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11:10 PM ET, March 4, 2007

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Max Blumenthal / The Nation:
CPAC: The Unauthorized Documentary  —  See seven minutes of raw, unexpurgated right-wing action courtesy of VideoNation:  —  Michelle Malkin goes unhinged and launches a hysterical tirade into the lens of my camera.  I ask Ann "John Edwards is a Faggot" Coulter why she isn't the same person on Sunday morning as on Saturday night.
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Mike Stark / Calling All Wingnuts:
Sorry about the intermission
Discussion: The Populist Moderate
David Johnston / New York Times:
Senator Sought Dismissal of New Mexico Prosecutor  —  Senator Pete V. Domenici, Republican of New Mexico, said Sunday that he had urged the Justice Department to dismiss the state's top federal prosecutor, who in December was one of eight United States attorneys ousted from their jobs.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Senator Admits Calling U.S. Attorney  —  Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) acknowledged today that he contacted the U.S. attorney in Albuquerque last fall to inquire about the status of an ongoing corruption probe of Democrats, saying he regretted the call but "never pressured him nor threatened him in any way."
Michael Linn Jones / The Gun Toting Liberal ™:
Bill Maher Proves Bad Taste Is Universal  —  It is regretable that I was not aware of this story before I wrote the piece on Ann Coulter.  With a H/T to THE DRUDGE REPORT I came across this article on NEWS BUSTERS.  —  Now The Drudge Report and News Busters are on the opposite side of the political fence from me.
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Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Ex-GOP candidates turn attacks back on national panel  —  WASHINGTON — One advertisement accused the rival candidate of billing taxpayers for a call to a phone-sex line.  One alleged that a candidate "fixed" his daughter's speeding tickets.  Still others stated that a candidate endorsed a …
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
GENERATION TRAP....If you haven't been following the ongoing brawl between Time columnist Joe Klein and the liberal blogosphere, it's probably too late to bring you completely up to speed.  Let's just say that the blogosphere thinks Klein is a wanker and Klein returns the compliment in full.
Nicholas Wood / New York Times:
Rebellious Diplomat Finds Work as Envoy of the Voiceless  —  GUILT is not a word that most diplomats would choose to sum up their careers, but Carne Ross uses just that as he looks back at much of his work over 15 years.  Guilt, frustration and anger.  —  Until about two years ago …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Washington Post:
Extend Legal Rights to Guantanamo  —  For more than 200 years, the courts have served as the ultimate safeguard for our civil liberties.  A critical part of this role has been the judicial branch's ability to consider writs of habeas corpus, through which people who have been imprisoned …
Times of London:
Could 650,000 Iraqis really have died because of the invasion?  —  The statistics made headlines all over the world when they were published in The Lancet in October last year.  More than 650,000 Iraqis - one in 40 of the population - had died as a result of the American-led invasion in 2003.
Discussion: Hot Air and Little Green Footballs
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Newt Blames The Victims of Katrina  —  Blog for our Future: … I tell you, this CPAC convention really highlights the humanity of these conservatives.  And the worst part?  It's not the first time Newt's put this in one of his speeches.  Jeffrey Feldman has more...
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
BRAVE NEW WORLD....Mickey Kaus offers up the following political analysis of the card check legislation that recently passed the House: … Jeez.  Making it modestly easier for unions to organize will cripple American capitalism?  Who knew that paying janitors ten bucks an hour would doom our way of life?
Discussion: Marginal Revolution
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Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Why so threatened by a union card?
McQ / QandO:
SWIFT BOATING THE SWIFT BOATERS (UPDATED)  —  It has become an article of truth to many on the left that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were a pack of liars.  They believe that this group of former Vietnam Swift Boat vets were enticed by Republican operatives to sell themselves out to sink the presidential aspirations of John Kerry.
Agence France Presse:
Iran touts nuclear prowess with new banknote  —  TEHRAN (AFP) - Iran is to issue a new high-denomination banknote marking the country's achievements in nuclear technology at a time of mounting tension with the West over its atomic programme, the IRNA agency reported Saturday.
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
In Wartime, Who Has the Power?  —  THE Constitution seems relatively clear.  The president is the commander in chief, and he has the power to deploy troops and to direct military strategy.  Congress has the power to declare war and can use its control over the purse to end a war.
Discussion: Balkinization and Ezra Klein
Dave Newbart / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama: Iran threatens all of us  —  Won't rule out force in speech in Chicago to pro-Israel group  —  Sen. Barack Obama said Friday the use of military force should not be taken off the table when dealing with Iran, which he called "a threat to all of us."
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
Bloomberg: The Waiting Game  —  His billions allow Mayor Mike to enter the '08 race late.  —  NYC-Style Showdown?  Although he has not announced plans to run for president, New York City Mayor Bloomberg (speaking with a fellow commuter on the subway) has considered running as an independent in 2008
MSNBC:
MTP Transcript for Mar. 4, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: The Democrats say U.S. troops should leave Iraq within six months if the Iraqi government does not reduce the violence.  With us, Congressman John Murtha, Democrat from Pennsylvania.
Discussion: The Reaction and The Gavel
 
 
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Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
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