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Daily Briefing: A Sour Time

Bush, seeking a “rational middle ground” on immigration to rescue his second term, announces the deployment of 6,000 National Guard troops to the southern border; Karl Rove indicates that Bush supports the Senate’s immigration plan. Bush: “We do not yet have full control of the border, and I am determined to change that.” [WP, NYT, USAT, WSJ] Immigration issue could go from “opportunity to expand the Republican Party” to a “historic liability”; Bush sought to “define the middle ground in a debate where consensus has been difficult.” 74% of Americans, in poll conducted before the presidential address, supported the use of Guard troops on the border. [WP] BellSouth denies “any link” with the NSA for the logging of phone calls; USA Today stands by its story. [USAT, NYT, WSJ] Pentagon releases the full list of those detained at Guantanamo Bay after the Associated Press files a FOIA request. [AP] Rove is optimistic for the GOP’s chances in November: “Look, we’re in a sour time. I readily admit it. I mean, being in the middle of a war where people turn on their television sets and see brave men and women dying is not something that makes people happy and optimistic and upbeat. But I’m absolutely confident [that] we’re going to be just fine in the fall elections.” [WP] Emergency spending bill has yet to be slimmed to Bush‘s specifications. [WP] Read more on Daily Briefing: A Sour Time…
 

Talk About A Slow News Day

But if Osama bin Laden had eaten all those grilled cheese sandwiches, while simultaneously cooking the books at Enron… now that might have been something… Intelligence Chief Says Al Qaeda Is ‘Top Concern’ [AP] Ex-Enron Exec Says Company Cooked Books [AP] Woman Eats 26 Grilled Cheese Sandwiches [AP] Read more on Talk About A Slow News Day…