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5:50 PM ET, April 24, 2007

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New York Post:
REID'S BLOODY HANDS  —  Fresh from his declaration that "this war [in Iraq] is lost," Senate Demo cratic leader Harry Reid is moving quickly to hasten America's unilateral surrender.  —  And to cast the Middle East into murderous chaos.  —  Reid yesterday promised that the Democratic-controlled Congress …
Discussion: Riehl World View
Washington Post:
Negotiators Agree on War-Funding Package  —  House-Senate Bill, Which Sets Timetable for Troop Withdrawal, Likely to Face Veto  —  House and Senate negotiators reached agreement yesterday on war-funding legislation that would begin bringing U.S. troops home from Iraq as early as July …
Andrew Conte / PittsburghLIVE.com:
DeLay says top Dems close to treason  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Democratic leaders are acting like traitors by opposing the Iraq war, and President Bush must answer with a toughened stance, former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay said Monday.  —  U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid …
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Matt / Think Progress:
Tom DeLay: Reid And Pelosi Are 'Very, Very Close To Treason'
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:   Check out this snippet of an interview Tom DeLay did with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Associated Press:
Lawmakers to open Tillman-Lynch hearing  —  WASHINGTON - As the Army probed Pat Tillman's death, investigators implored the CIA and Pentagon last year to scour their databanks for aerial video of the friendly fire incident, footage they believed might have been captured as a Predator drone flew over the scene.
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Oversight Committee Hearing on Tillman, Lynch Incidents  —  The Committee on Oversight and Government Reform is currently holding a hearing entitled "Misleading Information from the Battlefield."  The hearing will focus on the death of Army Ranger Specialist Patrick Tillman in Afghanistan …
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John Holusha / New York Times:
Pentagon Challenged on Lynch and Tillman
Discussion: Catallarchy and Brian Beutler
Rusty / The Jawa Report:
Jawa Celebration: Abu Izzadeen & 5 Others Arrested in Terror Ring *Sticky*  —  UPDATE EXCLUSIVE: An Islamist forum connected with Omar Bakri Mohammed, and previously exposed here at The Jawa Report, has listed the names of the six terror suspects arrested today.
Discussion: Hyscience and Pajamas Media
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BBC:
Six arrested in anti-terror raids  —  Six men have been arrested on suspicion of incitement offences by anti-terror officers from the Metropolitan Police.  —  They include Abu Izzadeen, also known as Omar Brooks, who made headlines when he heckled Home Secretary John Reid at an event last year.
Discussion: The Jawa Report and protein wisdom
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   UK cops arrest six in terror sweep — including Islamist parasite Abu Izzadeen
NH INSIDER:
Romney Preparing for Comstock's Switch to Thompson  —  Some time ago, New York Sun columnist Ryan Sager opined that if former Sen. Fred Thompson were to enter the Republican field in the race for the presidency, he would effectively end former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's run for the White House.
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Conservatives Wanted in South Carolina
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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 …
Erin P. Billings / Roll Call Newspaper Online:
Senate Democrats Look to Hold 'No Confidence' Vote on Gonzales  —  With Attorney General Alberto Gonzales vowing to remain in his job and President Bush standing by him, Senate Democratic leaders are seriously considering bringing a resolution to the floor expressing no confidence in Gonzales, according to a senior leadership source.
Guardian:
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps  —  From Hitler to Pinochet and beyond, history shows there are certain steps that any would-be dictator must take to destroy constitutional freedoms.  And, argues Naomi Wolf, George Bush and his administration seem to be taking them all
my.barackobama.com:
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.
Roger Ebert / Chicago Sun Times:
'I ain't a pretty boy no more'  —  My Ninth Annual Overlooked Film Festival opens Wednesday night at the University of Illinois at Urbana, and Chaz and I will be in attendance.  —  This year I won't be speaking, however, as I await another surgery.  —  I have received a lot of advice that I should not attend the festival.
Discussion: Shakesville and Unfogged
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Command Shortens Life of 'Long War' as a Reference  —  When the Bush administration has sought to explain its strategy for fighting terrorism, it has often said the United States is involved in a "long war" against Islamic extremists.  —  The phrase was coined by Gen. John P. Abizaid …
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Heretik
 
 
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