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12:40 AM ET, March 6, 2006

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New York Post:
DUDE, WHERE'S MY CIVIL WAR?  —  I'M trying.  I've been trying all week.  The other day, I drove another 30 miles or so on the streets and alleys of Baghdad.  I'm looking for the civil war that The New York Times declared.  And I just can't find it.  —  Maybe actually being on the ground in Iraq prevents me from seeing it.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:
THE MUDVILLE GAZETTE: … The press had better hope we win this war, because if we don't, a lot of people will blame the media.  —  UPDATE: Ralph Peters: Dude, Where's My Civil War?  —  ANOTHER UPDATE: Lest we recapitulate a discussion that's happened already, read this post …
Gateway Pundit:
Representative Pink Hawk Spits Out 9 Lies in 90 Seconds  —  The Democratic Representative Hawk and Code Pink "Pink Badge of Courage" winner, again today spat out his disinformation on the Iraq War and did it in record time!  —  The liberal Hawk's stand on Iraq is strikingly similar to his stand …
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
YOU DON'T SAY?  —  In a recent press briefing General George Casey (the commander of Multinational Forces in Iraq) countered virtually every inflated claim made by the media regarding Iraq's recent "civil war" in the wake of the Shrine bombing in Samarra.  But there are significant disconnects between …
Discussion: THE ASTUTE BLOGGERS
Bryan Whitman / mnf-iraq.com:
News Briefing with Gen. Casey Friday, March, 03, 2006
Discussion: Small Town Veteran
Pajamas Media:
Live-Blogging the Oscars 2006  —  Does anybody care what Nicole Kidman is wearing (or not)?  Does anybody care how many times Jon Stewart disses Dick Cheney?  Does anybody care who even wins the Academy Awards anymore?  —  Yes, we all care - even if we say we don't... It's the Oscars, after all!
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Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Academy Awards Live Blog  —  I will be continuing the CQ tradition of live-blogging the Academy Awards tonight, starting at 7 pm CT, or perhaps a little before to catch the pre-event reporting.  None of the films competing really engaged me at all last year, and a couple of them — Munich …
Discussion: PoliPundit.com
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Simulblogging the Oscars.
Discussion: TBogg
Michelle Malkin:   LIVEBLOGGING THE OSCARS  —  Party over at Pajamas Media.
ReddHedd / firedoglake:
Look, Up in the White House...It's Splatman  —  Crooks and Liars has some video clips up from today's Sunday morning gabfests.  All I can say is "ouch."  —  First, there is this clip from Rep. John Murtha's appearance on Face the Nation: … Murtha comes across as not only very credible …
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Crooks and Liars:
Gergen: Bush worst than Nixon on Secrecy  —  Gergen: Bush worst than Nixon on Secrecy  —  David Gergen appeared on "Reliable Sources," this morning and said this administration is trying to put journalists in jail.  Lock em' all up.  More intimidation and attack the messenger tactics …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
IS MURTHA NUTS?  —  Democratic Congressman Jack Murtha seems to have gone around the bend.  Check out this exchange from this morning's Face the Nation: … It's rather remarkable that a sitting United States Congressman would play so fast and loose with the facts, especially in the context …
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Judd / Think Progress:
Is John Hinderaker Nuts?
Atlas Shrugs:
LIVEBLOGGING AIPAC 2006  —  Hey guys, got into DC late yesterday for the AIPAC conference.  Huge turnout.  Should be interesting.  Postings will be lighter than usual but action packed ...........stay tuned.  —  Meanwhile Hamas Sets Up Standing Army in Gaza to Spread Jihad  —  LIVEBLOGGING David Kay
Discussion: TBogg
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Victor Comras / The Counterterrorism Blog:
Iran Sanctions: Difficult But Necessary Now
Discussion: Flopping Aces and BLACKFIVE
McQ / QandO:
SURPRISE: IRAN LIED
John McAdams / Marquette Warrior:
The New York Times and the Great Wal-Mart Blogger Conspiracy  —  New York Times reporter Michael Barbaro is working on a story about the fact that public relations people working for the giant retailer Wal-Mart have been feeding news tips and information to sympathetic bloggers around the country.
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Pejman Yousefzadeh / RedState:   For The Record . . .  I was—and still am—one of the bloggers contacted …
Jonathan Singer / MyDD:
Will DeLay's Fate Be Sealed in Two Days?  —  Two days.  Just two days.  —  On Tuesday, while the progressive blogosphere will be intently watching the Democratic primary in Texas' 28th congressional district between Rep. Henry Cuellar and former-Rep. Ciro Rodriguez, another important congressional primary …
Discussion: Washington Post and Charging RINO
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Samantha Levine / Houston Chronicle:
Primary is a barometer for DeLay
Discussion: The Agonist and Off the Kuff
The Sideshow:
Right-wing love and peace  —  I've gone whole days without linking to Digby, despite the fact that those days have not gone by without numerous wonderful posts.  But you really shouldn't miss this one, which quotes from some anti-choice person who thinks it's perfectly clear that poor people just shouldn't be allowed to have sex.
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Echidne / ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES:
Control and Sex  —  I earlier linked to Digby's post …
Tim Golden / New York Times:
Voices Baffled, Brash and Irate in Guantánamo  —  United States soldiers guarding an entrance to the detention center at Guantánamo Bay in Cuba.  About 760 men have been held there.  —  Among the hundreds of men imprisoned by the American military at Guantánamo Bay …
MSNBC:
Transcript for March 5  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Iraq.  Hundreds of civilians die as Iraqis, Sunnis and Shiites kill each other.  Is this a civil war?  What does it mean for the 130,000 American troops on the ground?  With us: the top military man at the Pentagon …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and PoliBlog
Matthew Campbell / Times of London:
Holland to allow 'baby euthanasia'  —  WHEN Frank and Anita's daughter Chanou was born with an extremely rare, incurable illness in August 2000, they knew that her life would be short and battled against the odds to make it happy.  —  They struggled around the clock against their baby's pain.
Discussion: Blogs for Bush and Wizbang
William Saletan / Washington Post:
Life After Roe  —  For the first time in 14 years, legal abortion in the United States is in serious jeopardy.  —  In recent days, the shape of this assault has become clear.  First, on the morning of Justice Samuel Alito Jr.'s debut, the Supreme Court announced that it would review …
 
 
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Election Jitters — Or Inter-Administration Sniping by Proxy?
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Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
DID ZOGBY GET PUNKED?  —  The recent Zogby Poll is very much in the news these days.
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