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CBS News:
Reporting Lag In Cheney Shooting  —  (CBS/AP) Questions are being raised about why it took the Bush administration a full day to disclose the news that Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a companion on a weekend hunting trip.  —  The incident occurred Saturday but was not reported publicly …
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Bush Learned Within Three Hours That Cheney Shot Hunter  —  President Bush was informed within three hours that Vice President Dick Cheney had shot a fellow hunter in South Texas on Saturday afternoon, the White House said today.  —  The shooting, which occurred at about 5:30 p.m. …
White House briefing: Reporters go after McClellan  —  RAW STORY  —  From Monday's White House press briefing.  Crooks and Liars now has the video here.  —  Q Scott, do you think that the shooting accident involving the vice president on Saturday should have been disclosed to the public on Saturday?
White House:
Press Briefing by Scott McClellan  — Response to a Question from the Briefing  —  MR. MCCLELLAN: Good afternoon, everyone.  Let me begin with one update on the schedule today.  The President will today — or today is submitting his 2006 Economic Report to the Congress.
Ian / Expose the Left:
White House Press Briefing Turns Into Shoutfest and Game of 'Gotcha' (VIDEO)  —  The White House Press Corps is hammering WH Press Secretary Scott McClellan over the Cheney hunting incident.  The whole press event was a 20 minute reiteration-fest because McClellan had to explain the event several times.
Newsdesk / Chicago Tribune:
No lights, no cameras, but plenty of action at the White House  —  The atmosphere can get pretty testy in the White House press briefing room from time to time.  —  But there were no cameras rolling in the Monday morning "gaggle'' today, the morning after news belatedly broke …
Patricia Wilson / Reuters:
White House under fire in Cheney shooting accident  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President George W. Bush knew hours after Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot a fellow quail hunter but the White House came under fire on Monday for not making the information public until the next day.
Discussion: IMAO
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Piquing the nation's interest  —  I should probably admit something: when I first heard that Dick Cheney had accidentally shot someone while hunting, I thought, as long as no one was seriously hurt, it'd be an amusing little story for The Daily Show, we'd all have a little fun at the Vice President's expense …
And Another Thing:   Hunting Frenzy
Michelle Malkin:
National Review:
Cheney's Hush-Hush Hunting Accident
Discussion: World O'Crap
B. Preston / JunkYardBlog:   I Once Shot Myself Right Between the Eyes
Poll: Americans nervous about Iran  —  Bush's approval rating drops to 39 percent  —  (CNN) — Americans are nervous about the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, but also worry about the ability of the United States and the United Nations to deal with the situation, a CNN/USA Today/Gallup poll released Monday suggests.
Discussion: CorrenteWire
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Expectations of Middle East Peace Drop Following Hamas Victory  —  Growing sympathy toward Israelis evident  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Following the election of Hamas as the Palestinian Authority's ruling party, Americans have grown more pessimistic that peace will ever be achieved in the Middle East …
Michelle Malkin:
AL GORE SLANDERS AMERICA  —  Speaking from a country that sent us the majority of the 9/11 hijackers and from a conference that banned Denmark for daring to speak up against Islamist bullies, Al Gore this weekend blasted the United States for its "abuses" against Arabs:
Larisa Alexandrovna /
Outed CIA officer was working on Iran, intelligence sources say  —  The unmasking of covert CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson by White House officials in 2003 caused significant damage to U.S. national security and its ability to counter nuclear proliferation abroad, RAW STORY has learned.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Bush in the GOP Crosshairs: the White House Gets Hit with Friendly Fire  —  Dick Cheney wasn't the only Republican taking shots at his friends this weekend.  —  President Bush and the White House have suddenly found themselves getting "peppered" with a fusillade of friendly fire on a wide range of issues …
Michelle Malkin:
DANA MILBANK: CLOWN  —  Washington Post reporter Dana Milbank turned up on an MSNBC show to talk about the Cheney accidental hunting trip shooting wearing this costume:  —  Download and watch the video (Windows Media .wmv file).  —  Hat tip: Tom Elia at The New Editor …
Michael J. Totten:
Iraq Without a Gun  —  ERBIL, IRAQ - Until just a few months ago, Iraq was one of the last places in the world a normal person would want to fly into.  Baghdad had the only international airport in the country, and you risked your life just taking a taxi to the kinda-sorta half-way "safe" Green Zone from the terminal.
Hilary Goldstein / IGN:
WonderCon '06: Holy Terror, Batman!  —  Batman kicks Al Qaeda's ass.  Frank Miller's talks about upcoming book.  —  February 12, 2006 - During his WonderCon panel, Frank Miller discussed his next graphic novel.  Once again, Miller returns to the world of the Batman, this time with Holy Terror, Batman!.
Stanley Fish / New York Times:
Our Faith in Letting It All Hang Out  —  IF you want to understand what is and isn't at stake in the Danish cartoon furor, just listen to the man who started it all, Flemming Rose, the culture editor of the newspaper Jyllands-Posten.  Mr. Rose told Time magazine that he asked 40 Danish cartoonists to …

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