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7:20 AM ET, May 26, 2006

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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'  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush and British Prime Minister Tony Blair acknowledged difficult progress in the Iraq war they launched together in 2003, but both vowed to keep troops there until the fragile new government takes hold.
Peter Daou / The Grit:
In a Stunning Admission, Bush Regrets Saying "Bring It On"
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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 …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Bush Provides Ladder For Congressional Climbdown  —  George Bush tossed a lifesaver to Denny Hastert and the rest of the imperial Congress today by temporarily sealing the evidence seized from the legislative offices of Rep. William Jefferson, the target of an FBI corruption investigation.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Hastert Lashes Out at Justice Dept.
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Bush Orders Documents From F.B.I. Raid Sealed
Discussion: RuminateThis
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 …
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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 …
Baltimore Examiner:
Senate should not use immigration reform as a way to control wages
Gary Gross / California Conservative:
House and Senate Moving Towards Each Other
Discussion: The Anchoress
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 / newscientist.com:
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
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Lindsay Beyerstein / Majikthise:
The fertile fringe: Rhythm method criticised as a killer of embryos
Toni Locy / Associated Press:
Experts say Cheney can't avoid testifying  —  WASHINGTON - If a prosecutor calls him as a witness, Vice President Dick Cheney probably can't avoid testifying in his former chief of staff's perjury trial, legal experts said Thursday.  —  "There may be significant issues of executive privilege …
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John Byrne / The Raw Story:
CIA leak filing indicates gov't has evidence regarding Cheney
John / OPFOR:
MICHAEL YON RIPPED OFF  —  By John And not by just anyone, Yon's famous photo of an American soldier and dying Iraqi girl was taken by one of the vilest of the vile print tabloids.  —  Michael writes: … Well, no one ever accused the tabloids OR the anti-war crowd of being classy.
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Mitch / Shot In The Dark:
The Road Warrior: RIP Joe Hansen  —  Someone left a comment today, and I finally confirmed it: Joe Hanson has passed away.  I don't know any of the details yet, but I can certainly guess.  —  We'll come back to that, maybe, later.  —  I worked with Joe twice - at KDWB-AM, back in 1990-92 …
Jason DeParle / New York Times:
Faculty's Chilly Welcome for Ex-Pentagon Official  —  WASHINGTON, May 24 — Douglas J. Feith's table at the Georgetown University faculty club is shaping up as a lonely one.  —  The move to a teaching position at the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown by Mr. Feith, a former Pentagon official …
Antonia Zerbisias / azerbic:
Taking the Hill  —  This morning, a whole bunch of Ottawa journalism types got together to discuss how they are going to handle the stand-off between the Parliamentary Press Gallery (PPG) and the Prime Minister's Office.  Late this afternoon, this email went out from Brian Laghi …
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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