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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Plame: My Cover Was 'Recklessly' Abused  —  WASHINGTON — Valerie Plame, the CIA operative at the heart of a political scandal, told Congress Friday that senior officials at the White House and State Department "carelessly and recklessly" blew her cover to discredit her diplomat-husband.
Washington Post:
Valerie Plame, the Spy Who's Ready to Speak for Herself  —  Years of Silence Will End Today With Capitol Hill Testimony  —  She has been silent nearly four years.  Today, the CIA officer whose unmasking fueled a political uproar and criminal probe that reached into the White House is poised …
Editor and Publisher:
White House Security Chief Reveals — No Probe of Plame Leak There  —  NEW YORK Dr. James Knodell, director of the Office of Security at the White House, told a congressional committee today that he was aware of no internal investigation or report into the leak of covert CIA agent Valerie Plame.
CNN:
Valerie Plame Wilson: I worked on secret missions … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Valerie Plame Wilson was called to testify Friday before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform about her work at the CIA before her covert identity was revealed.  Here is a transcript of her opening statement.
Holly / The Moderate Voice:
Valerie Plame Puts Critics to Shame
Discussion: Think Progress and Wonkette
Taylor Marsh:
Valerie Plame: "He did it."
Discussion: Firedoglake and MyDD
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Gonzales' unprecedented efforts to block a FISA investigation  —  Last July, it was revealed that the Office of Professional Responsibility in the Justice Department — the office "responsible for investigating allegations of misconduct involving Department attorneys" …
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Andrew Cohen / Bench Conference:
Part IV: The Case for Attorney General Patrick Fitzgerald  —  If the first three parts of this series have made a reasonable if not airtight case for the resignation or firing of Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, and with his legal and political failings becoming clearer by the day …
Associated Press:
White House cites 'hazy memories' on attorney firings  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Friday backed off its earlier contention that then-White House Counsel Harriet Miers first raised the idea of firing U.S. attorneys — an act that led to a firestorm of criticism of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
New York Post:
BILL RIPS TIMES' HILL BASHING  —  THE long love affair between Bill and Hillary Clinton and The New York Times seems to be over.  —  At a fund-raiser Tuesday night at the Trump World Tower apartment of mortgage mogul Keith Kantrowitz, the former president spoke for two hours to a select group …
Discussion: Horses Mouth and The Caucus
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Ian Bishop / New York Post:
HILL REDRAWING HER BATTLE LINE
Discussion: New York Times, The Swamp and TIME
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
With Earlier Primary, Calif. Reshapes Race
Discussion: Simianbrain
Peter S. Goodman / Washington Post:
Labor Rights in Guatemala Aided Little by Trade Deal  —  GUATEMALA CITY — Day and night, workers at the port of Quetzal on Guatemala's Pacific coast load fruit from surrounding plantations and clothing stitched in local factories onto freighters bound for Long Beach, Calif. …
Discussion: Harry's Place and Sirotablog
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John S. Adams / Missoulia Independent:
Slow down  —  Montana Senate moves to kill "fast track"
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Diagnosis: Cheney  —  "What is wrong with Dick Cheney?" asks Michelle Cottle in the inaugural issue of the newly relaunched New Republic.  She then spends the next 1,900 words marshaling evidence suggesting that his cardiac disease has left him demented and mentally disordered.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Far From Inevitable, McCain Retunes '08 Engine  —  Senator John McCain of Arizona worked hard for years to make himself the all-but-inevitable 2008 Republican presidential nominee, assembling a formidable machine of advisers and contributors, repairing his relationship with the Bush White House …
Ronald Brownstein / Los Angeles Times:
Fox hounded  —  How the Democrats are turning on Fox News.  —  In the history of capitalism has any company had more success with just a wink and a nod than the Fox News Channel?  And can Democrats be successful in the 2008 campaign by refusing to wink or nod back?
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Americans 3-to-1 Against a Libby Pardon  —  Bush approval rating holds steady  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Last week, former vice presidential aide Lewis "Scooter" Libby was found guilty of making false statements, perjury, and obstruction of justice in connection with a special prosecutor's investigation …
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
Edwards And Obama: A MyDD - Dailykos Generation Gap?  —  This week, both Dailykos and MyDD held our monthly straw polls.  You can see the results for Dailykos here, and the results for MyDD here.  For both websites, it was the first straw poll taken without Clark as an option.
Discussion: Daily Kos and CorrenteWire
The Raw Story:
45,000-member evangelical group breaks ranks with Bush administration on torture  —  The National Association of Evangelicals, representing roughly 45,000 churches across the U.S. endorsed on Tuesday a declaration against torture put together by Evangelicals for Human Rights …
 
 
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David Charter / Times of London:
Central fingerprint database plan draws fire from all over EU
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VIP ward at Walter Reed gets scrutiny
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Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
D.C. Vote Bill Sent To House Floor
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Great capital city. Shame about the awful BBC
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