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10:10 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, Betsy's Page and TigerHawk
Digby / Hullabaloo:
It's Hard Out Here Fo A Pimp
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
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.
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Johanna Neuman / Los Angeles Times:
Bush unveils new immigration proposal
Discussion: The Swamp
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
Politics / Washington Post:
Clinton, Obama to Skip Fox-Sponsored Debate  —  Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack Obama (D-Ill.) yesterday joined former North Carolina senator John Edwards (D) in deciding to skip a debate scheduled for September that Fox News is co-sponsoring with the Congressional Black Caucus.
Discussion: Redstate
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Democrats Fear Fox, Part II
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: PoliBlog (TM), The Sideshow and WSJ.com
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
Caroline Glick / Jerusalem Post:
Our World: The next grand bargain  —  Shoshana Amos, Aviel Atash, Vitaly Brodsky, Tamara Dibrashvilli, Raisa Forer, Larisa Gomanenko, Denise Hadad, Tatiana Kortchenko, Rosita Lehman, Karine Malka, Nargiz Ostrovsky, Maria Sokolov, Roman Sokolovsky, Tiroayent Takala, Eliyahu Uzan, Emmanuel Yosef (Yosefov).
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Scotsman
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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 >
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 …
Gary Kamiya / Salon:
Iraq: Why the media failed  —  Afraid to challenge America's leaders or conventional wisdom about the Middle East, a toothless press collapsed.  —  President George W. Bush addresses the nation aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1, 2003.  —  It's no secret that the period of time between 9/11 …
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.
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 …
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?
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 …
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 …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and TalkLeft
 
 
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