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6:15 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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Matthew Yglesias:
Charlton Heston, not a very good actor but in his way a great one, has died.  To me, Planet of the Apes is vital, though your mileage may vary.  His political trajectory was a little silly, but also in a very fitting way utterly typical of the larger trajectory of American history.
Discussion: The G Spot
David Germain / Associated Press:
Heston left cinematic, political mark
Discussion: Wizbang and The Colossus of Rhodey
CNN:
Hollywood legend Charlton Heston dead at 84
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 …
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
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 …
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
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 …
Discussion: The Fix, Don Surber and The Raw Story
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Alec MacGillis / The Trail:
Obama Steers Clear of ‘Warmonger’ Talk
Discussion: JustOneMinute, Hot Air and FOX Embeds
Dan Spencer / CALIFORNIA YANKEE:
There He Goes Again
Discussion: American Power and The Mahablog
Ben Adler / The Politico:
No campus surge for Obama in Pa.  —  With 159 colleges and universities and approximately 680,000 students, Pennsylvania's campus vote would appear to be Barack Obama's ace in the hole in the state's April 22 primary.  —  Yet in a tough contest where Obama will need every vote he can get …
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.
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
CNN Reporter Doesn't Know The Difference Between A Legitimate Question & Heckling, Defends McCain.  Again.  —  It is such an indictment on the pathetic notions of journalism from a journalist-especially when it comes to dealing with media darling John McCain-that CNN reporter Jim Acosta …
Discussion: Orcinus and Hullabaloo
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
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 …
Discussion: protein wisdom
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
 
 
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Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Dems: Time to shift terror efforts
United States Institute of Peace:
USIPeace Briefing
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Gateway Pundit:
Veteran Sentenced For Desecrating Mexican Flag at UNM Campus
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
Discussion: Samizdata.net
Simon Jenkins / Times of London:
Stand up, for today you can force China through a tunnel of shame
Discussion: Guardian, The Corner and normblog
Dan Morain / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's lawyer days: brief and not all civil rights
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Eli Sanders / Slog:
Oh, Those 43rd District Democrats
 Earlier Items: 
Nigel Lawson / Daily Mail:
The REAL inconvenient truth: Zealotry over global warming …
Karl / protein wisdom:
Down goes Yglesias!  Down goes Yglesias!  —  TNR's James Kirchick …
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
A Town Under Fire Becomes a Symbol for Israel
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Soccer Dad
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
McCain is “implicitly attacking Obama for basking in self-glory …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Vocal on War, McCain Is Silent on Son's Service
Discussion: Hot Air and PoliGazette
Newsweek:
Come, O Come, Emanuel
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Washington Post:
The War's Expiration Date
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Housing Crisis Hits Its Own