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Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Ann Coulter at CPAC on "Ragheads" and Assassinating Bill Clinton (and Dr. Bill Frist's Diagnosis)  —  On Friday, February 10, the rock star of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) was none other than Ann Coulter.  Before an overflow crowd of at least 1000 young right-wing activists …
Ryan Sager / Miscellaneous Objections:
Huh...  Ann Coulter proposes a new "post-9/11 rule":  —  "Rag-head talks tough, rag-head faces thunderous consequences."  —  That will be all on her.  —  UPDATE: I should say I'm about 95 percent sure on that "thunderous" in the quote above.  But I wrote it down quickly.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Sean Hackbarth / The American Mind:
Ann, Thanks for Nothing  —  With Ann Coulter you should only expect a bad stand-up comedian with a conservative schtick.  That's what CPAC attendees got today.  My expectations were low, yet she proceded to go below them.  She referred to Muslims as "ragheads."
Wonder Woman / A North American Patriot:
Oh Ann!  —  "If you're going to be a conservative in America, you can't be a pussy!"
Discussion: Right Wing News
Max Blumenthal /
Conservative Ann Coulter describes Muslims as ragheads; Senate leader ducks comment
New York Times:
Republican Speaks Up, Leading Others to Challenge Wiretaps  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 10 — When Representative Heather A. Wilson broke ranks with President Bush on Tuesday to declare her "serious concerns" about domestic eavesdropping, she gave voice to what some fellow Republicans were thinking, if not saying.
Jennifer Loven / Associated Press:
Update 19: Bush Reveals Rationale Behind Surveillance  —  President Bush defended his warrantless eavesdropping program Friday, saying during what he thought were private remarks that he concluded that spying on Americans was necessary to fill a gap in the United States' security.
Stephen Brook / Guardian:
Political magazine pulls cartoon after police warning  —  Politics magazine the Liberal has followed the Spectator in publishing then hastily withdrawing from its website one of the controversial Danish cartoons featuring the prophet Muhammad.  —  The independent title …
Lynn Sweet / sweet:
Washington Times: Lifts my Obama story quotes  —  Call the journalism police.  It's a quote heist.  —  Familiar with the phrase, ``imitation is the sincerest form of flattery?''  —  A story in Friday's Washington Times about Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)—written in the wake of his flap …
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Daily Kos:
The Moonie Times' Eric Pfeiffer steals story
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Eschaton
Toni Locy / Associated Press:
Libby Says Leaks Authorized, Papers Show  —  WASHINGTON - A former top aide to Vice President Dick Cheney told a federal grand jury that his superiors authorized him to give secret information to reporters as part of the Bush administration's defense of intelligence used to justify invading Iraq, according to court papers.
Philip Shenon / New York Times:
E-Mail Notes Say Lobbyist Met President Many Times  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 9 — The disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff told a magazine editor in recent days that he had met with President Bush many times and was invited to the president's Texas ranch for a gathering of campaign contributors in 2003, the editor said Thursday.
Jane Hamsher / firedoglake:
Oh Those Dirty Bloggers Are At It Again
Discussion: Brad DeLong's Semi … and MyDD
Deborah Hastings / Associated Press:
Turin Games Kick Off With Surreal Ceremony  —  This gritty city below the Alps gave a heartfelt "benvenuto" Friday night to the Winter Games, a fiery opening ceremony dedicated to passion and to igniting the competitive spirits of more than 2,500 of the world's best athletes.
Discussion: Scared Monkeys and The Dumb Ox
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Former FEMA Chief Blames DHS  —  Michael Brown, the embattled former head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, testified before a Senate committee today that he told a top White House official on the day Hurricane Katrina struck that "our worst nightmares" had come true in New Orleans.
Jesus' General:
Anti-Semitism  —  Commenters at strormfront and Little Green Footballs have a lot in common.  For instance, they both believe that you're an anti-Semite if you criticize Israel's apartheid government.  —  My wife, daughters, and grandson are Jewish.  We live near a part of Washington State …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Bob Barr, Bane of the Right?  —  You could find just about everything at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference this week: the bumper sticker that says "Happiness is Hillary's face on a milk carton," the "Straight Pride" T-shirt, a ride on an F-22 Raptor simulator at the Lockheed exhibit …
Discussion: The Reaction
Joseph Carroll / Gallup:
Bush Approval Steady at 42%  —  Approval ratings show essentially no change since late November 2005  —  PRINCETON, NJ — President George W. Bush's State of the Union address on Jan. 31 did little to move his overall job approval rating, according to a new Gallup Poll.
Stop Worrying About the Trade Deficit  —  America's trade deficit — in December reaching a near-record $64.7 billion — is unfortunate, right?  —  Wrong.  Contrary to popular opinion, this so-called "deficit" is a blessing.  —  Consider that if Americans export lumber, sheetrock …
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report v3.0 Beta:
Moderate Muslim Speak Out Against Intolerance Across Globe  —  The following is a gallery of news photos taken at hundreds of protests, all of the held TODAY, in dozens of countries around the world.  Trust me, you'll want to scroll through the whole thing.  Might take a bit to load.
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Call Comey  —  I wrote sometime back that we had reached a point with this administration that we were entirely dependent upon the integrity of a few members of the legal community to save the country.  I know that sounds hyperbolic, but I think it may literally be true.

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