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7:50 PM ET, April 25, 2007

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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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Associated Press:
Joint letter issued for Gonzales  —  And in case Gonzales thought the worst had passed with his punishing testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee, the chairman and top Republican issued a new demand: Refresh the memory that Gonzales claimed had failed him 71 times during the seven-hour session.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   Subpoenaville  —  Democrats turned up the heat on the White House today …
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Leahy: The President said 'Heckuva Job, Gonzales
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
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 …
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:   Americans siding with Dems against Bush
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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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
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
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.
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.
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 …
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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Marcus Baram / ABCNEWS:
The McGreevey Effect: Is Your Husband Gay?  —  Along With Jim McGreevey's Ex-Wife, There are Plenty of Women and Men Married to Gay Spouses  —  It sounds like the typical American family.  —  George, a 49-year-old market researcher, has been married for 28 years.  He and his wife are proud of their two daughters.
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Alex Leo / The Huffington Post:
How Does He Love He? Let Me Count the Ways
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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.
Gaius / Blue Crab Boulevard:
Ahem  —  Fascist America in 10 easy steps .  That is the title of a breathless story (or fairy tale) in the Guardian written by Naomi Wolf.  Oh, do take the time to read it, what follows will make much more sense if you wade about in the fever swamp for a moment.
Wonkette:
MICHELLE MALKIN: Malkin's Site Now Requires Adult ID Check  —  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
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."
 
 
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Media Matters for America:
Fox's Gibson: U.S. invasion "unmasked" …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Getting to 60 in the Senate  —  Controlling 60 seats is the holy grail in the Senate.
Discussion: Power Line
Bryan / Hot Air:
The Defeatocrats' cheer.
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Repairing The Tattered Congressional Spine
Faiz / Think Progress:
MC Bush.  —  Today is Africa Malaria Day.  Over one million …
Redstate:
Speaker does a disservice to troops by skipping out on Petraeus briefing
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Wolfowitz's Well-Traveled Travails
Michael Hedges / Houston Chronicle:
DeLay associate tied to Abramoff probe
 Earlier Items: 
David Finkel / Washington Post:
A Grisly Problem, Grateful Iraqis and a Grim Outlook
rosie.com:
WTF  —  He is one of the few chief executives of any multinational …
Discussion: Hot Air and AMERICAN DIGEST
Tom Shales / Washington Post:
A Media Role in Selling the War? No Question.
Discussion: Right Wing News
Ken Ritter / Associated Press:
Man arrested in threat on GOP official
Jeffrey Gettleman / New York Times:
In Somalia, Those Who Feed Off Anarchy Fuel It
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Kucinich's Battle Against Cheney Not So (Im)Peachy Keen
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
The Oval Office Bunker