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3:00 AM ET, February 10, 2007


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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
WaPo quasi-retracts page-one story about Feith Iraq/AQ intel  —  Spruiell e-mails with the subject header, "Good Lord."  Indeed.  —  They're calling it a "correction," but is it really a correction if you're quoting from an entirely different document than the one you thought you were?
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Report Says Pentagon Manipulated Intel  —  WASHINGTON — Pentagon officials undercut the intelligence community in the run-up to the U.S. invasion of Iraq by insisting in briefings to the White House that there was a clear relationship between Saddam Hussein and al-Qaida, the Defense Department's inspector general said Friday.
Washington Post:
Senators Debate Significance of Pentagon Report On Intelligence
Discussion: MSNBC and Booman Tribune
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Scott Malensek / Flopping Aces:
DoD Inspector General Report Destroys Claims of Pentagon Intel Manipulation
Discussion: Power Line
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
Discussion: Associated Press
Spencer Ackerman / TPMmuckraker:
The Memory Hole: DOD Backed Away From Feith's "Inappropriate" Intel in 2003
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Young Woman Meets Tragic End — No, It's Not Anna Nicole  —  NEW YORK A young woman met a sudden and tragic end, it was reported on Thursday, leaving her family and people who knew her in great distress.  —  No, it's not Anna Nicole Smith.  Her name is Jennifer Parcell, and she died in Iraq.
Think Progress:
VIDEO COMPILATION: Anna Nicole Smith And Our National Media Embarassment  —  The death of Anna Nicole Smith yesterday was a feeding frenzy for the national media, and coverage of the war was drowned out: NBC's Nightly News devoted 14 seconds to Iraq compared to 3 minutes and 13 seconds to Anna Nicole.
Dan Collins / protein wisdom:
Balloon Juice  —  Wuzzadem John sends me this email:
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Adam Martin / Examiner:
Author attacked in S.F. hotel  —  SAN FRANCISCO - In a bizarre attack, a well-known author and Holocaust scholar was dragged out of a San Francisco hotel elevator by an apparent Holocaust denier who reportedly had been trailing him for weeks.  —  Police escorted Elie Wiesel …
David Burge / iowahawk:
MY FAIR BLOGGER  —  Book by Iowahawk  —  Music by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner  —  Based on "Fascist Pigmalian" by the Reality-Based Community Dinner Theater  —  I tell you why there are two Americas, my dear Dr. Dean.  Man is a product of his environment.  —  HOWARD DEAN  —  Balderdash!
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Cheney's independent operation — Part II  —  On Monday, we talked about the Office of the Vice President refusing to cooperate with a government directory known as the "Plum Book," which lists government employees.  Federal agencies have to comply by listing staffers in the directory …
The Raw Story:
Rove on immigration: 'I don't want my son to have to pick tomatoes'  —  The Corner at the National Review Online reports that at a Republican luncheon yesterday White House adviser Karl Rove was overheard explaining the Bush amnesty immigration plan by saying, "I don't want my 17-year-old son …
Zogby Road to New Hampshire Poll: Hillary Surges on Campaign Announcement, But Edwards, Obama Lurk in Key States Zogby telephone surveys find tight races in Iowa, New Hampshire, but everyone's support is soft as Jell-o  —  New York Sen. Hillary Clinton received a bounce in her presidential …
Discussion: TAPPED, MyDD and Taegan Goddard's …
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Deadliest Bomb in Iraq Is Made by Iran, U.S. Says  —  The most lethal weapon directed against American troops in Iraq is an explosive-packed cylinder that United States intelligence asserts is being supplied by Iran.  —  The assertion of an Iranian role in supplying the device …
Nico / Think Progress:
Bill Donohue Defended Bush Catholic Outreach Staffer Who Was Outed As Sexual Predator  —  During the 2004 presidential campaign, George Bush's Catholic outreach coordinator, 54-year-old Deal Hudson, was outed as a sexual predator for taking advantage of a drunken 18-year old while he was a professor.
Dana /
Hey You!  Over there with the Playboy! … Several young male journalists I know are rather taken with this Jon Zobenica essay in The Atlantic, which lodges three main arguments in defense of Playboy: first, that it's much more culturally sophisticated than newer laddie mags like FHM and Maxim (Hef loves jazz!
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
A Mini-Interview With Dennis Avery, Co-Author Of, "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years."  —  Yesterday, I did a short interview with Dennis Avery, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute and the co-author of "Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1500 Years."  —  Here's the edited transcript of the interview.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Undoing Obama: Inside the Coming Effort to Dismantle a Candidate  —  Barack Obama's free ride is ending.  —  The charismatic Illinois senator has enjoyed a lifetime of hagiography, starting with an 800-word story in The New York Times the day after his election as the first black president of the Harvard Law Review.
Chris Bowers / MyDD:
First Democratic Campaign Disses Edwards  —  The only problem is, we don't know which one.  An unamed Democratic staffer for a rival campaign just through Edwards under bus for keeping Amanda and Melissa on staff.  From Slate: … Apparently, that person is so brave and unfraid of …
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Wake-up call to a.m. news: moms tuning out  —  Morning broadcast shows, once a staple for women, are seeing audiences shrink as news sources multiply.  —  NEW YORK — When her children were young, Jenny Lauck used to flip on "Today" or "Good Morning America" as she brewed her morning coffee and tended to her babies.
Associated Press:
Marine Withdraws Plea in Iraqi Death  —  CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. (AP) — Military prosecutors must restart their case against a Marine corporal who made the stunning decision to withdraw his guilty plea for the murder of an unarmed Iraqi civilian.  —  Cpl. Trent Thomas, 25 …
Kevin Sullivan / Washington Post:
Billionaire Offers $25M Prize to Fight 'Warming'  —  British billionaire entrepreneur Richard Branson, with former vice president Al Gore at his side, on Friday offered a $25 million prize for anyone who can come up with a way to blunt global climate change by removing at least a billion tons …
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Giuliani Shifts Abortion Speech Gently to Right
Discussion: The Heretik
Agence France Presse:
Soviet monument to make way for Reagan: report
Discussion: Redstate
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Bush's uncle profits from options scheme
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
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Little Green Footballs:
Qana Media Swarm Revealed
Discussion: Hot Air
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Reign of Scandals Slow to End, GOPers Worry
Arnaud De Borchgrave / UPI:
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Looking For A Little Civility
Discussion: TPMCafe blogs
Matthew Yglesias:
You Say "Mean," I Say "Kinda Crazy"
Discussion: TAPPED
Ritholtz / The Big Picture:
Fox Business News vs CNBC
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
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Associated Press:
Gates describes Iraq evidence against Iran
Eric Fair / Washington Post:
An Iraq Interrogator's Nightmare