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11:05 PM ET, February 7, 2007

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TerryMoran:
Does John Edwards Condone Hate Speech?  —  A bit of a tempest is brewing over the strident and profanity-laced writings of John Edwards' official campaign "blogmaster," Amanda Marcotte.  She joined the Edwards campaign last week, and she's already gotten a lot of attention.
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Chris Bowers / MyDD:
Waiting To Hear From Edwards  —  I have a pretty vicious rant and an important action alert lined up, but I am waiting to hear from the Edwards camp about the fate of Amanda Marcotte and Melissa McEwan before doing anything.  The Salon story is not credible and cannot be verified at this time.
Media Matters for America:
NY Times, AP reported Donohue's criticism of Edwards campaign bloggers — but ignored Donohue's own controversial comments and inconsistent outrage  —  The New York Times and Associated Press have both reported criticism by Catholic League president Bill Donohue of two bloggers hired …
David Burge / iowahawk:
THE PANDAGON PAPERS  —  [Strong content warning - ed.]  —  Dear Senator Edwards:  —  I am f**king delighted to accept your offer of the position of Official Blogger for the Edwards 2008 presidential campaign.  Please find attached my f**king W-2 form.  —  I would like to express …
Discussion: Hot Air and Creative Destruction
Salon: War Room:
Edwards campaign fires bloggers  —  The right-wing blogosphere has gotten its scalps — John Edwards has fired the two controversial bloggers he recently hired to do liberal blogger outreach, Salon has learned.  —  The bloggers, Amanda Marcotte, formerly of Pandagon, and Melissa McEwan …
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
A look at John McCain's blogger-consultant  —  Apparently, there is a new standard that any blogger who has made controversial or profane remarks in the past is unsuitable to work for a political campaign.  That is the premise of these two articles — one from The New York Times and another …
Media Matters for America:   McCain and his blogger apparently agree: Chelsea Clinton is "ugly"
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
CNN on the Edwards/Blogger Story
Discussion: The Agonist
Garance Franke-Ruta / TAPPED:
A ROUGH LESSON FOR BLOGGERS.  Salon is reporting that the John …
Discussion: Eschaton
Jill / Feministe:
The Backlash Against the Edwards Bloggers
Swopa / Firedoglake:
Libby Live: Tim Russert, Two  —  More cross-examination by Wells of Tim Russert ...  NOTES: (1) This is not an official transcript — just a very loose paraphrase, at best — so don't treat it as one.  Even exchanges that look like verbatim dialogue are just the gist of each question and each answer …
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Swopa / Firedoglake:
Libby Live: Tim Russert, One  —  Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be live-bloggers.  Trying to keep up with the tapes of rapid-fire Fitz and soft-spoken Scooter was no fun.  But now we're back in the world of live witnesses, who hopefully will pause for breath more often ...
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Booman Tribune
Paul Courson / CNN:
Russert says he didn't give Libby agent's ID
Maine Web Report:
Libby- Russert testimony 2:30pm
Quinnipiac University News and Events:
February 7, 2007 - Giuliani, McCain, Clinton In Florida Horse Race, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Results Close To Clinton's Razor-Thin Lead In Ohio  —  In an early look at the 2008 presidential race in Florida, former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani has a razor-thin 47 …
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Lydia Saad / Gallup Poll:
Giuliani's Social Views Not Well Known
Mike Barber / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Mistrial in Watada court-martial  —  FORT LEWIS — The court-martial of 1st Lt. Ehren Watada ended in a mistrial Wednesday.  —  The case's just, Lt. Col. John Head, declared the trial over after a day of wrangling over a stipulation of facts that Watada had signed before the trial …
Eytan Avriel / Haaretz:
NY Times publisher: Our goal is to manage the transition from print to internet  —  Despite his personal fortune and impressive lineage, Arthur Sulzberger, owner, chairman and publisher of the most respected newspaper in the world, is a stressed man.  —  Why would the man behind the New York Times be stressed?
Rich Noyes / NewsBusters.org:
Out of Control: Chris Matthews Drops F-Bomb In MSNBC Rant Against Bush  —  florida_chad Says:  —  LMAO - he just keeps getting better and better.  I'm sure if the southern guy with a ranch running the country was a DEMOCRAT matthews wouldn't care.  He is a disgrace.  —  HumanEvents Says:
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Faiz / Think Progress:   Matthews drops the F-bomb.
Jeff Cohen / AlterNet:
Jonah Goldberg's Gambling Debt: Will Tribune Company Pay It?  —  Right-wing pundit Jonah Goldberg made a bet two years ago that by this time Iraqis and Americans would agree the war was worth it.  Time to pay up.
Discussion: Opinion L.A.
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Dave Astor / Editor and Publisher:   Iraq Bet Stirs War of Words Between FAIR Founder and Jonah Goldberg
Lou Young / WCBS-TV:
Bill Banning iPods In Crosswalks Slated For Albany  —  State Sen. Kruger: Electronic Devices Put Many In Danger  —  (CBS) NEW YORK First it was cell phones in cars, then trans fats.  Now, a new plan is on the table to ban gadget use while crossing city streets.
Michael Melia / Associated Press:
Military: No Gitmo guard abuse evident  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico - An Army officer who investigated possible abuse at Guantanamo Bay after some guards purportedly bragged about beating detainees found no evidence they mistreated the prisoners — although he did not interview any of the alleged victims, the U.S. military said Wednesday.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker
The Smoking Gun:
Air America Fire Sale  —  Documents: Bankrupt liberal radio network to sell for $4.25 million  —  Bankrupt and about to lose Al Franken, its marquee star, Air America Radio is set to change hands for the bargain price of $4.25 million, according to new court documents.
Larisa Alexandrovna / The Raw Story:
Pentagon Inspector General to release investigation into secretive pre-war Iraq intelligence group  —  Former Undersecretary Feith says he hasn't seen report  —  A long awaited Pentagon Inspector General's report into the Office of Special Plans and its activities surrounding pre-war intelligence …
 
 
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Foreign Policy:
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This Is London:
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Baltimore Sun:
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