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10:30 AM ET, March 26, 2007

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Jim Rutenberg / New York Times:
Republican Senators Express Reservations Over Gonzales  —  Three Republican senators voiced fresh concerns on Sunday about Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's handling of the dismissals of eight United States attorneys amid questions about whether the firings were politically motivated.
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MSNBC:
Republican support for attorney general erodes
Discussion: TalkLeft
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:
Gonzales feels heat from GOP senators
Discussion: TIME
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: LAW.com
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
A President All Alone  —  Two weeks earlier on Capitol Hill, there was a groundswell of Republican demands — public and private — that President Bush pardon Scooter Libby.  Last week, as Alberto Gonzales came under withering Democratic fire, there were no public GOP declarations …
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
THE I-WORD....Whatever else you can say about him, Robert Novak …
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.
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Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
N.Y. Mayor Is Eyeing '08, Observers Say  —  New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, a self-made billionaire, has told friends more than once that his definition of good financial planning is making sure the check to the undertaker bounces when it's finally time to go.
Danny Kelly / Times of London:
Iran rebuffs Blair's plea for release of captives  —  Richard Beeston, Diplomatic Editor and James Bone in New York  —  The Iranian Foreign Minister accused a group of captured British servicemen last night of having committed an act of "aggression", only hours after Tony Blair appealed for their release.
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Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
Blair: Iran must free naval prisoners in days
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Hot Air
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 …
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Iran Feels Pinch As Major Banks Curtail Business  —  More than 40 major international banks and financial institutions have either cut off or cut back business with the Iranian government or private sector as a result of a quiet campaign launched by the Treasury and State departments last September …
Discussion: TAPPED
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
American Sanctions Bite Iran
Discussion: Redstate
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Earmark Cover-Up  —  The Congressional Research Service is helping its masters hide wasteful spending.  —  Nothing highlighted Congress's spending problem in last year's election more than earmarks, the special projects like Alaska's "Bridge to Nowhere" that members drop …
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
PORKBUSTERS UPDATE: John Fund reports on politicizing …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Breitbart / IFILM:
COURIC GRILLS EDWARDS OVER CAMPAIGNING WITH CANCER  —  Viral Videos - Katie Couric on 60 MINUTES aggressively questions John and Elizabeth Edwards after announcement that Mrs. Edwards has cancer and that he will stay in the race:  —  "Some people wonder if you are in denial."
Discussion: The Corner and Althouse
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
G.O.P. Senators Lug Weight of War Toward '08  —  Senator John E. Sununu knows that his political future could hinge on the war in Iraq, try as he might to change the subject.  —  For weeks, Mr. Sununu and Republican colleagues who face re-election next year have trudged through an on-again, off-again Iraq debate in Congress.
Discussion: Washington Times and AMERICAblog
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.
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Gore's Faith Is Bad Science  —  Al Gore likes to present himself as a tribune of science, warning the world of imminent danger.  But he is more like an Old Testament prophet, calling on us to bewail our wrongful conduct and to go and sin no more.  —  He starts off with the science.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Drop in Ad Revenue Raises Tough Question for Newspapers  —  For newspapers, February was the cruelest month.  So far.  —  Revenue from advertising was in striking decline last month, compared with February a year ago, and were generally weaker than analysts had expected.
Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Hulk Hogan of legal world volunteers to go up against imams  —  I wrote last week about the "flying imams"' federal lawsuit, which sets a new low in efforts to intimidate passengers concerned about air travel safety.  Buried in Paragraph 21 of the imams' complaint is a legal landmine …
Discussion: Power Line
Solomon / Solomonia:
Uncovered Document Shows: Islamic Society of Boston Lawsuit a Sham  —  [(If you're looking for a run-down in full on the ISB's lawsuit, Daniel Pipes has an extensive page with history going way back, here: The Islamic Society of Boston & the Politicians' Red Faces]
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
 
 
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Townhall.com:
Bill Bennett  • Mike Gallagher …
Discussion: The Corner
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Clinton Touts Universal Health Care Plan
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Hillary's War  —  Print subscribers receive all digital benefits …
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
HILLARY CLINTON'S $2.6 MILLION HOLLYWOOD HIT
Discussion: TIME and TMZ.com
Telegraph:
Taliban 'invite' 10,000 Uzbeks to Helmand
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Terrorist Gets Early Release To Avoid Her Inconvenience
Discussion: Guardian and Betsy's Page
Kim du Toit / The Other Side of Kim du Toit:
Wallpaper 03/26/07  —  The Black Horse pub, in Hampshire
Discussion: Dean's World
 Earlier Items: 
Max Frankel / New York Times:
The Washington Back Channel
Jim Dwyer / New York Times:
City Asks Court Not to Unseal Police Spy Files
Discussion: Daily Kos
Arthur Herman / Commentary:
How to Win in Iraq—and How to Lose
Discussion: The Glittering Eye
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
William "the Bloody" Kristol makes our point for us...
Discussion: The Reaction
Beldar / beldar.blogs.com:
Beldar on Goldberg and Beinart on whether Democrats have paid …
Claudia Joseph / The Mail on Sunday:
Now scientists create a sheep that's 15% human
Roger Alford / opiniojuris.powerblogs.com:
Bicentennial of the Abolition of the Slave Trade