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Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Hunter Shot by Cheney Has Heart Attack  —  The 78-year-old lawyer who Vice President Cheney accidentally shot in a hunting accident suffered a minor heart attack this morning after a piece of birdshot moved and lodged in his heart, doctors said.  —  Doctors treating Harry Whittington …
Hunter shot by Cheney has 'minor heart attack'  —  Doctors: Birdshot moved to Harry Whittington's heart  —  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (CNN) — The fellow hunter who was shot and wounded by Vice President Dick Cheney has suffered a "minor heart attack" after a piece of birdshot migrated to his heart, a hospital spokesman said Tuesday.
Brooks Barnes / Wall Street Journal:
Cheney Accident Triggers Jokes on Late-Night TV  —  For TV comics, it's a target so big and so attractive that few will resist taking their shot.  —  Vice President Dick Cheney was already the butt of jokes on the late-night TV circuit for his brooding public persona, ardent support for the war …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
McClellan Takes Aim at Cheney  —  After a not-entirely-successful effort on Monday to explain the vice president's hunting accident, press secretary Scott McClellan reloaded this morning and took aim at Dick Cheney himself.  —  President Bush, he announced, would be on the South Lawn …
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Mike Allen / Time:
Slow Leak: How Cheney Stalled News Reports of Hunting Accident  —  Word of the mishap took 20 hours to get out as the Vice President insisted on telling a local newspaper before everyone else, sources say … The Vice President was the press strategist, and Karl Rove was the investigative reporter.
Maria Newman / New York Times:
Hunter Shot by Cheney Suffers Mild Heart Attack  —  The 78-year-old lawyer who was accidentally shot by Vice President Dick Cheney on Saturday suffered a mild heart attack today after bird shot migrated to his heart, doctors in South Texas said, and he underwent a successful catheterization to determine the extent of the damage.
Discussion: King of Zembla and TAPPED
Los Angeles Times:
Cheney Lacked $7 Hunting Credential  —  CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — Although he was not cited with breaking any laws, Vice President Dick Cheney did not have proper hunting credentials when he accidentally shot a fellow hunter at a private ranch over the weekend, authorities said Monday.
New York Times:
No End to Questions in Cheney Hunting Accident
John Dickerson / Slate:
Cheney's Bad Aim
Nick Wadhams / Associated Press:
Saudi Ambassador Comments on Bombings  —  NEW YORK — Saudi Arabia is in talks with Iran over its disputed nuclear program, Saudi Arabia's ambassador to the United States said on Monday.  —  Prince Turki al-Faisal, speaking before the Council on Foreign Relations in New York …
Michelle Malkin:
NEXT, THEY CAME FOR KFC  —  Much of the American mainstream media has grown bored with the story, but the Cartoon Jihad continues to boil over.  AP reports on the worst violence in the Islamists' pretextual protests against the Mohammed Cartoons today in Pakistan: … Reuters coverage here.
Ali Reza Ronaghi / Reuters:   Petrol bombs strike British embassy in Iran
Daily Kos:
OH-Sen: Hackett out.  Of politics.  —  Hackett is out. … Calling his donors?  Seems like a bulls**t thing to do.  But the party wasn't afraid of Hackett, they were afraid of an untested candidate in a high-profile Senate race.  He'd have all the support in the world had he decided to run for OH-02.
Victor Davis Hanson /
What Will Europe Really Do?  —  Nothing is quite as surreal as the Islamic world's fury at the liberal and innocuous Danes.  How could anyone wish to burn their embassies and kill their citizens, when they have always offered all the politically correct, multicultural platitudes and welcomed in any and all from the Middle East?
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
SALUTING THE 3RD ACR  —  Via email from a 3rd ACR family member, a letter from the Mayor of Tall 'Afar, Iraq to the men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment and their families. … Members of the Regiment are now returning home to Ft Carson, Colorado.
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
U.S. Royalty Plan to Give Windfall to Oil Companies  —  WASHINGTON, Feb. 13 — The federal government is on the verge of one of the biggest giveaways of oil and gas in American history, worth an estimated $7 billion over five years.  —  New projections, buried in the Interior Department's …
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Why Ann Coulter matters  —  (updated below)  —  Glenn "Instapundit" Reynolds accuses me today of "degrad(ing) the blogosphere" because I wrote a post at Crooks & Liars observing that Reynolds had done nothing to denounce the violence-advocating and epithet-spewing remarks of Ann Coulter …
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