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7:40 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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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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Another Reason To Question The Tenet Regime At Langley  —  NBC has received a declassified report from the CIA which states that the agency considered Valerie Plame a "covert agent" at the time her identity was revealed to Robert Novak and other journalists in July 2003.
Discussion: TBogg
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
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   YES, VALERIE PLAME WAS COVERT....In a court filing today …
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush Takes on Opponents of Immigration Deal  —  President Bush today accused opponents of his proposed immigration measure of fear-mongering to defeat it in Congress, and took on his own conservative political base as he did so.  —  "If you want to scare the American people …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush Takes On Conservatives Over Immigration  —  President Bush took on parts of his conservative base on Tuesday by accusing opponents of his proposed immigration measure of fear-mongering to defeat its passage in Congress.  —  "If you want to scare the American people …
Discussion: ParaPundit
Michelle Malkin:
President Bush and "empty rhetoric"
Discussion: Left in the West and The Populist
Fausta Wertz / Pajamas Media:
CHAVENEZUELA  —  How the Man Who Would Be Castro marked a new milestone on the path towards totalitarianism by shutting down the nation's most popular television station.  He will keep at it until there is no free press left and no one to report the fact that it disappeared.
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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.
Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Security flaws confirmed on Flight 327  —  A newly released inspector general report (PDF) backs eyewitness accounts of suspicious behavior by 13 Middle Eastern men on a Northwest Airlines flight in 2004 and reveals several missteps by government officials, including failure to file …
Peter S. Goodman / Washington Post:
Bush to Pick Zoellick for World Bank  —  Former Trade Negotiator Tapped to Replace Wolfowitz  —  President Bush today plans to name Robert B. Zoellick, a career diplomat and trade negotiator, to head the World Bank, seeking to dispatch the leadership crisis that has gripped …
Discussion: The Atlantic Online
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BBC:
Bush chooses new World Bank boss
Discussion: The Agonist and Truthdig
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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Brian Ross Reports / The Blotter:
New Tape, Old Threats From American al Qaeda
Greg Sargent / Election Central:
Bernstein Book Directly Contradicts A Key Charge In Gerth And Van Natta's Book  —  Okay, the duel of the Hillary books just heated up big time.  —  We've just received our copy of Carl Bernstein's new book on Hillary, and something leaps right out at us.  —  Specifically: Bernstein's …
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Some Hitherto Staunch G.O.P. Voters Souring on Iraq  —  Through four elections, Debbie Thompson has supported Representative Mark Steven Kirk, a Republican and staunch backer of the Bush administration's policies in Iraq.  —  But Ms. Thompson, a mother of two from this affluent suburb of Chicago …
Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
Introducing the McCain Campaign Dead Pool!  —  The general trend of the polls is unmistakable.  John McCain's campaign is sinking like the Titanic after having run into the iceberg of immigration "reform".  Oh sure, we can expect the McCain campaign and its misguided sympathizers to cling …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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.
 
 
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