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5:45 PM ET, March 26, 2007

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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.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The most revealing three-minute You Tube clip ever  —  I want to return to the video clip of the jovial and dismissive discussion of the U.S. attorneys scandal on yesterday's Chris Matthews Show (embedded below).  In one sense, this clip is completely typical of how our national media thinks and talks about political matters.
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 …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Gonzales's Senior Counselor Refuses to Testify
Washington Post:
The Cloud Over Mr. Gonzales  —  ATTORNEY GENERAL Alberto R …
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Gonzales Aide Won't Answer Questions About Prosecutor Firings
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Beyond the pale: anti-gay, racist emails from Army recruiter … Is this the General Peter Pace policy at work?  —  Corey Andrew had his profile and resume posted at Careerbuilder.com, and it caught the eye of Army recruiter Marcia Ramode, who contacted him.
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Charles Hack / Everything Jersey:
Bigoted emails from Army recruiter outrage gay man  —  Jersey City resident Corey Andrew, like thousands of other job seekers, recently posted his profile on a popular career-based web site, hoping to nab some work as a copywriter.  But the response he received was anything but typical.
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister
Sldn / The Frontlines:
A Recruiter's Offensive Emails  —  Just days after General Peter Pace made his offensive comments about gays and lesbians, SLDN received a call from Jersey City resident Corey Andrew.  Corey, who is openly gay, recently posted his resume at CareerBuilder.com.
Dan / Riehl World View:   Was Military Recruiter Set Up?
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.
Discussion: Think Progress and Pollster
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Nico / Think Progress:
Waxman Warns RNC, Bush-Cheney '04 Campaign: Don't Delete Your Emails  —  Multiple congressional investigations have uncovered evidence that White House appointees regularly communicate using email accounts provided by the Republican Party.  As CREW has argued, such activity violates …
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:   Waxman to Republicans: Hold onto those emails
New York Times:
Northern Ireland Rivals Reach Deal  —  The leaders of Northern Ireland's dominant rival groups, Sinn Fein's Gerry Adams and the Protestant leader, the Rev. Ian Paisley, met today for what was billed as their first face-to-face talks, agreeing to form a joint administration for the province on May 8.
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BBC:
NI deal struck in historic talks
Discussion: Crooked Timber
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 …
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Marc Schulman / The Moderate Voice:
Iran's Cash Squeeze
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Sticky wicket of creeping sharia  —  The other day Pakistan's Gen. Musharraf took time off from his hectic schedule of trying to survive assassination attempts to pay tribute to someone who, alas, had been less successful at dodging killers: A week ago, during the cricket World Cup, Bob Woolmer …
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Mike Marqusee / Guardian:
This innuendo about the Pakistan team is a disgrace
Discussion: The Corner
Eye / eyeon08.com:
McCain on the House Iraq Supplemental  —  John McCain has harsh words for the House Democratic Leadership on the Iraq Supplemental Appropriations Bill that they just passed.  This is what he said at a town hall meeting in Plymouth, NH:  —  McCain has been taking some heat for skipping some votes recently.
Discussion: Wizbang
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.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Online, Churls Gone Vile  —  One of the unique qualities of Internet discourse is its freewheeling, no-holds-barred nature, where passionate arguments are often accompanied by some choice expletives and a virtual finger in the eye.  —  But what happens when the talk turns ugly, racist and violent?
Charles Duhigg / New York Times:
Aged, Frail and Denied Care by Their Insurers  —  CONRAD, Mont. — Mary Rose Derks was a 65-year-old widow in 1990, when she began preparing for the day she could no longer care for herself.  Every month, out of her grocery fund, she scrimped together about $100 for an insurance policy …
Benedict Carey / New York Times:
Poor Behavior Is Linked to Time in Day Care  —  A much-anticipated report from the largest and longest-running study of American child care has found that keeping a preschooler in a day care center for a year or more increased the likelihood that the child would become disruptive in class …
Abu Aardvark:
Referendum Day  —  Al-Jazeera is reporting "very low" turnout in the referendum voting so far, especially in Cairo where voting would usually be expected to be high (Kefaya is also reporting weak turnout across the country - though everyone expects a blatantly forged result to be announced).
Discussion: The Arabist and Political Animal
 
 
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From Havana With Hypocrisy  —  From my "Capital Games" column at www.thenation.com....
Discussion: The Nation
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