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8:10 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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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.
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.
Pete Williams / MSNBC:
Gonzales: Firings were not improper
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
A President All Alone  —  Two weeks earlier on Capitol Hill …
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
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: Hot Air, Think Progress and Pollster
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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.
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NBC4:
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
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Examiner:
Webb staffer arrested with loaded pistol
Discussion: Redstate and Right Wing News
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Rosie blows the lid off the British sailor hostage crisis  —  Nice catch by the 'Busters here.  Western intel agents tell the Blotter that the kidnapping was indeed retaliation for the American raid in Irbil that netted five big Quds Force fish in January and that Iran may be angling for a swap; Iran denies it.
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
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?
Deacon / Power Line:
FRED THOMPSON FOR PRESIDENT?  —  No, Martin Sheen for president; Fred Thompson for his chief-of-staff.  —  Sorry, I couldn't resist spinning off of the old Ronald Reagan joke.  But seriously folks, what about Thompson's presidential prospects?  —  It's pretty obvious why he's getting consideration …
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?
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 …
 
 
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