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6:10 AM ET, April 25, 2007

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New York Times:
Bush and Cheney Chide Democrats on Iraq Deadline  —  President Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney aggressively challenged the motives of Congressional Democrats on Tuesday, as the House and Senate prepared to consider a war spending bill that would order troops to be withdrawn from Iraq beginning later this year.
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George S. McGovern / Los Angeles Times:
George McGovern: Cheney is wrong about me, wrong about war  —  The 1972 presidential nominee strikes back at the vice president for comparing today's Democrats to the McGovern platform.  —  VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney recently attacked my 1972 presidential platform and contended …
Democrats.senate.gov:
Reid Spokesman: Cheney's Attacks Are Desperate, Lack Credibility  —  WASHINGTON, D.C.— Jim Manley, Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today after comments made by Vice President Dick Cheney:  —  Vice President Cheney should be the last person …
Discussion: Democrats.com and AMERICAblog
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:   Cheney's Lament  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: I usually avoid press comment …
Nico / Think Progress:   'Attack Dog' Cheney Unleashes Litany Of Misleading Claims About Reid
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Panel Hears About Falsehoods in 2 Wartime Incidents  —  House Democrats burrowed into the histories of Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch and Cpl. Pat Tillman in a hearing on Tuesday, holding up the episodes as egregious examples of officials' twisting the truth for public relations in wartime.
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David Martin / Couric & Co.:   The Truth And Jessica Lynch
Hindrocket / Power Line:
SOME COVER-UP!
Discussion: The ACRU Blog and Associated Press
Mark Tran / Guardian:
'Little girl Rambo' decries US propaganda
Discussion: News Hounds
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Pelosi Won't Attend Petraeus Briefing  —  House Speaker Had Phone Conversation With Top U.S. Iraq Commander  —  As the House and Senate prepare to vote this week on the final conference report on the $124 billion troop funding bill — which would also mandate that U.S. combat troops begin withdrawing …
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Renzi cut from ROMP  —  A week after FBI agents raided his family's business, Republican Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona has asked to be dropped from his party's top campaign program to protect vulnerable incumbents, a clear sign that he is considering a resignation from Congress.
Discussion: TIME, DownWithTyranny! and TPMmuckraker
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Jennifer Talhelm / Associated Press:
Lawmaker leaves panels after FBI raid
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hoffmania!
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: The Reaction, Shakesville and Unfogged
White House:
President Bush Discusses Iraq War Supplemental  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  Seventy-eight days ago I sent Congress a request for emergency war funding that our troops urgently need.  I made it clear to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill that I'm willing to discuss our differences on the way forward in Iraq.
Pat Heenan / PBS:
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: BUYING THE WAR  —  How the administration marketed the war to the American people has been well covered, but critical questions remain: How and why did the press buy it, and what does it say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda?
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
New York Post:
ROSIE GROSSES OUT MEDIA ELITE  —  ROSIE O'Donnell's blue humor made faces red when she emceed the Matrix Awards in front of 2,000 feting New York's most accomplished women in media at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom yesterday.  —  The loose-lipped lesbian dropped the F-bomb …
Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
Potentially Habitable Planet Found  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - For the first time astronomers have discovered a planet outside our solar system that is potentially habitable, with Earth-like temperatures, a find researchers described Tuesday as a big step in the search for "life in the universe."
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly purported to chart an intricate web leading to "vile propaganda outfit" Media Matters … Discussing the political influence of philanthropist and progressive financier George Soros during the April 23 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly attacked Media Matters …
Associated Press:
Bush says talks with Iran possible  —  NEW YORK - President Bush said Tuesday that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice might have one-on-one talks with Iranian leaders at an international conference on Iraq next month, but that Tehran's nuclear program would not be on the table.
 
 
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