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6:35 PM ET, May 28, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Right-wing blogger geniuses expose another journalistic fraud!  —  The genius investigators in the right-wing blogosphere — who serve as our Watchdogs over the Corrupt "MSM" — made a major, major discovery this weekend.  Last Wednesday, former CIA agent Larry Johnson published a Memo …
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IraqSlogger.com:
That Disputed Food Supply Memo: It's Legit  —  It's a Fraud, and You're Busted; Oh, Wait, Oops; Headline: Food Problem Solved  —  The appearance of this leaked "Staff Memo" on IraqSlogger and elsewhere last week prompted a flurry of questions and doubts about the authenticity of the memo.
Gov. Bill Richardson / MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for May 27, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Our Meet the Candidates 2008 series continues.  An exclusive interview with Democrat Bill Richardson.  He is now in his fifth year as governor of New Mexico.  He was United States congressman …
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Associated Press:
U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze  —  BAGHDAD - The United States and Iran broke a 27-year diplomatic freeze Monday with a four-hour meeting about Iraqi security.  The American envoy said there was broad policy agreement, but that Iran must stop arming and financing militants who are attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces.
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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John Ward Anderson / Washington Post:
U.S., Iran Meet to Discuss Iraq Security
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
In Rare Talks, U.S. and Iran Discuss Iraq
Discussion: Brian Beutler
BBC:
Wolfowitz blames media for exit  —  The outgoing president of the World Bank, Paul Wolfowitz, has told the BBC an "overheated" atmosphere at the bank and in the media forced him to resign.  —  Mr Wolfowitz stood down after a scandal over his role in winning a new pay and promotion package for his girlfriend.
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Tim Montgomerie / Britain and America:   British media could swing the next US election
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony-Winning Comic Actor, Dies at 76  —  Charles Nelson Reilly, who acted and directed on Broadway but came to be best known for his campy television appearances on talk shows and "Match Game," died on Friday in Los Angeles.  He was 76 and lived in Beverly Hills, Calif.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and TV Squad
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Danny Miller / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:   Laughing with Charles Nelson Reilly
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Not to See the Fallen Is No Favor  —  On this Memorial Day, thousands of United States men and women are engaged in untold acts of bravery and drudgery on behalf of what our leaders have defined as vital American interests in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Gateway Pundit:
CHAVEZ FORCES CLASH WITH DEMOCRACY PROTESTERS!  —  Venezuala continues its descent into hell.  —  ** The Jungle Hut is following the clashes from Venezuala.  —  ** Globovision has photos from the crackdown by the regime.  —  ** Venezuela News and Views- Even in San Felipe we are hearing sirens and pot banging!
CindySheehan / Daily Kos:
"Good Riddance Attention Whore"  —  I have endured a lot of smear and hatred since Casey was killed and especially since I became the so-called "Face" of the American anti-war movement.  Especially since I renounced any tie I have remaining with the Democratic Party, I have been further trashed on such …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Memorial Day 2007: Lend A Hand  —  Taps at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington seemed awfully appropriate for Memorial Day today.  It is a mournful song, and that suits my mood this morning to a tee.  —  I went back to an older post that quoted a letter from Kevin Tillman, and it ticked me off all over again in the read.
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Why Soldiers Back Home Seldom Speak of War: Woman Veteran Nails It.  Memorial Day 2007  —  You hear it a lot: Men and women soldiers went to war.  When they came home, they would not often speak of what they'd done and seen.  —  Many in media have tried to lionize entire generations of vets …
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest and most efficient way to combat cataclysmic climate change.  —  IF YOU HAVE KIDS, take them to the beach.  They should enjoy it while it lasts, because there's a chance that within their lifetimes California's beaches will vanish under the waves.
National Review:
Photo of the Day  —  is from earlier this year.  —  Via the Tennessean :
Turkishdailynews Headlines:
'Turkish tanks cannot cross into northern Iraq'  —  Amid ongoing domestic debates focusing on the likelihood of a military incursion by Turkey into northern Iraq to stop infiltrations by PKK terrorists, a senior Iraqi Kurdish official says the world will not allow such an action …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Memorial Day.  —  Picture source explained.  More here.  Memorial Day always makes me think of my parents, who are both dead, not that they died in a war, but they did meet in the Army, during WWII.  —  My first Memorial Day post:
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
White House:
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you, all.  Secretary England, members of the Cabinet, General Pace, members of Congress, members of the United States military, veterans, families of the fallen, our fellow citizens: Welcome.
Discussion: Don Surber
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
When terror 'seeps out' of Iraq  —  The good news is there appears to be something of an "exodus" of terrorists leaving Iraq.  The bad news is they're leaving because they've finished their training and are now prepared to wreak havoc elsewhere. … Most of the White House's Iraq rhetoric …
Donald Hudson Jr / NiemanWatchdog.org:
A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here?  —  After watching his roommate fatally wounded in a roadside bombing, an Army private wonders why the lives of good men are being lost when the Iraqis pose no threat to us and don't want us there.  —  donaldchudsonjr@yahoo.com
 
 
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Simon Kearney / The Australian:
Anti-Islamic writer stirs hatred, Muslims warn
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
SO MY MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITY WAS GIVING BLOOD: I missed the blood drive …
Ezra Klein:
Data A Blogger!  —  The New York Times reports on the high circulations …
Discussion: New York Times and Unfogged
Maurice Possley / Chicago Tribune:
Exonerated by DNA, guilty in official's eyes
Discussion: TalkLeft and Norwegianity
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
If You're Reading This Blog Today...
San Francisco Chronicle:
Thorn in the side of GOP says he's just doing his job
Janet Hook / Los Angeles Times:
John Edwards' populism is a risky bet
Steve Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
Family crossed the border to success
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PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS
Atrios / Eschaton:
We Must Be Able To Do Something
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack becomes key player in Clinton campaign
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Wealthy Enclave Offers Windfall for Candidates
Jules Crittenden:
Memorial Day on the Ground  —  A quick glance around, UPDATED:
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: Trust and Betrayal