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3:35 PM ET, February 15, 2007

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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
FDL's Libby reporting forces a re-evaluation of blogs  —  It is virtually impossible to closely follow the Libby trial without relying upon the work of the blogging team assembled by Jane Hamsher and FireDogLake.  Hamsher built FDL by becoming (along with her blogging partner …
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Scott Shane / New York Times:
For Liberal Bloggers, Libby Trial Is Fun and Fodder  —  The perjury trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr., former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney, has drawn every major news organization in the country to the federal courthouse in Washington.  But none has fielded a bigger team …
New York Times:
Bush Declares Iran's Arms Role in Iraq Is Certain  —  President Bush said Wednesday that he was certain that factions within the Iranian government had supplied Shiite militants in Iraq with deadly roadside bombs that had killed American troops.  But he said he did not know whether Iran's highest officials had directed the attacks.
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CNN:
CNN LARRY KING LIVE  —  Interview With Rudy Giuliani  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  LARRY KING, CNN ANCHOR: Tonight, Rudolph Giuliani answers the big one.  —  KING: Are you running or not?  —  GIULIANI: Yes, I'm running.
Discussion: The Carpetbagger Report and TIME
KSTP-TV:
POLL: Coleman would easily trump Franken  —  U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman would win easily if he ends up facing comedian Al Franken in Minnesota's U.S. Senate race in 2008, according to an exclusive 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS/SURVEY USA poll.  —  The popular comedian announced that he would seek …
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Jennifer Rubin / American Spectator:
Rudy's New Social Conservatism  —  Pundits of all political persuasions have been chattering about whether Rudy Giuliani, whose name is invariably modified by the description "social liberal," can overcome the objections of many religious conservatives to win the Republican nomination.
Discussion: Redstate and AMERICAN DIGEST
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Lydia Saad / Gallup Poll:
2008 Presidential Battle Closely Contested for Now
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
A Prewar Slide Show Cast Iraq in Rosy Hues  —  When Gen. Tommy R. Franks and his top officers gathered in August 2002 to review an invasion plan for Iraq, it reflected a decidedly upbeat vision of what the country would look like four years after Saddam Hussein was ousted from power.
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Elise Labott / CNN:
U.S. to allow 7,000 Iraqi refugees
Discussion: Political Animal and AMERICAblog
Opinion Journal:
Awaiting the Dishonor Roll  —  Congress "supports the troops" while emboldening the enemy.  —  Congress has rarely been distinguished by its moral courage.  But even grading on a curve, we can only describe this week's House debate on a vote of no-confidence in the mission in Iraq …
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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:   Murtha seeks to restrain action in Iran
ESPN:
Retired NBA star Hardaway says he hates 'gay people'  —  Former Miami Heat guard Tim Hardaway said on a radio show Wednesday afternoon that he would not want a gay player on his team.  —  "You know, I hate gay people, so I let it be known," Hardaway said.  "I don't like gay people and I don't like to be around gay people.
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Associated Press:
Keith Olbermann, NBC agree on second term  —  'Countdown' host extends through 2011; will contribute more to network  —  MSNBC is a joint venture between NBC and Microsoft  —  NEW YORK - Keith Olbermann will continue to be a thorn in Bill O'Reilly's side for at least four more years.
Lawrence Haas / Examiner:
Democrats should beware of the post-Vietnam syndrome  —  WASHINGTON - Reading the polls, congressional Democrats are racing to distance themselves from the war in Iraq, competing over who has got the best proposal for a speedy exit of U.S. troops.  —  History suggests, however, they should look down the road.
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
Quest to Heal Iraqi Boy Became a Final Mission  —  HILLA, Iraq — Hours before getting killed the way he feared most, Capt. Brian S. Freeman looked up and smiled when Abu Ali dropped by his office.  —  After nearly six months of overcoming financial and bureaucratic hurdles in a war zone …
Ariane Bernard / New York Times:
French Police Arrest 11 in Recruitment for Al Qaeda  —  The French antiterrorism police have arrested 11 people, most of them accused of connections to Iraqi insurgency recruitment rings linked to Al Qaeda, the Interior Ministry said Wednesday.  —  Two suspects were detained at Orly Airport …
Political Radar:
Bush Guru Says President's Bond with U.S. 'May Be Lost'  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis Reports: In the forthcoming issue of Texas Monthly, former Bush strategist Matthew Dowd writes that President Bush's "gut-level bond" with the American people "may be lost" and that "wholesale change" is needed in Iraq.
Murray Waas / National Journal:
Cheney's Call  —  Early on the morning of June 20, 2002, then-Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Bob Graham, D-Fla., received a telephone call at home from a highly agitated Dick Cheney.  Graham, who was in the middle of shaving, held a razor in one hand as he took the phone in the other.
Aswini Anburajan / ABCNEWS:
Where the Stars Hide Their Money  —  Come Visit Your Money, Stay for the Heineken Tour — the Netherlands Is the Latest Tax Shelter Hot Spot  —  U2, the Rolling Stones, movie stars, sports figures and a host of corporations have turned to an unlikely accountant, the Netherlands …
 
 
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Ralph Peters / New York Post:
MOOK'S SPOOKED  —  IRAQI MILITIA BULLY BAILS OUT
New York Times:
Few Encounters in Sweep of Baghdad, the Americans' First Under Bush's Security Plan
Discussion: The News Blog
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Bush At AEI  —  Since I'm under the weather today …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Los Angeles Times:
Tehran's Iraq role unclear, U.S. now says
Politics Central:
THE GLENN AND HELEN SHOW: FIVE FOR FIGHTING'S JOHN ONDRASIK ON WAR, PEACE, AND MUSIC
Christopher Hope / Telegraph:
Political blogger warned he could be jailed
Discussion: The Corner
J. Freedom du Lac / Washington Post:
Al Gore to Sound Off On Climate Change With Concert Event
 Earlier Items: 
Ezra Klein:
Does Anyone Think We Shouldn't Attack Iran?
Josh White / Washington Post:
Translator Who Faked Identity Pleads Guilty To Having Secret Data
Bravo Romeo Delta / protein wisdom:
Iraq and Global Warming [BRD]
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Marc Fisher / Washington Post:
Don't Gum Up Sex-Ed; Leave Instruction to Professional Teachers
Charlotte Observer:
Black resigns House seat
Discussion: The Corner and Betsy's Page
Qassim Abdul-Zahra / Associated Press:
Iraq adviser: al-Sadr in Iran
Cathy Young / The Y Files:
PandaGate and anti-male bigotry
Washington Post:
Defense Attorneys Rest Libby's Case