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1:05 PM ET, June 10, 2006

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Patrick Quinn / Associated Press:
Iraqi claims U.S. GIs beat wounded man  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - An Iraqi man who was one of the first people on the scene of the U.S. airstrike targeting Abu Musab al-Zarqawi said he saw American troops beating a man who had a beard like the al-Qaida leader.  —  The witness, who lives near …
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Craig Whitlock / Washington Post:
Death Could Shake Al-Qaeda In Iraq and Around the World  —  BERLIN, June 9 — The death of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi could mark a turning point for al-Qaeda and the global jihadist movement, according to terrorism analysts and intelligence officials.  —  Until he was killed Wednesday by U.S. forces …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Washington Post:
Zarqawi Did Not Die Instantly, U.S. General Says
Discussion: The Left Coaster, TalkLeft and BBC
David Axe / Defense Tech:
THE TECH THAT TOOK OUT ZARQAWI
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Wizbang
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 …
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New York Times:
Wounds Salved, Clinton Returns to Health Care  —  WASHINGTON, June 9 — No policy issue has bedeviled Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton more than health care.  Ever since the collapse of her proposal for universal coverage in 1994, critics have used the issue as prime evidence in their case that she is …
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Gingrich May Run in 2008 If No Front-Runner Emerges
Discussion: Gay Orbit™
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
UPDATED: Senate Candidate Webb Caught In Bigotry Web  —  Yes, Virginia, in Virginia you should file this one in your Reprehensible Department File: … THEN READ MORE: … True.  And he didn't show him with horns, cutting a pound of flesh from a Christian child, or digging a new Grand Canyon …
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Bob Lewis / Associated Press:   Flier Blasted on Drawing of Jewish Opponent
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:   James Webb Accused of Anti-Semitism in Democratic Primary
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.
Discussion: The Heretik
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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.
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Susan Cornwell / Reuters:
Iraq war foe Murtha eyes Democratic leadership
Patrick Walters / Associated Press:
Councilman asks Geno's to lose 'Speak English' sign  —  PHILADELPHIA -  —  At a City Council meeting Thursday, Councilman Jim Kenney asked Geno's Steaks to take down its sign that says, "This Is AMERICA: WHEN ORDERING SPEAK ENGLISH."  —  That's just the latest example of how an English …
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Gathering Highlights Power of the Blog  —  LAS VEGAS, June 9 — If any more proof were needed of the rising influence of bloggers — at least for the Democratic Party — it could be found here on Friday on the Las Vegas Strip, where the old and new worlds of American politics engaged …
CBC News:
Teacher witnessed transformation of some bomb-plot suspects  —  A Muslim religious leader in Toronto who knows some of those charged in the suspected bomb plot says the young men underwent rapid transformations from normal Canadian teenagers to radicalized introverts.
CNN:
Brown: E-mail shows Bush glad FEMA took Katrina flak  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The former emergency management chief who quit amid widespread criticism over his handling of the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina said he received an e-mail before his resignation stating President Bush was glad …
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.
Guardian:
Secret report brands Muslim police corrupt  —  Fury over internal Met study which says Asians need special training  —  A secret high-level Metropolitan police report has concluded that Muslim officers are more likely to become corrupt than white officers because of their cultural and family backgrounds.
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Actions Speak Louder  —  A deal is only good if both parties adhere to the spirit as well as the letter of the terms.  Within days of announcing that we'd reached a tentative settlement agreement with HFM, the French publishing conglomerate, for their unauthorized use of my photograph …
Discussion: Pundit Review
 
 
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