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1:40 PM ET, May 28, 2007

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Boston Globe:
Contender Richardson wants to have it all  —  Can anyone be a New York Yankees fan and a Boston Red Sox fan at the same time and win the presidency?  —  Democratic candidate Bill Richardson wants to have it all.  —  "I'm a Red Sox fan," said the New Mexico governor, who was born in Pasadena …
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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 …
Michelle Malkin:
How not to honor a fallen soldier  —  Welcome to Memorial Day 2007.  Here's a lesson in How Not To Honor a Fallen Soldier 101.  Don't do what Democratic presidential candidate Bill Richardson did to fallen Marine Lance Corporal Aaron Austin:  —  Get his name wrong.  —  Exploit his death on the campaign trail.
Associated Press:
Richardson to Stop Using Name of Marine  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Presidential hopeful Bill Richardson said Sunday he will stop using the name of Marine from New Mexico who was killed in Iraq and whose story the Democratic governor has recounted while campaigning.
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
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!
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Jungle Mom / The Jungle Hut:   The Latest Happenings !  —  Eye Witness Account!  —  Julia_1984 said...
Xeni Jardin / Boing Boing:
Venezuelan media crackdown: TV anchors sign off, mouths shut
Tim Montgomerie / Britain and America:
British media could swing the next US election  —  By Tim Montgomerie, Editor of BritainAndAmerica.com.  —  Paul Wolfowitz gave what I think was his first interview this morning since giving up his battle to stay World Bank President.  He chose to give it to the BBC World Service.
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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.
Weekly Standard:
Congress Gives In On War Funding  —  Now can we fight the enemy?  —  The war over the war in Washington is quiet for the moment.  Congress has finally appropriated funds for America's warriors without setting a deadline for their defeat.  Now the president can turn his undivided attention …
Discussion: Salon
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Eric Pfeiffer / Washington Times:
GOP senator predicts troop decrease in fall
Discussion: Think Progress
John / Argghhh!:
MEMORIAL DAY 2007.  —  Today, we honor those who have gone before.  In November, we honor the living.  —  I don't mind the sales.  Commerce built this country.  I don't mind "Going to the Lake" - having fun with family and friends makes life worth living.  And this day is about having a life worth living.
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
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Alison Leigh Cowan / New York Times:
Wealthy Enclave Offers Windfall for Candidates  —  Senator John McCain made his pitch to this gilded shoreline suburb back in April.  Former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts came on May 7, followed one night later by former President Bill Clinton on behalf of his wife, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Andrew G. Bostom / American Thinker:
Ignorance, Cognitive Dissonance, and al-Sadr  —  Re-emerging publicly on Friday May 25, 2007 for the first time since he went underground 4-months ago, Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr journeyed in a long motorcade from Najaf to the adjacent city of Kufa where he delivered a fiery sermon before 6,000 worshippers.
Discussion: Power Line and Atlas Shrugs
Atrios / Eschaton:
We Must Be Able To Do Something  —  I understand where Adele is coming from.  We're good liberals, we gaze on the horror that we (yes, all of us) are responsible for, and are compelled to try to fix it.  To make it better.  To somehow uns**t the bed, if just a little bit.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
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
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.
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.
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.
Discussion: The RBC and Ezra Klein
 
 
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SWJ Blog:
Memorializing Our Fallen  —  from Major Rob Thornton, US Army.....
Faiz / Think Progress:
Honoring the fallen.  —  A Memorial Day tribute:  —  (HT: DefenseTech)
Discussion: First Draft
Jeff Leeds / New York Times:
PLUNGE IN CD SALES SHAKES UP BIG LABELS
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Memorial Day 2007: Lend A Hand
Phoenix Woman / Mercury Rising:
The Good Soldier
Discussion: KnoxViews
National Review:
Photo of the Day  —  is from earlier this year.  —  Via the Tennessean :
Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
Cops: Japanese minister commits suicide
 Earlier Items: 
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
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony-Winning Comic Actor, Dies at 76
Discussion: Pam's House Blend and TV Squad
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops
Lee Bandy / The Politico:
Romney struggling in S.C.
Discussion: The Blue State
Scott Bronstein / CNN:
Group: Terrorism not focus of Homeland Security
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO US!
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Des Moines Register:
Norman: Grassley won't say how he'll vote on Gonzales