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8:50 PM ET, June 22, 2006

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Associated Press:
Senate rejects Iraq redeployment motions  —  Both Democratic proposals easily defeated  —  Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., trying to convince his colleagues to approve his Iraq troop redeployment resolution, failed by a vote of 86-13.  The resolution of fellow Democrat, Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., faired better, but still lost, 60-39.
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David Stout / New York Times:
Senate Rejects Democratic Efforts on Iraq  —  WASHINGTON, June 22 — The Senate voted today against measures calling for the withdrawal of American troops from Iraq, after a long and emotional debate that was in some ways reminiscent of the Vietnam War era.  —  The votes, 86 to 13 on one measure …
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Senate Rejects Troop Pullout
Discussion: Democratic Veteran
Washington Post:
Iraq Debate Previews Presidential Bids
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Pierre Thomas / ABCNEWS:
Federal Agents Raid Suspected Terror Cell in Miami  —  Officials Say Group Planned to Bomb the FBI Building in Miami and Sears Tower in Chicago  —  June 22, 2006 — ABC News has learned that federal agents, including the FBI, are launching a series of raids tonight targeting a suspected terror cell based in Miami.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: FBI stages terror raid in Miami (Update: ABC says plan was to bomb Sears Tower) (Update: "Jihad")  —  Just across on CNN.  Early reports say the area's flooded with agents.  Six to eight suspects are thought to have been arrested, and they're not believed to be Muslim.
Discussion: Iowa Voice and Captain's Quarters
wcbstv.com:
Terror Suspects Arrested In Miami Housing Project  —  (AP) MIAMI After an operation that started about four months ago, the FBI has arrested several suspects of domestic terrorism in a Miami low-income housing project.  —  The arrests took place Thursday afternoon at the Scott Housing Projects …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Josh Marshall / TPMmuckraker:
John King Interviews VP Cheney  —  Full Text of John King's Interview with VP Cheney.  Below the fold.  —  JOHN KING: Mr. Vice President, thank you for your time, a lot of ground to cover so let's get right to it.  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: Okay, John.  —  JOHN KING: The Democrats will put …
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Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Rep. Murtha: Pennsylvania's Embarrassment  —  Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa), imagines himself to be the scourge of the hawks in the Bush administration.  Many journalists do, too, because they keep inviting him to appear on talk shows.  —  So why were the targets of Mr. Murtha's wrath doubled …
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Robert D. Novak / CNSNews:
Murtha's Second Act
John Heilprin / Associated Press:
Study Says Earth's Temp at 400-Year High  —  The Earth is the hottest it has been in at least 400 years, probably even longer.  The National Academy of Sciences, reaching that conclusion in a broad review of scientific work requested by Congress, reported Thursday that the …
MSNBC:
Ex-Bush aide convicted in D.C. corruption case  —  Safavian found guilty on 4 counts of obstruction, making false statements  —  WASHINGTON - A jury Tuesday convicted a former Bush administration official of four counts of lying and obstructing justice in the first trial to be held in connection …
pmw.org.il:
Hamas: Islam will conquer US and Britain  —  Hamas Video  —  A Hamas video just released on their web site focuses on the broader Palestinian Islamic ideology, promising the eventual conquering and subjugation of Christian countries under Islam.  The way Israel "ran" from Gaza after terror …
santorum.senate.gov:
"This is critically important information that the world community needs to know" - Senator Santorum  —  Washington, D.C. - U.S. Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA), Chairman of the Senate Republican Conference, joined Congressman Peter Hoekstra, (R-MI-2), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee …
Will Dunham / Reuters:
Army takes older recruits  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Army, aiming to make its recruiting goals amid the Iraq war, raised its maximum enlistment age by another two years on Wednesday, while the Army Reserve predicted it will miss its recruiting target for a second straight year.
Discussion: Think Progress
Austan Goolsbee / New York Times:
Legislate Learning English?  If Only It Were So Easy  —  PRESIDENT BUSH'S plan to give longstanding illegal immigrants a path to citizenship would require them to learn English as a sign that they accept American culture.  The conservative base of the Republican Party considers any policy …
The New Republic:
HERE WE GO AGAIN:  —  Where to begin?  First, there's the issue of the nature of the "Townhouse" e-mail list, and how much weight Kos's words carry with the bloggers on the list.  Kos, in this post, dismisses as "ludicrous" the suggestion that, as he puts it, "I send 'dictats' to other bloggers …
Joan Vennochi / Boston Globe:
A military draft might awaken us  —  REINSTATE THE military draft and see how quickly the United States ends its war in Iraq.  —  Imagine if all our sons and daughters were at risk for deployment to the desert.  Imagine if all our children faced the Al Qaeda-style butchery that took the lives …
 
 
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