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6:35 PM ET, February 6, 2007

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Eric Gorski / Denver Post:
Haggard says he's not gay  —  The Rev. Ted Haggard emerged from three weeks of intensive counseling convinced he is "completely heterosexual" and told an oversight board that his sexual contact with men was limited to his accuser.  —  That is according to one of the disgraced pastor's overseers …
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Associated Press:
Haggard now "completely heterosexual"  —  DENVER - One of four ministers who oversaw three weeks of intensive counseling for the Rev. Ted Haggard said the disgraced minister emerged convinced that he is "completely heterosexual."  —  Haggard also said his sexual contact with men was limited …
DownWithTyranny!:   TED HAGGARD HEADED FOR A SEX CHANGE OPERATION?
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   The Tragedy of Haggard
Christine Hauser / New York Times:
Astronaut Charged With Attempted Kidnapping  —  A NASA astronaut who drove hundreds of miles to confront a romantic rival, wearing diapers on the journey so that she would not have to stop to use the restroom, appeared in court today after being arrested on attempted kidnapping and other charges.
Discussion: Slog, Scared Monkeys and Feministe
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Mike Schneider / Associated Press:
Astronaut Charged With Murder Attemp  —  ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A jail official says a NASA astronaut is being charged with attempted first-degree murder in alleged kidnapping attempt involving a romantic rival.  —  Lisa Marie Nowak was charged earlier Tuesday with attempting to kidnap …
Los Angeles Times:
Astronaut arrested in kidnap attempt
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Wonkette
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
The Other Democrats Weigh In  —  The good news for the nation's Democrats is that neither of the supposed front-runners for the party's 2008 presidential nomination, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama, stole the show when all 10 of the likely contenders spoke last weekend to the Democratic National Committee.
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Oliver Willis:
David Broder Libels Democrats  —  David Broder, the most insider of Washington insiders, perpetuates a lie and smears the Democratic party in "reporting" on this past weekend's meeting of the DNC. … That's just a boldfaced lie by Broder, no two ways about it.
Edward N. Luttwak / New York Times:
To Help Iraq, Let It Fend for Itself  —  THE sooner President Bush can get his extra troops for a "surge" in Iraq, the sooner he will be able to announce that all American troops are coming home because of the inevitable failure of the Iraqi government to "live up to its side of the bargain."
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New York Times:
In Public View, Saudis Counter Iran in Region  —  With the prospect of three civil wars looming over the Middle East — and Iran poised to gain from them all — Saudi Arabia has abandoned its behind-the-scenes checkbook diplomacy and taken on a central, aggressive role in reshaping the region's conflicts.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
My Six-Point Reaction to Joe Klein's Seven-Point Response  —  I agree with Joe Klein's assessment that there are "far more important things going on in the world" than a clarification of his position on the war in Iraq.  But I can't resist reacting to his seven-point response to my post on him:
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Joe Klein / TIME: Swampland:
Slow News Day?  —  Arianna Huffington, the doyenne of the Hollywood left, has taken time from her busy schedule to attack me for something I said on Meet the Press three years ago.  Since this lone quote has become an article of faith among the take-no-prisoners left, let me respond:  —  1. Yes, I said it.
McQ / QandO:
MEDIA MISCHARACTERIZES SENATE RESOLUTION VOTE  —  T  —  he NY Times: … The Washington Post: … AP: … Reality:  —  Contrary to the implication of these "news" reports, the Democrats are attempting to end debate on a single resolution (and need 60 votes to do it) …
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Stuart Elliott / New York Times:
Thanks to the Web, the Scorekeeping on the Super Bowl Has Just Begun  —  FOR the teams that play in the Super Bowl, the day after the game is reserved for planning victory parties or promising, "Wait till next year."  For Madison Avenue, the day after has become D-Day, given over to discussing …
ABCNEWS:
Exclusive: Duke Lacrosse Grand Jurors Speak Out  —  Grand Juror Says "Would Have Made a Different Decision" If he Knew What he Knows Now  —  In the spring, a grand jury in Durham, N.C., indicted three Duke University lacrosse players on charges of rape, sexual offense and kidnapping of an exotic dancer.
cbn.com:
FRC President: Giuliani 'Far Outside the Mainstream of Conservative Thought'  —  This just in to The Brody File.  I received the following response from Tony Perkins on what he thinks about Rudy Giuliani's chances to be the next President of the United States.  Let me put it this way: he's not thrilled.
