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9:10 PM ET, June 19, 2007

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Associated Press:
Carter: Stop favoring Fatah over Hamas  —  The United States, Israel and the European Union must end their policy of favoring Fatah over Hamas, or they will doom the Palestinian people to deepening conflict between the rival movements, former US President Jimmy Carter said Tuesday.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Might Makes Right?  —  What kind of world leader would instruct the international community to engage with Hamas, even though it just committed an armed insurrection against the Palestinian Authority?  Who among the world's experts would argue that the coup d'etat legitimized their claim to speak for the Palestinian people?
Discussion: GINA COBB
Hindrocket / Power Line:
CARTER ATTACKS U.S., STICKS UP FOR HAMAS  —  Jimmy Carter was in Ireland today to speak to the ninth annual NGO Forum on Human Rights.  Along the way, he picked up a check for $1.2 million from the Irish government to the Carter Center.  The former President, loyal as always to his financial backers …
Michelle Malkin:   Jimmy Carter said what? Part 999
RTÉ News:   Govt gives ¤600k to Carter Foundation
Sewell Chan / City Room:
Bloomberg Leaving Republican Party  —  Michael R. Bloomberg, a longtime Democrat who switched to the Republican Party to run for mayor of New York City in 2001, announced this evening that he is changing his party status and registering as an independent.  —  Mr. Bloomberg maintained that …
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Mike Bloomberg: Registered Independent
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Swamp
Marcia Kramer / WCBS-TV:
Bloomberg Leaves GOP
Discussion: MyDD, Don Surber and Sister Toldjah
Craig Gordon / Newsday:
Rudy missing in action for Iraq panel  —  Giuliani's campaign fundraising kept him from commitment to panel studying Iraq.  —  WASHINGTON — Rudolph Giuliani's membership on an elite Iraq study panel came to an abrupt end last spring after he failed to show up for a single official meeting of the group …
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Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton Sings Soprano, Sort of  —  For a few seconds there, as the opening piano riff jolted our senses, we were getting very excited about Senator Hillary Clinton's theme-song pick, as she began thumbing through a jukebox at a diner: … Whoa!  We were on a Journey back as it played softly …
The State:
State treasurer indicted on drug charges  —  State Treasurer Thomas Ravenel has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of conspiracy to possess with the intent distribute cocaine, federal and state authorities said at a news conference at SLED headquarters this afternoon.
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David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
The Awful Truth About 9/11  —  The guerrilla reporters of Infowars—last seen being broken up and hauled out of the spin room at CNN's Republican debate—nailed Michael Moore at a screening of Sicko and got him to discuss 9/11 conspiracy theories.  (Sorry, other theories of the events of 9/11.)
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Kyle Smith / Movies:
Kyle Smith on Michael Moore's 'Sicko'
Discussion: Say Anything
Fred Thompson / Townhall.com:
Fred Thompson's Remarks to Policy Exchange in London  —  Thank you very much.  Charles Moore, Anthony Browne, Dean Godson, distinguished guests: I appreciate the cordial welcome to London.  I always look forward to visiting the United Kingdom, and this time around I couldn't ask for a better host than the Policy Exchange.
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ZOA / Zionist Organization of America:
Mahmoud Abbas Is No Moderate & Deserves No Support  —  The Zionist Organization of America is opposing any Israeli and American support for Palestinian Authority (PA) president Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah terrorist group.  ( Jerusalem Post, June 17, 2007).  —  Mahmoud Abbas in his own words:
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Israpundit
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William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush, Olmert Praise Palestinian Leader
Discussion: The Atlantic Online and TIME
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Romney just "smells great!"  —  So says Alina Cho of CNN from Monday's "American Morning" show.  John Roberts was wrapping up an interview segment with Mitt Romney when Alina chimed in with this astute observation...  Download (601) |  Play (637) Download (360) |  Play (375)
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
Ezra Klein And Liberal Hawks  —  Many bloggers are crying foul at Ezra Klein's recent screed against liberal interventionists.  Kevin Sullivan tees off: … Sullivan's point is well taken.  The policy decisions before us - how to redeploy, regroup or withdraw from Iraq …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
The Runaway Train That Hit Scooter Libby  —  The attorney general called a meeting.  He assembled all the U.S. attorneys in the Great Hall of the Justice Department and told them, in essence, that their chief responsibility was to decide whom not to prosecute.
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
US agencies disobey 6 laws that president challenged  —  Officials regarded some as advisory  —  WASHINGTON — Federal officials have disobeyed at least six new laws that President Bush challenged in his signing statements, a government study disclosed yesterday.
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Report: Iraq Violence Leading to Abortions, Drug Abuse Among Civilians  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  Pregnant Iraqi women who have been forced from their homes by worsening violence are obtaining illegal abortions because they are unable to get medical care for themselves and their unborn …
Discussion: Think Progress
Rick Perlstein / commonsense.ourfuture.org:
Mike Gravel at Take Back America  —  Senator Gravel's introducer, Raph Nader, was introduced to scattered boos, and spoke for 18 of Gravel's allotted 30 minutes.  Then Gravel spoke for about six minutes.  —  First things first.  Gravel is a man to whom all patriots owe a debt.
 
 
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Associated Press:
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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
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Gallup Poll:
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How Not to Counter Terrorism  —  Editor's Note: Former FBI …
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Casual Lawbreaking at the White House
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Jennifer Hunter / Chicago Sun Times:
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