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10:35 PM ET, April 20, 2007


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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
No Surrender  —  [Ross] So Harry Reid announced that he thinks the war in Iraq is "lost," prompting general outrage on the right - capped off by Mark Levin's call for Reid's resignation: … Here's my question: Is there any imaginable point in any imaginable conflict where Mark Levin would admit that the United States had lost a war?
Michelle Malkin:
Raising The White Flag  —  Reprinted by permission of Chip Bok and Creators Syndicate  —  Related: Don't believe the war reporting of the McClatchy News Service.  —  Milblogger COBDanny gives Reid both barrels: … Previous:
Think Progress:
Reid War Comment Echoes Kissinger, Senior Military Officials  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) is under fire from the right over his statement yesterday that the war in Iraq "is lost."  —  Reid was called "reckless" and accused of "playing to the worst elements of the antiwar left."
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
MIDDLE EASTERN MEDIA TAKE UP REID'S "WAR IS LOST": Iranian Press TV reports, in response to Reid's statement: … A Republican party e-mail also reported the following as translations of items from Al-Jazeera Online, and Al-Sharq Al-Awsat, "The Leading Arabic International Daily"; please let me know if the translations are inaccurate:
Discussion: Cadillac Tight
Horses Mouth:
One thing that's been completely missing from all the media attention …
Discussion: The Swamp and Needlenose
Michelle Homer / Associated Press:
JSC gunman kills hostage, himself  —  A gunman who took two hostages inside building 44 at JSC killed one of them, then took his own life Friday afternoon.  —  A second hostage, a woman who had been bound with tape, was rescued.  —  She was taken to an area hospital by ambulance but was walking …
Discussion: Wizbang and Blue Crab Boulevard
LOU DOBBS TONIGHT  —  Gunman at Johnson Space Center; Iraq: Lost War?  ; New Calls for Gonzales' Resignation; Two Die in NASA Standoff  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  LOU DOBBS, HOST: Tonight, a standoff between police …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Monica Rhor / Associated Press:
Gunman kills hostage, self at NASA center
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Pajamas Media:
A HERO IS LAID TO REST  —  The funeral of Professor Liviu Librescu, who gave his life to save his students at VA Tech, took place this morning.  PJM Tel Aviv editor Allison Kaplan Sommer was there.  —  The Middle Eastern sun shone bright in the cemetery where Professor Liviu Librescu …
Martin C. Evans / Newsday:   Witness tells a hero's story
Amanda / Think Progress:
Number Of White House Officials Allowed To Intervene In DoJ Cases Jumps By 10,325 Percent  —  During the Clinton administration, there were just four people in the White House — the President, the Vice President, the White House Counsel, and the Deputy White House Counsel …
Media Matters for America:
Radio host Michael Smerconish to be simulcast on MSNBC in place of Imus  —  According to an April 20 article on, the website of The Philadelphia Inquirer, "The Big Talker 1210 AM morning show of Daily News columnist Michael Smerconish is to be simulcast Monday through Wednesday on MSNBC."
Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
House Passes Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act  —  The House has passed the Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act, by a vote of 269-134.  —  Passage came after defeat of a Republican motion to recommit with instructions.  As background, the C-Span Congressional Glossary provides the following definition:
Kate / small dead animals:
CBC: Hues Of The News  —  Set aside for a moment the journalistic misrepresentation on display in using a photo depicting air pollution to illustrate a story on the costs of meeting Kyoto mandated C02 reductions...  There's a little more than lack of scientific accuracy going on here.
Discussion: Jay Currie, Pandagon and Wizbang
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Fauxtography at CBC: Global Warming
Discussion: The Mahablog and Ace of Spades HQ
Associated Press:
Vermont Senate calls for impeachment of Bush … MONTPELIER, Vermont (AP) — Vermont senators voted Friday to call for the impeachment of President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney, saying their actions in Iraq and the U.S. "raise serious questions of constitutionality."
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
A coward named Derbyshire  —  You've probably read the NRO's very own John Derbyshire's insane rant against the victims of the VT shooting.  In his twisted mind he thought his logic was sound and repeated that he wasn't criticizing the students, but merely raising a point of conversation.
Melanie Phillips / Spectator:
'I found Saddam's WMD bunkers'  —  It's a fair bet that you have never heard of a guy called Dave Gaubatz.  It's also a fair bet that you think the hunt for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq has found absolutely nothing, nada, zilch; and that therefore there never were any WMD programmes …
Dana Perino / White House:
PRESS GAGGLE  —  MS. PERINO: I have a few things to announce, and I also have the week ahead, which is kind of lengthy, so we'll do that at the end, okay?  —  This morning — the President taped his radio address this morning.  This topic is the tragic shootings that occurred at Virginia Tech this week.
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
'Devastating' Moyers Probe of Press and Iraq Coming  —  NEW YORK (Commentary) The most powerful indictment of the news media for falling down in its duties in the run-up to the war in Iraq will appear next Wednesday, a 90-minute PBS broadcast called "Buying the War," which marks the return of "Bill Moyers Journal."
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Todd Pitman / Associated Press:
Iraqi insurgents now fighting each other
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Dinesh D'Souza / News Bloggers Blog:
Unbelief as a Form of Payback
Kagro X / Daily Kos:
David Obey and the "Idiot Liberals"
Discussion: TalkLeft
Washington Post:
Differing Tales of a White House Encounter
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Court: Wisconsin Prosecution "Preposterous"
Discussion: ACSBlog
Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
MONOPOLY ON THE USE OF FORCE: I was corresponding with a friend …
M. Zuhdi Jasser / Real Clear Politics:
The Mainstream Media: Islamist Facilitators
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Landon Thomas Jr / New York Times:
Times Co., Gannett and Tribune Co. Report Declines
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Gates Warns Iraq Leaders That 'Clock Is Ticking' on U.S. Presence
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
Atrios / Eschaton:
How's all that working I wonder.
Christian Oliver / Reuters:
Venezuela launches Zeppelin to tackle rampant crime
April Simpson / Boston Globe:
Thousands expected for Obama fund-raiser at BU
Discussion: MyDD, Eschaton and Hotline On Call
John Nichols / The Nation:
Impeachment Fever Rises
Kathleen Hennessey / Associated Press:
McCain: Critics of Iran joke should "get a life"
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Three days after guilty plea, Griles ties the knot