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12:55 AM ET, April 7, 2006


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Murray Waas / National Journal:
Libby Says Bush Authorized Leaks  —  Vice President Dick Cheney's former chief of staff has testified that President Bush authorized him to disclose the contents of a highly classified intelligence assessment to the media to defend the Bush administration's decision to go to war with Iraq …
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Papers: Cheney Aide Says Bush OK'd Leak  —  WASHINGTON — Vice President Dick Cheney's former top aide told prosecutors President Bush authorized the leak of sensitive intelligence information about Iraq, according to court papers filed by prosecutors in the CIA leak case.
New York Times:
In Court Filings, Cheney Aide Says Bush Approved Leak  —  WASHINGTON, April 6 — President Bush authorized Vice President Dick Cheney in July 2003 to permit Mr. Cheney's chief of staff, I. Lewis Libby Jr., to leak key portions of a classified prewar intelligence estimate on Iraq, according to Mr. Libby's grand jury testimony.
Discussion: State of the Day
Media Matters for America:
Ensor, Hume accepted without question claim that Bush's NIE "declassification" was legal … On the April 6 edition of CNN's Live From..., national security correspondent David Ensor, reporting on the revelation that President Bush "authorized" the disclosure of classified portions …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
New Libby Material  —  [The UPDATE is a must read for Plamaniacs, and I have a new post evolving here].  —  We have a new 13 page opinion [and the HTML version].  The subject is the ex parte submissions by Fitzgerald (I have read just one page and dinner calls...)
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Think Progress and Angry Bear
Ensor: Lowdown on documents in CIA leak case
Discussion: Davids Medienkritik
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
04/06/06 FOX Poll: Views on Illegal Immigration, Bush Job Rating Down  —  NEW YORK — Although a clear majority of Americans believe illegal immigration is a very serious problem for the country, many think it is somebody else's problem — as fewer than one in four say it is a very serious problem …
New York Times:
Senate Focuses on Immigration Compromise  —  WASHINGTON, April 6 — With a Republican compromise in hand, the Senate appeared headed today toward an agreement on the volatile subject of illegal immigration.  —  The action came after the Senate rejected by a decisive margin a plan to advance a bill approved by Judiciary Committee.
John O'Sullivan / The Corner on National Review Online:
A COMPROMISING COMPROMISE  —  If this is a compromise, what on earth would a surrender look like?  —  Details of the latest bi-partisan version of the Senate immigration bill are still coming out, but early reports suggest that any illegal immigrant who has been in the U.S. for five …
White House:
President Discusses Global War on Terror  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you.  Firoz, thanks a lot.  So I said, that's an interesting name.  He said, I've lived in seven countries.  But he also said he's proud to be an American.  And we're proud you're an American.  Thank you very much for inviting me.
Associated Press:
Bush defends domestic spying program  —  Man tells president he should be ashamed of policies  —  CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (AP) — President Bush defended the government's eavesdropping program Thursday and said he would not apologize for monitoring the phone and e-mail conversations …
Discussion: Liberty Street and azerbic
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Warrantless Wiretaps Possible in U.S.  —  Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales left open the possibility yesterday that President Bush could order warrantless wiretaps on telephone calls occurring solely within the United States — a move that would dramatically expand the reach …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
McKinney Apologizes for Incident With Cop  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. Cynthia McKinney, D-Ga., expressed "sincere regret" Thursday for her altercation with a Capitol police officer, and offered an apology to the House.  —  "There should not have been any physical contact in this incident," McKinney said in brief remarks on the House floor.
New York Times:
'Gospel of Judas' Surfaces After 1,700 Years  —  An early Christian manuscript, including the only known text of what is known as the Gospel of Judas, has surfaced after 1,700 years.  The text gives new insights into the relationship of Jesus and the disciple who betrayed him, scholars reported today.
Mary Katharine Ham / Hugh Hewitt:
It's 'Take An American Flag to Work' Day  —  Read about it, here.  —  Michelle has an American flag photo gallery up.  —  I've always liked this painting.  —  Both of my grandfathers were career military— one Army and one Air Force.  My parents grew up on bases all over the world …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Why The GOP Needs To Pursue School Vouchers  —  As the New York Times reports this morning, the issue of school vouchers has become a lost opportunity for the Bush administration to make solid inroads into the African-American electorate on the basis of policy.
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NY Daily News:
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Jennifer Liberto / St. Petersburg Times:
Biblical parks may get tax deal
Radley Balko / Slate:
No SWAT  —  The most important Supreme Court case you've never heard about.
Discussion: QandO and ACSBlog
Richard / Hyscience:
A Message from a Gold Star Mother
New York Times:
At Moussaoui Trial, Giuliani Recalls Horror of 9/11 Attacks
Fake TV News: Widespread and Undisclosed
White House:
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Marc Perelman / Forward:
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