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3:50 PM ET, April 6, 2008

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Robert Berkvist / New York Times:
Charlton Heston, Epic Film Star and Voice of N.R.A., Dies at 84  —  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 …
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
CHARLTON HESTON, RIP
Bob Thomas / Associated Press:
Film legend Charlton Heston dead at 84
Discussion: Wizbang and The Colossus of Rhodey
CNN:
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead at 84
Discussion: The Huffington Post
PR Newswire:
Statement by the Family of Charlton Heston
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
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 …
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Aaron Bruns / FOX Embeds:   Clinton: Democratic Primary a Contest, Not a Coronation
Times of London:
Iran joined militias in battle for Basra  —  IRANIAN forces were involved in the recent battle for Basra, General David Petraeus, the US commander in Iraq, is expected to tell Congress this week.  —  Military and intelligence sources believe Iranians were operating at a tactical command level …
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Hugh Hewitt / TownHall Blog:
Senator Obama: What Would You Do About The Qods Force?
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Jaketapper / Political Punch:
In Oregon, Clinton Makes False Claim About Her Iraq Record Vs. Obama's  —  In Eugene, Ore., Saturday.  Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., attempted to change the measure by which anyone might assess who criticized the Iraq war first, her or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., by saying those keeping records …
Jonathan Leake / Times of London:
Coming soon: superfast internet  —  THE internet could soon be made obsolete.  The scientists who pioneered it have now built a lightning-fast replacement capable of downloading entire feature films within seconds.  —  At speeds about 10,000 times faster than a typical broadband connection …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The Chris Matthews Show: Andrew Sullivan Calls Rumsfeld, Addington & Yoo War Criminals  —  Every week on The Chris Matthews Show, Matthews has a segment where he asks his panel of pundits to “Tell Me Something I Don't Know.”  This week, Andrew Sullivan of The Atlantic spoke as bluntly …
Discussion: American Power
Ben / Think Progress:
Rove's Electoral Maps Highlight Cozy Relationship Between Rove, McCain, And Fox News  —  The Politco recently reported that Karl Rove, former top aide to President Bush and current Fox News employee, is now “informally advising” Sen. John McCain's (R-AZ) presidential campaign.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and News Hounds
Dan Morain / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's lawyer days were effective but brief  —  The head of his former firm says he did good work.  But not all of it was related to voting and civil rights.  —  CHICAGO — In his books, speeches and campaign commercials, Sen. Barack Obama often harks back to his days as a civil rights attorney.
Discussion: The Page
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.
Discussion: Booman Tribune
David Saltonstall / NY Daily News:
Cancer-survivor McCain will get docs to say he's fit to be Prez  —  Seventy-one-year-old John McCain has used his age mostly as a laugh line on the campaign trail, joking he's as “old as dirt” and has “more scars than Frankenstein.”  —  But Team McCain is quietly starting to get serious …
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 …
Ali / Think Progress:
McCain repeats false claim ‘Sadr declared the ceasefire.’  —  Appearing on Fox News Sunday this morning Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) repeated the false claim that Muqtada al-Sadr declared the ceasefire in Basra last week, which he pointed to as proof that Sadr didn't “think he was winning” the battle in Basra.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Associated Press fails to reveal Mukasey's favorite color  —  (updated below)  —  In the short time he's been Attorney General, Michael Mukasey has become one of the most divisive political figures in the country.  He's been in the middle of numerous controversies …
 
 
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Robyn E. Blumner / St. Petersburg Times:
Where's the justice in this department?
Discussion: Firedoglake and Hullabaloo
Ben Leapman / Telegraph:
Immigration has reduced jobs for Britons
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Simon Jenkins / Times of London:
Stand up, for today you can force China through a tunnel of shame
Discussion: The Corner, Guardian and normblog
Eli Sanders / Slog:
Oh, Those 43rd District Democrats
Adam Cohen / New York Times:
The Already Big Thing on the Internet: Spying on Users
Discussion: Citizen Crain
Nigel Lawson / Daily Mail:
The REAL inconvenient truth: Zealotry over global warming …
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
A Town Under Fire Becomes a Symbol for Israel
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Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
George Bush rules out further Iraq troop cuts
Discussion: War in Context
 Earlier Items: 
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
McCain is “implicitly attacking Obama for basking in self-glory …
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Wisconsin's Judicial Revolution
Discussion: Althouse
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
McCain Is Vocal on War, but Silent on Son's Service
Discussion: Hot Air and PoliGazette
Dan Spencer / CALIFORNIA YANKEE:
There He Goes Again
Discussion: American Power
Washington Post:
The War's Expiration Date
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Housing Crisis Hits Its Own
Hindrocket / Power Line:
“PINK SLIP NATION”
Discussion: Say Anything
INSTAPUTZ:
I Did Not Make This Up.  —  Hugh Hewitt really wrote this: