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10:00 AM ET, August 27, 2007

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Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Gonzales Resigns as Attorney General  —  ­ Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned.  A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.
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CNN:
Attorney General Gonzales resigns, officials say  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, senior administration officials told CNN Monday.  —  Many lawmakers from both sides of the aisle have long called for his ouster after the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006.
Think Progress:
BREAKING: Alberto Gonzales Resigns  —  The New York Times reports Alberto Gonzales will announce his resignation later this morning: … U.S. News reported this weekend, "The buzz among top Bushies is that beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally plans to depart and will be replaced …
Discussion: Open Left and MSNBC
MSNBC:
Gonzales has resigned as attorney general  —  Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned.  A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.  [!]
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Resigns  —  Embattled Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has resigned from his post, according to an administration official, ending a controversial cabinet tenure that included clashes with Congress over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and the nature of efforts to spy on U.S. citizens.
Michelle Malkin:
Alberto Gonzales resigns  —  ***Press conference scheduled for 10:30am***  —  The rumors were swirling over the weekend.  Now, the New York Times reports: … Back in May, I said I wouldn't be shedding tears and my poll showed that neither would most of you:
Discussion: Hot Air, Don Surber and Right Wing News
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Gonzo Gone  —  Alberto Gonzales has resigned as Attorney General, apparently effective on confirmation of his replacement.  He resigned Friday in a phone call to George Bush, but the President waited to announce it until he had a chance to meet with Gonzales in person:
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Alberto Gonzales Resigns As Attorney General
Discussion: The Raw Story
The Corner:
Re: Chertoff for AG
Reuters:
Iraq's leaders agree on key U.S. benchmarks  —  BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's top Shi'ite, Sunni Arab and Kurdish leaders announced on Sunday they had reached consensus on some key laws that Washington views as vital to fostering national reconciliation.  —  The agreement was the most significant …
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Megan Greenwell / Washington Post:
Iraqi Leaders Reach Accord On Prisoners, Ex-Baathists  —  After Meeting, Maliki Berates Clinton and Other Democrats  —  Iraq's top five political leaders announced an agreement Sunday night to release thousands of prisoners being held without charge and to reform the law that has kept thousands …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Too Sense
Guardian:
US pressure forces Iraq reconciliation
Discussion: The Agonist
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Iraqis Reach Agreement On Reforms
Hindrocket / Power Line:   IRAQI LEADERS ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT ON KEY LEGISLATIVE ISSUES
Neo-Neocon / Pajamas Media:
FINESSING THE SURGE  —  Some Democrats are scrambling to re-position themselves on the surge in Iraq, and Neo-Neocon is watching them while pondering the contrast with another war and another ending.  —  Support Pajamas Media; Visit Our Advertisers  —  Some Democrats in Congress were for the Iraq war before they were against it.
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Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Democrats and Iraq: A War the US Might Just Win
Discussion: PSoTD
Associated Press:
10 Arrested in Murder of Russian Journalist  —  MOSCOW — Authorities said Monday they have arrested and will soon charge 10 people in the killing of journalist Anna Politkovskaya — an outspoken critic of the Kremlin whose death sparked global concern about the safety of reporters in Russia.
Francis Elliott / Times of London:
Safety fears over new register of all children  —  Senior social workers have given warning of the dangers posed by a new government register that will store the details of every child in England from next year.  —  They fear that the database, containing the address, medical and school details …
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
A Potentially Winning Tactic, With a Warning  —  Fourteen months ago, a 300-page Defense Department-sponsored research paper titled "Iraq Tribal Study: Al-Anbar Governorate" was completed and delivered to the Pentagon.  That report — put together by a distinguished group …
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Roger L. Simon / Pajamas Media:
NOT BLOGGING THE BEIJING OLYMPICS  —  High tech big boys Google, Yahoo and Microsoft have been subject to much criticism, in and out of the blogosphere, for cooperating with online censorship in the People's Republic of China.  Some say this cooperation has even led to the incarceration of journalists and dissidents.
 
 
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Jo Becker / New York Times:
As Counsel, Thompson Walked Capital's Fine Line
Discussion: MSNBC and race42008.com
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
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Gateway Pundit:
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Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Iraqi insurgents taking cut of U.S. rebuilding money
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Pinning Hopes On Rural Voters
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Poll: Young voters disenchanted with Republican party
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Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
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Associated Press:
British move out of Basra police center, Shiite militia moves it
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Max / MaxSpeak:
HELLO I MUST BE GOING  —  With regret I have to announce …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and TPMCafe blogs
David Brooks / New York Times:
Stop Making Sense