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12:30 PM ET, June 22, 2006


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Fox News:
Report: Hundreds of WMDs Found in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — The United States has found 500 chemical weapons in Iraq since 2003, and more weapons of mass destruction are likely to be uncovered, two Republican lawmakers said Wednesday.  —  "We have found weapons of mass destruction in Iraq …
Agence France Presse:
Hundreds of chemical weapons found in Iraq: US intelligence  —  US-led coalition forces in Iraq have found some 500 chemical weapons since the March 2003 invasion, Republican lawmakers said, citing an intelligence report.  —  "Since 2003, Coalition forces have recovered approximately 500 weapons munitions …
Dafna Linzer / Washington Post:
Lawmakers Cite Weapons Found in Iraq  —  Rep. Peter Hoekstra (R-Mich.), chairman of the House intelligence committee, and Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) told reporters yesterday that weapons of mass destruction had in fact been found in Iraq, despite acknowledgments by the White House and the insistence …
Maha / The Mahablog:
The Persistence of Stupid  —  So this morning I crank up the laptop …
Discussion: News Hounds
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Santorum: 500 Chemical-Weapons Shells Found In Iraq (Updated And Bumped)
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Video: Santorum, Hoekstra, McInerney talk WMD on H&C
SeeDubya / JunkYardBlog:
Pentagon-"Not the WMDs We Went to War Over"
Washington Times:
The real Jack Murtha  —  Rep. John Murtha is thinking big thoughts.  Since coming out for an immediate withdrawal from Iraq last year, he has accused Marines of murder "in cold blood" before a preliminary investigation is even complete; accused the military of a cover up over the same incident …
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Rep. Murtha: Pennsylvania's Embarrassment  —  Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa), imagines himself to be the scourge of the hawks in the Bush administration.  Many journalists do, too, because they keep inviting him to appear on talk shows.  —  So why were the targets of Mr. Murtha's wrath doubled …
Discussion: Power Line
Opinion Journal:
The Savages  —  A barbaric enemy disqualified from the Geneva Conventions.  —  The Pentagon yesterday announced the names of seven Marines and a Navy corpsman charged with the April 26 kidnapping and murder of a 52-year-old Iraqi man in the town of Hamdania.
Washington Post:
8 Troops Charged In Death Of Iraqi
Jamie McIntyre / CNN:
8 U.S. troops charged with murder
If Necessary, Strike and Destroy  —  North Korea Cannot Be Allowed to Test This Missile  —  North Korean technicians are reportedly in the final stages of fueling a long-range ballistic missile that some experts estimate can deliver a deadly payload to the United States.
New York Times:
Rallied by Bush, Skittish G.O.P. Now Embraces War as Issue  —  WASHINGTON, June 21 — Just a few weeks ago, some Republicans were openly fretting about the war in Iraq and its effect on their re-election prospects, with particularly vulnerable lawmakers worried that its growing unpopularity was becoming a drag on their campaigns.
Eric Boehlert / The Huffington Post:
The Press Derides Dems on Iraq; The Public Praises Dems on Iraq
Discussion: Blogs for Bush and Washington Post
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Thinking Outside The Blog  —  Judging from the amount of publicity they gleaned, the liberal bloggers who gathered in Las Vegas recently for the first annual YearlyKos convention represent the cutting edge of thinking in the Democratic Party.  —  But the blogs I have scanned are heavier …
Washington Post:
Close Guantanamo?  —  THE MILITARY detention camp at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, has become the focus of global protests against U.S. human rights violations during the war on terrorism.  Images of the hooded, jumpsuited prisoners who were brought there in 2002 still pervade the world's media …
Washington Post:
Iraq Debate Previews Presidential Bids  —  Votes on Senate Proposals for Withdrawal Set for Today  —  Yesterday's lengthy Senate debate over Iraq offered early hints of the 2008 presidential contest, with some potential candidates calling for a rapid drawdown of U.S. troops …
Discussion: A Blog For All
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Senators Begin Debate on Iraq, Visions in Sharp Contrast
Jim Snyder / The Hill:
Report: Boutique fuels do not raise gas prices  —  A draft Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) report contradicts President Bush's suggestion that boutique fuels, designed to cut pollution from cars and trucks, have contributed to higher gasoline prices.  —  While they could complicate …
Discussion: MyDD
Associated Press:
Top court rules against illegal immigrant  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday dealt a blow to some longtime illegal residents, upholding the deportation of a Mexican man who lived in the United States for 20 years.  —  By an 8-1 vote, justices said that Humberto Fernandez-Vargas …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Net Neutrality: Crunch Time  —  It's time to hit the phones, everyone.  I am told that the Senate Commerce Committee will be doing bill mark-up today, and that the net neutrality vote will be pushed off until probably Tuesday.  —  And that we are one vote short at the moment for killing the Stevens bill in the Committee.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Lawmakers' Profits Are Scrutinized  —  House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) made a $2 million profit last year on the sale of land 5 1/2 miles from a highway project that he helped to finance with targeted federal funds.  —  A Republican House member from California, meanwhile …
Discussion: Porkbusters and Think Progress
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White House:
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Rebellion Stalls Extension of Voting Rights Act
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Scott Lindlaw / Associated Press:
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