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9:40 AM ET, March 16, 2006

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John E. Mulligan / projo.com:
Chafee refuses to rule out voting to censure Bush  —  Like the Democratic senator who initiated the proposal, the Rhode Island Republian believes the president's decision to initiate wiretaps without court orders was illegal and says he looks forward to the debate on the program that will likely ensue.
AMERICAN DIGEST:
Dems Get Busy Breeding Little Republicans
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
John / AMERICAblog:   The lesson, my friends...
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Bush to Restate Terror Strategy  —  2002 Doctrine of Preemptive War To Be Reaffirmed  —  President Bush plans to issue a new national security strategy today reaffirming his doctrine of preemptive war against terrorists and hostile states with chemical, biological or nuclear weapons, despite the troubled experience in Iraq.
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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Report Backs Iraq Strike and Cites Iran Peril  —  WASHINGTON, March 15 — An updated version of the Bush administration's national security strategy, the first in more than three years, gives no ground on the decision to order a pre-emptive attack on Iraq in 2003, and identifies Iran …
Discussion: AMERICAN FUTURE and JustOneMinute
Associated Press:
Rice: Iran 'terror's central bank'
Discussion: Daily Kos
Reuters:
Bolton compares Iran threat to Sept 11 attacks
Gina Holland / Associated Press:
Supreme Court Justice Reveals Death Threats  —  WASHINGTON (March 16) - Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said she and former Justice Sandra Day O'Connor have been the targets of death threats from the "irrational fringe" of society, people apparently spurred by Republican criticism of the high court.
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John Solo / Associated Press:
First Declassified Iraq Documents Released  —  WASHINGTON — The Bush administration Wednesday night released the first declassified documents collected by U.S. intelligence during the Iraq war, showing among other things that Saddam Hussein's regime was monitoring reports that Iraqis and Saudis …
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Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
Post-Haste  —  The Office of the Director of National Intelligence …
Discussion: Iowa Voice
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
'Temporarily Relieved'  —  Yale suspends the anonymous emailer who blasted Taliban critics.  —  Yale University still isn't talking about why it admitted a former top Taliban official as a student, but yesterday the Yale Law School issued an apology to two alumni whom one of its officials …
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Bush ratings continue to drop to new lows  —  NBC/WSJ poll: Majority now prefer a Democrat-controlled Congress … WASHINGTON -  —  Mark Murray  —  The latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll might sound like a broken record, but the tune grows louder as congressional midterm elections …
Steve Gorman / Reuters:
Jessica Simpson snubs Bush  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Concerned about politicizing her favorite charity, singer-actress Jessica Simpson on Wednesday turned down a invitation to meet with U.S. President George W. Bush, a snub that left Republicans dismayed.  —  The apparent final word …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Lawyers for Libby Subpoena Reporter and New York Times  —  Lawyers for I. Lewis Libby Jr., a former aide to Vice President Dick Cheney who faces charges of obstruction of justice, served subpoenas on Tuesday on The New York Times Company and a former reporter for The Times, Judith Miller.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and TalkLeft
The Hill:
Impeachment is a shortcut for oversight  —  Since talk of impeachment is in the air, it seems incumbent on all vocal critics of the president to go on the record with their points of view on this momentous question.  So let me devote this column to explaining why I think it's a bad idea on both policy and political grounds.
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and Pandagon
Solvej Schou / Associated Press:
Clooney, Huffington Clash Over Blog Posting  —  Associated Press Writer LOS ANGELES It's George Clooney versus Arianna Huffington in a standoff worthy of "Good Night, and Good Luck."  —  The newly minted Oscar winner says he did not write a blog posted Monday on commentator Huffington's Web site …
Washington Post:
GOP Seeks Curbs On '527' Groups  —  House Republican leaders proposed changes in lobbying laws yesterday that would include a crackdown on independent, big-money committees that heavily aided Democrats in the 2004 elections.  —  The proposed ethics package would increase the amount …
Discussion: TPM Muckraker and Mia Culpa
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
'Critically' Inadequate  —  "I'd like to see us move toward really focusing on critical infrastructure that is controlled, owned or operated by any foreign government."  —  "It's important that the secretary of defense, in consultation with Homeland Security, identifies what is critical infrastructure …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
Hey, Big Spender  —  Should we have known that President Bush would bust the budget?  —  This week's column is a question, a brief one addressed with honest curiosity to Republicans.  It is: When George W. Bush first came on the scene in 2000, did you understand him to be a liberal in terms of spending?
Discussion: QandO and Vox Popoli
 
 
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BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

Connor Mycroft / South China Morning Post:
Media orgs, WSJ union, and a congressional panel express support for Selina Cheng, who says WSJ fired her for assuming Hong Kong Journalists Association's chair

Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

 
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