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6:20 PM ET, February 5, 2007


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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 …
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.
George F. Will / Newsweek:
Inconvenient Kyoto Truths  —  Was life better when a sheet of ice a mile thick covered Chicago?  Was it worse when Greenland was so warm that Vikings farmed there?  —  Enough already.  It is time to call some bluffs.  John Kerry says that one reason America has become an "international pariah" …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
AEI Critiques of Warming Questioned
McQ / QandO:
Discussion: Riehl World View
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.
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 …
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.
Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
The Big Uneasy  —  Insiders, Media Mingle Awkwardly at Libby Trial
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Firedoglake
David Carr / New York Times:
Skipping Merrily Along as Others Take the Heat
Discussion: David Corn, NO QUARTER and Macsmind
Washington Post:
Audiotapes of Libby's Testimony to Be Released
Discussion: Firedoglake and TalkLeft
Swopa / Firedoglake:
Libby Live: Libby Grand Jury Testimony, One
Discussion: TalkLeft
Doug Giles /
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 …
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
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:   Taking conservative comedy seriously
Ezra Klein:   BREAKING: The Bush Administration Plans Total Withdrawal
Martin Crutsinger / Associated Press:
Bush sends Congress $2.90T spending plan
Discussion: CorrenteWire and Media Blog
Washington Post:
Iraq Vote Could Resonate In 2008  —  Resolution Against Adding Troops Is Set for a Showdown  —  When Sen. John E. Sununu (R-N.H.) saw reporters approaching him last week, he took off in a sprint, determined to say as little as possible about a nonbinding resolution opposing President Bush's …
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 …
ABCNEWS:   Exclusive: Syrian President Says He Can Help Broker Peace If U.S. Will Talk
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.
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 …
Ezra Klein:
The Edwards Health Plan  —  I need to get back to spraying Zicam and complaining about my cold, but I'd be remiss not to offer a quick rundown of John Edwards's just-released health plan (pdf).  The short answer: It's good.  —  Here's how it works: On first blush, the plan …
Los Angeles Times:
Can Washington get smart about science?  —  How Congress can safeguard science from distortion, something of which both parties are historically guilty.  —  By beginning to investigate the Bush administration's interference with scientists' work on global warming, the Democratic Congress …
Associated Press:
Top Japanese official defends foreign minister's remark on Washington's Iraq policy  —  TOKYO: Japan's top government spokesman on Monday defended the foreign minister's comments that Washington's Iraq policy did not "work so well," but said describing it as immature was inappropriate.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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 …
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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Francis X. Quinn / Associated Press:
Not set yet, but Allen versus Collins stirs ambitions of others
Discussion: Daily Kos
Rasmussen Reports:
Poll: 57% Say War With Iran Likely
John Fund / Opinion Journal:
Somewhere, Milton Is Smiling
USA Today:
Can we take much more good news?
Discussion: FishBowlDC and CBS News
Philadelphia Daily News:
Congress, spying & the rule of law
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Tank-size defense request
Michael J. Totten:
The Beirut Branch of the Mossad
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
A Presidential Also-Ran, Kerry Adjusts to What Passes for a Normal …
Bradford Plumer / The New Republic:
Discussion: Firedoglake
Nader leaves '08 door open, slams Hillary