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10:25 PM ET, April 13, 2007


 Top Items: 
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Justice Department Doc Dump Comment Thread  —  The House Judiciary Committee has made the new documents available on their website here.  —  We'll be diving in — and looking to see what readers come up with in the comments below.
Phoenix Woman / Firedoglake:
Buh-Bye, Abu Gonzales (with Update)  —  Ah, irony.  Not only does it look like the Regent University grads and Bush flunkies did a horses**t job of redacting today's doc dump, but one of the nicest chunks of damning evidence against Alberto Gonzales is one that never got redacted.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker, TalkLeft and Hullabaloo
Associated Press:
Lawyer: Rove didn't delete e-mails in fired attorneys case … WASHINGTON (AP) — Karl Rove's lawyer on Friday dismissed the notion that President Bush's chief political adviser intentionally deleted his own e-mails from a Republican-sponsored server, saying Rove believed the communications …
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
White House Tells Democrats No Deal on Rove Testimony or E-mails
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Don't blame Bush; he just works there
Discussion: The Impolitic
White House:
Press Briefing by Dana Perino
TIME: Swampland:
The Worst Person in the World—Continued  —  Solidarity with Karen...Keith Olbermann and I share a beloved high school English teacher—Arthur Naething.  We've done tributes together for the guy.  I love the way Keith writes and thinks.  I love his program.
Karen Tumulty / TIME: Swampland:
The Worst Person in the World: Me, I'm Told
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Eschaton
Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:
Olbypocrisy Revisited: Yet Another Explanation!
Discussion: Hot Air
Nico / Think Progress:
Exclusive: White House Held Meeting To Pressure Reporters On 'Division' Among War Critics  —  Last week, Bush administration officials invited senior congressional reporters to the White House and pressured them to increase their coverage of how Iraq war critics are "divided" over legislative strategy …
Lynn Sweet:
Sweet blog special: Obama on CNN's "The Situation Room" …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Salena Zito /
Former Steelers Swann eyes run for Congress in 4th District  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Lynn Swann said Thursday he is considering a run for Congress.  —  Swann, a Sewickley Heights Republican who lost his bid last year to unseat Gov. Ed Rendell …
IPS Inter Press Service:
Wolfowitz Contradicted on Family Planning Claim  —  Emad Mekay  —  Despite denials by World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz Thursday, newly disclosed internal documents indicate that the Bank may have in fact reversed a longstanding policy of promoting family planning on his watch.
DON'T FEEL TOO SORRY FOR THE DUKIES  —  Mike Nifong, the North Carolina prosecutor who pursued a case of rape and kidnapping against three Duke University lacrosse players, has been found to have been reckless and deceitful in the discharge of his duties according to the state's attorney general.
E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Saying No to Fox News  —  I have this mischievous suspicion that Roger Ailes, the creator and chairman of Fox News, secretly admires the bloggers and other activists working to keep Democratic presidential candidates from debating on his cable network.  —  To be sure, Ailes will never say this.
Ann Friedman / TAPPED:
CONSERVATIVES DECRY POLITICIZATION OF THE FDA.  Oh, this is rich: The Family Research Council and Concerned Women for America are suing the FDA over the agency's approval of Plan B emergency contraception for over-the-counter sale.  Their complaint?  The FDA's decision was politically motivated.
Discussion: NewsHog
Amy Fagan / Washington Times:
Family groups sue FDA over contraceptive
Discussion: Feministing
Zogby Poll: Giuliani, Clinton Hold Wide Leads in Nevada  —  Giuliani leads Republicans with 37% support and Clinton tops Democrat rivals at 35% as other major candidates lag behind  —  Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani has surged to a double-digit lead over his Republican rivals …
Discussion: MyDD
Katie Rook / National Post:
Green candidate stands by remarks praising 9/11  —  A federal Green party candidate in Vancouver-Kingsway is standing behind a controversial editorial he wrote more than four years ago in which he describes the falling of the World Trade Center twin towers as "beautiful."
White House:
President Bush Attends National Catholic Prayer Breakfast  —  Washington, D.C.  —  THE PRESIDENT: Thank you all; please be seated.  Good morning.  Thank you.  It's good to be with you.  You know how to make a Methodist feel right at home.  (Laughter.)
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Enter Atrios  —  Duncan expatiates.  Hmmm.  But wait a second, you mean it works like this: Bush vetoes appropriation, then announces troops will stay longer...because the Democrats won't pay for them?  Sorry.  Does not scan.  —  What's actually happening is this: A battle between Petraeus …
Discussion:, Eschaton and First Draft
Hotline On Call:
From CongressDailyPM: Maine Dems Welcome Lieberman Endorsement Of Collins  —  Maine Democrats say the endorsement of Republican Sen. Susan Collins by Connecticut Sen. Joseph Lieberman underscores a central argument in their challenge of the two-term senator next year: the war in Iraq.
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
On Imus  —  I would have fired Don Imus years ago.  Because he's boring.  And if he should have been fired as a racist, that, also, should have occurred years ago.  Howard Stern has been exposing his racism for more than a decade (odd, by the way, that few if any news reports went to Stern for this perspective).
Discussion: Beltway Blogroll and
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Bill Scher / LiberalOasis:
A Tribute To Sam Seder (Who Is Not Going Away)
Discussion: The Sideshow
Eric / Is That Legal?:
Uncle Leo's Medals: An Astonished Update
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line: Senate Playing Field Still Favors Dems
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
American Family Association, Family Research Council, and Concerned …
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
You Call That A Contradiction?  —  It's just become a routine …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Reid-Feingold: 'But We Don't Have the Votes, Bush Will Veto . . '
Discussion: NewsHog
Jules Crittenden:
AQCLU  —  ACLU expresses concern about the human cost of war …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
South Park and Imus
Discussion: Wonkette
 Earlier Items: 
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
ACLU To Defend Nazis Again
Discussion: NewsHog
'D.C. madam' names a purported customer
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Q: When is "denial" not denial  —  A: When it's taking …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
The consequences of a religious-right takeover (or lack thereof)
Washington Post:
In White House Plan, War 'Czar' Would Cut Through Bureaucracy
Discussion: Shakesville and FP Passport
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
The Incredible Shrinking Candidates