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7:00 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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MSNBC:
Al-Qaida in Iraq's al-Zarqawi 'terminated'  —  U.S. says it found most-wanted militant by tracking his spiritual adviser  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the al-Qaida leader in Iraq who waged a bloody campaign of suicide bombings and beheadings, was killed overnight by F-16 jets dropping …
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.
New York Times:
Death of a Terrorist
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.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Shakespeare's Sister
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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
Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
DeLay: Partisanship Refreshes Politics  —  Former Majority Leader Tom DeLay, bowing to legal and ethical troubles, said goodbye to the House on Thursday and took a shot at his liberal opponents.  Some Democrats walked out during the farewell.  —  The 11-term Republican from Texas …
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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.
Discussion: protein wisdom
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Baltimore Sun:
TV stations, Web sites exercise little restraint
Times of London:
Apologise or we'll cut your funding, US envoy tells UN  —  From James Bone in New York and Richard Beeston  —  AMERICA'S bitter dispute with the United Nations escalated last night when John Bolton, the US envoy to the UN, threatened to withhold funding to the organisation unless it apologised …
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.
Des Moines Register:
Iowa Ear: Des Moines' well-endowed flood control  —  City design with a vast difference  —  An anonymous source at City Hall tipped Iowa Ear off to this aerial photo on the Polk County assessor's Web page.  It's of the city of Des Moines' detention basin at 2617 Easton Blvd.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and towleroad
Kate Phillips / New York Times:
Liberal Bloggers Gather in Las Vegas  —  LAS VEGAS, June 9 — Hundreds of liberal (they'd say progressive) Internet bloggers crawled out of their cybertunnels for face-time and political networking here at the first-ever YearlyKos convention.  —  Named after DailyKos.com …
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.
Discussion: FishBowlDC
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Infiltrating Yearly Kos: Now with photos!  —  Expecting a catharsis of nutroots fury, our man on in the inside faces the terrible truth about YK: it's crushingly boring.  —  But he did catch Wes Clark enjoying the Colonel's secret recipe.  Read on.  —  Panels
 
 
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My Deanship  —  On behalf of the University of Maryland School of Law …
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