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3:30 AM ET, June 8, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
Kill The Bill...Update: Down, but not quite dead 8:55pm Cloture vote fails: 45-50; Roll added Reid vows to "put aside hurt feelings" - sniffle Post-debate thoughts: Yes, this was Bush's bill  —  Wire stories coming in: AP calls the cloture vote failure a "stunning setback."  Reuters: "A major legislative setback."
Senate Refuses to Limit Debate on Immigration Plan (Update6)  —  The Senate's proposed overhaul of U.S. immigration law failed a critical test vote as Democrats urged President George W. Bush to rally Republicans to rescue the legislation.  —  The 33 votes to limit debate were 27 short …
Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
Immigration dead  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) just pulled the immigration overhaul bill from the floor after it failed to clear a procedural hurdle.  —  "We bent over backwards" to accomodate Republicans who disliked the bill, Reid said.  "We have to figure out a way to get this bill passed."
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Immigration Overhaul Bill Stalls in Senate  —  Bipartisan Compromise Collapses; Reid Says Measure May Return  —  A tenuous compromise to overhaul the nation's immigration laws collapsed last night when senators from both parties refused to cut off debate and move to a final vote …
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Inside Story Of How The Senate Immigration Bill Died  —  A GOP Aide, who's one of my sources in the Senate, gave me the rundown on what happened to the Senate bill today.  —  After the 2nd cloture vote failure at noon on Thursday, Harry Reid could not get unanimous consent to call …
New York Times:
Immigrant Bill, Short 15 Votes, Stalls in Senate  —  The sweeping immigration overhaul endorsed by President Bush crumbled in the Senate on Thursday night, leaving the future of one of the administration's chief domestic priorities in serious doubt.  —  After a day of tension and fruitless maneuvering …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Immigration: Another vote likely
Hugh Hewitt /
(Bumped With Audio)  —  UPDATE: Here is the audio file …
Discussion: Power Line
David Espo / Associated Press:
Sen. Johnson Expected to Return in Sept.
Discussion: Ankle Biting Pundits
Immigration Bill Dead? Measure Fails Key Senate Vote
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Time Out:
Is London's future Islamic?  —  It's the capital's fastest growing religion, based on noble traditions and compassionate principles, yet Islam can still be tainted by mistrust and misunderstanding.  Here Time Out argues that an Islamic London would be a better place
Discussion: Hot Air, The Reaction and QandO
Drudge Report:
SHARPTON BLASTS JUSTICE SYSTEM  —  Reverend Al Sharpton, President of National Action Network, and one of the country's foremost leaders for civil rights, is blasting the justice system for what appears to be favoritism in the early release of Paris Hilton.  —  "Though I have nothing …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Paris Hilton Not Home Free: Prosecutor Challenges Release
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
The Sideshow:
The ultimate conservative  —  Glenn Greenwald has more on the fact that The Republican Party is the party of Bush, even though most of them are trying to distance themselves from him now because nobody likes him and even some conservatives have noticed that he hasn't exactly upheld the alleged principles of conservatism.
Discussion: The Mahablog and Angry Bear
Greg Sargent / The Coffee House:
Edwards: If Rudy Embraces Bush, Then "He'll Never Be President"
Discussion: Fact-esque
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Re: Libby, Ctd.  —  I have been trying to stay out of the Libby fray (too many friends on both sides), and I want nowhere near an argument over Derb's comments.  But as someone who has the battle scars attendant to defending Pat Fitzgerald here on our friendly Corner, I feel constrained …
Clinton Names Florida Reps. Wasserman Schultz, Hastings National Campaign Co-Chairs  —  Clinton to Hold Conference Call Announcing Additional Florida Endorsement Today  —  The Clinton Campaign today announced that Florida Reps. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Congressman Alcee Hastings have been named national Campaign Co-Chairs.
Associated Press:
Judge freezes congressman's assets  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A federal judge Thursday froze the assets of Rep. William Jefferson, the Louisiana Democrat who was indicted this week on charges of soliciting bribes.  —  A forfeiture charge is among the 16 criminal counts Jefferson is facing.
Bryan / Hot Air:
New Vent: Gorilla warfare against the open borders WSJ  —  The Wall Street Journal editorial board thinks conservatives who oppose the immigration bill are either xenophobes or bigots.  Michelle engages in guerilla gorilla warfare to prove them wrong.  —  Blowback
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
New York Times:
Defeat's Killing Fields  —  SOME opponents of the Iraq war are toying with the idea of American defeat.  A number of them are simply predicting it, while others advocate measures that would make it more likely.  Lending intellectual respectability to all this is an argument that takes …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Putin Presents Bush With Plan on Missile Shield  —  After months of angrily rejecting a White House plan for missile defense in Europe, President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia surprised President Bush to day with an offer to build a joint system in the former Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan.
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New York Times:
U.S. Compromise on Global Warming Plan Averts Impasse at Group of 8 Meeting
Discussion: The Reaction and Daily Kos
Michael Weissenstein / Associated Press:
Iran to release 3 Finns detained in Gulf
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Targeting the Iranian "Secret Cells"
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Jonathan Turley Slams Bush, Republicans On Habeas Corpus
Washington Post:
Nominee to Coordinate War Offers Grim Forecast on Iraq
James Risen / New York Times:
Democrats May Subpoena N.S.A. Documents
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
GOP may not win DeLay's old seat
Attorney-general knew of BAE and the £1bn. Then concealed it
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Feds to suspend border passport rule
Stephen Grey / Guardian:
Secret CIA prisons confirmed by Polish and Romanian officials
Discussion: At-Largely
National Review:
Bad Fitz  —  I must respond to my friend Andy.
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX News Poll: Clinton, Giuliani Seen as Top White House Candidates
CNN Political Ticker:
The Ron Paul phenomenon?
Discussion: CBS News and Wonkette
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
CBC digs in for Jefferson
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain loses an SC county chair over immigration
Discussion: Hot Air
Mark Hayward / New Hampshire Union Leader:
Romney backs personal retirement accounts

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