* House Republicans set vote on Dubai port deal for next week despite White House resistance. House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio): "This has become a very hot political potato." [WP, NYT]


* Military spending for Iraq and Afghanistan will reach $117.6b this fiscal year. [W$J]

* Harold Ickes, with George Soros, are sidestepping the DNC to create a massive nationwide voter list. Ickes: "The Republicans have developed a cadre of people who appreciate databases and know how to use them, and we are way behind the march." [WP]

* Congress renews Patriot Act by vote of 280 to 138. [WP, NYT]

* Senate Select Committee on Intelligence rejects Democratic calls for inquiry of NSA eavesdropping; White House agrees to new oversight rules. [WP, NYT, W$J]

* The CIA is not interested in cooperating with the Libby investigation by providing classified documents. [WP, NYT]

* Sen. Clinton moves to tie up money and talent for '08 race. [NYT]

* Cato Institutes vents beef with Bush. [WP]

* Rep. DeLay wins Republican primary in Texas. [AP]

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