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10:20 AM ET, February 24, 2007


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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Giuliani 52% Clinton 43%  —  In a match-up between the early 2008 frontrunners, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (R) leads New York Senator Hillary Clinton (D) 52% to 43%.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds Giuliani's lead growing in recent months.
Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Mayor Rudy Giuliani on the campaign trail  —  The Hugh Hewitt Show  —  HH: Welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show, Mayor.  Good to have you.  —  RG: How are you, Hugh?  —  HH: I'm great.  —  RG: Good to talk to you.  —  HH: I'm great.  Mayor, the campaign's off to a pretty early start.
Discussion: Power Line
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Giuliani Wins The Election!
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Exclusive: Arnold Defends Hillary, Mulls Senate Run
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Time
Christopher Drew / New York Times:
Panel Cites Voter Error, Not Software, in Loss of Votes  —  Florida election officials announced yesterday that an examination of voting software did not find any malfunctions that could have caused up to 18,000 votes to be lost in a disputed Congressional race in Sarasota County …
Anita Kumar / St. Petersburg Times:
Jennings has another loss at voting machines … Results of a comprehensive audit released Friday show that the voting machines used in the disputed Sarasota-area congressional race were not flawed.  —  The findings are a blow to Democrat Christine Jennings, whose main argument in disputing …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Justice Department Fires 8th U.S. Attorney  —  An eighth U.S. attorney announced her resignation yesterday, the latest in a wave of forced departures of federal prosecutors who have clashed with the Justice Department over the death penalty and other issues.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Prosecutor Purge: Number Eight?
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:   AG Gonzales Terminates 8th U.S. Attorney
Jack Date / ABCNEWS:
Former ACLU Chapter President Arrested for Child Pornography  —  Complaint Alleges Virginia Man Accessed, Downloaded Graphic Child Pornography  —  Federal agents arrested Charles Rust-Tierney, the former president of the Virginia chapter of the ACLU, Friday in Arlington for allegedly possessing child pornography.
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
'Terrorist' Remark Puts Outdoorsman's Career in Jeopardy  —  Zumbo's Criticism of Hunters Who Use Assault Rifles Brings Unforgiving Response From U.S. Gun Culture  —  SEATTLE — Modern hunters rarely become more famous than Jim Zumbo.  A mustachioed, barrel-chested outdoors entrepreneur …
Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
Israel seeks all clear for Iran air strike  —  Israel is negotiating with the United States for permission to fly over Iraq as part of a plan to attack Iran's nuclear facilities, The Daily Telegraph can reveal.  —  To conduct surgical air strikes against Iran's nuclear programme, Israeli war planes would need to fly across Iraq.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Exclusive: Cheney Holds Firm on Iraq Achievements  —  The Vice President Highlights Iraq Success Stories, North Korea Nuke Agreement  —  In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Vice President Dick Cheney refused to acknowledge failure of any U.S. policy in Iraq, touting the fall of Saddam Hussein …
Kelley Shannon / Associated Press:
Obama ridicules Cheney's Iraq comments  —  AUSTIN, Texas - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama (news, bio, voting record) ridiculed Vice President Dick Cheney on Friday for saying Britain's decision to pull troops from Iraq is a good sign that fits with the strategy for stabilizing the country.
Ian Austen / New York Times:
Canadian Court Limits Detention in Terror Cases  —  Canada's highest court on Friday unanimously struck down a law that allows the Canadian government to detain foreign-born terrorism suspects indefinitely using secret evidence and without charges while their deportations are being reviewed.
Discussion: Liberty Street and KnoxViews
Sarah McDonald /
Complaint against Bush billboard upheld  —  A complaint made against a Hell Pizza billboard featuring US President George Bush has been partially upheld by the Advertising Standards Complaints Board (ASCB).  —  The advertisement featured Mr Bush and the words "Hell.  Too good for some evil bastards".
Associated Press:
Americans unaware of Iraqi death toll  —  Poll shows knowledge of U.S. dead, but huge underestimation of Iraqis  —  WASHINGTON - One person can tell you precisely how many Americans have been killed in Iraq.  Another pays close attention to the names and hometowns of those who die each week.
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
You Go, Geffen!  —  Hillary Clinton's very bad week.  —  We know from the philosophers that a true statement is true without regard to the reliability or sagacity of the person who utters it.  We have it on good authority that the truth shall set us free.  David Geffen spoke truth to Maureen Dowd last week.
Joe Conason /
Right-Wingers Repent, But Not The Times
Bob Geiger:
The Saturday Cartoons  —  All cartoons are posted with the artists' express permission to  Please visit the following sites to see more work from these fine cartoonists:  —  Nick Anderson, Houston Chronicle  —  Tony Auth, The Philadelphia Inquirer  —  Jeff Danziger, Syndicated Political Cartoonist
Discussion: Firedoglake
Ben Smith / The Politico:
New Republic Sold, to Drop Weekly Publication Schedule  —  The Canadian media giant CanWest has taken a majority stake in the 92-year-old New Republic, and plans to relaunch the weekly as a thicker, glossier - and half as frequent - magazine with a more robust Web site.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
New Republic to Cut Back Publication Schedule
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The "Jewish Walt Disney Company"
Alek Boyd / Venezuela Crisis:
Study Shows How Hugo Chavez Rigged Elections In Venezuela
Discussion: neo-neocon
Larry Miller / Weekly Standard:
Discussion: GINA COBB
Michael / Petrelis Files:
Read the Speech by Straight GOP WY Lawmaker Favoring Equality for Gays
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Media Matters for America:
Claiming his child-abduction comments were taken "out of context …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
CBS News:
GIs Petition Congress To End Iraq War
 Earlier Items: 
Guns Don't Kill People, Gun Control Kills People
Kos / Daily Kos:
Why I say "ugh" on Kucinich  —  When talking about Kucinich, I usually leave it at "ugh".
Discussion: Bradford Plumer and MaxSpeak
Associated Press:
U.S. soldier gets 100 years for Iraq rape, killings
Abbas Milani / New York Times:
What Scares Iran's Mullahs?
Discussion: Ezra Klein and toohotfortnr
Christine Stuart /
Lieberman Calls for Political Cease-fire
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