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11:50 PM ET, April 6, 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.
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...)
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 …
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 …
Bob Kemper / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney apologizes on House floor  —  Federal grand jury considers charges in scuffle with Capitol police  —  Washington - With a federal grand jury considering whether to charge her with assault, Rep. Cynthia McKinney of Georgia went on the House floor Thursday and apologized for her role …
Associated Press:
Senior House Republican criticizes Gonzales  —  Sensenbrenner accuses attorney general of 'stonewalling' on eavesdropping  —  WASHINGTON - The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee pointedly criticized Attorney General Alberto Gonzales Thursday for "stonewalling" …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Daily Kos
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Warrantless Wiretaps Possible in U.S.
Discussion: Firedoglake, CorrenteWire and Daily Kos
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Poll Finds Steele May Be Magnet for Black Voters  —  Candidate's Ties to President Bush Judged a Potential Vulnerability  —  An internal document prepared by a top Democratic strategist warns that a majority of African American voters in Maryland are open to supporting Republican Senate …
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.
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
A.C.L.U. Says Ethnic Bias Steered Georgia Drug Sting  —  The American Civil Liberties Union is accusing federal prosecutors of ethnic bias in a sting last summer in which South Asian owners of convenience stores in Georgia were charged with selling household ingredients that could be used …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Iraq spy suspect oversaw U.S. asylums  —  An Iraqi-born U.S. citizen suspected of being a foreign intelligence agent was employed by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services to rule on asylum applications, including those from unfriendly Middle Eastern nations, according to documents obtained from Congress by The Washington Times.
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 …
White House:
Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan  —  MR. McCLELLAN: All right.  Good morning, everyone.  The President had his usual briefing this morning before we departed.  And we will be going to Charlotte, where the President will be speaking before members of the World Affairs Council of Charlotte …
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