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4:40 AM ET, March 18, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
Blogburst: Gathering of Eagles—30,000 strong  —  ***Update: Kit at Gathering of Eagles reports on the National Park Service estimate of the GoE turnout: 30,000 strong.  The silent majority no more.  ***Update March 18, 2007 1:30am: The NYTimes lies...***  —  Pure bullcrap.
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Brigid Schulte / Washington Post:
Veterans, Others Denounce Marchers  —  Counter-Demonstrators Number in Thousands  —  As war protesters marched toward Arlington Memorial Bridge en route to the Pentagon yesterday, they were flanked by long lines of military veterans and others who stood in solidarity with U.S. troops and the Bush administration's cause in Iraq.
Discussion: Democracy Project and SCSUScholars
Washington Post:
4 Years After Start of War, Anger Reigns  —  Demonstrators Brave Cold to Carry Message to Pentagon, as Counter-Protesters Battle Back  —  Thousands of demonstrators protesting the fourth anniversary of the war in Iraq marched on the Pentagon yesterday, jeered along the way by large numbers of angry counter-protesters.
New York Times:
In March, Protesters Recall War Anniversaries
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Baron Bodissey / Gates of Vienna:   Gathering With the Eagles  —  There was another big anti-war …
Gateway Pundit:   Cindy Sheehan: "Stop this BullSh*t!"
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: The Moderate Voice
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Sunni Militants Disrupt Plan to Calm Baghdad  —  In January, when President Bush announced his plans to reinforce American troops in Baghdad, Shiite militias were seen as the main worry.  Some analysts predicted that bloody clashes with Shiite militants in the Sadr City district in northeastern Baghdad were all but inevitable.
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
One thing al-Qaeda excels at; making new enemies.  —  With this series of dirty chemical bombings a war between al-Qaeda and the tribes in Anbar is no longer a possibility.  It just became a fact.  —  I've read at least two very optimistic reports from al-Almada in the last week …
Discussion: Associated Press
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Chlorine Bombs Kill 10, Injure at Least 350 in Iraq
Discussion: The Reaction and Political Animal
Marie Colvin / Times of London:
Iraqis: life is getting better  —  MOST Iraqis believe life is better for them now than it was under Saddam Hussein, according to a British opinion poll published today.  —  The survey of more than 5,000 Iraqis found the majority optimistic despite their suffering in sectarian violence since …
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TigerHawk:
The paradox of Iraqi optimism  —  The Times of London has written a short article about a poll taken of Iraqis.  A couple of its findings are quite interesting: … Commentary  —  Iraqis seem to believe both that the "surge" is working and that security will improve still further after a withdrawal of the foreign armies.
Discussion: Chicago Boyz
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.
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 …
William J. Fallon / DefenseLINK:
Commander, U.S. Central Command  —  Admiral William J. Fallon was raised in Merchantville, N.J. A 1967 graduate of Villanova University, he received his commission through the Navy ROTC Program and was designated a naval flight officer upon completion of flight training in December 1967.
Discussion: The Corner
Washington Post:
Amid Concerns, FBI Lapses Went On  —  Records Collection Brought Internal Questions But Little Scrutiny  —  FBI counterterrorism officials continued to use flawed procedures to obtain thousands of U.S. telephone records during a two-year period when bureau lawyers and managers …
Discussion: CorrenteWire
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 …
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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.
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Bush Turns the Other Cheek  —  Alas.  —  When President Bush, at the tail end of his Latin American trip last week, got around to commenting on the controversy over eight fired U.S. attorneys, he was calm, reasonable, and even a bit apologetic.  Little good it did him.
Discussion: GINA COBB
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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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Chicago Dyke / CorrenteWire:
Choosing Sides on Our Side: Dissent is Still Good
Discussion: TalkLeft
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 …
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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
 
 
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Washington Post:
Probe of Al-Qaeda Leader's Handling Sought
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