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4:50 PM ET, April 24, 2007

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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: TIME: Swampland
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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.
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.
John Holusha / New York Times:
Pentagon Challenged on Lynch and Tillman
Discussion: Catallarchy and Brian Beutler
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 …
Discussion: First Read and Macsmind
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Matt / Think Progress:
Tom DeLay: Reid And Pelosi Are 'Very, Very Close To Treason'
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Check out this snippet of an interview Tom DeLay did with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Cheney criticizes Reid over Iraq policy
Discussion: Cadillac Tight and Daily Kos
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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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 …
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 …
Zogby:
Zogby: McCain Leads in South Carolina; Giuliani Close Behind  —  Fred Thompson edges Romney for third spot in Republican race  —  Arizona Sen. John McCain has finally found a place where he holds a lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination - South Carolina.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   McCain Campaign Replaces Finance Director
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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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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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Re-Branding of America
Discussion: MyDD, Cadillac Tight and Harry's Place
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.
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.
Associated Press:
Plunge in Existing-Home Sales Is Steepest Since '89  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Sales of existing homes plunged in March by the largest amount in nearly two decades, reflecting bad weather and increasing problems in the subprime mortgage market, a real estate trade group reported today.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
David Halberstam on today's American press  —  David Halberstam's death yesterday is certain to prompt all sorts of homage from our media stars describing Halberstam as a superior journalist, someone who embodied what journalism ought to be.  And it is true that he was exactly that.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Sadly, No! and New York Times
 
 
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Guardian:
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps
Discussion: The Corner and Munaeem's Blog
David Satter / Opinion Journal:
Boris Yeltsin  —  His rule was marked by lost opportunities …
Discussion: Power Line and Betsy's Page
Nico / Think Progress:
Rep. Rohrabacher: 'I Hope It's Your Families That Suffer' From A Terrorist Attack
Discussion: Shakesville
Associated Press:
Nine 82nd Airborne soldiers killed
World Public Opinion:
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
Discussion: The Corner and Tim Worstall
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Gingrich hires pollster
City Journal:
The Big White Lie
 Earlier Items: 
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
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Heretik
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Wolfowitz Hires Prominent Lawyer in Fight to Stay at World Bank
Alexei Barrionuevo / New York Times:
Bees Vanish, and Scientists Race for Reasons
IAN / Hot Air:
Video: O'Reilly names those who recycle Media Matters' garbage
Raymond Hernandez / New York Times:
Obama's Rise Strains Loyalty on Clinton Turf
MSNBC:
Suicide blast kills 9 U.S. soldiers
 

 
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The Washington Post's choices with respect to covering the flag outside Justice Alito's house illustrate how deferential the coverage of SCOTUS was before Dobbs

Caroline Frost / Deadline:
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