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2:40 AM ET, February 8, 2007

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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 …
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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.
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.
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 …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
CNN on the Edwards/Blogger Story  —  I wasn't happy with this report.  Why did CNN choose to interview Danny Glover for the piece anyway?  Why did CNN give Donohue a nice platform with nobody from the left to add balance to the segment?  They must know how controversial he is.
Discussion: Jesus' General and The Agonist
Glenn Greenwald / Unclaimed Territory:
A look at John McCain's blogger-consultant
Bryan / Hot Air:
IMPORTANT ACTION ALERT: Stop taking yourselves so seriously
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: Booman Tribune and JustOneMinute
New York Times:   At Libby Trial, Russert of NBC Gives and Gets
Paul Courson / CNN:
Russert says he didn't give Libby agent's ID
Maine Web Report:
Libby- Russert testimony 2:30pm
Washington Post:
Russert Says He Didn't Tell Libby About CIA Officer
Discussion: The Heretik
Lois Romano / Washington Post:
Pelosi Catches Nonstop Flights Home  —  Amid rumblings from conservatives that she is seeking special treatment, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D) will receive use of an Air Force jet larger than the one used by her predecessor, Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, so she can fly nonstop to her home in San Francisco.
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Pentagon Rejects Speaker Pelosi's Request for Military Aircraft
Pajamas Media:
NANCY PELOSI RIDES A GAS-GUZZLING SUV TO A ... GLOBAL-WARMING HEARING!
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 …
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
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Omar / IRAQ THE MODEL:
Operation Baghdad, Day 2.  —  Last night continued to be quiet …
Discussion: Redstate
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?
Discussion: Don Surber
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
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
7 GOP Senators Back War Debate  —  Lawmakers Had Blocked Action on Troop Resolution  —  Senate Republicans who earlier this week helped block deliberations on a resolution opposing President Bush's new troop deployments in Iraq changed course yesterday and vowed to use every tactic at their disposal to ensure a full and open debate.
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
Global Warming and Hot Air  —  You could be excused for thinking that we'll soon do something serious about global warming.  Last Friday, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) — an international group of scientists — concluded that, to a 90 percent probability, human activity is warming the Earth.
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.
Lior Strahilevitz / The University …:
Nelson Polsby, 1934-2007  —  Nelson Polsby has just passed away.  Nelson was a giant of American political science, a leading academic authority on presidential elections, Congress, political party reform, and a host of other topics.  His PhD thesis was one of political science's path-altering works …
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 …
Richard Boudreaux / Los Angeles Times:
Israel sounds alarm on Iran's nuclear efforts  —  The Jewish state warns of a second Holocaust if nations fail to prevent Tehran from acquiring the bomb.  —  JERUSALEM — Israeli leaders rarely invoke the Holocaust in the face of enemies.  The Jewish homeland founded after Adolf Hitler's genocide has …
Discussion: CorrenteWire and TAPPED
 
 
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