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9:15 PM ET, February 5, 2007

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Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Giuliani Files 'Statement of Candidacy'  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor whose popularity soared after his response to the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, moved closer to a full-fledged campaign for the Republican presidential nomination on Monday.
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Associated Press:
FORMER NEW YORK CITY MAYOR RUDY GIULIANI FILES CANDIDACY STATEMENT FOR 2008 RACE  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani  —  WASHINGTON — Making the most of his front-runner status, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani on Monday moved closer to a 2008 campaign for president …
Reuters:
Nader leaves '08 door open, slams Hillary  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former presidential candidate Ralph Nader on Sunday left the door open for another possible White House bid in 2008 and criticized Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton as "a panderer and a flatterer."
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:   HILLARY AND RUDY....I'm with Atrios on this: I don't think it's …
Timothy Ball / Canada Free Press:
Global Warming: The Cold, Hard Facts?  —  Global Warming, as we think we know it, doesn't exist.  And I am not the only one trying to make people open up their eyes and see the truth.  But few listen, despite the fact that I was the first Canadian Ph.D. in Climatology and I have an extensive background …
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Nico / Think Progress:
POLL: Only 13 Percent Of Congressional Republicans Believe In Man-Made Global Warming  —  National Journal has released a new "Congressional Insiders Poll," which surveyed 113 members of Congress — 10 Senate Democrats, 48 House Democrats, 10 Senate Republicans, and 45 House Republicans — about their positions on global warming.
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
AEI Critiques of Warming Questioned
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
Tapes of Libby testimony to be released  —  WASHINGTON - Audio recordings of former White House aide I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby's secret grand jury testimony will be released publicly after they are presented at his trial, the judge at Libby's trial ruled Monday.
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Swopa / Firedoglake:
Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony, One
Discussion: TalkLeft and JustOneMinute
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
The Big Uneasy  —  Insiders, Media Mingle Awkwardly at Libby Trial
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Firedoglake
Washington Post:
Audiotapes of Libby's Testimony to Be Released
Discussion: TalkLeft
Doug Giles / Townhall.com:
It's Time for Conservatives to Take Comedy Seriously  —  I know I'm not supposed to say this as a conservative and as a Christian, but Steve Colbert, John Stewart, David Letterman, Carlos Mencia, Dave Chappelle and Bill Maher are funny hombres.  Even though I radically and fundamentally disagree …
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Nico / Think Progress:
New Fox Show: Obama Is Not The First 'Clean' African-American Since Oprah 'Does Douche'  —  Fox News is prepping a new late-night talk show called "Red Eye" hosted by Greg Gutfeld, the former editor of UK Maxim (and Huffington Post blogger) who previously led a web-based chat show for FoxNews.com.
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Taking conservative comedy seriously
Washington Post:
Iraq Debate Grips Senate  —  Democrats Struggle to Bring Resolution on Troop Levels to Vote  —  Senate Democrats, facing a filibuster of a long-awaited debate on President Bush's Iraq policy, were scrambling today to bring a resolution of opposition to the Senate floor.
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Lori Montgomery / Washington Post:
Bush Budget Projects A Surplus by 2012  —  The budget that President Bush will submit to Congress today shows the federal deficit falling in each of the next four years and would produce a $61 billion surplus in 2012, administration officials said.  But to get there, Bush is counting …
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Ezra Klein:
BREAKING: The Bush Administration Plans Total Withdrawal
Discussion: Firedoglake
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Diane Sawyer asks Syrian fascist what's on his iPod  —  From this morning's GMA.  Not quite as flirtatious as Wallace's pattycake session with Ahmadinejad, but at least he sprung a few tough questions about Hezbollah and the Holocaust.  Sawyer's most probing moment was asking …
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ABCNEWS:   Exclusive: Syrian President Says He Can Help Broker Peace If U.S. Will Talk
Jeffrey Goldberg / New Yorker:
THE LORAX  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton, like many capable politicians, has the ability to arrange her face in such a way as to convey nothing but placidity and benign pity when confronted by a hostile or unpleasant comment.  On occasion, though, when her benevolence or, worse, her honor is questioned …
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Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Profile of the Neoconservative Warrior
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Reaction
John / AMERICAblog:
Snickers Superbowl Web site promotes violence against gays and lesbians.  Bears & Colts players react in disgust, on camera, to gays.  —  UPDATE: Snickers pulled the Web site containing the homophobic ads and commentary.  Still no word from Snickers about the entire affair.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Convictions v. conviction: Watada's court-martial begins  —  Opponents, supporters of Army officer face off  —  Inside Fort Lewis, a 4,000-member Stryker Brigade is continuing final training preparations for early deployment to Iraq this spring under President Bush's troop surge.
Thomas E. Ricks / Washington Post:
Officers With PhDs Advising War Effort  —  Gen. David H. Petraeus, the new U.S. commander in Iraq, is assembling a small band of warrior-intellectuals — including a quirky Australian anthropologist, a Princeton economist who is the son of a former U.S. attorney general and a military expert …
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
JOE KLEIN: MCCAIN'S BEEN "ENTIRELY CONSISTENT" ON IRAQ WAR.  —  Joe Klein writes: … Let me be civil about this: With the utmost respect, sir, you're quite mistaken.  McCain has not been "entirely consistent" about the war.  In fact, he's been quite inconsistent in two key areas: First …
Rasmussen Reports:
Poll: 57% Say War With Iran Likely  —  Fifty-seven percent (57%) of American adults say it is at least somewhat likely that the United States will be at war with Iran before another year goes by (see crosstabs).  —  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey of 1,000 adults found that 23% believe that War with Iran is Very Likely.
 
 
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Happy Colin Powell Day
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Off the cuff, gov. gets in some jabs
Associated Press:
Top Japanese official defends foreign minister's remark on Washington's Iraq policy
Francis X. Quinn / Associated Press:
Not set yet, but Allen versus Collins stirs ambitions of others
USA Today:
Can we take much more good news?
Discussion: FishBowlDC and CBS News
Peter Spiegel / Los Angeles Times:
Tank-size defense request
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Michael J. Totten:
The Beirut Branch of the Mossad
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Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
A Presidential Also-Ran, Kerry Adjusts to What Passes for a Normal …
Janet Daley / Telegraph:
This Government won't let you take action against criminals
Los Angeles Times:
Congress must stop an attack on Iran
Ynetnews:
Iran: Giant achievements coming soon