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12:45 PM ET, May 30, 2007

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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Fred Thompson running for president  —  Fred Dalton Thompson is planning to enter the presidential race over the Fourth of July holiday, announcing that week that he has already raised several million dollars and is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations, Thompson advisers told The Politico.
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Testing the Waters  —  Fred Thompson, candidate-in-waiting.  —  FRED THOMPSON IS RUNNING for the Republican presidential nomination.  In a conference call Monday, Thompson addressed a group of more than 100 supporters and fundraisers whom the campaign has dubbed First Day Founders.
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Fred Thompson to Form Presidential Committee  —  Law and Order star Fred Thompson will make his flirtation with a White House bid official this week, forming a presidential committee and launching a fundraising effort that could culminate in a formal announcement over the July 4th weekend, the former senator's advisers said.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Ryan Sager / New York Sun:
Thompson To Dip His Toes  —  Speculation over whether Fred Thompson is serious about running for president just went toes-up.  Mr. Thompson's not-yet-a campaign has confirmed: He's dipping his toes in.  —  Specifically, a Thompson adviser told The New York Sun yesterday …
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Thompson's On the Move Toward a Run
Discussion: Daily Kos and MyDD
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Right-wing noise machine: Plame not covert  —  (updated below - updated again - Update III)  —  NBC News, yesterday: … The right-wing noise machine spent the last two years repeatedly, continuously and emphatically telling their followers the exact opposite:
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Was Valerie Plame Covert?  Once More, with Feeling  —  Newsweek has an interesting view of the law, and the usual suspects amongst the lefty bloggers are falling in line behind it - when a prosecutor expresses an opinion in a sentencing memorandum, that is dispositive - case closed, no further questions, move on.
Newsweek:
Fitzgerald Says Plame Was a Covert Agent
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Economix: Truth, Fiction and Lou Dobbs  —  The whole controversy involving Lou Dobbs and leprosy started with a "60 Minutes" segment a few weeks ago.  —  The segment was a profile of Mr. Dobbs, and while doing background research for it, a "60 Minutes" producer came across a 2005 news report …
Telegraph:
Al-Sadr militia suspected of kidnapping Britons  —  Iraq's most prominent Shia militia has emerged as the chief suspect in the kidnappings of five British nationals in Iraq.  —  Negotiations with the Mahdi Army are already under way after one of several spokesmen for the armed force under …
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Martin Samuel / Times of London:
SAS team ready for Iraq hostage hunt
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Media Embarrassment Over Socialist Rhetoric?  —  Hillary Clinton announced that she would campaign on a platform that would emphasize the need for collective economics and move away from individual performance and success.  It could be called an extension of "It Takes A Village," …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
A Rocky Start for Nevada's New Governor  —  Life these days for Gov. Jim Gibbons of Nevada might kindly be described as suboptimal.  —  In the last few months, Mr. Gibbons, a Republican, announced a plan to turn coal into jet fuel to raise money (problematic, as Nevada has no coal to speak of) …
Discussion: All Spin Zone
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Laura McGann / TPMmuckraker:   Today's Must Read
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Some Hitherto Staunch G.O.P. Voters Souring on Iraq  —  Through four elections, Debbie Thompson has supported Representative Mark Steven Kirk, a Republican and staunch backer of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq.  —  But Ms. Thompson, a mother of two from this affluent suburb of Chicago …
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Report confirms terror dry run  —  A newly released inspector general report backs eyewitness accounts of suspicious behavior by 13 Middle Eastern men on a Northwest Airlines flight in 2004 and reveals several missteps by government officials, including failure to file an incident report until a month after the matter became public.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Dry Run Confirmed
Discussion: Washington Times
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices' Ruling Limits Suits on Pay Disparity  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for many workers to sue their employers for discrimination in pay, insisting in a 5-to-4 decision on a tight time frame to file such cases.  The dissenters said the ruling ignored workplace realities.
Michelle Malkin:
The persecution of Lina Joy, continued  —  No, you cannot convert: Three cheers for sharia!  —  Last August, I wrote about the plight of an ex-Muslim woman in Malaysia named Lina Joy.  She had converted to Christianity and wanted to marry a Christian man.
Discussion: Reuters, Time and The Sundries Shack
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog:
Lieberman in Iraq sees "progress," says so-called surge "would start to break the insurgency"  —  What a coincidence.  Two years after Cheney said the insurgency was in its last throes, Joe Lieberman made essentially the same prediction.  —  CNN reports that Lieberman is on an unannounced "surprise" visit to Baghdad.
New York Times:
Advisers Fault Harsh Methods in Interrogation  —  As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies argue that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.
The Hill:
GOP plots blue-slip attack  —  House conservatives are ready to stop the Senate immigration bill in its tracks with a potent procedural weapon should the contentious measure win passage in the upper chamber.  —  The trump card conservatives may hold is a constitutional rule that revenue-related bills must originate in the House.
ACLU:
ACLU Sues Boeing Subsidiary for Participation in CIA Kidnapping and Torture Flights  —  Group Also Appeals to United States Supreme Court in Khaled El-Masri Lawsuit  —  NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today filed a federal lawsuit against Jeppesen Dataplan, Inc. …
Discussion: Associated Press
 
 
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Secures Endorsement of the Mayor of Los Angeles
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Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
Dying for an Iraq That Isn't  —  Of all the absurdities attending …
Jon Ward / Washington Times:
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Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
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Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
Introducing the McCain Campaign Dead Pool!
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Financial Times:
US troops death in Iraq hits 2-year high
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