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8:25 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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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.
Associated Press:   Zarqawi Lived Briefly After Attack
New York Times:
Death of a Terrorist
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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Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Specter ready to force showdown
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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Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
The protein wisdom interview: Abu Musab al-Zarqawi  —  Ahmad Fadheel Nazaal al-Khalaylah ("Abu Musab al-Zarqawi" is his nom de guerre) was born in Zarqa, Jordan in October 1966.  He came from a large family belonging to the trans-Jordanian Bani Hassan tribe, which is known for its loyalty to the royal Hashemite family.
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Baltimore Sun:
TV stations, Web sites exercise little restraint
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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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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: towleroad and Blue Crab Boulevard
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.
Marc Kaufman / Washington Post:
FDA Approves Vaccine That Should Prevent Most Cervical Cancers  —  In what officials called a major public health breakthrough, the Food and Drug Administration yesterday approved the first vaccine developed to protect women against cervical cancer.  —  The vaccine, which works by building immunity …
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
Time:
Ann Coulter Fires Back  —  In an interview with TIME's John Cloud, the conservative author responds to the conflagration over her criticism of 9/11 widows  —  Ann Coulter's new book, Godless: The Church of Liberalism, has just been published by Crown Forum.
Weekly Standard:
Zarqawi and His Role Model  —  HISTORY NEVER REPEATS ITSELF precisely, but it often rhymes.  Coalition forces killed Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in a safe house just outside Baghdad.  More than 800 years earlier, the life of Zarqawi's role model, Nur ad-Din Zanki (1118-1174), came to an end in Damascus …
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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