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11:55 AM ET, May 11, 2007


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New York Times:
President Open to Benchmarks in Iraq Measure  —  Hours before the House approved a plan on Thursday to finance the Iraq war only through midsummer, President Bush offered his first public concession to try to resolve the impasse on war spending, acknowledging rising pressure from his own party and the public.
Discussion: Firedoglake, Daily Kos and AMERICAblog
Bush open to benchmarks for Iraq … WASHINGTON (CNN) — President Bush said Thursday he will veto any bill with "haphazard, piecemeal funding," but agreed that setting benchmarks is a good way to evaluate progress in Iraq.  —  Bush said he has asked his chief of staff, Josh Bolten …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:   Iraq War Dénouement: Curiouser & Curiouser
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Bush and Democrats in Accord on Trade Deals  —  The Bush administration reached agreement on Thursday with the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and other Democrats to attach environmental and worker protections in several pending trade accords, clearing the way for early passage of some pacts and improving prospects for others.
Molly Hennessy-Fiske / Los Angeles Times:
Pelosi announces bipartisan trade policy
Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
As Gas Prices Rise Again, Democrats Blame Big Oil  —  A week after U.S. gasoline prices hit a near-record $3.05 a gallon, Democrats in Congress are promoting legislation taking aim at the big oil companies, although industry experts say that the efforts aren't likely to have any effect.
Edward / Heading Right:   Understanding Commodities  —  Gasoline prices have jumped up again …
Garrett Epps / Salon:
Karl Rove's big election-fraud hoax  —  By evil chance, I spent the Saturday night before Election Day 2000 at a jolly dinner for high-level Republicans.  Most of the talk over the entrees concerned why then-candidate George W. Bush had been too pusillanimous to tell the voters that Al Gore …
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
New Questions for AG in Attorneys' Probe
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and New York Times
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
A beautiful mosaic of anti-blogger hatred  —  Various prominent personages share their visceral contempt for blogs:  —  John Yoo at an April 18 Civil Liberties debate (via blogger Roger Ailes): … As Ailes says: "Yoo wishes they never existed because, unlike illegally-detained prisoners …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Kevin Wick / NPR:   FOR THE MOTION  —  David Frum, author of five books …
Geoff Mulvihill / Associated Press:
Informants Scrutinized in Fort Dix Case  —  CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) - He railed against the United States, helped scout out military installations for attack, offered to introduce his comrades to an arms dealer, and gave them a list of weapons he could procure, including machine guns and rocket-propelled grenades.
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Lawmaker: Fort Dix hero may need immunity  —  The New Jersey store clerk whose tip led to the arrest of six terror suspects needs legislative protection from being sued as a "John Doe" or whistleblower, lawmakers said yesterday.  —  "The events in Fort Dix are just another reminder of the need …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
Richard N. Perle / Washington Post:
How the CIA Failed America  —  George Tenet sets the stage in his memoir by recalling a conversation he claims to have had with me on Sept. 12, 2001: "As I walked beneath the awning that leads to the West Wing[, I] saw Richard Perle exiting the building just as I was about to enter. …
Ward Rubrecht / City Pages:
Gun Shy  —  Sipping soda from a straw and leaning on his elbows at Perkins, Troy Scheffler seems harmless enough.  The 31-year-old Hamline University grad student resembles a post-Pulp Fiction John Travolta—slightly overstuffed, with graying sideburns and a small, tense smile.
Nancy Gibbs / Time:
The Religion Test  —  John F. Kennedy's election in 1960 was supposed to have laid the "religious question" to rest, yet it arises again with a fury.  What does the Constitution mean when it says there should be no religion test for office?  It plainly means that a candidate can't be barred …
Alan Fram / Associated Press:
Poll: Congress' Approval Same As Bush  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - People think the Democratic-led Congress is doing just as dreary a job as President Bush, following four months of bitter political standoffs that have seen little progress on Iraq and a host of domestic issues.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
John Edwards' big ideas costly  —  WASHINGTON - Presidential candidate John Edwards is offering more policy proposals than any other candidate in the primary and his ideas are winning loud applause from Democratic audiences.  —  The question is whether other voters will cheer when they see the price tag …
The Atlantic Online:
Delicate Flowers  —  I was at a big old get together yesterday evening featuring some people from the blogosphere, some old media types, folks with old media origins who now do some new media work, folks with new media origins who now work for MSM outlets, and even some people who aren't journalists …
Discussion: TIME: Swampland, Unfogged and Eschaton
Nico / Think Progress:
CBS fires Gen. Batiste over VoteVets ad.  —  Iraq veteran Gen. John Batiste "has been asked to leave his position as a consultant to CBS News" over a new VoteVets ad criticizing the Iraq war.  He was interviewed tonight by MSNBC's Keith Olbermann.  Watch it:  —  Digg It!  —  The URI to TrackBack this entry is:
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
Canadian Drugs, Eh?  —  Washington fights over an unwanted program.  —  Listen to Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe discuss importing drugs from Canada, and you'll hear endless happy talk about "more competitive prices," "substantial savings" and how "crucial" reimportation is to "the American consumer."
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White House:
Interview of the Vice President by Bret Baier, FOX News
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
Calvert to replace Doolittle on Appropriations panel
Discussion: Redstate and DownWithTyranny!
Sam Stein / The Politico:
Bloggers could be dead link for Clinton
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Europeans Press Wolfowitz to Quit as Bank Chief
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
Gen. Petraeus Warns Against Using Torture
Discussion: Rook's Rant
Washington Post:
Edwards Says He Didn't Know About Subprime Push
Discussion: Redstate and Riehl World View
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line: Expect a Democratic Runoff in Ky. Gov. Race
Discussion: Indianapolis Star
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Romney Works to Put Skeptics' Doubts to Rest
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Iraqi Lawmakers Back Bill on U.S. Withdrawal
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Michelle Obama's Career Timeout
Jesus' General:
Lanny Davis and "The problem with us Democrats"
Discussion: QandO
Jim Mateja / Chicago Tribune:
Obama finds easy target in U.S. auto firms
Discussion: Power Line
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Put It Out, Shweetheart  —  Hollywood Kicks the Habit …
Daniel / Crooked Timber:
In Praise of Budweiser (contains extended footnotes)