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12:55 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.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Plame was a Covert Agent  —  It's official.  Valerie Plame was a covert agent at the time her name was leaked by Novak.  Will Victoria Toensing issue an apology?  And Fred Hiatt should follow her lead. … FDL: Ex.  Order 12958 — Hayden's approval of Waxman's statement that Ms. Wilson's status …
Newsweek:   Fitzgerald Says 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.
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 …
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
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.
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.
BBC:
Outcry over TV kidney competition  —  A Dutch TV station says it will go ahead with a programme in which a terminally ill woman selects one of three patients to receive her kidneys.  —  Political parties have called for The Big Donor Show to be scrapped, but broadcaster BNN says it will highlight …
 
 
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THE CIA AND THE WAR....Jonathan Schwarz has been reading …
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