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12:55 PM ET, February 16, 2007

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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Bush Regains His Footing  —  It may seem perverse to suggest that, at the very moment the House of Representatives is repudiating his policy in Iraq, President Bush is poised for a political comeback.  But don't be astonished if that is the case.  —  Like President Bill Clinton …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Broder: George Bush Has Regained His Political Footing  —  Washington Post columnist David Broder points to President George Bush's press conference and concludes what yours truly did when he watched it as well:  —  Bush seems to have regained some of his political footing.  The key Broder paragraphs:
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Instapundit.com
Don Surber:
Beware of Broders bearing gifts
Discussion: Washington Post
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Dems Risk Image Woes Over Iraq War Moves  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats face a host of risks as they move toward more substantive steps to tie President Bush's hands with funding restrictions on the Iraq war.  —  Leaders are wary of allowing the more intense anti-war activists define the party's image.
Discussion: Power Line
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Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Bill opposing troop surge likely to pass
Discussion: TAPPED and theneweditor.com
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Hard Right Punch  —  Michelle Malkin's Conservative Fight Has Others Coming Out Swinging  —  Michelle Malkin has seen her head electronically grafted onto a photo of a bikini-clad body.  —  She had to cancel a Berkeley book signing in the face of 200 shouting protesters.  —  YouTube banned one of her videos.
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See-Dubya / Hot Air:   WaPo's Kurtz Profiles Lonely Outspoken Conservative Who Brings It All On Herself
David Johnston / New York Times:
White House Is Reported to Be Linked to a Dismissal  —  A United States attorney in Arkansas who was dismissed from his job last year by the Justice Department was ousted after Harriet E. Miers, the former White House counsel, intervened on behalf of the man who replaced him, according to Congressional aides briefed on the matter.
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read  —  Ousted!  Tim Griffin, the former aide to Karl Rove whom the administration installed as a U.S. Attorney in Arkansas, is out, reports the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette: … It's been a rough couple weeks for Griffin, who was the most egregious case among the seven prosecutors purged in December.
Michael Abramowitz / Washington Post:   Bush, Congress Could Face Confrontation on Issue of War Powers
Newsweek:
The New Enemy?  —  Bush blames Iran's Quds Force for a spike in anti-American violence in Iraq.  Who are they, and how tight are their ties with Tehran?  —  Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps march in remembrance of the Iran-Iraq War  —  President Bush officially anointed …
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Amanda Marcotte / Salon:
Why I had to quit the John Edwards campaign  —  During my brief tenure as blogmaster for a Democratic presidential contender, I experienced the right-wing smear machine firsthand  —  As one of the thousands, possibly millions, of bloggers out there holding forth on everything from cooking to politics …
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Iraq Troop Boost Erodes Readiness, General Says  —  Outgoing Army Chief of Staff Gen. Peter J. Schoomaker said yesterday that the increase of 17,500 Army combat troops in Iraq represents only the "tip of the iceberg" and will potentially require thousands of additional support troops and trainers …
Discussion: Firedoglake and The Gavel
Washington Post:
The Banker's Candidate  —  Connecticut Sen. Christopher J. Dodd has two big jobs.  He is a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president, and he chairs the Senate Banking Committee.  —  They are proving to be a lucrative combination.  Among Democrats, Dodd's $5 million campaign nest egg …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and The Caucus
Jeremy Redmon / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Anti-evolution memo stirs controversy  —  The Anti-Defamation League is calling on state Rep. Ben Bridges to apologize for a memo distributed under his name that says the teaching of evolution should be banned in public schools because it is a religious deception stemming from an ancient Jewish sect.
David Bromwich / eurekalert.org:
Antarctic temperatures disagree with climate model predictions  —  COLUMBUS , Ohio - A new report on climate over the world's southernmost continent shows that temperatures during the late 20th century did not climb as had been predicted by many global climate models.
Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
January Weather Hottest by Far  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - It may be cold comfort during a frigid February, but last month was by far the hottest January ever.  —  The broken record was fueled by a waning El Nino and a gradually warming world, according to U.S. scientists who reported the data Thursday.
New York Times:
Viewers Fast-Forwarding Past Ads?  Not Always  —  People with digital video recorders like TiVo never watch commercials, right?  —  Add that to the list of urban — and suburban — myths.  —  It turns out that a lot of people with digital video recorders are not fast-forwarding and time-shifting as much as advertisers feared.
Discussion: CBS News and SayUncle
Dan Gearino / Waterloo/Cedar Falls Courier:
Iowa Senate passes resolution opposing Iraq surge  —  The Iowa Senate passed a resolution Thursday opposing President Bush's plan to increase the number of troops in Iraq, an action taken as the U.S. Congress considers a similar measure.  —  The resolution, approved on a voice vote …
 
 
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Dan Gerstein / The Politico:
Liberal Bloggers Demonstrate Their Political Immaturity, Democrat Says
Nico / Think Progress:
The 'Get 'er Done' defense of escalation.
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The Putin Doctrine  —  Vladimir Putin — Russia's president …
Edward Feser / TCS Daily:
Hayek and Fusionism
Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
THE QUOTE "SURGE"  —  A quick clip from MG Caldwell's Baghdad briefing yesterday:
Charlie Cook / MSNBC:
GOP is losing ground in party-affiliation polling
Boston Herald:
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Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Evangelical leader sizes up GOP field, says Giuliani's campaign is doomed
 Earlier Items: 
Rick Jacobs / The Huffington Post:
Dorgan, Kerry and Leahy: Iraq's Not For Sale
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
Broad Swath of GOP Defecting on Iraq Vote
Richard Mauer / Kansas City Star:
U.S. and Iraqi forces raid leading Shiite mosque in Baghdad
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Pentagon Red Tape Keeps Medical Records From Doctors of the Wounded
Moisés Naím / New York Times:
Help Not Wanted  —  MY friend was visibly shaken.
nbcumv.com:
OLBERMANN RE-UPS WITH MSNBC—CONF CALL AT NOON TODAY
Ken Allard / MySanAntonio.com:
NBC sinks too low for this talking head
Paul Kane / Capitol Briefing:
Rep. Jefferson Gets Seat on Homeland Security