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7:55 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.
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
In Rare Talks, U.S. and Iran Discuss Iraq  —  The United States and Iran held the first high-profile, face-to-face talks in nearly three decades today, adhering to an agenda that focused strictly on the war in Iraq and on how the bitter adversaries could work to improve conditions here.
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John Ward Anderson / Washington Post:
U.S., Iran Meet to Discuss Iraq Security
Associated Press:
U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Should Scooter Libby's Sentencing Letters Be Made Public?  —  Marcy (Empty Wheel) argues that the sentencing letters written on behalf of Scooter Libby should be made available to the public.  —  Team Libby disagrees (brief here), asserting that the letters are not judicial records …
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
You Oughta Know  —  Bill Jeffress asserts (PDF) that letters written …
Discussion: Eschaton
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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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 …
Danny Miller / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
Laughing with Charles Nelson Reilly  —  I was lucky enough to know Charles Nelson Reilly, one of the funniest people on the planet.  Reilly died this weekend after a very long illness, and today is being mourned by his showbiz colleagues, the public at large, and his legions of former acting students.
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Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Charles Nelson Reilly, Tony-Winning Comic Actor, Dies at 76
Discussion: TV Squad and Pam's House Blend
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Three Cheers For Three Bloggers: Powerline's Fifth Anniversary  —  John Hinderaker notes that this weekend marks the fifth anniversary of Powerline.  I join with what should be —if justice and perspective replaced envy and bias— a throng tens of thousands of other journalists in toasting …
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com and Power Line
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
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.
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.
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.
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
 
 
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Simon Kearney / The Australian:
Anti-Islamic writer stirs hatred, Muslims warn
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Why Soldiers Back Home Seldom Speak of War: Woman Veteran Nails It.
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
SO MY MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITY WAS GIVING BLOOD: I missed the blood drive …
Donald Hudson Jr / NiemanWatchdog.org:
A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here?
Donna St. George / Washington Post:
Another Memorial Day Marks Grief's Journey
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:
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 Earlier Items: 
San Francisco Chronicle:
Thorn in the side of GOP says he's just doing his job
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Memorial Day.  —  Picture source explained.  More here.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Steve Lopez / Los Angeles Times:
Family crossed the border to success
Atrios / Eschaton:
We Must Be Able To Do Something
National Review:
Photo of the Day  —  is from earlier this year.  —  Via the Tennessean :
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
BBC:
Wolfowitz blames media for exit