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11:00 PM ET, April 25, 2007

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Horses Mouth:
Oh, man.  You won't be surprised to hear that Rupert Murdoch's New York Post is willing to stoop to extraordinary depths of dishonesty to smear Dems, but this one is quite remarkable.  —  Check out the rewrite that The Post has done on an AP story it ran today.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Five Myths Of Harry  —  These have floated in and out of the blogosphere in various forms, but I thought it would be useful to CQ readers to see the counterarguments to Harry Reid's assertions in one easy format.  I asked for some research from a friend connected to Capitol Hill on rebuttals …
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
House OKs Iraq troop withdrawal bill
Discussion: Hot Air and MyDD
Gateway Pundit:
McCain Blasts Harry Reid- Congressional Leaders Demand His Resignation!!
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
Americans siding with Dems against Bush  —  NBC/WSJ poll: Skepticism on Iraq policies reflected in 2008 candidates  —  INTERACTIVE  —  A look at the democratic candidates and their performance on the campaign trail  —  Far-Out Americana  —  See photos of quirky landmarks that you sent in!
Discussion: TalkLeft, Oliver Willis and Pollster
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
LETTING RUDY WIN....Yesterday Rudy Giuliani said the country would be safer if it elects a Republican in 2008 — especially if that Republican is him: … My reaction: Yawn.  Of course Rudy thinks the country would be safer with a Republican in charge.  Presumably he also thinks the economy …
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
House Committee Authorizes Subpoena for Goodling  —  The House Judiciary Committee, by a vote of 32-6, just authorized a subpoena for Monica Goodling's testimony and an offer of immunity.  —  As former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico David Iglesias pointed out yesterday, Goodling should prove …
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Media Matters for America:
Fox's Gibson: U.S. invasion "unmasked" Iraqis as "knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century"  —  On the April 23 broadcast of his Fox News Radio show, John Gibson argued that the Iraqi people — whom he described as "knuckle-dragging savages from the 10th century" — are at "fault" for the situation in Iraq.
Michael J. Totten:
Meet the Iraqi Police in Kirkuk  —  This is the second in a two part article.  Read Part One, Where Kurdistan Meets the Red Zone, here.  Scroll down for video.  —  KIRKUK, IRAQ - Kirkuk, like Baghdad, is one of the most dangerous places in the world.  Car bombs, suicide attacks, shootings …
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Little Green Footballs:
Harvard: How the Media Partnered With Hezbollah  —  During Israel's war against Hizballah, at LGF we were continually outraged by the media's uncritical promulgation of terrorist propaganda, and their overwhelming bias against Israel.  The barrage of staged and manipulated disinformation culminated …
Reuters:
Bin Laden overseeing Iraq, Afghanistan ops: Taliban  —  DUBAI (Reuters) - Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden is orchestrating militants' operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, a senior commander of Afghan Islamist group Taliban said in remarks broadcast on Wednesday.
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Aljazeera:
Taliban leader says Bin Laden alive
Discussion: TalkLeft
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Longer Iraq Tours Good for "Army Stress," Pentagon Says  —  You have got to be kidding me.  Check out this pure-propaganda pronouncement, from the Pentagon's official news organ, the "American Forces Press Service": … Yeah, yeah.  Water is dry, ice is warm, and up is down, too.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Blogswarm alert!  —  It looks as if David Broder's column tomorrow may be making the rather creative case that Harry Reid is as inept as...Alberto Gonzales.  —  How do I know this?  Over at the Dallas Morning News, which prints Broder's column from time to time, they've done a teaser …
Alex Leo / The Huffington Post:
How Does He Love He?  Let Me Count the Ways  —  ABCNews.com ran a story yesterday about how to tell if your husband is gay.  This was bound to be good, though probably not as funny as what Fox News would have come up with ("look for small birth marks in the shape of Cher" or "see if he votes Democratic").
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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Marcus Baram / ABCNEWS:   The McGreevey Effect: Is Your Husband Gay?
Associated Press:
Dow Closes Above 13,000 for First Time  —  Dow Ends Above 13,000 for First Time As Earnings Reports Push Stock Market to Historic Heights  —  NEW YORK (AP) — It looks like a cause for celebration: The Dow Jones industrial average surged from 12,000 to 13,000 in just six months.
Wonkette:
MICHELLE MALKIN: Malkin's Site Now Requires Adult ID Check  —  For just $4.95 per month billed discreetly to your credit card, you can watch the rest of this video.  —  Spastic Backyard Cheerleader Video [YouTube]
Discussion: Norwegianity
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Job Description: Lighting Rod  —  Greg Palast, who has been writing about the "voter fraud" fraud for years, writes an interesting piece today arguing that Gonzales is irrelevant to the deeper problem within the DOJ with respect to voting rights.  —  I was struck particularly by this:
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Wot Is It Good 4
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: 80 percent of blogs contain "offensive" content  —  Blogs are known to be a free-for-all for "expressive" content, but according to a new report by ScanSafe, a vast majority of blogs host content that is considered "offensive" and potentially "unwanted."
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Getting to 60 in the Senate  —  Controlling 60 seats is the holy grail in the Senate.  It allows the majority party to block filibusters from the minority and truly run the chamber.  —  The last time a party held 60 or more seats was three decades ago when Democrats had 61 seats in the 95th Congress (1977-1979).
Discussion: Power Line
 
 
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