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6:45 AM ET, March 23, 2006


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Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Roberts Dissent Reveals Strain Beneath Court's Placid Surface  —  WASHINGTON, March 22 — A Supreme Court decision on Wednesday in an uncelebrated criminal case did more than resolve a dispute over whether the police can search a home without a warrant when one occupant gives consent but another objects.
James Vicini / Reuters:
Court rejects searches when occupants disagree  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday that the police cannot enter a home and seize evidence without a warrant when one occupant agreed to the search after the other occupant refused permission.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Orin Kerr /
… I recently finished a very rough draft of a new paper …
Beth Fouhy / Newsday:
Clinton vows to block bill criminalizing illegal immigrants  —  NEW YORK — Invoking Biblical themes, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton joined immigration advocates Wednesday to vow and block legislation seeking to criminalize undocumented immigrants.  —  Clinton, a potential 2008 presidential candidate …
Elliot Spagat / Associated Press:
Reid Threatens Filibuster on Immigration  —  As the Senate prepares to tackle the most sweeping immigration reforms in years, a top Democrat vowed Wednesday to do everything in his power, including filibuster, to thwart Majority Leader Bill Frist's proposed overhaul.
Chris Lehmann / New York Observer:
Russ Never Sleeps  —  'Politicians and Pundits Are Afraid,' Says Wisconsin's Feingold, As Democrats Abandon Him on Bush Wiretap Censure Motion; Will Senator Become the Eugene McCarthy of '08 Primaries?  —  None of this fits any of the tried-and-true formulations in the red-and-blue American playbook.
Discussion: NewsHog
Greg Sargent at TAPPED / Hullabaloo:   The Worm Turns  —  Greg Sargent at TAPPED sees what's important …
Radio Blogger:
Christopher Hitchens on the media coverage of Iraq, and whether some on the other side are recognizing what they've wrought.  —  HH: Happy to have back to begin today's show Christopher Hitchens, Vanity Fair columnist, author of many books, including a recent bio of Thomas Jefferson.
Discussion: Done With Mirrors
Shakespeare's Sister:
Worried About 2006  —  Chris Bowers is.  And with good reason.  The Duckworth-Cegelis fiasco in Illinois (which I happened to be following closely for various reasons) is exactly what happened in Ohio with Paul Hackett.  (Except, in this case, a war veteran was hand-picked by Rahm and Company …
Eric Pianin / Washington Post:
Iraq War Vet Wins in Illinois Race
PM calls Karzai to express concern over Christian  —  Prime Minister Stephen Harper phoned Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai Wednesday to express his concerns about an Afghan man facing a death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity.  —  "President Karzai listened to my concerns …
Steven Gutkin / Associated Press:
Israel May Be Next al-Qaida Battleground  —  Signs are mounting that al-Qaida terrorists are setting their sights on Israel and the Palestinian territories as their next jihad battleground.  —  Israel has indicted two West Bank militants for al-Qaida membership, Egypt arrested operatives trying …
Lorie Byrd /
The war about more than hurt feelings  — Email to a friend - Print this page - Text size: A A  —  A strange thing has been happening on the Left over the past few months.  For the first time in my memory, there seems to be a desire of those on the Left, and those in the media …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
AP's Bush 'Straw Man' Story: News Analysis Or Unlabeled Opinion?  —  NEW YORK Did a recent Associated Press story examining President George Bush's alleged tendency to use a "straw man" approach in his speeches cross the line from news to biased opinion?  Or was it just a long-overdue …
Sue Major Holmes /
New Mexico Democrats call for Bush impeachment  —  Web Editor's Note: Due to unusually heavy readership, you may be reading this article out of the normal template of, the Web site of The Santa Fe New Mexican.  Therefore the usual place to add your comments may be missing.
Rob / Say Anything:
Active Duty Deaths: Bush vs. Clinton  —  Here's an interesting report compiled by the Department of Defense's Manpower Data Center.  —  What I found most interesting was a comparison of the active duty deaths between the first four years of Bill Clinton's term and the first four years of Bush's term.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Russ Feingold and the Courage to Do the Right Thing  —  Anybody who didn't see Russ Feingold on the Daily Show tonight needs to do so (Crooks & Liars has the video).  He truly comes off as a man who has the confidence of knowing he did the right thing when everyone around …
ABC News:
Ex-Govt staffer condemns US 'ineptitude'  —  Reporter: Tony Jones  —  TONY JONES: Well, as the chaos in Iraq continues, more and more former supporters of the war are reviewing their respective positions, including some of those involved in putting the case for invasion.
White House:
President Discusses War on Terror, Progress in Iraq in West Virginia  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all very much.  Please be seated.  Thanks for coming.  First of all, Terry, thanks for the invitation.  My purpose is to share with you what's on my mind, and then I look forward to hearing what's on yours.
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
We Don't Need 'Guest Workers'  —  Economist Philip Martin of the University of California likes to tell a story about the state's tomato industry.  In the early 1960s, growers relied on seasonal Mexican laborers, brought in under the government's "bracero" program.
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Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
Before the dawn  —  There's an ambitious article by JR Dunn …
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PJ Iraq Files:
Document: ISGZ-2004-009247  —  Translator: jveritas at Free Republic …
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Diana Jean Schemo / New York Times:
Federal Aid Is Focus of a Lawsuit by Students
Discussion: TalkLeft and ACSBlog
Adam Sherwin / Times of London:
Chat room insults lead to internet libel victory
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Andrew Mangino / Yale Daily News:
Albright lectures on public service
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Harold Meyerson / Washington Post:
Will Your Job Survive?