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1:15 AM ET, May 30, 2007

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Joel Seidman / MSNBC:
Plame was 'covert' agent at time of name leak  —  Newly released unclassified document details CIA employment  —  WASHINGTON - An unclassified summary of outed CIA officer Valerie Plame's employment history at the spy agency, disclosed for the first time today in a court filing …
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Fitzgerald Again Points to Cheney  —  Special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald has made it clearer than ever that he was hot on the trail of a coordinated campaign to out CIA agent Valerie Plame until that line of investigation was cut off by the repeated lies from Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby.
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
How About Them Apples Vicky Toensing?  —  Download libby_governments_sentencing_ memo.pdf  —  Victoria Toensing, Cliff May, Byron York and the other rightwing apologists who have long insisted that Valerie Plame Wilson was not undercover have some "splaining" to do.
Newsweek:
Fitzgerald Says Plame Was a Covert Agent  —  In new court filings, special counsel Patrick Fitzgerald has finally resolved one of the most disputed issues at the core of the long-running CIA leak controversy: Valerie Plame Wilson, he asserts, was a "covert" CIA officer …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:   Plame was a Covert Agent
Andrew Sullivan / The Atlantic Online:
"Verschärfte Vernehmung"  —  The phrase "Verschärfte Vernehmung" is German for "enhanced interrogation".  Other translations include "intensified interrogation" or "sharpened interrogation".  It's a phrase that appears to have been concocted in 1937, to describe a form of torture …
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New York Times:
Advisers Fault Harsh Methods in Interrogation  —  As the Bush administration completes secret new rules governing interrogations, a group of experts advising the intelligence agencies argue that the harsh techniques used since the 2001 terrorist attacks are outmoded, amateurish and unreliable.
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
Agence France Presse:
Venezuela to sue CNN  —  Venezuela says it will file charges against US cable network CNN for linking President Hugo Chavez to Al Qaeda.  —  It says it will also sue a Venezuelan TV network for encouraging Mr Chavez's assassination.  —  The move comes a day after popular Venezuelan TV network RCTV went off …
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Rafael Noboa / Agence France Presse:
Venezuela protests TV clampdown by Chavez
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Court Protects Gender Discrimintion  —  As Ruth Bader Ginsburg notes, the evidence of gender discrimination in the case of Ledbetter v. Goodyear, decided today by the Supreme Court, is unambiguous: … Despite this, and contrary to the judgment of the EEOC, the Court by a bare 5-4 majority threw …
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Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Send Wolfowitz to Iraq, Says GOP Lawmaker  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  Paul Wolfowitz may have been ousted from his post at the World Bank, but a free-speaking GOP lawmaker has an idea to keep the so-called "architect" of the Iraq War from standing in the unemployment line.
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BBC:
Bush chooses new World Bank boss
Discussion: The Agonist and Truthdig
Richard Mauer / Anchorage Daily News:
Feds eye Stevens' home remodeling project  —  GIRDWOOD: Veco approved some invoices for 2000 upgrade at senator's house, says builder.  —  The FBI and a federal grand jury have been investigating an extensive remodeling project at U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens' home in Girdwood that involved …
Will Dunham / Reuters:
U.S. isolates traveler infected with super-TB  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has placed in isolation a man who may have exposed fellow passengers and crew on two May trans-Atlantic flights to a tuberculosis strain that is extremely hard to treat, officials said on Tuesday.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Wonkette
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Mike Stobbe / Associated Press:
TB case brings warning to air passengers
Holly Ramer / Associated Press:
We Are All in It Together, Clinton Says  —  Clinton: Shared Prosperity Should Replace 'On Your Own' Society  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — Presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton outlined a broad economic vision Tuesday, saying it's time to replace an "on your own" society with one based on shared responsibility and prosperity.
JD Johannes / Outside the Wire:
Kharmah Awakens  —  "In fact, there is a civil war in progress in Iraq, one comparable in important respects to other civil wars that have occurred in postcolonial states with weak institutions.  Those cases suggest that the Bush administration's political objective in Iraq—creating a stable …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and Pundit Review
Jonathan Kay / canada.com:
Jenin comes to Lebanon.  So where is the outcry?  —  Last week, the Lebanese army attacked a squalid Palestinian refugee camp that's become infested with Islamist suicide terrorists and guerilla fighters.  On May 20, government troops surrounded the camp, with tanks and artillery pieces shelling it at close range.
SITE Institute:
"Legitimate Demands" - A Video Speech by Adam Yahiye Gadahn Produced by as-Sahab Media  —  Adam Yahiye Gadahn AKA Azzam the American, is featured in a 7:57 minute video produced by as-Sahab, the multimedia wing of al-Qaeda, and titled: "Legitimate Demands".  The video was issued to jihadist forums today, Tuesday, May 29, 2007.
 
 
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush Calls Attacks on Immigration Bill 'Empty Political Rhetoric'
Discussion: ParaPundit
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
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David Roberts / Gristmill:
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Robin Shulman / Washington Post:
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Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
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Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Palestinian "Missile" Fauxtography? (Updated)
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Crying Over Spilled Semen
Discussion: Neptunus Lex
WNBC:
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Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
National Review:
Texas is a Better Place
BBC:
Outcry over TV kidney competition
The Prowler / American Spectator:
Sooner Rather Than Later