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11:05 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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Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Looks like last call for Hillary  —  And it looks like it's gonna be another sleepless night ... “  —  That's Crystal Gayle from the opening of her hit song, “Talking In Your Sleep,” No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts in 1978.  No, hang on a minute, it's Hillary Rodham Clinton's new campaign theme.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE CLINTONS' FAVORITE CHARITY  —  Yesterday the news was full of accounts of the Clintons' 2000-2006 tax returns.  At the top of the stories reporting the Clintons' total income of $109 million over the past eight years — as in the “deep background” report by Andrea Mitchell …
Discussion: MSNBC, Hot Air and Buck Naked Politics
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Clinton Releases Tax Returns
Discussion: Power Line
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: Spin Cycle, Balloon Juice and Swampland
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
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: Reuters, FP Passport and Boing Boing
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Howard W. French / New York Times:
Ethnic Unrest Continues in China
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
Carol Nader / The Age:
Call to switch onus on racist offences  —  A STUDY of racial discrimination laws in several Western countries has prompted a call for the Government to toughen Australia's 33-year-old laws.  —  Race Discrimination Commissioner Tom Calma wants the burden of proof in cases of racial discrimination …
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
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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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 …
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
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
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 …
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, Salon and The Page
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The Hill:
Dean says he is also committed to seating Michigan
Discussion: Wampum
 
 
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San Francisco Chronicle:
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Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Clinton Chokes Up Recounting Death of MLK
Discussion: CNN, Political Machine and IMAO.US
Andrew Romano / Stumper:
Could Money Woes Eventually Force Clinton from the Race?
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Knockout try could be risky for Obama
Ryan Singel / Threat Level:
Lawsuit Claim: Students' Lecture Notes Infringe on Professor's Copyright
John Marshall / Associated Press:
Woman Sentenced in Death of Mother-To-Be
Discussion: TalkLeft and On Deadline
Maura Dolan / Los Angeles Times:
Roommates.com can be sued for violating fair housing laws, court rules
Discussion: Washington Monthly
 Earlier Items: 
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Obama's Quandary  —  Margaret Carlson contends that Barack Obama …
Marian Wright Edelman / The Huffington Post:
Honoring King is Not Enough
Discussion: Guardian Unlimited
Jesus' General:
A shining interrogation center upon a hill
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
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
An Economic Cleansing  —  Recessions are part of capitalism.
Discussion: Daily Pundit