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1:40 AM ET, March 26, 2007


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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
G.O.P. Senators Are Critical of Gonzales  —  Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales faced a weakening of Congressional support over the weekend, as Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in questioning his credibility, pointing to new evidence that conflicts with his statements that he played little role …
Discussion: TBogg and Political Animal
MTP Transcript for Mar. 25, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: the battle over the U.S. attorneys.  The Democrats vote to subpoena the White House staff.  The president stands by his attorney general.  —  PRES. GEORGE W. BUSH: He's got support with me.  I support the attorney general.
Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Why the right goes nuclear over global warming  —  Most of the heat is generated by a small number of hard-core ideologues.  —  LAST YEAR, the National Journal asked a group of Republican senators and House members: "Do you think it's been proven beyond a reasonable doubt that the Earth is warming because of man-made problems?"
Rasmussen Reports:
24% Consider Al Gore Global Warming Expert  —  Former Vice President Al Gore (D) received a warm welcome on Capitol Hill last week for his testimony on the environment and Global Warming.  However, while he is now an Academy Award winner and celebrity activist, just 24% of Americans consider Gore an expert on Global Warming.
Discussion: The Corner and Roger L. Simon
Hindrocket / Power Line:
"VITRIOL" FROM NORTHERN VIRGINIA-BASED AOL  —  Today's Minneapolis Star Tribune has an article on the recent Twin Cities controversies involving taxis and check-out lines.  Like so many "news" stories in the Strib, it's an editorial posing as reportage.  It begins with an anecdote …
Hagel says Bush too dismissive of Congress on Iraq  —  Source: Reuters  —  President George W. Bush should stop being dismissive of opposition in Congress to the Iraq war and it is time that lawmakers set boundaries for U.S. involvement, a Republican senator said on Sunday.
Discussion: The Reaction
CBS News:
Exclusive: John And Elizabeth Edwards  —  Edwards Open About Cancer, Unconditional About Couple's Decision On Presidential Run  —  (CBS) When John and Elizabeth Edwards announced this past Thursday that her breast cancer had returned and spread to her bones, and that his presidential campaign …
Joan Vennochi / Boston Globe:
Maybe it's time for candidate to be a husband
Robert Hodierne / Navy Times:
War story told by former sailor disputed  —  Deployment to Iraq not in personnel record; paper issues correction  —  The March 18 Sunday New York Times Magazine cover story was a gripping account of the emotional problems some female veterans suffer as results of their war experiences, sexual assaults or both.
Washington Post:
GSA Chief Is Accused of Playing Politics  —  Doan Denies 'Improper' Use of Agency for GOP  —  Witnesses have told congressional investigators that the chief of the General Services Administration and a deputy in Karl Rove's political affairs office at the White House joined in a videoconference earlier …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Roger Alford /
Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Slave Trade  —  On March 25, 1807, two hundreds years ago today, Parliament passed An Act for the Abolition of the Slave Trade.  Here is the key language of the Act: … William Wilberforce, of course, was the leading voice in the movement to abolish the slave trade.
Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood Daily:
EXCLUSIVE: LA Times Publisher's Friend And Tribune Co Ex-Director Don Rumsfeld Was Asked To Guest-Edit After Grazer  —  EXCLUSIVE: It's no longer Grazergate; it's now Rumsfeldgate at the Los Angeles Times.  I'm told that Donald Rumsfeld was asked to guest-edit the newspaper's "Current" opinion section which appears on Sundays.
Las Vegas Sun:
THE SUN INTERVIEW  —  Daniel Bogden  —  Nevada's former U.S. attorney opens up about his values, his work and the political double-dealing that cost him his job  —  Here is the altar boy, football and baseball star, God-fearing, every-Sunday- Mass Catholic sitting in his modest house …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings
Sam Howe Verhovek / Los Angeles Times:   Firing of Nevada prosecutor Bogden sparks anger
Claudia Joseph / The Mail on Sunday:
Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human  —  Scientists have created the world's first human-sheep chimera - which has the body of a sheep and half-human organs.  —  The sheep have 15 per cent human cells and 85 per cent animal cells - and their evolution brings the prospect …
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
Myths About Moveon  —  In the heat of the fight around the supplemental, there were a lot of accusations thrown around that Moveon lied to its members, that it somehow sold out, and/or that it is now a Beltway insider organization.  There is also the strategic question of whether the supplemental was a good step or a bad one.
Discussion: Eschaton and TalkLeft
Cernig / NewsHog:
Neocons Would Sacrifice 15 UK Seamen For '79 Do-Over  —  I know it shouldn't, but it still amazes me the knots that the US Right are prepared to tie themselves into knots in their lust for a war with Iran that will redress the perceived mortal insult of the Iranian hostage crisis of 1979.
Michael Hedges / Houston Chronicle:
Conservatives quit board over DeLay appointment  —  WASHINGTON — As Tom DeLay pursues a return to the public stage, he's meeting resistance from an unexpected source: conservatives who say that he betrayed the movement as a congressional leader.  —  Four board members of the American Conservative Union …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Max Frankel's Ghost  —  (Photo credit Bill Cunningham/The New York Times)  —  The saddest moment of the Scooter Libby trial, for me, was when I witnessed an exchange between Max Frankel, the last Executive Editor of the NYT to treat the gray lady with the respect she once deserved, and Robert Bennett, Judy Miller's personal lawyer.
Discussion: New York Times and TalkLeft
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
William "the Bloody" Kristol makes our point for us...
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Beldar /
Beldar on Goldberg and Beinart on whether Democrats have paid …
Victor Comras / Counterterrorism Blog:
The New Iran Sanctions: "Full of Sound and Fury, Signifying Nothing"!
Discussion: Redstate
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Suicide Bombers Kill Dozens Across Iraq
Discussion: The Agonist
Warren Hoge / New York Times:
Saudi Arabia Bars Israeli Journalist Traveling With U.N. Chief
Discussion: Wizbang and Roger L. Simon
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
A "9/13 Republican" Explains How Liberals Think
Athenae / First Draft:
One  —  NYT: … Mostly it's a flattering story …
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
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Chicago Tribune:
Abolish the death penalty
American Prospect:
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
An Opening for Democrats  —  Six years of Republican control …
Peter Wallsten / Los Angeles Times:
Activists remember a different Romney
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Congressional oversight is a linchpin of how our democracy works