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6:25 AM ET, April 13, 2007


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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.
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 …
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."
CBS Radio Fires Don Imus  —  (CBS) NEW YORK BREAKING NEWS: CBS Radio fired Don Imus Thursday, one day after MSNBC discontinued its relationship with his radio show.  —  CBS Chairman and CEO Les Moonves issued the following statement regarding the decision:
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Breaking: CBS cancels Imus's radio show
Discussion: Ed
Brian Montopoli / Public Eye:
Imus In The Mourning  —  Happy trails, Don.  "CBS today announced …
Discussion: LTR and On Deadline
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 …
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.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Bush administration's terrible luck with finding documents  —  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:  —  New York Times, today:
Discussion: Daily Kos and Angry Bear
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
You Just Can't Find Decent Minions Any More...
Discussion: Time and indict dick cheney
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 …
Discussion: Don Surber, Unfogged and Sister Toldjah
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! ...  Plus: Malik Shabazz impersonates Snoop Dogg  —  Hoo-boy.  That was a fun, wild ride.  —  Here are the video highlights and lowlights of my first of two guest host stints on The O'Reilly Factor.  —  Tonight's show replays at 11pm Eastern.
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.
Selcan Hacaoglu / Associated Press:
Turkish Army Seeks OK for Iraq Raids  —  AP Photo ANK104  —  ANKARA, Turkey (AP) - Turkey's military asked the government Thursday to approve attacks on Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, signaling growing frustration over a lack of action against the guerrillas by Iraqi and U.S. forces.
Cernig / NewsHog:   Turkish Army Wants To Invade Iraq
Andrea Peyser / New York Post:
DUKE CASE: WILL THE TIMES APOLOGIZE?  —  REVERSE the races, change the sport, and you have the Kobe Bryant "rape" hoax all over again.  —  It frightens me that, in this day and age, three demonstrably innocent men can be dragged into the public square in chains and be unjustly accused …
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Duff Wilson's New Version
Discussion: Overlawyered
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 …
Deacon / Power Line:
IMUS IS OUT  —  Don Imus has been fired from his radio show …
Discussion: Dean's World and First Draft
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
James Kirchick / The New Republic:
GIULIANI GALLS AGAIN:  —  Rudy Giuliani, who recently said that he would have backed efforts to keep Terri Schiavo "alive," has now declared, before a swooning crowd at the Alabama state capitol, that he believes that the decision to fly the Confederate flag on state property ought be "left to the states."
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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Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Suicide Bomber at Parliament Kills 8 Iraqis
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YouTube launches online forum for presidential candidates
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