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3:20 PM ET, March 11, 2006

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Kevin Sites / Associated Press:
Slobodan Milosevic Found Dead in Cell  —  AMSTERDAM, Netherlands - Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who orchestrated the Balkan wars of the 1990s and was on trial for war crimes, was found dead in his prison cell near The Hague, the U.N. tribunal said Saturday.
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Austin Bay Blog:
UPDATED: The man who moved from Red to Brown: Milosevic found dead  —  Former Serb dictators Slobodan Milosevic's long-running trial is finally over- without a conviction.  Milosevic was found dead in his jail cell in the UN detention center at The Hague, Netherlands.
BBC:
Milosevic found dead in his cell  —  Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has died in the detention centre at The Hague tribunal.  —  The tribunal said he had been found dead in his cell on Saturday morning.  The cause of death is not yet clear.  —  Mr Milosevic, 64 …
CNN:
Milosevic found dead in cell  —  (CNN) — Former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic has been found dead in his cell in The Hague, Netherlands where he was being tried on war crimes charges, according to the United Nations war crimes tribunal.  He was 64.
Washington Post:
Former Yugoslav Leader Milosevic Found Dead  —  PARIS, March 11 — Slobodan Milosevic, the former Yugoslav leader who presided over the Balkan wars of the 1990s, was found dead Saturday in his cell at a United Nations prison near The Hague where he was on trial for war crimes, among them …
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:   Milosevic Dead  —  Serbian strongman Slobodan Milosevic died …
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New York Times:
About That Rebellion ...  We keep hearing that the Republicans in Congress are in revolt against the president.  —  Some rebellion.  —  Yes, the Republicans defied President Bush on the United Arab Emirates ports deal.  But it wasn't over a major principle, like the collapse …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Bush Goes on Offensive To Explain War Strategy  —  President Bush plans to begin a series of speeches next week again explaining the administration's strategy for winning the war in Iraq, as the White House returns to a familiar tactic to allay growing public pessimism about the war …
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Ex-White House Adviser Facing Shoplifting Charges
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Drudge Report:
MCCAIN IN REPUBLICAN STRAW POLL EMBARRASSMENT  —  Facing a loss at a 2008 straw poll event this weekend, Senator John McCain of Arizona told his supporters to write in President Bush [?] as a sign of support, leaving many sputtering.  —  "For the next three years, with our country at war …
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Scott Shields / MyDD:
Chaos At The Southern Republican Leadership Conference
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CNN:
The Situation: Friday, March 10
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Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Kerry takes another look at presidency  —  Says loss in 2004 made him tougher  —  Senators John F. Kerry and Edward M. Kennedy were in Boston yesterday at an event promoting a construction job training program for veterans.  (AP Photo)  —  WASHINGTON — As Senator John F. Kerry prepared …
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Brad Wilmouth / NewsBusters.org:
Olbermann Plugs Justice O'Connor's "Dictatorship" Attack on Conservatives  —  On Friday's Countdown show, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann highlighted recent comments by former Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, delivered during a speech at Georgetown University, seemingly directed …
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Iraq Update  —  Political developments, where's the civil war, and Operation Tribal Chivalry launched in Anbar - by tribal sheikhs?  —  President Talibani has pushed the political process forward by calling for the new parliament to convene on March 19, and the contentious debate …
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Al Pessin / Voice of America:   General: Iraq Shifting from Insurgency Toward Sectarian Violence
New York Times:
Push to Tighten Lobbying Rules Loses Strength  —  WASHINGTON, March 10 — The drive for a tighter lobbying law, just two months ago a major priority on Capitol Hill, is losing momentum, a victim of shifting political interests, infighting among House Republicans and a growing sense among lawmakers …
Thebaldchick / Freedom Folks:
Illegal Aliens March on Chicago  —  "Si, se puede!" was the cry of the crowd in Chicago today — yes we can.  Thousands upon thousands of illegal aliens and their supporters gathered in Union Park, then marched down Jackson Street to The Loop.  Jamming the plaza, as well as the surrounding streets …
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Juan-Carlos Rodriguez / Associated Press:
U.S. Hostage Tom Fox Killed in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON - An American who was among four Christian activists kidnapped last year in Iraq has been killed, a State Department spokesman said Friday.  —  The FBI verified that a body found in Iraq Friday morning was that of Tom Fox, 54, of Clear Brook, Va., spokesman Noel Clay said.
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National Review:
The Great Stampede  —  In recent weeks prominent conservatives — William F. Buckley, Niall Ferguson, Francis Fukuyama, George Will, to a name only a very few — have, in various ways, suggested that the war in Iraq was either a mistake or unwinnable, or both.
Denver Post:
Controversial teacher keeps job … A Cherry Creek social studies teacher will not lose his job, after a student went public with a tape recording of controversial comments the teacher had made in class.  —  Superintendent Monte C. Moses said Jay Bennish will be reinstated to his job …
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