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7:15 AM ET, June 10, 2006

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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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Ned Parker / Times of London:
Al-Zarqawi spoke, then died as US medics tried to save him  —  IRAQI police discovered Abu Musab al-Zarqawi alive in the rubble of his bombed safe house, then watched him try to roll off a stretcher before dying, it emerged yesterday.  —  Announcing his death, US officials said on Thursday …
Patrick Quinn / Associated Press:
A Dying Al-Zarqawi Tried to Get Away  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) - Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could barely speak, but he struggled and tried to get away from American soldiers as he lay dying on a stretcher in the ruins of his hideout.  —  The U.S. forces recognized his face, and knew they had the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
ZARQAWI SURVIVED STRIKE; PRESS CORPS SUSPECTS FOUL PLAY  —  General William Caldwell told a press conference this morning that Musab al-Zarqawi survived the bombing of this safe house, at least briefly, and was still alive when the first U.S. and Iraqi forces arrived on the scene.
Discussion: TigerHawk and Gateway Pundit
Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
Iraq war foe Murtha eyes Democratic leadership  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rep. John Murtha, an outspoken opponent of the war in Iraq, unexpectedly announced on Friday he will run for the No. 2 leadership post in the U.S. House of Representatives if Democrats regain control of that chamber in elections this fall.
Discussion: GOP Bloggers and Iowa Voice
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Iraq War Critic Surprises Democrats  —  Murtha Says He Will Run for Majority Leader if Party Wins  —  Rep. John P. Murtha (Pa.), one of the Democrats' leading antiwar voices, startled his political colleagues yesterday by announcing he would seek a senior leadership position if the Democrats win control of the House in November.
Discussion: the talking dog
Geoff Cumming / New Zealand Herald:
Pilot with 9/11 links found in NZ  —  EXCLUSIVE - A Saudi Arabian linked to one of the September 11 hijackers spent four months in New Zealand before being expelled as a national security risk.  —  The United States-qualified pilot, Rayed Mohammed Abdullah Ali, was admitted to New Zealand …
Monte Whaley / Denver Post:
Poop prank has Musgrave staff fuming  —  A UNC emeritus professor is charged with returning the congresswoman's mailer - with interest.  —  A former professor of French at the University of Northern Colorado has been cited for allegedly making a special delivery to U.S. Rep. Marilyn Musgrave that reeked of political partisanship.
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Aftenposten:
Record meteorite hit Norway  —  As Wednesday morning dawned, northern Norway was hit with an impact comparable to the atomic bomb used on Hiroshima.  —  At around 2:05 a.m. on Wednesday, residents of the northern part of Troms and the western areas of Finnmark could clearly see a ball …
Dafydd / Big Lizards:
Battered Conservative Syndrome: Defending Ann  —  All right, folks; put on your manly gowns, gird up your loins, and go tell the Spartans: I'm about to defend Ann Coulter.  And not by sweeping her words under the rug and blubbering "but she's a good girl in spite of the horrid things she says!"
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Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
9/11 Commissioner Criticizes Coulter  —  A member of the Sept. 11 commission on Friday lashed out at conservative pundit Ann Coulter for a "hate-filled attack" in saying the widows whose husbands died in the World Trade Center used the deaths for their own political gain.
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Gingrich May Run in 2008 If No Front-Runner Emerges  —  Former House speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) expects to run for president in 2008 if the contest for the Republican nomination still seems wide open late next year, he said yesterday.  —  In remarks that were critical of both parties' recent performance …
Ana Marie Cox / Time:
Are Left-leaning Bloggers Ready for Their Close-up?  —  Dispatch: Inside the Yearly Kos fest in Las Vegas, progressives get lessons in going mainstream  —  Las Vegas has a slightly tinny feel, a bitter metallic tang that stems partially from the heat, partially from the over-oxygenated air …
Kenneth R. Timmerman / NewsMax.com:
Judge Dismisses Khobar Towers Case Against Iran  —  WASHINGTON — A magistrate judge in the District Court of Washington, D.C. has dismissed a lawsuit by the survivors and families of victims of the June 25, 1996 Khobar Towers bombing in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, that sought millions of dollars …
BBC:
Defeat for net neutrality backers  —  US politicians have rejected attempts to enshrine the principle of net neutrality in legislation.  —  Some fear the decision will mean net providers start deciding on behalf of customers which websites and services they can visit and use.
Discussion: The Sideshow
Sweetness & Light:
Time's "Corrections" About Haditha  —  This is a now all too familiar pattern with our one party media.  —  The following "corrections" have been added to the very bottom of Time's two blockbuster exclusives on Haditha in their current online versions:
Michael Horsnell / Times of London:
Family's fears at East London terror protest  —  Muslims demonstrated outside an East London police station today against last week's anti-terror raid by armed officers.  —  In a sometimes tense stand-off, about 100 protestors were heavily outnumbered by police as fundamentalists waved placards …
Discussion: lgf and Stop The ACLU
 
 
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
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The Left and the Death of Zarqawi