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2:50 PM ET, March 5, 2007

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Sean Hackbarth / The American Mind:
AN OPEN LETTER TO CPAC SPONSORS AND ORGANIZERS REGARDING ANN COULTER  —  Conservatism treats humans as they are, as moral creatures possessing rational minds and capable of discerning right from wrong.  There comes a time when we must speak out in the defense of the conservative movement, and make a stand for political civility.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
An Open Letter To The ACU And CPAC Sponsors  —  Note: This letter will appear simultaneously on a number of conservative blogs this morning.  It has been scheduled in advance for that purpose.  My personal remarks will appear below.  —  Conservatism treats humans as they are …
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
No Hate Speech by Prominent Leftists?  —  A certain intellectual fraud who goes by the name of Glenn Greenwald (as well as a few other names) recently said that leftist hate speech is not uttered by prominent leftist figures, but rather only by anonymous blog comments and e-mailers:
Attila Girl / Little Miss Attila:
An Open Letter to CPAC Sponsors and Organizers Regarding Ann Coulter
Discussion: Gay Patriot
National Center for Public Policy Research:   Ann Coulter at CPAC
Nico / Think Progress:
VIDEO COMPILATION: Fox News Devoted 12 Times More Coverage To Anna Nicole Than Walter Reed  —  Our national media embarrassment was again on full display on Friday.  Both MSNBC and Fox News devoted more coverage to Anna Nicole Smith — three weeks after her death on Feb. 8 …
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Washington Post:
'It Is Just Not Walter Reed'  —  Ray Oliva went into the spare bedroom in his home in Kelseyville, Calif., to wrestle with his feelings.  He didn't know a single soldier at Walter Reed, but he felt he knew them all.  He worried about the wounded who were entering the world of military health care, which he knew all too well.
Jeffrey Feldman / FRAMESHOP:
Veterans Treated in Ways "A Dog Didn't Deserve"  —  Today via live broadcast of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Americans heard horror stories of U.S. veterans neglected and abused in a Kafkaesque VA medical system.  —  The hero of today's witnesses …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Walter Reed Hearing: "Lives shattered in service to their country."
Discussion: All Spin Zone
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Audio: Hillary, Obama develop southern accents for Selma  —  They were both in town today to commemorate Bloody Sunday.  First up: the Glacier.  Commentary by Matt Drudge, audio courtesy of Jim C. at Drudge Radio Archives.  In fairness to Hillary, if you've ever heard the Gorebot testifyin …
Chicago Tribune:
Obama, Clinton seek votes at civil rights landmark
Discussion: Stop The ACLU
Carol Platt Liebau / Townhall.com:
The Barack I Knew  —  There is something profoundly surreal …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Wizbang
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
Basra Raid Finds Dozens Detained by Iraq Spy Unit  —  Iraqi special forces and British troops stormed the offices of an Iraqi government intelligence agency in the southern city of Basra on Sunday, and British officials said they discovered about 30 prisoners, some showing signs of torture.
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Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Two Questions: Part Two  —  Walton back in.  —  Asked a question of someone-perhaps to clsoe the door.  —  Three people for a different case.  Walton putting off the start of his next case.  Looks like he's rescheduling his next court case until June.  Now they're talking about June/July time frame for next trial.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Two Questions
Washington Times:
CPAC embraces Steele, Gingrich  —  Michael S. Steele and Newt Gingrich were the biggest stars according to activists who attended the three-day Conservative Political Action Conference.  —  Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani pulled off CPAC's biggest coup, former Virginia …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
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Washington Post:
Backup Strategy Missing For Iraq  —  Outside Experts, Not White House, Discuss Options  —  During a White House meeting last week, a group of governors asked President Bush and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about their backup plan for Iraq.
NY Daily News:
My dad the dud,  —  Rudy's son says  —  But thinks he could still be 'great Prez'  —  Rudy Giuliani's son seems to think his dad would make a better President than he did a father.  —  "I got my values from my mother," 21-year-old Andrew Giuliani told ABC in an interview quoted on …
Robert Pear / New York Times:
Without Health Benefits, a Good Life Turns Fragile  —  SALISBURY, N.C. — Vicki H. Readling vividly remembers the start of 2006.  —  "Everybody was saying, 'Happy new year,' " Ms. Readling recalled.  "But I remember going straight to bed and lying down scared to death because I knew …
Samantha Power / Los Angeles Times:
How to stop genocide in Iraq  —  Offering the carrot of U.S. withdrawal may be the best way to end ethnic cleansing in Iraq.  —  THOSE WHO SUPPORT remaining in Iraq increasingly can be heard invoking the specter of genocide as grounds for staying.  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) warned that …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Edwards Sends Video to 70,000 Iowans  —  John Edwards is mailing DVDs to more than 70,000 Iowa households this week, an aide said, introducing the audience of likely caucus-goers to his plan for universal health care with a combination of passion, wonkiness, and implicit comparison with his rivals.
 
 
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CREW:
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