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8:10 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 (4316) |
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  —  Keith Olbermann’s Special Comment On The Govts.  Iraq Betrayal  —  Well it was bound to happen.  Just over six months after the American voter sent politicians what appeared to be a clear message about the direction of the country …
Maha / The Mahablog:   Keith Smacks Down Dems
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.
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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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 …
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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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
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:
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.
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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Edwards speech at CFR
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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Gideon Rachman:
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Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
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Associated Press:
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
No. 2 Senate Republican Calls for Passage of Immigration Bill
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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Taste of Home Runs Low in Iraq
CBS News:
U.S. Working To Sabotage Iran Nuke Program
Discussion: Hot Air
Online NewsHour:
Soldiers, Families Paying Price of Iraq War
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Memo to Harry Reid: Strip Lieberman of power
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Center of Attention … Central Sanity crossed the 500-posts milestone.
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