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1:35 AM ET, May 24, 2007

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Keith Olbermann / MSNBC:
The entire government has failed us on Iraq  —  For the president, and the majority leaders and candidates and rank-and-file Congressmen and Senators of either party—there is only blame for this shameful, and bi-partisan, betrayal  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  A Special Comment about the Democrats' deal …
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Special Comment: "The only things truly "compromised" are the trust of the voters...friends, and family, in Iraq"  —  Keith gave a scathing commentary on the compromise struck by the Democratic Party over the war supplemental. he also flames Bush over his childish stand.  —  Download (3143) |
David Stout / New York Times:
Ex-Gonzales Aide Testifies She 'Crossed the Line'  —  The Justice Department's former liaison to the White House testified before Congress today that she improperly weighed political factors in considering applicants for career positions in the department, and she said she was sorry.
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
McNulty: I'm No Liar  —  During her testimony today, Monica Goodling pointed the finger squarely at Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, saying that he had not been "fully candid" in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his knowledge of White House involvement …
Washington Post:
Goodling Says She 'Crossed the Line'
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Bring it On!
New York Times:   Ex-Aide Admits Political Slant in Justice Role
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:   Goodling's lawyer told Dems to ask about AG
Washington Post:
Mary Cheney Gives Birth to Baby Boy  —  Mary Cheney gave birth today to perhaps the most anticipated baby in contemporary U.S. politics — her first child, Samuel David Cheney, whom she will raise with her longtime partner Heather Poe.  —  The 8-pound, 6-ounce boy is the sixth grandchild for Dick Cheney.
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ABCNEWS:
Cheney's Daughter Gives Birth to Son
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Caucus
John Edwards for President:
Remarks As Prepared For Delivery At The Council on Foreign Relations  —  A Strong Military for a New Century  —  Council on Foreign Relations  —  New York, New York  —  May 23, 2007  —  It is wonderful to be back here at the Council.  Thank you for having me.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this "war on terrorism"
Wall Street Journal:
The Poor Get Richer  —  It's been a rough week for John Edwards, and now comes more bad news for his "two Americas" campaign theme.  A new study by the Congressional Budget Office says the poor have been getting less poor.  On average, CBO found that low-wage households with children …
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:   TODAY'S WSJ LEGERDEMAIN:
Joe Klein / Time:
There's Good News from Iraq  —  There is good news from Iraq, believe it or not.  It comes from the most unlikely place: Anbar province, home of the Sunni insurgency.  The level of violence has plummeted in recent weeks.  An alliance of U.S. troops and local tribes has been very effective …
David Burge / iowahawk:
MIDWEST LUTHERANS LARGELY REJECT VIOLENCE  —  Chicago - By an almost two-to-one margin, Midwest Lutherans voiced solid opposition to decapitation, suicide bombing, and chemical warfare in a new comprehensive survey of their social attitudes.  —  The Pew Research survey, conducted May 13-19 …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Associated Press:
France's Sarkozy calls to tighten sanctions on Teheran  —  French President Nicholas Sarkozy called Wednesday for sanctions on Iran to be tightened if the country does not adhere to the West's demands to cease its nuclear agenda.  —  If Iran attains nuclear weapons, Sarkozy warned …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Consumer Commission Nominee Withdraws  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush's pick to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission withdrew his nomination Wednesday amid strong opposition from some Senate Democrats because of his career as a manufacturers' lobbyist.
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Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Candidate to Lead Consumer Agency Withdraws
Discussion: The RBC
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
Dodd To Vote No On the Supplemental  —  I like this:  —  Chris Dodd keeps making sense.  It will be interesting to see if there is a chorus of Democrats who start to join him on this.  The other 2008ers in Congress will be interesting too.  —  This is a sign of building momentum against the supplemental.
From The Blotter / The Blotter:
GOP Candidates Criticize ABC News Report on CIA-Iran Plan  —  From The Blotter:  —  Two Republican presidential candidates today criticized the ABC News report Tuesday about the CIA's covert plan to destabilize the Iranian regime.  —  "I was shocked to see the ABC News report regarding covert action …
Rasmussen Reports:
Just 26% Favor Senate Immigration Plan  —  Initial public reaction to the immigration proposal being debated in the Senate is decidedly negative.  —  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted Monday and Tuesday night shows that just 26% of American voters favor passage of the legislation.
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Center of Attention … Central Sanity crossed the 500-posts milestone.  "Here's a look back at the 25 most popular, based on percentage of hits among the last 4,000 visits."  —  Bob McCarty quotes Winston Churchill on Islam / Muslims.  —  It ain't nice.  —  Libby writes at The Impolitic that the "Leaker-in-Chief" is back.
New York Post:
WOLFOWITZ AND GAL PAL SPLIT UP  —  PAUL Wolfowitz has really had a bad couple of weeks.  He not only lost his job, he lost his girlfriend, too.  —  Wolfowitz, one of the architects of the Iraq war, was pushed out as president of the World Bank over a controversial pay and promotion package …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Taste of Home Runs Low in Iraq  —  Complications Hold Up Embassy Food Convoys  —  Congress and the White House may be sparring over funds for the U.S. effort in Iraq, but the mint chocolate chip is still flowing at the embassy in Baghdad.  At least for now.
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Diary of a Christian Terrorist  —  Visitors to Mark David Uhl's Myspace page will quickly learn that Uhl is a student at Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, that he is a devoted Christian, that his name means "Mighty Warrior" — and that he likes Will Smith's saccharine tear-up-the-club track, "Switch."
 
 
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Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
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CBS News:
U.S. Working To Sabotage Iran Nuke Program
Discussion: Hot Air
Online NewsHour:
Soldiers, Families Paying Price of Iraq War
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Risky Business  —  I've been reluctant to write about the Iraq funding …
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