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9:40 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
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
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
Discussion: Cadillac Tight
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Bush Makes Push To Resolve Status Of Illegal Workers
Discussion: Reason Magazine
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: WSJ.com and The Sideshow
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 …
NBC 29: Count on Us:
Webb Gives Lecture on UVA Grounds  —  Senator Jim Webb was in Charlottesville Monday.  He gave a lecture to the same UVA class that Senator John Warner fielded questions in a week ago.  —  Students in Larry Sabato's politics class focused on the same issue they had last week—the war in Iraq.
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 …
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.
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?
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 >
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 …
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 Balz / Washington Post:
McCain, Romney Advisers Spar Over Mormon Religion
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Stephen Rodrick / New York Magazine:
Limbaugh for Lefties  —  Keith Olbermann fumbled his way through …
Discussion: Olbermann Watch
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Draft DeFazio: Five bucks can change the world
Kevin Hassett / Bloomberg:
Tax Policy Taking U.S. Down the Road to France: Kevin Hassett
Discussion: The Corner and TAPPED
Opinion Journal:
Fox and Hounds  —  The left blackballs the Black Caucus.
Joe Carter / the evangelical outpost:
Blog Against Theophobes
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
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Mirror.co.uk:
ARTHUR: FAYE SAVED ME
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RNC To Blast Obama As "Fabricator"
Cathy Young / Reason:
Do College Republicans Hate Allah?
news-releases.uiowa.edu:
UI Poll: Race Not Key In Candidate Choice; Gender Matters To Some
Discussion: WSJ.com and Shakesville
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
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Hillary Won't Do Fox Debate Either