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8:35 AM ET, May 24, 2007

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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 (4641) |
Discussion: Blue Gal
Bob Geiger:
Four Senators With Balls  —  If I asked you to quickly name what four United States Senators are sticking to their guns and will vote against the ludicrous "compromise" Iraq supplemental bill — you know, the one where George W. Bush gets everything he wants — what would be your first few guesses?
Daniel DiRito / Bring it On!:   Keith Olbermann's Special Comment On The Govts. Iraq Betrayal
Maha / The Mahablog:   Keith Smacks Down Dems
New York Times:
EX-JUSTICE AIDE ADMITS POLITICS AFFECTED HIRING  —  A former top Justice Department aide testified on Wednesday that she had "crossed the line" in considering the political beliefs of applicants for nonpartisan legal jobs and suggested that earlier testimony by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales …
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Washington Post:
Goodling Says She 'Crossed the Line'  —  Ex-Justice Aide Criticizes Gonzales While Admitting to Basing Hires on Politics  —  A former senior aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales leveled serious new accusations against him and his deputy yesterday, describing an "uncomfortable" …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Monica's Own Monica Problem
Discussion: News Hounds
New York Times:
Editorial: Witness for the Prosecutors
Discussion: Balkinization
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:  —  Judd Gregg (R-NH) requested that the Congressional Budget Office prepare a study measuring how low-income households with children have fared from 1991 to 2005.  CBO dutifully complied, and found that low-income households with children have seen their income rise 35% over this period.
Washington Post:
Clinton Campaign Plays Down Iowa Memo  —  Proposal to Skip Caucuses Called Just One Person's Opinion  —  Aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) scrambled late yesterday to control the fallout from a leaked memo advocating that she pull her campaign out of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, where she is trailing in polls.
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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 …
ABCNEWS:
Cheney's Daughter Gives Birth to Son  —  Vice President's Lesbian Daughter Welcomes Samuel David Cheney  —  Mary Cheney, the vice president's lesbian daughter, had her first child this morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C.  —  Samuel David Cheney was born at 9:46 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz.
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Mary Cheney Gives Birth to Baby Boy
Sydney Morning Herald:
PM a short-sighted fear-monger: Amnesty  —  Prime Minister John Howard finds himself alongside Zimbabwean president Robert Mugabe in an Amnesty International report which says they are among short-sighted fear-mongers dividing the world.  —  The human rights pressure group has accused …
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Little Green Footballs:
Amnesty International's Bizarre BDS Poll
Discussion: The News Buckit
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Candidate to Lead Consumer Agency Withdraws  —  A senior lobbyist at the National Association of Manufacturers withdrew his nomination to head the Consumer Product Safety Commission on Wednesday as a growing number of senators questioned both his suitability and a $150,000 departure payment …
Discussion: The RBC
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Consumer Commission Nominee Withdraws
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
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems' panel chiefs cash in on bundling  —  Powerful Democratic chairmen and subcommittee chairmen have relied on lobbyists to raise money during the first three months of this year, according to recent fundraising reports, which cast light on the strong opposition to lobbying reform
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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 …
Washington Post:
In the Democratic Congress, Pork Still Gets Served  —  'Phonemarking' Is Among Ways Around Appropriations Process  —  When the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives passed one of its first spending bills, funding the Energy Department for the rest of 2007 …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Hispanic Hopeful for '08 Confronts Immigration  —  Of all the candidates running for president, none have weathered more crosscurrents of the immigration battle than Gov. Bill Richardson, the New Mexico Democrat.  —  Mr. Richardson, whose mother is Mexican, is the governor of a border state …
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Morgue Data Show Increase In Sectarian Killings in Iraq  —  More than three months into a U.S.-Iraqi security offensive designed to curtail sectarian violence in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, Health Ministry statistics show that such killings are rising again.
 
 
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