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12:05 PM ET, May 18, 2008


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CBS News:
Bush An “Appeaser,” Says Egyptian Press  —  Critics Raise Questions About Credibility Of U.S. Role In Middle East  —  (CBS/AP) Egypt's state-owned press opened fire Saturday on U.S. President George W. Bush as he arrived for talks with regional leaders at the conclusion of a five-day Mideast tour.
Discussion: Raw Story
Michael Levenson / Boston Globe:
Celebration, then strategizing in Calif.  —  Gays look to Mass. in battle to keep marriage rights  —  SAN FRANCISCO - When the California Supreme Court decision legalizing same-sex marriage came down Thursday morning, a deafening cheer went up in many places across this city.
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
California chief justice says same-sex marriage ruling was one of his toughest  —  Ronald M. George, a moderate Republican who voted with the majority, likens the case to civil rights battles.  —  SAN FRANCISCO — In the days leading up to the California Supreme Court's historic same-sex …
Discussion: and On Deadline
Deacon / Power Line:
SPEAKER PELOSI ENCOUNTERS REALITY AND NOTICES IT  —  Buried deep in this AP report, between news of a crackdown on al Qaeda in Mosul and a suicide bombing in Baqouba, is Nancy Pelosi's concession that the surge is succeeding.  According to AP, the Speaker, who made a surprise visit to Iraq …
Mark Kukis / Time:
Pelosi Gets Quiet Reaction in Iraq  —  The arrival of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who came to Baghdad on Saturday with a congressional delegation, set off a now-familiar cycle of reaction in the Iraqi capital.  First there was buzz around the city about flight delays from Baghdad International Airport …
J. Peter Scoblic / Los Angeles Times:
Negotiating isn't appeasement  —  Bush, McCain and other conservatives are on the wrong side of history when they dismiss Obama's foreign policy.  —  In a speech to the Israeli parliament Thursday, President Bush took a swipe at Barack Obama for his willingness to negotiate with evil regimes.
Robert D. Novak / Weekly Standard:
Big Bad John  —  Nixon's attorney general deserves his reputation.  —  John Mitchell and the Secrets of Watergate  —  by James Rosen  —  Doubleday, 640 pp., $35  —  James Rosen, an accomplished television correspondent now with Fox News, is familiar with his trade's practice …
Discussion: Power Line
Larry Rohter / New York Times:
Obama to Return to Iowa, Possibly to Claim Victory  —  Senator Barack Obama has chosen to spend Tuesday night not in Kentucky or Oregon, the two states that will be holding their primaries that day, or even at his home in Chicago.  Instead, Mr. Obama's staff announced on Saturday …
Discussion: The Page
Clarence Page / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Culture War  —  Former Sen. John Edwards did a large favor for Sen. Barack Obama, but the Illinois senator is not out of the woods yet.  —  The former North Carolina senator's endorsement of Obama for the Democratic presidential nomination blunted Sen. Hillary Clinton's ability …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh Burned By The Google: Uses 10th Grader's Essay To Attack Obama  —  It's no secret that the right STILL hasn't figured out how to effectively use the internets, so it comes as no surprise that the Grand Poobah of right wing radio talkies <corrected>, Rush Limbaugh …
Discussion: Brandon Live! and RADAMISTO
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
She Just Might Be President Someday  —  If not her, who?  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton may or may not become the first female president of the United States, but if fate and voters deny her the role, another woman will surely see if the mantle fits.  —  That woman will come from the South, or west of the Mississippi.
Mark Swanson / Runalong with Pastor Mark:
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Ali H. Soufan / Washington Post:
Coddling Terrorists In Yemen
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Gateway Pundit:
Obama Repeats Jamie Rubin's Lie On McCain (Video)
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Paul Maslin / Salon:
How will Barack Obama get to 270?
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Moyers Journal: Bombing Iran: Everything Old Is New Again
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Earl Ofari Hutchinson / The Huffington Post:
Romney Poses Bigger Threat to Obama than McCain
Marc Ambinder:
A Final NRA Salvo At Obama Mentions Wife, Wright (Updated)
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John M. Broder / New York Times:
Senator Kennedy Is Hospitalized After a Seizure
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’

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Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

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