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1:35 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 …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Immigration Bill Fails Key Senate Test Vote  —  The proposed overhaul of the nation's immigration laws teetered on the verge of collapse today, after four Republican senators switched their positions to help pass an amendment early this morning that would close the bill's guest worker program after five years.
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 …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Immigration: Another vote likely
Hugh Hewitt /
(Bumped With Audio)  —  UPDATE: Here is the audio file …
Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
Immigrant Bill, Lacking 15 Votes, Stalls in Senate
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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 …
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
(Updated) Paris Hilton Bawls Her Way Out of An L.A. Celebrity Slammer
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:   Jonathan Turley Slams Bush, Republicans On Habeas Corpus
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.
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 …
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
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.
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
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Targeting the Iranian "Secret Cells"  —  Qods Force logo, click to view.  —  Coalition and Iraqi security forces work to dismantle the Iranian run Sheibani and Qazali networks  —  Since the end of April, Multinational Forces Iraq has released a multitude of press releases noting the capture …
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
Attorney-general knew of BAE and the £1bn.  Then concealed it  —  Goldsmith hid secret money transfers from international anti-corruption organisation  —  British investigators were ordered by the attorney-general Lord Goldsmith to conceal from international anti-bribery watchdogs …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Washington Post:
Nominee to Coordinate War Offers Grim Forecast on Iraq
James Risen / New York Times:
Democrats May Subpoena N.S.A. Documents
Discussion: Amygdala and Prairie Weather
Clinton Names Florida Reps. Wasserman Schultz, Hastings National Campaign Co-Chairs
Rick Weiss / Washington Post:
House Passes Embryonic Stem Cell Research Bill
Associated Press:
Feds to suspend border passport rule
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
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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
Amanda / Think Progress:
Sister Of Slain Soldier: Candidates Didn't Answer Me About When U.S …
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Internet Absurdity: Bin Laden Listed at FOX Headquarters
Discussion: Wonkette and News Hounds
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Armey Decoded  —  Dick: Seems to me, reading you this week …
New York Times:
Defeat's Killing Fields
Nico / Think Progress:
Lieberman 'Really Upset' At Troops Who Didn't 'Speak To Me From Their Heart'