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11:50 PM ET, May 8, 2006

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UPI:
CIA No. 3, facing bribe probe, quits  —  WASHINGTON, May 8 (UPI) — CIA Director Porter Goss' No. 3 man at the agency, facing investigation as part of a congressional bribe probe, quit Monday, an official said.  —  Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, the CIA's executive director, announced his resignation …
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MSNBC:
Transcript for May 7  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday, serious issues facing our country:  —  gas prices, health care, immigration, Iran, Iraq and more.  If the Democrats reclaim control of the Congress, what would they do?  —  With us, the woman who would like to be the next speaker …
John Dickerson / Slate:
Nancy Pelosi, Super-Genius  —  The House minority leader answers the GOP's prayers.  —  Elizabeth Dole sounded desperate last week.  Trying to inspire dispirited Republicans, the head of the party's Senatorial Campaign Committee wrote a fund-raising letter urging the GOP faithful to rally …
Mark Hosenball / Newsweek:
Changing the Guard  —  While Bush's new CIA nominee preps for a tough nomination battle, agency No. 3 Dusty Foggo is leaving the agency  —  May 8, 2006 - By all accounts, Michael Hayden is one of the most knowledgeable and experienced intelligence officers currently working for the United States government.
Discussion: TPM Muckraker
Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Bush Turns to Gen. Hayden to Lead CIA
The Blotter:
CIA's Foggo Expected to Resign Soon
USA Today:
Bush approval rating hits new low  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush's approval rating has slumped to 31% in a new USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the lowest of his presidency and a warning sign for Republicans in the November elections.  —  The survey of 1,013 adults, taken Friday through Sunday …
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta:
Atwar Bahjat Beheading Video a Hoax (Images / Video)  —  ****Jawa Report Exclusive****  —  A gruesome beheading video delivered to the Sunday Times purporting to be of slain journalist Atwar Bahjat is a hoax.  On Sunday, May 7th, the Times reported that they had received a low-quality video of Atwar Bahjat being slowly beheaded.
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Jerusalem Post:
Peres says that Iran 'can also be wiped off the map'  —  TEHRAN, Iran  —  Vice Premier Shimon Peres said Monday in an interview to Reuters that "the president of Iran should remember that Iran can also be wiped off the map," Army Radio reported.  —  According to Peres …
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Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
Al Gore Might Yet Join 2008 Contenders  —  Former Vice President Keeps Mum  —  As His Movie Sparks Talk of a White House Run  —  First there was Clinton-Gore.  Could Clinton vs. Gore be next?  —  For former Vice President Al Gore, a rash of favorable publicity surrounding this month's opening …
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Agence France Presse:
Moussaoui asks for new trial  —  Less than a week after he was jailed for life over the September 11 attacks, Al-Qaeda plotter Zacarias Moussaoui submitted a motion asking to withdraw his guilty plea so he can have a new trial.  —  "Moussaoui wishes to withdraw his guilty plea because when he entered …
Discussion: Argghhh!
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Jerry Markon / Washington Post:
Moussaoui Fails in Bid to Withdraw 9/11 Guilty Plea
Discussion: the talking dog
The Raw Story:
MSNBC reporter: 'I am convinced that Karl Rove will, in fact, be indicted'  —  Rush transcript from Countdown with Keith Olbermann / MSNBC.  —  MSNBC's Keith Olbermann: There are stories — possibly apocryphal — from the medieval courts of chancery in England, of lawsuits that took so long …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Seth Sutel / Associated Press:
Newspaper Circulation Declines 2.6 Percent  —  Newspaper circulation fell 2.6 percent in the six-month period ending in March, according to data released Monday, as more people turned to the Internet and other media outlets for news and information.  —  The decline in average paid weekday circulation …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Captured AQ Documents: "Every Year Is Worse Than The Previous Year"  —  CENTCOM announced today that they had captured al-Qaeda correspondence in Iraq that discusses the state of the insurgency, especially around Baghdad but also around the entire country.  Far from optimistic …
Sebastian Mallaby:
Don't Feed the Beast  —  George W. Bush is not the sort of president who reads journals such as the Atlantic Monthly.  But at least someone at the White House should check out the piece in the new issue by Jonathan Rauch.  For honest believers in tax cuts, it's devastating.
Lydia Polgreen / New York Times:
African Union Official Is Hacked to Death in Darfur  —  KALMA CAMP, Sudan, May 8 — An African Union official was hacked to death in this vast, squalid camp today after his post, manned by an unarmed team of eight civilian police officers, was overrun and looted by a mob of angry demonstrators.
 
 
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