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3:30 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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William K. Rashbaum / New York Times:
4 Charged in Plot to Bomb Kennedy Airport  —  Federal agents and New York City police said today that four people have been charged with conspiring to bomb Kennedy International Airport.  —  The plot involved a former airport worker in his 60s, who is a United States citizen of Guyanese descent …
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 …
Discussion: Counterterrorism Blog
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
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)
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: Don Surber
Little Green Footballs:   Breaking: Terror Plot at Kennedy Airport
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  —  Someone else will have to turn out the lights 600 days from now.  Dan Bartlett, who has perhaps a closer personal relationship with President Bush than anyone else in the White House, announced today that he will leave July 4 after well over a decade at Bush's side.
New York Times:
Bush's Push on Immigration Tests His Base
Discussion: Townhall.com
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
Charles Moore / Telegraph:
What if Israelis had abducted BBC man?  —  Watching the horrible video of Alan Johnston of the BBC broadcasting Palestinian propaganda under orders from his kidnappers, I found myself asking what it would have been like had he been kidnapped by Israelis, and made to do the same thing the other way round.
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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 …
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 …
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.
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.
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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Nitpicker:   Miss Laura Ingraham, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door
 
 
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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

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

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