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9:25 PM ET, May 4, 2007

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Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
REAL CHILD OF HELL:  —  Behold!  Mitt Romney rides a pale horse.  From last night's debate: … Bin Laden is a singular figure, but, you know, fair enough; there will be a successor to bin Laden.  But where might Romney be going with this? … Mitt Romney's War: the total conflation of all Islamist movements.
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Matthew Yglesias:
Romney Versus The Muslim Brotherhood  —  While Mitt Romney impressed me and most other reporters with his presentation, it would be good for some to observe that he also put forward a completely insane policy idea on the leading issue of the day: … To put it bluntly, the trouble …
Brad Plumer / Bradford Plumer:
NUANCE IS FOR SISSIES
Rasmussen Reports:
22% Believe Bush Knew About 9/11 Attacks in Advance  —  Democrats in America are evenly divided on the question of whether George W. Bush knew about the 9/11 terrorist attacks in advance.  Thirty-five percent (35%) of Democrats believe he did know, 39% say he did not know, and 26% are not sure.
Tom Curry / MSNBC:
Giuliani gambles on abortion stance  —  Former NYC mayor calculating a libertarian stance may not be a liability  —  Former New York mayor Rudy Giuliani set himself apart with his response to questions on abortion.  —  SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani went …
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Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
An Incomplete Field  —  First impressions of the GOP's 2008 candidates.
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Waxman to Rice: Step Back  —  Here's the latest volley in the ongoing battle between Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice.  —  Waxman, the chairman of the House committee on oversight, wrote to Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice today to complain …
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Los Angeles Times:
Paris Hilton is sentenced to 45 days in jail  —  Celebrity heiress Paris Hilton today was sentenced to 45 days in jail for violating her probation in a reckless-driving case.  —  A Los Angeles judge handed down the sentence after prosecutors contended in a two-hour hearing that Hilton …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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TMZ.com:
Paris Ordered to Serve 45 Days in Jail
Discussion: LA Observed
Frank Newport / Gallup Poll:
Hillary's Image  —  Public rates Clinton  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton is one of the best-known political personalities in the country, having been in an intense public spotlight for more than 15 years.  Although Clinton has been well-known for some time, opinions of her have shifted considerably as the years have gone by.
Discussion: Pollster
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Real Cities:   Clinton joins effort to revoke war authorization
Kerstin Gehmlich / Reuters:
France's Royal warns of violence if Sarkozy wins  —  PARIS (Reuters) - Socialist opponent Segolene Royal said on Friday that France risks violence and brutality if her opponent right-winger Nicolas Sarkozy wins Sunday's presidential election.  —  On the last day of official campaigning …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
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Bill Torpy / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Two months before fatal drug raid, Atlanta cops encountered another elderly woman with a gun  —  Two months and a day before Kathryn Johnston, there was Frances Thompson.  —  The 80-year-old Thompson was in her bedroom the afternoon of Sept. 20, when she heard a terrible crash and shouting.
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Ezra Klein:
Under 21 Softcore Porn!  —  That should jack up the Google hits.  And this should disappoint those who follow the links!  Garance has a very provocative op-ed on Girls Gone Wild in today's Wall Street Journal.  In it, she argues that: … The digital revolution, of course …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Have Bill Frist and right-wing bloggers plagiarized their new Iraq plan?  —  After having created "The Victory Caucus" two months ago only to stand by helplessly as it died a rapid and painful death, right-wing bloggers have now joined forces with former Senator Bill Frist to create a new Victory website …
New York Times:
Bush Warns of Vetoes Over Abortion Issue  —  President Bush told Congressional leaders Thursday that he would veto any legislation that weakened federal policies or laws on abortion.  —  In a two-page letter sent to the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and the Senate majority leader, Harry Reid …
Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Bush, Democrats and Iraq  —  What happens next?  —  The House on Wednesday failed to override President Bush's veto of a $124.2 billion war-funding measure that included a firm time line for withdrawing troops from Iraq.  —  The House's 222-203 vote fell 62 votes short of the two-thirds majority required.
Rick Perlstein / commonsense.ourfuture.org:
The Wall Street Journal's op-ed page says Democrats should be embarrassed...  ...because they have no clue about dirty politics.  —  Writes John Fund: "The general election may be a year and a half away but the Democratic National Committee has already released its opposition research packet …
CNN:
Military: New Iraqi school had bombs built in … BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — American soldiers discovered a girls school being built north of Baghdad had become an explosives-rigged "death trap," the U.S. military said Thursday.  —  The plot at the Huda Girls' school in Tarmiya was a …
Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
NFP: 88k (and I don't believe even that)  —  The Payroll numbers are out, and they are not particularly pretty:  —  88,000 new jobs were created in April, according to BLS.  This is the weakest job gain since November '04.  Cumulative revisions for prior months were to the downside by 26,000.
Discussion: Eschaton
 
 
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Brian Montopoli / Public Eye:
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Anchorage Daily News:
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New York Times:
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Nico / Think Progress:
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SLDN:
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PBS:
About the Show  —  NOTE: For the safety of the Iraqi refugees …
City Lights:
We need a truce in the war of words
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
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Claudia Rosett / philly.com:
Iran's ad should send shivers
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Patterico's Pontifications:
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Josephine Hearn / The Politico:
Dems Outline Plans for Iraq Bill