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2:15 PM ET, March 28, 2007

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Sky News:
Brits To Be Paraded On TV  —  The British sailors and marines being held in Iran are to be paraded on television - but the female sailor who was captured could be released "today or tomorrow."  —  Turkish TV has quoted the Iranian foreign minister as saying Faye Turney could be freed within hours.
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Arthur Herman / New York Post:
HOSTAGE SAILORS — BRITAIN'S IMPOTENCE  —  IT'S been a tough month for the British Navy.  On March 7, it learned that Tony Blair's Labor government was going ahead with drastic cuts in its budget and number of ships.  By this time next year, the once-vaunted Royal Navy will be about the size …
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
Bush's Royal Trouble  —  President Bush enjoys hosting formal state dinners about as much as having a root canal.  Or proposing tax increases.  So his decision to schedule a mid-April White House gala for Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah signified the president's high regard for an Arab monarch who is also a Bush family friend.
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Lydia Georgi / Agence France Presse:
Saudi king slams 'illegitimate occupation' of Iraq  —  RIYADH (AFP) - Saudi King Abdullah, whose country is a close US ally, on Wednesday slammed the "illegitimate foreign occupation" of Iraq in an opening speech to the annual Arab summit in Riyadh.  —  "In beloved Iraq, blood …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
New Drive Afoot to Pass Equal Rights Amendment  —  Federal and state lawmakers have launched a new drive to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, reviving a feminist goal that faltered a quarter-century ago when the measure did not gain the approval of three-quarters of the state legislatures.
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Shakespeare's Sister:
Elections Have Consequences: Equal Rights Amendment Edition
Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Kerry targets ambassadorial bid of Swift Boat benefactor  —  Group attacked his war record  —  Senator John F. Kerry and others say Sam Fox's support for a group that was condemned for spreading misinformation should keep Fox from becoming ambassador to Belgium.  (chip somodevilla/GETTY IMAGES)
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Sam Hananel / Associated Press:
White House withdraws ambassador nominee
New York Times:
Sweeps in Iraq Cram Two Jails With Detainees  —  Hundreds of Iraqis detained in the Baghdad security crackdown have been crammed into two detention centers run by the Defense Ministry that were designed to hold only dozens of people, a government monitoring group said Tuesday.
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Michael Y. Park / Fox News:
AS CATHY SEIPP LAY DYING, HER NEMESIS TOOK HIS PARTING SHOT ON THE WEB  —  Cathy Seipp was dying.  —  The 49-year-old newspaper columnist and conservative blogger, who had come from Manitoba, Canada, to become the sharp-tongued doyenne of the Los Angeles media scene, was only hours away …
US News:
E-mail Controversy Prompts Many Aides To Stop Usage  —  This comes from Whispers editor Paul Bedard:  —  The growing controversy over the firing of federal prosecutors and what administration officials knew about it is renewing concerns among Bush aides over the less-than-secret aspect of E-emails.
Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
Spring Break May Delay War Funds  —  Spring break checklist for Congress: A plane ticket back home, chocolate (or matzo) for the family and a war spending bill for the president.  —  The last item might need to wait.  —  Senate Democrats beat back Republican efforts Tuesday to strip …
New York Times:
Senate Supports a Pullout Date in Iraq War Bill  —  The Senate went on record for the first time on Tuesday in favor of a withdrawal date from Iraq, with Democrats marshaling the votes they needed to deliver a forceful rebuke to President Bush's war policy.  —  By a vote of 50 to 48 …
Redstate:
Help Send RedState To Iraq  —  What if somewhere in the world, there was something going on - something that was one of the most important stories of our lifetime?  —  What if you had the choice to send someone to tell you that story firsthand?  Would you send someone like, say, Dan Rather?
Paul Geary / theneweditor.com:
More Sympathy for Tony Snow  —  From the classy folks at "Fox is Evil." … When you wish death upon a political opponent, or laugh at a political opponent's cancer, what has become of you?  Where do good people (on both sides) draw the line?  —  I've always wondered why someone …
Discussion: The Corner
en.rian.ru:
Russian intelligence sees U.S. military buildup on Iran border  —  Russian military intelligence services are reporting a flurry of activity by U.S. Armed Forces near Iran's borders, a high-ranking security source said Tuesday.  —  "The latest military intelligence data point …
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
McCaffrey Paints Gloomy Picture of Iraq  —  In Contrast to His Previous Views, Retired General Writes of 'Strategic Peril'  —  An influential retired Army general released a dire assessment of the situation in Iraq, based on a recent round of meetings there with Gen. David H. Petraeus and 16 other senior U.S. commanders.
 
 
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