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11:15 AM ET, June 2, 2007

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Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Isikoff: Congress Wants Ashcroft's Testimony  —  The House and Senate Intelligence Committees have asked the former attorney general to testify about his role in a dramatic showdown over a controversial eavesdropping program.  Will he play ball?  —  The Senate and House Intelligence Committees …
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Mooneycnn / CNN Political Ticker:   Gonzales vows 'sprint to the finish line'
Kevin Bohn / CNN:
Ex-aide to Rove resigns amid U.S. attorney flap
Discussion: TalkLeft and ArkansasTimes
Jeff Stein / CQ.com:
Defense Officials Tried to Reverse China Policy, Says Powell Aide  —  The same top Bush administration neoconservatives who leap-frogged Washington's foreign policy establishment to topple Saddam Hussein nearly pulled off a similar coup in U.S.-China relations—creating the potential …
Steve Huntley / Chicago Sun Times:
Double standard in Mideast  —  Many critics of Israel ignore atrocities by the Palestinians  —  The 40th anniversary of Israel's lightning victory achieved in six days of war finds the Jewish state struggling through the seventh year of a terrorist war unleashed by Yasser Arafat in 2000.
Discussion: Power Line and Dr. Sanity
Reuters:
Kidney-donor TV show a hoax, producers admit … AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Reuters) — A Dutch reality television show in which a supposedly dying woman had to pick one of three contestants to whom she would donate a kidney was revealed as an elaborate hoax on Friday.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and QandO
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Exploitation Squared  —  Yesterday, I wrote about the Dutch …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Gaius / Blue Crab Boulevard:
You Know, This Actually Makes It Worse
Discussion: Associated Press
Mohamed Olad Hassan / Associated Press:
Report: U.S. hits militants' Somali base  —  MOGADISHU, Somalia - At least one U.S. warship bombarded a remote, mountainous village in Somalia where Islamic militants had set up a base, officials in the northern region of Puntland said Saturday.  —  The attack from a U.S. destroyer took place late Friday …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Jihad Watch
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser  —  A rich man in a poor man's shirt  —  Imagine how the media would react if a multimillionaire, East Coast, big-city, thrice-married presidential candidate who was a progressive Democrat said his most recent music purchase was opera, his favorite fitness activity …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Gates won't say who's winning terror war  —  SINGAPORE - Declining to say whether the U.S. and its partners are winning the war on terror, Defense Secretary Robert Gates called Saturday for more focus on combating poverty and other underlying causes of extremism.
Nick Davies / Guardian:
Abuse and incompetence in fight against global warming  —  Up to 20% of carbon savings in doubt as monitoring firms criticised by UN body  —  A Guardian investigation has found evidence of serious irregularities at the heart of the process the world is relying on to control global warming.
Juan Forero / Washington Post:
Protests in Venezuela Reinvigorate Opposition  —  Rallies by Free Press Advocates Deride Chávez Over TV License  —  Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez's decision to pull the plug on an anti-government television station has prompted days of protests and generated international condemnation …
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  Ok, so you're Republicans, your brand is in the toilet, you fight wars like Alberto Gonzalez Attorney Generals, you spend more money that it costs Fred Thompson to get his dome shined (take that Huckabee!) etc. and so forth...so who do you pick to resuscitate the brand?
World Tribune.com:
Al Qaida suspects sue Boeing, with ACLU's help  —  WASHINGTON — Boeing has been sued by suspected Al Qaida operatives transported by the CIA to Arab countries for interrogation and torture.  —  The American Civil Liberties Union has filed a federal lawsuit against Boeing subsidiary Jeppesen Dataplan …
Michael Kinsley / Washington Post:
The Troop Funding Trap  —  What are you supposed to do, according to supporters of the Iraq war, if you think that the war is a dreadful mistake?  Suppose you are a member of Congress, elected by constituents who also, like most Americans, according to opinion polls, oppose the war.
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
Toxic Toothpaste Made in China Is Found in U.S.  —  Consumers were advised yesterday to discard all toothpaste made in China after federal health officials said they found Chinese-made toothpaste containing a poison used in some antifreeze in three locations: Miami, the Port of Los Angeles and Puerto Rico.
Discussion: Shakesville
Nate Anderson / Ars Technica:
Venezuela's counter-revolution won't be televised... but it will be on YouTube  —  When YouTube CEO Chad Hurley told a Congressional committee that his company "advances democracy," perhaps this was the sort of thing he had in mind.  —  An opposition Venezuelan television station whose broadcast license …
Colum Lynch / Washington Post:
U.N. Team Still Looking for Iraq's Arsenal  —  Though Work Is Seen as Irrelevant, Security Council Can't Agree to End It  —  UNITED NATIONS — More than four years after the fall of Baghdad, the United Nations is spending millions of dollars in Iraqi oil money to continue the hunt …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
 
 
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Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
McCain Confronts Rivals on Immigration to Regain Maverick Aura
Discussion: ABCNEWS, Nitpicker and Boston Globe
Real Clear Politics:
Hillary vs. The 'On Your Own' Society
Nitpicker:
Miss Laura Ingraham, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush's Longest-Serving Aide Plans to Depart
Discussion: Rising Hegemon
Fox News:
U.S. Launches Strike Against Al Qaeda in Somalia
Discussion: Don Surber
Agence France Presse:
Thousands gather in Pakistan to hear Taliban speeches
Fred Thompson / Townhall.com:
Speaking Up for Freedom
Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
Outsiders Like Us  —  At a table on the patio of a downtown bistro …
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Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Bush Calls on Iran to Release Detained U.S. Citizens
Mark Martin / San Francisco Chronicle:
Gays and lesbians allowed conjugal visits in prisons
Discussion: TalkLeft
Tristero / Hullabaloo:
Happy Sgt. Pepper's Day!  —  Yep, 40 years ago today …
Eli / Firedoglake:
The GOP's White Knight
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
CHENEY AND IRAN....Remember that report from Steve Clemons …
David Stout / New York Times:
Bush Accuses Opponents of Immigration Bill of Fear-Mongering
Discussion: Liberty Street
Inside Higher Ed:
Economics Education 101  —  Market demand curves.  Marginal utility.
 

 
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Matthew Keys / The Desk:
Federal prosecutors charge Marco Gaudino with one count of conspiracy for allegedly giving Tim Burke credentials to access systems used by Fox News and others

Aaron Fritschner / @fritschner:
[Thread] Uri Berliner's essay on NPR bias has significant problems, including verifiable falsehoods, flawed arguments, and questionable voter registration data

Dylan Byers / @dylanbyers:
Sources: former Disney TV chief Ben Sherwood and former Hearst Magazines exec Joanna Coles will buy a 49% stake in The Daily Beast; Barry Diller will retain 51%

 
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