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9:00 PM ET, April 11, 2007

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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Obama: Fire Imus  —  Obama First White House Contender to Call for Imus' Firing Over Racial Slur  —  In an interview with ABC News Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., called for the firing of talk radio host Don Imus.  Obama said he would never again appear on Imus' show …
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Marcia Kramer / WCBS-TV:
Edwards On Imus Spat: 'I Believe In Forgiveness'  —  Presidential Candidate Stays Mum On Future Imus Appearances  —  (CBS) MAMARONECK, N.Y. Democratic Presidential candidate John Edwards' spoke exclusively to CBS 2 on Wednesday morning about the Don Imus and Rutgers University controversy …
Jonathan Lemire / NY Daily News:
Rudy, McCain say they forgive and support  —  Embattled radio host Don Imus is getting support from many of the politicians and journalists who frequently grace his show - including presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.  —  Despite many calls for the shock jock's resignation …
Crystal Patterson / HillaryClinton.com:
Hillary: No To Imus
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Who's Behind the Pelosi Smear?  —  Oh the irony.  From Jim Lobe: … That would be the same Elliot Abrams who was indicted for (and pled guilty to) lying to Congress (no wonder members of the Bush junta have no fear of doing so) and who, in the 80s, led a very similar campaing to discredit …
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Associated Press:
A.G.'s Statement Dropping Duke Rape Case  —  Statement from North Carolina Attorney General Roy Cooper on the Duke University lacrosse rape case.  —  Good afternoon, everyone.  —  On Jan. 13 of this year, I accepted the request of the Durham district attorney to take over three Durham cases.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Duke, Don, & Fred: The Omnibus Post
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
HOS AND BITCHES....Now that Don Imus has been universally condemned for calling the Rutgers women's basketball team "nappy-headed hos," the conversation is moving on, as conversations do, to broader questions.  In the LA Times today, civil rights attorney Constance Rice joins in the condemnation …
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Black People  —  This morning on CNN Howard Kurtz pulled the "what about the rappers! that's where the word ho comes from!" stunt.  What this has to do with Don Imus calling the Rutgers Women's Basketball team whores for no apparent reason other than the crime of being mostly black I do not know.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Defending Iraq War, McCain Assails Democrats  —  Senator John McCain of Arizona today accused his potential Democratic presidential rivals of playing "small politics" in opposing the war in Iraq, saying withdrawal would lead to chaos across the Middle East, embolden Al Qaeda and expose the United States to "another 9/11 — or worse."
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
McCain: I Blame Rumsfeld For Iraq
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
John McCain VMI Speech on Iraq War
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Washington Post:
3 Generals Spurn the Position of War 'Czar'  —  Bush Seeks Overseer For Iraq, Afghanistan  —  The White House wants to appoint a high-powered czar to oversee the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan with authority to issue directions to the Pentagon, the State Department and other agencies …
zombietime:
Racist Literature Distributed in Berkeley  —  A study in hate, the left/right convergence, and media spin  —  During the first few days of April, 2007, racist literature was distributed in several Berkeley, California neighborhoods by members of an out-of-town white supremacist group.
Ana Marie Cox / time-blog.com:
Regarding Imus  —  I'll have some more fleshed-out thoughts on the matter in the magazine this week, but for now, since many people have asked: No, I won't be going on Imus anymore.  Having said that, it's not like they'll be inviting me back.
Martin Stolz / New York Times:
Rare Protests at Brigham Young Over a Planned Cheney Appearance  —  The invitation extended to Vice President Dick Cheney to be the commencement speaker at Brigham Young University has set off a rare, continuing protest at the Mormon university, one of the nation's most conservative.
Fouad Ajami / Opinion Journal:
Iraq in the Balance  —  In Washington, panic.  In Baghdad, cautious optimism.  —  BAGHDAD—For 35 years the sun did not shine here," said a man on the grounds of the great Shia shrine of al-Kadhimiyyah, on the outskirts of Baghdad.  I had come to the shrine at night, in the company of the Shia politician Ahmed Chalabi.
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Pelosi is open to Iran trip  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Tom Lantos, D-San Mateo, just back from a trip to Syria that brought sharp criticism from Republicans and the Bush administration, suggested Tuesday that the two may be interested in taking another diplomatic trip — to open a dialogue with Iran.
 
 
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