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5:05 PM ET, March 26, 2007

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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.
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Washington Post:
The Cloud Over Mr. Gonzales  —  ATTORNEY GENERAL Alberto R. Gonzales's death by a thousand cuts continues.  A newly released e-mail revealed that he participated in an hour-long meeting with senior Justice Department officials about a plan to dismiss seven U.S. attorneys.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
Gonzales aide to invoke Fifth Amendment
Discussion: Daily Kos
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?
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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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 …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:   Waxman to Republicans: Hold onto those emails
Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Edwards's Cancer Has Spread Into One of Her Hips  —  Elizabeth Edwards, the wife of the presidential candidate John Edwards, elaborated on her cancer diagnosis in an interview broadcast last night, saying that the disease had spread to one of her hips.  —  Mrs. Edwards and her husband said they would continue campaigning.
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This Is London:
IRANIANS INTERROGATE CAPTURED ROYAL MARINES  —  The 15 Royal Marines and sailors captured by Iran are being "interrogated", officials in Tehran said today.  —  Amid fears that the 14 men and one woman face a show trial, Iranian television reported that the country did not want to exchange …
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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
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 …
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.
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
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Just Asking...  Your email address:  —  Message (optional):  —  Taegan D. Goddard is the creator of Political Wire, a political column updated around the clock with the most interesting news, buzz and commentary.  —  Goddard is also co-author of You Won - Now What?
Discussion: Political Animal and Brian Beutler
The Sandmonkey / Rantings of a Sandmonkey:
Endgame  —  I just came back from the demonstrations...No, that's a lie.  —  I've been back almost an hour and a half now, and it took me this long to get myself together, shake myself out of the shock I am feeling, and actually sit down and write this.  Here is what happend.
 
 
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David Corn:
From Havana With Hypocrisy  —  From my "Capital Games" column at www.thenation.com....
Discussion: The Nation
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BBC:
NI deal struck in historic talks
Discussion: Crooked Timber
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