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4:40 PM ET, June 1, 2007

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Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Too Bad  —  President Bush has torn the conservative coalition asunder.  —  What political conservatives and on-the-ground Republicans must understand at this point is that they are not breaking with the White House on immigration.  They are not resisting, fighting and thereby setting …
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Mary Katharine Ham / Townhall.com:
RNC Outsources Phone Solicitation to DNC, Apparently  —  Well, either that, or the WSJ editorial board is manning the phones.  —  You heard yesterday that the RNC canned its in-house phone bank employees, partly due to an estimated 40% drop in small donations.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The End Of The Bushes?  —  Peggy Noonan, one of my favorite columnists and always a great read, today turns her substantial rhetorical guns on what she sees as the biggest threat to the Republican Party — George Bush.  Accusing him of following his father in squandering a great political inheritance …
Paul Mirengoff / News Bloggers Blog:
Buyer's remorse  —  Yesterday, Cenk Uygur wrote this line: "Come on, Mr. Conservative-I-support-the-Bush- administration-no-matter-what, you don't even believe that."  As anyone with a passing familiarity of current events realizes, however, there are essentially no conservatives who support the Bush administration across-the-board.
Discussion: Power Line and The American Mind
Cernig / The Newshoggers:
When Republicans Eat Their Own
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Senior Bush Aide Dan Bartlett to Resign  —  White House Counselor Among President's Longest Serving Advisers  —  White House counselor Dan Bartlett, one of President Bush's top aides and among his longest serving, said today he will resign in July,becoming the latest administration official …
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Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Top Bush aide leaving White House
Discussion: TIME
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Obama's Inconvenient Truths  —  Presidential-primary politics tends to be played like a game of connect the dots, with all the would-be nominees running from interest group to interest group, knowing and delivering precisely what each constituency is expecting to hear.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and MSNBC
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Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
One Place Where Obama Goes Elbow to Elbow  —  Last Christmas, Senator Barack Obama flew to Hawaii to contemplate a presidential bid in the peace of his childhood home.  But there, on a humid playground near Waikiki Beach, he found himself being roughed up by some of his best friends.
Adam Zagorin / Time:
Rove Linked to Prosecution of Ex-Alabama Governor  —  In the rough and tumble of Alabama politics, the scramble for power is often a blood sport.  At the moment, the state's former Democratic governor, Don Siegelman, stands convicted of bribery and conspiracy charges and faces a sentence of up to 30 years in prison.
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
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Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Ex-Governor Says Affidavit Shows Politics in Bribe Case
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
RNC faces donor falloff, fires solicitors  —  The Republican National Committee, hit by a grass-roots donors' rebellion over President Bush's immigration policy, has fired all 65 of its telephone solicitors, The Washington Times has learned.  —  Faced with an estimated 40 percent falloff …
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Firing The Collectors: Desperation Or Efficiency?
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Tony Paterson / The Independent:
German brain drain at highest level since 1940s  —  For a nation that invented the term "guest worker" for its immigrant labourers, Germany is facing the sobering fact that record numbers of its own often highly-qualified citizens are fleeing the country to work abroad in the biggest mass exodus for 60 years.
Discussion: Neptunus Lex and Cato-at-liberty
Jonah Goldberg / National Review Online:
Better Off Fred?  —  Here are just a few little-known facts about Fred Thompson:  —  Every night before going to sleep, Osama bin Laden checks under his bed for Fred Thompson.  —  Though Fred Thompson left the Senate in 2003, Harry Reid still hasn't stopped wetting his pants.
Thomas B. Edsall / Huffington Post:
Conservative Catholics Organize To Sink Rudy  —  The early success of Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid has provoked a groundswell of opposition from disparate forces including conservative Catholics, remnants of Pat Buchanan's presidential campaigns and regional political operatives seeking to break into the Republican firmament.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Plame Sues C.I.A. for Blocking Her Memoir  —  Valerie Wilson, the former intelligence operative at the heart of an investigation that reached into the White House, sued the Central Intelligence Agency in federal court in New York yesterday over its refusal to allow her to publish a memoir …
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Debating In Parallel Universes  —  So when Democratic presidential candidates get together, they argue about who has the best health-care plan.  When Republicans have a big discussion, it's about torture and who'll use it when.  —  Okay, okay, Republicans had their chat about torture …
Dan Gilgoff / US News:
Fired McCain Religion-Outreach Aides Say They Were Ignored  —  Two former aides hired to spearhead religious outreach for presidential candidate John McCain say that they were virtually ignored by the campaign and that McCain's top campaign strategists are intent on winning votes …
Arnold Kling / TCS Daily:
How Depressing Was the Depression?  —  [In 1937] Just after Christmas, Harold Ickes gave a radio speech assailing America's wealthy, charging that sixty families who ran the nation were on strike against the rest of the country...Those families, Ickes said, were demanding that government give …
Little Green Footballs:
Video: Death Cult Kindergarten Graduation  —  If you thought the Palestinian children's theater we discovered at YouTube earlier this week (with little girls dressed as suicide bombers) was unusual or rare, think again.  You don't have to go to Pakistan's border regions to find children …
Discussion: Solomonia and Hot Air
Ilan Wurman / The Hill:
PETA seeks tax breaks for vegetarians  —  Citing the need to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is calling on congressional leaders to give vegetarians a tax break.  —  In a letter sent Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) …
John W. Dean / FindLaw's Writ:
The Bush Administration's Dilemma Regarding a Possible Libby Pardon  —  And How Outsiders Such as Fred Thompson Appear to Be Working on a Solution  —  On June 5, U.S. District Judge Reggie B. Walton will sentence Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby …
Wendy Norris / Colorado Confidential:
UPDATE: Whoops!  Retract.  Retract.  Retract.  —  It's a press guy's worst nightmare — sending out a draft news release with some choice personal comments in the body.  —  Now, a staffer in Sen. Wayne Allard's office is wearing some serious egg on his face after dissing first responders …
 
 
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Number of Republicans in U.S. Hits New Low, Number of Democrats Also Decline
Discussion: Rasmussen Reports and MyDD
Art Jester / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Holsinger's church role scrutinized
Amy Fagan / Washington Times:
Colleges veer left for '07 speakers
Discussion: Attytood
Adam Zagorin / Time:
Detainee Abuse Was Well Planned
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Susan Beck / LAW.com:
Lone Star  —  Bracewell partners got a big name when they hired Rudolph Giuliani.
Discussion: Facing South
Kevin Bogardus / The Hill:
OMB to keep track of fiscal 2008 earmarks
Discussion: Weekly Standard
Simon Romero / New York Times:
Chávez Looks at His Critics in the Media and Sees the Enemy
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and QandO
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JD Johannes / Outside the Wire:
Stumbling Into Success  —  "He says he knows who planted the IED," the interpreter said.
James R. Carroll / Courier-Journal:
Group plans billboard to goad McConnell
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Iraq Is Not Vietnam—Or Korea Either
Emptywheel / The Next Hurrah:
I Present to You: Saint Libby
Discussion: Firedoglake and New York Times
Politics / Washington Post:
Separation of Church and State and Tax Exemptions
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Boehner Leads Effort to Polish GOP 'Brand'
John Ward Anderson / Washington Post:
Sunni Insurgents Battle in Baghdad