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9:45 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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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 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Another Reason To Question The Tenet Regime At Langley
Discussion: TBogg
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
How About Them Apples Vicky Toensing?
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Fred Thompson running for president  —  Fred Dalton Thompson is planning to enter the presidential race over the Fourth of July holiday, announcing that week that he has already raised several million dollars and is being backed by insiders from the past three Republican administrations, Thompson advisers told The Politico.
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Testing the Waters  —  Fred Thompson, candidate-in-waiting.  —  FRED THOMPSON IS RUNNING for the Republican presidential nomination.  In a conference call Monday, Thompson addressed a group of more than 100 supporters and fundraisers whom the campaign has dubbed First Day Founders.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Kerry-Edwards overspent pimping planes  —  John Kerry spent $1.4 million more than federal rules allowed during his 2004 presidential bid, primarily on customizing two campaign planes, according to a draft audit by the Federal Election Commission.  —  If the commissioners approve …
Ryan Sager / New York Sun:   Thompson To Dip His Toes
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 …
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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:   Bush Takes on Opponents of Immigration Deal
Washington Post:
Bush takes aim at GOP critics of immigration deal
Discussion: Think Progress and Tammy Bruce
Michelle Malkin:
President Bush and "empty rhetoric"
Discussion: Left in the West and The Populist
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.
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices' Ruling Limits Suits on Pay Disparity  —  The Supreme Court on Tuesday made it harder for many workers to sue their employers for discrimination in pay, insisting in a 5-to-4 decision on a tight time frame to file such cases.  The dissenters said the ruling ignored workplace realities.
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
A Special Blogger Poll On The Senate Immigration Bill  —  Right Wing News emailed more than 240 right-of-center bloggers and asked them to answer 8 questions.  The following 51 blogs responded,  —  Aaron's CC, Absinthe & Cookies, The Absurd Report, Argghhhh!, Baldilocks, The Baseball Crank …
Lauren / CNN Political Ticker:
Los Angeles mayor to endorse Clinton's presidential bid  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton has won the endorsement of Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a rising star in national Democratic politics and one of the nation's top Hispanic elected officials.
Discussion: The Politico
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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 …
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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 …
Bill Blakemore / ABCNEWS:
NASA: Danger Point Closer Than Thought From Warming  —  'Disastrous Effects' of Global Warming Tipping Points Near, According to New Study  —  Even "moderate additional" greenhouse emissions are likely to push Earth past "critical tipping points" with "dangerous consequences for the planet …
Discussion: CANNONFIRE and JammieWearingFool
 
 
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The Hill:
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Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
A Full Tank of Hypocrisy
Ezra Klein:
Forgetting The Neoclassics  —  The TPM Cafe discussion …
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Bush to Seek Extension of AIDS Effort
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Cheney lawyer told Secret Service not to keep copies of visitor logs
Discussion: All Spin Zone
Sally Satel / The Huffington Post Full Blog Feed:
Who Wants to be a Kidney Recipient?
Discussion: Dynamist Blog
Financial Times:
US troops death in Iraq hits 2-year high
Discussion: PoliPundit.com and Vox Popoli
Democracy Now:
War Made Easy: How Presidents & Pundits Keep Spinning Us to Death
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Naomi Wolf / New York Magazine:
The Porn Myth  —  In the end, porn doesn't whet men's appetites …
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Featured Report from Iraq: A look at the surge from Baghdad
SITE Institute:
"Legitimate Demands" - A Video Speech by Adam Yahiye Gadahn Produced …
Tim B. / Tim Blair:
"AL'S THE GUY"  —  Time's Eric Pooley gives it up for Al Gore: