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5:50 PM ET, May 29, 2007

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Greg Stohr / Bloomberg:
Worker Job-Bias Claims Limited by U.S. Supreme Court (Correct)  —  Workers can't sue under a federal job- bias law to claim they are underpaid because of gender or race discrimination that occurred years earlier, a divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled in a victory for employers.
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Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Court Protects Gender Discrimintion
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.
Fox News:
Mexican Audience Boos Miss USA During Miss Universe Pageant  —  MEXICO CITY — It wasn't Miss USA's night.  —  Booed mercilessly at the Miss Universe pageant by a Mexican audience angry at U.S. immigration policy, and seen by millions of TV viewers as she slipped and fell on the pageant stage …
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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 …
CBS News:
Cindy Sheehan Calls It Quits  —  Anti-War Activist And Mom Of Killed G.I. In Iraq Resigns Role As "Face" Of Movement  —  (CBS/AP) Anti-war activist Cindy Sheehan announced Monday she is giving up her role as the "face" of the American anti-war movement.  —  "I've been wondering …
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Angela K. Brown / Associated Press:
Sheehan 'resigns' as protest leader
Discussion: In From the Cold and All Spin Zone
White House:
President Bush Discusses Genocide in Darfur, Implements Sanctions  —  Fact Sheet: Fighting Genocide in Darfur  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  For too long, the people of Darfur have suffered at the hands of a government that is complicit in the bombing, murder, and rape of innocent civilians.
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Washington Post:
Bush Intensifies Pressure on Sudan
The Prowler / American Spectator:
Sooner Rather Than Later  —  COBURN OK  —  Sen. Tom Coburn is mulling an entry into the Republican presidential primary, according to sources inside and outside the Senate.  Coburn, a senator from Oklahoma, is believed to be receiving encouragement from a small group of wealthy businessmen …
JD Johannes / Outside the Wire:
Kharmah Awakens  —  "In fact, there is a civil war in progress in Iraq, one comparable in important respects to other civil wars that have occurred in postcolonial states with weak institutions.  Those cases suggest that the Bush administration's political objective in Iraq—creating a stable …
Discussion: Pundit Review and BLACKFIVE
Ron Haskins / Washington Post:
The Rise Of the Bottom Fifth  —  How to Build on the Gains Of Welfare Reform  —  Imagine a line composed of every household with children in the United States, arranged from lowest to highest income.  Now, divide the line into five equal parts.  Which of the groups do you think enjoyed big increases in income since 1991?
Robert Farley / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Denial of Service  —  Estonia has been under assault: … This has been interesting for a few reasons.  On the geopolitical stage this seems to be yet another demonstration by Russia that it is still willing and capable to throw its weight around in the near abroad, without much apparent concern for international opinion.
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Romney Says 'No Salary' if President  —  DOVER, N.H. (AP) - Republican Mitt Romney, conceding that his business career helped him make more money than he expected, said Tuesday he would likely decline a salary as president and instead donate the money - and more - to charity.
Rafael Noboa / Agence France Presse:
Venezuela protests TV clampdown by Chavez  —  CARACAS (AFP) - President Hugo Chavez's clampdown on opposition television stations widened Monday as police used rubber bullets and tear gas on demonstrators protesting what they called an attack on free speech.
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 …
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.
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?
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
"Verschärfte Vernehmung"  —  The phrase "Verschärfte Vernehmung" is German for "enhanced interrogation".  Other translations include "intensified interrogation" or "sharpened interrogation".  It's a phrase that appears to have been concocted in 1937, to describe a form of torture …
Richard Mauer / Anchorage Daily News:
Feds eye Stevens' home remodeling project  —  GIRDWOOD: Veco approved some invoices for 2000 upgrade at senator's house, says builder.  —  The FBI and a federal grand jury have been investigating an extensive remodeling project at U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' home in Girdwood that involved …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Booman Tribune
National Review:
Texas is a Better Place  —  Here follows a letter from a woman who recently attended the Texas funeral of her nephew, KIA in Iraq.  In many places around the country, members of the Sheehan-Reid-Obama-Clinton cult disrupt military funerals, but I doubt they would attempt to perform …
Sara Bonisteel / Fox News:
Veteran: Washington State Flag Desecration No Prank  —  The vandals who desecrated the graves of U.S. veterans over the Memorial Day weekend were professionals, says a Vietnam vet who kept night watch at the cemetery in Washington State.  —  "We thought at first it was just a prank-type deal at first.
Discussion: Cold Fury
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.
 
 
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WNBC:
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White House:
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Michel Comte / Middle East Times:
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