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9:40 PM ET, April 24, 2007

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Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Low-key office launches high-profile inquiry  —  The Office of Special Counsel will investigate U.S. attorney firings and other political activities led by Karl Rove.  —  WASHINGTON — Most of the time, an obscure federal investigative unit known as the Office of Special Counsel confines itself …
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Nico / Think Progress:
Iglesias Reveals He Filed Complaint Against Rove, Leading To Special Counsel Probe  —  Tonight on MSNBC, fired U.S. Attorney David Iglesias revealed key new details about the Office of Special Counsel's (OSC) probe into Karl Rove and other White House officials reported today by the Los Angeles Times.
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Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Rove Investigator Faces Own Allegations
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New York Post:
REID'S BLOODY HANDS  —  Fresh from his declaration that "this war [in Iraq] is lost," Senate Demo cratic leader Harry Reid is moving quickly to hasten America's unilateral surrender.  —  And to cast the Middle East into murderous chaos.  —  Reid yesterday promised that the Democratic-controlled Congress …
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Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
"Reid's Bloody Hands"
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Associated Press:
Lawmakers to open Tillman-Lynch hearing  —  WASHINGTON - As the Army probed Pat Tillman's death, investigators implored the CIA and Pentagon last year to scour their databanks for aerial video of the friendly fire incident, footage they believed might have been captured as a Predator drone flew over the scene.
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Oversight Committee Hearing on Tillman, Lynch Incidents  —  The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is currently holding a hearing entitled "Misleading Information from the Battlefield."  The hearing will focus on the death of Army Ranger Specialist Patrick Tillman in Afghanistan …
John Holusha / New York Times:
Pentagon Challenged on Lynch and Tillman
Discussion: Catallarchy and Brian Beutler
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Pelosi Won't Attend Petraeus Briefing  —  House Speaker Had Phone Conversation With Top U.S. Iraq Commander  —  As the House and Senate prepare to vote this week on the final conference report on the $124 billion troop funding bill — which would also mandate that U.S. combat troops begin withdrawing …
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Andrew Conte / PittsburghLIVE.com:
DeLay says top Dems close to treason  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Democratic leaders are acting like traitors by opposing the Iraq war, and President Bush must answer with a toughened stance, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Monday.  —  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:   Check out this snippet of an interview Tom DeLay did with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Matt / Think Progress:
Tom DeLay: Reid And Pelosi Are 'Very, Very Close To Treason'
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Jawa Celebration: Abu Izzadeen & 5 Others Arrested in Terror Ring *Sticky*  —  UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: An Islamist forum connected with Omar Bakri Mohammed, and previously exposed here at The Jawa Report, has listed the names of the six terror suspects arrested today.
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:   UK cops arrest six in terror sweep — including Islamist parasite Abu Izzadeen
Roger Ebert / Chicago Sun Times:
'I ain't a pretty boy no more'  —  My Ninth Annual Overlooked Film Festival opens Wednesday night at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Chaz and I will be in attendance.  —  This year I won't be speaking, however, as I await another surgery.  —  I have received a lot of advice that I should not attend the festival.
Discussion: Shakesville and Unfogged
Erin P. Billings / Roll Call Newspaper Online:
Senate Democrats Look to Hold 'No Confidence' Vote on Gonzales  —  With Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowing to remain in his job and President Bush standing by him, Senate Democratic leaders are seriously considering bringing a resolution to the floor expressing no confidence in Gonzales, according to a senior leadership source.
Guardian:
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps  —  From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms.  And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all
Nico / Think Progress:
Rep. Rohrabacher: 'I Hope It's Your Families That Suffer' From A Terrorist Attack  —  Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on the Bush administration's practice of extraordinary rendition, whereby hundreds of "terror suspects who had never been indicted for any crimes" …
Hillary Clinton / Firedoglake:
Equal Pay, Equal Respect  —  (Please welcome Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who joins us today to talk about equal pay issues and the Paycheck Fairness Act.  She will be chatting with us in the comments for the next half hour — jh)  —  If men in this country were paid just 77 cents …
David Satter / Opinion Journal:
Boris Yeltsin  —  His rule was marked by lost opportunities and fearsome political corruption.  —  The era of Boris Yeltsin, who died yesterday, was a time of lost opportunity.  Yeltsin led the revolution that overthrew the Soviet Union.  But his attempt to build democracy in Russia was a failure …
 
 
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