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1:35 AM ET, May 3, 2007

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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.
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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 …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
New Army Rules Could Kill G.I. Blogs (Maybe E-mail, Too)
David Espo / Associated Press:
Bush's veto survives House challenge  —  WASHINGTON - Congress failed to override President Bush's veto of legislation requiring the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq on Wednesday, a defeat for anti-war Democrats that triggered immediate talks on a new measure to fund the conflict.
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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 …
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
"LAWFUL INCEST MAY BE ON THE WAY" — BUT IT'S ALREADY HERE!
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 …
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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 …
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Mike Gangloff / The Roanoke Times:
Radio stations report little outcry about Boortz
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 …
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."
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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.
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.
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Here we go again
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.
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.
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.
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.
Associated Press:
Feds Accuse Alabama Militia of Planning Machine-Gun Attack on Mexicans  —  BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Five members of a self-styled Alabama militia were denied bond Tuesday after a federal agent testified they planned a machine-gun attack on Mexicans.  A sixth man accused of having weapons …
Discussion: Sadly, No! and Majikthise
CBS News:
Study: 1 In 4 Kids Go Without Health Care  —  CBS News Has Learned Researchers Found Bigger Health Care Gap Than Thought For Children  —  (CBS) Some uninsured children of the working poor don't go to the doctor's office; it comes to them.  —  They make too much for Medicaid but not enough to have their own insurance.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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 …
 
 
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AMERICAblog:
Turkey's political intrigue
Discussion: New York Times and The Agonist
Jonathan Singer / MyDD:
Edwards: War on Terror "is a Political Frame and Political Rhetoric"
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?
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Mahablog
Johnathan Pearce / Samizdata.net:
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
Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
The Republicans Don't Even Want to Win This War
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Trust me, you've never heard anything quite like Rudy Giuliani's rant about ferrets.
Discussion: theGarance.com
 Earlier Items: 
Mark Oppenheimer / The Huffington Post:
Hitchens' Glaring Error
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
D.C. Lawyer Demands ABC News Keep His Client Secret
George W. Bush / White House:
Message to the House of Representatives
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The right's explicit and candid rejection of "the rule of law"
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Rice Meets with Iraq's Prime Minister on Eve of Conference