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9:30 AM ET, May 2, 2007

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New York Times:
Citing 'Rigid' Deadline, Bush Vetoes Iraq Bill  —  President Bush vetoed the Iraq-war spending bill this evening, calling it a blueprint for failure and defeat and intensifying a showdown with the Democratic-controlled Congress.  —  Mr. Bush said the bill was unacceptable because it set …
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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 …
Washington Post:
Bush Keeps Vow to Veto War Funding Bill  —  President Says Pullout Deadline Is 'Date for Failure'  —  President Bush vetoed a $124 billion measure yesterday that would have funded overseas military operations but required him to begin withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq as early as July …
Jules Crittenden:
Another Grunt's Rant on Iraq  —  George Bush vetoed the surrender bill today with a pen given to him by the father of Marine Cpl. Dustin Derga, killed in Anbar May 8, 2005.  Robert Derga wanted him to ue the pen to sign that bill, and called to make sure he was going to do it.
Discussion: Wizbang
New York Times:
Bush Vetoes Bill Tying Iraq Funds to Exit  —  President Bush vetoed a $124 billion war spending bill on Tuesday, setting up a second round in his long battle with Congressional Democrats who are determined to use the financing measure to force the White House to shift course in Iraq.
Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice:   President Bush to Congress: "I Am The Greatest"
MSNBC:   Bush vetoes Iraq spending bill over timelines
Los Angeles Times:
Small turnout, big questions  —  Rallies draw a fraction of last year's crowd as activists ponder the movement's future.  Clash erupts in evening.  —  Waving U.S. flags and demanding citizenship for undocumented immigrants, tens of thousands of jubilant protesters marched through the streets …
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Nico / Think Progress:
Immigration rally disrupted by police.  —  CNN reported a disturbing account from an immigration rally in Los Angeles yesterday: … Watch the report:
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Peter Prengaman / Associated Press:
Immigration rally turnout lower than '06
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Ronald Reagan, In His Own Words  —  Ronald Reagan thought Alexander Haig was "utterly paranoid," considered former senator Lowell Weicker "a pompous, no good fathead" and was "surprised at how shy" Michael Jackson was.  —  Reagan also refused to talk to his son after Ron Reagan hung up on him …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Douglas Brinkley / Vanity Fair:   Reagan, Unscripted
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Biden on Iraq bill: "We're going to shove it down his throat."  —  Blunt talk from Joe Biden, picked up by C-Span answering a man's question at Jim Clyburn's fish fry April 27 in Columbia, S.C.  —  Biden is asked what he'll do when Bush, as is expected, vetoes the Iraq funding bill.
Discussion: TIME, Betsy's Page and On Deadline
Ben Evans / Associated Press:
Edwards dominates money race in South  —  WASHINGTON - North Carolina's John Edwards says he's the only Democratic presidential candidate with any chance of winning the coveted South.  —  If early fundraising is any indication, he might be right.  —  Edwards placed a distant third behind …
Nico / Think Progress:
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Pelosi calls out Bush for 1999 statement on timetable.
Discussion: Swords Crossed
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.
New York Sun:
Mr. Broder Goes to Washington  —  So the entire Democratic caucus in the United States Senate — 50 senators — has sent a letter to the Washington Post attacking the dean of the Washington press corps, David Broder, for a column in which Mr. Broder dared to criticize their leader for his preemptive surrender to the terrorists in Iraq.
Discussion: Power Line
Russ Buettner / New York Times:
Giuliani's Tie to Texas Law Firm May Pose Risk  —  For a native New Yorker mounting a first bid for national office, Rudolph W. Giuliani has shown an impressive ability to raise money in Texas, where his Republican presidential campaign collected $2.2 million in the first quarter of the year, far more than any other candidate.
 
 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

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[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

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