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9:30 PM ET, May 29, 2007

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Joel Seidman / MSNBC:
Plame was 'covert' agent at time of name leak  —  Newly released unclassified document details CIA employment  —  WASHINGTON - An unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame's employment history at the spy agency, disclosed for the first time today in a court filing …
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Fitzgerald Again Points to Cheney  —  Special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald has made it clearer than ever that he was hot on the trail of a coordinated campaign to out CIA agent Valerie Plame until that line of investigation was cut off by the repeated lies from Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Agence France Presse:
Venezuela to sue CNN  —  Venezuela says it will file charges against US cable network CNN for linking President Hugo Chavez to Al Qaeda.  —  It says it will also sue a Venezuelan TV network for encouraging Mr Chavez's assassination.  —  The move comes a day after popular Venezuelan TV network RCTV went off …
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Rafael Noboa / Agence France Presse:
Venezuela protests TV clampdown by Chavez
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Send Wolfowitz to Iraq, Says GOP Lawmaker  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  Paul Wolfowitz may have been ousted from his post at the World Bank, but a free-speaking GOP lawmaker has an idea to keep the so-called "architect" of the Iraq War from standing in the unemployment line.
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BBC:
Bush chooses new World Bank boss  —  US President George W Bush has chosen Robert Zoellick, former deputy secretary of state, to be president of the World Bank, US officials say.  —  Mr Zoellick would replace Paul Wolfowitz, who resigned amid a scandal over his role in winning a new pay and promotion package for his girlfriend.
Discussion: The Agonist and Truthdig
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Court Protects Gender Discrimintion  —  As Ruth Bader Ginsburg notes, the evidence of gender discrimination in the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear, decided today by the Supreme Court, is unambiguous: … Despite this, and contrary to the judgment of the EEOC, the Court by a bare 5-4 majority threw …
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Richard Mauer / Anchorage Daily News:
Feds eye Stevens' home remodeling project  —  GIRDWOOD: Veco approved some invoices for 2000 upgrade at senator's house, says builder.  —  The FBI and a federal grand jury have been investigating an extensive remodeling project at U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' home in Girdwood that involved …
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Bush the Neoliberal  —  Years ago, someone coined the term "neoliberal."  I was never sure what it meant, and it has since fallen into disuse, but whatever the case, I'd like to revive (and mangle) the term and apply it — brace yourself — to George W. Bush.  He's more liberal than you might think.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Bush, The Liberal  —  Richard Cohen makes the case that Republicans …
Discussion: SCSUScholars
Will Dunham / Reuters:
U.S. isolates traveler infected with super-TB  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has placed in isolation a man who may have exposed fellow passengers and crew on two May trans-Atlantic flights to a tuberculosis strain that is extremely hard to treat, officials said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Wonkette
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Mike Stobbe / Houston Chronicle:
TB case brings warning to air passengers
JD Johannes / Outside the Wire:
Kharmah Awakens  —  "In fact, there is a civil war in progress in Iraq, one comparable in important respects to other civil wars that have occurred in postcolonial states with weak institutions.  Those cases suggest that the Bush administration's political objective in Iraq—creating a stable …
Discussion: Pundit Review and BLACKFIVE
Dennis Cauchon / USA Today:
Rules 'hiding' trillions in debt  —  Liability $516,348 per U.S. household  —  The federal government recorded a $1.3 trillion loss last year — far more than the official $248 billion deficit — when corporate-style accounting standards are used, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
"Verschärfte Vernehmung"  —  The phrase "Verschärfte Vernehmung" is German for "enhanced interrogation".  Other translations include "intensified interrogation" or "sharpened interrogation".  It's a phrase that appears to have been concocted in 1937, to describe a form of torture …
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Featured Report from Iraq: A look at the surge from Baghdad  —  By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, who is currently embedded with the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery in western Baghdad.  Support for Daveed's reporting was provided by Public Multimedia Inc.  —  As I write this …
The Prowler / American Spectator:
Sooner Rather Than Later  —  COBURN OK  —  Sen. Tom Coburn is mulling an entry into the Republican presidential primary, according to sources inside and outside the Senate.  Coburn, a senator from Oklahoma, is believed to be receiving encouragement from a small group of wealthy businessmen …
Eli / Multi Medium:
Brooks On Books  —  David Brooks, already a world-class wanker extraordinaire, really outdoes himself with his "critique" of Al Gore's new book: … Wow.  Just wow.  So much wankery in there, I hardly know where to begin.  I'll just note the "Algore is a cold-fish Vulcan weirdo" …
Fox News:
Mexican Audience Boos Miss USA During Miss Universe Pageant  —  MEXICO CITY — It wasn't Miss USA's night.  —  Booed mercilessly at the Miss Universe pageant by a Mexican audience angry at U.S. immigration policy, and seen by millions of TV viewers as she slipped and fell on the pageant stage …
Tiffany Kary / Psychology Today:
Crying Over Spilled Semen  —  Why women who don't use condoms feel happier.  —  The finding that women who do not use condoms during sex are less depressed and less likely to attempt suicide than are women who have sex with condoms and women who are not sexually active …
Discussion: Neptunus Lex
WNBC:
Giuliani Confronted At New York Fundraiser  —  NEW YORK — A radical group at a Bronx fundraiser confronted Rudolph Giuliani on Tuesday morning, accusing him of being one of the "criminals of 9/11."  —  The Republican candidate for president was outside City Island's Sea Shore restaurant in the Bronx …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
Holly Ramer / Associated Press:
We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says  —  Clinton: Shared Prosperity Should Replace 'On Your Own' Society  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.
 
 
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Robin Shulman / Washington Post:
The Informer: Behind the Scenes, or Setting the Stage?
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Booman Tribune:
Time to Stop Funding — the Dems
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Jonathan Kay / canada.com:
Jenin comes to Lebanon. So where is the outcry?
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Teen Tests Internet's Lewd Track Record
SITE Institute:
"Legitimate Demands" - A Video Speech by Adam Yahiye Gadahn Produced …
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
"AL'S THE GUY"  —  Time's Eric Pooley gives it up for Al Gore:
Ian Welsh / The Agonist:
The View From There  —  On Saturday I talked about walking a mile in your enemies shoes.
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Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Palestinian "Missile" Fauxtography? (Updated)
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE CIA AND THE WAR....Jonathan Schwarz has been reading …
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
POWER TO THE EXPERTS!  - A SOLUTION TO THE PROBLEM OF POLITICAL IGNORANCE?
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
Sara Bonisteel / Fox News:
Veteran: Washington State Flag Desecration No Prank
Discussion: Cold Fury
White House:
President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Glynco, Georgia
Discussion: First Draft
Michel Comte / Middle East Times:
Afghans 'pessimistic' about NATO
Discussion: National Review
National Review:
Texas is a Better Place
BBC:
Outcry over TV kidney competition
Discussion: Althouse, On Deadline and Truthdig
David Barboza / New York Times:
China Sentences Former Drug Regulator to Death
 

 
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Robert Mackey / New York Times:
Iranian Photojournalist Reportedly Detained After Covering Protest Against Acid Attacks

 
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