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"Given the week of storms that we’ve had, bookended by congressional hearings into the firings of United States attorneys, calls for Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign (and a presidential scolding from Mexico to boot), the Senate Democrats defeated (again) on an anti-war resolution, the House moving forward on its own and, no small matter, the appearance and voice–after long, long silence–of former C.I.A. officer Valerie Wilson testifying on the Hill, the Sunday news show lineup of guests reflects the gamut of politicians circling a White House under fire."

Sunday’s Breakfast Menu: March 18 [NYT]

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