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11:25 AM ET, April 6, 2008

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Los Angeles Times:
Charlton Heston, 84; actor played epic figures  —  Charlton Heston, the Oscar-winning actor who achieved stardom playing larger-than-life figures including Moses, Michelangelo and Andrew Jackson in historical epics and went on to become a best-selling author, a contentious Hollywood labor leader …
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Robert Berkvist / New York Times:
Charlton Heston, Epic Film Star and Voice of N.R.A., Dies at 83  —  Charlton Heston, who appeared in some 100 films in his 60-year acting career but who is remembered chiefly for his monumental, jut-jawed portrayals of Moses, Ben-Hur and Michelangelo, died Saturday night at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif. He was 83.
PR Newswire:
Statement by the Family of Charlton Heston  —  Legendary actor, civil rights leader and political activist Charlton Heston passed away today, at the age of 84.  He died at his home with Lydia, his wife of 64 years, at his side.  Mr. Heston was loved by his two children …
CNN:
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead at 84  —  LOS ANGELES, California (CNN) — Actor Charlton Heston died at Beverly Hills home at the age of 84 Saturday, his family said.  —  Heston, known for portrayals of larger than life figure including Moses and Ben Hur, was suffering the late stages of Alzheimer's Disease.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Bob Thomas / Associated Press:
Film legend Charlton Heston dead at 84
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
In Web World of 24/7 Stress, Writers Blog Till They Drop  —  SAN FRANCISCO — They work long hours, often to exhaustion.  Many are paid by the piece — not garments, but blog posts.  This is the digital-era sweatshop.  You may know it by a different name: home.
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AMERICAN DIGEST:
Pinched to Death at the New York Times
Discussion: alicublog
See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Blogging Yourself to Death?
Discussion: TigerHawk and Dr. Helen
Newsweek:
Come, O Come, Emanuel  —  It ain't over till it's over.  But at some point soon, someone may have to not-so-gently tell Hillary time is up.  Enter ‘Rahmbo.’  —  Rahm Emanuel has been described as a street fighter with a killer instinct—as explosive, profane, wired and ruthless—sometimes as a compliment, sometimes not.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
McCain is “implicitly attacking Obama for basking in self-glory, when the Obama campaign is very much predicated on ‘we’ and not 'I.'"  —  Bill Scher perceives irony in McCain's ad — which depicts his life story, including his service in Vietnam — because it is “very much about ‘I.’” …
Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Fiery Clinton Fields Tough Questions at Campaign Rally  —  From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:  —  EUGENE, ORE. — During a campaign stop in Oregon, Hillary Clinton fielded testier questions from the audience, more so than she has in quite a while.  It was a typical campaign rally …
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Housing Crisis Hits Its Own  —  Mortgage Bankers Group Faced With Tougher Terms  —  A year ago, the Mortgage Bankers Association was thrilled to sign a contract to buy a fancy new headquarters building in downtown Washington.  Interest rates were low, the group's revenues were steady …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Calculated Risk
Kevin Sack / New York Times:
In Massachusetts, Universal Coverage Strains Care  —  AMHERST, Mass. — Once they discover that she is Dr. Kate, the supplicants line up to approach at dinner parties and ballet recitals.  Surely, they suggest to Dr. Katherine J. Atkinson, a family physician here, she might find a way to move …
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Don Surber:   Just ask me  —  Question: What's the latest proof that the …
Dave Price / Dean's World:
This Is What Real Political Progress Looks Like  —  Ever since Nouri Al-Maliki came to office, we've been told he represented only Shia interests, or perhaps even Iran's.  We were told he needed Sadr.  We were told Iraq's irreconcilable sectarian differences would inevitably plunge the country into civil war, sooner or later.
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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Hamza Hendawi / Associated Press:
Analysis: Iraqi PM wins rare support
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
Karl / protein wisdom:
Down goes Yglesias!  Down goes Yglesias!  —  TNR's James Kirchick is not impressed by Matthew Yglesias's new book on foreign policy: … RTWT at City Journal, because — for some reason — it is not posted at Kirchick's home base, TNR.  —  (h/t Donald Douglas, who also has a delightlful …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
McCain Is Vocal on War, but Silent on Son's Service  —  One evening last July, Senator John McCain of Arizona arrived at the New Hampshire home of Erin Flanagan for sandwiches, chocolate-chip cookies and heartfelt talk about Iraq.  They had met at a presidential debate …
Discussion: PoliGazette
Dan Spencer / CALIFORNIA YANKEE:
There He Goes Again  —  Why can't we just have a civilized debate about important issues, such as the war Islamic extremists continue to wage against us?  —  The Democrats just won't do it.  During the 2004 presidential campaign, Kerry started the negative campaign.
INSTAPUTZ:
I Did Not Make This Up.  —  Hugh Hewitt really wrote this: … The man is completely cracked.  I guess if I were a family member I'd be worried, but since I'm not, I just think it's funny.  —  If you have the time and inclination, I strongly suggest you e-mail Hugh “evidence” and for the love of god, cc me.
Larry Rohter / The Caucus:
McCain Called a ‘Warmonger’ at Obama Appearance  —  Mr. Schultz, whose program is syndicated nationally, made the remarks while revving up a group of Obama supporters at a $100-a-head fund raiser at the North Dakota Democratic Party's convention in Grand Forks.
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Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
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Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
George Bush rules out further Iraq troop cuts
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Two Questions for the Supply Siders
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Rasmussen Reports:
North Carolina Democratic Primary
Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
British fear US commander is beating the drum for Iran strikes
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Jeremy Waldron / lrb.co.uk:
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Discussion: Crooked Timber