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10:25 AM ET, March 17, 2007

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Gonzales apologizes to prosecutors  —  WASHINGTON - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales apologized to the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys in a conference call Friday as he tried to hold on to his job amid the scandal over the firings of eight federal prosecutors.  —  In another move to repair …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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CBS News:
Will Gonzales Fall For Attorney Firings?  —  Sources: AG's Ouster Is Inevitable; Fired Attorney Blames Partisan Politics  —  (CBS/AP) One of the eight recently fired U.S. attorneys at the center of a growing political scandal tells CBS News that he lost his job because he "did not play ball" with powerful Republicans.
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
White House Opposes D.C. Vote  —  Constitutional Concerns Put Bill in Jeopardy  —  The White House declared its opposition yesterday to a bill that would give the District its first full seat in the House of Representatives, saying it is unconstitutional, and a key Senate supporter said such concerns could kill the measure.
Nico / Think Progress:
Bush 'Pugnacious,' 'In Deep Denial,' As White House Allies Press …
Discussion: MyDD
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Memo to Gonzales  —  Was it arrogance or ignorance that led …
Discussion: Power Line and CorrenteWire
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
White House murky on prosecutor firings
Discussion: All Spin Zone
Boston Globe:
Alberto Gonzales should go  —  IT IS customary for newly elected …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and TalkLeft
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Waxman v Toensing  —  Henry Waxman grills Victoria...  Download (4981) |  Play (5130) Download (1810) |  Play (3027)  —  It seems she has a problem with Gen Hayden calling Valerie a covert agent..And where has her wingnut husband Joe DeGenova been?  I haven't heard or read anything about him in a long while...
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Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Waxman Hearing, Panel II — Part II
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Gavel
The Raw Story:
Plame hearing transcript
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and JustOneMinute
Think Progress:
Top Bush Official Reveals White House Never Investigated Plame Leak
Discussion: Firedoglake
Terry McDermott / Los Angeles Times:
Blogs can top the presses  —  New York — IN a third-floor Flower District walkup with bare wooden floors, plain white walls and an excitable toy poodle named Simon, six guys dressed mainly in T-shirts and jeans sit all day in front of computer screens at desks arranged around the oblong room's perimeter …
Zogby:
Poll: Over Half Say "No" to Newt; 46% Would Never Vote For Hillary New Zogby poll asks voters who would never get their vote—Gingrich, Clinton, Gore, and Romney lead the field  —  With the actual voting still a long way into the future, more than half of the American electorate has already …
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Echidne / ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES:
Hillary-Bashing in the Media
Discussion: TAPPED
Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
Trump has harsh words for Bush Administration
Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
FBI: Extremists Driving School Buses  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Suspected members of extremist groups have signed up as school bus drivers in the United States, counterterror officials said Friday, in a cautionary bulletin to police.  An FBI spokesman said, "Parents and children have nothing to fear."
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
When The Hobby Becomes The Profession  —  Just a little over three and a half years ago, I began this blog as a creative writing outlet and a chance to hone my skills.  When I launched Captain's Quarters, I had no idea how it would grow, that it would attract this wonderful community of readers …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   The "New" Media Gets Top Blogger As Blog Talk Radio Grows
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Okay, I think I've unearthed the Barack Obama quote that Bill Clinton is criticizing The New York Times for not giving more attention to.  It's from July of 2004.  —  As reported below, Clinton sharply criticized The Times at a private fundraiser the other day.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
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Joe Conason / Salon:   Blame Bill  —  Former President William Jefferson Clinton
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
General seeks another brigade in Iraq  —  WASHINGTON — The top US commander in Iraq has requested another Army brigade, in addition to five already on the way, as part of the controversial "surge" of American troops designed to clamp down on sectarian violence and insurgent groups, senior Pentagon officials said yesterday.
Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
McCain Stumbles on H.I.V. Prevention  —  SOMEWHERE in NORTHERN IOWA — The unthinkable has happened.  Senator John McCain met a question, while sitting with reporters on his bus as it rumbled through Iowa today, that he couldn't - or perhaps wouldn't - answer.
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Washington Post:
'Swift Boat' Figure Joins Romney  —  The primary funder of an independent group that raised questions about the résumé of Sen. John F. Kerry during the 2004 presidential election has signed on to raise money for former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's GOP presidential campaign.
Richard Brookhiser / Time:
Conscientious Objectors  —  Congressional Democrats are struggling to find the right formula for ending the war in Iraq.  "This is a campaign," said New York Senator Charles Schumer, looking forward to a series of hearings and resolutions.  "We are going to continue this discussion …
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Keep Off The Hippies  —  Ron Brownstein and Matt Cooper were on Hardball today (a refreshingly excellent show when it's hosted by David Gregory instead of you-know-who) discussing the Plame hearing.  Brownstein is a good reporter who usually gets it right, but today he betrayed a little bit …
Discussion: The Sideshow and Alternate Brain
Rocky Mountain News:
Rosen: Public school bondage  —  The state of Utah has just passed a landmark educational voucher program under which every family, depending on its income, will be reimbursed between $500 and $3,000 per child for annual tuition paid to the private school of their choice.
Discussion: Dean's World
 
 
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