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10:50 AM ET, April 11, 2008


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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Taxpayers fund Bill Clinton spending  —  The Clintons have made a $100-million fortune since leaving the White House, but a Politico analysis found that hasn't kept Bill Clinton from taking full advantage of the publicly funded perks offered to ex-presidents.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bill Clinton defends wife's Bosnia remarks  —  Former President Bill Clinton gave a passionate defense Thursday of his wife's claim about “landing under sniper fire” - just as the damaging controversy was dying down.  —  Bill Clinton said the news media treated her like she'd “robbed a bank” …
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Retells Hillary's 1996 Bosnia Story  —  ABC News' Sarah Amos and Eloise Harper Report: After a trip to Puerto Rico and two days entirely off the campaign trail, former President Bill Clinton eagerly discussed myriad topics with the crowd that awaited him in Boonville, Ind. …
Michael James / Political Punch:
From the Fact Check Desk: Former President Bill Clinton's Defense of His Wife's Bosnia Sniper-Fire Story  —  Former President Bill Clinton offered this bit of revisionist history of his wife's Bosnia story in Jasper, Ind., today, one riddled with a veritable sniper fire of errors — ones necessitating footnotes.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Unbelievable: Clinton lies shamelessly about Hillary's shameless …
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Barack Obama may lose support in Philadelphia over ‘street money’  —  CULTURE CLASH: Barack Obama campaigns in Philadelphia last week.  His people are telling Democratic leaders there that he won't pay “street money” to those who help the campaign.  —  Candidates traditionally get out the money to get out the vote.
Discussion: Eschaton, The Swamp and Althouse
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Holocaust Declaration  —  On Tuesday Iran announced it was installing 6,000 more centrifuges — they produce enriched uranium, the key ingredient of a nuclear weapon — in addition to the 3,000 already operating.  The world yawned.  —  It is time to admit the truth …
Discussion: Commentary, Hot Air and Swampland
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Is that really a naked woman in Dick Cheney's sunglasses?  —  WASHINGTON — He shot his hunting partner, but Vice President Dick Cheney apparently doesn't fly fish with naked women.  —  Since Wednesday, the blogosphere has been atwitter over a photograph on the White House Web site of Cheney …
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
What's Reflected in Cheney's Glasses?
Juan Cole / Informed Comment:
Bush Abdicates to Generals on Iraq; 10 Killed in Sadr City; Al-Maliki Excludes Sadrists  —  Bush Abdicates to Generals on Iraq;  —  10 Killed in Sadr City;  —  Al-Maliki Excludes Sadrists  —  War turns Republics into dictatorships.  The logic is actually quite simple.
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:   Fight for Sadr City a Proving Ground for Iraq Military
New York Post:
Dean: McCain's Age Worries Voters  —  DNC Chair Cites Health, ‘Old-Fashioned’ Views  —  Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said Thursday that swing voters participating in focus groups commissioned by the D.N.C. bring up John McCain's age unprompted.
Michael Evans / Times of London:
Spy photos reveal ‘secret launch site’ for Iran's long-range missiles  —  The secret site where Iran is suspected of developing long-range ballistic missiles capable of reaching targets in Europe has been uncovered by new satellite photographs.  —  The imagery has pinpointed the facility …
Washington Post:
Big Donors Among Obama's Grass Roots  —  Sen. Barack Obama credits his presidential campaign with creating a “parallel public financing system” built on a wave of modest donations from homemakers and high school teachers.  Small givers, he said at a fundraiser this week …
Gateway Pundit:
SHOCKING— New Obama Audio Posted Online!  —  This is just amazing.  —  If Obama really wanted to have a talk about race he could start by explaining his hateful words on this audio.  —  (9 minutes 53 seconds)  —  Just words?  —  Bob McCarty also finds it shocking.
Frank Davies / Mercury News:
Boos follow cheers as Jackie Speier becomes newest member of Congress  —  WASHINGTON - For a few feel-good moments on the floor of the U.S. House today, Jackie Speier basked in bipartisan applause as she was sworn in as its newest member.  Her family, supporters and kids cheered as she embraced her new colleagues.
Michael Yon / Wall Street Journal:
Let's ‘Surge’ Some More  —  It is said that generals always fight the last war.  But when David Petraeus came to town it was senators - on both sides of the aisle - who battled over the Iraq war of 2004-2006.  That war has little in common with the war we are fighting today.
Discussion: QandO, Hot Air and American Power
Times of London:
Athletes who take Tibet stand ‘face Olympic cut’  —  Athletes who display Tibetan flags at Olympic venues — including in their own rooms — could be expelled from this summer's Games in Beijing under anti-propaganda rules.  —  Jacques Rogge, the president of the International Olympic Committee …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
McCain Revises Proposals for Families in Economic Crisis  —  Two weeks after drawing criticism for saying he favored only a limited federal role to help deal with the home mortgage crisis, Republican presidential candidate John McCain sought to assure Americans that he is prepared to use …
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Aaron Bruns / FOX Embeds:
Obama Says He'd Have Fired Mark Penn
Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
America's Largest Protestant Denomination
Discussion: Jerusalem Post and Commentary
New York Times:
Stuck at the Airport, Recruits Face a Hardship Test
Charter school makes changes after Islamic accusation
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Constitutional Exception Not Valid, Mukasey Says
Walter Shapiro / Press Association:
Spare votes?  —  ALTOONA, Pa. — The Pleasant Valley Recreation Center …
James O'Toole / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Clinton basks in support here
Discussion: The Caucus
Alice M. Rivlin / New York Times:
The Fed's Money Well Spent
Discussion: INSTAPUTZ
 Earlier Items: 
Associated Press:
Cheney, Others OK'd Harsh Interrogations
New York Times:
Couric's Fate Was Topic A in CBS Suite
Poor go hungry as rich fill their tanks
Discussion: All Spin Zone and AMERICAblog
Michael Scherer / Time:
Has McCain Flip-Flopped on Torture?
Discussion: Swampland and Marc Ambinder
Roger L Simon / Pajamas Media:
Reverend Lee's Response Sounds Like The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
Jesse Walker / Reason Magazine:
Poperah  —  A lot of Christians are angry at Oprah …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Washington Post:
Drop Dead, Colombia
Scholars and Rogues:
How to win the Iraq war debate against your dumb friends