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6:30 PM ET, May 7, 2007


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Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Newspaper Suicide: The Star Tribune Kills Lileks' Column  —  Let's see.  Your circulation is crashing.  The value of your paper has plummeted.  Everyone in the industry recognizes that the the future is online, and most realize that the byline has become the brand and that writers …
Nancy /
A bleat.  —  I wasn't going to write anything about James Lileks', er, sudden change of assignment.  I mean, talk about your inside baseball.  But reading about the right-wing blog star / Minneapolis Star Tribune "humor" columnist's predicament — abruptly told the paper had other plans for his FTE …
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Star Tribune to reduce its workforce  —  The company's plan called for the reduction of about 145 employees across the company, primarily through voluntary buyouts.  —  The Star Tribune announced plans Monday to reduce its workforce by about 145 employees across the company, primarily through voluntary buyouts.
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
A Three Hour Rant Re: Lileks
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
KCBS - KCBS All News 740 AM:
Iraq War Hampers Kansas Cleanup  —  GREENSBURG, Kan. (AP) — The rebuilding effort in tornado-ravaged Greensburg, Kansas, likely will be hampered because some much-needed equipment is in Iraq, said that state's governor.  —  Governor Kathleen Sebelius said much of the National Guard equipment …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Sebelius: Iraq War Is Slowing National Guard's Tornado Response  —  Over the weekend, tornadoes touched down in six southwest Kansas counties, devastating the small town of Greensburg.  At least eight people died and a Greensburg administrator "estimated that 95 percent of the town of 1500 was destroyed by Friday's tornado."
Associated Press:
Backpack blast near Vegas casino kills 1  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) — A backpack exploded in a parking garage attached to a Las Vegas hotel early Monday, killing a man who had picked it up and injuring another person, authorities said.  —  The man had removed the backpack from atop his car …
Daily Mail:
Sarkozy's election victory marred by riots  —  Street violence took some of the shine off victory in the French elections for new president Nicolas Sarkozy.  —  Far-left activists had running battles with police across France as 270 people were taken in for questioning and 367 parked vehicles were torched
Discussion: Redstate and Clayton Cramer's BLOG
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:   L'Giuliani, C'est Moi
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
L'Adulte  —  Can Sarkozy reform France?  —  Conservative …
Rob Bluey / Bluey Blog:
Queen Elizabeth Visits the White House  —  I spent the morning with 7,000 of my closest friends for Queen Elizabeth's arrival at the White House.  It was a beautiful day in Washington, perfectly suited for the British royal family to visit President Bush and First Lady Laura Bush.
Desmond Butler / Associated Press:
Queen Elizabeth welcomed at White House
Discussion: Shakesville
Tim Shorrock / Salon:
George Tenet cashes in on Iraq  —  If you go by the book jacket of his new memoir, "At the Center of the Storm," George Tenet is enjoying the life of a retired government servant teaching at Georgetown University, where he was appointed to the faculty in 2004.
Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
The Seven Year Which???  —  Romney this weekend: … And how gullible and provincial from presidential candidates of the past.  But didn't Romney go to France for his mission?  Think some sweet gamin spun this whole "seven year hitch" fable as an elaborate practical joke?
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Zombies  —  More people talking out of their asses about the political blogosphere: … I'll repeat what I said for the benefit of Wee Tucker, from the 2006 Blogads readership survey: … I don't know what it's going to take to kill the "teenagers in their pajamas" stereotype but I suppose I should be grateful.
Discussion: Seeing the Forest
Today our Revolution begins.  Tomorrow we fight.  —  Over the past few years, I've been living and breathing the technology + politics Revolution.  I've worked on House and Senate campaigns, and also in House and Senate official offices.  And, of course, I've always volunteered for Republican campaigns.
Discussion: the david all group
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
Whistle-Blower on Student Aid Is Vindicated  —  WASHINGTON — When Jon Oberg, a Department of Education researcher, warned in 2003 that student lending companies were improperly collecting hundreds of millions in federal subsidies and suggested how to correct the problem, his supervisor told him to work on something else.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
A Mini-Interview With Angela McGlowan, Author Of Bamboozled  —  On Friday, I did a phone interview with Angela McGlowan to discuss her new book, Bamboozled: How Americans are being Exploited by the Lies of the Liberal Agenda.  What follows is an edited transcript of our conversation.
Damon Darlin / New York Times:
Journalists Intend to Sue Hewlett-Packard Over Surveillance  —  In an unusual step for the news media, three journalists whose private phone records were scrutinized by investigators working for Hewlett-Packard intend to sue the company for invasion of privacy.
Discussion: and Public Eye
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David Mills / The Huffington Post:
David Horowitz Shuns a Race-Baiter
Amanda / Think Progress:
Lou Dobbs Becomes Lifetime Member Of Hispanic Journalists Association
New York Times:
Giuliani, Speaking at the Citadel, Calls for a Bigger Army
Bill Allison / Sunlight Foundation blogs:
Reporting a Possibility of Impropriety as Actual
Editor and Publisher:
Editorial Demands Grow for U.S. Pullout of Iraq
Frank Pasquale / Concurring Opinions:
"Split-the-Difference-ism:" Journalistic Heuristic for Credibility
Collateral Disasters  —  In Afghanistan's lopsided ethos …
Discussion: ParaPundit
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Suppose a billionaire megalomaniac and avowed GOP partisan …
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
The Loyalty Enforcer  —  The role of Monica Goodling …
John Schwartz / New York Times:
Critic Says Levee Repairs Show Signs of Flaws
Discussion: Facing South and First Draft
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Methods Used by Insurers Are Questioned
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Brit Hume is a "journalist"; Keith Olbermann is "partisan"
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Panel to Find That Wolfowitz Broke Rules, Officials Say
Associated Press:
Al Qaeda Video Mocks Bush, Withdrawal Bill
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
California Gains Clout With Earlier Primary
Michael Portillo / Times of London:
Having large families 'is an eco-crime'