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3:20 PM ET, April 27, 2007

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New York Times:
In Debate, Democrats Show More Unity Than Strife  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was professorial and emphatic as she spoke Thursday night about health care, Iraq and whether Wal-Mart was good for America (a "mixed blessing," she decided) .  —  Senator Barack Obama of Illinois …
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Matthew Yglesias:
Friends' List
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
David Broder / Washington Post:
Democratic Hopefuls Show Political Heft
New York Times:
Ex-C.I.A. Chief, in Book, Assails Cheney on Iraq  —  George J. Tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials in a new book, saying they pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a …
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Jesse Lee / The Gavel:
Oversight Committee Invites Former CIA Director to Testify  —  A letter (pdf): … On Wednesday the Oversight Committee approved a subpoena for testimony from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding the assertion that Iraq sought to import uranium from Niger.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Tenet says he's a scapegoat on Iraq 'slam-dunk'
Discussion: NION and The Swamp
WSJ.com: Washington Wire:   Tenet's Next Stop May Be Capitol Hill
Zuzu / Feministe:
The terrorism that dare not speak its name  —  Why is it that the media and the government never calls the "pro-life" groups who plant bombs at women's clinics what they are: terrorists?  —  From the AP article, entitled "Explosive found at Austin women's clinic": … Actually, I shouldn't say "from" the AP article.
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Associated Press:
Explosive found at Austin women's clinic  —  AUSTIN — A package left at a women's clinic that performs abortions contained an explosive device capable of inflicting serious injury or death, investigators said today.  —  "It was in fact an explosive device," said David Carter, assistant chief of the Austin Police Department.
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and Pandagon
Keely Savoie / WIMN's Voices:
Silence is Complicity  —  They're at it again: A week since …
Discussion: Dohiyi Mir
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon: Al-Qaida operative captured  —  WASHINGTON - The Pentagon announced Friday the capture of one of al-Qaida's most senior and most experienced operatives, an Iraqi who was trying to return to his native country when he was captured.  —  Bryan Whitman, a Pentagon spokesman, said the captive is Abdul al-Hadi al-Iraqi.
Discussion: Riehl World View
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Big fish: Senior AQ commander Abdul Hadi al Iraqi captured
Jonathan Karl Reports / The Blotter:
Top Al Qaeda Leader Captured
Mcq / QandO:
A GUN-BANNER'S WET DREAM  —  After first cautioning everyone that he's not a "liberal zealot" by telling us all about his experiences with weapons, Dan Simpson regales us with how he would disarm America (this in answer to the contention that with over 200+ million guns in the US, it would be impossible).
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Senate Sends War Timetable To Bush's Desk  —  As Funding Bill Heads to Likely Veto, Talks on Revised Legislation Begin  —  The Senate approved a $124 billion Iraq war spending bill yesterday that would force troop withdrawals to begin as early as July 1, inviting President Bush's veto …
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Playing on the Senate Floor Is a Dirty Business, Children
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan and Wonkette
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster:
Tag Clouds for the Democratic Debate  —  Janet Harris, a friend and Pollster reader, sends an interesting bit of analysis she did on last night's MSNBC Democratic debate.  Using the free site TagCrowd, she created a set of "tag clouds" that provides a visual depiction of the words used most often last night by each of the candidates.
River / riverbendblog.blogspot.com:
The Great Wall of Segregation...  ...Which is the wall the current Iraqi government is building (with the support and guidance of the Americans).  It's a wall that is intended to separate and isolate what is now considered the largest 'Sunni' area in Baghdad- let no one say the Americans are not building anything.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Straight Talking Again  —  Credit John McCain with one thing: When you're 70 years old, are running for president a second time and have been stumping through the country for many months, it's difficult to spring any surprises in your formal announcement speech.
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Dean at M.I.T. Resigns, Ending a 28-Year Lie  —  Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became well known for urging stressed-out students competing for elite colleges to calm down and stop trying to be perfect.  Yesterday she admitted …
Emptywheel / The Next Hurrah:
The Documents Not Turned Over  —  Last night, DOJ provided Congress with a list of Kyle Sampson documents it wasn't going to turn over.  They begin on December 19, not long after the firings, and continue until March 8, when Sampson resigned.  The withheld emails suggest some of the key issues the WH is trying to hide, particularly:
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Firedoglake
Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: Jon Voight talks about the war on O'Reilly  —  Actor Jon Voight appeared on The Factor tonight and just made sense.  It's sad that that's news, but coming from a Hollywood actor it tends to be news when one makes sense and doesn't just traffic in leftwing talking points.
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Romney says he's not the only one switching positions, rivals do it too  —  Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his series of shifts on issues, arguing that his top rivals for the GOP presidential nomination also have histories of switching positions.
 
 
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Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Fired U.S. Attorneys Will Meet in Seattle
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Tell us the Mission
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Phillip Carter / INTEL DUMP:
"A Crisis In American Generalship"
Daniel Hannan / Telegraph:
Merkel's honesty not the best policy
Discussion: The Corner
Redstate:
An Interview With The Haditha Defense Team
Lawyers, Guns and Money:
Birthday Girl  —  I usually write about hideous people on their birthdays.
Greg Palast / Los Angeles Times:
U.S. media have lost the will to dig deep
Discussion: Norwegianity
 Earlier Items: 
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
WHAT HE SAID  —  General Petraeus briefed House and Senate members this week.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Dan Gerstein sham
Michelle Malkin / tbogg.blogspot.com:
Fun with symbolic gestures
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and TalkLeft
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Saudis Avoid Their Own 9/11
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
Redstate:
Believing in the mission
Discussion: Op For
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Giuliani comes out against civil unions