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11:30 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Democrats on Tuesday, as the House and Senate prepared to consider a war spending bill that would order troops to be withdrawn from Iraq beginning later this year.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 …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Kucinich's Battle Against Cheney Not So (Im)Peachy Keen
Discussion: OpenMike and Betsy's Page
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush Denounces Iraq War Timetable
Discussion: The Caucus and The Huffington Post
Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:   Cheney's Lament  —  THE VICE PRESIDENT: I usually avoid press comment …
ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: O'Donnell Leaving 'The View'  —  Rosie O'Donnell Is Set to Announce Today Her Departure From 'The View'  —  Rosie O'Donnell is leaving "The View."  ABC has been unable to come to a contractual agreement with "The View" co-host.  As a result, her duties on the show will come to an end mid-June.
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TMZ.com:
It's True — Rosie Will Leave "View!!"  —  TMZ has now confirmed the buzz that we exclusively reported last night: Rosie O'Donnell will announce on today's show that she is leaving "The View."  And TMZ has confirmed that "View" honchos are already searching for her replacement.  —  Stay tuned!
MSNBC:
Soldier: 'Ordered not to tell' of Tillman's death  —  House hearing questions friendly fire tragedy and rescue of Jessica Lynch  —  Mary Tillman, mother of Pat Tillman, listens as her son Kevin testifies before the House Oversight Committee on Tuesday in Washington.  —  NBC video  —  Tough testimony
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Wall Street Journal:
Delays in Renzi Case Raise More Gonzales Questions  —  WASHINGTON — As midterm elections approached last November, federal investigators in Arizona faced unexpected obstacles in getting needed Justice Department approvals to advance a corruption investigation of Republican Rep. Rick Renzi, people close to the case said.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and TIME
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Jennifer Talhelm / Associated Press:
Lawmaker leaves panels after FBI raid
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Hoffmania!
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:   Today's Must Read
Philip V. Brennan / NewsMax.com:
Bombshell Cripples Case Against Haditha Marines  —  Convincing evidence that corroborates NewsMax.com's accounts of the Haditha insurgent ambush has compelled the prosecution to take extraordinary steps to bolster their crumbling case.  —  The stunning announcement that all charges …
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Clarice Feldman / Macsmind:
Bombshell In Haditha Case
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Oval Office Bunker  —  The disconnect that is destroying what's left of the Bush presidency was clear in an image from the Oval Office this week.  President Bush was sitting warily in his chair, pursing his lips as if he had just eaten a bad radish, as a reporter asked about the performance …
Jules Crittenden:
Anzac Day  —  April 25 is Anzac Day in Australia and New Zealand, marking the landings at Gallipoli in 1915 and the disastrous campaign there.  Churchill's idea for a second front went badly wrong, and he ended up resigning as First Lord of the Admiralty.  The deaths of thousands of diggers …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog:
Laura Bush wants you to know that when it comes to Iraq, no one is suffering more than the First Couple.  No one.  —  Listen, you Americans, Laura Bush wants you to know the President is suffering over Iraq.  In fact, Laura told Anne Curry on the Today Show, that the American people need to know that …
Discussion: TAPPED
PBS:
FRONTLINE [series home]  —  What do you think most Americans think when they hear the term "global warming"?  —  I think Americans now believe that something has happened to the climate; that they think that the weather patterns are not the same as they were 20 years ago …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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.
Tyler Hill / Yale Daily News:
Univ. rescinds stage weapons ban  —  Stage weapons will again be allowed in University theatrical productions, in a reversal of last week's ban, Yale spokeswoman Helaine Klasky said Tuesday morning.  —  Administrators decided Monday afternoon to require that audiences instead be informed …
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 …
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 …
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
In Somalia, Those Who Feed Off Anarchy Fuel It  —  GALKAYO, Somalia — Beyond clan rivalry and Islamic fervor, an entirely different motive is helping fuel the chaos in Somalia: profit.  —  A whole class of opportunists — from squatter landlords to teenage gunmen for hire to vendors …
 
 
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W. James Antle III / The American Conservative:
The War Party  —  Support for George W. Bush's foreign policy now defines the GOP.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
Mexico City's Legislature Votes to Legalize Abortion
Discussion: The Corner
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Frustrations With Wolfowitz Boil Over at Meeting
Discussion: Villainous Company
Greg Gordon / Real Cities:
Congressman queried on Abramoff ties
 Earlier Items: 
Brian Doherty / TCS Daily:
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Discussion: The Daily Dish
Pat Heenan / PBS:
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Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
Russia's Agent of Change
White House:
President Bush Discusses Iraq War Supplemental
Radley Balko / Fox News:
Straight Talk: Duke Case Shows Justice System's Flaws