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7:30 AM ET, March 16, 2006

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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Bad Instincts  —  There is still a lot of angst, it appears, both in Washington and the blogosphere over Feingold's censure motion.  It seems that substantively, the party agrees that Bush broke the law and deserves to be censured, but there is a division among most of the blogosphere …
AMERICAN DIGEST:
Dems Get Busy Breeding Little Republicans
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
Pew Research Center:
Bush Approval Falls to 33%, Congress Earns Rare Praise  —  Dubai Ports Fallout  —  Summary of Findings  —  In the aftermath of the Dubai ports deal, President Bush's approval rating has hit a new low and his image for honesty and effectiveness has been damaged.
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Associated Press:   Poll: U.S. Backs Congress in Ports Dispute
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
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
On George Clooney's Blog  —  The George Clooney blog that was posted on the Huffington Post Sunday was published only after we received written approval from his representative to do so.  Here's the story:  —  When I first invited George Clooney to blog after a screening of Good Night …
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Solvej Schou / Associated Press:   Clooney, Huffington Clash Over Blog Posting
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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Jason / Generation Why?:
The Saddam Papers - 1st Release
CBS News:
Is This Column Futile?  —  Is political persuasion mostly useless?  Is the percentage of people essentially immune to rational argument about political things increasing?  —  A psychologist in Atlanta and a business school professor in Syracuse, N.Y., have interesting observations …
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 …
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
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
fair.org:
"The Final Word Is Hooray!"  —  Remembering the Iraq War's Pollyanna pundits  —  Weeks after the invasion of Iraq began, Fox News Channel host Brit Hume delivered a scathing speech critiquing the media's supposedly pessimistic assessment of the Iraq War.  —  "The majority of the American media …
Susan Jones / CNSNews:
Pelosi Hints at Democrats' 'Unified' Agenda  —  (CNSNews.com) - The Republican Party has wondered what's taking Democrats so long to unveil their election-year agenda.  Amid press reports that it will happen any day now, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday offered what amounts to a draft version.
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Congress forms panel to study Iraq war  —  Panel to recommend Iraq policy to Congress, White House  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Congress unveiled an independent panel on Wednesday assigned to study the U.S.-led war in Iraq and to make policy recommendations for both Capitol Hill and the White House.
 
 
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Justin Rood / TPM Muckraker:
Harris: I'm All In  —  On FOX News Channel's Hannity and Colmes …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Bush ratings continue to drop to new lows
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Associated Press:
Crapo donations questioned
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Philadelphia Inquirer:
Weldon 9/11 tale unravels, but wait
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Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Kids take back seat to gay agenda
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Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
Chinese President Issues List of Virtues
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William Safire And Art That's Good for You
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Boston Legal to the rescue
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Five arrested over London cartoons protest
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Congressman writes White House: Did President knowingly sign law that didn't pass?
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