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9:50 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.
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Privacy on the Internets
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Marc Santora / New York Times:
Is Giuliani's Daughter an Obama Supporter?
Discussion: Truthdig
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.
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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.
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.
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USA Today:
Latest USAT/Gallup Poll gives Clinton 22-point lead over Obama
Discussion: The Corner
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama Criticizes Clinton Over Lobbyists
Discussion: Sirotablog
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.
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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.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
I Guess This Is How It's Done
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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 …
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: The Sleuth, MSNBC and Hot Air
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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
CREW:
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 …
house.gov:
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:
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 …
 
 
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Bad Thai cops to endure Kitty shame
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"Diversity" and the rhetorical dodge
National Review:
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Associated Press:
Iran Arrests 230 Youths Attending 'Satanic' Rock Concert
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
What did I say then? [Bruce]
Ynetnews:
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Discussion: Yourish.com
Paul Elias / Associated Press:
Secret call log at heart of wiretap challenge