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4:25 AM ET, May 18, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
It's here: The Bush-Kennedy amnesty Report: Potential cost = $2.5 trillion Updated with GOP reax  —  The amnesty sellout arrives.  Background at this post.  —  Lie of the day from Arlen "Illegal Alien Gold Card" Specter: "This will restore the rule of law."
Mitt Romney For President News:
Governor Mitt Romney On The Senate Immigration Agreement  —  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  —  Boston, MA - Governor Mitt Romney issued the following statement on today's U.S. Senate agreement on immigration reform:  —  "I strongly oppose today's bill going through the Senate.  It is the wrong approach.
New York Times:
Deal Is Reached in Senate on Immigration  —  Senators from both parties announced an agreement this afternoon on immigration-reform legislation that would bring illegal immigrants and their families "out of the shadows and into the sunshine of American life," as Senator Edward M. Kennedy put it.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Deal Struck on Immigration Bill  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Key senators in both parties announced agreement with the White House Thursday on an immigration overhaul that would grant quick legal status to millions of illegal immigrants already in the U.S. and fortify the border.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Immigration Compromise Reached by Senate Negotiators  —  Proposal, to Be Debated Next Week, Would Offer Route to Legal Status  —  A bipartisan group of senators reached a delicate compromise today on what could be the biggest overhaul of immigration law in more than 40 years.
Michael Cutler / Counterterrorism Blog:
Immigration Bill: How Will We Prove the Identity of New "Legal" Aliens?
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Dafydd / Big Lizards:
Grand Outline of Provisions of "the Compromise"
Discussion: Power Line
George J. Borjas / National Review Online:
Borjas: A Lemon in the Senate
Discussion: Economist's View
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Deal may legalize millions of immigrants
Discussion: CorrenteWire
World Bank Chief Paul Wolfowitz Resigns  —  Iraq War 'Architect' Leaves Bank Amid Controversy Over Girlfriend's Raise  —  World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz has resigned his post, effective June 30.  —  An internal panel tasked with investigating the lucrative pay and promotion package Wolfowitz arranged …
Peter S. Goodman / Washington Post:
Wolfowitz Resigns From World Bank  —  World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz resigned this afternoon, effective June 30, giving in to overwhelming pressure from bank staff and governments around the globe that he depart to end the ethics controversy that has consumed the institution.
Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
Bush expresses regret over Wolfowitz
Discussion: CorrenteWire and Mercury Rising
Massimo Calabresi / Time:
Was Gonzales' Emergency Visit Illegal?  —  When then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales went to John Ashcroft's hospital room on the evening of March 10, 2004 to ask the ailing Attorney General to override Justice Department officials and reauthorize a secret domestic wiretapping program …
Discussion: MaxSpeak and Riehl World View
New York Times:
Senate Democrats Plan a Resolution on Gonzales  —  Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's standing in Congress weakened further on Thursday as Senate Democrats arranged to hold a no-confidence vote and the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee predicted that the furor …
Discussion: Washington Monthly and TalkLeft
Real Cities:
Senate prepares for a no-confidence vote on Gonzales
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and Truthdig
Think Progress:
Bush Dodges Comey's Accusations That He Personally Arranged Ashcroft Hospital Visit
James C. Dobson, Ph.D. / WorldNetDaily:
Rudy's not the one  —  The jig is up.  Rudy Giuliani finally admitted in a speech at Houston Baptist University last week that he is an unapologetic supporter of abortion on demand.  That revelation came as no great shock to those of us in the pro-life movement.
Christian right leader writes off Giuliani
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Giuliani, Edwards have Sudan holdings
Discussion: Iowa Voice and Riehl World View
Rick Maze / Army Times:
White House: 3.5 percent pay hike unnecessary  —  Troops don't need bigger pay raises, White House budget officials said Wednesday in a statement of administration policy laying out objections to the House version of the 2008 defense authorization bill.  —  The Bush administration had asked …
Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:   Bush Opposes More Money for Troops and Survivors - Explain That!
Nico / Think Progress:   Bush Threatens Veto Over Troop Pay Raise, Military Widow Benefits
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Attorneys Seek Immunity for Cheney, Top Officials  —  Judge Urged to Dismiss Lawsuit Filed by Former Ambassador Wilson  —  Attorneys for Vice President Cheney and top White House officials told a federal judge today they cannot be held liable for anything they disclosed to reporters …
Media Matters for America:
Broder falsely suggested that Clinton was given "free hand" trade authority that Bush wants Congress to renew  —  In his May 17 column titled "Can Democrats Take Yes for an Answer?"  The Washington Post's David Broder asked whether congressional Democrats will renew President Bush's trade promotion authority …
Agence France Presse:
Former US ambassador in on-air spat with 'superior' BBC man  —  LONDON (AFP) - Straight-talking former US ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton accused a top BBC presenter of being leftwing and "a superior Brit" in a colourful on-air spat Thursday.  —  The controversial ex-diplomat …
Tribal Leaders Across Diyala Reaffirm Commitment to Unity  —  Local Iraq officials focus on recruiting police, creating peace. … As coalition and Iraqi security forces continue to provide security and stability throughout Diyala Province, Iraq, many tribal leaders are also united …
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Hurricane chief: NOAA wasted millions
Michael Getler / PBS Ombudsman:
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