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9:30 PM ET, February 16, 2007

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victorycaucus.com:
Troop Support  —  Spirit of America is helping deploy The Snake Eater, a fingerprinting and information system to be used by the Iraqi Army to identify and track insurgents and terrorists.  They need your help to fund the project .  —  Soldier's Angels wants your help to send Valentines to the troops !
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David Stout / New York Times:
House Passes Iraq Resolution With 17 Votes From G.O.P.  —  After four days of emotional debate over the extent of presidential powers in wartime and the proper role of Congress, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution today denouncing President Bush's plan to send more American troops to Iraq.
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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Democrats Pass Resolution While Surge Goes Into Effect  —  The Democrats passed the House resolution objecting to the new surge strategy in Iraq even as American soldiers began to apply it in earnest.  House leadership had predicted a wave of Republican support for the non-binding proposal …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
House Passes Measure Opposing Troop Surge  —  Capping four days of passionate, often angry debate, the House delivered President Bush its first rebuke since the Iraq war was launched nearly four years ago, voting 246 to 182 to oppose the administration's planned deployment of 21,500 additional combat troops to Iraq.
Discussion: newsweek and Political Animal
Damien Cave / New York Times:
Dispute Over Iraqi Cleric, Said to Have Gone to Iran
Discussion: The Corner and Needlenose
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 …
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The Emory Wheel:
What's Jimmy Carter Afraid Of?  —  By: 11 Emory Professors  —  Once again, Jimmy Carter has shrunk from debate.  Despite having written a book whose purpose he claims was to promote dialogue and discussion, he has consistently dodged appearing with anyone who could challenge …
Discussion: Decision '08 and Power Line
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James Kirchick / Examiner:
Who is really stifling honest debate about the Middle East?
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.
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Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Bomb explodes in southeastern Iran  —  TEHRAN, Iran - Police and insurgents clashed after a bombing in southeastern Iran late Friday near the site where an explosion killed 11 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards this week, Iranian news agencies reported.
CNN:
Abbi Tatton  —  Abbi Tatton is a political producer and Internet reporter for CNN.  Based in Washington, D.C., Tatton researches and reports on Web logs and general Internet content for The Situation Room.  —  As a political producer for the network, Tatton worked the 2004 campaign trail …
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Deepak Chopra / The Huffington Post:
Why Evolutionary Biology Embraces the Bogus (Part 1)  —  Recently quite a few stories have appeared in the media touting new explanations for such diverse things as altruism, generosity, and music.  These complex matters, we are told, can be traced to the brain, which is dependent upon genes …
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The Blotter:
Al Qaeda Attack Video Appears to Be Staged  —  Brian Ross and Hoda Osman Report:  —  An al Qaeda-produced video claiming to show how U.S. and Afghan forces were driven out of a heavily defended base in the last few weeks appears to be a phony.  —  U.S. and NATO military officials have studied …
Political Radar:
Romney explains '92 vote for Tsongas  —  ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger Reports: Republican presidential candididate Mitt Romney offered a new explanation today for why he supported a Democrat in 1992.  —  That year, Romney, then a registered independent, voted for former Sen. Paul Tsongas in the 1992 Democratic presidential primary.
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Glenn Greenwald Exposes Frank Gaffney  —  (graphic via Zach Trenholm) On Alan Colmes' radio show last night, Glenn Greenwald debated Frank Gaffney on his disgraceful article in The Washington Times wherein he argues — after opening with with a widely-discredited & fabricated quote — that dissent during war time is treasonous.
Discussion: Salon, Nitpicker, The Sideshow and INSTAPUTZ
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
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.
 
 
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John Bumgardner / WZZM-TV:
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Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
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DefenseLINK:
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