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11:40 PM ET, April 5, 2007


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Atrios / Eschaton:
Make Some Noise  —  Tell CNN to get the facts right on Pelosi trip  —  For much of the past week, CNN and its White House correspondent Suzanne Malveaux have offered a steady stream of inaccurate and incomplete coverage of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) trip to the Middle East …
Media Matters for America:
CNN's Malveaux asked if Pelosi's trip to Syria is "big wet kiss to President Al-Assad"  —  On the April 4 edition of CNN's The Situation Room, guest host Suzanne Malveaux again asserted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) had "no official capacity to negotiate" during her visit to Syria.
Discussion: Think Progress and My Two Sense
The Columbus Dispatch:
Boehner, Hobson clash on Pelosi trip
Claudia Rosett /   Pelosi was nuts to visit with Assad
Oliver Willis:
Bill O'Reilly Loses His Damn Mind  —  In the entire, dark, black history of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, this is probably the craziest clip ever.  A young girl was tragically killed by a drunk driver.  But this was not enough for O'Reilly.  Instead, because the criminal was an illegal alien …
News conference held in response to Bill O'Reilly's criticism  —  Thursday night the city of Virginia Beach responded to criticism from a national talk show host.  —  Bill O'Reilly took aim at the city of Virginia Beadch on his show Wednesday night.  City officials held a news conference Thursday evening and responded to O'Reilly.
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:   Bill O'Reilly's head practically explodes as he screams at Geraldo...
White House:
Interview of the Vice President by Rush Limbaugh, The Rush Limbaugh Show  —  Q It's always a great privilege to have the Vice President, Dick Cheney, with us.  Mr. Vice President, welcome once again to our program.  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you, Rush.  It's good to be back on.
Amanda / Think Progress:
Cheney: Senate Committee Is 'Stalinist' For Blocking Swift Boat Funder's Appointment  —  Yesterday, the White House bypassed the Senate and recess-appointed Republican fundraiser Sam Fox as U.S. ambassador to Belgium.  Fox contributed $50,000 to the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth …
Discussion: Attytood
Editor and Publisher:
Joe Klein in Tomorrow's TIME: Bush 'Clearly Unfit to Lead'  —  NEW YORK In the upcoming issue of Time magazine, out Friday, columnist Joe Klein considers what he calls the Bush administration's "epic collapse."  He concludes with a statement that may make some wonder if he is hinting that the president ought to be impeached.
Joe Klein / Time:
An Administration's Epic Collapse  —  The first three months of the new Democratic Congress have been neither terrible nor transcendent.  A Pew poll had it about right: a substantial majority of the public remains happy the Democrats won in 2006, but neither Nancy Pelosi nor Harry Reid …
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Probe Targets GSA Chief  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  Another federal investigation is targeting a Bush administration official, this time for possibly using government resources for partisan political purposes.  —  The Office of Special Counsel confirmed to ABC News it has launched …
Brian Montopoli / Public Eye:
The Public Eye Chat With.Allen Pizzey  —  The Public Eye Chat With...Allen Pizzey  —  It's Thursday, and that means it's time for the Public Eye Chat.  This week's subject is Rome-based CBS News Correspondent Allen Pizzey.  You can read excerpts, and listen to the full interview, below.
Online NewsHour:
Petraeus Cites Areas of Improvement in Baghdad  —  JIM LEHRER: Now to our Newsmaker interview with General David Petraeus, the top U.S. general in Iraq.  I spoke to him this morning from the Green Zone in Baghdad.  —  General, welcome.  —  GEN. DAVID PETRAEUS, Commander, U.S. Forces in Iraq: Thanks very much, Jim.
12,000 more Guard troops may be going to Iraq  —  Deployment order planned to lessen 'surge's' strain on stretched-thin Army  —  WASHINGTON - Coming on the heels of a controversial "surge" of 21,000 U.S. troops that has stretched the Army thin, the Defense Department is preparing to send …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Questions Arise About Britons' Actions in Iran  —  The 15 British marines and sailors held captive in Iran for nearly two weeks arrived back home today.  But Britain's relief at their safe return was tarnished by questions about how they behaved during their detention and why they had been captured in the first place.
The Nation:
Making Blogging Pay  —  As the US attorney scandal unfolds, mainstream media coverage focuses on speculation that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will be forced to resign.  But the story behind the story is that Joshua Micah Marshall's TPM Muckraker blog is largely responsible for latching …
Discussion: MyDD, Liberty Street and Eschaton
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Mary Katharine Ham / Examiner:
Choir wants to listen to Rudy's preaching in Iowa
Gateway Pundit:
Harry Reid Gets Clobbered By Veterans For Not Supporting Troops (Video)
Discussion: Redstate and PrairiePundit
Terry Trippany /
Investment Firm Gives No Confidence Slam to NYT Stock
Discussion: Gawker
Florida housing sex offenders under bridge
Discussion: The Reaction and TalkLeft
Cagle Cartoons / The Moderate Voice:
McCain's March  —  RJ Matson, The St. Louis Post Dispatch
Harry / Crooked Timber:
Freaks and Geeks  —  Terry Gross interviewed Jake Kasdan on Fresh Air yesterday.
Discussion: Quick Study
Fla. governor seeks voting rights for ex-felons
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
The response was underwhelming
Discussion: Reuters and Angry Bear
 Earlier Items: 
White House:
President Bush Visits with the Troops at Fort Irwin, California
Tom Engelhardt / TomDispatch:
Tomgram: Noam Chomsky on "the Iran Effect"
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Jimmah!  —  It's like the guy watches Munich on an infinite loop …
Washington Post:
For the Edwards Kids, It's Time for Stump School
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Discussion: TAPPED
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
The Other War: Democratic Candidates are Deafeningly Silent on the Drug War
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
Tehran Likely to Pay Long-Term Price
Michael J. Totten:
An Army, Not a Militia  —  SULEIMANIYA, IRAQ - Iraq is a country …