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7:25 PM ET, April 6, 2008

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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
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Agence France Presse:
Hollywood movie legend Charlton Heston dead at 84: family  —  LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Charlton Heston, the chisel-jawed Hollywood icon best remembered for his Oscar-winning performance in the 1959 epic “Ben Hur” has died at his home, his family said.  He was 84.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Pandagon
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 …
David Germain / Associated Press:
Heston left cinematic, political mark
Discussion: Wizbang and The Colossus of Rhodey
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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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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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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
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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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 …
Gateway Pundit:
Veteran Sentenced For Desecrating Mexican Flag at UNM Campus  —  Last fall the campus group La Raza flew the The Mexican Flag over the UNM campus for several days—  This symbolizes that a US territory has been taken over.  —  After complaining to campus officials who did nothing Air …
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
New York Times:
Some Truth About Trade  —  There's nothing like international trade to help bridge the nation's ideological divide.  As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton travel the Rust Belt, the Democratic candidates seem to be eschewing the advice of their economic advisers and turning to Karl Rove's playbook.
Discussion: Roger L. Simon and TalkLeft
 
 
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Lindsey Ellerson / Political Radar:
Dan Senor: Condoleezza Rice is Pursuing the VP Spot
United States Institute of Peace:
USIPeace Briefing
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Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Dems: Time to shift terror efforts
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
Discussion: The Page
Ben / Think Progress:
Rove's Electoral Maps Highlight Cozy Relationship Between Rove, McCain, And Fox News
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Hugh Hewitt / TownHall Blog:
Senator Obama: What Would You Do About The Qods Force?
Eli Sanders / Slog:
Oh, Those 43rd District Democrats
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The Chris Matthews Show: Andrew Sullivan Calls Rumsfeld …
Discussion: American Power
Karl / protein wisdom:
Down goes Yglesias!  Down goes Yglesias!  —  TNR's James Kirchick …
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
Jeffrey H. Birnbaum / Washington Post:
Housing Crisis Hits Its Own