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1:55 PM ET, April 10, 2007

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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.
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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.
Discussion: The Swamp
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 …
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Conservatives, don't ignore McCain  —  The Arizona senator is further to the right than current GOP darling Rudy Giuliani.  —  BARRY GOLDWATER, the patron saint of modern conservatism, gave a famous speech to conservative Republicans who were angry with their shabby treatment at the hands of the Nixonites.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Blogometer
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 …
Washington Post:
Shocked Jock  —  Don Imus takes his lumps.  He deserves every one of them.
Discussion: mediabistro.com
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 …
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Deb Riechmann / Associated Press:
Bush inviting Dems to meet about Iraq  —  WASHINGTON - President Bush on Tuesday invited Democrats to discuss their standoff over a war-spending bill, but he made clear he would not change his position opposing troop withdrawals.  The White House bluntly said the meeting would not be a negotiation.
Matthew Yglesias:
Accept no Substitutes  —  When it comes to the High Broderism, nobody gets the job done like the man himself.  Today's column takes the view that even though Democrats are right about Iraq and Bush is wrong, in light of Bush's stubborn intransigence, the Democrats should basically give in to Bush's demands …
Discussion: Horses Mouth
MSNBC:
Public approval of Congress is rising, poll finds
Discussion: Redstate and Whiskey Fire
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
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
BREAKING: Rep. Conyers Issues Subpoena Duces Tecum For DOJ Docs  —  That stalling tactic on document production from the DoJ to Congress finally got old.  A Subpoena duces tecum has been issued for any and all documentary evidence pertaining to the USAtty firings, with a return date of April 16th at 2:00 pm ET at the Rayburn Building.
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Huge Protest in Iraq Demands U.S. Withdraw  —  Protesters waved Iraqi flags as they marched in Najaf, south of Baghdad, to demand the withdrawal of U.S. forces.  Event security was handled by Iraqi troops and police officers, and there were no reports of violence.  More Photos >
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Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Iraqis calls for US to end its 'occupation'
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Opinion Journal:
Fox and Hounds  —  The left blackballs the Black Caucus.  —  In the battle for control of the Democratic Party, the George Soros-MoveOn.org crowd is used to getting its way.  So it's revealing to watch the consternation in those precincts to the Congressional Black Caucus decision to co-sponsor …
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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.
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 …
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San Francisco Chronicle:
FIELD POLL  —  State favors path to legality for illegals
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 …
 
 
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
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Reform Party of Syria:
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Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Campaigning gets a new Web version
Nicholas Riccardi / Los Angeles Times:
Richardson content to start slow in White House race
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Gary Kamiya / Salon:
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Discussion: The Mahablog
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
The Big Six Make Political Fixes
Discussion: The Caucus