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4:25 AM ET, May 5, 2007

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Los Angeles Times:
Paris Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in jail  —  Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton today was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation in a reckless-driving case.  —  A Los Angeles judge handed down the sentence after prosecutors contended in a two-hour hearing that Hilton …
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Paris Hilton Sentenced to 45 Days in Jail  —  The Judge was hard on Paris Hilton today, sentencing her to 45 days in the L.A. County Jail for violating probation by driving while her license was suspended. … Paris' defense was a little weak — she said her aides hadn't told her about the driving restriction.
TRex / Firedoglake:   Late Late Nite FDL: The Smirk Stops Here
John Ward Anderson / Washington Post:
Sarkozy No Favorite in Paris Suburbs  —  Harsh Comments During 2005 Riots Still Anger Many in Minority Areas  —  After an 11-year-old boy was killed here two years ago in crossfire between rival gangs, Nicolas Sarkozy, then France's interior minister, came to the underclass neighborhood …
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Waxman to Rice: Step Back  —  Here's the latest volley in the ongoing battle between Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  —  Waxman, the chairman of the House committee on oversight, wrote to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice today to complain …
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New York Times:   U.S. Officials Meet Briefly With Iranians
Rasmussen Reports:
22% Believe Bush Knew About 9/11 Attacks in Advance  —  Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance.  Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Reality-Based Communities  —  Rasmussen has a new poll that measures the paranoia level in America, and unsurprisingly, BDS sufferers exhibit more than almost any group.  When asked the question "Did Bush Know About the 9/11 Attacks in Advance?", almost as many Democrats say Yes as say No (via Memeorandum):
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com
Jennifer Parker / ABCNEWS:
Banned From YouTube?  —  Conservatives Perceive YouTube Bias, Launch New Video-Sharing Site  —  In the new digital media age, damning political videos can have an immediate impact on campaign 2.0, thanks largely to the availability and immediacy of YouTube.
New York Times:
Bush Warns of Vetoes Over Abortion Issue  —  President Bush told Congressional leaders Thursday that he would veto any legislation that weakened federal policies or laws on abortion.  —  In a two-page letter sent to the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid …
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Redstate:
More Thoughts on the Debate  —  A morning after having watched the debate a second time — that's how much I love you people — I stand by my contention that McCain won.  I am even more firm in my conviction that not only did Rudy Giuliani lose, but he imploded.
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Dozens of Heads Were Bowed  —  Let us pray.  —  Let us pray that, on next year's National Day of Prayer, there is better attendance at the "Bible Reading Marathon" on the West Front of the Capitol.  —  Organizers put out 600 folding chairs on the lawn — the spot where presidents are inaugurated …
Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
'D.C. Madam' Client Ready to Testify About Sex  —  Brian Ross Reports:  —  One of the prominent Washington men named as an escort service customer of the so-called "D.C. Madam" is apparently ready to testify he had sex with a woman or women from the madam's now-infamous Pamela Martin and Associates.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Taylor Marsh and CorrenteWire
Daily Mail:
The moment a teenage girl was stoned to death for loving the wrong boy  —  A 17-year-old girl has been stoned to death in Iraq because she loved a teenage boy of the wrong religion.  —  As a horrifying video of the stoning went out on the Internet, the British arm of Amnesty International condemned …
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
REAL CHILD OF HELL:  —  Behold!  Mitt Romney rides a pale horse.  From last night's debate: … Bin Laden is a singular figure, but, you know, fair enough; there will be a successor to bin Laden.  But where might Romney be going with this? … Mitt Romney's War: the total conflation of all Islamist movements.
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Frank Newport / Gallup Poll:
Hillary's Image  —  Public rates Clinton  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton is one of the best-known political personalities in the country, having been in an intense public spotlight for more than 15 years.  Although Clinton has been well-known for some time, opinions of her have shifted considerably as the years have gone by.
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Real Cities:
Clinton joins effort to revoke war authorization
Discussion: The Swamp
Bill Torpy / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Two months before fatal drug raid, Atlanta cops encountered another elderly woman with a gun  —  Two months and a day before Kathryn Johnston, there was Frances Thompson.  —  The 80-year-old Thompson was in her bedroom the afternoon of Sept. 20, when she heard a terrible crash and shouting.
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Fred Attewill / Daily Mail:
Man widowed after his goat 'wife' chokes to death  —  A Sudanese man who married a goat was in mourning today after his wife died when she swallowed a plastic bag.  —  Charles Tombe shot to fame last year when he tied the knot with Rose.  —  A court ordered him to marry the beast …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Ezra Klein:
Under 21 Softcore Porn!  —  That should jack up the Google hits.  And this should disappoint those who follow the links!  Garance has a very provocative op-ed on Girls Gone Wild in today's Wall Street Journal.  In it, she argues that: … The digital revolution, of course …
Discussion: Eschaton
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William Glaberson / New York Times:
Many Detainees at Guantánamo Rebuff Lawyers  —  Many of the detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, are no longer cooperating with their lawyers, adding a largely invisible struggle between the lawyers and their own clients to the legal battle over the Bush administration's detention policies.
Discussion: TalkLeft
 
 
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HUFFINGTON POST WIRES
Rick Perlstein / commonsense.ourfuture.org:
The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page says Democrats should be embarrassed...
Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
NFP: 88k (and I don't believe even that)
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Tom Curry / MSNBC:
Giuliani gambles on abortion stance
Neely Tucker / Washington Post:
The Colorful Case of A Well-Named Lawyer