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5:25 AM ET, April 7, 2006


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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.
Associated Press:
Papers: Cheney Aide Says Bush OK'd Leak  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — I. Lewis ''Scooter'' Libby apparently had serious qualms about leaking classified intelligence to the press, but he was quickly persuaded to drop them.  There was pressure from his boss, Vice President Dick Cheney …
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
THE LATEST PLAME LEAK NEWS  —  We will have to wait to see how this all develops, and I'll be interested in particular in Byron's take, but on first impressions it seems to me that the story the press is going gleefully ga-ga about today is pretty disingenuous.
Discussion: TBogg, Think Progress and Macsmind
Byron York / The Corner on National Review Online:
Discussion: Economist's View and Angry Bear
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.
Washington Post:
Immigration Legislation Compromise Announced  —  Compromise Struck Last Evening; Deal Has Bush Support  —  A bipartisan group of senators today announced a "breakthrough" on controversial immigration legislation, as the Senate cleared the way for a vote on a compromise bill that would create …
Working Towards a Border Security Solution … We are one step closer to passing a landmark immigration bill in the Senate - one that includes all of the crucial border security, interior security and employer enforcement provisions that I called for at the outset of this debate last week.
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Bush, GOP Approval Ratings Hit New Lows
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Senate Deal on Immigration Falters
Discussion: Power Line and Captain's Quarters
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 …
Richard Cowan / Reuters:
Republicans fail to pass budget, tax bills
Discussion: Oliver Willis
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.
New York Times:
At Moussaoui Trial, Giuliani Recalls Horror of 9/11 Attacks  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va., April 6 — With the smiling Al Qaeda member Zacarias Moussaoui sitting only 10 feet from him, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani of New York recalled today how the sight of people jumping from the burning World Trade Center will stay with him all his life.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Decided or Not, Giuliani Charts a Path to 2008
Discussion: Decision '08
Houston Chronicle:
Perry: No special election, unless DeLay resigns by Friday  —  Democrat says DeLay should leave office now so a vote can take place on the earliest date  —  AUSTIN - Gov. Rick Perry said today that he will not call an election to fill the congressional seat to be vacated by U.S. Rep. Tom DeLay …
Radley Balko / Slate:
No SWAT  —  The most important Supreme Court case you've never heard about.  —  Sometime this spring, the Supreme Court will hand down its decision in the case of Hudson v. Michigan.  At issue is whether or not police who used an illegal "no-knock" raid to enter a defendant's home can use …
Discussion: QandO, ACSBlog and
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 …
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Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
UN officials find evidence of secret uranium enrichment plant
LIVE FROM...  Court Filing: Scooter Libby Testifies Bush …
Daniel Rubin / Blinq:
Assorted Nuts  —  Angelo Cataldi could use some friends.
Discussion: Eschaton and MyDD
Bill Roggio / The Fourth Rail:
Disrupting an Insurgent Group
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Adrian Blomfield / Washington Times:
'Truth Verifier' interrogates Russia travelers on 'lies'
NY Daily News:
Alec and Ann both vote to abstain
Discussion: The RCP Blog
Jennifer Liberto / St. Petersburg Times:
Biblical parks may get tax deal
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A Message from a Gold Star Mother
Sidney Blumenthal / Guardian:
The tethered goat strategy
Bob Kemper / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
McKinney apologizes on House floor
DavidNYC / Swing State Project:
PA-07: Curt Weldon a Moonie Cultist