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6:50 PM ET, March 17, 2007

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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 likely 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
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Plame: Hearing Room Chic
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Libby Spencer / The Impolitic:
Arizona US Attorney fired for failed porn case?  —  CBS is reporting despite the state of deep denial that currently permeates the White House, it's only a matter of time before Gonzales will be canned.  Indeed, it's difficult to see how Bush can avoid the inevitable but that doesn't mean he isn't going to try.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
With Shifting Explanations, White House Adds to Storm
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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
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
Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice:
Musharraf Says 'Sorry' After Bloody Attacks
Discussion: NewsHog
New York Times:
G.O.P. Anger in Swing State Eased Attorney's Exit  —  The first whiff of something suspicious came when a 15-year-old boy received a voter registration card in the mail.  Soon a second one arrived.  Then his 13-year-old neighbor got one, too.  —  Neither boy had applied for the cards …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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 …
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:
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 …
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
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.
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
Cliff Schecter / The Huffington Post:
Karl Rove Must Go To Prison  —  Karl Rove must go to the jail, the pokey, the big house, if you will.  No not country-club Republican, I-ripped-off-your-grandma-with-junk- bonds prison where he can join the Dartmouth or Princeton rowing squad and walk by a state-of-the-art outdoor weight-lifting facility …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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
Washington Post:
Probe of Al-Qaeda Leader's Handling Sought  —  Senators Urge Inquiry After Mohammed Alleges Abuse  —  Two senators who observed last week's closed military proceedings against al-Qaeda leader Khalid Sheik Mohammed called for an investigation into allegations that the accused planner …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
 
 
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HOBGOBLINS....McMegan muses today about education policy and wonders …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Candidates Try Web Video, And the Reviews Are Mixed
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This Week in Babylon  —  Zimbardo on Army abuses …
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Richard Wolffe / Newsweek:
A new NEWSWEEK poll shows only weak support for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Lawyer: news outlet has escort list
Discussion: The Impolitic
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" …
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Discussion: Maggie's Farm and Wizbang
Woodlief / Sand in the Gears:
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'Swift Boat' Figure Joins Romney
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Rosen: Public school bondage
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