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11:35 AM ET, April 9, 2008

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Brian Lockhart / Stamford Advocate:
FBI probe: Lieberman campaign to blame for crashing own Web site  —  A federal investigation has concluded that U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman's 2006 re-election campaign was to blame for the crash of its Web site the day before Connecticut's heated Aug. 8 Democratic primary.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Not guilty  —  One of the stranger episodes of the Lieberman-Lamont primary in 2006 was the Lieberman campaign's charge that supporters of his rival (whose web guy, Tim Tagaris, is above) “attacked” Lieberman's website.  —  Anyway, the FBI has finally gotten to the bottom of it, in case you were wondering.
Discussion: Paul Krugman
Washington Post:
Frustrated Senators See No Exit Signs  —  Asked repeatedly yesterday what “conditions” he is looking for to begin substantial U.S. troop withdrawals from Iraq after this summer's scheduled drawdown, Army Gen. David H. Petraeus said he will know them when he sees them.  For frustrated lawmakers, it was not enough.
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Robert Scheer / The Huffington Post:
Everything His President Wants to Hear
Discussion: Right Wing News
Julia Hoppock / ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Ambassador Crocker Says Ready to Talk to Iran Again
Discussion: Think Progress
Speaker Pelosi / The Gavel:
We Need a New Direction in Iraq, But Petraeus and Crocker Offered …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and BLACKFIVE
Wall Street Journal:
The New Liberal Taboo  —  What a spectacle.  It is now respectable for Democrats to assert, even to welcome, military defeat (see here).  But if a Presidential campaign functionary so much as hints at support for free trade, he's banished to policy exile.  —  That's the meaning …
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USA Today:
Our view on free trade: Pass the Colombia pact
Discussion: Hot Air and Betsy's Page
Joseph Abrams / Fox News:
Report: Jimmy Carter to Meet With Hamas Leader in Syria  —  NEW YORK CITY — Former President Jimmy Carter is reportedly preparing an unprecedented meeting with the leader of Hamas, an organization that the U.S. government considers one of the leading terrorist threats in the world.
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The One True Tami / Tami, the One True:
Carter Criticism Connundrum
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Macsmind
Allahpundit / Hot Air:   Jimmy Carter to meet with ... Hamas?
Marc Ambinder:
More Cowbells?  More White People!  —  Overzealous event coordinators?  A rare, unforced error committed by the Obama campaign's site advance teams.  —  From an article in the Tartan, the daily newspaper Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh.
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The Politico:
Clinton leadership a study in missteps  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to decide the nomination based on who can coolly and competently run the country.  She had better hope they don't study her recent campaign too closely for the answer.  —  Clinton has overseen two major staff shake-ups in two months.
Discussion: MSNBC
Lanny J. Davis / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Minister Problem  —  I have tried to get over my unease surrounding Barack Obama's response to the sermons and writings of his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.  But the unanswered questions remain.  —  I am a strong supporter …
CNN:
Report criticizes immigration chief for Halloween party  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A report criticizes a top immigration official for attempting to conceal her role in a controversial Halloween costume party.  —  Julie Myers, then-acting chief of Immigration and Customs Enforcement …
Discussion: The Raw Story
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Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Official Had Controversial Photos Deleted, Report Says
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Los Angeles Times
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Two Cheers for Newsroom Buyouts  —  THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE BAD NEWS COMING OUT OF NEWSROOMS.  —  Advertising revenue at newspapers has fallen off a cliff and may tumble all the way to the bottom of the Marianas Trench if the promised recession arrives.  Average circulation is down, too …
Patrick / FishBowlDC:
NYT Mag On Matthews: The Excerpts  —  Earlier: Forthcoming?  NYT Mag Piece on Matthews.  —  Earlier: Leibovich Dishes On Matthews  —  Earlier: NYT Mag On Matthews: NBC Forced Chris To Apologize.  —  We've got an advanced copy of Mark Leibovich's piece on Chris Matthews, entitled “Chris Matthews, Seriously.
Zzaki / Political Punch:
Obama Prepares Argument to Discard Public-Financing Principle  —  Despite his previous pledge to enter into the public financing system should he be the Democratic presidential nominee,* Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has recently been reluctant to re-commit to entering the system.
Discussion: The Reaction
Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Teacher breaks wall of silence at state's Muslim public school  —  Recently, I wrote about Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school in Inver Grove Heights.  Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion.  —  Evidence suggests, however …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Craig offers support to Vitter  —  Embattled Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) is getting support from fellow Republicans who say he should not resign over a public sex scandal — including from someone who can speak from experience.  —  Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was among several GOP senators …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
The Gospel, According to Luke  —  Pittsburgh's Young Mayor Wants City to Line Up Behind Clinton  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, center, participates in the Pittsburgh's St. Patrick's Day Parade with, from left, Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Allegheny County Chief Executive Dan Onorato …
Discussion: MSNBC and The Confluence
Confederate Yankee:
Biden PWN3D Crocker! ...  In the Community-Based Reality  —  For reasons rational people will never fathom, lefty bloggers and blog readers are filled with glee over, well, this: … Biden “forced him down” how, exactly?  —  Clearly Ackerman, the flickering bulbs at Think Progress …
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Dday / Hullabaloo:
Joe Biden Just Obliterated Every Administration Argument About Iraq
 
 
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CBN.com:
John McCain's Committee of 50
Discussion: Hot Air
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Rusty Gets a Cease and Desist Request from .... GEERT WILDERS
Hollywoodreporter / The Hollywood Reporter:
The real ‘W’ (or at least the first few pages of the script)
Sarah Abruzzese / New York Times:
Bush Gives Medal of Honor to Slain Navy Seals Member
David Perlmutt / Charlotte Observer:
Michelle Obama visits Harrisburg
Discussion: Hot Air and Gateway Pundit
Erika Lovley / The Politico:
Disagreeing on pay-to-pollute provisions
Discussion: The Foundry
Dave Davies / Philly.com:
Candidates' positive ads mask trash-talk reality
Discussion: The Page
Lynn Sweet:
First appearence of Obama grandmother in ad. …
 Earlier Items: 
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
If You Missed Today's Testimony...
Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés / The Moderate Voice:
Religious Persecution, or Looking the Other Way?  Isn't There A Third View?
Discussion: The Other McCain
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Ethno-Sectarian Violence  —  WHAT IT SHOWS: This chart combines maps …
Discussion: American Street
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Lead in Democratic Race
Frederick W. Kagan / National Review:
Why Iraq Matters  —  Losing wars is always bad.
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
In Justice Shift, Corporate Deals Replace Trials
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
Obama's unprecedented Pennsylvania ad buy
Discussion: Commentary, The Page and Truthdig
 

 
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David Weston / The Official Microsoft Blog:
Microsoft estimates that CrowdStrike's update affected 8.5M Windows devices, or less than 1% of all Windows machines

Manish Singh / TechCrunch:
Indian crypto exchange WazirX has “temporarily” paused trading activities days after it suspended customer withdrawals after losing ~$230M in a security breach

Steven Levy / Wired:
A look at Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz's self-interested Trump support, including the “final straw”, a Biden proposal to tax unrealized capital gains at 25%

 
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