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7:50 AM ET, June 20, 2007

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Sewell Chan / City Room:
Bloomberg Leaving Republican Party  —  Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party to run for mayor of New York City in 2001, announced this evening that he is changing his party status and registering as an independent.  —  Mr. Bloomberg maintained that …
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Marcia Kramer / WCBS-TV:
Bloomberg Leaves GOP  —  Now Independent, Will He Run For President?  —  Reporting  —  (CBS) NEW YORK New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is leaving the Republican party and will remain unaffiliated with any political party, CBS 2 HD learned Tuesday night.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Mike Bloomberg: Registered Independent  —  New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is changing his party affiliation from "Republican" to "unaffiliated", a move certain to fuel talk that he is preparing for an independent run for president in 2008.  —  "Although my plans for the future haven't changed …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Bloomberg Switches ... Again
Discussion: Hot Air and Macsmind
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Bloomberg Quits G.O.P., Stirring Talk About '08 Race
Azi Paybarah / New York Observer:
Bloomberg No Longer a Republican
Discussion: The Politico
ABCNEWS:   Bloomberg Presidential Buzz Grows
Tapscott's Copy Desk:   Headlines Say NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg is 'Leaving' the GOP ...
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
The new Hillary Clinton video is a take on the last scene of "The Sopranos."  —  It's clever, the way the video uses the jukebox business from the last "Sopranos" episode to remind us of Hillary's theme song contest.  In case you care, I'll just tell you that the winner is "You and I," …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Hillary Clinton Spoofs The Last Scene Of The Sopranos  —  This Hillary Clinton video spoofing the last scene of The Sopranos is a masterful use of American culture.  Can you spot the real cast member from The Sopranos?  —  http://www.youtube.com/watch?  v=9BEPcJlz2wE
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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Sometimes an Onion Ring is Just an Onion Ring  —  Ann Althouse looks at the new Hillary Clinton ad and writes … By all means, Ann, let me be the first.  —  And Ann, so long as you're discussing symbolism: what does your facial expression in the above photo — which is kinda reminiscent …
Crystal Patterson / HillaryClinton.com:
And the Winner Is.....  I LOVE this "Sopranos" spoof video!!!!  It is wonderful and I really enjoyed it.  Although your song isn't what I picked, I am glad you made your decision!  —  by Thomas Senecal  —  Great build up, and I like how much excitement was generated!  —  Thomas Senecal
Discussion: Dean's World
TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Because a Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Ladies and Gentlemen, Digby  —  From the Take Back America conference — Joe Wilson, Digby, Rick Perlstein.  —  No Trackbacks to "Ladies and Gentlemen, Digby"  —  dakine01 says: … SeamusD says: … Joe Klein's conscience says: … Jane Hamsher says:
Discussion: The American Street and NO QUARTER
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Nicole Gaouette / Los Angeles Times:
House Republicans introduce their own immigration bill  —  The measure, a rebuke to Bush, would bar amnesty for illegal immigrants and require legal-status checks for all workers.  —  WASHINGTON — In a sharp rebuke to President Bush, House Republicans unveiled legislation Tuesday …
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush to veto stem cell bill
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
SiCKO....Andrew Tobias does a movie review today: … It's true that I wish Michael Moore were a wee bit more scrupulous with the facts in his films, but I sometimes wonder if he doesn't insert random distortions into his movies deliberately.  With rare exceptions, after all …
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Guardian:
China overtakes US as world's biggest CO2 emitter  —  China has overtaken the United States as the world's biggest producer of carbon dioxide, the chief greenhouse gas, figures released today show.  —  The surprising announcement will increase anxiety about China's growing role in driving man …
David Millward / Telegraph:
Passport checks threaten chaos at airports  —  Holidaymakers were warned yesterday to expect summer holiday travel chaos as the first signs emerged that the Government's new border controls are causing significant delays at airports.  —  The introduction of sophisticated scanning machinery …
Associated Press:
Geronimo Great-Grandson Wants Bones Back  —  SANTA FE, N.M. — Legend has it that Yale University's ultrasecret Skull and Bones society swiped the remains of American Indian leader Geronimo nearly a century ago from an army outpost in Oklahoma, and now Geronimo's great-grandson wants the remains returned.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Microsoft Will Alter Vista Operating System  —  Microsoft has agreed to make changes to its Windows Vista operating system in response to a complaint by Google that a feature of Vista is anticompetitive, lawyers involved in the case said on Tuesday.  —  The settlement, reached in recent days …
Discussion: The RBC and The Atlantic Online
 
 
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