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10:35 AM ET, February 25, 2007


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Los Angeles Times:
U.N. calls U.S. data on Iran's nuclear aims unreliable  —  Tips about supposed secret weapons sites and documents with missile designs haven't panned out, diplomats say.  —  VIENNA — Although international concern is growing about Iran's nuclear program and its regional ambitions …
Discussion: Rising Hegemon
U.S. developing contingency plan to bomb Iran: report  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Despite the Bush administration's insistence it has no plans to go to war with Iran, a Pentagon panel has been created to plan a bombing attack that could be implemented within 24 hours of getting the go-ahead …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and My Two Sense
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
... And Brigham Young's Great-Great-Great-Grandson Won A Super Bowl
Discussion: Iowa Voice and Hot Air
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:   AP Smears Romney With 155-Year-Old Family History
Kevin Hayden / The American Street:   To the MSM: Stop this s**t
New York Times:
Al Qaeda Resurgent  —  Almost five and a half years ago, America — united by the shock of 9/11 — understood exactly what it needed to do.  It had to find, thwart and take down the command structure of Al Qaeda, which was responsible for the deaths of 3,000 innocent people on American soil.
Secret report: Terror threat worst since 9/11  —  The terrorist threat facing Britain from home-grown al-Qaeda agents is higher than at any time since the September 11 attacks in 2001, secret intelligence documents reveal.  —  The number of British-based Islamic terrorists plotting suicide attacks against …
Discussion: Hot Air
Marc Schulman / The Moderate Voice:   Al Qaeda's Resurgence
Sinan Salaheddin / Associated Press:
38 killed in attack near Baghdad college  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq - A suicide bomber struck Sunday outside a college campus in Baghdad, killing at least 38 people and injuring dozens as a string of other blasts and rocket attacks left bloodshed around the city.  —  Most of the victims were students …
Inside Iraq:
Sitting Ducks  —  At last my heart and mind are at rest, until tomorrow.  —  I was waiting for a phone call from my daughter to tell me she is home safely.  —  She, like thousands of university students in Iraq, is taking her mid-term tests, starting today.  They have a fixed schedule, i.e. are sitting ducks - for ten days.
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   This morning's headlines are about a suicide bomber killing …
Seymour M. Hersh / New Yorker:
THE REDIRECTION  —  A STRATEGIC SHIFT  —  In the past few months, as the situation in Iraq has deteriorated, the Bush Administration, in both its public diplomacy and its covert operations, has significantly shifted its Middle East strategy.  The "redirection," as some inside the White House …
Discussion: TIME
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Fights to Keep Impeachment Taboo  —  After Spat, Campaigns Know to Expect Swift Reprisal for Any Hint of the Scandal  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has a new commandment for the 2008 presidential field: Thou shalt not mention anything related to the impeachment of her husband.
Patrick Ruffini /
Shhhh... The Surge is Working  —  A gloomy haze has settled over the nation's prosecution of the War on Terror as of late.  It seems like we can only watch helplessly as Nancy Pelosi and Jack Murtha size up new angles of attack for undermining the war effort.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Dafydd / Big Lizards:   Whack-a-Mole and Seal-a-Hole Redux
William Booth / Washington Post:
Al Gore, Rock Star  —  Oscar Hopeful May Be America's Coolest Ex-Vice President Ever  —  LOS ANGELES — In the annals of vice presidential history, tonight will be something different.  In his black tux, the man known to his most fervent fans as "The Goracle" will arrive by hybrid eco-limo and …
David Johnston / New York Times:
Dismissed U.S. Attorneys Received Strong Evaluations  —  Internal Justice Department performance reports for six of the eight United States attorneys who have been dismissed in recent months rated them "well regarded," "capable" or "very competent," a review of the evaluations shows.
Discussion: GINA COBB
Tim McGirk /
Jesus: Tales from the Crypt  —  Brace yourself.  James Cameron, the man who brought you 'The Titanic' is back with another blockbuster.  This time, the ship he's sinking is Christianity.  —  In a new documentary, Producer Cameron and his director, Simcha Jacobovici, make the starting claim …
Rob Pegoraro / Washington Post:
More Patent Pain  —  Alcatel-Lucent won the tort lottery yesterday when a federal jury in San Diego ordered Microsoft to pay it $1.52 billion.  The jury found that the MP3 software in Microsoft's Windows Media Player program violated two Alcatel-Lucent patents that describe ways to store music as compressed digital files.
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
PATENT ABUSE....You may or may not be aware of this …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
Covert Question, Open Controversy
Discussion: The Sideshow
Larry O'Dell / Associated Press:
Virginia apologizes for role in slavery
Con Coughlin / Telegraph:
Ready for war  —  There may not yet be gas masks in the street …
Discussion: normblog
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800 civilian contractors killed in Iraq
White House:
Vice President's Remarks with Australian Prime Minister John Howard
Discussion: Angry Bear and The RBC