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1:00 PM ET, April 17, 2007


 Top Items: 
Virginia Tech Killer Identified  —  Cho Seung-Hui, 23-Year-Old Student, Left 'Distrubing Note'  —  We now know the identity of the killer at Virginia Tech.  —  He is Cho Seung-Hui, a 23-year-old resident alien of the United States, as first reported by ABC News.
Associated Press:
Israeli professor killed in US attack  —  As Jews worldwide honored on Monday the memory of those who were murdered in the Holocaust, a 75-year-old survivor sacrificed his life to save his students in Monday's shooting at Virginia Tech college that left 32 dead and over two dozen wounded.
John M. Broder / New York Times:
32 Shot Dead on Virginia Tech Campus  —  Thirty-two people were killed, along with a gunman, and at least 15 injured in two shooting attacks at Virginia Polytechnic Institute on Monday during three hours of horror and chaos on this sprawling campus.  —  The police and witnesses said some victims …
Doug Donovan / Baltimore Sun:
'I don't think my teacher got out' … In Monday morning's lecture on solid mechanics, all was quiet except for the sound of Professor Liviu Librescu's voice.  —  Then came the gunshots — in the classroom next door.  In an instant, Virginia Tech's Norris Hall, a building dedicated …
Washington Post:
Gunman Kills 32 at Virginia Tech In Deadliest Shooting in U.S. History  —  An outburst of gunfire at a Virginia Tech dormitory, followed two hours later by a ruthless string of attacks at a classroom building, killed 32 students, faculty and staff and left about 30 others injured yesterday …
Sheldon Drobny / The Huffington Post:
Take A MSM Holiday
Discussion: Shakesville and KnoxViews
Ilya Somin / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Juan / Informed Comment:
7 US Troops Killed;  —  Iraq Has Two Virginia Techs Every Day;
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Are They Serious?  —  Today's topic is credibility — specifically, recent claims by certain high-ranking present, former and perhaps soon-to-be-former Bush administration officials.  The aim is to answer a simple question: Should we believe these three Bush loyalists if they tell us …
Washington Post:
Senate Delays Gonzales Testimony on Firings
Margaret Talev / Real Cities:
Bush, Gonzales reportedly discussed fired prosecutor
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: TalkLeft
David Johnston / New York Times:
Ex-Aide Says Gonzales Discussed Firings  —  The former top aide to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales has told Congressional investigators that Mr. Gonzales was "inaccurate," or "at least not complete" in asserting that he had no role in the deliberations about individual United States attorneys …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Fundraising Totals Challenge Early Campaign Assumptions  —  The first-quarter fundraising reports from the 2008 presidential campaign crystallized two realities of this intensely fought election: The battle for each party's nomination is more open than it was just three months ago …
Discussion: The Caucus
Washington Post:
New Loyalties for Old Fundraising Networks
Discussion: TIME
Jules Crittenden:
PC Racists  —  It's worse than I thought.  —  What we did to the German people, I mean.  —  Here's that Bundeswehr training vid.  * The sausage-eater sergeant actually says "drei Afro-Amerikaner."  So the reported comments weren't sanitized after all, though the quote was truncated for reasons of taste.
Discussion: Argghhh! and The Jawa Report
Eduardo Porter / New York Times:
For Illegal Immigrants, Housing Slump Takes Toll  —  HURON, Calif. — Some of the casualties of America's housing bust are easy to spot up and down California's Central Valley.  —  From Fresno to Sacramento, big tangles of wire and PVC pipes clutter vacant lots in silent subdivisions, waiting for houses to be built — some day.
Katherine Coble / Just Another Pretty Farce:
JL Kirk Resolution  —  Attorneys for JL Kirk & Assocs. contacted Media Bloggers Association attorney Ronald Coleman shortly after receiving his letter stating that the MBA was representing me in this dispute on Thursday afternoon.  Both sides expressed their wish to avoid litigation or further aggravation of the situation.
Rocco DiPippo / American Thinker:
Hypocrisy has a Human Price on the Streets of Baghdad … I have observed first-hand the effects of the Bush Administration's new Iraq security plan since it began two months ago.  Street violence in Baghdad and surrounding areas has declined.  Shops and markets once boarded up are reopening.
Discussion: Power Line and Blogs of War
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Recovery From Virginia Tech, Columbine High School, 911 Massacres …
Fred Kaplan / Slate:
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Wonkette
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The warped reality of our media stars
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
Associated Press:
University Of Texas Tower Sniper Recalled
Discussion: TAPPED
 Earlier Items: 
Atrios / Eschaton:
Happy Tax Day  —  Oh, and happy 5th blogiversary to me.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Will France Abandon Socialism?
Discussion: Fausta's blog
Randy E. Barnett / Opinion Journal:
Three Cheers for Lawyers
Discussion: TalkLeft and
Editor and Publisher:
Pew Survey Finds Most Knowledgeable Americans Watch 'Daily Show …
Discussion: Lean Left
Curt Brown / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Taxi drivers can't refuse riders, MAC rules