Sunday, May 29, 2005

Sunday Papers

Some of the more interesting reads from today's papers. As always, not a comprehensive list:

Washington Post: Charles Babington offers "Senate Setbacks Test Frist's Influence." Dana Milbank looks at how Orthodox Jews, usually reliable allies of the Administration on "moral values" issues, differ from the president's position when it comes to stem cell research. Howard Kurtz discusses the impact of the nuclear compromise in the blogosphere.

Washington Times: Ralph Hallow writes that last week's filibuster showdown "give[s] a boost to the presidential prospects of Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican," at least among conservative primary voters.

New York Times: David Kirkpatrick reports "Judicial Compromise Under GOP Pressure." Conservative pressure groups are turning up the heat on Gang of 14 members Mike DeWine and Lindsey Graham, Kirkpatrick notes (a Graham home-state rival called him "the third senator from New York"). Sheryl Gay Stolberg asks "What Happened to Compromise?" She concludes, citing historians, that "the biggest obstacle to compromise in modern politics ... is the absence of a [Congressional] leader with the gift for compromise and the determination to make it happen."

Doesn't seem to be all that much good political coverage today; a function of the long weekend, I presume.


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