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7:00 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.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
CT Senate: Lieberman, Iraq and the Price of Principle  —  It's not been a good week for Sen. Joe Lieberman.  —  On Monday the Connecticut Democrat told reporters that "under no circumstances" would he run as anything other than a Democrat in the state's Aug. 8 primary.
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 …
Discussion: USS Neverdock and TalkLeft
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Senate Rejects Troop Pullout
Discussion: Democratic Veteran
Washington Post:
Iraq Debate Previews Presidential Bids
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Kerry Doubles His Support!
Discussion: A Blog For All
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 …
Robert D. Novak / CNSNews:
Murtha's Second Act  —  On NBC's "Meet the Press" last Sunday, Rep. John Murtha repeated his call for "redeploying" U.S. troops from Iraq with something new-and disturbing to fellow Democrats.  Asked by moderator Tim Russert about sites for redeployment, Murtha replied: "We can go to Okinawa. ...
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 …
Josh Marshall / TPMmuckraker:
John King Interviews VP Cheney
Discussion: Firedoglake
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 …
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 …
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 …
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 …
America's Bad Rep  —  Bush's Austria trip has underscored just how much Europeans dislike the U.S. president.  —  June 21, 2006 - Good news can fade fast.  Last week George W. Bush enjoyed a slight bump in the polls-and, perhaps more importantly, a morale boost-with news of the death …
San Francisco Chronicle:
AT&T rewrites rules: Your data isn't yours  —  AT&T has issued an updated privacy policy that takes effect Friday.  The changes are significant because they appear to give the telecom giant more latitude when it comes to sharing customers' personal data with government officials.
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 …
Joe Biesk / Associated Press:
State adds weblogs to off-limits sites for state employees  —  FRANKFORT, Ky. - State employees will no longer be able to access a political weblog that has criticized Gov. Ernie Fletcher and other Kentucky politicians.  —  But Mark Nickolas, operator of the bluegrassreport site …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Setting the Record Straight: On Trolls, Moles, and Dis-Invited Bloggers  —  Dear HuffPost Readers, Commenters, and Bloggers,  —  Here's the bottom line on the issues raised by Peter Rost: We disabled his password for one reason and one reason only — his refusal to act as part of our online community.
Discussion: Gawker, BuzzMachine and Dr. Peter Rost
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Off Base  —  Washington Democrats think their core voters are barking mad.  —  It has occurred to me that both parties increasingly dislike their bases, but for different reasons and to different degrees.  By both parties I mean the leaders and representatives of the Democrats and Republicans in Washington.
Discussion: The RCP Blog
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Discussion: The Blotter and Hot Air
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E.D. Hill / Fox News:
U.S. Soldiers Tortured: Where Is the Outrage?
Discussion: News Hounds
Neil Modie / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Cantwell's lead over McGavick nearly gone
Discussion: The RCP Blog
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
GOP Rebellion Stops Voting Rights Act
Kurdistan: Birth of a Nation?
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Mike Luckovich / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Pot to kettle
Discussion: Hugh Hewitt and Sister Toldjah
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Net Neutrality: Crunch Time
Discussion: Daily Kos and MyDD
Washington Post:
Close Guantanamo?  —  THE MILITARY detention camp at Guantanamo Bay …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Thinking Outside The Blog