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3:10 PM ET, April 10, 2007

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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 …
Discussion: Horses Mouth
Fester / NewsHog:
And a Broderian Pony  —  David Broder is in his high form …
Discussion: The Impolitic
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.
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.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:   House judiciary panel subpoenas Gonzales
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.
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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.
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 …
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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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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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.
White House:
President Bush Makes Remarks on the Iraq War Supplemental  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all.  Good morning; please be seated.  Thank you for your warm hospitality.  It's a pleasure to be here at Legion Post 177, Fairfax, Virginia.  I appreciate you inviting me.
Discussion: Salon: War Room and David Corn
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.
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
Toby Harnden / Telegraph Blogs:
British disgrace becomes fiasco  —  It took just two blubbering sailors spilling their guts before the Government realised its nifty PR strategy to hide the ignominy of what happened to the Tehran 15 had backfired badly.  Now the original ban on getting paid for newspaper stories has been restored.
Benny Peiser / TCS Daily:
Rebel with a Cause: The Optimistic Scientist  —  Editor's note: Freeman Dyson is professor emeritus of physics at the Institute for Advanced Study, in Princeton.  He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, and a fellow of the Royal Society of London.
Discussion: Sepia Mutiny and EconLog
 
 
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Dennis Wagner / Arizona Republic:
Producer: PBS dropped 'Islam vs. Islamists' on political grounds
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
A light bulb goes off on the Washington Post editorial page
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Thompson To Attend Catholic Prayer Breakfast
Discussion: TIME
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
GOP targets freshman Rep. Altmire in next year's House election
Discussion: NewsHog
MSNBC:
Public approval of Congress is rising, poll finds
Discussion: Redstate and Whiskey Fire
Reform Party of Syria:
Promoting a Killer of US Troops
Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Fierce fighting in central Baghdad.
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Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Campaigning gets a new Web version
San Francisco Chronicle:
FIELD POLL  —  State favors path to legality for illegals
Joel Seidman / MSNBC:
NBC: Abramoff could get reduced sentence
Gary Kamiya / Salon:
Iraq: Why the media failed
Discussion: The Mahablog
Peter Whoriskey / Washington Post:
Manatees' Status May Change
Politics / Washington Post:
Clinton, Obama to Skip Fox-Sponsored Debate