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11:45 AM ET, April 17, 2006

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Agence France Presse:
Palestinian militant leaders rally behind Iran  —  TEHRAN (AFP) - Palestinian militant leaders have rallied behind Iran, vowing to resist pressure to recognise Israel and supporting the Islamic republic in its stand-off with the West over its nuclear programme.
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Daniel Robinson / Associated Press:
Suicide Bomber Kills 8 in Tel Aviv  —  TEL AVIV, Israel - A Palestinian suicide bomber blew himself up outside a fast-food restaurant in a bustling commercial area of Tel Aviv during the Passover holiday Monday, killing eight other people and wounding at least 49, police said.
Jerusalem Post:
Olmert: 'We will know how to respond, we know what to do'
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Charles Babington / Washington Post:
Anger at Bush May Hurt GOP At Polls  —  Intense and widespread opposition to President Bush is likely to be a sharp spur driving voters to the polls in this fall's midterm elections, according to strategists in both parties, a phenomenon that could give Democrats a turnout advantage over Republicans for the first time in recent years.
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Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Will Democrats Win Control of the House in November?  —  Will Democrats win control of the House in November?  It's a question lots of people have been asking in Washington and around the country these days.  It seems possible, certainly.  Democrats only have to make a net gain of 15 seats to win a majority.
Discussion: GOP Bloggers and Decision '08
New York Times:
New Worry Rises After Iran Claims Nuclear Steps  —  Of all the claims that Iran made last week about its nuclear program, a one-sentence assertion by its president has provoked such surprise and concern among international nuclear inspectors they are planning to confront Tehran about it this week.
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Belle Waring / Crooked Timber:
No One Is That Crazy.  Right?  Ummm...right?  —  One thing that strikes me as funny about this whole "let's invade Iran" thing...wait, did I actually just type that?  I'm looking at the desk and I don't see any glass tube with burnt-up brillo pad in it, so I probably didn't just smoke a glittering rock of yeyo.
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Iran Waiting Bush Out?
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
Demonstrations on Immigration Harden a Divide  —  SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., April 14 — Al and Diane Kitlica have not paid close attention to the immigration debate in Congress.  But when more than 100,000 mostly Hispanic demonstrators marched through Phoenix this week, the Kitlicas noticed.
Discussion: THE NEWS BLOG and Prometheus 6
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
The Immigration Backlash
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Malcolm Moore / Telegraph:
Muslims outraged by new cartoon of Prophet in Hell  —  An Italian magazine has infuriated Muslims by publishing a cartoon showing the Prophet Mohammed cut in half and burning in Hell.  —  The drawing appears in Studi Cattolici, a monthly magazine with links to the ultra-conservative Roman Catholic group, Opus Dei.
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Lizette Alvarez / New York Times:
Outrage at Funeral Protests Pushes Lawmakers to Act  —  Members of Westboro Baptist Church demonstrating in February in Anoka, Minn., near the funeral for Cpl. Andrew Kemple, who was killed in Iraq.  People opposed to the church's views carried flags nearby.
Discussion: ACSBlog and Blue Crab Boulevard
Time:
America's 10 Best Senators  —  Those who make a difference in the U.S. Senate — and five Senators who are falling short  —  By law, just about anyone can be a U.S. Senator.  The Constitution requires only that you have reached your 30th birthday, reside in the state you represent and have held American citizenship for nine years.
Discussion: The All Spin Zone
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Meet Masood Farivar  —  The Afghan Yale refused to admit.  —  In February, former Yale admissions dean Richard Shaw was explaining why the university had admitted Sayed Rahmatullah Hashemi.  Yale once had, as the Times put it, "another foreigner of Rahmatullah's caliber" who applied.
Time:
Why Newt Is So Much Fun to Watch  —  He's older and wiser, but as refreshingly unorthodox as ever  —  "How many of you have ever used an automatic bank machine overseas?"  Newt Gingrich asks, and since this is a pretty affluent New Hampshire audience, a fair number of people raise their hand.
USA Today:
'Roe v. Wade': The divided states of America  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio — Two hours after South Dakota Gov. Mike Rounds signed an abortion ban last month, NARAL Pro-Choice America blasted an e-mail to its supporters: "Is your state next?"  —  The South Dakota legislation and the abortion rights group's warning …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and BrothersJudd Blog
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Congress Approval at 12-Year Low  —  Rating slipped four percentage points since March  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Public approval of the job Congress is doing has dipped to its lowest level of 2006, and is now the worst Gallup has recorded since the closing days of the Democratic majority in the U.S. House of Representatives in 1994.
Discussion: The Left Coaster and Daily Kos
 
 
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New York Post:
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Greg Sheffield / NewsBusters.org:
Latino Group Launches Campaign to Take Lou Dobbs off the Air
William Booth / Washington Post:
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Discussion: Brainster's Blog
Associated Press:
Man Sought for 2 Maine Murders Shoots Self
Matt Stearns / Knight Ridder:
Parks Feel '80 Percent' Squeeze
Andrew Buncombe / Independent:
Neil Young sets his sights on Bush
Discussion: Stephen Taylor
Adam Cohen / New York Times:
A Small-Time Crime With Hints of Big-Time Connections Lights Up the Net
Donald Greenlees / New York Times:
Asia Pacific  — U.S. - N.Y. / REGION - BUSINESS - TECHNOLOGY …
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Jonathan Singer / MyDD:
Criminalization of Undocumented Immigrants Came from Bush
Washington Post:
Tax Gimmickry  —  MUCH TO THE chagrin of the White House …
Kevin Whitelaw / US News:
Washington Whispers  —  Iranian Nukes?  Hey, What's the Rush?
Discussion: NewsHog and The Left Coaster
Katrin Bennhold / New York Times:
Europe Takes Harder Line With Terror Suspects
Discussion: Power Line and PrairiePundit
Bill Crawford / National Review:
Generals, See Progress  —  The struggle to form a unity government …
Associated Press:
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Aamer Madhani / Contra Costa Times:
By any name, it's civil war, Iraqis admit
Discussion: Loaded Mouth
Michael Rogers / pageoneq.com:
White House changes Easter Egg Roll admit process; LGBT families …
Discussion: Wonkette, BAGnewsNotes and Pandagon
 

 
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