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9:25 AM ET, April 5, 2008

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Mike McIntire / New York Times:
Clintons Made $109 Million in Last 8 Years  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and former President Bill Clinton released tax data Friday showing they earned $109 million over the last eight years, an ascent into the uppermost tier of American taxpayers that seemed unimaginable in 2001 …
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HillaryClinton.com:
Hillary and Bill Clinton Tax Returns  —  Statement of Jay Carson  —  Today Senator Hillary Clinton and President Bill Clinton are releasing their tax returns for the years 2000 through 2006, and are providing information regarding their 2007 taxes as well.
Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
McCain Ends Resistance to Secret Service Protection  —  Senator John McCain said Friday that he would meet with officials next week to discuss receiving Secret Service protection, even though he has resisted it in the past.  —  “I think that it's important as we get more and more visibility …
Discussion: UNCoRRELATED
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Clinton Releases Tax Returns
Discussion: Power Line
Alex Dowdalls / Daily Mail:
Muslim is spared a speeding ban so he can drive between his two wives  —  When it comes to avoiding a ban for speeding, the courts hear every excuse in the book.  —  But yesterday one motorist offered what must be a unique reason why he should keep his licence.
Discussion: The Corner and Jules Crittenden
Deborah Sontag / New York Times:
Ohio Hospital Contests a Story Clinton Tells  —  Over the last five weeks, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York has featured in her campaign stump speeches the story of a health care horror: an uninsured pregnant woman who lost her baby and died herself after being denied care …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Swampland
Jane Macartney / Times of London:
Exclusive: Chinese police kill eight after opening fire on monks and Tibet protesters  —  ‘They cried long live the Dalai Lama - then the firing started’  —  Chinese paramilitary police killed eight people and wounded dozens more when they fired on a protest by several hundred Tibetan monks and villagers, The Times has been told.
Discussion: FP Passport and Boing Boing
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Howard W. French / New York Times:
Ethnic Unrest Continues in China
Fox News:
McCain Gives Mea Culpa in Memphis Over Vote Against King Holiday  —  Forty years after Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, John McCain sought to make amends Friday for originally opposing the creation of a national holiday in honor of the civil rights leader.  —  In a driving rain …
Discussion: Political Machine and Hot Air
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Hillary Clinton / Rasmussen Reports:
What If Democrats Used Winner Take All?  —  A Commentary by Wesley Little  —  Even as the Obama and Clinton campaigns fight frantically to establish the appropriate yard-stick by which to judge the will of the American people, one fact has been largely ignored: Obama's significant delegate lead …
Josh Kraushaar / The Crypt's Blogs:
GOP lands top-tier recruit against Lautenberg  —  Biotech executive John Crowley is expected to enter the New Jersey Senate race against Democratic Sen. Frank Lautenberg, according to a source familiar with his thinking.  It would give Republicans a candidate with a compelling personal narrative …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
White Guys Are Back  —  It was probably inevitable.  The historic contest between a woman and an African-American for the presidential nomination is now all about white men.  —  Not that the white male voters asked for this.  They've been uncommitted, supporting Hillary in one contest and Barack in the next.
Discussion: Hot Air and Prairie Weather
ABCNEWS:
Silicon Insider: Should Drudge and Huffington Get Pulitzers?  —  OPINION By MICHAEL S. MALONE  —  Flash!  Here's a breaking item on Wednesday's PR NewsWire from Germany: “According to InfoCom's latest research, newspapers are realizing that the most important part of the word is ‘news’ and not ‘paper.’”
Discussion: Roger Ailes and Romenesko
Suzanne Langlois / The Huffington Post:
The Baghdad Lottery: “He Can't Win, If We Don't Play”  —  Let me reflect on a few events of the past week.  You have expressed concern for my safety.  I arrogantly told you to “relax” and to stop watching the news...I'm sorry.  —  My friend Jack is back in Baghdad.
Discussion: Bang the Drum
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Ukraine and Genocide  —  I find this controversy absolutely fascinating (which is why I will probably write a column about it).  The Ukrainians want to call the organized murder of Ukrainians “genocide.”  The Russians don't.  One of the things I find particularly interesting …
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Steve Gutterman / Associated Press:
Russia: 1930s Famine Was Not Genocide
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
Ariel Alexovich / The Caucus:
New Michigan Primary: It's Really Most Sincerely Dead  —  Updated |  4:25 p.m. There'll be no primary re-vote in Michigan, the state's Democratic party announced today.  In a phone meeting, Michigan party executives unanimously decided that such a move “is not practical.”
Discussion: MyDD, TalkLeft and Salon
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The Hill:
Dean says he is also committed to seating Michigan
Discussion: Wampum
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Michigan revote, even deader
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Roommates.com can be sued for violating fair housing laws, court rules  —  The website requires users to provide information, including their race and sexual orientation, which could foster housing discrimination.  —  The law may temper the freewheeling nature of the Internet after all.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 
 
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Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
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Ben / Think Progress:
Hagel: McCain too busy campaigning to deal with GI Bill.
USA Today:
IEDs go beyond Iraq, Afghanistan
Discussion: Danger Room
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
STATE DEPT REPLACES TOP PASSPORTS OFFICIAL
Discussion: On Deadline
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton returns: Assets and liabilities
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
An Economic Cleansing  —  Recessions are part of capitalism.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Friday Senate Line: Schumer Sets Expectations?
Phillip Inman / Guardian:
Lloyd's warns of a lack of natural disasters
Discussion: Gristmill and Wonk Room
Susan Dominus / City Room:
This T-Shirt Is About Rape