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9:55 PM ET, May 23, 2007

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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
McNulty: I'm No Liar  —  During her testimony today, Monica Goodling pointed the finger squarely at Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, saying that he had not been "fully candid" in his testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee about his knowledge of White House involvement …
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David Stout / New York Times:
Ex-Gonzales Aide Testifies She 'Crossed the Line'  —  The Justice Department's former liaison to the White House testified before Congress today that she improperly weighed political factors in considering applicants for career positions in the department, and she said she was sorry.
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Fire Bogden? Why Not?
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and Balkinization
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Nuclear war erupts on "The View"; Update: Tomorrow will be "a little awkward," says Elisabeth  —  With Rosie on her way out I guess there's no reason for them to pretend they're friends anymore.  Here she is at her disingenuous worst, playing the "big, fat, lesbian" …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Flashback video: Edwards pledges unity throughout this "war on terrorism"  —  From October 2001, in response to a question from O'Reilly about the war widening to Iran, Syria, Libya, the Sudan — and Iraq, in the person of Saddam Hussein.  —  You can thank Patrick Ishmael and the squad at News Buckit for digging it up.
Discussion: Liberal Values
Rasmussen Reports:
Just 26% Favor Senate Immigration Plan  —  Initial public reaction to the immigration proposal being debated in the Senate is decidedly negative.  —  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey conducted Monday and Tuesday night shows that just 26% of American voters favor passage of the legislation.
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Associated Press:
Memo Urges Clinton to Bypass Iowa  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton's deputy campaign manager wrote a memo this week making the case for the Democratic presidential candidate to bypass the Iowa caucuses and focus on later contests in the nomination fight.
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Clinton Staff Memo Urged Skipping Iowa  —  In an indication of how the shifting calendar is forcing the presidential candidates the rethink their strategies, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign considered — and rejected — a plan to stop competing in Iowa, the traditional kickoff state …
Discussion: Radio Iowa and The Politico
John Edwards for President:
Remarks As Prepared For Delivery At The Council on Foreign Relations  —  A Strong Military for a New Century  —  Council on Foreign Relations  —  New York, New York  —  May 23, 2007  —  It is wonderful to be back here at the Council.  Thank you for having me.
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AMERICAblog:
Edwards speech at CFR  —  Edwards delivered a speech today at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York.  It was extremely impressive.  —  (A moment for full disclosure: I like Edwards as a candidate.  I like his campaign, not least because I know several people working on it …
From The Blotter / The Blotter:
GOP Candidates Criticize ABC News Report on CIA-Iran Plan  —  From The Blotter:  —  Two Republican presidential candidates today criticized the ABC News report Tuesday about the CIA's covert plan to destabilize the Iranian regime.  —  "I was shocked to see the ABC News report regarding covert action …
Michael van der Galien / The Moderate Voice:
Center of Attention … Central Sanity crossed the 500-posts milestone.  "Here's a look back at the 25 most popular, based on percentage of hits among the last 4,000 visits."  —  Bob McCarty quotes Winston Churchill on Islam / Muslims.  —  It ain't nice.  —  Libby writes at The Impolitic that the "Leaker-in-Chief" is back.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Giuliani's Abortion Muddle  —  Rudy Giuliani is understandably the Republican front-runner.  And not just because of the fading echoes of Sept. 11, 2001.  Giuliani is a crucial figure in the conservative movement.  —  In the late 1980s and early '90s, many conservatives believed …
David Burge / iowahawk:
MIDWEST LUTHERANS LARGELY REJECT VIOLENCE  —  Chicago - By an almost two-to-one margin, Midwest Lutherans voiced solid opposition to decapitation, suicide bombing, and chemical warfare in a new comprehensive survey of their social attitudes.  —  The Pew Research survey, conducted May 13-19 …
Online NewsHour:
Soldiers, Families Paying Price of Iraq War  —  JIM LEHRER: Now, the costs of the war in Iraq, part two.  Congressional Democrats said today they have reached a tentative deal with the White House on a war funding bill after months of battles.  Leaders said they hope to send a bill to the president that he will sign.
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE
Washington Post:
Mary Cheney Gives Birth to Baby Boy  —  Mary Cheney gave birth today to perhaps the most anticipated baby in contemporary U.S. politics — her first child, Samuel David Cheney, whom she will raise with her longtime partner Heather Poe.  —  The 8-pound, 6-ounce boy is the sixth grandchild for Dick Cheney.
Discussion: On Deadline
Joe Klein / Time:
There's Good News from Iraq  —  There is good news from Iraq, believe it or not.  It comes from the most unlikely place: Anbar province, home of the Sunni insurgency.  The level of violence has plummeted in recent weeks.  An alliance of U.S. troops and local tribes has been very effective …
 
 
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CBS News:
U.S. Working To Sabotage Iran Nuke Program
Discussion: Hot Air
Matt Browner-Hamlin / Chris Dodd for President:
Dodd Will Vote "NO" on Iraq Supplemental
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Consumer Commission Nominee Withdraws
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Risky Business  —  I've been reluctant to write about the Iraq funding …
Associated Press:
House OKs stiff gas-gouging penalties
Learfield / Radio Iowa:
Gingrich will be at the Straw Poll in Ames
Discussion: Hotline On Call and TIME
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Senate Cuts Size of Guest-Worker Program
Discussion: Majikthise
The Volokh Conspiracy:
THE DEATH OF DOCTRINALISM AND ITS IMPLICATIONS FOR THE ENTRY …
Discussion: Balkinization
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Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Diary of a Christian Terrorist
Robert Borosage / Campaign for America's Future blogs:
Funding The War: Life and Death, Not Texas Hold 'em
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
The Netroots and the War  —  They are, of course, hopping mad.
National Review:
Re: That Poll
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Bush Declassifies Bin Laden Intelligence
Discussion: QandO, Hot Air and Oliver Willis
Dick Morris / The Hill:
Republicans should back immigration compromise
Steven Musil / CNET News.com:
Michigan man dodges prison in theft of Wi-Fi
Jeff Emanuel / Opinion Journal:
'I Love Those Guys'  —  Embedded journalists in Iraq are having …
Discussion: Barcepundit and Sister Toldjah