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5:35 PM ET, April 25, 2007

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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.
Nico / Think Progress:
Breaking: Gonzales Aide Goodling Granted Immunity  —  The House Judiciary Committee voted moments ago to grant immunity to Monica Goodling — former counsel to Alberto Gonzales and the Justice Department's liaison to the White House — and issue a subpoena compelling her to testify.
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Leahy: The President said 'Heckuva Job, Gonzales
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Subpoenaville  —  Democrats turned up the heat on the White House today …
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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 …
Discussion: Hot Air and Roads to Iraq
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Why No One Wants An American Withdrawal
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Analysis: "Blackout" on campaign ads in doubt  —  With Chief Justice John G. Roberts, Jr., and Justice Antonin Scalia exhibiting considerable distaste for a key provision of federal campaign finance law, Congress' latest attempt to reduce the flow of corporate and union money …
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Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court rules for three Texas death row inmates
Discussion: Election Law and TalkLeft
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch frauds  —  It is difficult to watch these clips from yesterday's House hearings investigating the absolute, deliberate lies regarding Pat Tillman and Jessica Lynch fed to the American public by the U.S. military — with an eager and accommodating assist …
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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 …
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.
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 …
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Wolfowitz's Well-Traveled Travails  —  Lest anyone think the travails of embattled World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz are solely a Washington obsession, let's take note of a bank videoconference meeting yesterday between new communications managing director Marwan Muasher …
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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.
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.
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.
David Finkel / Washington Post:
A Grisly Problem, Grateful Iraqis and a Grim Outlook  —  Unit Planning Outpost Confronts an Obstacle Known as 'Bob'  —  The soldiers called him Bob, and for the past several weeks, until Tuesday morning, he was the biggest obstacle to the success of an important mission in a small but crucial corner of the Iraq war.
 
 
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