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10:05 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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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 …
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 …
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 …
CNN:
Officials: Terror plot targeted JFK airport … NEW YORK (CNN) — Four men have been charged with conspiring to blow up jet fuel supply tanks and pipelines at John F. Kennedy International Airport.  —  Homeland Security sources said there is no current threat at the airport and the attack as planned was "not technically feasible."
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and TalkLeft
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.
Adam Goldman / Associated Press:
Feds foil JFK terror plot, arrest 3  —  NEW YORK - Federal authorities announced Saturday they had broken up a suspected Muslim terrorist cell planning a "chilling" attack to destroy John F. Kennedy International Airport, kill thousands of people and trigger an economic catastrophe by blowing …
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
Taylor Marsh:   No Threat  —  Ninjas take four... or is it five?
CBS News:
4 Charged In New York Airport Terror Plot
Discussion: On Deadline
Associated Press:   Authorities charge 4, arrest 3 in NYC terror plot
Little Green Footballs:   Breaking: Terror Plot at Kennedy Airport
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Steve Gilliard, 1966-2007  —  I first started corresponding with Steve Gilliard in January of 2005 when he was embroiled in a battle with Jonah Goldberg over the Armstrong Williams kerfuffle.  I don't remember what it was that triggered the conversation (I probably read this and laughed …
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Meteor Blades / Daily Kos:
Steve Gilliard - R.I.P.
Reuters:
Democracy stuns Polish man 19 years in coma … WARSAW, Poland (Reuters) — A 65-year-old railwayman who fell into a coma following an accident in communist Poland regained consciousness 19 years later to find democracy and a market economy, Polish media reported on Saturday.
Discussion: Liberal Values and Cliff Schecter
TeddySanFran / Firedoglake:
The Unusable Power  —  The primary power of Congress — funding — has been put into an untouchable box by the rhetoricians of the right.  They dare us to cut off funding for the troops if we hate the war so much.  Our side's leaders then sputter that they "will never leave our troops in harm's way without everything they need."
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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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
Bob Egelko / San Francisco Chronicle:
Execution moratorium extended until fall at least  —  Judge wants to see death chamber and study procedures  —  California's 15-month-old moratorium on executions was extended at least until October on Friday to give a federal judge time to visit a planned new death chamber at San Quentin …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
Globe and Mail:
Exclusive: Putin threatens to target Europe with missiles  —  In an interview with the Globe and Mail, Russian President Vladimir Putin has threatened to target Europe with missiles, including potentially nuclear weapons, in a dramatic escalation of his Cold War-style showdown with the United States.
Discussion: The Reaction
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
RUDY SIDESTEPS 'NO TAX' PLEDGE  —  Rudy Giuliani - who touts his record as a tax cutter on the campaign trail - has refused to sign a pledge not to raise taxes if elected president, The Post has learned.  —  The conservative group Americans for Tax Reform has asked all 10 Republican presidential candidate to sign the vow.
National Post:
17 arrests part of bigger plot: investigators  —  'The state exploited their rage?: defence  —  Stewart Bell, National Post, with files from Melissa Leong  —  The 17 suspects arrested in Toronto one year ago today for allegedly belonging to an al- Qaeda-inspired terrorist cell were part …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere and Daimnation!
New York Times:
Bush's Push on Immigration Tests G.O.P. Base  —  President Bush's advocacy of an immigration overhaul and his attacks on critics of the plan are provoking an unusually intense backlash from conservatives who form the bulwark of his remaining support, splintering his base and laying bare divisions within …
Discussion: Lonewacko and Hot Air
 
 
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