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10:00 AM ET, May 24, 2007


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Washington Post:
Goodling Says She 'Crossed the Line'  —  Ex-Justice Aide Criticizes Gonzales While Admitting to Basing Hires on Politics  —  A former senior aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales leveled serious new accusations against him and his deputy yesterday, describing an "uncomfortable" …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Monica's Own Monica Problem  —  In Alberto Gonzales's Justice Department, Democrats and liberals who were denied civil service jobs were said to have a "Monica Problem."  —  After yesterday's House Judiciary Committee hearing, the Justice Department has a Monica Problem of its own.
New York Times:
EX-JUSTICE AIDE ADMITS POLITICS AFFECTED HIRING  —  A former top Justice Department aide testified on Wednesday that she had "crossed the line" in considering the political beliefs of applicants for nonpartisan legal jobs and suggested that earlier testimony by Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales …
New York Times:
Editorial: Witness for the Prosecutors  —  It would have been naïve to think that Monica Goodling, a right-wing true believer and onetime Republican opposition researcher, was going to blow the whistle on the United States attorney scandal.  But Ms. Goodling made some disturbing admissions yesterday …
Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The real Rachel Paulose
Discussion: Power Line and Norwegianity
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Special Comment: "The only things truly "compromised" are the trust of the voters...friends, and family, in Iraq"  —  Keith gave a scathing commentary on the compromise struck by the Democratic Party over the war supplemental. he also flames Bush over his childish stand.  —  Download (5411) |
Daniel DiRito / Bring it On!:
Keith Olbermann's Special Comment On The Govts. Iraq Betrayal
Discussion: Shakesville and The Impolitic
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
News Analysis: On War Funds, Democrats Saw No Option but to Cede Ground to Bush  —  Congressional contortions over the Iraq spending bill could end up with most House Democrats momentarily occupying the position they were so desperate to vacate: the minority.
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
House Democrats bracing for unpalatable Iraq vote
Discussion: Sirotablog
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
GOP slams Pelosi in new ad campaign
Discussion: Bob McCarty Writes and Wizbang
Wall Street Journal:
The Poor Get Richer  —  It's been a rough week for John Edwards, and now comes more bad news for his "two Americas" campaign theme.  A new study by the Congressional Budget Office says the poor have been getting less poor.  On average, CBO found that low-wage households with children …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Discussion: The Impolitic
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Fight Club  —  Political junkies have been awaiting the new memoir by Bob Shrum, the famed consultant to a string of Democratic presidential candidates, including Al Gore in 2000 and John Kerry in 2004.  After compiling an -8 record in presidential campaigns, Shrum has taken something …
Bob Geiger:
Four Senators With Balls  —  If I asked you to quickly name what four United States Senators are sticking to their guns and will vote against the ludicrous "compromise" Iraq supplemental bill — you know, the one where George W. Bush gets everything he wants — what would be your first few guesses?
Washington Post:
Clinton Campaign Plays Down Iowa Memo  —  Proposal to Skip Caucuses Called Just One Person's Opinion  —  Aides to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) scrambled late yesterday to control the fallout from a leaked memo advocating that she pull her campaign out of Iowa's first-in-the-nation caucuses, where she is trailing in polls.
Sudarsan Raghavan / Washington Post:
Morgue Data Show Increase In Sectarian Killings in Iraq  —  More than three months into a U.S.-Iraqi security offensive designed to curtail sectarian violence in Baghdad and other parts of Iraq, Health Ministry statistics show that such killings are rising again.
Jerusalem Post:
France's Sarkozy calls to tighten sanctions on Teheran  — staff and AP, THE JERUSALEM POST  —  French President Nicholas Sarkozy called Wednesday for sanctions on Iran to be tightened if the country does not adhere to the West's demands to cease its nuclear agenda.
Gideon Rachman:
The collapse of Europe  —  If you happen to be passing though Malibu next month, why not pop into an intriguing-sounding conference at Pepperdine University on "The Collapse of Europe".  One of the early sessions is entitled - "Eurabia: Is Muslim domination of Europe inevitable?"
Little Green Footballs:
Amnesty International's Bizarre BDS Poll  —  The people who work at Amnesty International must be so steeped in Bush Derangement Syndrome that they don't even realize how bizarre this "poll" is, on a page of their annual report: Axis of Evil?!  —  After you "vote," you see this:
Discussion: The News Buckit
Sydney Morning Herald:   PM a short-sighted fear-monger: Amnesty
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 …
Washington Post:
In the Democratic Congress, Pork Still Gets Served  —  'Phonemarking' Is Among Ways Around Appropriations Process  —  When the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives passed one of its first spending bills, funding the Energy Department for the rest of 2007 …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Cheney's Daughter Gives Birth to Son  —  Vice President's Lesbian Daughter Welcomes Samuel David Cheney  —  Mary Cheney, the vice president's lesbian daughter, had her first child this morning at Sibley Hospital in Washington, D.C.  —  Samuel David Cheney was born at 9:46 a.m., weighing 8 lbs., 6 oz.
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VIDEO MONTAGE: Conservatives Hold Hour-Long Falwell Memorial On House Floor
Heather Mac Donald / City Journal:
New York to the DOJ: Hands Off Our Fire Department
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Dems' panel chiefs cash in on bundling
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
U.S. Carbon Emissions Fell 1.3% in 2006
Discussion: Tim Worstall
Associated Press:
U.S. military continues to discharge gay Arab linguists …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
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Fox News Tears Apart Al Gore's New Book 'Assault on Reason'
Discussion: Hot Air
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Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Taste of Home Runs Low in Iraq
David Burge / iowahawk:
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