Brian C. Ledbetter / snapped shot:
Glorious Jihadi Linkage  —  Wow, in what's sure to be a first for the history of Snapped Shot, I'm, well, proud to announce that one of the photographs in our cache has officially been included in an online article over at al Jazeera, the Voice of the Jihadis.
William M. Arkin / Early Warning:
Demonization and Responsibility  —  I've been making my way through the mail and online comments I've received in response to my columns last week.  —  The many e-mails I've gotten privately from people serving in the military are, not surprisingly, the most respectful and reflective.
Michele McPhee / Boston Herald:
Suspects filmed chaotic response  —  The bomb hoax bozos whose light-up devices sparked a Boston terror panic were caught on camera standing with spectators and filming the massive police response, the Herald has learned.  —  Boston bomb scares:  —  Transit police surveillance photos taken …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
A.B.A. Panel Would Weaken Code Governing Judges' Conduct  —  A commission of the American Bar Association has recommended that the group weaken its code of judicial conduct by changing, from a mandatory rule to nonbinding advice, an instruction to judges to "avoid impropriety and the appearance of impropriety."
Ragnar / The Jawa Report:
More on Rudy and Guns  —  I think this commenter may have it about right: … A lot of smart people have been saying this for a long time.  Gun control is a landmine for Rudy Giuliani.  When it comes to guns, Rudy's got a terrible track record to deal with.  So far, his message sucks.
edwize.org:
Those Unguarded Moments Of Truth  —  We are not sure who to thank for the following moment of revelation, Freud or some higher authority, but it does provide a most interesting insight into the ongoing controversy over labor rights and card check unionization.
New York Times:
'The Enemy at Home'  —  To the Editor:  —  Alan Wolfe denounces "The Enemy at Home: The Cultural Left and Its Responsibility for 9/11" (Jan. 21), the new book by Dinesh D'Souza (I haven't read it and I reject its thesis).  That's O.K. — D'Souza has written nearly a dozen books, and you lose some.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Right Wing Watch
cbn.com:
Would Giuliani Nominate a Judge Like Ruth Bader Ginsburg?  —  Now that Rudy Giuliani is in, his conservative critics are going to go to town on him from abortion to marriage to yes, even judges.  Just recently as this weekend, Giuliani said he would appoint judges like Scalia, Alito and Roberts.
 
 
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Sara A. Carter / Inland Valley Daily Bulletin:
Policy supports agents
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Debbie Schlussel / New York Post:
AN UGLY INVOCATION  —  THE Democratic National Committee …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Video: Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues with Alan Colmes about Islam
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Reconstruction Official on Iraqi Billions: "What Difference Does It Make?"
Arnold Kling / TCS Daily:
Why Be a Conservative Libertarian?  —  "In short, if Democrats hope …
Eric Pfeiffer / Washington Times:
Columnist, author de Toledano dies
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Philip Johnston / Telegraph:
Muslims to pay school's legal fight to uphold niqab ban
Discussion: The Corner
San Francisco Chronicle:
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John / AMERICAblog:
Dear Senator Clinton, we all lived through 9/11, thank you very much.
Discussion: MyDD, Eschaton and Daily Kos
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Democrats Face Limits in Changing Bush's Budget
RADAR:
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Amanda Paulson / Christian Science Monitor:
Coming US challenge: a less literate workforce
New York Post:
'RUNNIN' MATES' JUDI 'N' RUDY AIM FOR '08
Tim Graham / NewsBusters.org:
Newsweek's Evan Thomas: 'Our Job Is To Bash the President'
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
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