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Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
More Questions Raised About Delay in Reporting Cheney Misfire  —  NEW YORK The more than 18-hour delay in news emerging that the Vice President of the United States had shot a man, sending him to an intensive care unit with his wounds, grew even more curious late Sunday.
Anne E. Kornblut / New York Times:
Cheney Shoots Fellow Hunter in Mishap on a Texas Ranch  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 — Vice President Dick Cheney accidentally shot and wounded a prominent Austin, Tex., lawyer on Saturday while the two men were quail hunting in South Texas, firing a shotgun at the man while trying to aim for a bird, a member of the hunting party said.
Houston Chronicle:
Cheney accidentally shoots fellow hunter in South Texas  —  The 78-year-old Austin attorney is 'doing very well'  —  CORPUS CHRISTI - A prominent Austin lawyer is expected to be released from a hospital here today after being accidentally shot and slightly injured by Vice President Dick Cheney during …
Discussion: Wonkette
John Gideon / THE BRAD BLOG:
BREAKING: Cheney Shoots Man While Hunting, News Held for 24 Hours...  UPDATES...Ranch Owner Hired Cheney at Halliburton, on Covert FISA Board Under Reagan, Bush Pioneer...  Incident Occurred Saturday, Not Released Until Moments Ago...HOSPITAL SPOKESMAN ON WHITTINGTON'S CONDITION …
Newsdesk / Chicago Tribune:
Slow (White House) trigger on Cheney  —  How is it that Vice President Cheney can shoot a man, albeit accidentally, on Saturday during a hunting trip and the American public not be informed of it until today?  —  That will likely be the main question asked of the White House …
ReddHedd / firedoglake:
Not a Laughing Matter  —  I'm going to out something from my childhood this morning: I grew up in West Virginia, and I used to go hunting with my dad as a kid.  I never actually shot any animals — I was too much of a softie, and spent my time in the woods with my dad feeding peanuts …
Al Franken / The Huffington Post:
Cheney Shoots Guy
The Gorebot: attacking America from the fountainhead of jihad  —  Al Gore has travelled to the heart of the Wahabbi Muslim world and attacked the United States.  One is almost forced to wonder whether he has completely lost his mind. … This is asinine both substantively and procedurally.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
AL OF ARABIA  —  The adage that "politics stops at the water's edge" has apparently long since been laid to rest.  At the least, we need a new adage counseling American politicians not to defame their country or grovel before the potentates of the homeland of many of America's enemies.
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
Al Gore Sells Out To The Saudis
Discussion: History News Network
Tom Bevan / The RCP Blog:   Stuck on Stupid: Ann Coulter & Al Gore
Maggie Farley / Los Angeles Times:
Report: U.S. Is Abusing Captives  — A U.N. inquiry says the treatment of detainees at Guantanamo Bay at times amounts to torture and violates international law.  —  NEW YORK — A draft United Nations report on the detainees at Guantanamo Bay concludes that the U.S. treatment of them violates …
Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
UN inquiry demands immediate closure of Guantanamo  —  A United Nations inquiry has called for the immediate closure of America's Guantanamo Bay detention centre and the prosecution of officers and politicians "up to the highest level" who are accused of torturing detainees.
Eric Lipton / New York Times:
Republicans' Report on Katrina Assails Response  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 12 — House Republicans plan to issue a blistering report on Wednesday that says the Bush administration delayed the evacuation of thousands of New Orleans residents by failing to act quickly on early reports that the levees had broken during Hurricane Katrina.
Michelle Malkin:
VIDEO: STANDING UP IN FRANCE  —  There are a few brave men left in France.  Hooray!  Two of them—dressed in pro-Denmark shirts and gear—went to the Islamists' demonstration over the Mohammed cartoons at the Place de la Nation in Paris, France this weekend.  Take a look at what happened to Arthur Wneir and Erik Svane:
Gateway Pundit:
The 27 Years of Happy Mullacracy Party Ends Up a Bust  —  Millions of Iranians boycotted the 27th Anniversary gatherings of the murderous and terroristic Islamic revolution.  But, as Stefania says, "Don't expect the media to report it."  —  And, what a party they missed out on!
Discussion: and Publius Pundit
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Spying Necessary, Democrats Say  —  But Harman, Daschle Question President's Legal Reach  —  Two key Democrats yesterday called the NSA domestic surveillance program necessary for fighting terrorism but questioned whether President Bush had the legal authority to order it done without getting congressional approval.
Robert F. Worth / New York Times:
Backed by Radical Cleric, Iraqi Prime Minister Retains Post  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq, Feb. 12 — Shiite lawmakers decided by a one-vote margin today to retain Ibrahim al-Jaafari as prime minister in Iraq's next government, after a bitter internal struggle that exposed the growing power …
Laurie Goodstein / New York Times:
U.S. Muslims Try to Ease Europe's Discord  —  As the crisis over the Danish cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad flared over the last two weeks, leaders of several American Muslim groups began working quietly to try to mediate between European Muslims and the West.

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