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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
Matt / Think Progress:
Tom DeLay: Reid And Pelosi Are 'Very, Very Close To Treason'  —  In an interview with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board yesterday, former Rep. Tom DeLay (R-TX) accused Senate Majoirty Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) of "getting very, very close to treason" by opposing the war in Iraq.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
"Reid's Bloody Hands"  —  From the New York Post: … [my emphases]  —  I've written it a thousand times, but it bears repeating: it's not that Democrats like Reid are enamored over "losing."  Instead, it's that they think of "winning" as a partisan exercise, with power as its own reward.
Andrew Conte / PittsburghLIVE.com:
DeLay says top Dems close to treason
Discussion: First Read and Macsmind
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:   Check out this snippet of an interview Tom DeLay did with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
OK, let's talk about 'treason'
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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 …
John Holusha / New York Times:
Pentagon Challenged on Lynch and Tillman
Discussion: Catallarchy and Brian Beutler
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 …
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Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Rove Investigator Faces Own Allegations
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
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.
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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: protein wisdom and The Jawa Report
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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WSJ.com: Washington Wire:
Conservatives Wanted in South Carolina
Discussion: First Read
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
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
Hillary Clinton / Firedoglake:
Equal Pay, Equal Respect  —  (Please welcome Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton who joins us today to talk about equal pay issues and the Paycheck Fairness Act.  She will be chatting with us in the comments for the next half hour — jh)  —  If men in this country were paid just 77 cents …
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.
 
 
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