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8:25 PM ET, February 16, 2007

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Dan Gerstein / The Politico:
Liberal Bloggers Demonstrate Their Political Immaturity, Democrat Says  —  If the liberal blogs want to understand why so few people outside their narrow echo chamber take them seriously, and what it will take to gain the broader credibility they crave, they should look no further than their handling …
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victorycaucus.com:
Troop Support  —  Spirit of America is helping deploy The Snake Eater, a fingerprinting and information system to be used by the Iraqi Army to identify and track insurgents and terrorists.  They need your help to fund the project .  —  Soldier's Angels wants your help to send Valentines to the troops !
Discussion: Power Line, Michelle Malkin and NewsHog
The Emory Wheel:
What's Jimmy Carter Afraid Of?  —  By: 11 Emory Professors  —  Once again, Jimmy Carter has shrunk from debate.  Despite having written a book whose purpose he claims was to promote dialogue and discussion, he has consistently dodged appearing with anyone who could challenge …
Discussion: Decision '08 and Power Line
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James Kirchick / Examiner:
Who is really stifling honest debate about the Middle East?  —  WASHINGTON - Aside from the Iraq war — which has only consumed our attention for the past four years — is there an international issue that inspires more debate than the Arab-Israeli conflict?
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.
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Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Bomb explodes in southeastern Iran  —  TEHRAN, Iran - Police and insurgents clashed after a bombing in southeastern Iran late Friday near the site where an explosion killed 11 members of the elite Revolutionary Guards this week, Iranian news agencies reported.
CNN:
Abbi Tatton  —  Abbi Tatton is a political producer and Internet reporter for CNN.  Based in Washington, D.C., Tatton researches and reports on Web logs and general Internet content for The Situation Room.  —  As a political producer for the network, Tatton worked the 2004 campaign trail …
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Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
Civilian deaths in Iraq drop overnight  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - The number of Iraqi civilians killed in Baghdad's sectarian violence fell drastically overnight, an Iraqi military official said Friday, crediting the joint U.S.-Iraqi security operation that began in force just days ago.
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Damien Cave / New York Times:
Dispute Over Iraqi Cleric, Said to Have Gone to Iran
Discussion: The Corner and Needlenose
David Stout / New York Times:
House Passes Iraq Resolution With 17 Votes From G.O.P.  —  After four days of emotional debate over the extent of presidential powers in wartime and the proper role of Congress, the House of Representatives adopted a resolution today denouncing President Bush's plan to send more American troops to Iraq.
Political Radar:
Romney explains '92 vote for Tsongas  —  ABC News' Jonathan Greenberger Reports: Republican presidential candididate Mitt Romney offered a new explanation today for why he supported a Democrat in 1992.  —  That year, Romney, then a registered independent, voted for former Sen. Paul Tsongas in the 1992 Democratic presidential primary.
The Blotter:
Al Qaeda Attack Video Appears to Be Staged  —  Brian Ross and Hoda Osman Report:  —  An al Qaeda-produced video claiming to show how U.S. and Afghan forces were driven out of a heavily defended base in the last few weeks appears to be a phony.  —  U.S. and NATO military officials have studied …
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: PoliBlog (TM), CBS News and SayUncle
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Glenn Greenwald Exposes Frank Gaffney  —  (graphic via Zach Trenholm) On Alan Colmes' radio show last night, Glenn Greenwald debated Frank Gaffney on his disgraceful article in The Washington Times wherein he argues — after opening with with a widely-discredited & fabricated quote — that dissent during war time is treasonous.
Discussion: Salon, Nitpicker and INSTAPUTZ
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.
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.
Andrew Cockburn / Los Angeles Times:
In Iraq, anyone can make a bomb  —  Improvised explosive devices don't require international conspiracies.  —  PRESIDENT BUSH HAS now definitively stated that bombs known as explosively formed penetrators — EFPs, which have proved especially deadly for U.S. troops in Iraq — are made in Iran and exported to Iraq.
 
 
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