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3:00 PM 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 …
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.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
White House Delays Action in Inquiry on Attorneys
Nico / Think Progress:   Sampson Contradicts Gonzales Over Resignation
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.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
SO IT WAS JOE WILSON WHO OUTED VALERIE PLAME?  And even she didn't know whether she was covert?  I can't believe I'm even still blogging about this.  —  UPDATE: Reader William Casey emails: "After watching the Valerie Plame-Wilson hearing, it is obvious that the CIA keeps the covert status …
Discussion: The Hoya Zone
Flares into Darkness:
Transcript of Plame Testimony
Discussion: JustOneMinute and New York Times
DNA [Daily News & Analysis] Homepage:
No lawyer is willing to represent Pakistan govt in judge's case  —  For the latest World News on mobile sms WOR to 4567  —  LAHORE: The government is unable to find a lawyer of any standing to represent it before the supreme judicial council in the reference against the chief justice.
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Latest News from India:
Pak police clash with lawyers  —  The situation in Pakistan is now slowly getting out of control.  —  Protests against the sacking of Chief Justice Iftikar Chaudhry are spreading to other parts of the country.  —  Police in Lahore city stormed a convention of lawyers on Saturday and arrested several of them.
Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice:
Musharraf Says 'Sorry' After Bloody Attacks  —  Police in Pakistan's Lahore city stormed a convention of lawyers on Saturday and arrested several of them, according to latest reports.  —  "Lawyers attending the meet were brutally beaten up and lawyers in the High Court struck back with stones.
Discussion: NewsHog
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush: Dems try to micromanage Iraq war  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats who are moving ahead with anti-war legislation are using troops as leverage to win domestic political battles, President Bush said Saturday.  Democrats pledged to keep pushing until there is a change of course in Iraq.
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Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
White House Opposes D.C. Vote
Discussion: CorrenteWire and AMERICAblog
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
With Shifting Explanations, White House Adds to Storm
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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 …
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Chlorine Bombs Kill 10, Injure at Least 350 in Iraq  —  Three trucks rigged with chlorine bombs exploded in the insurgent stronghold of Anbar province Friday, in the latest efforts by insurgents to use the toxic chemical to boost the lethal power of their attacks, U.S. military officials announced Saturday.
Discussion: Political Animal
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Why John McCain will never win the Republican presidential nomination  —  I was skeptical about John McCain's chances in the GOP primaries before, but now I'm convinced — he's going to lose.  What convinced me was a chat McCain had with reporters yesterday aboard his campaign bus …
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 …
Discussion: The Impolitic
John Tierney / TierneyLab:
The Laugh Gap Explained  —  1. Women are lower status.  "For all that the sexual revolution has changed gender relationships in the West," Annie wrote, "there are still huge differences in social position between the genders.  Women are still lower on the social scale than men …
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
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Logrolling, Blogrolling and Other Bad Habits  —  In December 2005, I engaged in an interesting discussion with Dan Solove of the very good law blog Concurring Opinions on the nature of the blogosphere Left and Right.  I took issue with this assertion from Solove:
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
HOBGOBLINS....McMegan muses today about education policy and wonders if the issues are similar to those in healthcare, where American liberals are usually in favor of single-payer healthcare (like Medicare, where doctors all work for themselves but service is paid for by the feds) …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
 
 
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