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5:00 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
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
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Giuliani Tempers Tough Image on Campaign  —  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
Associated Press:
U.S., Iran end 27-year diplomatic freeze  —  BAGHDAD - The United States and Iran broke a 27-year diplomatic freeze Monday with a four-hour meeting about Iraqi security.  The American envoy said there was broad policy agreement, but that Iran must stop arming and financing militants who are attacking U.S. and Iraqi forces.
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Kirk Semple / New York Times:
In Rare Talks, U.S. and Iran Discuss Iraq
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
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 …
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
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
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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
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
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.
Ezra Klein:
Data A Blogger!  —  The New York Times reports on the high circulations and curiously enduring appeal of teen magazines.  They're what newspapers wish they were!  "It really hits these girls on an emotional level," says Molly MacDermot, editor of Twist and M. I can only hope so.
Discussion: New York Times
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.
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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Lex / Neptunus Lex:
Memorial Day, 2007  —  On June 17th, 1775, Joseph Warren …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Lawmakers Push for Big Subsidies for Coal Process
Discussion: MyDD and Matt Zeitlin
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.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Google Ignores Memorial Day...Again!
Discussion: Bob McCarty Writes
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
 Earlier Items: 
Hugh Hewitt / Townhall.com:
Three Cheers For Three Bloggers: Powerline's Fifth Anniversary
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com and Power Line
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
Turkishdailynews Headlines:
'Turkish tanks cannot cross into northern Iraq'
Los Angeles Times:
Time to tax carbon  —  A carbon tax is the best, cheapest …