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8:10 PM ET, February 13, 2007

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Matthew Yglesias:
Assassination Vacation  —  One thing to consider about the Glenn Reynolds / Hugh Hewitt assassination strategy for coping with the Iranian nuclear program ("we should be responding quietly, killing radical mullahs and Iranian atomic scientists") beyond the obvious is how we once again see conservatives …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Extremist Bush supporter calls for murder of scientists  —  Whenever you think that Bush followers cannot get any more depraved in what they advocate, they always prove you wrong.  This is what University of Tennessee Law Professor and right-wing blogger Glenn Reynolds said today about claims …
Hugh Hewitt / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Instapundit Wonders  —  In a post on Iran's killing of Americans …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Faiz / Think Progress:
Boehner Weeps For 'Solemn' Debate — Then Says Iraq Critics Are Taking Al Qaeda's 'Bait'  —  NBC reported, "House Minority Leader John Boehner got emotional this morning as he spoke about the 'solemn' debate that the House is set to begin today over the non-binding resolution opposing Bush's troop increase."
Discussion: slacktivist
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Mark Murray / First Read:
BOEHNER GETS EMOTIONAL  —  From NBC's Mike Viqueira  —  House Minority Leader John Boehner got emotional this morning as he spoke about the "solemn" debate that the House is set to begin today over the non-binding resolution opposing Bush's troop increase.
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama regrets saying soldiers' lives 'wasted'  —  Apologizes for remark in Iowa campaign stop  —  DURHAM, N.H. — In his first stumble, White House hopeful Barack Obama on Monday took back words from the day before, when he said the lives of U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq were "wasted."
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James Taranto / Opinion Journal:
Best of the Web  —  A Waste Is a Terrible Thing to Mind
Maamoun Youssef / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida's No. 2 calls Bush an alcoholic
Discussion: All Spin Zone and On Deadline
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Libby Live: Tedious Legal Arguments  —  graphic courtesy Monk at Inflatable Dartboard  —  NOTES: (1) This is not a transcript — It's the blogger's approximation, and no one really knows what that is yet!  But I do know you shouldn't quote anything not in quotation marks.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
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David Stout / New York Times:
Libby's Lawyers Say They Won't Ask Cheney to Testify
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Wonkette
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Star Character Witnesses at Libby Trial
Jim Yardley / New York Times:
North Korea to Close Reactor in Exchange for Raft of Aid  —  North Korea agreed today to close its main nuclear reactor in exchange for a package of food, fuel and other aid from the United States, China, South Korea and Russia.  The breakthrough, announced by the Chinese government …
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Alexa Olesen / Associated Press:
Korean nuclear deal delays disarmament  —  BEIJING - A hard-won disarmament pact that the U.S. and four other nations struck with North Korea on Tuesday requires the communist nation to halt its nuclear programs in exchange for oil while leaving the ultimate abandonment of those weapons projects to a potentially trouble-filled future.
CNN:
Romney kicks off White House bid … DEARBORN, Michigan (CNN) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney returned to his native state of Michigan on Tuesday to kick off his bid officially for the 2008 Republican presidential nomination.  —  Romney evoked memories of his father …
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Roger Simon / The Politico:
Is Romney Too Good To Be True?  —  DEARBORN, Mich. - - Mitt Romney is so good he is almost too good.  —  Candidates want people to come away from their events thinking "presidential," not "slick."  —  But Romney is so polished and looks so much like a president would look if television picked …
Associated Press:
U.S. general: No evidence Iran is arming Iraqis  —  Pace contradicts claims by other U.S. military, administration officials  —  JAKARTA, Indonesia - A top U.S. general said Tuesday there was no evidence the Iranian government was supplying Iraqi insurgents with highly lethal roadside bombs …
Martin Miller / Los Angeles Times:
'24' gets a lesson in torture from the experts  —  Their advice: Make the scenes more realistic, not bloodier.  And don't rely on tidy conclusions.  —  Hollywood is notorious for its meetings, but even by L.A. standards this one was unusual.  —  A few steps away from the CTU set of Fox's …
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The Blotter:
Foggo Indictment Expected; Dark Day for the CIA  —  Brian Ross and Vic Walter Report:  —  Federal prosecutors in San Diego are expected today to announce indictments in a case that involves the former No. 3 official at the CIA, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, officials tell ABC News.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Impolitic
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Shakespeare's Sister:
Announcement  —  I regret to say that I have also resigned from the Edwards campaign.  In spite of what was widely reported, I was not hired as a blogger, but a part-time technical advisor, which is the role I am vacating.  —  I would like to make very clear that the campaign did not push me out …
Thomas Harding / Telegraph:
Iraqi insurgents using Austrian rifles from Iran  —  Austrian sniper rifles that were exported to Iran have been discovered in the hands of Iraqi terrorists, The Daily Telegraph has learned.  —  More than 100 of the.50 calibre weapons, capable of penetrating body armour, have been discovered by American troops during raids.
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Can this be real?  Check out Newsweek's most recent Conventional Wisdom watch:  —  Yes, you read it right: The mag did indeed give Nancy Pelosi a thumbs-down for the following: … Memo to Newsweek's editors: You've given the leading Democrat in the House of Representatives a thumbs down for something that she didn't do.
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Reminds New Hampshire, I'm With Bill  —  As she made her first outing to New Hampshire as a presidential candidate last weekend, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton left her husband at home, yet she tried to tap his old political magic at nearly every turn.
USA Today:
Poll: 63% want all troops home by end of '08  —  WASHINGTON — Americans overwhelmingly support congressional action to cap the number of U.S. troops in Iraq and set a timetable to bring them home by the end of next year, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds — tougher action than the non-binding resolution …
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Los Angeles Times:
Bush hangs back on House debate
Discussion: New York Times and Booman Tribune
Michael Crichton / New York Times:
Patenting Life  —  YOU, or someone you love, may die because of a gene patent that should never have been granted in the first place.  Sound far-fetched?  Unfortunately, it's only too real.  —  Gene patents are now used to halt research, prevent medical testing and keep vital information from you and your doctor.
 
 
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Roosevelt Room / White House:
President Bush Discusses Volunteerism
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Philip Klein / American Spectator:
BREAKING NEWS: Ted Olson Supporting Giuliani - Tuesday, February 13 …
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Litmus Test for Hypocrisy
Discussion: The Mahablog and Ezra Klein
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
War with Iran?  —  Part one of an online forum: the independent analysts
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Falwell To Co-Host Reception For McCain — But Not Show?
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