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9:00 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 …
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 …
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.
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
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 …
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!
Hugh Hewitt /
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 and Power Line
Donald Hudson Jr /
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.  —
Spencer Ackerman / Guardian:
The madness of Maliki  —  Sectarian violence in Iraq won't decline as long as the US supports PM Nouri al-Maliki, a thug who rules as a Shia first and an Iraqi second.  —  The honeymoon is over for the surge.  In Baghdad, sectarian killings - the Bush administration's favorite metric …
Maurice Possley / Chicago Tribune:
Exonerated by DNA, guilty in official's eyes  —  High court hopeful's view troubles critics  —  In the fall of 2002, DNA tests exonerated Jimmy Ray Bromgard in the 1987 rape of an 8-year-old girl in Billings, Mont. His case was dismissed and he was freed from prison.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Norwegianity
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Change on Immigration Turns Senator Kyl Into Lightning Rod  —  Angry calls poured into Senator Jon Kyl's office this week by the thousands, expressing outrage beyond anything he said he had witnessed in his 20-year political career.  The callers were inflamed by Mr. Kyl's role in shaping …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Hot Air
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 …
Glenn Reynolds /
SO MY MEMORIAL DAY ACTIVITY WAS GIVING BLOOD: I missed the blood drive at the law school this spring, and I try to give twice a year, given that under the new, stricter rules I'm one of the relatively few people who can give blood these days.  They had the blood drive set up at the mall …
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
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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W. Gardner Selby / Austin American-Statesman:
Elections ahead; Lampson not running for U.S. Senate
Hubris Sonic / The News Blog:
Captain Obvious  —  Goes bucking for Commodore.
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.
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
Danny Miller / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
Laughing with Charles Nelson Reilly
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
If You're Reading This Blog Today...
 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
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Memorial Day 2007: Lend A Hand
National Review:
Photo of the Day  —  is from earlier this year.  —  Via the Tennessean :
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush pays tribute to fallen U.S. troops
Gov. Bill Richardson / MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for May 27, 2007
David Carr / New York Times:
The Media Equation: Not to See the Fallen Is No Favor