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7:30 AM ET, April 9, 2007

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CNN:
CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER  —  Interview With Senators Lieberman, Spector; Interview With Cardinal Theodore McCarrick  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  WOLF BLITZER, HOST: This is "Late Edition," the last word in Sunday talk.
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Speaker Pelosi's adventure in Damascus has cost her a lot of political capital  —  Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's trip to Syria was the liveliest topic inside the Beltway last week.  Three points — one political, one constitutional and one relative to Mrs. Pelosi's job skills — are pertinent.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Ian / Hot Air:
Video: Lieberman says Pelosi's trip to Syria was "bad for America"
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Think Progress
Faiz / Think Progress:
Rahall: Pelosi Personally Told Bush Of Syria Trip And He Did Not Object
Discussion: The RBC
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The right-wing brain in action  —  Michael Ledeen, the Corner, today: … Glenn Reynolds, linking to that post, today: … Glenn Reynolds, November 4, 2006 — a mere 5 months ago: … Yes: "untermenschen" — that, as Reynolds and Ledeen so sincerely lament today, is how "they" think …
Discussion: Unfogged and alicublog
JSOnline:
State GOP official pushed vote fraud issue  —  The mystery is solved.  —  For weeks, it was unclear who whined to the White House last year that not enough voter fraud cases were being prosecuted in Milwaukee.  —  Now we know.  —  The state Republican Party went straight to the top …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Richard S. Lindzen / Newsweek:
Why So Gloomy?  —  Judging from the media in recent months, the debate over global warming is now over.  There has been a net warming of the earth over the last century and a half, and our greenhouse gas emissions are contributing at some level.  Both of these statements are almost certainly true.
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Jo Revill / Observer:
Tories raise climate stakes
Discussion: NewsHog and Tim Worstall
TBlumer / BizzyBlog:
The Tribune Company Sale: An Object Lesson in the Price of Biased Reporting?  —  OVERVIEW: I believe that the sale of The Tribune Company last week to investor Sam Zell is an unrecognized low-water mark in the newspaper publishing business.  In fact, after subtracting the value …
Discussion: theneweditor.com
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New York Times:
Army Is Cracking Down on Deserters  —  Army prosecutions of desertion and other unauthorized absences have risen sharply in the last four years, resulting in thousands more negative discharges and prison time for both junior soldiers and combat-tested veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Army records show.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Brad Stone / New York Times:
A Call for Manners in the World of Nasty Blogs  —  Is it too late to bring civility to the Web?  —  The conversational free-for-all on the Internet known as the blogosphere can be a prickly and unpleasant place.  Now, a few high-profile figures in high-tech are proposing a blogger code …
Mark Graber / Balkinization:
Another Enemy of the People?  —  I am posting the below with the permission of Professor Walter F. Murphy, emeritus of Princeton University.  For those who do not know, Professor Murphy is easily the most distinguished scholar of public law in political science.
Edmund Blair / Reuters:
Iran set to announce nuclear plans on Monday  —  TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's president has promised to disclose news about Iran's nuclear program when he visits its uranium enrichment facility on Monday where the West says Iran is mastering the skills needed to make atomic bombs.
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Ynetnews:
Iran to announce installation of 3,000 centrifuges in Natanz plant
Discussion: Hot Air
New York Times:
Patterns of War Shift Amid U.S. Force Buildup  —  Nearly two months into the new security push in Baghdad, there has been some success in reducing the number of death squad victims found crumpled in the streets each day.  —  And while the overall death rates for all of Iraq have not dropped significantly …
Discussion: The Osterley Times
Michelle Malkin:
Johnny Hart, R.I.P.  —  One of my favorite cartoonists, the brilliant Johnny Hart, died yesterday—Holy Saturday.  He was funny, fierce, and faithful: … Flashback, my syndicated column, April 18, 2001: P.C. vs. B.C. … Here is Hart's B.C. page at Creators.com.  From his bio:
Discussion: BizzyBlog
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Johnny Hart, RIP
Discussion: Associated Press
Ben Lynfield / Scotsman:
Palestinians want 1,000 freed in return for one Israeli soldier  —  A LIST of hundreds of Palestinian prisoners wanted in exchange for long-term hostage Corporal Gilad Shalit has been presented to the Israeli government in the biggest sign of progress towards securing his release for nearly a year.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
President Renewing Efforts on Immigration  —  Plan for Overhaul Faces Battle in Divided Congress  —  President Bush will relaunch his push for an overhaul of the nation's immigration laws today in Arizona, with a fresh speech on the border and a new congressional leadership that is friendlier to his views …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Associated Press:
U.S. announces 10 weekend soldier deaths; cleric wants forces out  —  BAGHDAD (AP) — The powerful Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr ordered his militiamen to redouble their battle to oust American forces and argued that Iraq's army and police should join him in defeating "your archenemy."
 
 
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Ezra Klein / Los Angeles Times:
This time, we want healthcare reform
Discussion: Economist's View
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
We threatened his mother with RAPE?!
Discussion: NION
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
The Other Show  —  THE OTHER SHOE....Ever since Monica Goodling …
Discussion: Donklephant and Jesus' General
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Romney: Seldom Needed Hunting License
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Kurtz still looking out for Malkin
Faiz / Think Progress:
McCain: It's 'Fun' When I 'Misspeak' About Progress In Iraq
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
Identity, Progressivism, and American Patriotism
 Earlier Items: 
Zachary Goldfarb / Washington Post:
April 8: Democrats back away from Iraq troops withdrawal demand
MSNBC:
MTP Transcript for April 8, 2007
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
'World News Tonight' Kicks off Global Warming Series as Record Cold Grips Nation
Ned Parker / Los Angeles Times:
Iraqi insurgents recruit among U.S.-held detainees
Discussion: Daily Kos
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Attorney Inquiry Touches a Pillar of New Mexico
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Telegraph:
Hero's tale is 'too positive' for the BBC
 

 
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Adam B. Vary / Variety:
The Blair Witch Project cast requests retroactive residuals and “meaningful consultation” on future projects, after Lionsgate and Blumhouse announced a reboot

Tariq Panja / New York Times:
Sources: FIFA is close to giving Apple the global rights for its 2025 World Cup-style soccer competition in the US, likely for ~25% of FIFA's first $4B estimate

Ashley Carman / Bloomberg:
Spotify reports Q1 revenue up 20% YoY to €3.6B, MAUs up 19% YoY to 615M, below 617.9M est., subscribers up 14% YoY to 239M, and a €168M operating income

 
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