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10:25 AM ET, May 13, 2006


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Richard A. Falkenrath / Washington Post:
The Right Call on Phone Records  —  The NSA's Program Safeguards Security — and Civil Liberties  —  On Thursday, USA Today reported that three U.S. telecommunications companies have been voluntarily providing the National Security Agency with anonymized domestic telephone records …
Beth DeFalco / Associated Press:
Verizon Sued for Giving NSA Phone Records  —  TRENTON, N.J. - Two New Jersey public interest lawyers sued Verizon Communications Inc. for $5 billion Friday, claiming the phone carrier violated privacy laws by turning over phone records to the National Security Agency for a secret government surveillance program.
Chris Strohm /
Former NSA officer alleges illegal activities under Hayden
Discussion: The American Street
Jason Leopold /
Rove Informs White House He Will Be Indicted  —  Within the last week, Karl Rove told President Bush and Chief of Staff Joshua Bolten, as well as a few other high level administration officials, that he will be indicted in the CIA leak case and will immediately resign his White House job …
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush to Address Nation on Immigration  —  WASHINGTON, May 12 — President Bush will use a television address on Monday night to offer new proposals to spur passage of legislation that could put millions of illegal immigrants on the path to American citizenship, the White House said today.
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
Bush Weighs Deploying Guard to U.S. Border  —  WASHINGTON - Once again the Bush administration is turning to the military to help solve a domestic problem.  But instead of hurricane aid or preparations to cope with avian flu, the Pentagon is being asked to possibly provide thousands …
Discussion: NewsHog
Washington Post:
Ousted CIA No. 3 Is Target of Raids  —  Foggo's Home and Langley Office Swept in Corruption Probe  —  Federal agents yesterday searched the CIA offices and Northern Virginia home of Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, the spy agency's No. 3 official who was forced to resign this week amid …
New York Times:
C.I.A. Aide's House and Office Searched  —  WASHINGTON, May 12 — Federal agents conducted searches on Friday at the office and home of Kyle Foggo, who stepped down this week as the Central Intelligence Agency's third-ranking official.  —  The searches were part of a widening criminal investigation …
Associated Press:
Feds Raid Home Of Top CIA Official
Discussion: Left in the West
Poll: Clinton outperformed Bush  —  (CNN) — In a new poll comparing President Bush's job performance with that of his predecessor, a strong majority of respondents said President Clinton outperformed Bush on a host of issues.  —  The poll of 1,021 adult Americans was conducted May 5-7 by Opinion Research Corp. for CNN.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
From the New Kid, Proceedings With Caution  —  Depending on how you look at it, Tony Snow's first briefing as White House press secretary yesterday morning started either 18 minutes late or 12 minutes early.  —  Shortly before the start of his 9 a.m. "gaggle" — the daily off-camera briefing …
Discussion: The Heretik and Hot Air
Editor and Publisher:
Tony Snow on His First Press Gaggle: "This is Just a Mess"
Leviathan … If someone would just translate The Leviathan into modern colloquial English - or even better, turn it into a comic book - I think Shrub might discover a new favorite philosopher.  Maybe not on same plane as Jesus Christ (and certainly not as politically advantageous) …
Discussion: the talking dog
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Bush League  —  The headline blazing across the Washinton Post this morning reads: "Poll: Most Americans Support NSA's Efforts."  —  It was written by Richard Morin, and we've been down this road before.  Just days after the Clinton/Lewinsky scandal broke, before people had become wise …
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
Alabama candidate for AG disputes Holocaust, is coming to NJ  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A Democratic candidate for Alabama attorney general denies the Holocaust occurred and said Friday he will speak this weekend in New Jersey to a "pro-white" organization that is widely viewed as being racist.
Aaron Beard / Associated Press:
2nd DNA Test Shows No Conclusive Match  —  RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A second round of DNA testing in the Duke University lacrosse rape case came back with the same result as the first - no conclusive match to any member of the team, defense attorneys said Friday.
Discussion: and Brendan Nyhan
Kathy Gannon / Associated Press:
Iran Sought Advice in Pakistan on Attack  —  ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - Pakistan's former army chief says Iranian officials came to him for advice on heading off an attack on their nuclear facilities, and he in effect advised them to take a hostage — Israel.  —  Retired Gen. Mirza Aslam Beg …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
The CIA 1—Bush 0  —  PORTER GOSS'S TENURE as director of central intelligence began with a public spat between the new reform-minded CIA leadership and an intransigent bureaucracy.  Now, 18 months later, it is ending in a cloud of confusion.  Goss is gone and so are his agents of change.
Discussion: Power Line
Ian Drury / Daily Mail:
Girl, 11, will be Britain's youngest mother  —  A girl is to become Britain's youngest mother after becoming pregnant at 11.  —  The girl smokes 20 cigarettes a day despite being eight months' pregnant.  She conceived aged 11 when she lost her virginity to a boy of 15 on a drunken night out with friends.
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Conn Carroll / The Hotline's Blogometer:
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'Deadwood' may be done  —  HBO not picking up options on actors
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Letters from a mujahid  —  From the letters: a detailed Qur'a …
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The Palestinians of 1948  —  JAFFA and JERUSALEM …
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Joseph N. DiStefano / Philadelphia Inquirer:
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The Dem Center Fights Back