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9:10 PM ET, June 1, 2006

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Rolling Stone:
Was the 2004 Election Stolen?  —  Republicans prevented more than 350,000 voters in Ohio from casting ballots or having their votes counted — enough to have put John Kerry in the White House.  BY ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR.  —  The complete article, with Web-only citations, follows.
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Richard Esposito Reports / The Blotter:
No Icons, No Monuments Worth Protecting  —  Richard Esposito Reports:  —  New York has no national monuments or icons, according to the Department of Homeland Security form obtained by ABC News.  That was a key factor used to determine that New York City should have its anti-terror funds slashed …
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NY Daily News:
Michael Chertoff must be fired
BBC:
New 'Iraq massacre' tape emerges  —  The BBC has uncovered new video evidence that US forces may have been responsible for the deliberate killing of 11 innocent Iraqi civilians.  —  The video appears to challenge the US military's account of events that took place in the town of Ishaqi in March.
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Jed Babbin / Real Clear Politics:
The Haditha Story  —  The accelerating media feeding frenzy over the alleged killings of twenty-four Iraqi civilians in Haditha by US Marines last November is about to overwhelm American politics.  Propelled by their most irresponsible war critics, the left will try use Haditha as it used …
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USA Today:
Baseball's Rockies seek revival on two levels  —  DENVER — No copies of Playboy or Penthouse are in the clubhouse of baseball's Colorado Rockies.  There's not even a Maxim.  The only reading materials are daily newspapers, sports and car magazines and the Bible.
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Troy E. Renck / Denver Post:
Team takes issue with portrayal
Discussion: Public Eye and Balloon Juice
Tracy Ringolsby / Rocky Mountain News:   Rockies: Hey, we aren't the angels
The Raw Story:
FEC finds Frist violated law by failing to disclose $1.4 million personal loan  —  Earlier today, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) received notice from the Federal Election Commission (FEC) indicating that in response to a complaint filed by CREW …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and TalkLeft
wnbc.com:
Official Apologizes For Saying Bush Should Be Shot Between Eyes  —  NEW YORK — State Comptroller Alan Hevesi publicly apologized Thursday for a "beyond dumb" remark about "putting a bullet between the president's eyes."  —  Hevesi hastily called a mea culpa press conference hours after putting …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
AP's Solomon Takes One Step Forward, Two Steps Back  —  Oh my.  John Solomon just keeps it comin'.  —  Via Greg Sargent, I see that John Solomon has rewritten the lead to his follow-up piece on Harry Reid.  The distorting lead I pointed out yesterday has been replaced by a more narrative approach.
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Gretchen Morgenson / New York Times:
Big Bonuses Still Flow, Even if Bosses Miss Goals  —  It was the kind of mistake that wage slaves can only dream of.  Because of what the company called an "improper interpretation" of his employment contract, Sheldon G. Adelson, chairman, chief executive and treasurer of the Las Vegas Sands Corporation …
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Poll: Americans Support Searches  —  Public Sides With FBI in Congress Search Issue  —  June 1, 2006 — In the rift between Congress and the Justice Department, Americans side overwhelmingly with law enforcement: Regardless of precedent and the separation of powers, 86 percent say the FBI …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Third Time  —  America may be ready for a new political party.  —  Something's happening.  I have a feeling we're at some new beginning, that a big breakup's coming, and that though it isn't and will not be immediately apparent, we'll someday look back on this era as the time when a shift began.
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Good book news  —  (updated below)  —  We were notified last night that How Would a Patriot Act? has made the New York Times' Best Sellers List, and will debut at #11 [this upcoming Sunday] on June 11, on the Paperback Nonfiction List.  The NYT has sent us the actual page (.pdf) as it will appear in the printed edition.
Molly Moore / Washington Post:
Clashes in Paris Suburbs Recall Riots of Fall  —  PARIS, May 31 — Small gangs of youths pelted riot police with rocks and set cars and garbage bins ablaze late Tuesday in a second night of unrest in the Paris suburbs, raising fears of a return of the disturbances that inflamed 300 French towns and suburbs last fall.
Discussion: Confederate Yankee
Associated Press:
Fundraiser Admits Illegal Bush Donations  —  TOLEDO, May 31 — A coin dealer and prominent GOP fundraiser at the center of an Ohio political scandal pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he illegally funneled about $45,000 to President Bush's reelection campaign.
Jay Reeves / Associated Press:
Ala. candidates revive judicial debate  —  BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - In a debate with powerful echoes of the turbulent civil rights era, four Republicans running for Alabama's Supreme Court are making an argument legal scholars thought was settled in the 1800s: that state courts are not bound by U.S. Supreme Court precedents.
Jerusalem Post:
Kids brandish guns to test IDF vigilance  —  A group of Palestinian children were sent towards the Gaza Strip border fence holding toy guns on Thursday in order to test the vigilance of the soldiers on duty.  —  From a distance, troops noticed four apparently armed Palestinians approaching the border north of the Kissufim crossing.
 
 
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Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush Urges Compromise on Immigration Bill
Art Moore / WorldNetDaily:
Reporter claims assault at 'racist' public school
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The Raw Story:
George W. Bush named worst president in 61 years
Washington Post:
Cher's War: Helmet Safety for Troops
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Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
TAXES ARE HARD.  Some attention has already been paid …
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Remembering the Farhud  —  Today marks the 65th anniversary of the Farhud.
Avi Issacharoff / Reuters:
Fatah votes to hold referendum regardless of Hamas consent
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Bloomberg:
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Randy Dotinga / Christian Science Monitor:
In a June race for Congress, shades of fall
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The Great Paradox of Iraq
Baltimore Examiner:
The politics of the Internet
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
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Peter Beinart / Washington Post:
Hijacking Harry Truman
Discussion: Hot Air and TAPPED
Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Studies Portray Tropical Arctic in Distant Past
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Justice Dept. Is Criticized by Ex-Official on Subpoenas