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1:50 AM ET, March 27, 2007


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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Gonzales's Senior Counselor Refuses to Testify  —  The senior counselor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will refuse to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the unfolding U.S. attorneys scandal, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, her attorneys said today.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment  —  WASHINGTON - Monica Goodling, a Justice Department official involved in the firings of federal prosecutors, will refuse to answer questions at upcoming Senate hearings, citing Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, her lawyer said Monday.
Pete Williams / MSNBC:
Gonzales: Firings were not improper  —  The attorney general talks to NBC's Pete Williams in an exclusive interview … Pete Williams: Mr. Attorney General, what is it that you would like people to know about this controversy?  —  Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: Let me begin with the attacks …
Jan Crawford Greenburg / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: DOJ Official Ignored White House Guidance
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Daily Kos
Chitra Ragavan / US News:   Former Top Justice Official to Contradict Gonzales Statements
Capitol Police: Webb Aide Arrested With Handgun  —  WASHINGTON — An aide to U.S. Sen. Jim Webb was arrested Monday after a loaded 9-millimeter handgun allegedly was found in his possession, authorities said.  —  Capitol police said the aide was arrested during a security check upon entering …
Discussion: Wonkette and Washington Wire
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Senator's Aide Held on Gun Charge  —  A close aide to Senator Jim Webb, Democrat of Virginia, was arrested on Monday and jailed after trying to take a loaded handgun into a Senate office building, officials said.  —  The aide, identified by Mr. Webb's office as Phillip Thompson, 45 …
Taylor Marsh:
Webb's Gun  —  If you didn't see Fox "News" earlier this afternoon with Bush's boy Brit you missed a doozy.  Brit was tripping all over himself trying to discuss Webb's aide being taken into custody after being found with what was first described as an unregistered firearm, with unregistered ammunition in a bag.
Webb staffer arrested with loaded pistol
Discussion: Redstate and Right Wing News
Pew Research Center:
Solid Majority Favors Congressional Troop Deadline  —  36% Think Surge Will Work  —  Summary of Findings  —  A solid majority of Americans say they want their congressional representative to support a bill calling for a withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq by August 2008.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Follow-up to this morning's post re: Chris Matthews Show  —  There are several items to note as a result of various responses to my post this morning regarding the media's discussion of the U.S. attorney scandal on The Chris Matthews Show:  —  (1) Steve Benen provides a transcript …
Brian Montopoli / Public Eye:
Katie Couric's Interview With John and Elizabeth Edwards  —  Last night on "60 Minutes," Katie Couric interviewed John and Elizabeth Edwards.  Many of those who commented on the story on felt that Couric was too hard on the couple.  —  "I was shocked and saddened at Katie Couric's lack …
USA Today:
Americans back Edwardses' choice  —  WASHINGTON — Americans by 2-1 support the decision of former North Carolina senator John Edwards to stay in the Democratic presidential race even though his wife, Elizabeth, has been diagnosed with a recurrence of breast cancer.
Charles Hack / Everything Jersey:
Bigoted emails from Army recruiter outrage gay man
Discussion: The Frontlines
The Neal Boortz Show:
WHY PEOPLE THINK CONSERVATIVES ARE IDIOTS  —  Sorry .. it's true.  Liberals love to paint conservatives as being ignorant, stupid, obtuse, mindless, irrational and, on occasion, retarded.  For the most part leftists use this "stupid" tactic in order to avoid actually having to intellectually engage …
Mark Coultan / Sydney Morning Herald:
Hicks pleads guilty  —  An artist's impression of David Hicks, left, who sits with his defence counsel in the US military courtroom in Guantanamo Bay.  —  David Hicks has pleaded guilty to one count of supporting a terrorist organisation.  —  The plea to a late night specially convened …
New York Times:
U.S. Long Worried Iran Supplied Weapons in Iraq  —  More than 20 months ago, the United States secretly sent Iran a diplomatic protest charging that Tehran was supplying lethal roadside explosive devices to Shiite extremists in Iraq, according to American officials familiar with the message.
Discussion: Roger L. Simon
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