Monday Morning Roundup: Memorial Day 2011

Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.
John 15:13

O beautiful for heroes proved
In liberating strife.
Who more than self their country loved
And mercy more than life!
America! America!
May God thy gold refine
Till all success be nobleness
And every gain divine!

Palin kick-starts bus tour on back of motorcycle
AP via Yahoo!
WASHINGTON – Sarah Palin rumbled through Washington on the back of a Harley as she and her family began an East Coast tour Sunday, renewing speculation that the former Alaska governor would join the still unsettled Republican presidential contest.
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McCain on Palin: ‘She Can’ Win
The Corner
“Of course she can,” McCain said this morning on Fox News Sunday. “Now, whether she will, whether she’ll even run or not, I don’t know.”
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GOP Condemns Democrats’ ‘Breathtaking’ Refusal to Produce Budget
Byron York,
Passing a yearly budget for the federal government is a fundamental responsibility of Congress. Lawmakers do not have to spend their time naming post offices or passing healthcare reform. But they do have to pass a budget. In 2010, neither the House nor the Senate did so.
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Netanyahu Rallies around ‘United Jerusalem’
Israel National News
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, feeling the political winds in his favor, told the Cabinet Sunday that a unified Jerusalem is “the heart of the country” and added that the government is committed to building in all parts of the city.
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FALSE: Armstrong says jobs are down in Southside and Southwest Va. under Gov. McDonnell
Politifact, Richmond Times-Dispatch
Armstrong said that there has been a net loss in jobs in the Southwestern and Southside parts of Virginia…But there are other statistics showing that under McDonnell, more people in those regions are employed and the number of job postings have increased.
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