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3:55 PM ET, March 2, 2007

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Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
Reading Hillary Rodham's hidden thesis  —  Clinton White House asked Wellesley College to close off access  —  Hillary Rodham, in a 1965 freshman photo when she was president of Wellesley College's Young Republicans, with the cover page of her senior thesis from 1969 on radical organizer Saul D. Alinsky.
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Brad Altrocket / Sadly, No!:   We Can't Get Any Stupider, Can We?
Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
How the Clintons wrapped up Hillary's thesis
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Paul Mirengoff / News Bloggers Blog:   Hillary's thesis — there's more where that came from
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 …
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:   COMING (TOO) SOON  —  Variety reports that Warner Brothers …
NewDonkey.com:
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.
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Susan Milligan / Boston Globe:
At conservatives' conference, little love is expressed for GOP
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 …
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Michelle Malkin:
CPAC-apalooza  —  ***update: 200pm Giuliani speech***  —  Notes...  The Regency Ballroom was packed.  Bryan and I barreled are way in as George Will was introducing Giuliani.  —  "New York City has been liberalism's laboratory in the 20th century," Will noted, nurturing a "culture of complaint. "
Discussion: Bluey Blog and Alarming News
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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.
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David Sirota / workingforchange.com/blog/index.cfm:   Obama asks regular folks to buy into his campaign; D.C. calls it a scandal
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 …
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...
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog and The Gavel
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CBS News:
Poll: The Politics Of Health Care  —  Most Americans Favor Universal Health Care, Give Democrats Edge On Improving System  —  (CBS) Americans think the U.S. health care system is in need of major repairs, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.  —  Nine out of 10 say the system needs …
Discussion: Donklephant and Texas Rainmaker
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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
Joe Klein / time-blog.com:
Self-Referential Feedback Loop  —  Let me respond to Ezra Klein's response to Justin Fox's delightful bit about us mainstream sorts trying to be bloggers.  —  Now, I like Ezra.  He's a smart guy.  We have the same last name and all...But he's wrong about this: … To which I can only say, what security?
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Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
THE WISDOM OF INSECURITY.  Now, now, Other Klein, just because …
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
The Blotter:
When Dick Cheney Talks, Pakistan Listens  —  Brian Ross and Habibullah Khan Report:  —  Pakistan intelligence sources say a second high-ranking Taliban leader has been taken into custody, as the country appeared to be responding to Vice President Dick Cheney's showdown meeting with Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf.
Matthew Yglesias:
Second Shift  —  The BBC reports: … "Gee," remarks Jessica Valenti, "wonder why that is."  Well, I like to wonder.  Later, the piece gives us the specific numbers: "an employed woman does 15 hours a week of housework when she lives with her employed partner, up from 10 hours when single."
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Shortages Threaten Guard's Capability  —  Nearly 90 percent of Army National Guard units in the United States are rated "not ready" — largely as a result of shortfalls in billions of dollars' worth of equipment — jeopardizing their capability to respond to crises at home and abroad …
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Iraqi Troops, Tribesmen Kill 50 Suspected Insurgents  —  Fierce Battle in West Lasts Several Hours  —  Iraqi security forces backed by Sunni tribesmen killed dozens of suspected Sunni insurgents over several hours of fighting Wednesday in a village in western Iraq, Iraqi police officials said Thursday.
Bob Barr / Washington Times:
Immigration indigestion  —  It is often said that "politics makes strange bedfellows," but it is the immigration debate that is making even stranger bedfellows — causing otherwise conservative Republican members of Congress to clamor for draconian restrictions on businesses and for greater mandatory use of Social Security numbers.
Discussion: The Corner and Lonewacko
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Rice Names Critic Of Iraq Policy to Counselor's Post  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has tapped Eliot A. Cohen, a prominent writer on national security strategy and an outspoken critic of the administration's postwar occupation of Iraq, as her counselor, State Department officials said yesterday.
 
 
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Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post:
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BEST CARE ANYWHERE....The Washington Post's recent series …
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CBS News:
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Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
Checkmate  —  The Democratic Party's honeymoon is over.
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Al Gore's Inconvenient Loot
Julie Mason / NewsWatch:
Going coastal  —  "There's no telling who's going to show up …
Discussion: Facing South
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack says early polls didn't show his strength
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Music Of the Spheres
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