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3:05 AM ET, May 29, 2007

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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 …
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Cindy Sheehan Leaves the Peace Movement  —  All good things come to an end.  Cindy Sheehan has tendered her resignation letter.  —  While I appreciate her service, I have thought for a while she needs to get her life back.  As the mother of a son who would be of draft age if there was a draft …
Discussion: Drudge Retort
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:   Sheehan's Democrat Party Exit Ignored: Are Media Antiwar or Just Anti-Bush?
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Cindy Sheehan Quits Peace Movement
Discussion: Liberty Street and CorrenteWire
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 …
Reuters:
Venezuela replaces opposition TV with state network  —  CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela shut down an opposition television channel on Monday and replaced it with one promoting President Hugo Chavez's self-proclaimed socialist revolution in a move widely criticized as a threat to democracy.
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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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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
Associated Press:
Flags replaced with swastikas in Wash.  —  ORCAS ISLAND, Wash. - Vandals burned dozens of small American flags that decorated veterans' graves for Memorial Day and replaced many of them with hand-drawn swastikas, authorities said Monday.  —  Forty-six flag standards were found empty …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Darryl Fears / Washington Post:
Hispanic Groups Reconsider Their Support for Gonzales  —  Two years ago, major Hispanic groups broke with other civil rights organizations and supported Alberto R. Gonzales's nomination for attorney general, primarily because he would become the highest-ranking Latino ever in a presidential Cabinet.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Politics Under Water by digby I'm just catching ...  I'm just catching up on the week-end's offerings and read Glenn Greenwald's post from Saturday critiquing Jonathan Alter's piece in the latest Newsweek about the Iraq war vote.  Glenn is correct that this false dichotomy of "support the troops" …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Wot Is It Good 4
Hubris Sonic / The News Blog:
Captain Obvious  —  Goes bucking for Commodore.  —  Every now and then as I run barefoot over the burning shores of the NYT, I catch a glint of Tom Friedman talking about, say, energy policy.  Like a shiny nickel washed up along a great swath of poo, catching the light just so.
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.
Bill Walsh / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Name game can have racial tinge  —  Foes ignore Jindal's chosen nickname  —  WASHINGTON — Mention the name "Bobby" in Louisiana political circles these days and most everyone will assume you are talking about Bobby Jindal, the popular second-term congressman now running at the top of the polls for governor.
Discussion: Hot Air and Outside The Beltway
 
 
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Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post Full …:
Welcome to the Newly-Expanded Huffington Post
Discussion: TalkLeft
Rob Bluey / Bluey Blog:
National Memorial Day Parade
The Sun:
Now snow's on the way  —  BRITAIN looks set to be hit by Bank Holiday SNOW today.
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Change on Immigration Turns Senator Kyl Into Lightning Rod
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Hot Air
W. Gardner Selby / Austin American-Statesman:
Elections ahead; Lampson not running for U.S. Senate
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE WAR PRAYER.... In 1904, disgusted by the aftermath …
Discussion: The RBC
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.
 Earlier Items: 
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
Turkishdailynews Headlines:
'Turkish tanks cannot cross into northern Iraq'
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
If You're Reading This Blog Today...
Discussion: Scared Monkeys
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest …
Shankar Vedantam / Washington Post:
If It Feels Good to Be Good, It Might Be Only Natural