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6:45 PM ET, March 2, 2007


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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Coulter @ CPAC: I would comment on John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot.'  —  It's nice to see the conservatives at CPAC embrace and cheer on someone like Coultergeist.  She's really a beacon of responsible conservative commentary, no?
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
CPAC: Giuliani Speaks  —  Rudy Giuliani is speaking now at the CPAC conference, and he is drawing huge crowds — not only in the Regency Ballroom where he is appearing, but also around every monitor in the exhibition hall.  He's keeping the CPAC attendees riveted, and the place is otherwise …
Sean Hackbarth / The American Mind:
ANN COULTER USES GAY SLUR AT CPAC  —  Ann Coulter almost made it through her CPAC speech without looking like a complete buffoon.  She wasn't funny, she rarely is, but she's an attention whore.  Near the end of her speech she said she wouldn't talk about John Edwards because " …
Matt Browner Hamlin / The Huffington Post:
CPAC: Giuliani Falls Flat, Coulter Drops a Slur
Discussion: newsweek
I Have Seen The Future: It Is Giuliani
Discussion: Fausta's blog
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Army Secretary Resigns in Scandal's Wake  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey abruptly stepped down Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for wounded Iraq soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush Orders Review of Service Members' Care  —  Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned today amid a burgeoning scandal over the treatment of wounded outpatient soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and President Bush ordered a "comprehensive review" of care for the nation's war wounded …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Lieberman On Appointment Of Kiley: 'It's A Good First Step'  —  This morning on his radio show, Don Imus questioned Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-CT) about his reaction to the conditions at Walter Reed, saying, "If you're somebody who thought the war was such a wonderful idea, as you did, and continues to support this idiotic exercise...
The Blotter:
Waxman to Force Walter Reed Ex-Chief to Talk About Problems, Contract
Discussion: TalkLeft
The Right's Second Look At McCain  —  With his non-announcement announcement of candidacy on Letterman Wednesday night, John McCain's getting some fresh media attention today, most notably Peggy Noonan's typically frothy take in the (subscription-only) Wall Street Journal.
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Gilmore to reveal 'false' conservatives
Susan Milligan / Boston Globe:
At conservatives' conference, little love is expressed for GOP
Hotline On Call:
YouTube Oppo Of The Day  —  1. Sen. Barack Obama, speaking in a fairly impoverished Cleveland, saying he wants "everybody here to pony up five dollars, ten dollars for this campaign.  I don't care how poor you are, you've got five dollars."  —  2. An anti-Giuliani video, just in time for CPAC.
David Sirota /   Obama asks regular folks to buy into his campaign; D.C. calls it a scandal
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Plame film in works at Warner Bros.  —  Studio sets movie about CIA leak scandal  —  Warner Bros. is developing a feature on the lives of Valerie Plame and Ambassador Joseph Wilson, the married couple drawn into a D.C. firestorm.  —  Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Jurors Raise Question About Reasonable Doubt  —  The jury in the Scooter Libby trial sent two questions to the Judge today before leaving early for the weekend.  You can view them here.  —  The one about reasonable doubt is the most interesting. … The jury instruction on reasonable doubt is here.
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
More Notes From The Jury
Discussion: Angry Bear
Michelle Tsai / Slate:
Honey, I'm Dead!  —  HOW GOD REWARDS A FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER.  —  A female suicide bomber detonated a vest filled with explosives at a university in Baghdad Sunday, killing more than 40 people.  If male martyrs can expect to find 72 virgin maidens in paradise when they die, what rewards can female suicide bombers expect?
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog
Baltimore Sun:
A new twist to an intriguing family history … WASHINGTON // Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas.  —  But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now …
Business Week:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks  —  Justice Thomas talks about the lasting influence of the man who guided him through his years at Holy Cross and why he's not a beneficiary of affirmative action  —  Of all the influences in the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas …
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
The Spokesman Made for Cable  —  Tony Snow is increasingly …
Tad Vezner /
Soldier, 25, dies after re-enlisting to aid ailing wife
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Discussion: TheNewsHole
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Romney Interview  —  Governor Mitt Romney just paid a visit …
New York Post:
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog and Hot Air
Kelly Thornton / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Wilkes' prosecutor seeks limits on intelligence secrets
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Who's Pretending?  —  It's a subject that's been strangely …
Associated Press:
Swiss Accidentally Invade Liechtenstein
Discussion: Norwegianity
 Earlier Items: 
The Blotter:
When Dick Cheney Talks, Pakistan Listens
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Iraqi Troops, Tribesmen Kill 50 Suspected Insurgents
Bob Barr / Washington Times:
Immigration indigestion
Discussion: The Corner and Lonewacko
Stuart Staniford /
Saudi Arabian oil declines 8% in 2006
Matthew Yglesias:
Second Shift  —  The BBC reports: … "Gee," remarks Jessica …
CBS News:
Poll: The Politics Of Health Care
Syed Saleem Shahzad / Asia Times:
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