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8:50 AM ET, April 10, 2008


 Top Items: 
Sources: Top Bush Advisors Approved ‘Enhanced Interrogation’  —  Detailed Discussions Were Held About Techniques to Use on al Qaeda Suspects  —  By JAN CRAWFORD GREENBURG, HOWARD L. ROSENBERG and ARIANE de VOGUE  —  In dozens of top-secret talks and meetings in the White House …
Marc Ambinder:
War Crimes  —  A provocative headline, I know, perhaps needlessly so, but it remains one of those hidden secrets in Washington that a Democratic Justice Department is going to be very interested in figuring out whether there's a case to be made that senior Bush Administration officials were guilty of war crimes.
Balkinization:   War Crimes Prosecutions in the U.S.? Dream On
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Elton John: ‘To hell with them’  —  There's a real crowd at Radio City, complete with scalpers, and lines around the block for Elton John and the Clintons.  —  Toward the back of one line: Frank Luntz, Lanny Davis, and Doug Schoen.  ("I used to be in business with Mark Penn," Schoen joked.)
Julie Bosman / New York Times:   Sir Elton and Democratic Friends
Steyn Online:
Hey, why bother with a trial?  —  As revealed here a few weeks ago, the investigative unit of the Ontario “Human Rights” Commission recommended to the Commissioners that they not proceed against Maclean's for having the temerity to publish an excerpt from my book.
Discussion: National Post
Canada NewsWire Group:
Commission Issues Statement on Decision in Maclean's Cases
Discussion: Overlawyered
New York Times:
Iraq's Military Seen as Lagging  —  WASHINGTON — The recommendation by the top American commander in Iraq to suspend troop reductions reflects a bleak assessment that Iraqi forces remain unprepared to take over the mission of securing their own nation, senior administration and military officials said Wednesday.
Washington Post:
Bush to Cut Army Tours to 12 Months  —  President Supports Suspending Pullout Of Forces in Iraq  —  President Bush plans to announce today that he will cut Army combat tours in Iraq from 15 months to 12 months, returning rotations to where they were before last year's troop buildup in an effort …
Rebecca Dana / Wall Street Journal:
CBS News, Katie Couric Are Likely to Part Ways  —  Barring a Change, Departure Could Follow the Election;  —  A Successor to Larry King?  —  After two years of record-low ratings, both CBS News executives and people close to Katie Couric say that the “CBS Evening News” …
Cathryn Khalil / KLTV-TV:
Athens School ‘Attack’ Proven To Be False, Girl To Be Charged  —  There are major new developments today in the case of a supposed beating of a student from Athens Middle School.  —  Charges are being filed against 13 year old Melanie Bowers by Athens ISD through the Henderson County District …
Associated Press:
Texas Teen Hurt After Bringing Anti-Illegal Immigration Sign to School
Discussion: Roger Ailes
Matthew Yglesias:
Pew on the Middle Class  —  This is a pretty striking trend.  Politically, it's a bit tricky since the salient trend is the dramatic narrowing of the better/worse gap, but the betters still outnumber the worses.  You want to tap into the sentiments of the growing “worse” bloc …
Discussion: Eschaton
Inside the Middle Class: Bad Times Hit the Good Life
Discussion: Below The Beltway
Wall Street Journal:
Pelosi's Bad Faith  —  The Democratic Party's protectionist make-over was completed yesterday, when Nancy Pelosi decided to kill the Colombia free trade agreement.  Her objections had nothing to do with the evidence and everything to do with politics, but this was an act of particular bad faith.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Gay press frustrated by Obama approach  —  Mark Segal didn't want to wait.  After weeks of requests to interview Barack Obama, the publisher of the Philadelphia Gay News concluded the senator's aides may never make him available.  —  So even as the Obama campaign held out the possibility …
Discussion: Shakesville
Dr. Barbara L. Carvalho / Marist Poll:
ü Democrats' “Dream Ticket” is a nightmare against McCain/Rice in New York ü NYS voters take a wait and see approach to new governor  —  Contact: Dr. Lee M. Miringoff  —  This WNBC/Marist Poll of New York State reports:  —  Presidential Campaign 2008
Southern Political Report:
New InsiderAdvantage Poll  —  Latest InsiderAdvantage Poll Pennsylvania Primary: Clinton 48%, Obama 38%  —  A new InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion poll shows Sen. Hillary Clinton regaining some ground she'd previously lost to Sen. Barack Obama in the Pennsylvania Democratic presidential primary race.
Discussion: MyDD
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Sports World in Foul Territory  —  Having made a living for almost 50 years covering politics, I've never been under any illusions about where it stands in the larger scheme of things.  Politics has its fans, but it holds nothing like the fascination that millions of Americans have with sports.
Discussion: Firedoglake
New York Times:
Foreign Policy: 2 Camps Seek McCain's Ear  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain has long made his decades of experience in foreign policy and national security the centerpiece of his political identity, and suggests he would bring to the White House a fully formed view of the world.
Discussion: War and Piece
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
As Chicago Bids for Games, Obama Ducks Olympics Criticism  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: Barack Obama doesn't seem to want to talk about the Olympics or Senator Clinton's call for a boycott of the opening ceremonies on August 8, 2008.  —  At a town hall in Malvern, Pennsylvania …
House passes Chinese crackdown resolution
Discussion: Don Surber
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Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
States of Nature  —  How George Bush's legal war against the environment backfired.
Stephen J. Entin / Wall Street Journal:
The Folly of ‘Family Friendly’ Tax Policy
David Streitfeld / New York Times:
As Prices Rise, Farmers Spurn Conservation Program
Raleigh News & Observer:
Roger Simon / The Politico:
McCain not yet golden in California
Discussion: Washington Wire and MSNBC
Jeff Bailey / New York Times:
American Cancels 1,000 Flights in New Sign of Trouble
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Former President Carter to Meet With Hamas Chief
Walt Bogdanich / New York Times:
Heparin Is Now Suspected in 62 Fatalities Across U.S.
 Earlier Items: 
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
It Doesn't Quite Compute
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
Associated Press:
Five more U.S. soldiers die in Iraq
Wall Street Journal:
Volcker's Demarche
Roger L Simon / Pajamas Media:
Reverend Eric Lee's Anti-Semitism: A Personal Story [video]
Online NewsHour:
Hearings Rekindle Debate on Military Progress in Iraq
White House:
President Bush Attends Medal of Honor Ceremony for Petty Officer …
Taegan Goddard / Political Insider:
Obama's Case for Opting Out
Young America's Foundation:
Star Parker not welcome at University of St. Thomas