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9:50 AM ET, March 29, 2006


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Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Judges on Secretive Panel Speak Out on Spy Program  —  WASHINGTON, March 28 — Five former judges on the nation's most secretive court, including one who resigned in apparent protest over President Bush's domestic eavesdropping, urged Congress on Tuesday to give the court a formal role in overseeing the surveillance program.
Discussion: Charging RINO and AMERICAblog
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Justices Question Law on Detainee Trials  —  WASHINGTON, March 28 — As the justices of the Supreme Court took their seats Tuesday morning to hear Osama bin Laden's former driver challenge the Bush administration's plan to try him before a military commission, one question …
New York Times:
Voters in Israel Support Parties Vowing Pullout  —  JERUSALEM, Wednesday, March 29 — Israelis voted Tuesday to bring to power a new centrist party, Kadima, which is committed to a further pullout from the occupied West Bank.  —  Kadima's leader, Ehud Olmert, will become prime minister …
Khaled Abu Toameh / Jerusalem Post:
Joy in PA over Likud collapse
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Power Line
Kadima wins with 28 seats
Discussion: Harry's Place
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Democrats Opening Assault on Bush Security Policies
Discussion: Democracy Project
Jim VandeHei / Washington Post:
Card's Departure Seen as a Sign President Hears Words of Critics  —  A few weeks ago, President Bush's spokesman dismissed talk of an impending staff change as "inside Washington babble."  —  White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr.'s resignation yesterday suggests that Bush was listening.
Discussion: The Heretik and The Sideshow
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Bush Opposes Iraq's Premier, Shiites Report  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, March 28 — The American ambassador has told Shiite officials that President Bush does not want the Iraqi prime minister to remain the country's leader in the next government, senior Shiite politicians said Tuesday.
Toronto Star:
Tell Afghan court belief is no crime  —  Canadian troops have died in Afghanistan helping to oust the Taliban regime, to free 28 million people from tyranny and to restore democracy.  And 2,300 Canadian troops are now policing Kandahar, one of the most violence-torn regions of the country …
Daveed Gartenstein-Ross / Weekly Standard:
The New Roman Lions
Michelle Malkin:
THE AMERICAN FLAG COMES SECOND  —  You will not see this heart-stopping photo on the front page of the NY Times or on the lead story of the major news networks.  You should (hat tip: Mika and F/R): … More:  —  Meanwhile: Mexico Cheers Passage of Immigration Bill  —  Like I said: Welcome to reconquista.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Gina Cobb
Jack Abramoff Sentencing Wednesday: Lawyers Say He's Broke  —  Jack Abramoff faces sentencing tomorrow in federal court in Miami for his admitted fraud in the purchase of the Sun Cruz Casinos.  260 letters, some from prominent persons, including Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, have written letters on his behalf.
Will / Attytood:
Can you spot the mistakes in this photo?  —  This is a picture that Howard Kaloogian, a conservative Republican candidate in San Diego's upcoming congressional special election to replace disgraced GOPer Duke Cunningham, has placed on his Web site.  It is billed as a photo that Kaloogian and his party took on a recent trip to Iraq.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Redemption Among the Faithful  —  There are those who would say Tom DeLay lost his job as House majority leader because he was indicted by a Texas grand jury on charges of money laundering and conspiracy, or because of his extensive ties to lawbreaking lobbyist Jack Abramoff.  But they would be wrong.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Senate to Weigh Guest-Worker Proposal  —  With the Republican Party deeply divided, the Senate will take up a broad revision of the nation's immigration laws today amid signs that conservatives are ready to compromise on efforts to offer illegal immigrants new avenues to lawful employment.
Rukmini Callimachi / Associated Press:
New Orleans to Sell Flooded Buses on EBay  —  Starved for cash, the New Orleans school district is taking a long shot and hoping to sell its flooded, unsalvageable school buses on eBay.  —  Some submerged to their roofs in the black flood waters, the yellow school buses were widely photographed …
Discussion: A Blog For All
Barkley / MaxSpeak:
FBI AS GESTAPO: OPPRESSING THE KURDS OF HARRISONBURG, VIRGINIA  —  The following is something that has not hit the media at all, other than a story in the Harrisonburg Daily News-Record that simply repeated FBI propaganda about this awful case.  Harrisonburg, Virginia happens …
Tom Stuckey / Associated Press:
Attempt to revive gay marriage ban fails in Senate … An attempt to revive a constitutional amendment that would prohibit same-sex marriage failed in the Maryland Senate today, apparently leaving no further options this year for opponents of gay marriage.  —  With a proposal to amend …
Discussion: The All Spin Zone
Lydia Polgreen / New York Times:
Liberian Warlord Charles Taylor Arrested in Nigeria  —  FREETOWN, Sierra Leone, March 29 - A day after his evident escape, Nigerian police arrested former Liberian warlord and president Charles G. Taylor today as he tried to cross into Cameroon, according to Nigerian police officials.
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George Rupp / Los Angeles Times:
Terrorist or terrorized?  —  IN HIS SECOND inaugural address …
Amir Taheri / Opinion Journal:
'The Last Helicopter'  —  Mideast dictators try to "wait Bush out."
Discussion: TigerHawk
Thomas Sowell /
Guests or gate crashers
A million French protest against youth job law
Tim Johnson / Knight Ridder:
Online language instruction booming in China
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Police Make Arrests On 2nd Day Of Walkouts
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Testers Slip Radioactive Materials Over Borders
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