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8:35 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.
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
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: Daily Kos
Nico / Think Progress:
David Broder's Continuing Embarrassment
Discussion: Washington Post and Central Sanity
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
I really don't know whether I find it more painful or amusing …
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
House Passes Iraq Funding With Withdrawal Timetable: Veto Certain
Discussion: Associated Press
Keven Ann Willey / DallasMorningViews:   Tomorrow's op-ed columns
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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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 …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Petraeus Ex Machina  —  General David Petraeus went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to brief Congress behind closed doors on the progress of the surge.  No word on whether he walked across the Potomac to get there.  —  But given the glowing terms increasingly desperate Republicans have been using …
Gateway Pundit:
McCain Blasts Harry Reid- Congressional Leaders Demand His Resignation!!
Discussion: NewsMax.com 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
Discussion: Truthdig and Macsmind
Hindrocket / Power Line:   JUST MAYBE, SHE MIGHT SHOW UP
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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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment on Giuliani's Fearmongering: How Dare You, Sir?
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
LETTING RUDY WIN....Yesterday Rudy Giuliani said the country …
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
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.
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.
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.
Associated Press:
Dean: Bar Media and Candidates Will Talk  —  The head of the Democratic Party said Wednesday that the best way to get presidential candidates to talk frankly about issues is to lock out the media.  —  During the Mortgage Bankers Association conference, a banker expressed frustration …
 
 
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