty blogs — not prominent lefty blogs.  Didn't Rick Ellensburg say so?  —  (Thanks to Michael E.)
Ken Layne / Wonkette:
Rumors On The Internets: Let the Sunshine In
Washington Post:
Chief Justice Suffers Seizure
Discussion: At-Largely
Associated Press:
Ellison returns from trip to Iraq  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Keith Ellison made a weekend trip to Iraq, where a pair of sheiks urged Congress' only Muslim lawmaker to help in countering al-Qaeda's vision of Islam.  —  Ellison, D-Minn., said he met in Ramadi in Anbar province with the two sheiks …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Ellison: Progress Is Being Made  —  When Michael O'Hanlon …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:   Liberal, Democrat, Muslim Congressman Begged To Fight al-Qaeda
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Sept. 10 in Waziristan  —  The National Intelligence Estimate released July 17 put the problem plainly enough: Al-Qaeda has "regenerated key elements of its Homeland attack capability" using a new haven in the lawless frontier area of northwest Pakistan known as Waziristan.
Discussion: Three Wise Men and PrairiePundit
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 …
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.
New York Times Pulitzer Prize winner John Burns on Iraq, Iran and how the surge is working.  —  The Hugh Hewitt Show  —  HH: Pleased to welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show John Burns of the New York Times.  Mr. Burns, welcome, it's been about six months since we spoke, and I gather you're in Baghdad today?
Matt / Think Progress:
Cheney Says He Is A 'Unique Creature,' Refuses To Say He Is Part Of Executive Branch  —  In June, House investigators revealed that Vice President Dick Cheney had exempted his office from an executive order order designed to safeguard classified national security information by claiming …
Michael Yon:
Bread and a Circus, Part I of II  —  [Note: Before we begin, a huge congratulations to Iraq for winning the Asian Cup in soccer.  As an American, I felt a sense of jubilation when Iraq took the title.  I have temporarily left Iraq, for my only "break" this year, and am in Singapore.
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Lieberman escalates attack on Iraq critics  —  Ever since Connecticut Democrats refused to back him for a fourth term in Congress, Joe Lieberman has been burnishing his independent credentials in the narrowly divided Senate while becoming increasingly critical of the Democratic Party on the war in Iraq.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Michael Chapman / CNSNews:
'Cool' Icon Che Guevara Was a Murderous Thug, Author Says  —  (Editor's Note: In the first of a two-part interview, Cybercast News Service speaks to Humberto Fontova, author of the new book, "Exposing the Real Che Guevara and the Useful Idiots Who Idolize Him.")
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards applies full-court press against media  —  If politicians ever heeded the old warning about avoiding fights with people who "buy their ink by the barrel," they aren't anymore — certainly not John Edwards.  —  Republicans in the 1990s got over their fear of the press and instead turned the …
Elana Schor / The Hill:
Dems unveil ethics plan  —  House and Senate Democrats on Monday unveiled an ethics package they touted as the strongest reform in decades, attracting bitter criticism from Republicans who vowed to fight the bill's altered earmark-transparency rules.  —  The majority re-drafted the ethics bill …
Discussion: The Gate
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Agence France Presse:
US House wants Japanese sex slaves apology
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Solomon Moore / New York Times:
States Export Their Inmates as Prisons Fill
Jerusalem Post:
Reports: Iran to buy jets from Russia
'Untouchable' corruption in Iraq ministries
Wall Street Journal:
Dow Jones Deal Gets Closer As Talks Turn to Fees
Robert Tait / Guardian:
Cleric's death opens up power struggle in Iran
Discussion: Ezra Klein and The Newshoggers
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Energy Bill Aids Expansion of Atomic Power
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