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1:25 AM ET, April 14, 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: JustOneMinute, 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 …
Real Cities:
E-mails contradict testimony in U.S. attorneys scandal  —  WASHINGTON - A U.S. attorney in Wisconsin who prosecuted a state Democratic official on corruption charges during last year's heated governor's race was once targeted for firing by the Department of Justice, but given a reprieve for reasons that remain unclear.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and TalkLeft
Joseph Kennedy / Slate:
Prosecuting the Prosecutor  —  DID THE DA IN THE DUKE LACROSSE CASE COMMIT A CRIME?  —  When does a prosecution itself become a crime?  It is well understood that prosecutors enjoy broad immunity from civil suit for their actions as prosecutors.  That immunity, however, does not protect them from criminal liability.
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.
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.
Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:
Olbypocrisy Revisited: Yet Another Explanation!
Discussion: Hot Air
Karen Tumulty / TIME: Swampland:
The Worst Person in the World: Me, I'm Told
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Eschaton
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
Washington Post:
Wolfowitz Apologizes For 'Mistake'  —  At World Bank, Boos Over Pay for Girlfriend  —  World Bank President Paul D. Wolfowitz publicly apologized yesterday for the "mistake" of personally orchestrating a high-paying job and guaranteed promotions for a bank employee with whom he is romantically involved …
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 …
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.
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Libby to Appeal Conviction in Leak Case  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby said Friday he no longer plans to ask for a new trial in the CIA leak case but still expects to appeal his conviction.  —  Libby, the former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney …
Eric / Is That Legal?:
Uncle Leo's Medals: An Astonished Update  —  he day after tomorrow — Sunday, April 15 — is Yom Hashoah, the Jewish holiday of remembrance for the victims of the Holocaust.  —  Nearly a month ago, I filed a request with the Staatsarchiv Würzburg for my great-uncle Leopold's World War …
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."
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
Breaux says he won't run for governor  —  By Ed Anderson  —  Capital bureau  —  BATON ROUGE —Democratic former U.S. Sen. John Breaux said Friday he will not be a candidate for governor this fall because he did not get a definitive legal opinion from the state attorney general clearing up his status as a citizen of the state.
Discussion: The Influence Peddler
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.)
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The New York Observer Politicker:
Obama to Deliver Major Foreign Policy Address
Discussion: MyDD, TalkLeft and Daily Kos
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Enter Atrios  —  Duncan expatiates.  Hmmm.  But wait a second …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line: Senate Playing Field Still Favors Dems
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
You Call That A Contradiction?  —  It's just become a routine …
Hotline On Call:
From CongressDailyPM: Maine Dems Welcome Lieberman Endorsement Of Collins
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Reid-Feingold: 'But We Don't Have the Votes, Bush Will Veto . . '
Discussion: NewsHog
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
On Imus  —  I would have fired Don Imus years ago.  Because he's boring.
Jules Crittenden:
AQCLU  —  ACLU expresses concern about the human cost of war …
 Earlier Items: 
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
South Park and Imus
Discussion: Wonkette
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 …
Ann Friedman / TAPPED:
Discussion: Washington Times and NewsHog
Washington Post:
In White House Plan, War 'Czar' Would Cut Through Bureaucracy
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
The Incredible Shrinking Candidates