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5:00 PM ET, May 28, 2007

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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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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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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
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops  —  ARLINGTON, Va. - President Bush on Monday honored U.S. troops who have fought and died for freedom and expressed his steely resolve to succeed in the war in Iraq.  "As before in our history, Americans find ourselves under attack and underestimated," he said.
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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
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!
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.
National Review:
Photo of the Day  —  is from earlier this year.  —  Via the Tennessean :
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.
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 …
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.
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack becomes key player in Clinton campaign  —  Aides say the efforts seem to be tied to a possible role of running mate.  —  Sioux Center, Ia.  - Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack has assumed a role in Sen. Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign unlike any of the New York Democrat's other national advisers.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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 …
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
If You're Reading This Blog Today...  ... you can thank a veteran, either one who gave his life in service to his country, or one who gave his youth and health.  America has never lacked for heroes, men and women who exemplify patriotism, honor, duty, and sacrifice.
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural  —  The e-mail came from the next room.  —  "You gotta see this!"  Jorge Moll had written.  Moll and Jordan Grafman, neuroscientists at the National Institutes of Health, had been scanning the brains of volunteers as they were asked …
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
 
 
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Maurice Possley / Chicago Tribune:
Exonerated by DNA, guilty in official's eyes
Discussion: TalkLeft and Norwegianity
White House:
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
Reuters:
Venezuela replaces opposition TV with state network
Discussion: Fausta's blog
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
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Memorial Day.  —  Picture source explained.  More here.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Steve Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
Family crossed the border to success
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS
 Earlier Items: 
Atrios / Eschaton:
We Must Be Able To Do Something
Andrew G. Bostom / American Thinker:
Ignorance, Cognitive Dissonance, and al-Sadr
Discussion: Power Line and Atlas Shrugs
Hiroko Tabuchi / Associated Press:
Japan official hangs self amid scandal
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Another Top Bush Aide Makes an Exit
Discussion: Greatscat!
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Silence Speaks Volumes at Intersection of Views on Iraq War
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Wealthy Enclave Offers Windfall for Candidates
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
[TS] Op-Ed Columnist: Trust and Betrayal