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6:35 PM ET, May 8, 2007


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The Star-Ledger /
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Terrorist plot in Cherry Hill, NJ; illegal aliens among alleged plotters; a John Doe turned them in; press conference at 2:30pm Eastern;  —  Fort Dix has been a refuge for ethnic Albanians  —  Soldiers at Fort Dix: Targeted by jihadists  —  The Philadelphia Inquirer reports …
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.
Washington Post:
Fort Dix Soldiers Targets of Plot  —  Federal Authorities Arrest Six Men in N.J. for Allegedly Planning to Storm Base  —  Federal authorities have arrested six New Jersey men for allegedly plotting an attack against the Fort Dix military base, federal officials said today.
The Smoking Gun:
Fort Dix Terror Plot Foiled
John Shiffman /
Murder assault on Fort Dix 'very easy' says plotter
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Republican quotes KKK founder on House floor  —  Roll Call reports today that a House Republican delivered a foreign policy speech yesterday in which he quoted Nathan Bedford Forrest, founder of the KKK. … "Controversial figure" doesn't quite cut it.  Most lists of the worst Americans …
Think Progress:
Rep. Poe Quotes Ku Klux Klan Grand Wizard On House Floor  —  Yesterday on the House floor, Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) argued that the United States needs to immediately authorize funds for the war in Iraq.  "Congress needs to quit talking about supporting the troops and put money where our mouths seem to be," said Poe.
Discussion: Firedoglake
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Glass Houses, Sheet-Covered Stones, Etc
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Clinton Solidifies Lead Among Democrats, Giuliani Still Tops GOP Field  —  Clinton favorable rating back to 50%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A new USA Today/Gallup poll finds Hillary Clinton solidifying her lead over Barack Obama and the rest of the field for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination …
Mara Liasson / NPR:
Poll: Voters Down on GOP, Impatient with Congress  —  · As the Democratic Congress and the Republican president struggle to come to some kind of compromise on Iraq and other issues, the political environment outside the Beltway continues to be as polarized as ever.
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.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Bush Diplomacy On The March
New York Times:
Chevron Seen Settling Case on Iraq Oil  —  Chevron, the second-largest American oil company, is preparing to acknowledge that it should have known kickbacks were being paid to Saddam Hussein on oil it bought from Iraq as part of a defunct United Nations program, according to investigators.
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.
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.
Avni Patel Reports / The Blotter:
18 Big GOP Donors Dine With the Queen  —  Avni Patel Reports:  —  An Arizona car dealer, an interior designer and a former Enron executive were among the 18 major Republican donors invited to the dine with the Queen of England, along with celebrities, members of Congress and Bush administration officials …
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Oh, man.  The GOP has a new hit out on Nancy Pelosi that's …
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We are opening the House
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Iranian Weapons. American Lives.
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Turkish-Kurdish Dispute Tests U.S. Strategic Alliances
Ali Eteraz:
No More Partisanship
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The Princeton Human Rights Film Festival
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
House Democrats May Seek Short-Term Financing of War
Discussion: Hot Air and AMERICAblog
Digby / Hullabaloo:
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Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Troops at Baghdad Outposts Seek Safety in Fortifications