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9:35 AM ET, April 29, 2007


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Nico / Think Progress:
ABC's Ross: DC Madam's List Includes White House & Pentagon Officials, Prominent Lawyers  —  ABC News' Brian Ross revealed tonight that the list of customers of an alleged Washington-based prostitution service includes White House and Pentagon officials as well as prominent attorneys.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
White House Officials Involved in Prostitution Scandal  —  ABC News investigative journalist Brian Ross blows the doors off the Washington DC prostitution scandal and reveals the myriad Washington insiders involved.  —  Download (1531) |  Play (1350) Download (762) |  Play (940)
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Firedoglake
Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
9 U.S. troops die in Iraq battle, blasts  —  BAGHDAD - A car bomb exploded Saturday in the Shiite holy city of Karbala as the streets were packed with people heading for evening prayers, killing at least 58 and wounding scores near some of the country's most sacred shrines.
Swaraaj Chauhan / The Moderate Voice:
Iraq Bloodbath: 'Imminent US Defeat,' Says A Serving Army Officer  —  While the US President and the American Congress play their own games on the subject of withdrawal of the US troops from Iraq, the everyday bloodbath continues unabated in the strife-torn country.
Discussion: The Heretik and Riehl World View
Washington Post:
Most Katrina Aid From Overseas Went Unclaimed  —  As the winds and water of Hurricane Katrina were receding, presidential confidante Karen Hughes sent a cable from her State Department office to U.S. ambassadors worldwide.  —  Titled "Echo-Chamber Message" — a public relations term …
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
For $82 a Day, Booking a Cell in a 5-Star Jail  —  Anyone convicted of a crime knows a debt to society often must be paid in jail.  But a slice of Californians willing to supplement that debt with cash (no personal checks, please) are finding that the time can be almost bearable.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Majikthise and digg
Gary Hart / The Huffington Post:
An Open Letter to Mayor Giuliani  —  Dear Mayor Giuliani:  —  Since you have based your presidential campaign almost exclusively on your reaction to terrorist attacks on New York City, and since you have recently accused Democrats of being on the defense against terrorism and therefore guilty …
Daily Mail:
Slaughter: Horror at Sony's depraved promotion stunt with decapitated goat  —  Electronics giant Sony has sparked a major row over animal cruelty and the ethics of the computer industry by using a freshly slaughtered goat to promote a violent video game.  —  The corpse of the decapitated animal …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
A Third Way?  —  Fred Thompson isn't the only 'Law and Order' character eyeing the 2008 presidential campaign.  Inside Sam Waterston's efforts to help promote a third-party ticket.  —  A WEB-EXCLUSIVE COMMENTARY  —  The actor Sam Waterston, who plays the hard-hitting assistant D.A. in "Law and Order," has a confession to make.
Associated Press:
Clinton Pounces On "Mission Accomplished"  —  Democratic Candidate Calls President's 2003 Speech Blot On Leadership  —  (CBS) Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton denounced President George W. Bush on Saturday for his "Mission Accomplished" speech and said his conduct of the Iraq war was …
The Raw Story:
Student protesters upset Attorney General's Harvard reunion  —  Student protesters wearing hoods and Guantanamo Bay garb found their way into the US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales' 25th Harvard Law School reunion Saturday.  —  A release sent by the group to RAW STORY claims Gonzales was "forced to leave through a back door."
Discussion: Associated Press and TalkLeft
Ernest W. Lefever / Weekly Standard:
African Independence  —  It isn't all that it's cracked up to be.  —  BECAUSE OF AND in spite of Hollywood films like The African Queen and television shows like Tarzan, tropical Africa south of the Sahara and north of the Zambezi is terra incognito for most Americans.
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:
Unusual split over GOP race  —  WASHINGTON — As President Bush carefully avoids backing any of those seeking to succeed him in the Oval Office, an unusual split has developed between his top political advisers and immediate family members.  —  Many of Bush's key operatives from campaigns past …
Discussion: The American Street and The Caucus
Jules Crittenden:
Good News Bad News  —  All news, all the time.  Good, bad, otherwise:  —  Good news. the New York Times editorial board is no longer running the Police Action against International Crime.  GWOT suspect Abd al-Hadi al-Iraqi got as complimentary stay at the CIA Hilton(s).  —  Al-Iraqi was bad news.
Discussion: Don Surber
Bill Moyers talks with Jon Stewart  —  I'm Bill Moyers.  Welcome.  Every week at this time we'll be holding a kaleidoscope up to the light and turning it to see ideas and events through different perspectives.  —  I've been a journalist since I was 16 years old, with a detour here and there …
Discussion: WTF Is It Now?? and My Left Wing
Karen Armstrong / Financial Times:
Balancing the Prophet  —  Ever since the Crusades, people in the west have seen the prophet Muhammad as a sinister figure.  During the 12th century, Christians were fighting brutal holy wars against Muslims, even though Jesus had told his followers to love their enemies, not to exterminate them.
Robert / Jihad Watch:   Karen Armstrong reviews Spencer's The Truth About Muhammad!
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Frist's e-mail habits clear him
Discussion: TigerHawk and Power Line
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Sen. Durbin Drops Bombshells on the Senate Floor