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3:15 AM ET, August 7, 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 …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Beauchamp signs military statement recanting TNR pieces; Update: "armylawyer" comments  —  According to Goldfarb.  No independent evidence is offered aside from the recantation itself so we're where I thought we'd be two days ago — with a confirmed liar and no way of proving which side he's lying to.
Discussion: The Corner
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
John Podhoretz / The Corner:
Update on The New Republic and Scott Beauchamp  —  This morning, I ran an item in which I said The New Republic's Jason Zengerle had been told there was no evidence of a horribly burned woman at a Kuwait base camp before the magazine published a Editor's Note on the matter.
Discussion: protein wisdom
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.
Marc Santora / New York Times:
Is Giuliani's Daughter an Obama Supporter?
Discussion: Truthdig
Bruce Smith / Associated Press:
2 USF students charged with having incendiary device in S.C.  —  MONCKS CORNER, S.C. - Two Middle Eastern men arrested near a Navy base after police found a suspicious item in their car were charged today with possession of an incendiary device, authorities said.
Richard Esposito Reports / The Blotter:
In a Hurry to Make Rockets: Two South Carolina Speeders Possessed …
Discussion: Riehl World View
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.
USA Today:
Latest USAT/Gallup Poll gives Clinton 22-point lead over Obama
Discussion: The Corner
CNN:   Democratic candidates clash on lobbyist cash
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
Latest poll shows growing support for Iraq war policy  —  USA TODAY's Susan Page reports that President Bush is making some headway in arguing that the increase in U.S. troops in Iraq is showing military progress.  —  In the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, taken Friday through Sunday …
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
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TOMMY THOMPSON: BIG IDIOT?  —  In my post yesterday about the Republican debate in Iowa, I said I thought that Tommy Thompson was supposed to be a "sharp guy."  And that because of that purported sharpness I was surprised that his answer to one of the questions about Iraq was one of the stupidest …
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:   Tommy Thompson [Eric]
Keith Perine /
Democrats Introduce Censure Resolutions Aimed at Bush, Cheney and Gonzales  —  Democrats have introduced resolutions in the House and Senate that would censure President Bush, Vice President Cheney and Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.  —  Russ Feingold, D-Wis., introduced the censure resolutions …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere and Bluey Blog
Feingold, Hinchey Introduce Resolutions Censuring President …
Discussion: WorkingForChange
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 …
Discussion: Eschaton
Byron York / National Review Online:
York: Fred Thompson: Criticism of My Wife Should Be Dire...
Discussion: The Sleuth, Hot Air and MSNBC
The Beauty Contest  —  The half-wits and harridans talk about nothing so much as his hair.  But John Edwards has more pressing things on his mind.  —  The cell phone rings, once, and you can barely hear it.  An aide bends slightly at the waist, cupping his mouth and nodding …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Tax Argument  —  Earlier today, I reported on the earmarks from the 2005 federal transportation bill in answer to the argument that Minnesota didn't have the money to properly maintain the St. Anthony Bridge from collapsing as it did last Wednesday.  That bill, despite its almost $500 million …
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James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
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Daily Mail:
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Blake Fleetwood / The Huffington Post:
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Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Same Agencies to Run, Oversee Surveillance Program
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
New Congress, same culture
Discussion: MyDD
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In Volatile Day, Stocks Reverse Friday's Losses
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Arlen Specter / Washington Post:
A Less Ambitious Approach to Immigration
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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