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2:00 AM ET, April 25, 2007

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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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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
Matt / Think Progress:
Tom DeLay: Reid And Pelosi Are 'Very, Very Close To Treason'
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Check out this snippet of an interview Tom DeLay did with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review:
Discussion: Blogometer
New York Post:
REID'S BLOODY HANDS
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Riehl World View
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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CNN:
Soldier: Army ordered me not to tell truth about Tillman … WASHINGTON (CNN) — The last soldier to see Army Ranger Pat Tillman alive, Spc. Bryan O'Neal, told lawmakers that he was warned by superiors not to divulge — especially to the Tillman family — that a fellow soldier killed Tillman.
Michael Luo / New York Times:   Panel Hears About Falsehoods in 2 Wartime Incidents
Hindrocket / Power Line:
SOME COVER-UP!
Discussion: The ACRU Blog
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Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Rove Investigator Faces Own Allegations
Discussion: TalkLeft and TPMmuckraker
Dan Froomkin / White House Watch:
Bush's Inexplicable Confidence
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.
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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
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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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
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.
Nico / Think Progress:
Rep. Rohrabacher: 'I Hope It's Your Families That Suffer' From A Terrorist Attack  —  Last week, a House Foreign Affairs subcommittee held a hearing on the Bush administration's practice of extraordinary rendition, whereby hundreds of "terror suspects who had never been indicted for any crimes" …
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 …
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: Sadly, No!, TalkLeft and New York Times
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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Neela Banerjee / New York Times:
Use of Wiccan Symbol on Veterans' Headstones Is Approved
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Cheney's Lament  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: I usually avoid press comment …
MediaBloodhound:
The Wounded-Courier: Little Sent Into Dinner Without Protective Humor
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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Renzi cut from ROMP
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Pat's "Worm Dirt"
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Concerned Women for America spokesman promotes white supremacist …
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Conservatives Wanted in South Carolina
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Plunge in Existing-Home Sales Is Steepest Since '89
 

 
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