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5:45 PM ET, May 28, 2006

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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
At West Point, Bush Draws Parallels With Truman  —  WEST POINT, N.Y., May 27 — President Bush implicitly compared himself to Harry S. Truman in a commencement address at the United States Military Academy on Saturday, saying Truman acted boldly against the "fanatic faith" …
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush Likens Fighting Radicals to Cold War
Discussion: Seeing the Forest
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Bush Compares Himself To Harry Truman
Gateway Pundit:
Iran: U.S. Will Fail to Provoke Ethnic Strife... Oh, Really?!!  —  By the look of the mass protests and ethnic violence throughout the country, it doesn't look like the US will have to!  —  J.T.W. Network has several pictures from the massive and violent protests against the regime from northwest Iran this past week.
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
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Michael Slackman / New York Times:
Iran Chief Eclipses Power of Clerics
Discussion: Hot Air and BrothersJudd Blog
Jerusalem Post:
Ahmadinejad threatens Europe
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Robert F. Turner / Opinion Journal:
Congress Isn't Above the Law  —  And bribery isn't "speech or debate."  —  How strong is the case against Louisiana's Rep. William Jefferson?  —  According to numerous press accounts, after videotaping Mr. Jefferson receiving a $100,000 bribe from an FBI informant, the government executed …
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Washington Post:
Raid Was Tipping Point For an Angry Congress
DarkSyde / Daily Kos:
Requiem for a Nightmare
Discussion: Decision '08 and Booman Tribune
Marc / USS Neverdock:
UK - BBC fabricates Army desertion story  —  Folks here is a classic example of the BBC fabricating a "news" story.  —  The BBC headline blares "More than 1,000 desert UK forces"  —  If you read or listen to the BBC you already know the reason.  But just in case you missed it, the BBC tell you why they think soldiers are deserting.
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Nir Rosen / Washington Post:
Iraq Is the Republic of Fear  —  Every morning the streets of Baghdad are littered with dozens of bodies, bruised, torn, mutilated, executed only because they are Sunni or because they are Shiite.  Power drills are an especially popular torture device.  —  I have spent nearly two of the three years since Baghdad fell in Iraq.
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Cheney aide is screening legislation  —  Adviser seeks to protect Bush power  —  WASHINGTON — The office of Vice President Dick Cheney routinely reviews pieces of legislation before they reach the president's desk, searching for provisions that Cheney believes would infringe on presidential power …
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Gingrich revolutionaries turn into arrogant elite  —  Of all the many marvelous Ronald Reagan lines, this is my favorite: ''We are a nation that has a government — not the other way around.''  —  He said it in his inaugural address in 1981, and, despite a Democrat-controlled Congress, he lived it.
Douglass K. Daniel / Associated Press:
Murtha: New scandal worse than Abu Ghraib  —  WASHINGTON - The fallout from the killing of as many as two dozen Iraqi civilians by Marines could undermine U.S. efforts in Iraq more than the Abu Ghraib prison scandal did, a lawmaker who is a prominent war critic said Sunday.
Discussion: The Left Coaster
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Raymond Whitaker / Independent:   The massacre and the Marines  —  US troops could face death penalty …
petetownshend.co.uk:
Won't Get Judged Again  —  Won't Get Fooled Again has been listed in the UK Independent Newspaper as the number one song with - as I understand it - the political message most often misunderstood - in this case the message is said to be 'conservative', a word that may mean different things in the UK and USA.
Michael E. Ruane / Washington Post:
A Union Tested by War  —  Military Couples Recast Future in Face of the Unthinkable  —  A few weeks after an explosion tore off his legs and part of his right arm, Army Sgt. Joseph Bozik felt the time had come to tell his girlfriend she no longer was bound by their plans for marriage.
Matt Bai / New York Times:
Can Bloggers Get Real?  —  Las Vegas, as the ad campaign likes to remind us, is a place people go to untether themselves from reality — to become, if only for a weekend, anonymous and uncensored.  It's odd, then, that Vegas is about to play host to a gathering of ordinary Americans whose objective is precisely the reverse.
Gretchen Ruethling / New York Times:
In Chicago, New Pay Law Is Considered for Big Stores  —  CHICAGO, May 27 — Chicago may become the first city in the nation to require "big box" retailers like Wal-Mart or Home Depot to pay employees a "living wage" of at least $10 an hour plus $3 an hour in benefits.
Washington Post:
Immigration Deal at Risk as House GOP Looks to Voters  —  Republican House members facing the toughest races this fall are overwhelmingly opposed to any deal that provides illegal immigrants a path to citizenship — an election-year dynamic that significantly dims the prospects that President Bush …
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
New Bush appointee caught changing and distorting his own quotes  —  Several days ago, the Bush administration announced that Karl Zinsmeister, the long-time Editor of the right-wing American Enterprise magazine, would become its new Domestic Policy Advisor.
Discussion: Riehl World View and Eschaton
Kevin Drum / The Washington Monthly:
THE HAWKS REGROUP....Jacob Heilbrunn surveys the scene in liberal hawk circles these days: … Indeed they do.  But here's the funny thing about that.  I read The Good Fight a couple of weeks ago, and Beinart is pretty clear that he now believes he was wrong about a whole host of things back in 2003.
Discussion: Making Light and Eschaton
 
 
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Allan Lengel / Washington Post:
Jefferson Probe Includes Other Suspected Schemes
Amanda / Think Progress:
Sen. Bill Frist on Gay Marriage and Flag Burning, America's Most Pressing Priorities
Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
With Illegal Immigrants Fighting Wildfires, West Faces a Dilemma
Discussion: Steve Sailer
Newsweek:
Man in the Middle  —  As a corruption probe heats up on Capitol Hill …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Jonathan V. Last / Weekly Standard:
Schools for Scribblers  —  THOSE OF US SADDENED by the declining …
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Marc Humbert / Associated Press:
Clinton to Show Emotional Campaign Video
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Anne Gearan / Associated Press:
Blair Calls for Unity, Support for Iraq
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
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The children of Guantanamo Bay
Eric Schmitt / New York Times:
Springtime for Killing in Afghanistan
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James Adams / Globe and Mail:
Indigo pulls controversial Harper's off the shelves
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
The Tempest  —  As evidence mounts that humans are causing …
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Robert / Jihad Watch:
Esmay speaks  —  Garbo talks!  Dean Esmay has finally responded to my post here.
Discussion: Dean's World and lgf
MSNBC:
Hunt for survivors after deadly Indonesia quake
Discussion: BBC
Tom Lasseter / Knight Ridder:
Iranian-backed militia groups take control of much of southern Iraq
Sarah El Deeb / Associated Press:
Hamas militia returns to streets of Gaza