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9:25 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
CNN:   U.S. military: Suicide bombers kill 9 U.S. soldiers in Iraq
Tbogg /
I did it all for the nookie...and some sweet sweet Soros cash  —  Ian at Hot Air (he's the Baby Huey-looking one on the right, next to that chick and the bad-ass mofo in the disco shirt) breathlessly relays what Bill O'Reilly said on TV about that Jew bastard George Soros:
Discussion: Firedoglake and Big Brass Blog
Ian / Hot Air:
Video: O'Reilly names those who recycle Media Matters' garbage
Discussion: Wizbang
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
George Soros rules the world! Bill O'Reilly loses it...
Discussion: Firedoglake
Oliver Willis:
Discussion: News Hounds
Tom Hamburger / Los Angeles Times:
Low-key office launches high-profile inquiry  —  The Office of Special Counsel will investigate U.S. attorney firings and other political activities led by Karl Rove.  —  WASHINGTON — Most of the time, an obscure federal investigative unit known as the Office of Special Counsel confines itself …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: Think Progress
Maddy Sauer Reports / The Blotter:
Security Breakdown at the White House?
Discussion: The Agonist
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: Matthew Yglesias and Brian Beutler
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
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
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".
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.
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 …
Discussion: Reuters and Political Insider
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 …
Michelle / Hot Air:
Hot Air turns one  —  Happy Birthday to us!  And thanks to all of you for making the first year of Hot Air a phenomenal success.  Here's the very first post that appeared on our blog-posted at 4:15am after bleary-eyed preparations and an intense team effort to launch the site.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Alexei Barrionuevo / New York Times:
Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons  —  What is happening to the bees?  —  More than a quarter of the country's 2.4 million bee colonies have been lost — tens of billions of bees, according to an estimate from the Apiary Inspectors of America, a national group that tracks beekeeping.
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