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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.
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Senate Republicans successfully block debate on Iraq resolution  —  After being assailed by Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid for being "driven by a desire to provide political cover for President Bush," the Republican Leadership in the Senate succeeded in preventing debate …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
DownWithTyranny!:
FEINGOLD ON FIRE AFTER REPUBLICANS VOTE TO BLOCK IRAQ DEBATE
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Agonist
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
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 …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Digby / Hullabaloo:   "Feels Good!"  —  We have talked a lot lately about Dick …
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
Profile of the Neoconservative Warrior
Discussion: The Reaction
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 …
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 …
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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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.
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
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
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CNN:
U.S. military: Iraqi lawmaker is U.S. Embassy bomber … BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — A man sentenced to death in Kuwait for the 1983 bombings of the U.S. and French embassies now sits in Iraq's parliament as a member of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's ruling coalition, according to U.S. military intelligence.
Discussion: Demagogue and KnoxViews
Michelle Malkin:
Read-along with John Edwards' blogger  —  Enjoy our Hot Air Theater presentation of the wit and wisdom of Amanda Marcotte, the official blogmaster of the John Edwards for President campaign:  —  Walter Olson follows up:
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
A Presidential Also-Ran, Kerry Adjusts to What Passes for a Normal Life in the Senate  —  Senator John Kerry keeps to himself around the Capitol.  He is always rushing somewhere, head down, disappearing into elevators.  A Senate loner for 22 years, Mr. Kerry seems all the more isolated …
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:
Reuters:
China bars AIDS doctor from U.S. for award: activist  —  BEIJING (Reuters) - China has blocked an octogenarian doctor instrumental in exposing China's HIV/AIDS crisis from collecting an award from a U.S.-based advocacy group, a fellow AIDS activist said on Monday.
James Glanz / New York Times:
Iranian Diplomat Kidnapped in Baghdad by Iraqis With Official ID  —  An Iranian diplomat was abducted Sunday evening when his convoy was stopped by men with official Defense Ministry identification in the Karrada neighborhood here, senior Iraqi and American officials said Monday.
 
 
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Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Off the cuff, gov. gets in some jabs
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JOE KLEIN: MCCAIN'S BEEN "ENTIRELY CONSISTENT" ON IRAQ WAR.
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Tank-size defense request