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11:20 AM ET, May 8, 2007

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The Star-Ledger / NJ.com:
6 arrested in plot to kill soldiers at Fort Dix  —  Federal investigators last night arrested six Islamic radicals who were planning a heavily armed attack against soldiers at Fort Dix as part of a jihad against America, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.
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Associated Press:
Six Arrested in Alleged Fort Dix Murder Plot  —  MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. — Six nationals of the former Yugoslavia were arrested on charges they plotted to attack the Fort Dix Army base and "kill as many soldiers as possible," federal authorities said Tuesday.  —  The six were scheduled to appear …
Discussion: Media Blog
WNBC:
Six Arrests In Alleged Terror Plot To Kill N.J. Soldiers  —  NEW YORK — Six men from New Jersey have been arrested in an alleged terror plot against soldiers at Fort Dix, according investigators.  —  Investigators said the men planned to use automatic rifles to enter Fort Dix and kill as many soldiers as they could at the N.J. base.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Confederate Yankee:
Six Arrested in New Jersey Islamic Terror Plot  —  Via WNBC.com: … According to WPVI, the six men attempted to purchase fully automatic AK-47s from an arms dealer working with the FBI.  WABC describes the six men as all being ethnic Albanians.  Their immigration status was not clear from news accounts.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: Feds bust six in NJ plot to murder troops at Fort Dix; Update: At least three are illegal aliens  —  No word yet on whether they're freelance or part of a cell, but there's a presser scheduled for this afternoon at 2:30. … Standby for updates.  —  Update: The article originally described …
ABCNEWS:   Six Arrested in Plot to Storm N.J. Army Base
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
World Bank Panel Finds Wolfowitz at Fault; Aide Resigns  —  A committee of World Bank directors has formally notified Paul D. Wolfowitz that they found him to be guilty of a conflict of interest in arranging for a pay raise and promotion for Shaha Ali Riza, his companion, in 2005.
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Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Deal Is Offered for Chief's Exit at World Bank  —  Leading governments of Europe, mounting a new campaign to push Paul D. Wolfowitz from his job as World Bank president, signaled Monday that they were willing to let the United States choose the bank's next chief, but only if Mr. Wolfowitz stepped down soon, European officials said.
Washington Post:
September Could Be Key Deadline in War  —  Lawmakers Call for Proof of Progress by Fall  —  Congressional leaders from both political parties are giving President Bush a matter of months to prove that the Iraq war effort has turned a corner, with September looking increasingly like a decisive deadline.
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
SIX MONTHS....No more Friedmans after September?
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Michael Barone / Opinion Journal:
The Realignment of America  —  The native-born are leaving "hip" cities for the heartland.  —  In 1950, when I was in kindergarten in Detroit, the city had a population of (rounded off) 1,850,000.  Today the latest census estimate for Detroit is 886,000, less than half as many.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Flight To Flyover Country
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
Sarkozy Sets a New Course for Relations With U.S.  —  Two days before the first round of the presidential election last month, Nicolas Sarkozy donned a red checked shirt, jeans and cowboy boots, mounted a small white horse named Universe and rode around the Camargue country in France's deep south.
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Washington Post:
Comparison To Clinton Is Dismissed  —  French Counterpart Lacked Substance, Senator's Camp Says  —  There was a time when advisers to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) looked abroad for proof that women can get elected to a top leadership role in the modern world: Margaret Thatcher …
Discussion: Don Surber and JammieWearingFool
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Nic Robertson / CNN:
Sunni demand could unravel Iraqi government … BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — Iraq's top Sunni official has set a deadline of next week for pulling his entire bloc out of the government — a potentially devastating blow to reconciliation efforts within Iraq.  He also said he turned down an offer …
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:   IRAQI POLITICAL UPDATE....Remember the Iraqi constitution …
William Lowther / Daily Mail:
Blundering Bush makes ANOTHER gaffe as he winks at the Queen  —  When you've just made it sound like the Queen is more than 200 years old, there may be a few ways of recovering from the gaffe.  —  But turning to her and giving her a sly wink is probably not included in any book of royal etiquette.
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Let Down by Fred Thompson  —  NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. — "Will he announce?" asked the Lincoln Club of Orange County's publication in preparation for Fred Thompson's appearance at the organization's 45th annual dinner here Friday night.  A rumor, totally unfounded, ran rampant before his speech …
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Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
50 Years Later, Little Rock Can't Escape Race  —  LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Fifty years after the epic desegregation struggle at Central High School, the school district here is still riven by racial conflict, casting a pall on this year's ambitious commemorative efforts.
Discussion: The Buck Stops Here and The Corner
 
 
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