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4:20 PM ET, March 26, 2007

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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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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.
James Rowley / Bloomberg:
Gonzales Aide Won't Answer Questions About Prosecutor Firings  —  Monica Goodling, a counsel to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales who helped coordinate the dismissals of eight U.S. attorneys, will invoke her constitutional right not to answer Senate questions about the firings, her lawyer said.
Discussion: CNN Political Ticker
Washington Post:
The Cloud Over Mr. Gonzales  —  ATTORNEY GENERAL Alberto R …
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.
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Washington Post:
GSA Chief Is Accused of Playing Politics
New York Times:
Work can be balm during health crisis  —  When John and Elizabeth Edwards learned Wednesday that Elizabeth Edwards' breast cancer had returned, the presidential campaign, which often seems removed from daily life, suddenly mirrored reality for thousands of American families facing a deadly illness.
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Patrick McGeehan / New York Times:
Edwards's Cancer Has Spread Into One of Her Hips
Nora Ephron / The Huffington Post:   "Some people" are saying that Katie Couric went too far on 60 Minutes.
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
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?
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
BBC:
NI deal struck in historic talks  —  Devolved government is to return to Northern Ireland following an historic meeting between the leaders of the DUP and Sinn Fein.  —  Ian Paisley and Gerry Adams, sitting side by side for their first news conference in Stormont, confirmed that power-sharing would begin on 8 May.
Discussion: Crooked Timber
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New York Times:
Northern Ireland Rivals Reach Deal
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.
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 …
Discussion: Althouse, Rising Hegemon and Vox Popoli
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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Beverley Lumpkin / Associated Press:
U.S. Can't Account for 600,000 Fugitives
Discussion: Michelle Malkin
David Corn:
From Havana With Hypocrisy  —  From my "Capital Games" column at www.thenation.com....
Discussion: The Nation
Crooked Timber:
How do I sleep?  —  Alexander Cockburn wants to know, and it's sweet of him to ask.
Hassan M. Fattah / New York Times:
For Many Palestinians, 'Return' Is Not a Goal
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Hot Air
USA Today:
Senate fight on Iraq withdrawal looms
Lara Setrakian / ABCNEWS:
Obama: Investigate Duke Lacrosse DA Nifong
The Prowler / American Spectator:
Schumer's Mole  —  INSIDER GAMES  —  According to Democratic …
Kirstin Downey / Washington Post:
Foreclosure Wave Bears Down on Immigrants
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Aaron Gould Sheinin / The State:
Edwards gets key S.C. support
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Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Clinton Touts Universal Health Care Plan
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Drop in Ad Revenue Raises Tough Question for Newspapers
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
G.O.P. Senators Lug Weight of War Toward '08
Roger Friedman / Fox News:
HILLARY CLINTON'S $2.6 MILLION HOLLYWOOD HIT
Discussion: TMZ.com
Michael Luo / New York Times:
A Fresh Face Vows to Revive the G.O.P.