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5:05 PM ET, June 4, 2007

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Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Rep. Jefferson indicted in bribery probe  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. William Jefferson (news, bio, voting record), D-La., was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, money-laundering and soliciting more than $400,000 in bribes in connection with years of trying to broker business deals in Africa.
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Washington Post:
Indictment Sought Against Rep. Jefferson  —  FBI Probes Allegations Lawmaker Took Bribes to Promote Business Ventures  —  Federal prosecutors are seeking an indictment today against Rep. William J. Jefferson (D-La.) in a longstanding FBI corruption probe centering on allegations that he took bribes …
Associated Press:
U.S. congressman indicted in bribery case … WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana, was indicted Monday on federal charges of racketeering, soliciting bribes and money-laundering in a long-running bribery investigation into business deals he tried to broker in Africa.
Discussion: CREW, QandO and Shakesville
CBS News:
Indictment Sought Against Rep. Jefferson  —  CBS News: Sources Say Corruption Charges To Be Brought Against Democratic Congressman  —  (CBS) Sources tell CBS News that authorities are seeking an indictment against Congressman William Jefferson, D-La., on more than a dozen counts involving public corruption.
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Rep. Jefferson Indicted on Corruption Charges  —  ABC News' Jason Ryan Reports: Congressman William Jefferson, D-La., has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Alexandria.  —  The 16 count indictment has just been returned.  —  The charges include racketeering, solicitation of bribes …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Dollar Bill Jefferson To Get Indicted: CBS (Update: Post Leaves Something Out)
Discussion: Wizbang
Times-Picayune:
N.O. congressman faces 16 counts
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Guardian:
Guantánamo Bay case thrown out  —  The US military's system of tribunals at Guantánamo Bay was thrown into chaos today after a military judge threw out all charges against a young Canadian detainee.  —  One senior military official said the ruling in the case of Omar Khadr could have a …
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Andrew O. Selsky / Associated Press:
Guantanamo judge dismisses terror case  —  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba - A military judge dismissed terrorism-related charges Monday against a prisoner charged with killing an American soldier in Afghanistan, delivering a blow to the Bush administration's attempt to try Guantanamo detainees in military courts.
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs and Prairie Weather
Andy McCarthy / National Review:
Stunning Gitmo Development — Charges Thrown Out  —  The AP is reporting that a military court today threw out murder charges against Omar Khadr on the grounds that the military commission system as constituted may only try "alien unlawful enemy combatants" and Khadr was only previously found to be an "enemy combatant."
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and Michelle Malkin
Jane Sutton / Reuters:
Judge's ruling on Khadr may halt all Guantanamo trials
Discussion: Salon and All Spin Zone
The Palmetto Scoop:
Scarborough has an "Imus moment"  —  Presidential candidate Fred Thompson's second-and-current wife Jeri, who is considered by some to be a "trophy wife," was the topic of an interesting conversation on Friday's Morning Joe radio talk show, which aired live on MSNBC.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Key Bush backers rally to Fred Thompson  —  George P. Bush, a nephew of President Bush who recently joined the Navy Reserve, has contributed to the prospective presidential campaign of Fred Thompson and signed an e-mail asking friends and associates to do the same, The Politico has learned.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Scarborough Attacks Fred's Wife
Discussion: The Impolitic and The Newshoggers
CNN:
CNN LIVE EVENT/SPECIAL  —  New Hamposhire Democratic Presidential Candidates Debate  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  SCOTT SPRADLING, WMUR: Senator Obama, you get the first question of the night.  —  It has been nearly six years since 9/11.
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National Review:
Breaking with Bush  —  I take from Mark Steyn and Jonah Goldberg's comments that conservatives have been tolerant of President Bush for a long time, given his embrace of big-government from the start.  And they have.  But I don't think the issue is that conservatives are generally surprised …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The great right-wing fraud to repudiate George W. Bush
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Politico Playbook: The 'A' word  —  Good Monday morning.  As Iraq dominated last night's Democratic debate, expect CNN's Wolf Blitzer to burrow in hard on immigration when he gets the Republicans on his set on Tuesday night.  Sen. John McCain make a preemptive strike this morning at a hotel in Coral Gables …
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Dick Armey / TIME: Swampland:
My Time in Swampland  —  As I settle in as a guest blogger here at Swampland, I'd like to thank Time and its readers for inviting me to share my views.  I hope I can raise the debate about the direction in which the conservative movement and the nation are heading.  I welcome questions and comments.
The Blotter:
Iraqi Insurgents Claim to Have Killed Missing Soldiers  —  Brian Ross and Rhonda Schwartz Report:  —  An Iraqi insurgent group says it has killed two missing American soldiers who they said had been captured alive.  —  According to a full translation of a ten-minute video released …
Fred Hiatt / Washington Post:
Stay-the-Course Plus  —  Obama, Romney and Foreign Engagement on Steroids  —  You might expect the candidates in this presidential election to want to lead the nation in radically new foreign policy directions.  The incumbent, after all, is widely perceived to have driven the country off a cliff.
Selcan Hacaoglu / Associated Press:
7 Turkish Troops Killed in Rebel Attack  —  ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Kurdish rebels fired rockets and grenades at a Turkish military outpost Monday, killing seven soldiers in an attack that heightened tension at a time when Ankara has threatened military action against the rebels in northern Iraq.
 
 
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