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1:05 AM ET, June 4, 2007

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CNN Political Ticker:
Columnist/Author released after being arrested in Spin Room  —  MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN ) - Columnist and author Eric Alterman has been released after being arrested Sunday night inside the debate spin room.  He was charged with criminal trespass after police say he refused repeated orders to leave.
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Eric Alterman Released After Arrest in Debate Spin Room
Discussion: Lonewacko
New York Times:
Commanders Say Push in Baghdad Is Short of Goal  —  Three months after the start of the Baghdad security plan that has added thousands of American and Iraqi troops to the capital, they control fewer than one-third of the city's neighborhoods, far short of the initial goal for the operation …
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Washington Post:
After the Surge  —  THE BUSH administration's invocation of South Korea as a model for the future of the U.S. military mission in Iraq is misleading in some ways.  Opponents of the war, such as Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-Nev.), tend to jump to the conclusion that President Bush hopes …
CNN:
Grading Democrats on debate … MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (CNN) — Democratic presidential hopefuls traded barbs over the war in Iraq Sunday night in New Hampshire, with former Sen. John Edwards blasting two rivals for not taking the lead on a recent war spending bill.
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Washington Post:
Democrats to Face Off in Second Debate  —  Iraq War, Health Care Issues Likely to Dominate Discussion  —  The Democratic presidential candidates meet here Sunday night for their second debate of the young campaign season, with Iraq and health care likely to dominate much of the discussion.
Newsweek:
Cheney vs. Rice: A Foreign-Policy Showdown  —  Condoleezza Rice has steered the administration back toward diplomacy, but she's still being harried by hard-liners.  —  Newsweek International  —  Condoleezza Rice seems in control of everything—except events.
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Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Iranian Flow Of Weapons Increasing, Officials Say
Jason Steck / The Moderate Voice:   Rice in Charge  —  The longstanding battle for dominance …
Arthur Silber / Once Upon a Time:
Unreasoning Hysteria as the Default Position: Joan Crawford Does Foreign Policy  —  With regard to the fearsome plot that might have, maybe, perhaps, in some other world subject to significantly different scientific laws, resulted in the Destruction of All the Universes for All Time Forevermore The End Period …
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Los Angeles Times:
Plot to blow up JFK airport disrupted
Lawrence Solomon / National Post:
They call this a consensus?  —  "Only an insignificant fraction of scientists deny the global warming crisis.  The time for debate is over.  The science is settled."  —  S o said Al Gore ... in 1992.  Amazingly, he made his claims despite much evidence of their falsity.
Reuters:
Iran president sees "countdown" to Israel's end  —  TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Sunday the Lebanese and the Palestinians had pressed a "countdown button" to bring an end to Israel.  —  President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who triggered outrage in the West two years ago when he said Israel …
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TRex / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Blue Monday at the WSJ  —  Things aren't looking good for the Wall Street Journal in terms of resisting the Murdoch takeover bid.  —  Via Romenesko, the Journal itself is reporting on a bitter rift opening within the 34-member Bancroft Family regarding the News Corp. offer.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Wall Street Journal:
Behind the Bancrofts' Shift at Dow Jones
Discussion: New York Times
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Valerie Plame's Pension Benefits Track Her Service Abroad  —  Groan!  Now we are going to hear about Valerie Plame's pension?  Tedium, thy name is... Just One Minute - this is important stuff!  The issue of whether Ms. Plame was actually a "covert agent" as defined by the Intelligence …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Macsmind
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Soviet-Style 'Torture' Becomes 'Interrogation'  —  HOW did the United States, in the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks, come to adopt interrogation techniques copied from the Soviet Union and other cold war adversaries?  —  Investigators for the Senate Armed Services Committee are examining how the methods …
Matt Browner-Hamlin / Chris Dodd for President:
Talk Clock  —  Want this on your site? copy the code below!  —  Seriously, keep making stuff like this.  It's awesome.
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
ABCNews.com: 'Murtha Ties Foiled JFK Plot to U.S. in Iraq'  —  On Saturday, a NewsBusters headline asked the following question: "JFK Terror Plot: How Soon Before Media Blame Bush For Timing of Arrests?"  —  Well, Sunday morning, ABCNews.com actually went one better by using a statement made by John Murtha …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Backers of Immigration Bill More Optimistic  —  After a week at home with their constituents, the Senate architects of a delicate immigration compromise are increasingly convinced that they will hold together this week to pass an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
 
 
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National Review:
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Rocky Mountain News:
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Los Angeles Times:
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton backs off Defense of Marriage Act
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Dean Barnett / Townhall.com:
In Memory of a Blogger  —  Most of you have probably never heard of Steve Gilliard.
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
Is America ready for a trophy wife as First Lady?
MSNBC:
'Meet the Press' transcript for June 3, 2007
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Nancy Zuckerbrod / Associated Press:
Illegal students await immigration plan
Discussion: Six Meat Buffet
Saul Hansell / New York Times:
Google Keeps Tweaking Its Search Engine
Reuters:
Hustler offers $1 million for sex smut on Congress