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12:05 PM ET, April 12, 2006


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Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Lacking Biolabs, Trailers Carried Case for War  —  Administration Pushed Notion of Banned Iraqi Weapons Despite Evidence to Contrary  —  On May 29, 2003, 50 days after the fall of Baghdad, President Bush proclaimed a fresh victory for his administration in Iraq: Two small trailers captured …
Confederate Yankee:
Well, the Smell is Certainly Biological...  The Washington Post, which within the past week blasted President Bush for declassifying a story to defend false allegations by Joe Wilson, collected classified information of its own through anonymous sources and leaked it on page one Wednesday, declaring:
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
The Minority Report  —  The Washington Post runs a deceptive and dishonest report about the evaluation of the Iraqi trailers that had been identified as biological weapons labs prior to the invasion in March 2003.  Their front-page story announces breathlessly that the Bush administration ignored …
Dan / Riehl World View:   WaPo Misleads Readers With Iraq War Reporting
New York Times:
Iran Reports Big Advance in Enrichment of Uranium  —  TEHRAN, April 11 — Iran announced Tuesday that its nuclear engineers had advanced to a new phase in the enrichment of uranium, and President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and a series of the country's ruling clerics declared that the nation would now speed ahead …
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran Maintains Energy Program Is Peaceful
Discussion: TigerHawk and Outside The Beltway
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran Hits Milestone in Nuclear Technology
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Immigrant Bill Fallout May Hurt House GOP  —  In the wake of this week's massive demonstrations, many House Republicans are worried that a tough anti-illegal-immigration bill they thought would please their political base has earned them little benefit while becoming a lightning rod …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Kennedy Tactics on Immigration Vex Democrats  —  WASHINGTON, April 11 — To Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the complex issue of immigration policy is simple enough.  —  "We are the land of opportunity," he said.  "Our streets may not be paved with gold, but they are paved with the promise …
David Espo / Associated Press:
GOP Leaders to Drop Felony for Immigrants
Immigration bill may lose felony proviso
Discussion: RedState
Wilson Report / Washington Post:
Prosecutor in CIA Leak Case Corrects Part of Court Filing  —  The federal prosecutor overseeing the indictment of Vice President Cheney's former chief of staff, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby, yesterday corrected a claim in an earlier court filing that Libby had misrepresented the significance placed …
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Fitzgerald Retreats on a Claim Critics Had Used Against Bush  —  In a startling move, a special prosecutor investigating the leak of a CIA operative's identity retreated yesterday from an assertion that news outlets and critics of the administration seized on as evidence that President Bush …
Robert Scheer /
Now Powell Tells Us
Presenter: Secretary of Defense Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chariman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Peter Pace  —  DoD News Briefing with Secretary Rumsfeld and Gen. Pace from the Pentagon  —  SEC. RUMSFELD: Good afternoon, folks.  —  Reports from the military services, including the Army …
Top general defends Rumsfeld
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Richard Lindzen / Opinion Journal:
Climate of Fear  —  Global-warming alarmists intimidate dissenting scientists into silence.  —  There have been repeated claims that this past year's hurricane activity was another sign of human-induced climate change.  Everything from the heat wave in Paris to heavy snows in Buffalo …
Carrie Sheffield / The Hill:
Norquist seeks trademark on 'K Street Project' name  —  Conservative activist Grover Norquist is seeking a trademark on "K Street Project," saying Democrats and Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) have wrongfully acquired the term to describe unethical practices that have nothing to do with his organization.
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Deaths of U.S. Soldiers Climb Again in Iraq  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, April 12 - The death toll for American troops is rising steeply this month, with the military today announcing the deaths of two more soldiers, bringing the number of troops killed this month to at least 33.
Jamie Gumbrecht / Lexington Herald-Leader:
Reaction grows to gay student's expulsion  —  OTHER CUMBERLANDS STUDENTS EXPRESS HURT, CONFUSION  —  The news that his boyfriend, Jason Johnson, was expelled from University of the Cumberlands was still sinking in when Zac Dreyer sat at a computer to spread the news.
New York Times:
Company Finds Clinton Useful, and Vice Versa  —  Corning Inc., one of upstate New York's largest and oldest employers, has supported Republican candidates for so long that its chairman once joked that it had not raised money for a Democrat since 1812.  —  But since Hillary Rodham Clinton …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Judges Set Hurdles for Lethal Injection  —  Judges in several states have started to put up potentially insurmountable roadblocks to the use of lethal injections to execute condemned inmates.  —  Their decisions are based on new evidence suggesting that prisoners have endured agonizing executions.
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Phillip Martin / Burnt Orange Report:
Voters Tell Craddick: Time for Change
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Football Killing Fields
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