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10:10 AM ET, February 1, 2007

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Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
A hearty F*** You to William Arkin  —  Update: Marc Danziger, the Armed Liberal over at Winds of change is much less hyperbolic about Arkin than I am and check on Fuzzy Bear's stuff too.  —  Apologies for the F bombs bursting in air, but...well just read on.
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE PERIL OF NEWSPAPER BLOGS...  ...is that a reporter might say what he actually thinks before an editor catches up with him and makes him stop.  A case in point: William Arkin writes on "national and homeland security" for the Washington Post.  Yesterday morning, in his blog titled Early Warning …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
WaPo blogger to U.S. troops: Be thankful we don't spit on you, mercenaries
Associated Press:
Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins dies at 62  —  Best-selling author, sharp-witted Texas liberal succumbs to breast cancer  —  Syndicated columnist Molly Ivins poses for a portrait at her home Sept. 22 in Austin, Texas.  She died Wednesday at 62 after a long battle with breast cancer.
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Joe Holley / Washington Post:
Columnist Molly Ivins, 62; Poked Fun at the Powerful
New York Times:
Chirac Unfazed by Nuclear Iran, Then Backtracks  —  President Jacques Chirac said this week that if Iran had one or two nuclear weapons, it would not pose a big danger, and that if Iran were to launch a nuclear weapon against a country like Israel, it would lead to the immediate destruction of Tehran.
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New York Times:
Bullying Iran  —  Given America's bitter experience in Iraq, one would think that President Bush could finally figure out that threats and brute force aren't a substitute for a reasoned strategy.  But Mr. Bush is at it again, this time trying to bully Iran into stopping its meddling inside Iraq.
Washington Post:
Senators Unite On Challenge to Bush's Troop Plan  —  Revised Warner Language That Protects Funds Is Embraced for Bipartisan Appeal  —  Democratic and Republican opponents of President Bush's troop-buildup plan joined forces last night behind the nonbinding resolution with the broadest bipartisan backing …
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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Senate foes of troop buildup join forces  —  WASHINGTON - Two senators, a Republican and a Democrat, leading separate efforts to put Congress on record against President Bush's troop buildup in Iraq joined forces Wednesday, agreeing on a nonbinding resolution that would oppose the plan and potentially embarrass the White House.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Biden Unwraps His Bid for '08 With an Oops!  —  In an era of meticulous political choreography, the staging of the kickoff for this presidential candidacy could hardly have gone worse.  —  Senator Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware, who announced his candidacy on Wednesday with the hope …
Ana Marie Cox / Swampland:
Everyone Hates Chris  —  Jurors on the Libby trial are learning many things about the inner workings of unofficial Washington.  Just today they were told that "There are a lot of bureaus in Washington" (from Judy Miller's testimony on intial confusion about where Valerie Plame worked) …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Wonkette
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San Francisco Chronicle:
MATIER AND ROSS  —  AIDE QUITS AS NEWSOM'S AFFAIR WITH HIS WIFE IS REVEALED  —  Campaign manager confronts mayor, who is 'in shock'  —  San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom's re-election campaign manager resigned Wednesday after confronting the mayor about an affair Newsom had with his wife …
Rob Hotakainen / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken tells DFLers he's running for Senate  —  WASHINGTON - Comedian and radio talk show host Al Franken has begun calling Democratic members of Congress and prominent DFLers to tell them he will definitely challenge Republican Sen. Norm Coleman in 2008, the Star Tribune has learned.
Josephine Hearn / The Politico:
Sanchez Accuses Democrat of Calling Her a 'Whore,' Resigns from Hispanic Group  —  Rep. Loretta Sanchez has quit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, accusing the chairman, Rep. Joe Baca, of telling people she's a "whore."  —  Baca denied the charge.  —  In an interview with The Politico Wednesday …
Discussion: Lifelike Pundits
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Decision to Have Baby Isn't Political, Mary Cheney Says  —  Mary Cheney, the lesbian daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, for the first time yesterday publicly defended her decision to become pregnant and asserted that same-sex couples were equally capable of raising children as heterosexual couples.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Austan Goolsbee / New York Times:
Now That a Penny Isn't Worth Much, It's Time to Make It Worth 5 Cents  —  How dumb do you have to be to mint money at a loss?  In the latest only-in-Washington episode, we find that the government may have lost as much as $40 million coining pennies and nickels last year.
Washington Post:
Bush Addresses Income Inequality  —  Economic Speech Touches on Executive Pay as Senators Move to Rein It In  —  President Bush acknowledged Wednesday that there is growing income inequality in the United States, addressing for the first time a subject that has long concerned Democrats and liberal economists.
 
 
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USA Today:
Giuliani: Can hero of 9/11 win over his own party?
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Records on Spy Program Turned Over to Lawmakers
Media Matters for America:
O'Reilly wouldn't call Penn "anti-American" …
Max Boot / Los Angeles Times:
How Bush can ensure no more Iraqs
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
From McCain's Deep Pockets, A Bellwether
Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Meehan seen on short list at UMass
Jeralyn Merritt / Firedoglake:
Who Will Deliver for Fitz?  —  Wigmore described cross-examination …
Opinion Journal:
Talking With the President  —  Excerpts from George W. Bush's …
Discussion: Washington Wire
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PR Newswire:
Islamic Court Frees Iranian Teen From Death Sentence Following …
Associated Press:
New York Times Reports 4Q Loss of $648M
Dan Collins / protein wisdom:
Pariah Kerry  —  I've avoided this topic, but Jeff's post below put me in mind of it.
Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post:
British Police Arrest 9 on Terror Charges
USA Today:
General says U.S. has proof Iran arming Iraqi militias
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Who's That Senior Administration Official?
Discussion: CBS News and Wonkette
WCVB-TV:
TV Network Takes Responsibility For 'Hoax Devices'
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Is the Unemployment Rate About to Collapse?