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11:05 PM ET, March 17, 2007

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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: The Reaction and Political Animal
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 …
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Plame: Hearing Room Chic
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
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.
Michelle Malkin:
Blogburst: Gathering of Eagles  —  It was a breath-taking, historic, and emotional day in Washington, D.C. You won't know it if you tune in to the usual MSM channels.  But new media—bloggers, conservative documentarians, Internet activists, FReepers, citizen journalists, photojournalists …
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Gateway Pundit:
Cindy Sheehan: "Stop this BullSh*t!"  —  ** Cindy Sheehan- "It's like being in the shadow of the death star."  Huh???  —  This speech could be a classic study for psychiatric students for years to come...  Democratic darling, Cindy Sheehan, belts out an unbelievably crazy speech today at the small antiwar rally in Washington DC.
Discussion: Wake up America
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 …
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
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.
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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
With Shifting Explanations, White House Adds to Storm
Mary Beth Sheridan / Washington Post:
White House Opposes D.C. Vote
Discussion: CorrenteWire and AMERICAblog
Nico / Think Progress:   Sampson Contradicts Gonzales Over Resignation
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.
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 …
Hamil R. Harris / Washington Post:
Nagin Suspects a Plot To Keep Blacks Away  —  New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin has suggested that the slow recovery and rebuilding of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina — which has prevented many black former residents from returning — is part of a plan to change the racial makeup and political leadership of his and other cities.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Barnes lectures Bush on purge scandal  —  It's Saturday, and you know what that means — it's time to marvel at the latest column from Fred Barnes, the executive editor of The Weekly Standard.  Of all of the Bush shills in the conservative media, no one enjoys being an unpaid public relations rep for the White House more than Barnes.
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 …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ and Althouse
Sydney Morning Herald:
FBI file links Kennedy to Monroe's death  —  For four decades there have been rumours that Marilyn Monroe's death was not a simple suicide.  Now a Los Angeles-based Australian writer and director, Philippe Mora, has uncovered an FBI document that throws up a chilling new scenario.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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:
 
 
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Washington Post:
Probe of Al-Qaeda Leader's Handling Sought
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
Joe Klein / Time:
The Second Commandment Republicans
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Cliff Schecter / The Huffington Post:
Karl Rove Must Go to Prison
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
BAGHDAD — From the Philippines to Vietnam, a question commanders …
Discussion: The Impolitic
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'
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Bush: Dems try to micromanage Iraq war
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Why John McCain will never win the Republican presidential nomination
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
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" …
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 …