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9:00 AM ET, April 13, 2007


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Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Missing E-Mail May Be Related to Prosecutors  —  The White House said Thursday that missing e-mail messages sent on Republican Party accounts may include some relating to the firing of eight United States attorneys.  —  The disclosure became a fresh political problem for the White House …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Bush administration's terrible luck with finding documents  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  I feel — in this vaguely intuitive sort of way — as though there is some kind of a pattern buried within this set of facts, but as much as I search, I just can't quite figure out what it might be:
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Angry Bear and Daily Kos
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Rove Emails Missing from RNC Server  —  In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales today, Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA), chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, asked that the Justice Department retain all emails received or sent to a White House official's RNC-issued email address.
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:
Rove E-Mail Sought by Congress May Be Missing
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
You Just Can't Find Decent Minions Any More...
CBS News:
CBS Fires Don Imus Over Racial Slur  —  Dismissal Caps Week Of Uproar Over Radio Host's Comments About Rutgers Women's Basketball Team  —  (CBS/AP) CBS announced Thursday that it has fired Don Imus from his radio program, following a week of uproar over the radio host's derogatory comments about the Rutgers women's basketball team.
Media Matters for America:
It's not just Imus  —  On April 11, NBC News announced that it was dropping MSNBC's simulcast of Imus in the Morning in the wake of the controversy that erupted over host Don Imus' reference to the Rutgers University women's basketball team as "nappy-headed hos."
New York Times:
CBS Drops Imus Radio Show Over Racial Remark  —  CBS brought the tumultuous weeklong crisis over racially insensitive remarks by the radio host Don Imus to an end late this afternoon when it canceled the "Imus in the Morning" program, effective immediately.  —  The move came one day after MSNBC …
Brian Montopoli / Public Eye:
Imus In The Mourning  —  Happy trails, Don.  "CBS today announced …
Discussion: LTR, Dean's World and On Deadline
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: CBS cancels Imus's radio show
Discussion: and Ed
Financial Times:
Wolfowitz must be told to resign now  —  The president of the World Bank has one asset: his credibility.  The Bank's capacity to make a difference lies not in its money and ideas but in its ability to be the world's voice for development.  This includes, as Paul Wolfowitz, the current president …
Washington Post:
Wolfowitz Apologizes for Role in Salary Scandal
Discussion: Austin Bay Blog
Jeannine Aversa / Houston Chronicle:   Bank Staff Asks Wolfowitz to Resign
Judicial Watch / Corruption Chronicles:
World Bank Official Wolfowitz Gets Girlfriend Double Pay
Discussion: The Washington Note and Daily Kos
Steve Connor / The Independent:
The prospect of all-female conception  —  Women might soon be able to produce sperm in a development that could allow lesbian couples to have their own biological daughters, according to a pioneering study published today.  —  Scientists are seeking ethical permission to produce synthetic sperm cells …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Open thread: Fireworks on the Factor with Michelle hosting?  Update: Video added  —  The show's starting now; comment below if you're watching.  I'm reliably informed that one guest lobs a sexist insult at Michelle — but a "good," progressive kind of sexist insult, not a retrograde conservative one.
Michelle Malkin:   Blame George Washington for misogynist rap! ...
Richard Miniter / Pajamas Media:
BREAKING: PRESENT AT THE BOMBING  —  In this exclusive report he describes the carnage, the aftermath, and what led up to it, including the fact that two suicide vests were discovered inside the Green Zone on April 1, with a resulting, if unsuccessful, search for others.
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Early Verdict on Whitehouse Favorable  —  Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) was getting needled by his peers from the moment he walked into his first meeting of Judiciary Committee Democrats in early January.  —  "Hey, Sheldon," Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) barked at the newcomer, a member of one of his state's oldest families.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Immigration Debate Sours for Illegals  —  AP Photo CASP102  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - The terms of the immigration debate have turned less friendly for illegal immigrants as lawmakers and the Bush administration struggle to reach a deal in the next few weeks.  —  The landscape for an immigration overhaul …
Dick Meyer / CBS News:
Imus, The Duke Boys And Our Bloodlust  —  Dick Meyer: Thoughts On Building Up And Tearing Down Celebrities  —  (CBS) This commentary was written by's Dick Meyer.  —  We have become serial character assassins.  —  Don Imus is just the latest example of something sad and unattractive …
ACLU Releases Files on Civilian Casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq  —  Americans Have a Right to Unfiltered Information About the Human Costs of War, ACLU Says  —  NEW YORK - The American Civil Liberties Union today made public hundreds of claims for damages by family members of civilians killed …
Civilian Deaths - The Human Cost of War
Discussion: NION
'I am plotting a new Russian revolution'  —  London exile Berezovsky says force necessary to bring down President Putin  —  The Russian tycoon Boris Berezovsky has told the Guardian he is plotting the violent overthrow of President Putin from his base in Britain after forging close contacts with members of Russia's ruling elite.
Discussion: NewsHog and
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Duff Wilson's New Version  —  The worst journalist covering the case was the New York Times' Duff Wilson.  While reporters from the Herald-Sun were more biased, few people outside the Triangle have ever heard of the H-S. The Times, on the other hand, is trusted by many as "all the news that's fit to print."
Discussion: Overlawyered
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Political Environment Continues to Favor Democrats  —  By 50% to 35% margin, Americans want to see Democrats win in 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Recent Gallup polling continues to show a favorable political environment for the Democratic Party.  Democrats maintained a significant advantage …
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Sean Braisted / Nashville for the 21st Century:
1 outta 2 ain't bad  —  Yesterday the United States Senate …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Discussion: Alarming News
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Racial "Double Standard"
Discussion: Silent Running
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Suicide Bomber at Parliament Kills 8 Iraqis
Discussion: The Daily Dish and FP Passport
Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
YouTube launches online forum for presidential candidates
Discussion: Threat Level
James Kirchick / The New Republic:
 Earlier Items: 
Digby / Hullabaloo:
They Were Warned  —  As the media elite and various political …
Selcan Hacaoglu / Associated Press:
Turkish Army Seeks OK for Iraq Raids
American Prospect:
What Rudy Believes  —  From the May print issue: Gun control?
Michael McAuliff / Mouth of the Potomac:
Discussion: Right Wing News