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12:10 PM ET, April 11, 2006


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Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Pressure, Frustration Mount  —  The immigrant demonstrators who flooded the streets of America's cities yesterday ratcheted up pressure on lawmakers to complete an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws, while raising Republicans' frustration with President Bush for what they see as a muddled stand on the issue.
Rachel L. Swarns / New York Times:
Immigrants Rally in Scores of Cities for Legal Status  —  WASHINGTON, April 10 — Waving American flags and blue banners that read "We Are America," throngs of cheering, chanting immigrants and their supporters converged on the nation's capital and in scores of other cities on Monday calling …
Washington Post:
'We Decided Not to Be Invisible Anymore'  —  Pro-Immigration Rallies Are Held Across Country  —  Hundreds of thousands of pro-immigration demonstrators mobilized on the Mall and in scores of cities across the country yesterday in a powerful display of grass-roots muscle-flexing that organizers …
Dan / Riehl World View:   Mexico: Welcome To The New South
Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush Says He Declassified Pre-War Intel
Discussion: State of the Day
Jack Kelly / Real Clear Politics:
Media Selectively Recycles Old News
Discussion: Blogs for Bush
Mark Steyn / City Journal:
Facing Down Iran  —  Our lives depend on it.  —  Most Westerners read the map of the world like a Broadway marquee: north is top of the bill—America, Britain, Europe, Russia—and the rest dribbles away into a mass of supporting players punctuated by occasional Star Guests: India, China, Australia.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and
Maria Sanminiatelli / Associated Press:
Prodi Declares Victory in Italian Election  —  ROME - Italy's parliamentary election hung in the balance Tuesday as the country counted ballots cast by Italians living abroad, including in the United States, for six new Senate seats.  —  Near final returns showed opposition leader Romano …
Discussion: TigerHawk, RedState and Atlas Shrugs
Centre-left claims Italy victory  —  Italy's centre-left opposition has won a narrow victory in the lower house of parliament, official results say.  —  It won 49.8% of the vote against 49.7% for the centre-right, according to interior ministry figures.  —  The head of the centre-left coalition …
Italy heads toward split parliament
Discussion: AMERICAblog
La Shawn / La Shawn Barber's Corner:
Is Duke Stripper Channeling Tawana Brawley?
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
Phone-Jamming Records Point to White House  —  WASHINGTON - Key figures in a phone-jamming scheme designed to keep New Hampshire Democrats from voting in 2002 had regular contact with the White House and Republican Party as the plan was unfolding, phone records introduced in criminal court show.
Monica Labelle /
Gingrich at USD: Pull out of Iraq (video)  —  Ex-House speaker says U.S. should scale back  —  VERMILLION - Newt Gingrich, the former Republican Speaker of the House, told students and faculty at the University of South Dakota Monday that the United States should pull out of Iraq and leave …
Michelle Malkin:
VIDEO/PHOTO ESSAY: VIVA LA RAZA IN D.C.  —  ***scroll for updates***  —  So, my Sony Handycam and I attended the illegal alien demonstration in D.C. yesterday.  Here are some of the more interesting moments captured on tape of what I saw at the revolucion:
Haider Hamza / ABCNEWS:
Iraq's Beauty Queen Resigns After Four Days  —  Pageant Winner Cites Threats by Religious Extremists  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 10, 2006 — Iraq's newly crowned beauty queen, Tamar Goregian, has decided to step down — just four days after her election, making this the shortest reign in the pageant's 60-year history.
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
The Long-Distance Journey of a Fast-Food Order  —  SANTA MARIA, Calif. — Like many American teenagers, Julissa Vargas, 17, has a minimum-wage job in the fast-food industry — but hers has an unusual geographic reach.  —  "Would you like your Coke and orange juice medium or large?"
Mark Trumbull / Christian Science Monitor:
US economy's latest output: better jobs  —  Newest job numbers show that businesses are expanding opportunities in high-wage fields.  —  The US economy isn't just producing jobs these days, it's also producing good jobs.  Alongside the ads for jobs handling a cash register or a spatula are these new opportunities:
Discussion: EconoPundit
William Yardley / New York Times:
Dean Is Mum, but Brother Backs a Lieberman Rival  —  HARTFORD, April 10 — At the Connecticut Democratic Party's annual Jefferson Jackson Bailey fund-raising dinner last month, James H. Dean was among the guests invited to sit at the table of Ned Lamont, a Greenwich cable television executive …
Katherine Zoepf / New York Times:
U.N. Finds That 25% of Married Syrian Women Have Been Beaten  —  DAMASCUS, Syria, April 10 — Syria's first comprehensive field study of violence against women has concluded that nearly one married woman in four surveyed had been beaten.  The study was released last week as part of a report …
Discussion: Ezra Klein and Captain's Quarters
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Howard Fischer / Arizona Daily Star:
100,000 protest immigration legislation in Phoenix
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Bloggers Join the Mainstream
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Floyd Norris / New York Times:
In France, an Economic Bullet Goes Unbitten
Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
The West can't let Iran have the bomb
Alicia Chang / Associated Press:
NASA to Crash Space Probe Into Moon
Discussion: IMAO
Rich Lowry / The Corner on National Review Online:
WHAT BUSH SHOULD DO  —  When I talk to people about the sad state …
Discussion: PunditGuy
Rove thanks Republican lawyers for their work on 'clean elections'
Discussion: THE BRAD BLOG and Bring it On!
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Anna Quindlen / Newsweek:
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Laurie J. Flynn / New York Times:
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