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4:06 AM ET, May 26, 2006


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Washington Post:
Bush Orders That Seized Records Be Sealed  —  President: This is Government's Greatest Dilemma in 200 Years  —  President Bush personally ordered the Justice Department today to seal records seized from the Capitol Hill office of a Democratic congressman, marking a remarkable intervention …
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Hastert Lashes Out at Justice Dept.
Hinchey Introduces Measure to Force Bush Administration
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Bush Orders Documents From F.B.I. Raid Sealed
Discussion: RuminateThis
Washington Post:
Bush, Blair Concede Missteps on Iraq  —  President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair last night acknowledged a series of errors in managing the occupation of Iraq that have made the conflict more difficult and more damaging to the U.S. image abroad, even as they insisted that enough progress …
New York Times:
Bush and Blair Concede Errors, but Defend War  —  WASHINGTON, May 25 — President Bush and Prime Minister Tony Blair of Britain, two leaders badly weakened by the continuing violence in Iraq, acknowledged major misjudgments in the execution of the Iraq war on Thursday night even while insisting …
Associated Press:
Bush and Blair Acknowledge Iraq 'Setbacks'
Lay and Skilling guilty  —  Ex-CEO and founder convicted on fraud and conspiracy charges in Enron case.  —  HOUSTON ( - Enron former chief executive Jeffrey Skilling and founder Kenneth Lay were found guilty Thursday of conspiracy and fraud in the granddaddy of all corporate fraud cases.
Steve Bainbridge /
Lay and Skilling Convicted: Ongoing Reaction  —  From CNN: … Many thoughts, updated periodically and in no particular order:  — Another victory for prediction markets: As I wrote back in April: "The latest contract at Tradesports for Lay to be convicted on at least 4 counts was 65.5 …
Murray Waas / National Journal:
Rove-Novak Call Was Concern To Leak Investigators  —  On September 29, 2003, three days after it became known that the CIA had asked the Justice Department to investigate who leaked the name of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame, columnist Robert Novak telephoned White House senior adviser Karl Rove …
Toni Locy / Associated Press:   Experts say Cheney can't avoid testifying
John Byrne / The Raw Story:
CIA leak filing indicates gov't has evidence regarding Cheney
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Senate Passes Comprehensive Immigration Bill, Setting Up Showdown With House  —  WASHINGTON, May 25 — The Senate easily passed a comprehensive immigration bill this evening, but conservatives in the House of Representatives said they would continue to oppose any attempts at a compromise …
David Espo / Associated Press:
Senate set for immigration vote today  —  WASHINGTON - Legislation offering millions of illegal immigrants a chance at U.S. citizenship moved to the brink of Senate passage Thursday, a rare reach across party lines and a triumph for President Bush.  —  Majority Leader Bill Frist called …
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Senate Approves Immigration Bill  —  The Senate yesterday approved legislation that would trigger the biggest changes to U.S. immigration policy in decades, by strengthening border security, establishing a guest-worker program, and providing the means for millions of illegal immigrants to stay …
New York Times:
Military Expected to Report Marines Killed Iraqi Civilians  —  WASHINGTON, May 25 — A military investigation into the deaths of two dozen Iraqis last November is expected to find that a small number of marines in western Iraq carried out extensive, unprovoked killings of civilians …
Alison Motluk /
Rhythm method criticised as a killer of embryos  —  The range of birth control choices may have become narrower for couples that believe the sanctity of life begins when sperm meets egg.  The rhythm method, a philosopher claims, may compromise millions of embryos.
Discussion: Feministe
Lindsay Beyerstein / Majikthise:
The fertile fringe: Rhythm method criticised as a killer of embryos
Anna Bahney / New York Times:
Interns?  No Bloggers Need Apply  —  ON the first day of his internship last year, Andrew McDonald created a Web site for himself.  It never occurred to him that his bosses might not like his naming it after the company and writing in it about what went on in their office.
Dr. Roy W. Spencer / TCS Daily:
Questions for Al Gore  —  Dear Mr. Gore:  —  I have just seen your new movie, "An Inconvenient Truth," about the threat that global warming presents to humanity.  I think you did a very good job of explaining global warming theory, and your presentation was effective.
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Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Romney makes surprise stop in Baghdad
Discussion: TBogg
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Clark: Begin troop withdrawals
Discussion: Greg's Opinion and Daily Kos
Associated Press:
Treasury's Snow seen ready to resign
Discussion: The Left Coaster
New York Times:
Conservative Top 50  —  1. "Won't Get Fooled Again," by The Who.
We Got Mail from Reuters (Bumped)
Antonia Zerbisias / azerbic:
Taking the Hill  —  This morning, a whole bunch of Ottawa …
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Associated Press:
'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Discharges Increase 11%
House panel votes for Net neutrality
Norman Geras / Guardian:
The path out of denial  —  The idea that the Euston Manifesto …
Ginger Thompson / New York Times:
Some in Mexico See Border Wall as Opportunity