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8:20 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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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 …
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?
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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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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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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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
Michael Yon:
Be Not Afraid … [From a prayer card I found on a base in Anbar Province, Iraq.]  —  Thoughts flow on the eve of a great battle.  By the time these words are released, we will be in combat.  Few ears have heard even rumors of this battle, and fewer still are the eyes that will see its full scope.
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Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
The Battle of Baqubah II  —  The Baqubah region.  Click map to view.  —  Major offensive in al Qaeda's so-called capital of the Islamic State of Iraq  —  The Diyala Campaign is underway.  As part of major offensive operations throughout the belts regions of Baghdad …
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
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.
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.
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 …
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 (479) |  Play (526) Download (298) |  Play (309)
Jennifer Hunter / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama finding new allies: Republicans  —  Many cite war in Iraq, spirit of political unity as issues  —  There is an interesting phenomenon that has arisen over the last few months: a trend of moderate Republicans who want to vote for Barack Obama.  It may seem counterintuitive …
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.
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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