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8:50 AM ET, April 24, 2007


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Suicide blast kills 9 U.S. soldiers  —  Attack in Diyala province comes same day 5 other explosions kill 46  —  Demonstrators in Baghdad's Adhamiya district protest Monday against the construction of concrete walls in the area.  —  NBC video  —  Walling off neighborhoods
Discussion: Daily Kos and Cliff Schecter
Hamid Ahmed / Associated Press:
Iraq: 9 U.S. soldiers killed by car bomb  —  BAGHDAD - In one of the deadliest attacks on American ground forces since the Iraq war started more than four years ago, a suicide car bomber struck a patrol base northeast of Baghdad and killed nine U.S. soldiers and wounded 20, officials said.
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Cliff Schecter
Karin Brulliard / Washington Post:
Iraq Blast Kills 9 GIs, Injures 20 At Outpost
Discussion: TalkLeft and First Draft
Clyde Haberman / New York Times:
David Halberstam, 73, War Reporter and Author, Is Killed in a Car Crash  —  David Halberstam, a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and tireless author of books on topics as varied as America's military failings in Vietnam, the deaths of firefighters at the World Trade Center and the high-pressure world …
San Francisco Chronicle:
Author David Halberstam killed in Menlo Park crash  —  (04-23) 19:24 PDT MENLO PARK — Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam was killed today doing what he had done for more than four decades: chasing down a great story.  —  Halberstam, 73, died in a car wreck just a few miles away …
Lisa Leff / Associated Press:   Author David Halberstam dies in crash
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs  —  Good morning.  We all know that these are not the best of times for America's reputation in the world.  We know what the war in Iraq has cost us in lives and treasure, in influence and respect.
Discussion: Brian Beutler and Matthew Yglesias
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
OBAMA'S SPEECH....Barack Obama gave his big foreign policy speech today.  "There are five ways America will begin to lead again when I'm President," he said.  Here they are:  — Get out of Iraq (but responsibly!)  — Increase the size of the Army and Marines by 92,000 soldiers and teach 'em some Arabic.
Discussion: The RBC
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama Outlines His Foreign Policy Views
Watertiger / Dependable Renegade:
The Manhattan Project.  —  Carmela returns:  —  Meet Ann Altmouse:  —  Special thanks to dan at A Blog Named Sue for his camera and editing.  You rule, Dan.
Thers / Whiskey Fire:   Altmouse Files  —  Ann Altmouse has asked me to post her first vlog …
Crow calls for limit on loo paper  —  Singer Sheryl Crow has said a ban on using too much toilet paper should be introduced to help the environment.  —  Crow has suggested using "only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where two to three could be required".
Marilyn Berger / New York Times:
Boris Yeltsin, Russia's First Post-Soviet Leader, Is Dead  —  Boris N. Yeltsin, the burly provincial politician who became the first freely elected leader of Russia and a towering figure of his time when he presided over the dissolution of the Soviet Union and the demise of the Communist Party …
New York Times:
At Least the Boss Was Satisfied by Gonzales's Answers  —  President Bush said Monday that the Congressional testimony of Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales last week, roundly panned by members of both parties, had "increased my confidence in his ability to do the job."
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:   Huckabee calls Gonzales a distraction
Michael McCarthy / The Independent:
An island made by global warming  —  The map of Greenland will have to be redrawn.  A new island has appeared off its coast, suddenly separated from the mainland by the melting of Greenland's enormous ice sheet, a development that is being seen as the most alarming sign of global warming.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Obama's Rise Strains Loyalty on Clinton Turf  —  Only a few months ago, the vast majority of black elected officials in New York were expected to support the presidential candidacy of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton.  But no longer.  —  In a series of interviews, a significant number …
Anita Kumar / St. Petersburg Times:
FBI asks Tom Feeney about trip with Abramoff … WASHINGTON - The FBI has asked U.S. Rep. Tom Feeney for information about his dealings with Jack Abramoff as part of its ongoing investigation into the lobbyist convicted of defrauding clients.  —  FBI agent Kevin Luebke refused to say whether Feeney …
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG, MyDD and Think Progress
Alexander Mooney / CNN Political Ticker:
Bush Sr.: 'Bush fatigue' may be setting in  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former President George Bush told CNN's Larry King Monday that the electorate may be experiencing "Bush fatigue."  —  And it may be the reason his son, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, is sitting out the 2008 presidential election, the 41st president said.
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Why Boycott Israel?  —  In Iran, the government overturned the convictions of six men who, among other things, killed a young couple because they were walking together in public.  In China, local authorities seized about 60 women and forcibly aborted their pregnancies.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
George Soros rules the world!  Bill O'Reilly loses it...  It's all Soros all the time for O'Reilly.  Didn't Soros push Bush to invade Iraq?  Wasn't it Soros that funded Gitmo?  And I believe Soros coached Alberto Gonzales before he testified last week...George wants to buy AMERICA!  Poor Joe Lieberman...
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Down and dirty with the GOP down South
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Times of London:
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