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10:00 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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Fox News:
Cindy Sheehan Quits as 'Face' of Anti-War Movement  —  Cindy Sheehan, the "peace mom" who made headlines in 2005 by staging a marathon protest outside President Bush's Crawford, Texas, ranch, said Monday that she no longer wants to be seen as a leader of the anti-war movement.
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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 …
Dan Glaister / Guardian:
Sheehan quits as face of US anti-war fight
Discussion: Daily Kos and TigerHawk
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Cindy Sheehan Leaves the Peace Movement
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.
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.
Discussion: Hot Air and Pajamas Media
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TBogg:
Now you will not swell the rout  —  Of lads that wore their honours out,
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
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
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.
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 …
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Iraq Brings to Table Two Countries Inching Closer to a War Footing  —  WASHINGTON — Iraq's Shiite-led government is embarking on a reconciliation project of its own between its two closest supporters, America and Iran.  —  Yesterday, Prime Minister Maliki was the host of a four-hour meeting …
Discussion: Boston Globe and Power Line
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
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 and On Deadline
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.
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
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 …
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama offers universal health care plan  —  IOWA CITY, Iowa - Seeking to add heft to his presidential bid, 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.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Truthdig
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
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post Full …:
Welcome to the Newly-Expanded Huffington Post  —  It's still the same place, with the same address, the same mission, and the same attitude that has always made HuffPost such a great read.  It's just that now there is much more of it to love.  And to organize it all we've created five new sections …
Discussion: TalkLeft and LA Observed
New York Times:
Editorial: Make a Bad Bill Better  —  The great immigration struggle of 2007 has moved from the Senate chamber in Washington to the continent at large.  With Congress taking the week off, it's time for constituents to weigh in.  You can be sure of this much: The debate will get louder before it gets better.
Associated Press:
Venezuelan TV station goes off air  —  Country's oldest private TV broadcaster was critical of the government  —  CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced …
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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
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
US Embassy In Iraq Confirms Text of Memo Is Real
Discussion: Jesus' General and Sadly, No!
Faiza Saleh Ambah / Washington Post:
For Cloaked Saudi Women, Color Is the New Black
Katherine Zoepf / New York Times:
Desperate Iraqi Refugees Turn to Sex Trade in Syria
Jason Burke / Observer:
French magazines on edge as celebrity tipster faces jail in Saddam oil scandal
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Politics Under Water by digby I'm just catching ...
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.
The Sun:
Now snow's on the way  —  BRITAIN looks set to be hit by Bank Holiday SNOW today.
Hubris Sonic / The News Blog:
Captain Obvious  —  Goes bucking for Commodore.