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6:45 PM ET, May 5, 2007

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New York Times:
For Queen and First Lady, Bush Will Try White Tie  —  How does George W. Bush, a towel-snapping Texan who puts his feet on the coffee table, drinks water straight from the bottle and was once caught on tape talking with food in his mouth prepare for a state dinner with the queen?
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   The Sneering Snobs Of Sulzberger's Salon
Robert Farley / Lawyers, Guns and Money:   Because Ordinarily He's Out Clearing Brush!
Patricia Cohen / New York Times:
A Split Emerges as Conservatives Discuss Darwin  —  Evolution has long generated bitter fights between the left and the right about whether God or science better explains the origins of life.  But now a dispute has cropped up within conservative circles, not over science, but over political ideology …
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Peggy Harris / Associated Press:
Huckabee Explains Evolution View
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Washington Post:
Democrats' Momentum Is Stalling  —  Amid Iraq Debate, Priorities On Domestic Agenda Languish  —  In the heady opening weeks of the 110th Congress, the Democrats' domestic agenda appeared to be flying through the Capitol: Homeland security upgrades, a higher minimum wage and student loan interest rate cuts …
Associated Press:
Can Keith Olbermann straddle the line between news and opinion?  —  NEW YORK - In an angry commentary on April 25, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann accused Rudolph Giuliani of using the language of Osama bin Laden with "the same chilling nonchalance of the madman" to argue that Republicans would keep Americans safer than Democrats from terror.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Olbermann Watch
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Faiz / Think Progress:   AP Uncritically Reports Giuliani Campaign's Efforts To Marginalize Olbermann
MSNBC:   Pre-GOP Candidates Debate Coverage for May 3, 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. ET
dougfeith.com:
AT THE CENTER OF THE STORM  —  Echoes of "slam dunk" so vex former Central Intelligence Agency Director George Tenet that he has written a book.  Had he never blurted those words to the president, Mr. Tenet tells us, he might not have written it.  He wants to explain what the words meant …
Jim Martin / The Impolitic:
They'll Fight This War To The Last Man  —  There is this AP article out about how republican support for the war will probably hurt them in 2008.  In the article there are the usual statements about September this and the support is wavering that.  It's the republican's war and they better win it blah, blah, blah.
Discussion: Associated Press
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Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Center of Attention  —  A round up of recent reporting …
Fred Dalton Thompson / ABC Radio Networks:
Excerpt: Prepared Remarks for Speech to Lincoln Club Annual Dinner  —  So we meet again, and I'm honored, because I know we're here for the same reasons: Love of our country and concern for our future.  —  A lot of Americans have these concerns tonight.  They are concerned about the way things are going in our country right now.
Jennifer Parker / ABCNEWS:
Banned From YouTube?  —  Conservatives Perceive YouTube Bias, Launch New Video-Sharing Site  —  In the new digital media age, damning political videos can have an immediate impact on campaign 2.0, thanks largely to the availability and immediacy of YouTube.
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Giuliani flips on Schiavo case  —  When Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani came to the home county of Terri Schiavo last month, he said he supported the controversial effort by Congress to intervene to keep the severely brain-damaged woman alive.  —  But now it's not so clear where he stands on the Schiavo case.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Iraq Reimposes Freeze on Medical Diplomas In Bid to Keep Doctors From Fleeing Abroad  —  BAGHDAD — Iraq is hemorrhaging doctors as violence racks the nation.  To stem the flow, the Iraqi government has recently taken a cue from Saddam Hussein: Medical schools are once again forbidden to issue diplomas and transcripts to new graduates.
Matthew Yglesias:
Misfortune?  —  According to Christopher Hitchens, Karl Rove says "I'm not fortunate enough to be a person of faith."  Jon Chait comments: … Ross Douthat replies: … I see Ross's point, but at the end of the day I think Chait's right and it's pretty condescending.
David Shribman / Real Clear Politics:
NH's Leftward Turn May Change National Politics  —  LEBANON, N.H. — Good newspapers answer questions, but very good newspapers ask them, and the Valley News, which is published in the central area of the Connecticut River Valley hard by the Vermont border, is a very good newspaper.
Discussion: The Corner
CBS News:
Iranian Walks Out Of Dinner With Condi  —  Claims Female Violinist Was Dressed Too Revealingly; Also Blames U.S. For Iraq Turmoil  —  (CBS/AP) Iran's foreign minister walked out of a dinner of diplomats where he was seated directly across from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice …
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Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
Six Questions for Laura Rozen on Iran
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Washington Post:
Troops at Odds With Ethics Standards  —  Army Also Finds More Deployment Means More Mental Illness  —  More than one-third of U.S. soldiers in Iraq surveyed by the Army said they believe torture should be allowed if it helps gather important information about insurgents, the Pentagon disclosed yesterday.
Mudville Gazette:
The Fine Print  —  The Milblogs site has multiple authors.  Unless otherwise credited, the opinions expressed are those of the specific author, and not the official position of any other contributor or any organization to which they belong, to include the United States Department of Defense or any of its subordinate components.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Argghhh!
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Goodling Shed Tears Before Revelations About Firings (Update1)  —  A former U.S. Justice Department official and central figure in the firing of eight U.S. attorneys tearfully told a colleague two months ago her government career probably was over as the matter was about to erupt into a political storm …
 
 
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Rewriting History  —  George Tenet has a very mixed legacy.
Jesse Harlan Alderman / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton warns of looming disasters
Discussion: Cafe Hayek
Ian Swanson / The Hill:
Rangel, McCrery, USTR bury hatchet
Hussein Kadhim / Real Cities:
Roundup of violence in Iraq - 4 May 2007
Discussion: Informed Comment
Mcq / QandO:
FROM THE HOME FRONT  —  It is hard enough on the battle front …
Tbogg / tbogg.blogspot.com:
Never surrender! Never enlist!
Guardian:
France heads to right as political showman delivers final performance of campaign
Gateway Pundit:
President Bush Addresses the 2007 Milblog Conference
Discussion: Op For, Pundit Review and QandO
 Earlier Items: 
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William J. Kole / Associated Press:
Activists Want Chimp Declared a 'Person'
Kevin Aylward / Wizbang:
HUFFPO HOTLINKING REDUX
Discussion: WILLisms.com and Redstate
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Many Detainees at Guantánamo Rebuff Lawyers
Fred Attewill / Daily Mail:
Man widowed after his goat 'wife' chokes to death
Discussion: Riehl World View
Daily Mail:
The moment a teenage girl was stoned to death for loving the wrong boy
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Dozens of Heads Were Bowed