* Administration official confirms that Bush ordered the declassification of select prewar intelligence in response to public skepticism; Bush "may have played only a peripheral role in the release of the classified material and was uninformed about the specifics --like the effort to dispatch [Scooter Libby] to discuss the [National Intelligence Estimate] with reporters." [NYT]

* Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) calls for "detailed explanation" of "what Vice President Cheney did, what the president said to him, and an explanation from the president as to what he said so that it can be evaluated." [WP, USAT]

* 500,000 march in Dallas to support immigrants' rights; protests planned today in over 100 cities. [NYT, USAT]

* House Majority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) is not satisfied with Bush's immigration plan: "I'm for securing the borders and enforcing the laws. Until we do that, if you try to create a guest-worker program, all you're doing is inviting more illegal immigration." [WP]

* Christian Coalition, weighed down by "trail of debt" that tops $2m, has lost credibility and influence. [WP]

* Tomorrow's special election to replace Rep. Randy Cunningham (R-Calif.) is seen as a "bellwether for races across the nation"; a win by Democrat Francine Busby "would be the political equivalent of a tectonic shift," says expert. [WP]

* 200 gay families plan on attending White House Easter Egg Roll. Laura Bush's press secretary states the rules: "No more than two adults per group, and at least one child under the age of 8." [NYT]

* McCain is now in the "heart of the Bush dynasty." [USAT]

* Three-star Marine Corps general calls for Rumsfeld to resign: "I now regret that I did not more openly challenge those who were determined to invade a country whose actions were peripheral to the real threat --Al Qaeda." [NYT]


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