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2:08 AM ET, June 6, 2007

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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
Who, Me?  —  Bush evades his responsibility with respect to Libby. … I FEEL TERRIBLE for Scooter Libby's family.  Millions of Americans feel terrible for Scooter Libby's family.  But we can't do anything about the injustice that has been done.  Nor can we do anything to avert …
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Hilton Check-In / The Smoking Gun:
Scooter Libby Love Letters  —  Washington elite petition judge on behalf of convicted Cheney aide  —  Donald Rumsfeld, Henry Kissinger, Paul Wolfowitz, and John Bolton top the list of individuals who wrote a federal judge on behalf of former White House aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby …
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
In the White House, Pardon Is A Topic Too Sensitive to Mention  —  The sentence imposed on former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby yesterday put President Bush in the position of making a decision he has tried to avoid for months: Trigger a fresh political storm by pardoning …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Notes From the Libby Sentencing
Pew Research Center:
Thompson Demonstrates Broad Potential Appeal  —  Bush Approval Falls to 29% — Lowest Ever  —  Summary of Findings  —  Former Sen. Fred Thompson has broad potential appeal among Republican voters even before his expected entrance into the presidential race.
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Washington Post:
McCain Sets Self Apart in Debate  —  Senator at Odds With GOP Rivals On Immigration Bill  —  Sen. John McCain of Arizona found himself isolated here Tuesday night as he staunchly defended controversial immigration legislation against a barrage of criticism from his rivals …
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Another debate tonight?  Okay, I guess I'm simulblogging again...  This is getting bizarre!  Are people really watching?  Anyway... I'm going to watch.  I'll try to pay more attention tonight, now that "The Sopranos" aren't on.  —  (It's on CNN, at what I like to call 6 Central Time.)
Discussion: Reason Magazine and Sadly, No!
Associated Press:
Huckabee Says Thompson's Likely '08 Bid Reminds Him of 'Mighty Mouse' Candidacy  —  CONCORD, N.H. — Presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Monday the buzz about former Sen. Fred Thompson's expected entry into the race reminds him of a cartoon superhero.  —  "There is this almost created sense …
Discussion: Redstate and Ian Schwartz
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Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
Immigration debate may stall  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) could move as early as tonight to wind down debate over the immigration bill - a move that Republicans said they will oppose, possibly stalling the bill for weeks.  —  Reid told reporters today that he would pull …
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Amanda / Think Progress:
Petraeus: 'We Haven't Started The Surge Yet'  —  In April, during the congressional debate over war funding, Gen. David Petraeus pushed back against a withdrawal timeline from Iraq "because we're only about two months into the surge," assuring Congress that he would be able to report on progress in September:
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Associated Press' Crappy Reporting Makes Obama's Rhetoric Sound Racially Threatening  —  This is some really, really rank journalism.  The Associated Press is badly distorting a speech Barack Obama gave today, giving his words a scary and racially-threatening cast that they simply didn't have in reality.
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Dallas Morning News:
Conservatives: We must band together on immigration bill  —  The choice we face on immigration isn't between the Senate bill and perfection; it's between the Senate bill and the unacceptable status quo.  —  This is the most far-reaching and thoughtful reform of our immigration system …
Matt Browner-Hamlin / Chris Dodd for President:
GOP Debate Talk Clock  —  Want this on your site? copy the code below!  —  I love you guys.  Keep it up.  — reply  —  June 5, 2007 - 6:23pm — Anonymous  —  online?  —  Is the debate by chance streaming online? :)  — reply  —  June 5, 2007 - 6:24pm — Anonymous
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Nico / Think Progress:
Leahy To Schlozman: 'You're Trying To Break Gonzales' Record' Of Saying 'I Don't Recall'  —  Today before the Senate Judiciary Committee, Justice Department official Bradley Schlozman was supposed to testify on his role in the politicization of the Department's Civil Rights Division …
Marcia Kramer / WCBS-TV:
Bloomberg On JFK Plot: 'Stop Worrying, Get A Life'  —  (CBS) NEW YORK While questions continue to arise about the alleged plot to blow up a fuel pipeline beneath JFK Airport and surrounding neighborhoods, some are questioning why New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg hasn't had a louder voice since the plot was foiled on Saturday.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
McCain's Night  —  On immigration, he stood his ground.  On the war, he's sadly wrong, I think.  But I don't doubt his good will and conviction.  He's not a saint and he's made compromises (I can't forgive him for giving Bush the power to torture).  But in the interaction above …
Kevin Cullen / Boston Globe:
Graying duo keep passenger in check  —  Shortly before landing, Bob Hayden and a flight attendant had agreed on a signal: When she waved the plastic handcuffs, he would discreetly leave his seat and restrain an unruly passenger who had frightened some of the 150 people on board a Minneapolis …
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
BlogJam: Bloggers can't blunder  —  Last week we launched a new feature called BlogJam, in which we sketch bloggers who are affecting the ongoing political conversation.  —  We've taken a little heat for the name ("How low can you go?" wondered one reader at Mediabistro's FishbowlDC …
 
 
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David Bauder / Associated Press:
Fox News apologizes for tape goof
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
House votes to investigate indicted lawmaker
Associated Press:
Peace Now protesters in Hebron call for removal of settlers
Steve Sailer / iSteve.com Blog Archives:
Mexican mediocrity  —  A chart in the NYT graphically illustrates …
Nadia Abou El-Magd / Associated Press:
Arabs blame problems on 1967 war defeat
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Steven Gilliard Jr., 42, Dies; Founder of Liberal Political Blog
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Drudge-Flacked Story In Newspaper Reverses Hillary Photos …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Conservative Candidates All Support Banning Gays From The Military
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National Review:
Rudy Wins  —  If any pro-choicer can win the Republican …
Gateway Pundit:
Garri Kasparov Joins Democracy Leaders at Press Gathering
Discussion: White House and Chicago Boyz
Katy Dormer / Google:
Salesforce.com and Google Form Strategic Global Alliance
Mike S. Adams / Townhall.com:
A New Definition of Feminism  —  Recently, a bright, young …
Wall Street Journal:
In Murdoch's Career, A Hand on the News
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
Jeri Thompson - asset or albatross? [Part Two]
Hillel Fendel / Arutz Sheva:
Editor Admits: We Slanted the News