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5:25 PM ET, June 9, 2006

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Alexis Debat Reports / The Blotter:
Captured Zarqawi Aide Spilled the Beans  —  Alexis Debat Reports:  —  An Iraqi customs agent secretly working with Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's terror cell spilled the beans on the group after he was arrested, Jordanian officials tell ABC News.  —  Ziad Khalaf Raja al-Karbouly was arrested by Jordanian intelligence forces last spring.
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Ben Johnson / Front Page Magazine:
The Left and the Death of Zarqawi  —  George W. Bush called it "a severe blow to al-Qaeda."  Donald Rumsfeld called it "a significant victory."  Joe Biden admitted it a was "very significant hit."  How did much of the Left describe the killing of al-Qaeda murderer Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi?
Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
U.S. troops hunt al-Qaida in raids in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - U.S. troops conducted nearly 40 raids Friday in Iraq, taking advantage of information gleaned from searches following Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's death, a military spokesman said, also revealing new information about the man believed poised to take the terror leader's place.
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Al-Zarqawi said to survive airstrike  —  WASHINGTON - A mortally wounded Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, still alive after a U.S. airstrike on his hideout, mumbled briefly and attempted to "turn away off the stretcher" he had been placed on by Iraqi police, the U.S. military said Friday.
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Philip Kennicott / Washington Post:
A Chilling Portrait, Unsuitably Framed  —  The frame surrounding an image of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi's head, revealed to the world as proof the terrorist is dead, is bizarre.  When the picture was displayed at a U.S. military news briefing, Zarqawi's face was seen inside what appeared …
New York Times:
Death of a Terrorist
Baltimore Sun:
TV stations, Web sites exercise little restraint
Associated Press:   Zarqawi Lived Briefly After Attack
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Specter Offers Compromise on NSA Surveillance  —  The chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed legislation that would give President Bush the option of seeking a warrant from a special court for an electronic surveillance program such as the one being conducted by the National Security Agency.
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Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
A new low — the Senate seeks to "pardon" the President for past lawbreaking  —  Observing and commenting on the behavior of Arlen Specter is one of the most unpleasant obligations a person can have, but for anyone following the NSA eavesdropping scandal specifically, and the Bush administration's abuses …
Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Specter ready to force showdown
Laylan Copelin / Austin American-Statesman:
Democrats: DeLay should stay on ballot  —  Judge temporarily stops GOP's process to name ballot replacement.  —  Texas Democrats just can't let go of U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay.  —  Lawyers for the state Democratic Party on Thursday persuaded District Judge Darlene Byrne to stop temporarily …
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Michael Crowley / The Plank:
BREAKING—MURTHA V. HOYER:  —  Major news from the House: Pennyslvania Congressman John Murtha has begun delivering a letter to his Democratic House colleagues announcing plans, should Democrats retake the House this fall, to seek the number-two job of House Majority Leader.
David Burge / iowahawk:
PARADISE IS OVERRATED  —  Iowahawk Guest Commentary  —  by Abu Musab Al-Zarqawi  —  Former Senior VP, Al-Qaeda In Iraq  —  Howzit swingin', fagsicles?  Yeah, I know all you bitzoches all seen the pictures by now.  Go on and laugh it up chump, like your drivers license photo is all George f**kin' Clooney.
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Associated Press:
Dog Feces Left at Congresswoman's Office  —  Republican U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave's re-election campaign was already heated, and it just got smelly as well: Her staff accused a Democratic activist Thursday of leaving an envelope full of dog feces at Musgrave's Greeley office.
Paul Marks / New Scientist:
Pentagon sets its sights on social networking websites  —  "I AM continually shocked and appalled at the details people voluntarily post online about themselves."  So says Jon Callas, chief security officer at PGP, a Silicon Valley-based maker of encryption software.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Kos: "We Have Arrived"  —  Markos Moulitsas, founder of the liberal Daily Kos blog and iconic figure of the liberal Left, asserted Thursday night that the Internet-based progressive movement had gone from the fringes of politics to its center in just four years.
Rick Casey / Houston Chronicle:
$1 million Moonie mystery  —  IT was a dark night in a city that knows how to keep its secrets.  —  The phone rang on my desk, waking me from a reverie I don't remember.  —  "Casey," I said, hoping to sound like a private eye.  —  The guy on the other end really was a private eye.
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