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2:05 PM ET, April 24, 2007

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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 …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Reid vows not to believe Petraeus if he reports progress in Iraq  —  He's willing to compromise.  Unlike some Democrats, he'll hear Petraeus out; he'll just simply refuse to believe anything he says that doesn't fit the left's narrative.  If that "reasoning" sounds familiar …
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Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
"Reid's Bloody Hands"
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New York Post:   REID'S BLOODY HANDS
IAN / Hot Air:
Video: O'Reilly names those who recycle Media Matters' garbage  —  Bill O'Reilly went after Media Matters tonight in his Talking Points Memo and in the segment that followed.  He named several influential media figures who regurgitate content and talking points from Media Matters uncritically.
Discussion: The Newshoggers and Wizbang
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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 …
Discussion: Firedoglake and TIME: Swampland
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Committee on Oversight and Government Reform:
Oversight Committee Holds Hearing on Tillman, Lynch Incidents  —  The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform will hold a hearing on Tuesday, April 24, 2007, entitled "Misleading Information from the Battlefield," in Room 2154 of the Rayburn House Office Building at 10 a.m.
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Wolfowitz Hires Prominent Lawyer in Fight to Stay at World Bank  —  Paul D. Wolfowitz, signaling anew that he will fight for his job as World Bank president, has enlisted a prominent lawyer who defended President Bill Clinton against accusations of sexual misconduct to help convince …
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Bret Stephens / Opinion Journal:   A Tale of Two Scandals  —  "Full confidence" for an EU official despite …
Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Minimum-Wage Accord Produces Protests  —  The Iraq spending bill moving through Congress includes a provision to increase the federal minimum wage for the first time in a decade.  But Democrats have stripped out a variety of contentious tax measures that had been tied to the minimum-wage legislation …
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Noelle Straub / Billings Gazette:   Baucus raises funds with House counterpart
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 …
John Tierney / New York Times:
At Trial, Pain Has a Witness  —  ALEXANDRIA, Va. —William E. Hurwitz, the prominent doctor on trial here for drug trafficking, spent more than two days on the witness stand last week telling a jury why he had prescribed painkillers to patients who turned out to be drug dealers and addicts.
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Gingrich hires pollster  —  Newt Gingrich has hired a pollster and a fundraiser, but not for a presidential campaign - at least not yet.  —  Gingrich, the former speaker of the House and leader of the 1994 Republican revolution, has not discouraged speculation he'll add his name to the list …
MSNBC:
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
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 …
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."
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: Hot Air, Hyscience and Pajamas Media
 
 
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Andrew Conte / PittsburghLIVE.com:
DeLay says top Dems close to treason
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Muslims Believe US Seeks to Undermine Islam
George Monbiot / Guardian:
The best way to give the poor a real voice is through a world parliament
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Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
COIN: The Gravity Well  —  For reasons that must be clear to everyone …
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Romney Preparing for Comstock's Switch to Thompson
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
McCain Campaign Replaces Finance Director
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USA Today:
Al-Maliki support eroding in Iraq
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
U.S. Command Shortens Life of 'Long War' as a Reference
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Susan Crabtree / The Hill:
Miers weighed Yang's firing according to Sen. Feinstein
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Alexei Barrionuevo / New York Times:
Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons
Michelle / Hot Air:
Hot Air turns one
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
Why Boycott Israel?  —  In Iran, the government overturned …
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Michael McCarthy / The Independent:
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Henry M. Paulson, Jr / ssa.gov:
A MESSAGE TO THE PUBLIC:  —  Each year the Trustees …
 

 
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