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5:20 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 …
Sen. Russ Feingold / The Huffington Post:
Lessons Not Learned  —  Six years ago, in the aftermath of 9/11, Congress rammed through the USA PATRIOT Act with little consideration of what that bill actually contained.  Five years ago, Congress authorized a reckless and ill-advised war in Iraq.  One year ago, Congress passed the deeply flawed Military Commissions Act.
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.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
I Guess This Is How It's Done  —  Glenn Greenwald has a very telling interview with Chris Dodd at Salon, where Dodd describes what happened in the Senate with the habeas battle and the Military Commissions Act: … I want you to re-read this passage again, because I had to read it several times …
Discussion: Salon
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
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.
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama Criticizes Clinton Over Lobbyists
Discussion: WorkingForChange
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 …
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.
Matt / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon And Pollack Call For Another 'Six Months Or So' In Iraq  —  Last week, in their now infamous New York Times op-ed, Brookings Institution analysts Michael O'Hanlon and Kenneth Pollack declared "there is enough good happening on the battlefields of Iraq today that Congress should plan on sustaining the effort at least into 2008."
Editor and Publisher:
Honey, They Shrunk The ....Times? Smaller 'NYT' Coming on Monday
Discussion: and Media Blog
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
What did I say then?  [Bruce]  —  Over at the Washington Monthly blog, Kevin Drum discusses my previous post about not believing what Bush said in 2000.  In a comment, Al Gore's college roommate Bob Somerby asks what I said about George W. Bush contemporaneously.
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PAY ATTENTION!....Conservative apostate Bruce Bartlett explains …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
GOP ST. LEGISLATOR: FEAR OF BLACK MAN MADE ME PAY FOR BLOWJOB!  —  You remember a little while back we brought you the story of Florida McCain campaign co-chair, Rep. Bob Allen (R).  Right on the heels of Giuliani Southern Regional Chairman David Vitter's exposure as a serial user of prostitutes …
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 and Hot Air
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.
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:
Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Secret call log at heart of wiretap challenge  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In open court and legal filings it's referred to simply as "the Document."  —  Federal officials claim its contents are so sensitive to national security that it is stored in a bombproof safe in Washington and viewed …
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The Corner:
Money-Good  —  Wall Street stabilized today with a triple-digit …
Feingold, Hinchey Introduce Resolutions Censuring President …
Discussion: WorkingForChange
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
New York Times:
The Republicans Candidate Debate
Jim Michaels / USA Today:
25,000 turn against insurgency, military says
Discussion: Wake up America and Macsmind
Democracy Project:
Pvt. Beauchamp: Proud of Being Ashamed?
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Right-Of-Center Bloggers Select The Most & Least Desired 2008 …
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AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
NSA Leak Case Moving Out
Oliver Kamm / Guardian:
Terrible, but not a crime
Ashley M. Heher / Associated Press:
Bloggers Consider Forming Labor Union
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Mad House  —  Congress needs an intervention.
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Democrats Targeted In GOP Debate
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: The Substance Thing
Washington Post:
The Next Intervention