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1:20 PM ET, February 16, 2007

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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Bush Regains His Footing  —  It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback.  But don't be astonished if that is the case.  —  Like President Bill Clinton …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Broder: George Bush Has Regained His Political Footing  —  Washington Post columnist David Broder points to President George Bush's press conference and concludes what yours truly did when he watched it as well:  —  Bush seems to have regained some of his political footing.  The key Broder paragraphs:
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Instapundit.com
Don Surber:
Beware of Broders bearing gifts
Discussion: Washington Post
David Johnston / New York Times:
White House Is Reported to Be Linked to a Dismissal  —  A United States attorney in Arkansas who was dismissed from his job last year by the Justice Department was ousted after Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, intervened on behalf of the man who replaced him, according to Congressional aides briefed on the matter.
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Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:   Bush, Congress Could Face Confrontation on Issue of War Powers
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Hard Right Punch  —  Michelle Malkin's Conservative Fight Has Others Coming Out Swinging  —  Michelle Malkin has seen her head electronically grafted onto a photo of a bikini-clad body.  —  She had to cancel a Berkeley book signing in the face of 200 shouting protesters.  —  YouTube banned one of her videos.
Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
Civilian deaths in Iraq drop overnight  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The number of Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad's sectarian violence fell drastically overnight, an Iraqi military official said Friday, crediting the joint U.S.-Iraqi security operation that began in force just days ago.
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Greg Simmons / Fox News:
CONGRESSMAN MURTHA CRAFTS BILL TO PREVENT IRAQ TROOP DEPLOYMENTS  —  WASHINGTON — A powerful Democrat and Iraq war foe said he intends to introduce legislation in the coming weeks that would effectively end President Bush's plans to send 21,500 more troops into Iraq by setting limits on which troops can be sent.
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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Bill opposing troop surge likely to pass
Discussion: TAPPED
Newsweek:
The New Enemy?  —  Bush blames Iran's Quds Force for a spike in anti-American violence in Iraq.  Who are they, and how tight are their ties with Tehran?  —  Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps march in remembrance of the Iran-Iraq War  —  President Bush officially anointed …
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Lee Keath / Associated Press:
Elite Iranian Corps Enmeshed in Iraq  —  CAIRO, Egypt — Iran's secretive Quds Force, accused by the United States of arming Iraqi militants with deadly bomb-making material, has built up an extensive network in the war-torn country, recruiting Iraqis and supporting not only Shiite militias but also Shiites allied with Washington.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Dems Risk Image Woes Over Iraq War Moves  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats face a host of risks as they move toward more substantive steps to tie President Bush's hands with funding restrictions on the Iraq war.  —  Leaders are wary of allowing the more intense anti-war activists define the party's image.
Discussion: Power Line and Jules Crittenden
Dan Gerstein / The Politico:
Liberal Bloggers Demonstrate Their Political Immaturity, Democrat Says  —  If the liberal blogs want to understand why so few people outside their narrow echo chamber take them seriously, and what it will take to gain the broader credibility they crave, they should look no further than their handling …
New York Times:
Viewers Fast-Forwarding Past Ads?  Not Always  —  People with digital video recorders like TiVo never watch commercials, right?  —  Add that to the list of urban — and suburban — myths.  —  It turns out that a lot of people with digital video recorders are not fast-forwarding and time-shifting as much as advertisers feared.
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM), CBS News and SayUncle
Jeremy Redmon / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Anti-evolution memo stirs controversy  —  The Anti-Defamation League is calling on state Rep. Ben Bridges to apologize for a memo distributed under his name that says the teaching of evolution should be banned in public schools because it is a religious deception stemming from an ancient Jewish sect.
Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Why I had to quit the John Edwards campaign  —  During my brief tenure as blogmaster for a Democratic presidential contender, I experienced the right-wing smear machine firsthand  —  As one of the thousands, possibly millions, of bloggers out there holding forth on everything from cooking to politics …
Nico / Think Progress:
The 'Get 'er Done' defense of escalation.  —  During today's Iraq debate, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) explained her support for sending tens of thousands of U.S. forces to Iraq by quoting that "wonderful saying" — "Get 'er done."
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Iraq Troop Boost Erodes Readiness, General Says  —  Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said yesterday that the increase of 17,500 Army combat troops in Iraq represents only the "tip of the iceberg" and will potentially require thousands of additional support troops and trainers …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Gavel
Washington Post:
The Banker's Candidate  —  Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has two big jobs.  He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, and he chairs the Senate Banking Committee.  —  They are proving to be a lucrative combination.  Among Democrats, Dodd's $5 million campaign nest egg …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The Caucus
 
 
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