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3:44 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: Political Animal and TBogg
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.
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: Roger L. Simon and The Corner
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?"
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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Preemptive Karma
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 …
Michael Melia / Associated Press:
Australian faces new Guantanamo trial  —  View related video  —  GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba — After a nomadic decade that carried him from the Australian outback to the battlefields of Afghanistan, David Hicks ended up locked away at this remote U.S. base in Cuba, accused of training with al-Qaida and fighting for the Taliban.
Discussion: and TalkLeft
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.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog and Redstate
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.
Arthur Herman / Commentary:
How to Win in Iraq—and How to Lose  —  It is best if an enemy nation comes and surrenders of its own accord.  —Du You (735-812)  —  To the student of counterinsurgency warfare, the war in Iraq has reached a critical but dismally familiar stage.  —  On the one hand …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
A Fresh Face Vows to Revive the G.O.P.  —  Amid the sea of square jaws and swept-back gray hair in Congress, Representative Adam H. Putnam, a tousled redhead whose cherubic appearance still causes Capitol police to stop him occasionally, appears a bit out of place.
Discussion: CorrenteWire and TBogg
Beldar /
Beldar on Goldberg and Beinart on whether Democrats have paid a political price for opposing the Vietnam War  —  NR/NRO's Jonah Goldberg takes issue with an op-ed in TIME in which TNR editor Peter Beinart argues that the new Democratic majority in Congress ought to "go for it" — meaning …
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
Discussion: Washington Post
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
City Asks Court Not to Unseal Police Spy Files  —  Lawyers for the city, responding to a request to unseal records of police surveillance leading up to the 2004 Republican convention in New York, say that the documents should remain secret because the news media will "fixate upon and sensationalize them …
Discussion: Daily Kos
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
William "the Bloody" Kristol makes our point for us...  Kristol thinks Alberto should go because his Chief of Staff is gone...He's saying that Alberto should know what his own Chief of Staff is doing, which of course makes perfect sense since he was a Chief of Staff himself...Scapegoating be damned. …
Discussion: The Reaction
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
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And they call it peace: Inside Iraq, four years on
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Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
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Warren Hoge / New York Times:
Saudi Arabia Bars Israeli Journalist Traveling With U.N. Chief
Discussion: Wizbang and Roger L. Simon
Nikki Finke / Deadline Hollywood Daily:
EXCLUSIVE: LA Times Publisher's Friend And Tribune Co Ex-Director …
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Max Frankel's Ghost
Discussion: TalkLeft
Michael Hedges / Houston Chronicle:
Conservatives quit board over DeLay appointment
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White House:
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
IS 24 LIBERAL OR CONSERVATIVE?....Last week 24 reverted to form …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Ezra Klein
Zachary A. Goldfarb / Washington Post:
Measuring Wealth of the '08 Candidates
Chicago Tribune:
Abolish the death penalty
American Prospect:
Hillary Clinton for President? An American Prospect Debate
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
An Opening for Democrats  —  Six years of Republican control …