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1:15 AM ET, April 26, 2007

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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
House OKs Iraq troop withdrawal bill  —  WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House brushed aside a veto threat Wednesday and passed legislation that would order President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq by Oct. 1.  The 218-208 vote came as the top U.S. commander in Iraq told lawmakers …
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Horses Mouth:
Oh, man.  You won't be surprised to hear that Rupert Murdoch's New York Post is willing to stoop to extraordinary depths of dishonesty to smear Dems, but this one is quite remarkable.  —  Check out the rewrite that The Post has done on an AP story it ran today.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Five Myths Of Harry  —  These have floated in and out of the blogosphere in various forms, but I thought it would be useful to CQ readers to see the counterarguments to Harry Reid's assertions in one easy format.  I asked for some research from a friend connected to Capitol Hill on rebuttals …
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Petraeus Ex Machina
Discussion: Dean's World
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Americans siding with Dems against Bush  —  NBC/WSJ poll: Skepticism on Iraq policies reflected in 2008 candidates  —  INTERACTIVE  —  A look at the democratic candidates and their performance on the campaign trail  —  Far-Out Americana  —  See photos of quirky landmarks that you sent in!
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
LETTING RUDY WIN....Yesterday Rudy Giuliani said the country would be safer if it elects a Republican in 2008 — especially if that Republican is him: … My reaction: Yawn.  Of course Rudy thinks the country would be safer with a Republican in charge.  Presumably he also thinks the economy …
MSNBC:
Republicans equal life; Democrats equal death?  —  Olbermann: Rudy Giuliani exploiting fear for power and personal gain  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  A special comment about Rudolph Giuliani's remarks at a Lincoln Day dinner in New Hampshire:  —  Since some indeterminable hour between …
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment on Giuliani's Fearmongering: How Dare You, Sir?
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Blogswarm alert!  —  It looks as if David Broder's column tomorrow may be making the rather creative case that Harry Reid is as inept as...Alberto Gonzales.  —  How do I know this?  Over at the Dallas Morning News, which prints Broder's column from time to time, they've done a teaser …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
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Keven Ann Willey / DallasMorningViews:   Tomorrow's op-ed columns
Associated Press:
Joint letter issued for Gonzales  —  And in case Gonzales thought the worst had passed with his punishing testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the chairman and top Republican issued a new demand: Refresh the memory that Gonzales claimed had failed him 71 times during the seven-hour session.
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
House Committee Authorizes Subpoena for Goodling
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Subpoenaville  —  Democrats turned up the heat on the White House today …
Media Matters for America:
Fox's Gibson: U.S. invasion "unmasked" Iraqis as "knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century"  —  On the April 23 broadcast of his Fox News Radio show, John Gibson argued that the Iraqi people — whom he described as "knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century" — are at "fault" for the situation in Iraq.
Michael J. Totten:
Meet the Iraqi Police in Kirkuk  —  This is the second in a two part article.  Read Part One, Where Kurdistan Meets the Red Zone, here.  Scroll down for video.  —  KIRKUK, IRAQ - Kirkuk, like Baghdad, is one of the most dangerous places in the world.  Car bombs, suicide attacks, shootings …
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Little Green Footballs:
Harvard: How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah  —  During Israel's war against Hizballah, at LGF we were continually outraged by the media's uncritical promulgation of terrorist propaganda, and their overwhelming bias against Israel.  The barrage of staged and manipulated disinformation culminated …
Reuters:
Bin Laden overseeing Iraq, Afghanistan ops: Taliban  —  DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is orchestrating militants' operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior commander of Afghan Islamist group Taliban said in remarks broadcast on Wednesday.
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Aljazeera:
Taliban leader says Bin Laden alive
Discussion: TalkLeft
Faiz / Think Progress:
MC Bush.  —  Today is Africa Malaria Day.  Over one million people die each year from the treatable and preventable disease; 80 percent of the deaths take place in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Today, President Bush called for "a smart and sustained campaign" that involves distributing insecticide-treated bed nets …
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Melissa McEwan / Shakesville:   OMG  —  This morning, President Bush marked Malaria Awareness …
Wonkette:
MICHELLE MALKIN: Malkin's Site Now Requires Adult ID Check  —  For just $4.95 per month billed discreetly to your credit card, you can watch the rest of this video.  —  Spastic Backyard Cheerleader Video [YouTube]
Discussion: Norwegianity
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Longer Iraq Tours Good for "Army Stress," Pentagon Says  —  You have got to be kidding me.  Check out this pure-propaganda pronouncement, from the Pentagon's official news organ, the "American Forces Press Service": … Yeah, yeah.  Water is dry, ice is warm, and up is down, too.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Analysis: "Blackout" on campaign ads in doubt  —  With Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justice Antonin Scalia exhibiting considerable distaste for a key provision of federal campaign finance law, Congress' latest attempt to reduce the flow of corporate and union money …
Associated Press:
Dow Closes Above 13,000 for First Time  —  Dow Ends Above 13,000 for First Time As Earnings Reports Push Stock Market to Historic Heights  —  NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like a cause for celebration: The Dow Jones industrial average surged from 12,000 to 13,000 in just six months.
 
 
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
JUST MAYBE, SHE MIGHT SHOW UP
Discussion: Truthdig
Michelle Malkin:
Gimme an L! Gimme an O! Gimme an S! Gimme an E! Gimme an R!
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
House Passes Iraq Funding With Withdrawal Timetable: Veto Certain
Discussion: Dohiyi Mir
Karina / The Gavel:
Debate on Iraq Accountability Act Conference Report
Discussion: Think Progress
Julia Silverman / Associated Press:
Ore. gov. starts week on food stamps
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Diane Ravitch / The Huffington Post:
How to Prepare for School Shooters
Discussion: The Vanity Press
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Getting to 60 in the Senate  —  Controlling 60 seats is the holy grail in the Senate.
Discussion: Power Line
Alex Leo / The Huffington Post:
How Does He Love He? Let Me Count the Ways
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Repairing The Tattered Congressional Spine
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: 80 percent of blogs contain "offensive" content
David Finkel / Washington Post:
A Grisly Problem, Grateful Iraqis and a Grim Outlook
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
A Media Role in Selling the War? No Question.
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Man arrested in threat on GOP official
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch frauds
 

 
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