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10:10 AM ET, May 26, 2007

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John Vidal / Guardian:
US rejects all climate proposals  —  The US has rejected any prospect of a deal on climate change at the G8 summit in Germany next month, according to a leaked document.  —  Despite Tony Blair's declaration on Thursday that Washington would sign up to "at least the beginnings" …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and The Populist
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New York Times:
U.S. Rebuffs Germany on Greenhouse Gas Cuts  —  The United States has rejected Germany's proposal for deep long-term cuts in greenhouse gas emissions, setting the stage for a battle that will pit President Bush against his European allies at next month's meeting of the world's richest countries.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
U.S. Rejects G-8 Greenhouse Climate Proposals  —  Despite recent press reports suggesting that the United States might at least start to inch towards the same page on greenhouse gas emissions, the U.S. has rejected a German proposal that reportedly enjoyed great support in Europe …
Discussion: BBC
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
U.S. Rejects G-8 Climate Proposal  —  Germany Urges Limiting Emissions, Temperature Increase  —  U.S. officials have raised a second round of unusually bluntly worded objections to a proposed global-warming declaration that Germany prepared for next month's Group of Eight summit, according to documents obtained by The Washington Post.
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Sen. McCain, Keep Giving 'Em Flak ... er, Flack  —  Good for Senator McCain on his sharp rebuttal to Senator Obama.  May I add one point, though, that continues to make me nuts?  —  Senator Obama says: " It is time to end this war so that we can redeploy our forces to focus on the terrorists …
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Newsdesk / Chicago Tribune:
McCain to Obama: It's 'flak jacket'
Discussion: Power Line
The Huffington Post:   Dave Johnson and James Boyce: Right Fires Up The Smear Machine Against Obama.
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Obama Rips Romney And McCain, Scorns McCain's Baghdad Stroll
L. Lavi / MEMRI:
Al-Azhar Lecturer Suspended after Issuing Controversial Fatwa Recommending Breastfeeding of Men by Women in the Workplace  —  The head of the Hadith Department in Al-AzharUniversity, Dr. Izzat Atiyya, recently issued a controversial fatwa dealing with breastfeeding of adults.
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Los Angeles Times:
Sadr reemerges, demands U.S. pullout from Iraq  —  KUFA, Iraq — Influential cleric Muqtada Sadr resurfaced today after months in hiding and delivered a fiery sermon in this Shiite Muslim holy city in which he reiterated his demand for the swift departure of U.S. forces.
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Margalit Fox / New York Times:
William Peters, 85, Journalist Who Examined Race in U.S., Dies  —  William Peters, a journalist and award-winning documentary film producer who chronicled American race relations during the turbulent years of the mid-20th century, died on Sunday in Boulder, Colo. He was 85.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Christopher Hayes / In These Times:
Who's Afraid of Democracy?  —  Believing that "people are rational as consumers and irrational as voters," many conservatives would favor free markets without democracy  —  SHARE Digg del.icio.us Reddit Newsvine  —  Behavioral economists at UC San Diego recently conducted a study …
Washington Post:
Top Talent Could Lose Fast Track to U.S.  —  Under Bill, Foreign Luminaries Would No Longer Skip Immigration Line  —  NEW YORK — Would America open its doors for the next Albert Einstein?  Under the new immigration bill, the answer is maybe, but maybe not.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Seth Mydans / International Herald Tribune:
Thailand set to make Buddhism the state religion  —  BANGKOK: In a step that could sharpen divisions in its increasingly violent, largely Muslim southern provinces, Thailand appears ready for the first time to make Buddhism the state religion in a new constitution.
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Shaun Waterman / UPI:
LIBBY TRIAL JUDGE JOINS SECRET FISA COURT  —  The judge who presided over the trial of vice presidential aide Lewis Libby has been appointed to the secret court that oversees U.S. intelligence wiretaps.  —  Reggie Walton, a judge on the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia …
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
McConnell Says Immigration Doesn't Hurt Lawmakers' Re-Election  —  Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said the controversial immigration bill in Congress won't cost ``a single member of either party'' at the polls next year and predicted the bipartisan compromise will win Senate approval next month.
Brian Lockhart / Greenwich Time:
Thompson headlines Prescott Bush Awards  —  STAMFORD — Character actor and former Sen. Fred Dalton Thompson's next role is as president — he's playing Ulysses S. Grant in the HBO film "Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee."  —  But Thompson last night did not end speculation about his possible run for the White House.
 
 
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Austin Bay Blog:
GEN Petraeus' Chief Counter-Insurgency Adviser on "Iraqi Narratives"
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