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10:55 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Cindy Sheehan Says Adios  —  Once the "darling" of the Left, a woman to whom crowds flocked, Cindy Sheehan has discovered that she has worn out her welcome by attacking everyone.  In a missive she sent to the Democratic caucuses in Congress, Sheehan has renounced her membership in the party …
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Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
MOTHER SHEEHAN, "GODDESS OF PEACE," ASCENDS TO HEAVEN
Dan Glaister / Guardian:
Sheehan quits as face of US anti-war fight
Discussion: TigerHawk
Julian E. Barnes / Los Angeles Times:
Progress in Iraq likely to miss target  —  Military officers doubt any of the three top goals will be achieved before the September assessment.  —  BAGHDAD — U.S. military leaders in Iraq are increasingly convinced that most of the broad political goals President Bush laid out early this year …
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Lawmakers Push for Big Subsidies for Coal Process  —  Even as Congressional leaders draft legislation to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming, a powerful roster of Democrats and Republicans is pushing to subsidize coal as the king of alternative fuels.
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Social conservatives bite bullet, back Rudy  —  Rudy Giuliani, whose positions on abortion and homosexuality mark him as the most socially liberal Republican presidential candidate in more than a generation, is so far winning the contest for the support of social conservatives, according to a new analysis of recent polls.
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
U.S. and Iranian Officials Meet in Baghdad, but Talks Yield No Breakthroughs  —  The United States and Iran held rare face-to-face talks in Baghdad on Monday, adhering to an agenda that focused strictly on the war in Iraq and on ways the two bitter adversaries could help improve conditions here.
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Farah Stockman / Boston Globe:
Talks called positive as US asks Iran for help on Iraq
Michael Powell / New York Times:
TO TEMPER IMAGE, GIULIANI TRADES GROWL FOR SMILE  —  ATLANTA — Oh, baby, here it comes.  The gray-haired woman raises her hand and compliments His Honor for his Sept. 11 bravery.  Then she asks him:  —  Why does so much of the world hate us?  Haven't we failed to understand Arab grievances?
Discussion: Hullabaloo and CorrenteWire
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Bush the Neoliberal  —  Years ago, someone coined the term "neoliberal."  I was never sure what it meant, and it has since fallen into disuse, but whatever the case, I'd like to revive (and mangle) the term and apply it — brace yourself — to George W. Bush.  He's more liberal than you might think.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush to Tighten Fiscal Penalties Against Sudan  —  President Bush will announce Tuesday that he is imposing stiff economic sanctions against Sudan — including penalties against two senior government officials and a rebel leader — and that he will press the United Nations for additional actions …
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Gateway Pundit:
Bush Proposes Action On Darfur Genocide- Blasts UN Approach
Discussion: Aljazeera and White House
Katherine Zoepf / New York Times:
Desperate Iraqi Refugees Turn to Sex Trade in Syria  —  MARABA, Syria — Back home in Iraq, Umm Hiba's daughter was a devout schoolgirl, modest in her dress and serious about her studies.  Hiba, who is now 16, wore the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, and rose early each day to say the dawn prayer before classes.
canada.com:
You can't play nice with Syria  —  In the Middle East, violence is not the result of poor communication but a tool for political gain.  Nothing proves that point better than Syria's successful use of violence and terrorism to promote its interests.  No amount of dialogue is going to change that reality.
Discussion: Across the Bay
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Michael J. Totten:
Syria's "Resistance" - UPDATED
Discussion: Lebanon Daily Star
David A. Patten / Middle East Quarterly:
Is Iraq in a Civil War?  —  Many politicians have determined Iraq to be in a civil war.  "We're not fighting terrorism in Iraq," Rep. John Murtha (Democrat-Penn.) said on January 27, 2006, "We're fighting a civil war in Iraq."  [1] He is not alone.  On November 27, 2006 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
AP Still Gets Kyoto History Wrong  —  Earlier this year, I noted that the Associated Press either did a poor job of research or revealed their bias against the Bush administration by incorrectly recounting the history of the Kyoto Treaty in the US.  They used the Left's talking points …
Discussion: Associated Press
Spencer S. Hsu / Washington Post:
Campaign Puts New Strain on Secret Service  —  Big Field and Early Start Force Cuts in Other Efforts  —  The U.S. Secret Service expects to borrow more than 2,000 immigration officers and federal airport screeners next year to help guard an ever-expanding field of presidential candidates …
Discussion: The Caucus
Hindrocket / Power Line:
MISS UNIVERSE PULLS AN UPSET  —  One thing I've noticed is that beauty pageants tend to follow form.  I'm not sure how bettors are able to predict judges' choices, but they generally do so pretty accurately.  But not in this year's Miss Universe competition.
Steven Thomma / Real Cities:
LETTER FROM WASHINGTON: Democrats in Washington want to keep impeachment off the table  —  WASHINGTON - The push to impeach President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney is gaining a hearing in some parts of the country, but not in Washington.  —  More than 70 cities and 14 state Democratic parties …
Discussion: The Mahablog and Prairie Weather
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama offers universal health care plan  —  IOWA CITY, Iowa - Democrat Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) is offering a sweeping plan that would provide every citizen a means to have health coverage and calls on government, businesses and consumers to share the costs of the program.
Dennis Cauchon / USA Today:
Rules 'hiding' trillions in debt  —  Liability $516,348 per U.S. household  —  The federal government recorded a $1.3 trillion loss last year — far more than the official $248 billion deficit — when corporate-style accounting standards are used, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
Discussion: Don Surber
 
 
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Peter Berkowitz / Opinion Journal:
The Conservative Mind  —  The American right is a cauldron of debate; the left isn't.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Wag the Blog: Tape Everything?
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jeffrey Goldberg / New Yorker:
PARTY UNFAITHFUL
New York Times:
Editorial: Make a Bad Bill Better
Eoin Callan / Financial Times:
Zoellick frontrunner to lead World Bank
Kevin / Pundit Review:
Michael Yon on The Awakening, live from Hit, Iraq
Ezra Klein:
Preventive Care vs. Health Care?
David Brooks / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: The Vulcan Utopia
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Associated Press:
Rosie O'Donnell Says She May Never Speak to Hasselbeck Again
Discussion: theneweditor.com
Gary Hart / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
What It Means To Be Secure  —  The current debate on financing …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post Full …:
Welcome to the Newly-Expanded Huffington Post
Discussion: TalkLeft and LA Observed
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Hispanic Groups Reconsider Their Support for Gonzales
Discussion: TalkLeft
Bill Walsh / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Name game can have racial tinge
Associated Press:
Flags replaced with swastikas in Wash.