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4:59 AM ET, May 5, 2006

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Michelle Malkin:
ANOTHER KENNEDY COVER-UP?  —  ***scroll for updates...report of another Kennedy crash two weeks ago in Rhode Island...an interesting observation below about Kennedy's "going for a vote" excuse...video: Roll Call reporter...***  —  ***1000pm EDT update...Kennedy blames sleep medication...RWV notes another weird Kennedy accident***
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Andrew Miga / Associated Press:
Kennedy Blames Accident on Sleep Medicine  —  WASHINGTON — Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated.  Kennedy said he had taken sleep medication and a prescription anti-nausea drug that can cause drowsiness.
wusatv9.com:
Police: Kennedy Appeared Intoxicated At Car Crash  —  Rep. Patrick Kennedy crashed his car near the Capitol early Thursday, and a police official said he appeared intoxicated.  Kennedy said he had had no alcohol before the accident.  —  Kennedy was reportedly behind the wheel of a green Ford Mustang …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Patrick Kennedy - There's Something Else Wrong With This Story
Discussion: Donkey Cons
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
U.S., British Forces Obtain Document Outlining Al Qaeda's New Iraq Strategy  —  Item Calls for More Attacks in Baghdad, Lists Attack Strategies  —  May 4, 2006 — ABC News has obtained a document seized by U.S. and British Special Forces during a recent raid of an alleged Zarqawi safe house …
Richard A. Oppel Jr / New York Times:
In Image War, U.S. Shows Video of Bumbling Zarqawi  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, May 4 — In the video released last week by the terrorist Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi, he is seen firing long bursts from a heavy automatic rifle, his forearms sprouting from beneath black fatigues as he exudes the very picture of a strong jihadist leader.
Discussion: Needlenose and PrawfsBlawg
ABCNEWS:
General: Zarqawi 'Bloopers' Tape Found  —  U.S. Discovers Outtakes of Latest Terror Leader Video  —  May 4, 2006 — Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the most wanted man in Iraq, doesn't exactly look like a terrorist mastermind in a new videotape released by the U.S. military today.
Crooks and Liars:
Rummy called out in Atlanta!  —  Rummy called out in Atlanta!  —  He lies about WMD's...  Ray McGovern, who was in the CIA for twenty seven years asked him why he lied about the run-up to the Iraq war.  Rumsfeld then proceeded to lie to McGovern to cover up his earlier statements about WMD's being in Iraq.
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Shannon McCaffrey / ABCNEWS:
Rumsfeld Heckled by Former CIA Analyst  —  Rumsfeld Challenged on Iraq, Heckled by a Former CIA Analyst and Others, During Atlanta Speech  —  ATLANTA May 4, 2006 (AP)— Anti-war protesters repeatedly interrupted Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld during a speech Thursday and one man …
Michele Gershberg / Reuters:
Castro worth $900 million: Forbes  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cuban President Fidel Castro was furious when Forbes magazine estimated his fortune at $550 million last year.  This year, the magazine upped its estimate of the communist leader's wealth to a cool $900 million.
James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
Best of the Web  —  No Courage in These Convictions  —  The Stephen Colbert kerfuffle, intrinsically uninteresting though it is, leads Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen to an excellent insight: … This, it seems to us, explains several conceits of the Angry Left:
John / AMERICAblog:
With the congressional elections 6 months away, is it time for us to stop criticizing Democrats?  —  I ask this as a serious question.  Some friends on the Hill recently asked me if the liberal blogs could lay off their attacks on Democratic members of Congress until after the election.
Victor Davis Hanson / Real Clear Politics:
Give Iran Enough Rope  —  The debate in the U.S. over how to contend with Iran as it pursues nuclear weapons goes like this:  —  Many conservatives worry that the Bush administration - stung by the backlash over Iraq and the president's sinking poll numbers - has sworn off the military option.
Discussion: Shot In The Dark
Sara Goudarzi / space.com:
New Storm on Jupiter Hints at Climate Change  —  A storm is brewing half a billion miles away and in a rare event, astronomers get to watch it closely.  —  Jupiter is growing a new red spot and the Hubble Space Telescope is photographing the scene.  Backyard astronomers have been following the action, too.
Wall Street Journal:
Support for Roe v. Wade Hits New Low, Poll Shows  —  U.S. support for Roe v. Wade is at its lowest level in decades, according to a new Harris poll.  —  For 33 years Harris Interactive has been measuring attitudes toward the landmark Supreme Court decision that made abortions legal during the first three months of pregnancy.
 
 
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