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11:50 PM ET, May 1, 2007


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Associated Press:
Bush vetoes troop withdrawal bill  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush vetoed legislation to pull U.S. troops out of Iraq Tuesday night in a historic showdown with Congress over whether the unpopular and costly war should end or escalate.  —  In only the second veto of his presidency …
White House:
President Bush Rejects Artificial Deadline, Vetoes Iraq War Supplemental  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good evening.  Twelve weeks ago, I asked the Congress to pass an emergency war spending bill that would provide our brave men and women in uniform with the funds and flexibility they need.
Bush vetoes Iraq spending bill over timelines
Discussion: My Left Wing
George W. Bush / White House:
Loyalty Day, 2007  —  A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America  —  America was founded by patriots who risked their lives to bring freedom to our Nation.  Today, our citizens are grateful for our Founding Fathers and confident in the principles that lead us forward.
Bob Geiger:
Bush Declares Today American "Loyalty Day"  —  Lost in the shuffle of losing American troops at a record clip in Iraq and George W. Bush itching to veto the bill that would bring our military men and women home, was the fact that King George has formally declared today as "Loyalty Day" in America.
The New Republic:
The Left's New Machine  —  MOST POLITICAL ACTIVISTS can point to one catalyzing event, an episode in each of their lives (or, more often, in the life of their country) that shook them from their complacency and roused them to change the world.  You can find many such stories if you troll through …
Atrios / Eschaton:   The Most Stupendous Trolling Effort Yet
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE NOISE MACHINE....Jon Chait has a long article in the New …
Discussion: TAPPED and Lawyers, Guns and Money
Matthew Yglesias:
The Weird Religions Candidate  —  Dave Weigel notes that Mitt Romney says his favorite novel is L. Ron Hubbard's Battlefield Earth: … Dave comments: "No, that isn't true.  Battlefield Earth is awful.  Nobody reads that book except Scientologists and smartasses who want to giggle at Scientologists …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
FAVORITES....Today's mandatory blogging is about Mitt Romney's …
Discussion: Unfogged
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:   Mitt Romney: As Happy as a Baby Psychlo on a Straight Diet of Kerbango
Think Progress:
'Mission Accomplished' By The Numbers … U.S. Troops Wounded … U.S. Troops Killed … Contractors Killed … Journalists and Media Assistants Killed … U.S. Forces in Iraq … Size of Iraqi Security Forces … Number of Insurgents … Insurgent Attacks Per Day … Cost to U.S. Taxpayers
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
They Weren't Paying Attention  —  Today is the fourth anniversary of George Bush's speech on the USS Abraham Lincoln — the one Democrats and anti-war activists call the "Mission Accomplished" speech.  The crew of the carrier flew the banner because their mission had indeed been accomplished …
Martin Peers / Wall Street Journal:
News Corp. Offers $60 a Share In Unsolicited Bid for Dow Jones  —  Dow Jones & Co., parent of The Wall Street Journal, said it received an unsolicited $5 billion offer from News Corp.  —  The publisher said the board and members and trustees of the controlling Bancroft family are evaluating …
RELATED: Washington Wire:   No Bloomberg Challenge (for Dow Jones)
Bloomberg:   Dow Jones's Bancroft Family Rejects Murdoch's Offer (Update1)
Arwa Damon / CNN:
Shadowy Iraq office accused of sectarian agenda … BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq's prime minister has created an entity within his government that U.S. and Iraqi military officials say is being used as a smokescreen to hide an extreme Shiite agenda that is worsening the country's sectarian divide.
Robert B. Bluey / The Hill:
Give bloggers Capitol access  —  This is the first article in a weekly series, exclusively in The Hill, exploring the recommendations of the Sunlight Foundation's Open House Project, which advocates online transparency in Congress.  —  Members of Congress are increasingly turning to bloggers …
Discussion: MyDD and Sunlight Foundation blogs
Jerusalem Post:
Top Hamas official: Kill all Americans  —  Sheik Ahmad Bahr, acting Speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, declared during a Friday sermon at a Sudan mosque that America and Israel will be annihilated and called upon Allah to kill Jews and Americans "to the very Last One".
Discussion: Power Line
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
What haircut stories tell us about the press  —  Only because it would save time and make them more efficient, I think members of the Beltway press corps should consider starting up a new reporting pool, to duplicate the one currently in place for shadowing the president …
Will Woodward / Guardian:
Blair endorses Brown as his successor  —  Tony Blair began the final countdown to his departure today by promising a resignation announcement next week and anointing Gordon Brown as his successor.  —  On the 10th anniversary of the general election that swept him to power, the prime minister told GMTV …
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Gary Kamiya / Salon:
Last refuge of the scoundrel  —  Bush is trying to convince …
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Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
BOEHNER V. MCDERMOTT, ROUND V: The U.S. Court of Appeals …
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
What's wrong with long books?
Discussion: 2 Blowhards
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
A MAY DAY PROPOSAL: Today is May 1, AKA May Day.
Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: President Bush addresses Centcom Breaking: Bush will veto …
Federal Reserve:
Embracing the Challenge of Free Trade: Competing and Prospering in a Global Economy
Ian / Hot Air:
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Tenet: 'I Will Never Give That Medal Back'
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Elizabeth Holtzman / Los Angeles Times:
Alberto Gonzales' safety net
Amanda / Think Progress:
State Dept: Iraq Has Been 'Good For The Effort To Reduce Terrorism'
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DeLay's PAC closes shop
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Feinstein's Cardinal shenanigans
Discussion: Redstate and Austin Bay Blog