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3:35 PM 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.
Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post:
What Did Bill Clinton Do To Get $15M From Ron Burkle?  —  The campaign press statement accompanying the release on Friday of Hillary Clinton's 2000 - 2007 tax returns includes some useful summary data for the media: Bill and Hillary Clinton's total income over the past 8 years, $109 million …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
THE CLINTONS' FAVORITE CHARITY (CORRECTION APPENDED)  —  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” …
Deep Background / MSNBC:   Clintons' wealth skyrockets by 5,700 percent
Boston Globe:
Golden years for the Clintons
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 …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Olbermann Watch - Bonus Saturday Edition  —  Can we count on Keith Olbermann's pinch-ranter, Rachel Maddow, to pick up on the now-updated/discarded ThinkProgress fantasy and describe McHenry's “two-bit security guard” as an American soldier?  Yes we can!  —  Check the video next to this summary from the Countdown site:
Discussion: Hot Air
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Rick Maze / Army Times:
Lawmaker apologizes for comment on Iraq guard
Discussion: Wizbang
Suzanne Langlois / The Huffington Post:
The Baghdad Lottery: “He Can't Win, If We Don't Play”
Discussion: Bang the Drum
Ben Smith / The Politico:
The Democratic veep prospects: A guide  —  Four years ago today, The New York Times reported that an adviser to John Kerry had completed interviews with four contenders for the vice presidential nomination.  —  Today, both Democratic campaigns are laughing off the notion of choosing a running mate …
San Francisco Chronicle:
SNOOP DOGG BLASTS OBAMA  —  Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has launched a scathing attack on U.S. presidential hopeful Barack Obama, accusing him of gleaning support from the Ku Klux Klan.  —  The rapper, real name Calvin Broadus Jr., insists the Democratic candidate has received funding from the KKK.
Washington Times:
Passport official quits amid probes  —  The State Department official in charge of U.S. passport services stepped down yesterday amid investigations into security breaches in the document records and overcharges for blank passports.  —  In the latest blow against the agency …
Discussion: A Blog For All
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Bloomberg:
Passport Official to Leave Post
Discussion: Blue Girl, Red State
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.
Little Green Footballs:
British Muslims Wanted to Take Families on Suicide Missions  —  More repellent details from the 2006 Islamic terror plot to blow up multiple jetliners over the Atlantic: British Muslims in airliner terror plot ‘talked of taking families on suicide missions’.
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Charlotte Gill / Daily Mail:
British Muslims in airliner terror plot 'talked of taking families …
Discussion: Telegraph, Reason Magazine and Guardian
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
The Witchpointer-General  —  One of the striking features of my current troubles with Canada's “Human Rights” Commissions is the way, in the name of ersatz “human rights”, these pseudo-courts trample on one of the bedrock human rights: the presumption of innocence.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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Carol Nader / The Age:
Call to switch onus on racist offences
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Colombia fires Penn  —  Mark Penn yesterday called his meeting with Colombia, a client of the firm he heads, a “error,” and the Colombian government, in a statement from its embassy, calls the notion that its hired gun won't meet with it “unacceptable,” and fires the firm.  —  Here's the statement:
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
The Trail  —  Clinton Aide Admits ‘Error in Judgment’
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and MoJoBlog
Mike Hall / Topeka Capital-Journal:
Walls close in on Phelpses  —  Judge orders liens on church building, law office  —  A federal judge in Maryland on Thursday ordered liens on the Westboro Baptist Church building and the Phelps-Chartered Law office.  —  If the case presided over by U.S. District Court Judge Richard D. Bennett …
The Daily Howler:
HOW WE GOT HERE!  McCain could still win it.  Here's why:  —  WHERE THE WH*RES ARE: In our view, it's been a sad and sobering week for “liberal” and “progressive” values.  We'll start with the suspension of Randi Rhodes, who displayed appalling bad judgment in letting us know “Where the Wh*res Are.”
Nicholas Riccardi / Los Angeles Times:
Arizona slams door on illegal immigrants  —  Arizona anti-immigrant laws are ensnaring U.S. Citizens.  Juan Carlos Ochoa of Glendale, Ariz., a U.S. citizen, cannot find work because a new law requieres employers to run workers through a flawed database, which lists Ochoa as a possible illegal immigrant.
 
 
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Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
SUPERDELEGATES AND THE STRONG PARTY.
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Christian Newswire:
No Mitt for Vice President
Ashley Fantz / CNN:
Sex abuse, violence alleged at teen jails across U.S.
Discussion: Pandagon
Louis Uchitelle / New York Times:
80,000 Jobs Lost; Democrats Urge Aid Package
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
SPECIAL FORCES FIGHT IN SADR CITY
Discussion: SWJ Blog
Glenn Beck / CNN:
Be thankful for big oil
Damian Kulash Jr / New York Times:
Beware the New New Thing  —  RECENTLY, the House Judiciary …
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Ukraine and Genocide  —  I find this controversy absolutely fascinating …
Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
McCain Ends Resistance to Secret Service Protection
ABCNEWS:
Silicon Insider: Should Drudge and Huffington Get Pulitzers?
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John Marshall / Associated Press:
Woman Sentenced in Death of Mother-To-Be
Discussion: TalkLeft and On Deadline
Jane Macartney / Times of London:
Exclusive: Chinese police kill eight after opening fire on monks …
Alex Dowdalls / Daily Mail:
Muslim is spared a speeding ban so he can drive between his two wives