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10:25 AM ET, April 26, 2007

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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Democrats' Gonzales  —  Here's a Washington political riddle where you fill in the blanks: As Alberto Gonzales is to the Republicans, Blank Blank is to the Democrats — a continuing embarrassment thanks to his amateurish performance.  —  If you answered " Harry Reid," …
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New York Times:
War Bill Passes House, Requiring an Iraq Pullout  —  The House on Wednesday narrowly approved a $124 billion war spending bill that would require American troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq by Oct. 1, setting the stage for the first veto fight between President Bush and majority Democrats.
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 …
The Agonist:
Bush Approval Rating Falls to 28%, Lowest Level So Far, in Harris Poll  —  Wall Street Journal - President Bush's approval rating slipped to new lows in the most recent Harris Interactive survey, but he's not alone: For the first time since the series began, all of the political figures …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Blogswarm alert!  —  It looks as if David Broder's column tomorrow …
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs and Daily Kos
Jules Crittenden:
Your Tax Dollars At Work
Discussion: Horses Mouth and AMERICAblog
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Political Briefings At Agencies Disclosed  —  White House officials conducted 20 private briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the last midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies covered by federal restrictions on partisan political activity …
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Reuters:
House panel votes to subpoena Rice on Iraq
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Financial Times:
Industry caught in carbon 'smokescreen'  —  Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on "carbon credit" projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.  —  A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases …
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Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
CAN CARBON OFFSETS BE CONFIRMED?  Many celebrities have sought to burnish their environmental credentials by purchasing "carbon offsets" to compensate for their lavish lifestyles.  Former vice president Al Gore, among others, claims the purchase of such offsets enables him to live a …
Joe Lieberman / Washington Post:
One Choice in Iraq  —  Last week a series of coordinated suicide bombings killed more than 170 people.  The victims were not soldiers or government officials but civilians — innocent men, women and children indiscriminately murdered on their way home from work and school.
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Nancy A. Youssef / Real Cities:
U.S. officials exclude car bombs in touting drop in Iraq violence  —  WASHINGTON - U.S. officials who say there has been a dramatic drop in sectarian violence in Iraq since President Bush began sending more American troops into Baghdad aren't counting one of the main killers of Iraqi civilians.
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Court Asked to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo  —  The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration's detention policies.
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revisits Campaign Finance Law  —  The Supreme Court put defenders of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law on the defensive today in a spirited argument that suggested the court could soon open a significant loophole in the measure.  —  At issue is a major provision …
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Court Knows Best
Discussion: OxBlog and Lawyers, Guns and Money
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Justices Reconsider Campaign Finance
Discussion: SCOTUSblog and USA Today
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain calls for Gonzales to resign  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Politico that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, becoming the most prominent Republican to desert the White House over the bungled firing of U.S. attorneys.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
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New York Times:
McCain Launches Candidacy With Bush Critique
Discussion: First Read and TIME
Charlene Slaughter / thetandd.com:
Debate day in Orangeburg  —  Media swarm SCSU before presidential debate  —  Standing, from left, Mike Gravel, Dennis Kucinich, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Joe Biden, John Edwards, Chris Dodd and Bill Richardson.  —  That is the order in which the candidates will stand during tonight's Democratic presidential debate.
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Dems play low expectations before debate
Lou Dobbs / CNN:
Big media hide truth about immigration  —  Editor's note: Lou Dobbs' commentary appears weekly on CNN.com.  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — The Bush administration and the leadership of the Democratic Party are preparing to take another legislative leap at imposing a massive illegal alien amnesty on American citizens.
 
 
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DID "DAY BY DAY" JUST JUMP THE SHARK?  —  I love Chris Muir's laconic …
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