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11:05 AM ET, May 26, 2007

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John Vidal / Guardian:
US rejects all climate proposals  —  The US has rejected any prospect of a deal on climate change at the G8 summit in Germany next month, according to a leaked document.  —  Despite Tony Blair's declaration on Thursday that Washington would sign up to "at least the beginnings" …
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New York Times:
U.S. Rebuffs Germany on Greenhouse Gas Cuts  —  The United States has rejected Germany's proposal for deep long-term cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, setting the stage for a battle that will pit President Bush against his European allies at next month's meeting of the world's richest countries.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and Daily Kos
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
U.S. Rejects G-8 Climate Proposal  —  Germany Urges Limiting Emissions, Temperature Increase  —  U.S. officials have raised a second round of unusually bluntly worded objections to a proposed global-warming declaration that Germany prepared for next month's Group of Eight summit, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
U.S. Rejects G-8 Greenhouse Climate Proposals  —  Despite recent press reports suggesting that the United States might at least start to inch towards the same page on greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. has rejected a German proposal that reportedly enjoyed great support in Europe …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Major troop reductions imminent — again  —  Wonderful — and highly credible — front page news today, from The New York Times: … For four straight years, the same set of war supporters have constantly and reptitiously given the same exact false assurances about Iraq — virtually verbatim …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
How to kill a book, in 3 easy steps  —  Here's how you kill a book:  —  First, see to it that it emerges into the public eye on the Friday of a holiday weekend.  —  Then, express ostentatious boredom at its contents.  —  Then, attack.  —  Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson declined …
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L. Lavi / MEMRI:
Al-Azhar Lecturer Suspended after Issuing Controversial Fatwa Recommending Breastfeeding of Men by Women in the Workplace  —  The head of the Hadith Department in Al-AzharUniversity, Dr. Izzat Atiyya, recently issued a controversial fatwa dealing with breastfeeding of adults.
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Jules Crittenden:
Breastfeed Your Way Out of Sexist Oppression  —  I'm just going to get of the way and let this one tell itself.  MEMRI: … Stone the bloody crows! … Let me see if I've got this straight.  You put a bloke and a sheila in close quarters, behind closed doors, and one thing might lead to another.
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Sen. McCain, Keep Giving 'Em Flak ... er, Flack  —  Good for Senator McCain on his sharp rebuttal to Senator Obama.  May I add one point, though, that continues to make me nuts?  —  Senator Obama says: " It is time to end this war so that we can redeploy our forces to focus on the terrorists …
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Newsdesk / Chicago Tribune:
McCain to Obama: It's 'flak jacket'
The Huffington Post:
Dave Johnson and James Boyce: Right Fires Up The Smear Machine Against Obama.
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Christopher Hayes / In These Times:
Who's Afraid of Democracy?  —  Believing that "people are rational as consumers and irrational as voters," many conservatives would favor free markets without democracy  —  SHARE Digg del.icio.us Reddit Newsvine  —  Behavioral economists at UC San Diego recently conducted a study …
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Sadr Reappears With Nationalist Ambitions  —  The influential Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr emerged publicly on Friday for the first time in months, calling for U.S. forces to leave Iraq and vowing to defend Sunnis and Christians.  His appearance, and remarks, seemed part of an ongoing tactical shift …
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Matthew Yglesias / Washington Monthly:
Memoirs of the man who thrice saved us from a Democratic presidency  —  Walking around Washington, D.C., telling people you're reading Bob Shrum's forthcoming memoir turns out to be a fantastic small-talk gambit.  People are astounded, confused, sympathetic.  Someone gave him a book deal?
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Atlantic Online
Washington Post:
Top Talent Could Lose Fast Track to U.S.  —  Under Bill, Foreign Luminaries Would No Longer Skip Immigration Line  —  NEW YORK — Would America open its doors for the next Albert Einstein?  Under the new immigration bill, the answer is maybe, but maybe not.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Margalit Fox / New York Times:
William Peters, 85, Journalist Who Examined Race in U.S., Dies  —  William Peters, a journalist and award-winning documentary film producer who chronicled American race relations during the turbulent years of the mid-20th century, died on Sunday in Boulder, Colo. He was 85.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 
 
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Davidswanson / AfterDowningStreet.org:
What Congress Really Voted For: Benchmark #1: Privatizing Iraqi Oil …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
"When painting there is a point u must step away from the canvas …
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Thompson headlines Prescott Bush Awards
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Wall Street Journal:
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Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Harman Update  —  About an hour ago I received a call …
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Dancing With Ghosts  —  American politics plays with the dangers of permanent opposition.
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LIBBY TRIAL JUDGE JOINS SECRET FISA COURT
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Seth Mydans / International Herald Tribune:
Thailand set to make Buddhism the state religion
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Associated Press:
Ohio lethal injection takes 2 hours, 10 tries
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
McConnell Says Immigration Doesn't Hurt Lawmakers' Re-Election
White House:
Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Manna  —  Emptywheel arrived in CT today.  In much the same …
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Yvonne Roberts / Guardian:
Throw a pebble at Goliath: don't buy Israeli produce
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GEN Petraeus' Chief Counter-Insurgency Adviser on "Iraqi Narratives"
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