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12:35 PM ET, March 28, 2006

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Peter Baker / Washington Post:
Andrew Card Resigns as White House Chief of Staff  —  White House Chief of Staff Andrew H. Card Jr. plans to announce his resignation this morning after nearly 5-1/2 years as President Bush's top aide and will be replaced by Joshua B. Bolten, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, a senior administration official said.
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Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
White House Chief of Staff Card Resigns  —  WASHINGTON - White House chief of staff Andy Card has resigned and will be replaced by budget director Joshua Bolten, President Bush announced Tuesday amid growing calls for a White House shakeup and Republican concern about Bush's tumbling poll ratings.
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
Bush Holding Off-The-Record Meetings With Reporters  —  NEW YORK In an apparent effort to mend his relationship with the press, President George Bush has been holding off-the-record meetings with White House reporters for the past few days, an apparent first since he took office.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
For Bush and Press, Informal Talks  —  President Bush has been holding informal off-the-record sessions with major news organizations over the last several days.  —  Starting Thursday, he began meeting with groups of about a half-dozen reporters from newspapers, television, news agencies and magazines.
David Sanger / New York Times:
Bush Announces Resignation of Chief of Staff  —  President Bush today will announce the resignation of his chief of staff, Andrew H. Card Jr., in the first major staffing change of his troubled second term, according to a senior White House official.  —  Mr. Card will be replaced by Joshua Bolten, the budget director.
Associated Press:
Top White House aide Card resigns  —  Budget director Bolten named successor  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — President Bush announced the resignation of White House chief of staff Andy Card on Wednesday and replaced him with budget director Joshua Bolten, saying "the next three years will demand much of those who serve our country."
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Off the Record, Bush Makes Media Inroads
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MSNBC:
White House shake-up - chief of staff resigns
Discussion: The Left Coaster
H-Bomb / anklebitingpundits.com:   Card's Departure  —  My sources tell me that White House Chief …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Senators Back Guest Workers  —  A key Senate panel broke with the House's get-tough approach to illegal immigration yesterday and sent to the floor a broad revision of the nation's immigration laws that would provide lawful employment to millions of undocumented workers while offering work visas …
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Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Decency to 'Those People'  —  Half a million people poured …
Thomas Sowell / realclearpolitics.com:
Guests or Gate Crashers?
Suzanne Gamboa / Associated Press:
Immigrant Advocates Back Senate Panel Plan
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NEWS.com.au:
US asked to cede Iraq control  —  By Omar al-Ibadi and Alastair Macdonald in Baghdad  —  IRAQ'S ruling parties have demanded US forces cede control of security as the government investigated a raid on a Shiite mosque complex that ministers said involved "cold blooded" killings by US-led troops.
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Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Fukuyama's Fantasy  —  It was, as the hero tells it, his Road to Damascus moment.  There he is, in a hall of 1,500 people he has long considered to be his allies, hearing the speaker treat the Iraq war, nearing the end of its first year, as "a virtually unqualified success."
Investor's Business Daily:
ISSUES &  —  INSIGHTS  —  Religion Of Peace?  —  War On Terror: In the wake of the cartoon jihad and mosque-on-mosque violence in Iraq, most Americans now think Islam has more violent believers than any other faith.  Yet many still view it as a "peaceful religion."
Discussion: Clarity & Resolve
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Citizen Action Steps: Phase Two  —  Time for today's Republican Congress wake-up call.  —  A huge thank you to everyone who hit the faxes yesterday.  I am told that FAX machines were humming for all the Judiciary Committee members yesterday.  If you have the time and the energy, a second round of faxing today would be great.
Emily Bazelon / Slate:
Invisible Men  —  Did Lindsey Graham and Jon Kyl mislead the Supreme Court?  —  It's not within the Supreme Court's power to decide the constitutional challenges brought by Salim Ahmed Hamdan, the Guantanamo detainee whose case will be argued before the court tomorrow, say Sens. Lindsey Graham …
Amir Shah / Associated Press:
Christian Convert Released From Prison  —  KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan man who had faced the death penalty for converting from Islam to Christianity has been released from prison after the case was dropped, the justice minister said Tuesday.  —  The announcement came after the United Nations …
CNN:
Government investigators smuggled radioactive materials into U.S.  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Two teams of government investigators using fake documents were able to enter the United States with enough radioactive sources to make two dirty bombs, according to a federal report made available Monday.
 
 
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