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12:05 PM ET, April 10, 2007

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Gwen Ifill / New York Times:
Trash Talk Radio  —  LET'S say a word about the girls.  The young women with the musical names.  Kia and Epiphanny and Matee and Essence.  Katie and Dee Dee and Rashidat and Myia and Brittany and Heather.  —  The Scarlet Knights of Rutgers University had an improbable season …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
It's Hard Out Here Fo A Pimp  —  I've been listening to alleged journalists falling all over themselves on television to assure all of us that Don Imus is a really great guy underneath all the ugliness and that he's really, really, really sorry.  Even David Gregory is vouching for him like a brother …
Discussion: Firedoglake, FAIR and Democrats.com
Washington Post:
Shocked Jock  —  Don Imus takes his lumps.  He deserves every one of them.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
The McCain Tragedy  —  John McCain's 2000 campaign for president failed, but it was an unruly and joyous romp.  His campaign this time feels quite different: carefully planned, meticulously calculated — and a tragedy.  —  Tragedy, not a word to be invoked lightly, typically involves …
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Giuliani Leads GOP Field; McCain Support Down in Latest Trial Heat  —  Thompson maintains third-place showing  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll of rank-and-file Republicans' preferences for their party's 2008 presidential nomination shows Rudy Giuliani continues to lead the large field of candidates.
Frank Newport / Gallup Poll:
Hillary Clinton Remains Dominant Front-Runner Among Democrats  —  Obama and Edwards close in second place  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Sen. Hillary Clinton remains the dominant presidential front-runner among Democrats nationally, with twice the support as her nearest challenger.
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Six U.S. Attorneys Given 2nd Posting in Washington  —  A half-dozen sitting U.S. attorneys also serve as aides to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales or are assigned other Washington postings, performing tasks that take them away from regular duties in their districts for months or even years at a time …
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David Johnston / New York Times:
Senators Press for More Files on Removing Prosecutors  —  Four senators said Monday that they suspected that the Justice Department had failed to turn over all relevant documents related to the dismissals of eight United States attorneys.  —  The department has released more than 3,000 pages of e-mail messages and other files.
Discussion: politburo diktat 2.0
Politics / Washington Post:
Clinton, Obama to Skip Fox-Sponsored Debate  —  Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) yesterday joined former North Carolina senator John Edwards (D) in deciding to skip a debate scheduled for September that Fox News is co-sponsoring with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Discussion: The Politico, Redstate and Hot Air
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Johanna Neuman / Los Angeles Times:
Bush unveils new immigration proposal  —  Details are vague, but fines and a circuitous path to legal status are included.  The goal is to attract GOP support.  —  YUMA, ARIZ. — President Bush unveiled the basics of his latest immigration proposal Monday, a mix of tougher border enforcement …
Discussion: The Swamp
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Bush Ties Drop in Illegal Immigration to His Policies
San Francisco Chronicle:
FIELD POLL  —  State favors path to legality for illegals
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
GET REAL, RUDY  —  YOU'RE BLOWING YOUR WHITE HOUSE RUN  —  I'm writing this open letter to you because I'm worried you're blowing it.  —  I still think you stand the best chance among the candidates in the Republican field of winning the general election in 2008, and I think you have it in you to be a great president.
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read  —  Everybody's in on it — and I mean everybody.  From The Reno Gazette-Journal: … Now, let's take a step back and see how high and wide this conspiracy goes.  Not only has the (apparently conservative) Wall Street Journal been paid to write these stories about poor Jim Gibbons …
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Ray Hagar / Reno Gazette-Journal …:
Gibbons discusses WSJ conspiracy theory
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Candor?  Call the Special Prosecutor!  —  Monica Goodling is not my kind of gal.  A graduate of two schools not known for partying (Messiah College and Pat Robertson's Regent University Law School), she would not be my ideal seatmate on a long airplane flight.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Prisoners  —  I think it's time to note again Israel's failure to produce a statesman equal to the challenges it has faced over the past 20 years.  In every area of modern life the country boasts a genius that on a per capita basis must be unrivaled.  Yet on the world stage its politicians seem almost retarded.
Discussion: New York Sun
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Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Our World: The next grand bargain
Discussion: Scotsman and Atlas Shrugs
David Corn:
Neocon Godmother Considered Iraq War a Mistake  —  From my "Capital Games" column at www.thenation.com....  From the grave, Jeane Kirkpatrick, the godmother of the neoconservative movement, speaks: the Iraq war was something of a mistake.  —  Kirkpatrick, best known as the combative UN ambassador during …
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Time for A Bargain On the War  —  In the continuing battle between the Democratic Congress and the Bush administration over policy in Iraq, logic is on the Democrats' side, but the crucial political leverage belongs to the president.  It behooves the realists in both camps to recognize …
Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Fierce fighting in central Baghdad.  —  Ok, let's go over what happened yesterday and today; last thing first.  And please forgive me for the lack of chronological order, some information were received or corrected during the preparation of the post.  —  Unlike yesterday today began …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
The Big Six Make Political Fixes  —  Surprising fundraising totals, combined with a couple of notable gaffes last week, have reshuffled the presidential field and prompted top-tier candidates in both parties to make at least minor — and in some cases more substantial — alterations to their strategies.
Joel Seidman / MSNBC:
NBC: Abramoff could get reduced sentence  —  Judge grants request for new hearing, rewarding lobbyist for cooperating  —  WASHINGTON - Disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff may be getting out of jail earlier than he expected, NBC News learned on Monday.  A federal judge Monday granted …
 
 
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