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1:40 AM ET, May 29, 2006

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Michael Duffy / Time:
The Shame Of Kilo Company  —  Sparked by a TIME report published in March, a U.S. military investigation is probing the killing of as many as 24 Iraqi civilians by a group of Marines in the town of Haditha last November.  Several Marines may face criminal charges, including murder.
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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Senate Panel to Examine Deadly Military Raid in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON, May 28 — A senior Republican senator said today that he would hold hearings on the disputed role of a small number of American marines in the deaths of up to 24 Iraqi civilians in November, an incident that a Democratic war critic called …
Douglass K. Daniel / Associated Press:
Murtha: New scandal worse than Abu Ghraib  —  WASHINGTON - The fallout from the killing of as many as two dozen Iraqi civilians by Marines could undermine U.S. efforts in Iraq more than the Abu Ghraib prison scandal did, a lawmaker who is a prominent war critic said Sunday.
Raymond Whitaker / Independent:   The massacre and the Marines  —  US troops could face death penalty …
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Cheney aide is screening legislation  —  Adviser seeks to protect Bush power  —  WASHINGTON — The office of Vice President Dick Cheney routinely reviews pieces of legislation before they reach the president's desk, searching for provisions that Cheney believes would infringe on presidential power …
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Christy Hardin Smith / firedoglake.com:
A Constitutional Crisis of Cheney's Making?
Discussion: The Left Coaster and The Agonist
Gateway Pundit:
Iran: U.S. Will Fail to Provoke Ethnic Strife... Oh, Really?!!  —  By the look of the mass protests and ethnic violence throughout the country, it doesn't look like the US will have to!  —  J.T.W. Network has several pictures from the massive and violent protests against the regime from northwest Iran this past week.
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Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
Gingrich revolutionaries turn into arrogant elite  —  Of all the many marvelous Ronald Reagan lines, this is my favorite: ''We are a nation that has a government — not the other way around.''  —  He said it in his inaugural address in 1981, and, despite a Democrat-controlled Congress, he lived it.
Nir Rosen / Washington Post:
Iraq Is the Republic of Fear  —  Every morning the streets of Baghdad are littered with dozens of bodies, bruised, torn, mutilated, executed only because they are Sunni or because they are Shiite.  Power drills are an especially popular torture device.  —  I have spent nearly two of the three years since Baghdad fell in Iraq.
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Pentagon Seeks Nonnuclear Tip for Sub Missiles  —  WASHINGTON, May 28 — The Pentagon is pressing Congress to approve the development of a new weapon that would enable the United States to carry out nonnuclear missile strikes against distant targets within an hour.
Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post:
Blair Bowed to U.S. Pressure in Speech, Paper Says  —  British Leader Said to Make 'Significant' Changes on Iran, Global Warming in Address at Georgetown  —  LONDON, May 29 — Prime Minister Tony Blair caved in to White House pressure by sharpening language on Iran and softening …
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Analysis: Bush lands in same hole as dad  —  WASHINGTON - Through his presidency, George W. Bush has worked hard to avoid repeating the mistakes of his father.  He has done almost everything differently, yet now finds himself in the same hole despite trumping his dad by winning a second term.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Amanda / Think Progress:
Sen. Bill Frist on Gay Marriage and Flag Burning, America's Most Pressing Priorities  —  Today on Fox News Sunday, Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist (R-TN) tried to argue that banning flag-burning and same-sex marriage are two of the nation's most pressing priorities, which is why he put them on the Senate agenda for June:
Discussion: Liberty Street
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Randy Paul / Beautiful Horizons:
Colombia Election Today  —  Colombia is holding its presidential election today and all indications are that President Uribe will be reëlected.  I'm certainly not enthusiastic about this.  I think that Uribe, while having accomplished some good, is also deeply enamored of a policy …
petetownshend.co.uk:
Won't Get Judged Again  —  Won't Get Fooled Again has been listed in the UK Independent Newspaper as the number one song with - as I understand it - the political message most often misunderstood - in this case the message is said to be 'conservative', a word that may mean different things in the UK and USA.
Kirk Johnson / New York Times:
With Illegal Immigrants Fighting Wildfires, West Faces a Dilemma  —  SALEM, Ore. — The debate over immigration, which has filtered into almost every corner of American life in recent months, is now sweeping through the woods, and the implications could be immense for the coming fire season in the West.
Discussion: Steve Sailer
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
MORE ON CONGRESS AND THE SEPARATION OF POWERS: What's frustrating in these discussions is the failure to distinguish between what the law should be in somebody's opinion, and what it actually is, based on the Constitution and the caselaw.  This entry on Congressional immunity from Jerry Pournelle …
Discussion: Dean's World and New World Man
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush Likens Fighting Radicals to Cold War  —  Graduating Cadets Are Told the Struggle Will 'End on Your Watch'  —  WEST POINT, N.Y., May 27 — President Bush, likening the war against Islamic radicals to the Cold War threat of communism, told U.S. Military Academy graduates on Saturday …
Discussion: Seeing the Forest
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