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11:40 AM ET, May 25, 2007

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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Congress Passes Deadline-Free War Funding Bill  —  Congress sent President Bush a new Iraq funding bill yesterday that lacked troop withdrawal deadlines demanded by liberal Democrats, but party leaders vowed it was only a temporary setback in their efforts to bring home American troops.
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
See You in September  —  "Let's grow up, conservatives!"  —  Barry M. Goldwater's declaration at the 1960 Republican National Convention was designed to quell a rebellion against Richard M. Nixon, whom conservatives saw as selling out to liberals on various platform planks.
Discussion: Sirotablog
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Clinton, Obama vote 'no' on Iraq bill  —  WASHINGTON - Courting the anti-war constituency, Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) both voted against legislation that pays for the Iraq war but lacks a timeline for troop withdrawal.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
Congress Passes Increase in the Minimum Wage
Discussion: Amygdala and Air America Radio
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Congress Passes War Funds Bill, Ending Impasse
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Making History, Reluctantly
Discussion: The Huffington Post
New York Times:
Bush Reaffirms His Support for Gonzales  —  President Bush said Thursday that he would correct any problems uncovered in the investigations of last year's dismissals of federal prosecutors, but he added that nothing had undermined his support for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales.
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Richard B. Schmitt / Los Angeles Times:
Inquiry widens into Justice Department hiring  —  The move follows testimony by a former Gonzales aide that she had considered politics in screening applicants.  —  WASHINGTON — The Justice Department has broadened an internal investigation into whether aides to Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales …
Discussion: Think Progress
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
The Curious Case of Goodling and the Immigration Judges
Hanna Rosin / Washington Post:
The New Establishment  —  How Evangelicals Became Part of Washington's Fabric
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Washington Post:
Books Paint Critical Portraits of Clinton  —  2 Biographies Detail Marital Strife and Driving Ambition  —  Two new books on Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York offer fresh and often critical portraits of the Democratic presidential candidate that depict a tortured relationship …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line: As '08 Race Heats Up, Hillary and Rudy Remain on Top
Discussion: MSNBC and Townhall.com
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain, Romney assail Democrats on Iraq
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and CorrenteWire
MSNBC:
NBC: CIA warned of risks of war in the Mideast  —  Pre-war reports say agency predicted dangers of toppling Saddam's regime  —  Men place the coffin of an attack victim atop a vehicle in Baghdad on Friday.  —  NBC News Investigative Unit  —  In a move sure to raise even more questions …
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Juan / Informed Comment:
Democratic Party Divided on Iraq Supplemental
Discussion: Shakesville and Prairie Weather
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
House Votes to Lift Veil Over Lobbyists' Donations  —  The House voted Thursday to drag into public view the role that registered lobbyists play in soliciting and collecting contributions for political campaigns, exposing for the first time one of the most effective ways that influence-seekers …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Unfogged
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The Daily Howler:
OSTRICH IS STUPID!  We libs still have our heads in the sand.  We've met Stupid—and Stupid is Us:  —  PROVING IT ALL WEEK LONG: It's obvious how it's going to go as the press corps pretends to discuss Al Gore's book.  Gore has said our discourse is broken—and our pundits are going to rush out to prove it.
Faiz / Think Progress:
John Boehner Breaks Down Again, Weeps Openly On House Floor During Iraq Debate  —  Minority Leader John Boehner (R-OH) broke down on the House floor today, sobbing uncontrollably as he urged his colleagues to vote in favor of the $100 billion Iraq war spending bill.
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IAN / Hot Air:
Video: Boehner gets emotional during Iraq war funding debate
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker and Wizbang
Ryan Sager / Latest Politics:
Fred Thompson Goes Nutmeg  —  STAMFORD, Conn. — In his second major outing as a presidential candidate in waiting, Fred Thompson spoke last night to the Connecticut Republican Party for its annual Prescott Bush awards dinner.  It was a somewhat unlikely venue for the conservative former Tennessee senator …
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
RONALD REAGAN ON IMMIGRATION: Conservative Republican have been outdoing each other in claiming the mantle of Ronald Reagan.  Ironically, however, many conservatives are simultaneously outdoing each other in advocating immigration restriction - a stance Reagan would probably have abhorred.
Discussion: Central Sanity and eyeon08.com
New York Times:
Immigration Bill Provisions Gain Wide Support in Poll  —  As opponents from the right and left challenge an immigration bill before Congress, there is broad support among Americans — Democrats, Republicans and independents alike — for the major provisions in the legislation, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Letting Fear Rule  —  Nativism Is a Recipe for Long-Term GOP Losses  —  In 1882, Congress passed and President Chester Arthur signed the Chinese Exclusion Act.  Today we don't name laws as bluntly as we used to.  But anti-immigrant sentiments are very much alive, this time expressed …
Discussion: GregsOpinion.com and eyeon08.com
Eduardo Porter / New York Times:
More Than Ever, It Pays to Be the Top Executive  —  Like most companies, Office Depot has long made sure that its chief executive was the highest-paid employee.  Ten years ago, the $2.2 million pay package of its chief was more than double that of his No. 2.  The fifth-ranked executive received less than one-third.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
In the Rose Garden, It Was All Al-Qaeda  —  Is there no safe haven for President Bush?  —  It happened midway through his news conference in the Rose Garden yesterday morning, in between his 10th and 11th mentions of al-Qaeda: A bird flew over the president and deposited a wet, white dropping on the upper left sleeve of his jacket.
Discussion: KnoxViews
zombietime:
Al Gore Appearance at the Marin Civic Center  —  On May 23, 2007, Al Gore made a personal appearance at the Marin Veterans' Auditorium, in the Marin Civic Center in San Rafael, California.  —  He was there to kick off publicity for his latest book, The Assault on Reason, which had been released just the day before.
 
 
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Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Pretty bad - but not Jimmy Carter bad
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