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7:55 AM ET, April 25, 2007

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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Democrats on Tuesday, as the House and Senate prepared to consider a war spending bill that would order troops to be withdrawn from Iraq beginning later this year.
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George S. McGovern / Los Angeles Times:
George McGovern: Cheney is wrong about me, wrong about war  —  The 1972 presidential nominee strikes back at the vice president for comparing today's Democrats to the McGovern platform.  —  VICE PRESIDENT Dick Cheney recently attacked my 1972 presidential platform and contended …
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Cheney's Lament  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: I usually avoid press comment when I'm up here, but I felt so strongly about what Senator Reid said in the last couple of days, that I thought it was appropriate that I come out today and make a statement that I think needs to be made.
Democrats.senate.gov:
Reid Spokesman: Cheney's Attacks Are Desperate, Lack Credibility  —  WASHINGTON, D.C.— Jim Manley, Spokesman for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, released the following statement today after comments made by Vice President Dick Cheney:  —  Vice President Cheney should be the last person …
Discussion: Democrats.com and AMERICAblog
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush Denounces Iraq War Timetable
TMZ.com:
Rosie Bids Adieu to "The View"  —  There is a strong buzz in Hollywood that Rosie O'Donnell will announce Wednesday (April 25th) that she is leaving "The View."  —  If it happens, it's likely Rosie will stick it out through the end of the season.  —  TMZ has spoken with multiple industry people …
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New York Post:
ROSIE GROSSES OUT MEDIA ELITE  —  ROSIE O'Donnell's blue humor made faces red when she emceed the Matrix Awards in front of 2,000 feting New York's most accomplished women in media at the Waldorf-Astoria Grand Ballroom yesterday.  —  The loose-lipped lesbian dropped the F-bomb …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   TMZ: Rosie to announce tomorrow that she's leaving "The View"
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Panel Hears About Falsehoods in 2 Wartime Incidents  —  House Democrats burrowed into the histories of Pfc. Jessica D. Lynch and Cpl. Pat Tillman in a hearing on Tuesday, holding up the episodes as egregious examples of officials' twisting the truth for public relations in wartime.
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
SOME COVER-UP!
Discussion: The ACRU Blog and Daily Kos
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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Patrick O'Connor / The Politico:
Renzi cut from ROMP  —  A week after FBI agents raided his family's business, Republican Rep. Rick Renzi of Arizona has asked to be dropped from his party's top campaign program to protect vulnerable incumbents, a clear sign that he is considering a resignation from Congress.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!, TIME and TPMmuckraker
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Jennifer Talhelm / Associated Press:
Lawmaker leaves panels after FBI raid
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hoffmania!
White House:
President Bush Discusses Iraq War Supplemental  —  THE PRESIDENT: Good morning.  Seventy-eight days ago I sent Congress a request for emergency war funding that our troops urgently need.  I made it clear to Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill that I'm willing to discuss our differences on the way forward in Iraq.
Pat Heenan / PBS:
BILL MOYERS JOURNAL: BUYING THE WAR  —  How the administration marketed the war to the American people has been well covered, but critical questions remain: How and why did the press buy it, and what does it say about the role of journalists in helping the public sort out fact from propaganda?
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Stephen Labaton / New York Times:
OSHA Leaves Worker Safety in Hands of Industry  —  Seven years ago, a Missouri doctor discovered a troubling pattern at a microwave popcorn plant in the town of Jasper.  After an additive was modified to produce a more buttery taste, nine workers came down with a rare, life-threatening disease that was ravaging their lungs.
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
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly purported to chart an intricate web leading to "vile propaganda outfit" Media Matters … Discussing the political influence of philanthropist and progressive financier George Soros during the April 23 edition of Fox News' The O'Reilly Factor, host Bill O'Reilly attacked Media Matters …
 
 
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