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11:40 AM ET, February 9, 2007


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Washington Post:
Official's Key Report On Iraq Is Faulted  —  'Dubious' Intelligence Fueled Push for War  —  Intelligence provided by former undersecretary of defense Douglas J. Feith to buttress the White House case for invading Iraq included "reporting of dubious quality or reliability" …
New York Times:
Pentagon Group Criticized for Prewar Intelligence Analysis  —  A Pentagon investigation into the handling of prewar intelligence has criticized civilian Pentagon officials for conducting their own intelligence analysis to find links between Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda, but said the officials …
Captain Ed / Captain's Quarters:
They Were For Dissent And Alternative Analysis Before They Were Against It  —  The acting Inspector General of the Defense Department has issued a long-awaited report on the intelligence analysis provided by Douglas Feith during the period between 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq.
Discussion: Dean's World
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Pentagon Says Pre-War Intel Not Illegal
Discussion: Flopping Aces and TPMmuckraker
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Edwards Learns Campaign Blogs Can Cut 2 Ways  —  John Edwards learned the hard way this week of the perils of grafting the raucous culture of the Internet to the decidedly staider world of a presidential campaign.  —  Mr. Edwards announced on Thursday, after 36 hours of deliberation …
CBS News:
McCain Courts Wary Bloggers
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and Power Line
Matt Browner Hamlin / The Huffington Post:
The Bible That Bill Donohue Isn't Reading
Edward Epstein / San Francisco Chronicle:
Pelosi finds unlikely ally in flight fuss  —  Bush spokesman calls GOP's attacks unfair  —  (02-09) 04:00 PST Washington — The capital saw an unusual tag team in action Thursday when President Bush's spokesman Tony Snow supported House Speaker Nancy Pelosi against an escalating attack …
Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:
Pelosi May Decline Air Force Flights Over Plane Issue (Update1)
Discussion: Hot Air and
Digby / Hullabaloo:
They're Baaack  —  If you doubt that we are now operating under …
Neil A. Lewis / New York Times:
NBC's Russert Wraps Up Prosecution Case in Libby Trial  —  The prosecution finished presenting its case in the perjury trial of I. Lewis Libby Jr. on Thursday, leaving his defense lawyers to try to undo the government's contention that Mr. Libby lied under oath during an investigation into the leak of a C.I.A. officer's identity.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Washington Post
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:   "A Victory Of Sorts"  —  I love the smell of dropped felony counts in the morning.
Eric Fair / Washington Post:
An Iraq Interrogator's Nightmare  —  Aman with no face stares at me from the corner of a room.  He pleads for help, but I'm afraid to move.  He begins to cry.  It is a pitiful sound, and it sickens me.  He screams, but as I awaken, I realize the screams are mine.
Discussion: Eschaton
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Despite a Ban, Chinese Youth Navigate to Internet Cafes  —  GEDONG, China — There was no sign, but Gedong's teenagers knew the way.  Down a dusty alley just off Jicui Park and a few minutes' walk from local schools, the curtained door beckoned.  Inside, in a dingy back room off the kitchen …
Discussion: Amygdala
Financial Times:
Climate change concerts 'to dwarf Live Aid'  —  A series of concerts "bigger than Live Aid" is being planned for July, in a bid to put the subject of climate change before an audience of a global audience of 2bn.  —  The event, scheduled for July 7, will feature co-ordinated film …
Ian Sample / Guardian:
The brain scan that can read people's intentions  —  Call for ethical debate over possible use of new technology in interrogation  —  A team of world-leading neuroscientists has developed a powerful technique that allows them to look deep inside a person's brain and read their intentions before they act.
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
White House On Sidelines In 2008 Contest  —  Absence of a Candidate Shapes Race, Bush's Term  —  No one in the West Wing is booking tickets to Iowa.  No one is scouring matchup poll numbers or hiring campaign managers or dialing for dollars.  As candidate after candidate jumps into the race for president …
Discussion: First Read
Ellen Goodman / Boston Globe:
No change in political climate  —  On the day that the latest report on global warming was released, I went out and bought a light bulb.  OK, an environmentally friendly, compact fluorescent light bulb.  —  No, I do not think that if everyone lit just one little compact fluorescent light bulb, what a bright world this would be.
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
'08 slate without standout for GOP  —  Many conservatives say they pick "none of the above" when faced with a choice of Arizona Sen. John McCain, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani as the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.
Discussion: Power Line and Daily Pundit
Mike Allen / The Politico:
All 435 House Members Can See Iraq Intelligence — and Talk on Iraq Next Week  —  To the surprise of the Bush administration, the House Intelligence Committee voted unanimously Wednesday night to allow all 435 House members to see the classified version of the National Intelligence Estimate on Iraq sent to the White House last week.
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
Obama Forged Political Mettle In Illinois Capitol  —  When Sen. Barack Obama heads downstate to Springfield on Saturday to announce his candidacy for president, he will speak in lofty tones of America and Abraham Lincoln, but also of a more prosaic topic: his own eight years in the Illinois Senate.
Discussion: The Daily Background
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Fired Prosecutor Disputes Justice Dept. Allegation  —  He Calls Testimony 'Unfair'; Meanwhile, Senate Panel Votes to Limit Attorney General's Power  —  A recently fired U.S. attorney based in Seattle said yesterday that he was told of no performance problems when he was asked to resign …
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Iraq's No. 2 Health Official Is Held and Accused of Financing Shiite Militants
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Katharine Webster / New Hampshire Union Leader:
Bill ensures primary power
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New York, New York  —  Rudy vs. Hillary in 2008?
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