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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 15:11:03

Das Bridge UPDATE

Bruce Lindsey, CEO of the Clinton Foundation, has sent to city directors a memo about the status of plans to convert the abandoned railroad bridge by the Clinton Library into a link on the 14-mile riverfront trail.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 14:31:04

'Enormous snafu'

That's the description I get from an accountant on the secretary of state's newish on-line sytstem for filing corporate franchise taxes.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 13:08:28

Obama caves UPDATE

Pitiful any way you look at it. I know he can't stand by Wright now, though it would be refreshing. But maybe, just maybe, the real shortcoming was in his failure to see this coming.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 11:58:33

Easy come, easy go

Wal-Mart announced today that it would waive its customary $3 fee to cash the government's coming "economic stimulus" checks -- even load the money on a Wal-Mart spending card for free.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 11:45:55

Quote of the day

From D-G coverage of a Republican state representative primary in Fort Smith. The words are those of Brandom Woodrome, who faces Stephanie Malone to win the nomination to succeed term-limited Rep. Jim Medley.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 11:38:06

McCain watch

Talking Points Memo says this new site -- which puts John McCain under the microscope -- is the work of David Brock.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 07:40:02

Irony of the day: 374-FREE

Editor and Publisher yesterday and the Democrat-Gazette today noted that the Ark. Democrat-Gazette in recent months had not been immune from a national trend of declining daily newspaper circulation -- a nearly 7 percent (make that .7 percent, Editor and Publisher misfigured the math) drop in Sunday circulation for the six months ending March 31.

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Today's headlines: From monument compromise to fraud

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 07:40:02

Irony of the day: 374-FREE

Editor and Publisher yesterday and the Democrat-Gazette today noted that the Ark. Democrat-Gazette in recent months had not been immune from a national trend of declining daily newspaper circulation -- a nearly 7 percent (make that .7 percent, Editor and Publisher misfigured the math) drop in Sunday circulation for the six months ending March 31.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 06:30:40

100 years in Iraq

Josh Marshall examines a question that will be critical in the fall campaign. Will The Associated Press and the rest of the media continue to swallow whole the McCain campaign's premise that quoting the candidate's own words (as above) amounts to unfair politics?

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 06:16:50

Score one for Obama

He opposes a summer gas-tax holiday, while Hillary Clinton endorses it. The savings will have little impact and do nothing about consumption or oil imports, he says, which sounds right to me.

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Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 06:11:08

The Rev. Wright

Timely. The day after he explodes again on the country's front pages, Rev. Jeremiah Wright gets a thoughtful and sympathetic interpretation from John Brummett.

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Monday, April 28, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008 - 16:25:03

Who's a conservative?

Not Sen. Dave Bisbee, who is running for Benton County judge. Or so says a PAC that has been active before in working to defeat Republican candidates considered not sufficiently wacked.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 16:25:03

Who's a conservative?

Not Sen. Dave Bisbee, who is running for Benton County judge. Or so says a PAC that has been active before in working to defeat Republican candidates considered not sufficiently wacked.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 15:53:09

The Buzz: Since you asked

Take a deep breath, Tommy Smith fans. He'll be back on air tomorrow.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 15:31:37

Waitressgate, Part II UPDATE

Wonkette enters the fray. UPDATE: Also, the Raw Story does its own reporting.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 15:31:37

Waitressgate, Part II UPDATE

Wonkette enters the fray. UPDATE: Also, the Raw Story does its own reporting.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 14:40:21

Miracle diet!!

You just can't satisfy some folks. Thanks to Smoking Gun, I've learned of Broderick Laswell, who's dropped 105 pounds since being locked up in the Benton County Jail last September.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 14:40:21

Miracle diet!!

You just can't satisfy some folks. Thanks to Smoking Gun, I've learned of Broderick Laswell, who's dropped 105 pounds since being locked up in the Benton County Jail last September.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 14:22:43

Prosecutor speaks in Janie Ward case

Somebody get the straitjacket for Masterson. It's worth noting before the columnist's wailing begins that the news staff of the Democrat-Gazette has treated this story very carefully for years.

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Monday, April 28, 2008 - 14:11:43

Loose lips sink campaigns

Rev. Wright isn't helping Obama much. Dana Milbank opines here. Should it become necessary in the months from now to identify the moment that doomed Obama's presidential aspirations, attention is likely to focus on the hour between nine and ten this morning at the National Press Club.

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