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9:40 AM ET, February 28, 2010

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Al Gore / New York Times:
We Can't Wish Away Climate Change  —  It would be an enormous relief if the recent attacks on the science of global warming actually indicated that we do not face an unimaginable calamity requiring large-scale, preventive measures to protect human civilization as we know it.
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Gene J. Koprowski / Fox News:
You Can Call Him Al ... But Al Won't Call You Back  —  Al Gore won a Nobel Prize and an Oscar for his film, An Inconvenient Truth.  But in the last three months, as global warming has gone from a scientific near-certitude to the subject of satire, Gore — the public face of global warming — has been mum on the topic.
Jim Galloway / Political Insider:
John Linder announces retirement from Congress  —  U.S. Rep. John Linder was first elected to Congress in 1992/AJC file.  —  U.S. Rep. John Linder, the Republican from Gwinnett County, this morning announced that he would retire from Congress after 18 years.
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
John Linder to retire  —  Veteran Rep. John Linder (R-Ga.), an early ally of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and an outspoken fiscal conservative, announced Saturday he was retiring.  —  Linder disclosed his decision at a Republican breakfast in his district, and party officials in Washington confirmed the news.
Discussion: MyDD
New York Times:
Wary Centrists Posing Challenge in Health Care Vote  —  WASHINGTON — The future of President Obama's health care overhaul now rests largely with two blocs of swing Democrats in the House of Representatives — abortion opponents and fiscal conservatives — whose indecision signals …
Elizabeth Landau / CNN:
Liberalism, atheism linked to IQ  —  (CNN) — Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds.  —  Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ …
Ashley Southall / The Caucus:
Van Jones to Glenn Beck: ‘I Love You, Brother’  —  Van Jones is back on the scene for a second act, and he's got a peculiar affection for the Fox TV host whose persistent attacks helped bring down the curtains on his post with the Obama administration.  —  On Friday night, Mr. Jones, once a …
Jim Hoft / Gateway Pundit:
Barack Obama: “We Can't Control Nature” (Video)  —  Barack Obama on the Chilean earthquake, “We can't control nature.”  —  Agreed.  —  So, quit pushing that non-existent global warming junk science crap.  Thank you.  —  Hat Tip Randy Porter
Times of London:
Gordon Brown on course to win election  —  GORDON BROWN is on course to remain prime minister after the general election as a new Sunday Times poll reveals that Labour is now just two points behind the Tories.  —  The YouGov survey places David Cameron's Conservatives on 37% …
Noel Sheppard / NewsBusters.org:
Rick Sanchez Asks Scientist ‘Nine Meters In English Is?’  —  CNN's Rick Sanchez Saturday actually needed someone to explain to him what nine meters measures in feet.  —  As tsunamis approached Hawaii following the 8.8 magnitude earthquake in Chile, CNN rushed in a scientist to discuss …
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ABCNEWS:
Chile Earthquake: Tsunami Watch Heightened After 8.8-Magnitude Quake  —  Three Americans Missing, Dozens Dead in Quake 64 Times Stronger Than Haiti's  —  U.S. Officials have been unable to reach at least three Americans working with the U.S. Embassy in Chile after a massive 8.8-magnitude earthquake rocked Chile early this morning.
Discussion: LGBT POV
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Wall Street Journal:
Chile Suffers Massive Earthquake
Discussion: New York Times
Boston Globe:
A Kennedy considers running for House seat  —  With speculation mounting that US Representative William D. Delahunt will not seek reelection, Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of the former congressman and great-grandson of the Kennedy family patriarch, is eyeing a run to succeed …
Washington Post:
Despite advances, science of forecasting a tsunami is inexact  —  Saturday was a tense day in and around the Pacific Ocean.  There was a wave on the loose.  It was reputed to travel at the speed of a jet airplane.  Beyond that, this tsunami was a mystery.  No one knew precisely how big it would be when it came ashore.
 
 
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