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Bush sees threat in 'political correctness'

articles.baltimoresun.com — ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- President Bush, delivering commencement address at the University of Michigan yesterday, joined a growing political backlash against the idea that free speech should be subordinated to the civil rights of women and minority members.

Maureen Dowd: Obama gets his groove back, finally

timesunion.com — Proving once again that he is a different kind of cat, Barack Obama is oddly pumped by his party's defeat. Even in the House chamber, surrounded by hundreds of people and watched by millions, he seemed to delight in his detachment as he laid down his own markers to drive up his own numbers.

Running for Daylight (Obama, Not Brady)

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - THE talk up in Boston is all about deflation while the talk down here is all about inflation. Our sleek, techie president, whose battery dies faster than an iPhone's, was fully charged Tuesday night for the State of the Union.

'Selma’ misrepresents LBJ

mysanantonio.com — Thanks to donations, D.C. public school kids got free tickets to the first Hollywood movie about the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. on his birthday weekend - an effort that was duplicated for students around the country. The horrific scene of the four schoolgirls killed in the white supremacist bombing of a Birmingham, Alabama, church stunned the audience.

Not Just A Movie

nytimes.com — WASHINGTON - I WENT Friday morning to see "Selma" and found myself watching it in a theater full of black teenagers. Thanks to donations, D.C. public school kids got free tickets to the first Hollywood movie about the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Maureen Dowd: Boehner buffs his anti-establishment cred

timesunion.com — Boehner buffs his anti-establishment cred Lying in a hammock at his new condo in Marco Island, Fla., the speaker of the House is even closing in on his goal of getting darker than the oxblood leather wingback chair in his Capitol office.

The Deano Chronicles, Continued

nytimes.com — KISSING the sun. Swilling merlot. Plotting revenge. Life is good for John Boehner. Lying in a hammock at his new condo in Marco Island, Fla., the speaker of the House is even closing in on his goal of getting darker than the oxblood leather wingback chair in his Capitol office.

THE THOMAS NOMINATION - 7 Congresswomen March to Senate To Demand Delay in Thomas Vote - NYTimes.com

nytimes.com — The group of seven women, all Democratic members of the House, marched purposefully up to the Capitol room where the Democratic senators were in their regular Tuesday caucus. They knocked on the door, hoping to give their colleagues in the room, all men except for Senator Barbara A.

Life of Her Party

nytimes.com — ST. PAUL For many years, reality was out of vogue with Republicans. They ignored the reality of Iraq and Katrina, of Pakistan and Osama bin Laden. When confronted with their colossal carelessness around the globe and here at home, their mantra was, as Rummy put it, "Stuff happens."

Liberties; President Frat Boy?

nytimes.com — We've all been exhausted by the faux culture wars of the Clinton era. Ever since Bill Clinton was elected, conservatives have been acting as though the Oval Office had been festooned with macrame and bongs, as if there were some crazy free-love, war-protesting, pig-hating, Bobby Seale-supporting, Carlos Castaneda-reading, Bob Dylan-grooving hippie running the country.
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