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9:00 PM ET, February 9, 2007

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Think Progress:
VIDEO COMPILATION: Anna Nicole Smith And Our National Media Embarassment  —  The death of Anna Nicole Smith yesterday was a feeding frenzy for the national media, and coverage of the war was drowned out: NBC's Nightly News devoted 14 seconds to Iraq compared to 3 minutes and 13 seconds to Anna Nicole.
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Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Young Woman Meets Tragic End — No, It's Not Anna Nicole  —  NEW YORK A young woman met a sudden and tragic end, it was reported on Thursday, leaving her family and people who knew her in great distress.  —  No, it's not Anna Nicole Smith.  Her name is Jennifer Parcell, and she died in Iraq.
Will / Attytood:
Breaking news: Young woman meets sudden, tragic death
Discussion: CBS News and Daily Kos
Paul Rieckhoff / The Huffington Post:
Anna Nicole Smith Died. So Did Three American Troops.
Discussion: BobGeiger.com
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Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Report Says Pentagon Manipulated Intel  —  WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials undercut the intelligence community in the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq by insisting in briefings to the White House that there was a clear relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, the Defense Department's inspector general said Friday.
Larisa Alexandrovna / The Raw Story:
Despite condemning itself, Pentagon report sees intelligence problem resolved; Makes no recommendations  —  Raw Story first to acquire report  —  The following is the declassified two page summary of the Office of Special Plans report, as acquired Friday morning by RAW STORY.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Undoing Obama: Inside the Coming Effort to Dismantle a Candidate  —  Barack Obama's free ride is ending.  —  The charismatic Illinois senator has enjoyed a lifetime of hagiography, starting with an 800-word story in The New York Times the day after his election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
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USA Today:
Obama touts non-political résumé
Ellen Goodman / Boston Globe:
No change in political climate  —  On the day that the latest report on global warming was released, I went out and bought a light bulb.  OK, an environmentally friendly, compact fluorescent light bulb.  —  No, I do not think that if everyone lit just one little compact fluorescent light bulb, what a bright world this would be.
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:   A Mini-Interview With Dennis Avery, Co-Author Of, "Unstoppable …
The Raw Story:
Rove on immigration: 'I don't want my son to have to pick tomatoes'  —  The Corner at the National Review Online reports that at a Republican luncheon yesterday White House adviser Karl Rove was overheard explaining the Bush amnesty immigration plan by saying, "I don't want my 17-year-old son …
Chitra Ragavan / US News:
Cheney Tangles With Agency on Secrecy  —  An important legal ruling is pending over Vice President Cheney's refusal to disclose statistics on document classification and declassification activity.  The Information Security Oversight Office, which is responsible for the policy and oversight …
Discussion: Political Animal and TPMmuckraker
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:   Cheney's independent operation — Part II
Zogby:
Zogby Road to New Hampshire Poll: Hillary Surges on Campaign Announcement, But Edwards, Obama Lurk in Key States Zogby telephone surveys find tight races in Iowa, New Hampshire, but everyone's support is soft as Jell-o  —  New York Sen. Hillary Clinton received a bounce in her presidential …
Discussion: TAPPED, Taegan Goddard's … and MyDD
Eric Fair / Washington Post:
An Iraq Interrogator's Nightmare  —  Aman with no face stares at me from the corner of a room.  He pleads for help, but I'm afraid to move.  He begins to cry.  It is a pitiful sound, and it sickens me.  He screams, but as I awaken, I realize the screams are mine.
Adam Martin / Examiner:
Author attacked in S.F. hotel  —  SAN FRANCISCO - In a bizarre attack, a well-known author and Holocaust scholar was dragged out of a San Francisco hotel elevator by an apparent Holocaust denier who reportedly had been trailing him for weeks.  —  Police escorted Elie Wiesel …
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and Hot Air
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
First Democratic Campaign Disses Edwards  —  The only problem is, we don't know which one.  An unamed Democratic staffer for a rival campaign just through Edwards under bus for keeping Amanda and Melissa on staff.  From Slate: … Apparently, that person is so brave and unfraid of …
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
It's a Tough Life  —  The secret new way of earmarks.  —  This budget week, there was one thing on which Democrats and Republicans agreed: It's time to do something about earmarks.  And in a nod to voter disapproval with these special-interest projects, this year Congress will do its pork spending in secret.
David Burge / iowahawk:
MY FAIR BLOGGER  —  Book by Iowahawk  —  Music by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner  —  Based on "Fascist Pigmalian" by the Reality-Based Community Dinner Theater  —  I tell you why there are two Americas, my dear Dr. Dean.  Man is a product of his environment.  —  HOWARD DEAN  —  Balderdash!
 
 
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