* Bush's meeting with Chinese President Hu Jintao was heavy on symbolism, light on substance; Bush apologized for heckling. [WP, WP, NYT, WSJ, USAT]


* Bush, Jintao disagree about the dynamic of their relationship; "The mood was friendly, yet the tension was unmistakable." [WP, NYT]

* Harriet Miers might be lost in the next phase of the White House shuffle; Tony Snow is "in negotiations" for McClellan's post. [NYT]

* Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee raised more than double its GOP counterpart in this quarter; RNC, meanwhile, beat the DNC by a 1.9 to 1 ratio. [WP]

* Republican leaders plan to hit the ground running when they return from break; "41 percent of those polled said Congress has accomplished less than usual." [WP]

* Democratic candidates are trying to use rising gas prices to their advantage. [NYT, WSJ]

* Rumsfeld dismisses critics as being against much-needed reform. [NYT]

* Chertoff compares crackdown against illegal immigrants to shutdown of the mob. [NYT]

* Case against AIPAC lobbyists concerns lobbyists and journalists. Professor: "The chilling effect could become glacial for anybody who is engaged in basic lobbying research or simply doing research or writing stories on national security issues." [WP]

* Negroponte reveals that about 100,000 people are involved in intelligence operations around the world. [NYT]

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