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7:35 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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Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Sheehan's Democrat Party Exit Ignored: Are Media Antiwar or Just Anti-Bush?  —  It's been a full 48 hours since antiwar icon Cindy Sheehan publicly announced that she was leaving the Democrat Party due to Thursday's bipartisan agreement on an Iraq war funding bill.
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Cindy Sheehan Leaves the Peace Movement
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Cindy Sheehan Quits Peace Movement
Discussion: Liberty Street and CorrenteWire
Michael Powell / New York Times:
TO TEMPER IMAGE, GIULIANI TRADES GROWL FOR SMILE  —  ATLANTA — Oh, baby, here it comes.  The gray-haired woman raises her hand and compliments His Honor for his Sept. 11 bravery.  Then she asks him:  —  Why does so much of the world hate us?  Haven't we failed to understand Arab grievances?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Lawmakers Push for Big Subsidies for Coal Process  —  Even as Congressional leaders draft legislation to reduce greenhouse gases linked to global warming, a powerful roster of Democrats and Republicans is pushing to subsidize coal as the king of alternative fuels.
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Social conservatives bite bullet, back Rudy  —  Rudy Giuliani, whose positions on abortion and homosexuality mark him as the most socially liberal Republican presidential candidate in more than a generation, is so far winning the contest for the support of social conservatives, according to a new analysis of recent polls.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post Full …:
Welcome to the Newly-Expanded Huffington Post  —  It's still the same place, with the same address, the same mission, and the same attitude that has always made HuffPost such a great read.  It's just that now there is much more of it to love.  And to organize it all we've created five new sections …
Discussion: TalkLeft and LA Observed
Gary Hart / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
What It Means To Be Secure  —  The current debate on financing military operations in Iraq, as well as the Memorial Day just past, stimulated yet again my 30-year search for a national security policy that liberal and progressive Americans can endorse.  —  The great 20th century Democratic presidents were war presidents.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
MISS UNIVERSE PULLS AN UPSET  —  One thing I've noticed is that beauty pageants tend to follow form.  I'm not sure how bettors are able to predict judges' choices, but they generally do so pretty accurately.  But not in this year's Miss Universe competition.
Discussion: TBogg
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
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama calls for universal health care  —  IOWA CITY, Iowa - Seeking to add heft to his presidential bid, Democrat Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) is offering a sweeping plan that would require every American to have health coverage and calls on government, businesses and consumers to share the costs of the program.
Discussion: Truthdig
Katherine Zoepf / New York Times:
Desperate Iraqi Refugees Turn to Sex Trade in Syria  —  MARABA, Syria — Back home in Iraq, Umm Hiba's daughter was a devout schoolgirl, modest in her dress and serious about her studies.  Hiba, who is now 16, wore the hijab, or Islamic head scarf, and rose early each day to say the dawn prayer before classes.
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
Associated Press:
Rosie O'Donnell Says She May Never Speak to Hasselbeck Again  —  NEW YORK — Rosie O'Donnell says she may never speak to Elisabeth Hasselbeck again after a heated argument on "The View" last week.  —  In a video entry posted on her blog, O'Donnell said Hasselbeck called after their now-infamous argument …
Discussion: theneweditor.com
Associated Press:
Venezuelan TV station goes off air  —  Country's oldest private TV broadcaster was critical of the government  —  CARACAS, Venezuela - Venezuelan police fired tear gas and plastic bullets Monday into a crowd of thousands protesting a decision by President Hugo Chavez that forced …
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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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Faiza Saleh Ambah / Washington Post:
For Cloaked Saudi Women, Color Is the New Black  —  JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia — Manal Fageeh never liked the abaya, the long black cloak she was forced to begin wearing at 13.  She resented the fact that it was obligatory for women in Saudi Arabia, and the black absorbed heat in the often-scorching climate.
Discussion: Thomas P.M. Barnett and Hot Air
 
 
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Jason Burke / Observer:
French magazines on edge as celebrity tipster faces jail in Saddam oil scandal
Discussion: JunkYardBlog
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Politics Under Water by digby I'm just catching ...
Discussion: TalkLeft and Wot Is It Good 4
Bill Walsh / New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Name game can have racial tinge
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
Hubris Sonic / The News Blog:
Captain Obvious  —  Goes bucking for Commodore.
 Earlier Items: 
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
THE WAR PRAYER.... In 1904, disgusted by the aftermath …
Discussion: The RBC
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Three Cheers For Three Bloggers: Powerline's Fifth Anniversary
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com and Power Line
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Should Scooter Libby's Sentencing Letters Be Made Public?
Discussion: Firedoglake and Eschaton
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.
Donald Hudson Jr / NiemanWatchdog.org:
A soldier in Iraq asks in despair: Why are we here?
Ezra Klein:
Data A Blogger!  —  The New York Times reports on the high circulations …
Discussion: New York Times
White House:
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery