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12:00 PM ET, March 15, 2007

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Murray Waas / National Journal:
Internal Affairs  —  Aborted DOJ Probe Probably Would Have Targeted Gonzales  —  Shortly before Attorney General Alberto Gonzales advised President Bush last year on whether to shut down a Justice Department inquiry regarding the administration's warrantless domestic eavesdropping program …
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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William Finn Bennett / North County Times:
Issa: 'Congress was lied to'  —  Calls for ouster of attorney general if involved in providing false information to lawmakers  —  U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa said Wednesday he was "outraged" that executive branch officials recently gave a congressional hearing misleading and inaccurate testimony based …
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The Smoking Gun:
Bin Laden Deputy In Gitmo Confession  —  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed details al-Qaeda bomb, assassination plots  —  An Osama bin Laden deputy confessed to masterminding the September 11 attacks and a host of other terrorist plots during a military hearing held Saturday at the Guantanamo Bay naval base.
Lolita C. Baldor / Associated Press:
9/11 Mastermind Confesses in Guantanamo
NEWS.com.au:
9/11 planner admits Bali bombing
Fox News:
FAST FACTS: KHALID SHEIKH MOHAMMED CONFESSIONS
Discussion: protein wisdom
The Hill:
2008 and counting: Using praise as a weapon on the trail  —  Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) slipped in a compliment — of sorts — about a fellow 2008 hopeful during his appearances on the Iowa stump last weekend.  —  "I want to wait and hear what John Edwards has to say, he's kind of good-looking …
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Donald Lambro / Washington Times:
Waning momentum  —  It is the subject of increasing backroom …
Discussion: PSoTD
William Greider / The Nation:
Senator Inevitable  —  Considering the formidable advantages …
Discussion: Redstate
New York Times:
Clinton Sees Some Troops Staying in Iraq if She Is Elected  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton foresees a "remaining military as well as political mission" in Iraq, and says that if elected president, she would keep a reduced but significant military force there to fight Al Qaeda …
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Washington Post:
Dozens in GOP Turn Against Bush's Prized 'No Child' Act  —  More than 50 GOP members of the House and Senate — including the House's second-ranking Republican — will introduce legislation today that could severely undercut President Bush's signature domestic achievement, the No Child Left Behind Act …
Discussion: The Quick and the Ed and MaxSpeak
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
YET MORE NCLB....There's just no getting away from NCLB.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Emanuel tells freshmen to avoid Stephen Colbert  —  Rep. Rahm Emanuel (D-Ill.), the Democratic Caucus chairman, has told new Democratic members of Congress to steer clear of Stephen Colbert, or at least his satirical Comedy Central program, "The Colbert Report."
Todd Hartman / Rocky Mountain News:
What does it mean?  It depends on what side of issue you're on  —  The polarizing debate over the Iraq war played out with passion at the Colorado legislature Wednesday, but what it accomplished appears open to interpretation.  —  To critics, the Democratic- backed resolution critical …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Sirotablog
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Jeri Clausing / Denver Post:   War of words grips statehouse
Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
The real target of the 6 imams' 'discrimination' suit  —  The "flying imams' " federal lawsuit, filed this week in Minneapolis, has made headlines around the country.  The imams are demanding unspecified damages from US Airways and the Metropolitan Airports Commission, both with deep pockets.
Peter Szekely / Reuters:
House overturns Bush order on papers secrecy  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Brushing aside a veto threat, the House of Representatives voted on Wednesday to overturn a 2001 order by President George W. Bush that lets former presidents keep their papers secret indefinitely.
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Reports of the GOP's Death . . .  Months before the first votes are cast in the campaign of 2008, some in the media are conducting last rites for the Republicans.  The rush to bury the GOP is as hasty as it is premature.  —  The headline atop Page 1 of Tuesday's New York Times read, "GOP Voters Voice Anxieties on Party's Fate."
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
McCain Fighting to Recapture Maverick Spirit of 2000 Bid  —  In the seven years since John McCain and his "Straight Talk Express" nearly derailed George W. Bush's White House ambitions, the blunt-spoken senator from Arizona has become the very picture of the highly managed presidential candidate he once scorned.
Paul Watson / Los Angeles Times:
As a child, Obama crossed a cultural divide in Indonesia  —  JAKARTA, INDONESIA — As a boy in Indonesia, Barack Obama crisscrossed the religious divide.  At the local primary school, he prayed in thanks to a Catholic saint.  In the neighborhood mosque, he bowed to Allah.
 
 
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Nat Ives / AdAge:
TimesSelect Free for College Students — and Graduates?
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Oyster / Your Right Hand Thief:
Crony lawyer defends crony capitalists
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Donald J. Boudreaux / Christian Science Monitor:
Statistics can mislead as easily as they can enlighten
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
New York Times:
Iraqis' Progress Lags Behind Pace Set by Bush Plan
Sean O'Neill / Times of London:
University is accused of censoring anti-Semitic Islam lecture
Discussion: Kesher Talk, normblog and TigerHawk
Sam Harris / Los Angeles Times:
God's dupes  —  Moderate believers give cover to religious fanatics …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and Hot Air
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Big 'negatives' knocked her off Kerry's list
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
The Wrath Of Tom DeLay
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John O. McGinnis / Opinion Journal:
Coming to Order  —  How the Supreme Court really works.
Russ Buettner / New York Times:
Hugo Chávez Is Tied to Giuliani Firm