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3:55 PM ET, April 10, 2007

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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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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.
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.
Nolo / indict dick cheney:
rep. john conyers subpoenas gonzales!  ouch!  —  B R E A K I N G  —  citing gonzales' "incomplete response thus  —  far, [one that] falls far short" of what is needed … matter", the chair of the house judiciary  —  states attorney general, alberto gonzales, a  —  with earlier requests on the purge-scandal.
Laurie Kellman / Associated Press:
House judiciary panel subpoenas Gonzales
Discussion: Shakesville
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.
Jonah Goldberg / Los Angeles Times:
Conservatives, don't ignore McCain
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Audio: McCain says someone was laughing during his Baghdad press conference
Discussion: protein wisdom
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.
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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 …
Matthew Yglesias:
Accept no Substitutes  —  When it comes to the High Broderism …
Discussion: Horses Mouth and TalkLeft
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
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Gateway Pundit:
Busted!... Multi-National Force Iraq Scores on Mainstream Media  —  It's refreshing to see the world's finest military win a battle on the media front!  —  Of all of the 1,800 plus articles published yesterday on the Al Sadr Anti-US-occupation protest in Najaf, Iraq, not one mentioned …
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
Iraqis calls for US to end its 'occupation'
Discussion: BobGeiger.com and AMERICAblog
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.
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.
Charlie Savage / Boston Globe:
Campaigning gets a new Web version  —  'Virtual town hall' for Democrats  —  WASHINGTON — Seven candidates for the 2008 Democratic Party nomination will take part tonight in a live "virtual town hall" forum about the Iraq war, in what is being billed as the largest and most ambitious experiment yet …
Discussion: NION, The Swamp, LTR and On Politics
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.
 
 
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Dennis Wagner / Arizona Republic:
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
A light bulb goes off on the Washington Post editorial page
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
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Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Fierce fighting in central Baghdad.
San Francisco Chronicle:
FIELD POLL  —  State favors path to legality for illegals
Nicholas Riccardi / Los Angeles Times:
Richardson content to start slow in White House race
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
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Democrats Fear Fox, Part II
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
GET REAL, RUDY  —  YOU'RE BLOWING YOUR WHITE HOUSE RUN