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9:20 AM ET, April 10, 2007

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MSNBC:
MSNBC, CBS Radio suspend Imus show  —  But charity event will air as scheduled Thursday and Friday  —  NEW YORK - After a career of cranky insults, radio star Don Imus was fighting for his job Monday following one joke that by his own admission went "way too far."
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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 …
Discussion: Gawker and TigerHawk
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 and Democrats.com
WNBC:
Imus Suspended From CBS Radio, MSNBC  —  Imus Talks To Sharpton On Civil-Rights Leader's Turf  —  NEW YORK — Don Imus will be punished for his controversial comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.  —  NBC News has decided to suspend him, allowing him to finish the week on MSNBC …
Bill Carter / New York Times:
Radio Host Is Suspended Over Racial Remarks
Discussion: the talking dog and alicublog
New York Times:
Don Imus on Al Sharpton's Radio Show
Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:   Olbypocrisy Confirmed: By Olby!
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  —  President Bush said Monday that tougher enforcement and a new fence at the Mexican border had sharply reduced the influx of illegal immigrants, and he pressed Congress to pass a sweeping revision of the nation's immigration laws.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Moving Immigration Reform To The Right  —  George Bush launched his 2007 campaign for comprehensive immigration reform, and as the Los Angeles Times reports, has aimed it at conservatives in an attempt to get a broader coalition.  Bush himself remained vague on the details …
Discussion: Cadillac Tight
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Bush Makes Push To Resolve Status Of Illegal Workers
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Hillary Won't Do Fox Debate Either  —  The third shoe drops: Hillary's not doing the Fox News/CBC Debate either.  —  Clinton spokesman Blake Zeff emails, "We're going to participate in the DNC-sanctioned debates only.  We've previously committed to participating in the SC and Tavis Smiley debates."
Discussion: TIME, MyDD and DownWithTyranny!
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama Ditches CBC/Fox Debate
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Clinton, Obama Shun C.B.C.-Fox Debate
Discussion: Daily Kos
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.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Vox Popoli
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Amb.  Holbrooke Slams David Gregory for Reciting Baseless GOP Talking Points  —  On "Hardball" today former ambassador Richard Holbrooke slammed guest-host David Gregory for peddling unfounded GOP talking points about Speaker Pelosi's trip to Syria.  Whether it was Pelosi's "shadow presidency" …
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:   Check out this appearance by former Clinton Ambassador Richard Holbrooke …
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 …
Discussion: The Sideshow and WSJ.com
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 …
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Rusty Gets a Fatwa, Death Threat  —  Did I finally get my fatwa?  I feel so...so...vindicated.  —  A radical Muslim website has issued a fatwa against me, Rusty Shackleford, editor-in-chief of The Jawa Report.  How do I know it's a radical Muslim's website?
news-releases.uiowa.edu:
UI Poll: Race Not Key In Candidate Choice; Gender Matters To Some  —  Iowa's registered voters do not consider race and gender key factors in their presidential choice, but candidate gender matters more to men and Republicans than it does to women and Democrats, according a poll conducted …
Discussion: WSJ.com and Shakesville
Associated Press:
Killer pet food?  —  WASHINGTON - Pet food contaminated with an industrial chemical may have sickened or killed 39,000 cats and dogs nationwide, based on an extrapolation from data released Monday by one of the nation's largest chains of veterinary hospitals.
 
 
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Dan Radmacher / The Roanoke Times:
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Kevin Hassett / Bloomberg:
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
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Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Our World: The next grand bargain
John Tierney / New York Times:
Romantic Revulsion in the New Century: Flaw-O-Matic 2.0
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Why won't they allow cell phones on planes?
Mirror.co.uk:
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Insider: Missteps soured Iraqis on U.S.
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RNC To Blast Obama As "Fabricator"
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Do College Republicans Hate Allah?
LTR:
Lionel slides into Seder's slot
Andrew J. Bacevich / Los Angeles Times:
'Your Iraq plan?' is a pointless question
Mark Benjamin / Salon:
Injured troops shipped back into battle
Lauren Frayer / Associated Press:
Shiites Call for U.S. to Leave Iraq