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6:40 AM ET, June 5, 2007


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Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas Dies at 74  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas, a three-term conservative Republican who stayed clear of the Washington limelight and political catfights, died Monday.  He was 74.  —  The senator's family issued a statement saying he died Monday evening …
Discussion: Blog P.I. and Bluey Blog
Wyoming Sen. Craig Thomas dies … (CNN) — Republican Sen. Craig Thomas of Wyoming, who had been battling leukemia since November, died Monday night at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, a family spokesperson told CNN.  He was 74.  —  Reacting to the news of Thomas' death …
Discussion: Salon and The American Mind
Mary Clare Jalonick / Associated Press:
Wyoming Sen. Thomas dead at 74  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Craig Thomas (news, bio, voting record), a conservative Republican from Wyoming, has died after a fight with leukemia that was diagnosed last year just as he was elected for a third term.  He was 74.  —  The senator's family …
USA Today:
Obama now virtually tied with Clinton, poll shows  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are essentially tied for the Democratic presidential nomination, according to a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll, the first time that the New York senator hasn't clearly led the field.
Washington Post:
Discontent Over Iraq Increasing, Poll Finds  —  Growing frustration with the performance of the Democratic Congress, combined with widespread public pessimism over President Bush's temporary troop buildup in Iraq, has left satisfaction with the overall direction of the country at its lowest point …
Manu Raju / The Hill:   Obama tries to lure more Latino voters
USA Today:
Poll: Opinions go against immigration measure
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
Broadcasters Win Appeal Of FCC's Profanity Ruling  —  A federal appeals court tossed out an indecency ruling against Rupert Murdoch's Fox television network yesterday and broadly questioned whether the Federal Communications Commission has the right to police the airwaves for offensive language.
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
F.C.C. Rebuffed by Court on Indecency Fines  —  If President Bush and Vice President Cheney can use vulgar language, then the government cannot punish others for doing the same thing on television.  —  That, in essence, was the decision today when a federal appeals court struck …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
CBO: Immigration Bill Wll Fail On Most Counts  —  As CQ readers know, I have advised keeping an open mind and a close eye on the details.  The immigration bill could have some benefit, if properly amended and loopholes closed.  However, now the Washington Times has a report …
Discussion: Don Surber
Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
GOP to push for Jefferson expulsion  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) moved quickly to force the expulsion of Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) from Congress following his indictment Monday on federal corruption charges.  —  The Republican leader will ask members of the House …
Associated Press:
Rep. Jefferson indicted in bribery probe
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Judge Throws Out Charges in Guantánamo Prisoner Case  —  A military judge here dismissed the war crimes charges against a Canadian detainee today, saying there was a flaw in the procedure the military has used to file such charges against Guantánamo detainees.
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Military Judges Dismiss Charges for 2 Detainees
Discussion: Slate and Balkinization
Bella Thomas / Prospect Magazine:
A Cuban death rehearsal  —  135 » Witness » A Cuban death rehearsal  —  With Fidel Castro apparently on the verge of death, I returned to Cuba to visit old friends.  Little has changed over recent years and life for most Cubans remains harsh.  Yet western visitors continue to romanticise the place
Discussion: Redstate
Margery Eagan / Boston Herald:
GOP wives are a pol's breast friend: Front-runners get ample attention on the front lines  —  Does the heaving bosom play well among Bible Belt Republicans?  Among New Hampshire primary voters?  —  How else to explain, as debate week begins, the bursting out all over by GOP front-runners' wives?
Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Our World: Echoes of 1919  —  Both critics and supporters of US President George W. Bush's post-September 11 vision of a new, freedom-loving Middle East have noted the strong similarities between the president and his predecessor Woodrow Wilson.  —  In 1917, the 28th president introduced US forces …
Discussion: The Belmont Club and Atlas Shrugs
Thomas H. Maugh II / Los Angeles Times:
Chicken bones say Polynesians beat Europeans to New World  —  Researchers use genetic analysis and radiocarbon dating of bones found in Chile to turn previously held ideas on their head.  —  After decades of contention, New Zealand researchers have provided the first direct evidence …
Discussion: The Newshoggers
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Richard Chesnoff / NY Daily News:
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Court advisers lean to leniency in Libby's sentencing
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Paul Tait / Reuters:
Qaeda-led group says it killed missing U.S. soldiers
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The best chance for Iraq is to bring American troops home
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John Heilprin / Associated Press:
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John Leo / City Journal:
Taking a Flier on Free Speech
Thomas Burr / Salt Lake Tribune:
Romney candidacy has resurrected last days prophecy of Mormon saving …
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Matt / Think Progress:
Calling Himself 'The Whitest Man In America,' Fox's Gibson Defends …