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3:30 PM 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:
CNN: Bush Plans To Install Inexperienced, Bush Loyalist Clay Johnson At Homeland Security  —  This morning, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux reported that "very senior level sources" inside the administration are telling her that Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff will replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
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CNN Political Ticker:
Senior admin. officials: Chertoff may get nod  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush may nominate Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General, senior administration officials told CNN Monday.  —  Chertoff, 53, previously sat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Democrats' responsibility in the wake of Gonzales' resignation  —  One of the most blatantly dishonest political hacks ever to occupy the position of U.S. Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, has now resigned.  This is a real moment of truth for the Democratic Congress.
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
Bush: "It's Sad" that Gonzales Resigned
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
RECESS APPOINTMENT  —  Judged by the standards of our history …
Discussion: TalkLeft and MyDD
Frank James / The Swamp:
White House shopping Homeland Security job?
Discussion: Think Progress
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:   Alberto Gonzales: End of An Error
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:   Gonzales Presser Live at 10:30 am ET
Andrew Cohen / Bench Conference:
Good Riddance  —  When historians look back upon the disastrous tenure …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
CNN Political Ticker:
Shades of US Attorney flap at Bush's first stop
Discussion: The Hill
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:   Gonzales: 'I have lived the American dream'
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: A Socialist Plot  —  We offer free education because giving every child a fair chance is the American way.  And we should guarantee health care to every child, for the same reason.
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The Atlantic Online:
Change In Thompson Press Team Signals Power Of New Campaign Manager  —  The departure of Linda Rozett suggests that Bill Lacy, who managed Thompson's campaign for the Senate in 1994, is firmly in charge of his testing-the-waters committee-cum-presidential campaign.
Discussion: TIME
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
More Staff Trouble in Thompson Campaign
Carolynne Wheeler / Telegraph:
Palestinians back caliphate over politics  —  By day, they are the middle class, putting in days as mild-mannered teachers, factory supervisors and office clerks.  —  But by night, the growing number of supporters of Hizb ut-Tahrir, the Islamic fundamentalists who reject modern democracy …
Discussion: TigerHawk
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Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
'Hamas in Damascus ordered a mega attack'
thelocal.se:
Iran protests over Swedish Muhammad cartoon  —  Iran summoned a Swedish diplomat to its foreign ministry on Monday to protest against a cartoon in a Swedish newspaper depicting the head of Prophet Muhammad on a dog's body, Sweden's foreign ministry said.  —  "Gunilla von Bahr …
Hannah Allam / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Iraqi insurgents taking cut of U.S. rebuilding money  —  BAGHDAD — Iraq's deadly insurgent groups have financed their war against U.S. troops in part with hundreds of thousands of dollars in U.S. rebuilding funds that they've extorted from Iraqi contractors in Anbar province.
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
U.S. sponsors Islamic convention  —  The Justice Department is co-sponsoring a convention held by the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) — an unindicted co-conspirator in an ongoing federal terrorist funding case — a move that is raising concerns among the Justice's rank and file.
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Poll: Young voters disenchanted with Republican party  —  Two larger-than-life politicians, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Ronald Reagan, charged into the California governor's office with the help of young voters, many of whom were drawn to the Republican Party by a message of sunny optimism.
Beldar / beldar.blogs.com:
Sen. Kerry permits last statute of limitations for defamation to lapse, forever barring any defamation claim against SwiftVet authors O'Neill and Corsi  —  When I first brought it to his attention in September 2005, I reminded Sen. John F. Kerry that — based on the publication date on or about August 25 …
 
 
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