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11:55 PM ET, August 6, 2007


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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Beauchamp Recants  —  THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned from a military source close to the investigation that Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp—author of the much-disputed "Shock Troops" article in the New Republic's July 23 issue as well as two previous "Baghdad Diarist" columns …
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
BEAUCHAMP RECANTS: SIGNS STATEMENT THAT HE FABRICATED STORIES WITH ONLY "SMIDGEN OF TRUTH"  —  "Volunteered" Stories Were False On "Day One" of Investigation  —  Yeah. … The "ludicrous" Goldfarb/Michelle Malkin/Ace of Spades front ludicrously blundered into the ludicrous truth of the ludicrous matter.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Ace of Spades HQ:
"The Michelle Malkin Slash Ace of Spades Front"  —  So let's see.  Atlantic's Ross Douthat says:  —  1) Scott Beauchamp seems to be exaggerating (at least).  —  2) Given that TNR never before tried a "soldier's POV" story before, there's a reasonable amount of suspicion over TNR's choice of Beauchamp …
Discussion: Dean's World and
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Beauchamp signs military statement recanting TNR pieces …
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Corner
Lucy Morrow Caldwell / Slate:
RUDY GIULIANI'S DAUGHTER IS SUPPORTING BARACK OBAMA.  —  There's one vote that Rudy Giuliani definitely can't count on in his 2008 presidential bid: his own daughter's.  According to the 17-year-old Caroline Giuliani's Facebook profile, she's supporting Barack Obama.
Atrios / Eschaton:
Privacy on the Internets
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Marc Santora / New York Times:
Is Giuliani's Daughter an Obama Supporter?
Discussion: Truthdig
Associated Press:
Edwards slams President Clinton over NAFTA  —  CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Democratic presidential contender John Edwards on Monday criticized former President Clinton, arguing that he allowed corporate insiders to shape the 1993 North American Free Trade Agreement that has cost U.S. jobs.
CNN:   Democratic candidates clash on lobbyist cash
USA Today:
Latest USAT/Gallup Poll gives Clinton 22-point lead over Obama
Discussion: The Corner
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
A Diversity of Opinion, if Not Opinionators  —  At the Yearly Kos Bloggers' Convention, a Sea of Middle-Aged White Males  —  It's Sunday, day 4 of Yearly Kos, the major conference for progressive bloggers, and Gina Cooper, the confab's organizer-in-chief, surveys the ballroom of the massive McCormick Place Convention Center.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Yearly Kos and the Myth of the White Male
Discussion: Eschaton
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Attention Democrats: GOP fear-mongering does not work  —  Karl Rove's election strategy prior to the 2006 election was to force the Democrats to vote against the Military Commissions Act and warrantless eavesdropping so that he could run around the country accusing them of being "soft" and "weak" on Terrorism.
Sen. Russ Feingold / The Huffington Post:   Lessons Not Learned  —  Six years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11 …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
I Guess This Is How It's Done
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Washington Post:
The Truth About Jeri Thompson  —  It is a measure of how rapid Jeri Kehn Thompson's rise to prominence  —  has been that there has been widespread confusion about a basic fact of her background: whether or not she is a lawyer.  —  Several major news organizations — including USA Today …
Byron York / National Review Online:
York: Fred Thompson: Criticism of My Wife Should Be Dire...  Over the course of former Sen. Fred Thompson's "testing the waters" exploratory campaign, there have been reports suggesting that his wife, Jeri, has played a big role — perhaps too big a role — in the effort.
Discussion: MSNBC, The Sleuth and Hot Air
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Analysis: Military Shows Gains in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD (AP) - AP Video The new U.S. military strategy in Iraq, unveiled six months ago to little acclaim, is working.  —  In two weeks of observing the U.S. military on the ground and interviewing commanders, strategists and intelligence officers …
Discussion: Power Line and The Belmont Club
Associated Press:
Authorities: Men Had Pipe Bombs in Their Car  —  MONCKS CORNER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say two Middle Eastern men arrested near a Navy base had several pipe bombs in their car.  —  Authorities say 24-year-old Ahmed Abda Sherf Mohamed and 21-year-old Yousef Samir Megahed were charged Monday with possession of an incendiary device.
CREW FILES DOJ COMPLAINT AGAINST MIN. LEADER BOEHNER FOR ALLEGED ILLEGAL LEAK OF CLASSIFIED INFORMATION  —  6 Aug 2007 // Washington, DC - Today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) filed a complaint with the Department of Justice asking that the Counterespionage Section …
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
FISA: What Isn't Electronic Surveillance?  —  Experts are still digesting the revision to the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act signed (pdf) by President Bush yesterday, known as the Protect America Act.  It's a fairly safe bet, judging by the amount of expert disagreement about the act's provisions …
Feingold, Hinchey Introduce Resolutions Censuring President, Vice President, & Attorney General  —  Resolutions Condemn President and Administration Officials  —  for Misconduct Leading Up Toand During Military Involvement in Iraq,  —  and for Undermining the Rule of Law
Discussion: WorkingForChange
Arlen Specter / Washington Post:
A Less Ambitious Approach to Immigration  —  The charge of amnesty defeated comprehensive immigration reform in the Senate this summer.  It is too important, and there has been too much legislative investment, not to try again.  The time to do so is now.  —  Certainly the government …
Discussion: Lonewacko
New York Times:
The Republicans Candidate Debate  —  The following is a transcript of the Republican candidates debate hosted by ABC News and moderated by George Stephanopoulos, of ABC News, and David Yepsen, of the Des Moines Register.  —  CANDIDATES:  —  FORMER GOV. MITT ROMNEY  —  SENATOR JOHN MCCAIN:
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Tax Argument  —  Earlier today, I reported on the earmarks …
Vikas Bajaj / New York Times:
In Volatile Day, Stocks Reverse Friday's Losses
Satyam / Think Progress:
Will Bush repeat Katrina failures in Minneapolis?
Discussion: Associated Press and Eschaton
Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
2 G.O.P. Contenders Duel Over Religion
Dennis Perrin / The Huffington Post:
My Yearly Kos Diary
Michael Yon:
Bread and a Circus, Part II of II
 Earlier Items: 
Ellen Knickmeyer / Washington Post:
Turkey to Warn Iraq on Rebel Sanctuaries
Discussion: MoJoBlog and The Corner
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
"Diversity" and the rhetorical dodge
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Labor Holds Back on Endorsement
National Review:
Nancy Pelosi's Earmark For a "Novel Viral Biowarfare Agent."  No, Really.
Associated Press:
Iran Arrests 230 Youths Attending 'Satanic' Rock Concert
Discussion: Cox & Forkum