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9:50 PM ET, March 23, 2008

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
One of Instapundit's favorite blogs speaks on race  —  Glenn “Instapundit” Reynolds today linked to what he called “EASTER THOUGHTS” from one of his favorite right-wing blogs [gers], his namesake, “Instapunk.”  That Easter post has a large picture of a crucified Christ along with a lovely religious poem.
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Let's define ‘national controversy’  —  I have a feeling Kevin Drum might tease me again for writing this, but I can't help myself.  It's just too annoying.  —  The New York Times' Deborah Solomon chatted with notorious televangelist John Hagee this week for an interview that ran in today's NYT Sunday magazine.
Discussion: American Street
Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
EASTER THOUGHTS, from InstaPunk.  —  UPDATE: Jeez, get a clue, Greenwald.  I don't know why you felt you had to bring me into this — well, actually, I think I do — but the post you're bitching about is by a different blogger than the post linked above.  I know it's hard to get your mind around …
Discussion: Althouse, protein wisdom and Redstate
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   How Many Punks Does It Take To Embarrass Glenn Greenwald?
Doug Kmiec / Convictions:
Endorsing Obama  —  Today I endorse Barack Obama for president of the United States.  I believe him to be a person of integrity, intelligence and genuine good will.  I take him at his word that he wants to move the nation beyond its religious and racial divides and to return United States …
CNN:
Richardson: ‘I am very loyal to the Clintons’  —  (CNN) — Facing fire from some fellow Democrats for his decision to endorse Sen. Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Richardson said Sunday he still considers himself loyal to the family that helped make his political career.  —  “I am very loyal to the Clintons.
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / The Talk:
Richardson Scorns Clinton Aides, Defends Clinton  —  New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson said today that the people around Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton practice “gutter” politics and that they feel entitled to the presidency, a day after an informal adviser to her campaign compared Richardson to Judas for endorsing Sen. Barack Obama.
Thomas Fitzgerald / Philly.com:
Obama says he'll bring Iowa tactics to Pa.race
Discussion: The Page and The Democratic Daily
The Day, New London, CT:
We Don't Know This Sen. Joe  —  Sen. Lieberman has been too busy burning bridges to build any.  —  When The Day endorsed Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman for re-election in November 2006 it was supporting a candidate who demonstrated a history of pragmatic leadership and a willingness to seek bipartisan solutions.
Discussion: toohotfortnr
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Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:   Connecticut Newspaper Apologizes For Lieberman Endorsement
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama: ‘This is not a crackpot church’  —  Carrie Budoff Brown sends over the transcript from Obama's appearance, airing tomorrow, on the Michael Smerconish Show on 1210 AM WPHT in Philadelphia, from audio the show provided.  —  In the interview, Obama says he's talked to Wright in the past about …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Erica Goode / New York Times:
At Least 51 Die in Attacks Across Iraq  —  BAGHDAD — The shelling started just before 6 a.m., mortar fire shaking buildings and sending early risers in the Green Zone here running for shelter.  Sirens went off, and loudspeakers blared, “Duck and cover!  Duck and cover!”
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Robert H. Reid / Associated Press:
Attacks Kill 57 in Iraq; Green Zone Hit
Discussion: Blue Girl, Red State
Judson Berger / Fox News:
In Easter Sermon, New Obama Pastor Charges Rev. Wright Victim of ‘Lynching’  —  CHICAGO — The new pastor of Barack Obama's church delivered a defiant defense of its retiring reverend Sunday, comparing media coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr. to a modern-day lynching that resembles Jesus' death at the hands of the Romans.
Matthew Yglesias:
So You Say You Want a Revolution?  —  I find it striking that, as presented in episode two of John Adams, the case for independence is distinctly underwhelming.  In particular, the point that a rebellion which can only succeed with foreign assistance is as likely to result in domination …
Discussion: toohotfortnr
Jonathan Ellis / Argus Leader:
Poll may gauge Obama fallout  —  Some say Clinton could win state  —  Supporters of Sen. Barack Obama in South Dakota say their movement remains strong, even after Obama was forced this week to address comments made by his former pastor.  —  Others aren't so sure.
Discussion: MyDD
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
JOHN McCAIN'S WORLD....When it comes to the Iraq war, John McCain's basic policy is “Just like Bush, but even crazier!”  (LA Times rundown here.)  Now Robert Gordon and James Kvaal have gone where weaker men fear to tread, taking a close look at McCain's economic policy for the Center for American Progress.
Discussion: Politics Blog
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Bob Drogin / Los Angeles Times:
John McCain is betting big on Iraq
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
FOXNews Sunday: Brit Hume Dismisses McCain's Iran/al Qaeda Confusion As A “Senior Moment”  —  Brit Hume tries to dismiss McCain's misstatements on the Iran/al Qaeda connections as a “senior moment” for McCain. … Once again, ONCE might have been a senior moment.  Repeated transgressions does not a senior “moment” make.
Philip Pullella / Reuters:
Muslim baptized by pope says life in danger  —  VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - A Muslim author and critic of Islamic fundamentalism who was baptized a Catholic by Pope Benedict said on Sunday Islam is “physiologically violent” and he is now in great danger because of his conversion.
 
 
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Various items  —  (1) In light of the standards governing media …
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Nothing Special About Today
Discussion: If I Ran the Zoo
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
O.I.C. clearly now  —  I wrote in NR last year about the …
Discussion: Power Line
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Wright Post 9/11 Sermon
Discussion: Commentary and Shakesville
Ben Ehrenreich / New York Times:
War Dodgers  —  Next month, the Canadian House of Commons …
Discussion: VetVoice
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Another U.S. Soldier Suicide in Iraq — Or Was It Murder?
Rand Simberg / Transterrestrial Musings:
War Critics Decry Interminable And Unwinnable Conflict
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Closing in on 2 million donors this year [CORRECTED]
 Earlier Items: 
Christopher Caldwell / Financial Times:
Obama breaks the secret code
Discussion: JustOneMinute and marbury
Amir Oren / Haaretz:
Saddam collected information on dozens of potential targets in Israel
Matthew Yglesias:
Speaking Up  —  Item number 4 on Mark Halrpin's list …
Discussion: The Confluence
Tony Allen-Mills / Times of London:
Barack Obama: toxic mentors start to corrode pristine campaign
Discussion: Macsmind, NO QUARTER and Don Surber
Edgar B. Anderson / Originals:
University Of The Absurd  —  Recently I sat down with a young woman …
Discussion: Power Line and The Corner
Megan McArdle:
Political misstatement of the week
Victoria Cherrie / Charlotte Observer:
17-year-old dies after shock from police Taser gun
Paul Berman / New York Times:
Why Radical Islam Just Won't Die
 

 
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David Folkenflik / NPR:
NPR suspended Uri Berliner for five days without pay, starting on April 12, after he wrote an essay accusing NPR of losing the public's trust

Todd Spangler / Variety:
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Lucy Craymer / Reuters:
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