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2:55 PM 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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Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
David Broder Is a Gasbag  —  One of the few regrets I have in life is that I allowed Ann Devroy of the Washington Post to talk me into apologizing for calling David Broder "a gasbag" in 1995.  My admiration for Devroy trumped my contempt for Broder.  Ann, sadly, is gone, but Broder remains.
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 …
Bob Geiger:
Senate Passes Emergency Supplemental Bill
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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Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
CNN's Ware: Troop Pullout Debate Is 'Delusional,' Would Hand Iraq to al Qaeda  —  Left-wing blogs loved it when CNN's Michael Ware rebuked Senator John McCain a few weeks ago, after McCain suggested he could safely walk through areas of Baghdad.  But this morning on CNN …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Bill Moyers documentary on our failed and barren press  —  If you didn't watch Bill Moyers' documentary last night regarding the joint, coordinated behavior of our government and its media in the run-up to the invasion of Iraq, I can't recommend it highly enough.  You can watch it here.
Mark / CNN Political Ticker:
Tony Snow to return to White House post next week  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — White House Press Secretary Tony Snow revealed to CNN he plans to return to his post next week, a month after a cancerous growth was found on his liver.  —  "I'm expecting to be back Monday," Snow said in a telephone interview …
Discussion: The Newshoggers, IMAO and Wonkette
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MSNBC:
Senate OKs Iraq bill with timetable for pullout  —  President Bush has vowed to veto $124 billion war funding legislation  —  April 26: NBC's Chip Reid reports on the Iraq war spending bill, which includes a timetable for a U.S. withdrawal from Iraq.  —  Today show  —  INTERACTIVE
WSJ.com: Washington Wire:   White House Warns of 'P.R. Stunt'
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 …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Journalists and John McCain: Is The Honeymoon Really Over?
Associated Press:
McCain's humor draws criticism again
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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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
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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.
HTML Mencken / Sadly, No!:
Ace: 'I'm not a homo, but vaginas are icky'  —  No, really.  —  While making nervous fun of a stupid ABC 'News' article on how to tell if your husband is gay — he is a bit too emphatic, a bit too sarcastic with his 'well, duhhhs' if you know what I mean, and I think you do — Ace offers the following in an illuminating aside:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Fog Of War  —  A reader writes: … A friend of mine sat me down last night over a glass of wine and made me watch "The Fog of War", the McNamara documentary that won an Oscar a few years ago.  What it brought home was how the war in Vietnam became a moving target …
Discussion: Political Animal
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Lawyer's Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million  —  When the neighborhood dry cleaner misplaced Roy Pearson's pants, he took action.  He complained.  He demanded compensation.  And then he sued.  Man, did he sue.  —  Two years, thousands of pages of legal documents and many hundreds …
 
 
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Interview with Charlie Savage
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Rasmussen Reports:
57% Favor Immediate Troop Withdrawal or Firm Deadline
Discussion: Eschaton and Liberal Values
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Brownback rescinds immigration bill support
Discussion: The Corner
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Why the President Would Deny Our Troops the Resources They Need
Tom Tomorrow / The Huffington Post:
What They Said  —  I was planning to mark the fourth anniversary …
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GOP stirs a media storm for Democrats' parade
Brian / TVNewser:
Russert Spells "I-R-A-K"
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Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
DID "DAY BY DAY" JUST JUMP THE SHARK?  —  I love Chris Muir's laconic …
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
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