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10:25 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 …
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
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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David Espo / Associated Press:
Republicans block Senate debate on Iraq  —  WASHINGTON - Republicans blocked a full-fledged Senate debate over Iraq on Monday, but Democrats vowed they would eventually find a way to force President Bush to change course in a war that has claimed the lives of more than 3,000 U.S. troops.
New York Times:
Republican Senators Block Debate on Iraq Resolution
Discussion: Macsmind
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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Henry Pierson Curtis / Orlando Sentinel:
Space shuttle astronaut arrested at OIA on attempted kidnapping, battery charges  —  A NASA astronaut is charged with attacking her rival for another astronaut's attention early Monday at Orlando International Airport, the Orlando Sentinel has learned.  —  Lisa Marie Nowak drove from Texas …
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.
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 …
Atrios / Eschaton:
Happy Colin Powell Day  —  Has it really been 4 years already?  Time flies.  —  Let's remember.  William Safire: … Richard Cohen: … George Will: … Jim Hoagland: … Washington Post editorial board: … Atrios:
Discussion: Opinion L.A.
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.
Swopa / Firedoglake:
Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony, One  —  The grand jury testimony of Lewis Libby begins with him stating his name, followed by this exchange:  —  Fitzgerald: And do you have a nickname?  Libby: Yes, Scooter.  —  F: Can you give us a description of how you got the name Scooter?
Discussion: TalkLeft and JustOneMinute
Los Angeles Times:
Congress must stop an attack on Iran  —  DESPITE ANGUISH and anger over the Bush administration's decision to escalate its failing war in Iraq, Congress is unlikely to cut off funding.  Even most opponents of the war fear that they could be blamed for not supporting the troops in the field …
 
 
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Reuters:
China bars AIDS doctor from U.S. for award: activist
Michelle Malkin:
Read-along with John Edwards' blogger
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
How the super-smart, insider experts opine
Discussion: Norwegianity
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
Rasmussen Reports:
Poll: 57% Say War With Iran Likely
 Earlier Items: 
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Somewhere, Milton Is Smiling
USA Today:
Can we take much more good news?
Discussion: FishBowlDC and CBS News
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
JOE KLEIN: MCCAIN'S BEEN "ENTIRELY CONSISTENT" ON IRAQ WAR.
Peter Spiegel / Los Angeles Times:
Tank-size defense request
Michael J. Totten:
The Beirut Branch of the Mossad
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
A Presidential Also-Ran, Kerry Adjusts to What Passes for a Normal …
David Carr / New York Times:
Skipping Merrily Along as Others Take the Heat