updated 6/27/2005 10:10:34 AM ET 2005-06-27T14:10:34

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The blog coverage of Karl Rove's comments has shifted from "he should apologize" to a discussion of what exactly he meant by "liberal."  Here's his quote:

"Liberals saw the savagery of the 9/11 attacks and wanted to prepare indictments and offer therapy and understanding for our attackers.''  Conservatives, he said, "saw the savagery of 9/11 and the attacks and prepared for war.''

So the million-dollar question today is whether by "liberal" he meant MoveOn.org or Democrats.  The White House says the Democrats have no reason to be upset.  After all, Rove wasn't referring to them.  Many bloggers see it differently.  I'll get into that in my blog report today.

And on the show today, the United Nations turns 60 this weekend.  At this point in history, and given the tensions surrounding the Iraq war, what is the U.S. relationship with this organization, and is the U.N. irrelevant?

Later, boy do I need a vacation.  Like many Americans, I haven't had one in awhile.  We will take a look at the American work ethic.  Are we fools for not spending more time relaxing?

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Members of Congress are calling for an Iraq withdrawal date to be set.  Some have suggested October 1, 2006, as the ideal day.  It is particularly ideal for anyone running for re-election, as it is just one month before the midterms.  That may sound cynical, but isn't setting a date, especially a specific date in October of 2006, a tad arbitrary?

Today, we are joined by two prominent Congressmen, Harold Ford, Jr. and Duncan Hunter, for a look at the battle in Congress over the battle along the Euphrates.

And a new Pew global report indicates that Muslims around the world still have anti-American sentiments.  That kind of deserves a "duh," doesn't it?  But what isn't so abundantly obvious is why America attracts so much ire while countries like France which have actually legislated against Muslims (remember the hijab story?) don't.  We will discuss.

Finally, that eminent domain story really got up in our grills.  There have been many negative responses to the 5-4 Supreme Court ruling yesterday in favor of developers in New London, Conn.  There are actually pros and cons to the ruling.  We will debate it.

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