Bloggers took a break from other topics today to follow the congressional testimony of Gen. David Petraeus and Amb. Ryan Crocker. The two began testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning, with both John McCainJohn Sidney McCainConservative group cuts ties with Michelle Malkin Democratic debate at Tyler Perry's could miss the mark with black voters Donald Trump's 2020 election economic gamble MORE and Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe Memo: Centrists change tone of Democratic race In 2020, democracy will be decided at the margins Michelle Obama presents Lin-Manuel Miranda with National Portrait Award MORE in attendance.

A handful are on top of the testimony as it unfolds, as is the Briefing Room. Firedoglake