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5:25 PM ET, March 17, 2007

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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
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Cliff Schecter / The Huffington Post:   Karl Rove Must Go To Prison
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Sampson: I Failed to Organize "Political Response"
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
White House Opposes D.C. Vote
Discussion: CorrenteWire and AMERICAblog
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 the 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 …
Discussion: Associated Press and The Hoya Zone
Sameer N. Yacoub / Associated Press:
Chlorine Gas Sickens 356 in Iraq Bombing  —  BAGHDAD (AP) - Three suicide bombers driving chlorine-laden trucks struck in the Sunni insurgent stronghold of Anbar province, killing two policemen and forcing about 350 Iraqi civilians and six U.S. troops to seek treatment for exposure to the gas, the military said Saturday.
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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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
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
Discussion: NewsHog
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 …
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: Booman Tribune and CorrenteWire
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Newsdesk / The Swamp:
At war's fourth: Bush v Democrats  —  The White House, repeatedly asked if President Bush is planning anything to mark the fourth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq on Monday, has suggested that the president is going about business as usual.  On Monday, that business includes playing host …
Geneive Abdo / Washington Post:
A More Islamic Islam  —  FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A small group of self-proclaimed secular Muslims from North America and elsewhere gathered in St. Petersburg recently for what they billed as a new global movement to correct the assumed wrongs of Islam and call for an Islamic Reformation.
Tennessean.com:
Tenn. mine enriched Gore, scarred land  —  Al Gore Jr. received more than $500,000 in royalties from the owners of zinc mines who held mineral leases on his farm near Carthage, Tenn. Now the mines have a new owner and are scheduled to reopen later this year.
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog and Bill Hobbs
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
BAGHDAD — From the Philippines to Vietnam, a question commanders faced every time they bolstered their forces: If the war is going as well as you say, why do you need reinforcements?  And if it's not going so well — despite what you've said — why should we believe that more troops are the answer?
Discussion: The Impolitic
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
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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Gateway Pundit:
Cindy Sheehan: "Stop this BullSh*t!"
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Joe Klein / Time:
The Second Commandment Republicans
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Violet Bliss Dietz / www.johnkerry.com blog:
JK SUPPORTS STRENGTHENED FOIA FOR BLOGGERS
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
HOBGOBLINS....McMegan muses today about education policy and wonders …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
McCain apologizes after using the phrase 'tar baby'
Robert Baer / Time:
Why KSM's Confession Rings False
Jose Antonio Vargas / Washington Post:
Candidates Try Web Video, And the Reviews Are Mixed
Discussion: The Caucus, Althouse and PrezVid
Harper's:
This Week in Babylon  —  Zimbardo on Army abuses …
 Earlier Items: 
Richard Wolffe / Newsweek:
A new NEWSWEEK poll shows only weak support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
I'M BACK.  Actually I got back last night, but rather later …
Discussion: Althouse and alicublog
Zogby:
Poll: Over Half Say "No" …
Examiner:
Yeas & Nays: Friday, Mar. 16
Discussion: Maggie's Farm and Wizbang
Woodlief / Sand in the Gears:
Exclusive Inclusion  —  The University of California at Berkeley …
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
"The Kind Of Folks Who Listen To Hewitt..."
Washington Post:
'Swift Boat' Figure Joins Romney
Discussion: protein wisdom
Rocky Mountain News:
Rosen: Public school bondage
Discussion: QandO and Dean's World