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11:30 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 …
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Richard Wolffe / Newsweek:
A new NEWSWEEK poll shows only weak support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales  —  Gonzales held a press conference to try to tamp down the controversy, admitting "mistakes were made"  —  A clear majority of the public believes the Bush administration's firing of eight U.S. attorneys …
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.
Discussion: CorrenteWire and AMERICAblog
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Sampson: I Failed to Organize "Political Response"  —  Boy, has Kyle Sampson learned his lesson, or what?  He hasn't resigned because of his role in a scheme to fire prosecutors for political reasons, oh no: he resigned because he didn't succeed in organizing "a more effective political response" to the charges of impropriety.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
White House Delays Action in Inquiry on Attorneys  —  The White House has delayed until next week a decision on whether to release additional documents and to permit top aides to President Bush, including Karl Rove, the chief political adviser, to testify in a Congressional inquiry into the dismissal of federal prosecutors.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
With Shifting Explanations, White House Adds to Storm  —  As White House aides combed through documents on Friday trying to figure out if Karl Rove, the senior strategist, should talk to Congress about the dismissal of federal prosecutors, President Bush set off for Camp David.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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.
Nico / Think Progress:
Bush 'Pugnacious,' 'In Deep Denial,' As White House Allies Press …
Discussion: CorrenteWire
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
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: Booman Tribune and TAPPED
Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
Trump has harsh words for Bush Administration
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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The Raw Story:
Plame hearing transcript
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG and JustOneMinute
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Lawyer: news outlet has escort list  —  WASHINGTON - A federal judge ruled Friday that a former escort service owner cannot sell phone records and other documents that could be used to publicly identify thousands of her clients.  —  Deborah Jeane Palfrey, 50, has said she planned to sell …
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
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.
Sweetness & Light:
When And Why Joseph C Wilson IV Outed Valerie Plame  —  Before we put Plame "leak" story to bed once and for all, I want to reiterate what I first posited almost two years ago, which now seems to be more true than ever.  —  It was almost certainly Mr. Joseph C. Wilson IV who first "outed" his wife as a CIA officer.
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 …
 
 
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