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11:35 PM ET, May 2, 2007


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Noah Shachtman / Wired News:
Army Squeezes Soldier Blogs, Maybe to Death  —  The U.S. Army has ordered soldiers to stop posting to blogs or sending personal e-mail messages, without first clearing the content with a superior officer, Wired News has learned.  The directive, issued April 19, is the sharpest restriction …
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
THE END OF MILITARY BLOGGING  —  The most excellent Noah Shachtman of Wired's Danger Room has a great article with lots of milblogger reaction to the new OPSEC regulations that will end military blogging as we know it.  Yes, that's right - the end of soldier blogging from the war zones.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
New Army Rules Could Kill G.I. Blogs (Maybe E-mail, Too)
Associated Press:
House fails to override Bush's veto of Iraq bill  —  222-203 vote falls far short of the two-thirds majority Democrats sought  —  The Democratic-controlled House failed Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of an Iraqi war spending bill with timetables for troop withdrawals.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Parsing the Polls: No Room For Compromise on Iraq
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Bush, Democrats to meet today on Iraq
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Lawful incest may be on its way  —  WHEN THE BBC invited me onto one of its talk shows recently to talk about the day's hot topic — legalizing adult incest — I thought of Rick Santorum.  —  Back in 2003, as the Supreme Court was preparing to rule in Lawrence v. Texas …
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Discussion: The Debate Link
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Dodd Throws a Punch  —  Following the flap over David Geffen's comments, all of the Democrats running for president resorted to playing nice publicly.  —  Until now.  —  Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) just released a statement taking former Sen. John Edwards to task for his new ads …
Sen. Russ Feingold / The Huffington Post:
After the Veto  —  The ink on the President's veto is barely dry, and already, a lot of Washington insiders - including some Democrats — are saying Congress should just give in to the President.  Never mind how hard people have pushed to bring Congress to this point, when we are finally standing …
Willard Hotel / White House:
President Bush Discusses War on Terror, Economy with Associated General Contractors of America  —  Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all; please be seated.  Steve, unlike you, I have trouble finding the front end of a front-end loader.  (Laughter.)  Thanks for having me.
David Grant / The Latest from the Collegiate Times:
WFNR considers pulling Boortz  —  Scott Stevens knew Neal Boortz was a "hate monger."  But he had only received a single, generic complaint about Boortz's remarks regarding the shootings at Virginia Tech.  Now, Stevens says WFNR AM 710 in Pulaski will strongly consider pulling Boortz …
Discussion: The Roanoke Times
Mike Gangloff / The Roanoke Times:
Radio stations report little outcry about Boortz
Think Progress:
Rep. Shimkus: Iraq War Is Like 'My Beloved St. Louis Cardinals' Facing 'The Cubbies'  —  Today on the House floor, Rep. John Shimkus (R-IL) compared the war in Iraq to a Major League Baseball feud, asking fellow members of Congress to "Imagine my beloved St. Louis Cardinals are playing the much despised Chicago Cubs."
Jon Soltz / The Huffington Post:   There's No Dying In Baseball
Jane Perlez / New York Times:
U.S. Seeks Closing of Visa Loophole for Britons  —  Omar Khyam, the ringleader of the thwarted London bomb plot who was sentenced to life imprisonment on Monday, showed the potential for disaffected young men to be lured as terrorists, a threat that British officials said they would have to contend with for a generation.
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Rice Meets with Iraq's Prime Minister on Eve of Conference  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice met here with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki Wednesday afternoon, on the eve of a crucial two-day gathering at this Red Sea resort that the Bush administration hopes will convince Iraq's neighbors …
James Risen / New York Times:
Administration Pulls Back on Surveillance Agreement  —  Senior Bush administration officials told Congress on Tuesday that they could not pledge that the administration would continue to seek warrants from a secret court for a domestic wiretapping program, as it agreed to do in January.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Here we go again
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Leahy issues subpoena for Rove e-mails  —  Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) issued a subpoena Wednesday for all e-mails from White House adviser Karl Rove that relate to the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.  —  "Attached please find a subpoena compelling the Department …
Alan Schwarz / New York Times:
Study of N.B.A. Sees Racial Bias in Calling Fouls  —  An academic study of the National Basketball Association, whose playoffs continue tonight, suggests that a racial bias found in other parts of American society has existed on the basketball court as well.
Rick Weiss / Washington Post:
Millions Of Chickens Fed Tainted Pet Food  —  At least 2.5 million broiler chickens from an Indiana producer were fed pet food scraps contaminated with the chemical melamine and subsequently sold for human consumption, federal health officials reported yesterday.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
24 For Kids  —  Ann Coulter: set your Tivo.  Money quote: … That's a strong "enhanced" message.  Just like Mr Tenet says.
Tim Arango / Fortune:
Imus won't go quietly  —  The talk show host has hired a top First Amendment lawyer, and an unusual clause in his contract could give him a $40 million payday, writes Fortune's Tim Arango.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — Don Imus, the tousled and acerbic radio host whose racial remarks engendered …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Fred Thompson: MoveOn, Reid Are Taking 'Extremist Positions And Doing Extremist Things'  —  Last night on Hannity & Colmes, former Sen. Fred Thompson (R-TN) claimed that congressional leaders are "adhering, to the extent they can, to the most left-wing element of their base.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The right's explicit and candid rejection of "the rule of law"  —  (updated below)  —  The Wall St. Journal online has today published a lengthy and truly astonishing article by Harvard Government Professor Harvey Mansfield, which expressly argues that the power of the President is greater than "the rule of law."
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Media Matters for America:
Schlussel claimed Media Matters is "Nazi-funded"
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Debbie Schlussel:
Bombs Away: Hmmm . . . What's His Name & Religion?
Associated Press:
Feds Accuse Alabama Militia of Planning Machine-Gun Attack on Mexicans
Discussion: Majikthise
Johnathan Pearce /
The oddness of Sharia capitalism and rules against usury
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Evan Kohlmann / Counterterrorism Blog:
More Cracks Emerging in Al-Qaida's "Islamic State of Iraq"
Discussion: Abu Aardvark
Ronald Reagan on Sandra Day O'Connor
Discussion: Washington Post and SCOTUSblog
Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
The Republicans Don't Even Want to Win This War
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Trust me, you've never heard anything quite like Rudy Giuliani's rant about ferrets.
Mark Oppenheimer / The Huffington Post:
Hitchens' Glaring Error
Ross Douthat:
Republicans In Fiction  —  Earlier this year, Ben Nugent wondered …
Discussion: Eunomia and alicublog
George W. Bush / White House:
Message to the House of Representatives