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3:15 PM ET, August 6, 2007


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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.
Washington Post:
Warrantless Surrender  —  THE DEMOCRATIC-led Congress, more concerned with protecting its political backside than with safeguarding the privacy of American citizens, left town early yesterday after caving in to administration demands that it allow warrantless surveillance of the phone calls …
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.
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
MY EXCELLENT ADVENTURE AT YEARLYKOS  —  Many thanks to Pajamas Media for sending me as a representative of the press to cover YearlyKos.  Not only was my sojourn among the netroots instructive, but the trip supplied enough blog fodder to keep me writing for a week - if I so choose.  —  Don't worry.
Confederate Yankee:
Further Confirmation: No Burned Woman Here  —  Adding to the debunking of The New Republic's new claim that "burned contractor" story took place in Kuwait before PV-2 Scott Thomas Beauchamp deployed into a combat zone, U.S. Army Public Affairs Chief PAO for US ARCENT Kuwait LTC Andy Sams replies to an emailed inquiry about the claim:
Democracy Project:
Pvt. Beauchamp: Proud of Being Ashamed?
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Al Qaeda Cell May Be Loose in U.S., British Plot Hints  —  WASHINGTON — As an American-born spokesman for Al Qaeda threatens to blow up American embassies abroad, intelligence gleaned from last month's British "doctors plot" of car bombers suggests that a Qaeda cell is on the loose in the American homeland.
Oliver Kamm / Guardian:
Terrible, but not a crime  —  Hiroshima and Nagasaki should be remembered for the suffering which was brought to an end  —  Today is Hiroshima day, the anniversary of the dropping of the first atomic bomb.  As the wartime generation passes on, our sense of gratitude is increasingly mixed …
Discussion: normblog, neo-neocon and Armavirumque
Shaun Mullen / Kiko's House:
Shinichi's Trike & The Lessons of War
Discussion: The Glittering Eye and ZenPundit
Associated Press:
South Carolina Police Charge 2 Students With Possession of Incendiary Device  —  MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — Two University of South Florida students arrested after police found a suspicious item in their car and detonated it were charged Monday with possession of an incendiary device, authorities said.
Discussion: The Corner
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
South Carolina Bomb Scare Update
Discussion: Riehl World View and Atlas Shrugs
Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Bloggers Consider Forming Labor Union  —  Left-Leaning Bloggers Debate Forming Labor Union  —  CHICAGO (AP) — Do bloggers need their own Norma Rae?  —  In a move that might make some people scratch their heads, a loosely formed coalition of left-leaning bloggers are trying to band together …
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
NSA Leak Case Moving Out  —  Clean Up: Moved all updates to the end in reverse chronological order (latest at the end).  But one irony update for the top of this post.  Seems the warrant to search Tamm's house came from the FIS Court, since it was a "classified warrant".  Too funny
Washington Post:
The Next Intervention  —  Is the United States out of the intervention business for a while?  With two difficult wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and a divided public, the conventional answer is that it will be a long time before any American president, Democrat or Republican, again dispatches troops into conflict overseas.
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Mad House  —  Congress needs an intervention.  —  The House of Representatives almost turned into the Fight Club Thursday night, when Democrats ruled that a GOP motion had failed even though, when the gavel fell, the electronic score board showed it winning 215-213 along with the word FINAL.
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Unconfirmed After 11 Months, EEOC Nominee Says No Thanks  —  D avid Palmer, whose nomination to chair the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had languished for nearly a year, withdrew his name over the weekend, bitterly complaining that partisanship in the confirmation process has gotten out of control.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Wonkette
Jim Michaels / USA Today:
25,000 turn against insurgency, military says  —  General tells of people wanting to fight al-Qaeda  —  The U.S. strategy to build alliances with mostly Sunni tribal and local leaders has prompted 25,000 of their followers to turn away from the insurgency and at least nominally align …
Discussion: Macsmind
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Mike Carney / On Deadline:
Latest poll shows growing support for Iraq war policy
Matt / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon And Pollack Call For Another 'Six Months Or So' In Iraq
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Melissa Patterson / Indianapolis Star:
Custody case stirs gay-marriage debate
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Secret call log at heart of wiretap challenge
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Jonathan Tasini / The Huffington Post:
John Edwards—On Trade, Leading The Way Again
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Exclusive: Ray Gun "Holy Grail" Aims for Battlefield Strength
Discussion: IMAO and Hot Air
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Greg Moran / San Diego Union-Tribune:
A hearing no one can hear  —  Judges, lawyers to discuss co …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
2008 [Bruce]
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Neocons aiding '08 Republicans
Robert Dallek / Washington Post:
Ouster By the People  —  Polls showing President Bush's approval …
Olmert, Abbas meet in Jericho on 'Agreement of Principles'
Discussion: Power Line and Blogs for Bush
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Democrats Targeted In GOP Debate