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3:45 AM ET, May 2, 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 …
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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 …
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.
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 …
MSNBC:   Bush vetoes Iraq spending bill over timelines
Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice:
President Bush to Congress: "I Am The Greatest"
Discussion: The Heretik
Jules Crittenden:
Another Grunt's Rant on Iraq
Discussion: Wizbang
Bryan / Hot Air:   Video: President Bush addresses Centcom Breaking: Bush will veto …
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Back in the Days of 'Mission Accomplished': How One Paper Covered Bush Declaration Four Years Ago  —  NEW YORK Today marks the fourth anniversary of President Bush's jet landing on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln and his speech declaring major fighting in Iraq over, all in front of a giant "Mission Accomplished" banner.
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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.
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Bob Geiger:
Bush Declares Today American "Loyalty Day"
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 …
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Atrios / Eschaton:
The Most Stupendous Trolling Effort Yet  —  On the cover of a magazine, no less!  —  A not insignificant columnist once asked me who my favorite columnist was.  As with the "favorite movie" or "favorite book" question that answer would vary depending on what popped into my head …
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Matthew Yglesias
New York Times:
News Corp. Makes a $5 Billion Bid for Dow Jones  —  The News Corporation, owner of the Fox News Channel and The New York Post, has made an unsolicited $5 billion takeover bid for Dow Jones, publisher of The Wall Street Journal.  —  Dow Jones confirmed today that it had received the offer …
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
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 …
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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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Peter Prengaman / Associated Press:
Immigration rally turnout lower than '06
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Gary Kamiya / Salon:
Last refuge of the scoundrel  —  Bush is trying to convince the American people that Iraq is the WWII of our time, and Democrats are craven defeatists.  Both claims are absurd.  —  According to the Bush administration and its supporters, the Democrats and a majority of the American people …
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."
 
 
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