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1:40 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 …
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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
John Podhoretz / The Corner:
Update on The New Republic and Scott Beauchamp
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.
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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
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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 …
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.
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Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
A Diversity of Opinion, if Not Opinionators
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Yearly Kos and the Myth of the White Male
Discussion: Eschaton
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 …
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Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Tommy Thompson [Eric]  —  Josh has accidentally hit upon the extraordinary range of feelings that Wisconsinites have about Tommy Thompson: He is viewed as being anything from a brilliant technocrat to a foot-in-mouth buffoon.  —  I lived in Wisconsin for six years, having arrived there in the Fall …
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
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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
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 …
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
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
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 …
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
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Same Agencies to Run, Oversee Surveillance Program  —  The Bush administration plans to leave oversight of its expanded foreign eavesdropping program to the same government officials who supervise the surveillance activities and to the intelligence personnel who carry them out, senior government officials said yesterday.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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Blake Fleetwood / The Huffington Post:
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Tax Argument  —  Earlier today, I reported on the earmarks …
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Domestic Terror in Iran
Discussion: Media Blog
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Will Bush repeat Katrina failures in Minneapolis?
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2 G.O.P. Contenders Duel Over Religion
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 Earlier Items: 
Michael Yon:
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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
house.gov:
Feingold, Hinchey Introduce Resolutions Censuring President …
Discussion: WorkingForChange
New York Times:
The Republicans Candidate Debate