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UPDATE: Maureen Dowd Column Incites Hillary-Obama War of Words  —  NEW YORK Maureen Dowd's column in The New York Times today, in which she quoted former Bill Clinton supporter David Geffen offering a few caustic comments, has incited a strong Hillary Clinton campaign attack on Geffen …
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hillaryclinton.com:
Clinton Camp to Obama: Cut Ties & Return Cash After Top Booster's Vicious Attacks  —  As Obama rails against "slash & burn" politics, his top Hollywood fundraiser - David Geffen - personally attacks Hillary & her family  —  Clinton Communications Director Howard Wolfson issued …
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Hillary Clinton Facing Hollywood Defections — And "Clinton Fatigue"?  (UPDATED)  —  Senator Hillary Clinton's camp can't be too happy over New York Times columnist Marueen Dowd's latest column, which has some peppery words about her candidacy and her husband from Hollywood bigwig David Geffen.
Michael Finnegan / Los Angeles Times:   Obama sees 2 sides of L.A.
Glenn H. Reynolds / Rocky Mountain News:
Arguing from ignorance  —  Paul Campos has beclowned himself.  He did it in the usual way, by arguing loudly about things he does not understand.  —  Campos chose to devote an entire column ("The right's Ward Churchill," Feb. 20) to a blog entry of mine from last week …
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Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Campos Heap, redux
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
EXCLUSIVE: Cheney Says British Troop Withdrawal Is Positive Sign  —  Vice President Tells Soldiers in Tokyo the U.S. Will Not Withdraw Until the Job Is Done  —  British Prime Minister Tony Blair's announcement that British troops will begin withdrawing from Iraq would appear to be bad news for the Bush administration.
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Juan / Informed Comment:
Blair to Draw Down British Troops  —  Tony Blair is taking 1600 troops out of Basra in the next few months and will aim to be down to only 3,000 or so (from 7,100 now) by the end of the year.  Denmark is also going home.  —  This is a rout, there should be no mistake.
R. Jeffrey Smith / Washington Post:
Berger Case Still Roils Archives, Justice Dept.  —  In a chandeliered room at the Justice Department, the longtime head of the counterespionage section, the chief of the public integrity unit, a deputy assistant attorney general, some trial lawyers and a few FBI agents all looked down at their pant legs and socks.
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Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Justice Dept. Statistics On Terrorism Faulted
Linton Weeks / Washington Post:
Ted Wells, Center Of the Defense  —  Scooter Libby's Attorney Makes His Case for the Powerful  —  For most of the month-long trial, Ted Wells, Scooter Libby's high-priced attorney, had been all smiles.  He laughed.  He shared light moments with the judge, the jury and with his opponent, special prosecutor Patrick J. Fitzgerald.
Discussion: TIME: Swampland and CBS News
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thepetitionsite.com:
Petition for a Fair Presidential Debate  —  Target: Nevada State Democratic Party Sponsor: Fair Forum … The Nevada State Democratic Party has partnered with Fox News to host the first-ever 2008 Democratic presidential debate on August 14.  —  For an example of how disrespectful …
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New York Times:
Militants Using Chemical Bombs in Iraq  —  For the third time in a month, insurgents deployed a new and deadly tactic against Iraqi civilians today: A chemical bomb combining explosives with poisonous chlorine gas.  —  A pickup truck carrying canisters of the gas, which burns the skin …
Quinnipiac University News and Events:
February 21, 2007 - Giuliani Tops Clinton In 2008 Presidential Race, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Republican Runs Strong In Red, Blue And Purple States  —  Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani leads Sen. Hillary Clinton 48 - 43 percent among American voters …
Gitell / Dispatches from Seth Gitell:
Wonkette Jumps the Shark; John Edwards, Empty Suit  —  It's encouraging to read the kind of thoughtful, intelligent discussion of foreign affairs, I discovered on Wonkette today.  Over the years, I have found that Wonkette has done an admirable job of dishing up a tasty mix of political gossip and Washington-based insight.
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Michael Medved / Townhall.com:
Where Tim Hardaway Was Right  —  Recent comments by retired basketball star Tim ("I hate gay people") Hardaway did serious damage to his image and career but also unwittingly raised serious cultural issues about sexuality and gender.  —  Hardaway appropriately apologized for his harsh remarks …
Discussion: Shakespeare's Sister and NewsHog
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
NBC News And The Libby Trial  —  My guess is that NBC News is deeply divided on the Scooter Libby trial.  Keith Olbermann, Chris Matthews and David Shuster are undoubtedly rooting for convictions on all five formal charges and maybe a few more - David Shuster is probably right now working …
Discussion: Dean's World and Media Blog
Washington Post:
Swift Action Promised at Walter Reed  —  Investigations Urged as Army Moves to Make Repairs, Improve Staffing  —  The White House and congressional leaders called yesterday for swift investigation and repair of the problems plaguing outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center …
Mort Kondracke / Real Clear Politics:
Will '08 Democrats Follow Murtha, Vote to Cut Troop Funds?  —  As dangerous as President Bush's record on Iraq may be to Republican presidential candidates in 2008, Democrats also are risking revival of fears that their party is weak on foreign policy.  —  If Democratic candidates embrace …
Discussion: Redstate and PrairiePundit
Washington Post:
The 'Crime' Of Blogging In Egypt  —  A former college student, Abdelkareem Nabil Soliman, is sitting in an Egyptian prison, awaiting sentencing tomorrow.  His alleged "crime": expressing his opinions on a blog.  His mistake: having the courage to do so under his own name.
Norm / normblog:
Open Letter on Iranian Holocaust Denial Conference  —  [This has been sent to me by an Iranian reader, with with a request that I post it.]  —  An open letter by a group of Iranian academics, writers, and artists regarding the Tehran Conference on Holocaust Denial
Discussion: Dean's World and Samizdata.net
Nigel Bunyan / Telegraph:
Father killed family for being too western  —  A father killed his wife and four daughters in their sleep because he could not bear them adopting a more westernised lifestyle, an inquest heard yesterday.  —  Mohammed Riaz, 49, found it abhorrent that his eldest daughter wanted to be a fashion designer …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
NRCC to keep Alishtari money — for now  —  As we discussed yesterday, Abdul Tawala Ibn Ali Alishtari (aka Michael Mixon) currently faces federal charges of providing material support to terrorists.  Alishtari is also a generous Republican donor contributing more than $15,000 in the '02 …
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Eric Alterman thinks there should be a "blogging council" to condemn bloggers who go wrong.  —  Alterman is talking with Mark Schmitt on the new Bloggingheads.  They've just discussed the problem the Edwards campaign had with the bloggers it hired.  (Eric says, and I agree …
Discussion: protein wisdom and QandO
Billy Townsend / TBO.com:
Putnam Emerges As GOP's Top Aggressor  —  LAKELAND - It was Tony Snow, the Fox News anchor-turned-presidential spokesman, who in effect ended the recent scandalette over whether the military plane that would fly Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi back and forth to California was too luxurious.
 
 
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