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6:05 PM ET, April 27, 2007

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Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon: Al-Qaida operative captured  —  WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Friday the capture of one of al-Qaida's most senior and most experienced operatives, an Iraqi who was trying to return to his native country when he was captured.  —  Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, said the captive is Abdul al-Hadi al-Iraqi.
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MSNBC:
Al-Qaida official seen as major catch for U.S.  —  Close confidant to bin Laden, al-Zawahiri headed for Guantanamo Bay  —  WASHINGTON - A senior al-Qaida commander who was handed over to U.S. custody this week is believed to be a close confidant of Osama bin Laden who has provided U.S. intelligence officials …
Thomas Joscelyn:
Questions For Another Baathist Turned Al Qaeda Bigwig
Discussion: The Corner and PoliPundit.com
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Big fish: Senior AQ commander Abdul Hadi al Iraqi captured
CNN:
Pentagon: Top al Qaeda leader taken to Guantanamo
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jonathan Karl Reports / The Blotter:
Top Al Qaeda Leader Captured
New York Times:
Ex-C.I.A. Chief, in Book, Assails Cheney on Iraq  —  George J. Tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials in a new book, saying they pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a …
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Oversight Committee Invites Former CIA Director to Testify  —  A letter (pdf): … On Wednesday the Oversight Committee approved a subpoena for testimony from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding the assertion that Iraq sought to import uranium from Niger.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
WSJ.com: Washington Wire:   Tenet's Next Stop May Be Capitol Hill
Zuzu / Feministe:
The terrorism that dare not speak its name  —  Why is it that the media and the government never calls the "pro-life" groups who plant bombs at women's clinics what they are: terrorists?  —  From the AP article, entitled "Explosive found at Austin women's clinic": … Actually, I shouldn't say "from" the AP article.
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Associated Press:
Explosive found at Austin women's clinic  —  AUSTIN — A package left at a women's clinic that performs abortions contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death, investigators said today.  —  "It was in fact an explosive device," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Pandagon
Keely Savoie / WIMN's Voices:
Silence is Complicity  —  They're at it again: A week since …
Discussion: Shakesville and Dohiyi Mir
New York Times:
In Debate, Democrats Show More Unity Than Strife  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was professorial and emphatic as she spoke Thursday night about health care, Iraq and whether Wal-Mart was good for America (a "mixed blessing," she decided) .  —  Senator Barack Obama of Illinois …
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Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Dean at M.I.T. Resigns, Ending a 28-Year Lie  —  Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became well known for urging stressed-out students competing for elite colleges to calm down and stop trying to be perfect.  Yesterday she admitted …
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
OFF WITH HER HEAD....I'm curious: what do people think about the MIT dean story?
Discussion: Brian Beutler
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Ryan Sager / New York Sun Politics:
Giuliani's Startling Departure  —  In a startling departure from his previously stated position on civil unions, Mayor Giuliani came out to The New York Sun yesterday evening in opposition to the civil union law just passed by the New Hampshire state Senate.  —  "Mayor Giuliani believes marriage is between one man and one woman.
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al.com:
Militia raid targets weapons  —  Explosives, ammo found; 6 men arrested  —  Simultaneous raids carried out in four Alabama counties Thursday turned up truckloads of explosives and weapons, including 130 grenades, an improvised rocket launcher and 2,500 rounds of ammunition belonging to the small …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Playing on the Senate Floor Is a Dirty Business, Children  —  By a quirk of the calendar, yesterday's Senate vote to withdraw from Iraq fell on "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."  And so it happened that, in the middle of the tense war debate, Sen. John Sununu (R-N.H.) strolled through the press gallery with his young daughter.
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan and Wonkette
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Mark Blumenthal / Pollster:
Tag Clouds for the Democratic Debate  —  Janet Harris, a friend and Pollster reader, sends an interesting bit of analysis she did on last night's MSNBC Democratic debate.  Using the free site TagCrowd, she created a set of "tag clouds" that provides a visual depiction of the words used most often last night by each of the candidates.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Oh, man.  You just have to listen to these caricatures of black pols that Rush Limbaugh is pushing right now.  They're quite — how should we put this — "racially charged."  —  You may already have heard the "Barack the Magic Negro" shtick that Rush sang on his show the other day (more on that in a bit).
Discussion: On Politics and Political Punch
Emptywheel / The Next Hurrah:
The Documents Not Turned Over  —  Last night, DOJ provided Congress with a list of Kyle Sampson documents it wasn't going to turn over.  They begin on December 19, not long after the firings, and continue until March 8, when Sampson resigned.  The withheld emails suggest some of the key issues the WH is trying to hide, particularly:
Discussion: Firedoglake and TPMmuckraker
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
BLASTING THE BRASS....Lt. Col. Paul Yingling, one of the officers responsible for the Army's success in Tall Afar last year, has penned a blistering attack in the Armed Forces Journal aimed at our current military brass: … Phil Carter, who returned last year from a tour in Iraq, is impressed:
 
 
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Think Progress:
Boehner Voted For Somalia Withdrawal, Now Claims We Can't Leave Iraq …
Real Cities:
Administration considered firing at least 12 U.S. attorneys but cut list down
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
Amanda / Think Progress:
White House Excuses Partisan Briefings With False 'Clinton Did It Too' Defense
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Fired U.S. Attorneys Will Meet in Seattle
Daniel Hannan / Telegraph:
Merkel's honesty not the best policy
Discussion: EU Referendum and The Corner
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 Earlier Items: 
Greg Palast / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. media have lost the will to dig deep
Discussion: Norwegianity
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Dan Gerstein sham
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Saudis Avoid Their Own 9/11
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Straight Talking Again
Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: Jon Voight talks about the war on O'Reilly
River / riverbendblog.blogspot.com:
The Great Wall of Segregation...