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6:20 AM ET, April 26, 2007

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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
House OKs Iraq troop withdrawal bill  —  WASHINGTON - A sharply divided House brushed aside a veto threat Wednesday and passed legislation that would order President Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq by Oct. 1.  The 218-208 vote came as the top U.S. commander in Iraq told lawmakers …
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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 …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Daily Kos
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Democrats' Gonzales  —  Here's a Washington political riddle where you fill in the blanks: As Alberto Gonzales is to the Republicans, Blank Blank is to the Democrats — a continuing embarrassment thanks to his amateurish performance.  —  If you answered " Harry Reid," …
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!
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 …
Keven Ann Willey / DallasMorningViews:   Tomorrow's op-ed columns
Gateway Pundit:
McCain Blasts Harry Reid- Congressional Leaders Demand His Resignation!!
Discussion: NewsMax.com and AMERICAblog
MSNBC:
Republicans equal life; Democrats equal death?  —  Olbermann: Rudy Giuliani exploiting fear for power and personal gain  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  A special comment about Rudolph Giuliani's remarks at a Lincoln Day dinner in New Hampshire:  —  Since some indeterminable hour between …
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Olbermann's Special Comment on Giuliani's Fearmongering: How Dare You, Sir?
Reuters:
House panel votes to subpoena Rice on Iraq  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Democratic lawmakers voted on Wednesday to subpoena Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to testify about administration justifications for the U.S. invasion of Iraq in 2003.  —  On a party-line vote of 21-10 …
Discussion: Truthdig and Macsmind
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
JUST MAYBE, SHE MIGHT SHOW UP  —  Henry Waxman's Orwellian-named Oversight and Government Reform Committee served Condoleezza Rice with a subpoena today, to testify on "what she knew about administration's warnings, later proven false, that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger for nuclear arms."
Associated Press:
White House turns over documents on contract with company tied to Cunningham
Discussion: War and Piece
New York Times:
War Bill Passes House, Requiring an Iraq Pullout  —  The House on Wednesday narrowly approved a $124 billion war spending bill that would require American troops to begin withdrawing from Iraq by Oct. 1, setting the stage for the first veto fight between President Bush and majority Democrats.
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
House Passes Iraq Funding With Withdrawal Timetable: Veto Certain
Discussion: Associated Press
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revisits Campaign Finance Law  —  The Supreme Court put defenders of the McCain-Feingold campaign finance law on the defensive today in a spirited argument that suggested the court could soon open a significant loophole in the measure.  —  At issue is a major provision …
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Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
Court Knows Best
Discussion: OxBlog and Lawyers, Guns and Money
Robert Barnes / Washington Post:
Justices Reconsider Campaign Finance
Discussion: USA Today, SCOTUSblog and Election Law
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.
Lou Dobbs / CNN:
Big media hide truth about immigration  —  Editor's note: Lou Dobbs' commentary appears weekly on CNN.com.  —  NEW YORK (CNN) — The Bush administration and the leadership of the Democratic Party are preparing to take another legislative leap at imposing a massive illegal alien amnesty on American citizens.
Associated Press:
Dean: Bar Media and Candidates Will Talk  —  The head of the Democratic Party said Wednesday that the best way to get presidential candidates to talk frankly about issues is to lock out the media.  —  During the Mortgage Bankers Association conference, a banker expressed frustration …
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Petraeus Ex Machina  —  General David Petraeus went to Capitol Hill Wednesday to brief Congress behind closed doors on the progress of the surge.  No word on whether he walked across the Potomac to get there.  —  But given the glowing terms increasingly desperate Republicans have been using …
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Court Asked to Limit Lawyers at Guantánamo  —  The Justice Department has asked a federal appeals court to impose tighter restrictions on the hundreds of lawyers who represent detainees at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, and the request has become a central issue in a new legal battle over the administration's detention policies.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Balkinization
Faiz / Think Progress:
MC Bush.  —  Today is Africa Malaria Day.  Over one million people die each year from the treatable and preventable disease; 80 percent of the deaths take place in Sub-Saharan Africa.  Today, President Bush called for "a smart and sustained campaign" that involves distributing insecticide-treated bed nets …
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Melissa McEwan / Shakesville:   OMG  —  This morning, President Bush marked Malaria Awareness …
 
 
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Michelle Malkin:
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Karina / The Gavel:
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Discussion: Think Progress
Julia Silverman / Associated Press:
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Discussion: The Newshoggers
Aljazeera:
Taliban leader says Bin Laden alive
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Getting to 60 in the Senate  —  Controlling 60 seats is the holy grail in the Senate.
Discussion: Power Line
Wonkette:
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Alex Leo / The Huffington Post:
How Does He Love He? Let Me Count the Ways
Discussion: ABCNEWS and Ace of Spades HQ
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
Repairing The Tattered Congressional Spine
Jacqui Cheng / Ars Technica:
Report: 80 percent of blogs contain "offensive" content
Associated Press:
Dow Closes Above 13,000 for First Time