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2:05 PM ET, April 26, 2007

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Joe Lieberman / Washington Post:
One Choice in Iraq  —  Last week a series of coordinated suicide bombings killed more than 170 people.  The victims were not soldiers or government officials but civilians — innocent men, women and children indiscriminately murdered on their way home from work and school.
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Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
CNN's Ware: Troop Pullout Debate Is 'Delusional,' Would Hand Iraq to al Qaeda  —  Left-wing blogs loved it when CNN's Michael Ware rebuked Senator John McCain a few weeks ago, after McCain suggested he could safely walk through areas of Baghdad.  But this morning on CNN …
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," …
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The Agonist:
Bush Approval Rating Falls to 28%, Lowest Level So Far, in Harris Poll  —  Wall Street Journal - President Bush's approval rating slipped to new lows in the most recent Harris Interactive survey, but he's not alone: For the first time since the series began, all of the political figures …
Paul Begala / The Huffington Post:
David Broder Is a Gasbag  —  One of the few regrets I have in life is that I allowed Ann Devroy of the Washington Post to talk me into apologizing for calling David Broder "a gasbag" in 1995.  My admiration for Devroy trumped my contempt for Broder.  Ann, sadly, is gone, but Broder remains.
Discussion: TAPPED, AMERICAblog and TalkLeft
Bob Geiger:
Senate Passes Emergency Supplemental Bill  —  Just moments ago, the Senate followed the lead of the House of Representatives by passing the $124 billion supplemental spending bill containing a provision that mandates a withdrawal of all U.S. troops from Iraq by this time next year.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain calls for Gonzales to resign  —  MANCHESTER, N.H. — Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) told The Politico that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales should resign, becoming the most prominent Republican to desert the White House over the bungled firing of U.S. attorneys.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Journalists and John McCain: Is The Honeymoon Really Over?
Discussion: First Read and Right Wing News
Associated Press:
McCain's humor draws criticism again
New York Times:
McCain Launches Candidacy With Bush Critique
Discussion: TIME and Brendan Nyhan
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Political Briefings At Agencies Disclosed  —  White House officials conducted 20 private briefings on Republican electoral prospects in the last midterm election for senior officials in at least 15 government agencies covered by federal restrictions on partisan political activity …
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
PBS:
APRIL 25, 2007: "Buying the War"  —  BILL MOYERS: Four years ago this spring the Bush administration took leave of reality and plunged our country into a war so poorly planned it soon turned into a disaster.  The story of how high officials misled the country has been told.
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Financial Times:
Industry caught in carbon 'smokescreen'  —  Companies and individuals rushing to go green have been spending millions on "carbon credit" projects that yield few if any environmental benefits.  —  A Financial Times investigation has uncovered widespread failings in the new markets for greenhouse gases …
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Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
CAN CARBON OFFSETS BE CONFIRMED?  Many celebrities have sought …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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.
HTML Mencken / Sadly, No!:
Ace: 'I'm not a homo, but vaginas are icky'  —  No, really.  —  While making nervous fun of a stupid ABC 'News' article on how to tell if your husband is gay — he is a bit too emphatic, a bit too sarcastic with his 'well, duhhhs' if you know what I mean, and I think you do — Ace offers the following in an illuminating aside:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Fog Of War  —  A reader writes: … A friend of mine sat me down last night over a glass of wine and made me watch "The Fog of War", the McNamara documentary that won an Oscar a few years ago.  What it brought home was how the war in Vietnam became a moving target …
Discussion: Political Animal
 
 
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MSNBC:
Senate OKs Iraq bill with timetable for pullout
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
"Media Lynch Mob": a study in cynical politicking
Rasmussen Reports:
57% Favor Immediate Troop Withdrawal or Firm Deadline
Discussion: Eschaton and Liberal Values
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Brownback rescinds immigration bill support
Discussion: The Corner
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
Why the President Would Deny Our Troops the Resources They Need
Tom Tomorrow / The Huffington Post:
What They Said  —  I was planning to mark the fourth anniversary …
Discussion: Lean Left
Aaron Gould Sheinin / The State:
GOP stirs a media storm for Democrats' parade
Brian / TVNewser:
Russert Spells "I-R-A-K"
Discussion: Hot Air
 Earlier Items: 
Reuters:
"Women's town" to put men in their place
Sen. Jon Tester / The Huffington Post:
My Remarks to the Twenty-First Century Democrats
Discussion: MyDD
Mark / CNN Political Ticker:
Tony Snow to return to White House post next week
Discussion: The Newshoggers, IMAO and Wonkette
Time:
Inside Hillary's Obama Counter Attack
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Lawyer's Price For Missing Pants: $65 Million
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Dems play low expectations before debate
Pajamas Media:
Made In Iran: A Traitor's Tale
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Supreme Court Revisits Campaign Finance Law