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4:35 PM ET, June 2, 2007

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WNBC:
4 Charged In Plot To Blow Up Jet Fuel At JFK  —  NEW YORK — According to NewsChannel4's Jonathan Dienst, sources said federal investigators have made arrests in an alleged terror plot on Kennedy Airport.  —  Four people have been charged.  One is in custody in New York.  Three suspects are thought to be overseas.
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The Blotter:
FBI Feared JFK Plotters Linked to Top Terrorist  —  Brian Ross and Richard Esposito Report:  —  FBI agents feared but never confirmed the three men accused of plotting to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York were linked to one of the most wanted al Qaeda leaders …
Adam Goldman / Associated Press:
4 Charged in JFK Airport Terror Plot  —  NEW YORK — Three people were arrested and another was being sought Saturday for allegedly plotting to blow up a fuel line that feeds John F. Kennedy International Airport and runs through residential neighborhoods, authorities said.
Discussion: CorrenteWire and Don Surber
CNN:
Four charged in terror plot at JFK airport … NEW YORK (CNN) — Four men have been charged with conspiring to attack John F. Kennedy International Airport by planting explosives to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and a pipeline, officials said.  —  Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat …
Discussion: TalkLeft
William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
4 Men Charged in Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport  —  Federal law enforcement officials and New York City police said today that four people have been charged with conspiring to bomb Kennedy International Airport.  —  The plan, which was described by United States Attorney Roslynn R. Mauskopf as …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Feds bust terror plot at JFK airport in NYC?  Update: PDF of complaint added; Update: Suspect wanted Venezuelan visa to visit Iran  —  Possibly with some inside help.  I wonder how similar to last year's UK airline plot it'll turn out to be.  —  Stand by for updates.  —  Update: Not too similar.
Discussion: Michelle Malkin, Macsmind and Dinocrat
ABCNEWS:
Feds Claim to Bust N.Y. Airport Terror Plot  —  Former Airport Cargo Worker Allegedly Plotted to Bomb Fuel Lines at JFK Airport in N.Y.  —  Authorities have arrested a former member of Guyana's parliament and a former cargo worker at John F. Kennedy Airport in New York City who allegedly recruited …
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Little Green Footballs:   Breaking: Terror Plot at Kennedy Airport
Associated Press:   Authorities charge 4, arrest 3 in NYC terror plot
CBS News:
4 Charged In New York Airport Terror Plot
Discussion: On Deadline
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Mike Allen, consummate Beltway "journalist"  —  The Politico's "Chief Political Correspondent" Mike Allen (until recently Time's White House Correspondent") has a characteristically hard-hitting, insightful new article on Rove protegee Dan Bartlett and his departure from the White House.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:   Bush's 'truth-teller' leaving president's side
New York Times:   Bush's Push on Immigration Tests His Base
Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Bush's Longest-Serving Aide Plans to Depart
Discussion: Rising Hegemon
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 …
Associated Press:
8 Foreign Islamic Militants Killed in Fighting With Somali O  —  MOGADISHU, Somalia — Eight foreign Islamic militants were killed during fighting with Somali government forces at a remote, mountainous northeastern Somali village, the vice president of the region said Saturday.
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Mohamed Olad Hassan / Associated Press:
U.S. warship bombards Somalia militants
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Jihad Watch
Diaa Hadid / Associated Press:
Islamic group targets women newscasters  —  GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - An Islamic group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters if they don't wear strict Islamic dress, frightening reporters and signaling a further shift toward extremism in the Gaza Strip.  —  The threat to "cut throats …
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.
hughhewitt.townhall.com:
Time Magazine's Joe Klein and Hugh get into it about his Romney hit piece this week.  —  The Hugh Hewitt Show  —  HH: This hour, we start with political correspondent extraordinaire, Joe Klein.  Joe Klein, of course, columnist for Time Magazine, author of a number of extraordinarily …
Discussion: TalkLeft and INSTAPUTZ
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.
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 …
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.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Ingraham outraged by being called "outspoken"  —  Conservative radio talkie, Laura Ingraham was discussing Bush's immigration plan and the attacks he's making on conservative vocal critics of it with John Roberts of CNN, when she weakly tried to play the CNN is liberal elite card on Roberts.
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