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3:20 PM ET, April 5, 2008

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Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned $109 million over the last eight years, an ascent into the uppermost tier of American taxpayers that seemed unimaginable in 2001 …
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Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Looks like last call for Hillary  —  And it looks like it's gonna be another sleepless night ... “  —  That's Crystal Gayle from the opening of her hit song, “Talking In Your Sleep,” No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts in 1978.  No, hang on a minute, it's Hillary Rodham Clinton's new campaign theme.
Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post:
What Did Bill Clinton Do To Get $15M From Ron Burkle?  —  The campaign press statement accompanying the release on Friday of Hillary Clinton's 2000 - 2007 tax returns includes some useful summary data for the media: Bill and Hillary Clinton's total income over the past 8 years, $109 million …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE CLINTONS' FAVORITE CHARITY (CORRECTION APPENDED)  —  Yesterday the news was full of accounts of the Clintons' 2000-2006 tax returns.  At the top of the stories reporting the Clintons' total income of $109 million over the past eight years — as in the “deep background” …
Discussion: The Caucus, Hot Air and MoJoBlog
Deep Background / MSNBC:   Clintons' wealth skyrockets by 5,700 percent
Boston Globe:
Golden years for the Clintons
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
Ohio Hospital Contests a Story Clinton Tells  —  Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Olbermann Watch - Bonus Saturday Edition  —  Can we count on Keith Olbermann's pinch-ranter, Rachel Maddow, to pick up on the now-updated/discarded ThinkProgress fantasy and describe McHenry's “two-bit security guard” as an American soldier?  Yes we can!  —  Check the video next to this summary from the Countdown site:
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Rick Maze / Army Times:
Lawmaker apologizes for comment on Iraq guard
Discussion: Wizbang
Suzanne Langlois / The Huffington Post:
The Baghdad Lottery: “He Can't Win, If We Don't Play”
Discussion: Bang the Drum
Ben Smith / The Politico:
The Democratic veep prospects: A guide  —  Four years ago today, The New York Times reported that an adviser to John Kerry had completed interviews with four contenders for the vice presidential nomination.  —  Today, both Democratic campaigns are laughing off the notion of choosing a running mate …
San Francisco Chronicle:
SNOOP DOGG BLASTS OBAMA  —  Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has launched a scathing attack on U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, accusing him of gleaning support from the Ku Klux Klan.  —  The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., insists the Democratic candidate has received funding from the KKK.
Washington Times:
Passport official quits amid probes  —  The State Department official in charge of U.S. passport services stepped down yesterday amid investigations into security breaches in the document records and overcharges for blank passports.  —  In the latest blow against the agency …
Discussion: A Blog For All
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Bloomberg:
Passport Official to Leave Post
Discussion: Blue Girl, Red State
Gail Collins / New York Times:
White Guys Are Back  —  It was probably inevitable.  The historic contest between a woman and an African-American for the presidential nomination is now all about white men.  —  Not that the white male voters asked for this.  They've been uncommitted, supporting Hillary in one contest and Barack in the next.
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The Witchpointer-General  —  One of the striking features of my current troubles with Canada's “Human Rights” Commissions is the way, in the name of ersatz “human rights”, these pseudo-courts trample on one of the bedrock human rights: the presumption of innocence.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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Carol Nader / The Age:
Call to switch onus on racist offences
Mike Hall / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Walls close in on Phelpses  —  Judge orders liens on church building, law office  —  A federal judge in Maryland on Thursday ordered liens on the Westboro Baptist Church building and the Phelps-Chartered Law office.  —  If the case presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett …
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Phil Gramm: McCain's Terrorist In Pinstripes  —  There is a ticking time bomb in the John McCain campaign and the sooner that Barack Obama can turn his full attention to exploiting it the bigger and consequential the explosion should be for this phony maverick.
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
SUPERDELEGATES AND THE STRONG PARTY.  —  Who would imagine that there was more to say on the subject of the Democratic Party's superdelegates?  Yet posts this week on The Democratic Strategist and PolitickerNJ add some important context to the historical role of superdelegates and make clear …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Matthew Yglesias
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Ukraine and Genocide  —  I find this controversy absolutely fascinating (which is why I will probably write a column about it).  The Ukrainians want to call the organized murder of Ukrainians “genocide.”  The Russians don't.  One of the things I find particularly interesting …
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Steve Gutterman / Associated Press:
Russia: 1930s Famine Was Not Genocide
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
 
 
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Nicholas Riccardi / Los Angeles Times:
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Charlotte Gill / Daily Mail:
British Muslims in airliner terror plot 'talked of taking families …
Ashley Fantz / CNN:
Sex abuse, violence alleged at teen jails across U.S.
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ABCNEWS:
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John Marshall / Associated Press:
Woman Sentenced in Death of Mother-To-Be
Discussion: TalkLeft and On Deadline
Jane Macartney / Times of London:
Exclusive: Chinese police kill eight after opening fire on monks …
Alex Dowdalls / Daily Mail:
Muslim is spared a speeding ban so he can drive between his two wives