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12:05 PM ET, March 16, 2006

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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Call for Censure Is Rallying Cry to Bush's Base  —  WASHINGTON, March 15 — Republicans, worried that their conservative base lacks motivation to turn out for the fall elections, have found a new rallying cry in the dreams of liberals about censuring or impeaching President Bush.
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John / AMERICAblog:   The lesson, my friends...
John E. Mulligan / projo.com:
Chafee refuses to rule out voting to censure Bush
What an interesting / Hullabaloo:
Our Best Interests
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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: Hullabaloo, AMERICAN FUTURE and TAPPED
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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.
Associated Press:
Rice: Iran 'terror's central bank'
Discussion: Daily Kos
Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:
Largest Iraq Air Assault Since '03 Begins  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (AP) — U.S. forces, joined by Iraqi troops, on Thursday launched the largest airborne assault since the U.S.-led invasion, targeting insurgent strongholds north of the capital, the military said.  —  The military said the operation …
Discussion: Attytood and Stop The ACLU
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Roy Temple / Fired Up! Missouri:
House GOP Bans County Health Clinics From Providing Birth Control  —  Submitted by Roy Temple on Thu, 03/16/2006 - 6:18am.  —  Yesterday, during debate on HB1010, the budget for the Departments of Health and Mental Health, House Republicans voted to ban county health clinics from providing family planning services.
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Waveflux
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David A. Lieb / kansascity.com:
House rejects spending for birth control  —  JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - An attempt to resume state spending on birth control got shot down Wednesday by House members who argued it would have amounted to an endorsement of promiscuous lifestyles.  —  Missouri stopped providing money for family planning …
Kit Wagar / kansascity.com:
House OKs birth control funding ban
Discussion: The All Spin Zone and MoJo Blog
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 Wagner / Washington Post:
Researcher Will Face Charges in Steele Case  —  Federal prosecutors have decided to bring charges against a Democratic researcher accused of fraudulently obtaining a credit report on Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele, now a Republican candidate for U.S. Senate.
WorldNetDaily:
Jessica snubs Bush, porn starlet doesn't  —  'Daisy Dukes' turns down meeting with president  —  at GOP fund-raiser, while Mary Carey still on board  —  WASHINGTON - One PG-13 star turned down a meeting with President Bush at a major Republican fund-raiser today, but a XXX-rated star …
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Steve Gorman / Reuters:
Jessica Simpson snubs Bush
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?
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: Dr. Sanity
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: Mia Culpa and TPM Muckraker
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 …
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.
Mr. Right / The Right Place:
Results of New In-Depth Study Revealed: Bush May Actually Be Hitler!  —  After careful research into the claims of many leftists that President George W. Bush is, in fact, a carbon copy of infamous German dictator Adolf Hitler, The Right Place was more than a bit disturbed by the many eerie similarities …
 
 
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Marc Morano / CNSNews:
Anti-War Movement Casualty of In-Fighting
Elana Schor / The Hill:
FEC raises the stakes for blog bill
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Rep. Harris Pledges Fortune to Revive Senate Race
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Radio Blogger:
Majority leader Bill Frist's plans for the Feingold censure resolution.
Robert Novak / realclearpolitics.com:
Not Confirming Judges  —  WASHINGTON — On May 9, 2001, President Bush nominated U.S.
Discussion: Hugh Hewitt
Richard Morin / Washington Post:
Bet on a Bet but Not on a Ballot  —  It's easier to rig …
Brian Krebs / Washington Post:
DHS Gets Another F in Computer Security
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'Critically' Inadequate  —  "I'd like to see us move toward …
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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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Solvej Schou / Associated Press:
Clooney, Huffington Clash Over Blog Posting
Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
Chinese President Issues List of Virtues
Discussion: Gina Cobb and The PekingDuck
Philip Kennicott / Washington Post:
William Safire And Art That's Good for You
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Lawyers for Libby Subpoena Reporter and New York Times
Discussion: JustOneMinute and TalkLeft
The Hill:
Impeachment is a shortcut for oversight
Discussion: The Next Hurrah and Pandagon
CBS News:
Is This Column Futile?  —  Is political persuasion mostly useless?
 

 
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