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2:25 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:
Anne Flaherty / Associated Press:
Bill opposing troop surge likely to pass
Discussion: TAPPED
Don Surber:
Beware of Broders bearing gifts
Discussion: Washington Post
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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Dallas Morning News:
Chisum contrite over memo  —  Legislature: Group says evolution handout contains anti-Semitic material  —  AUSTIN - House Appropriations Chairman Warren Chisum said Wednesday that he's "willing to apologize" for giving colleagues a document that contains what the Anti-Defamation League called "outrageous anti-Semitic material."
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.
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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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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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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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 and Jules Crittenden
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Pressing Allies, President Warns of Afghan Battle  —  President Bush warned on Thursday that he expected "fierce fighting" to flare in Afghanistan this spring, and he pressed NATO allies to provide a bigger and more aggressive force to guard against a resurgence by the Taliban and Al Qaeda that could threaten the fragile Afghan state.
Discussion: Washington Post and Cliff Schecter
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White House:
President Bush Discusses Progress in Afghanistan, Global War on Terror
Discussion: FRAMESHOP and First Draft
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
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?
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.
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
James K. Galbraith / The Nation:
What Kind of Economy?  —  This is the first in a series of essays outlining a new progressive economic policy.  The series, we hope, will offer an alternative to the neoliberal thinking that has dominated economic policy within the Democratic Party leadership over the past decade.
Nico / Think Progress:
The 'Get 'er Done' defense of escalation.  —  During today's Iraq debate, Rep. Ginny Brown-Waite (R-FL) explained her support for sending tens of thousands of U.S. forces to Iraq by quoting that "wonderful saying" — "Get 'er done."
 
 
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