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10:05 AM ET, February 27, 2007

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Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK After Afghan Blast; 19 Killed  —  BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber killed 19 people and wounded 11 outside the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, officials said.  The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.
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Associated Press:
Cheney unhurt in blast outside Afghan base … KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20 more.
Holly Bailey / Newsweek:
A Rough Ride on Air Force Two  —  Electrial problems.  Unexpected stops.  And a suicide bomber's strike.  Inside Cheney's troubled Asia trip.  —  It was supposed to be a surprise trip.  And it was, in more ways than Vice President Dick Cheney could have imagined.  —  Story continues below ↓ advertisement
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK After Afghan Blast; 14 Killed  —  BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) - A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing at least 14 people and wounding a dozen more.  The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Taliban says targets Cheney in Afghan suicide blast
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   The Assassination Attempt Misses
MSNBC:
Cheney unhurt after deadly blast at Afghan base
Discussion: Mia Culpa
David E. Sanger / New York Times:   Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
Nicole Williams / tennesseepolicy.org:
Al Gore's Personal Energy Use Is His Own "Inconvenient Truth"  —  Al Gore's Personal Energy Use Is His Own "Inconvenient Truth"  —  Gore's home uses more than 20 times the national average  —  Last night, Al Gore's global-warming documentary, An Inconvenient Truth, collected an Oscar …
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Think Progress:
Gore Responds To Drudge's Latest Hysterics  —  The right-wing is angry that Al Gore has won so much public attention and goodwill for his work on global warming.  Determined to smear his efforts, Drudge writes in a screaming headline:  —  Responding to Drudge's attack, Vice President Gore's office told ThinkProgress:
Richard Cohen / Washington Post:
An Oscar For His Second Act  —  Now, somebody ought to make a movie about Al Gore.  I would call it "An Uncomplaining Life."  —  The movie would be about a man who did not quit, who came off the canvas after a painfully close election — he won the popular vote, after all …
Dan / Riehl World View:   Carbon Footprints  —  Al Gore didn't waste any time responding …
Joe Sudbay / AMERICAblog:
Laura Bush: Iraq is mostly stable, it's just that "one bombing a day that discourages everyone"  —  Laura Bush, Iraq expert, just now on Larry King Live: … Yeah, it's such a great place that Iraq.  So stable, well, except for that pesky "one bombing a day."
Discussion: Crooked Timber
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
What was that Laura? Better ask Cheney
Discussion: Associated Press
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Democrats back away from Iraq plan  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Democratic leaders backed away from aggressive plans to limit President Bush's war authority, the latest sign of divisions within their ranks over how to proceed.  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Monday he wanted …
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Natalie Obiko Pearson / Associated Press:
Venezuela to seize foreign oil projects  —  CARACAS, Venezuela - President Hugo Chavez ordered by decree on Monday the takeover of oil projects run by foreign oil companies in Venezuela's Orinoco River region.  —  Chavez had previously announced the government's intention to take a majority stake …
Washington Post:
Clintons' Charity Not Listed On Senate Disclosure Forms  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and former president Bill Clinton have operated a family charity since 2001, but she failed to list it on annual Senate financial disclosure reports on five occasions.  —  The Ethics in Government Act …
Discussion: Michelle Malkin and Decision '08
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John Fund / Opinion Journal:
God Save the Queen?
Discussion: Daily Pundit
Jonathan E. Kaplan / The Hill:
Congress's spring forward presents a Y2K problem  —  Congress is confronting a Y2K-like mess of its own making, two years after voting to start daylight-saving time (DST) three weeks early — the change goes into effect March 11 and Hill staffers are scrambling.
Sarah Grant / NEWS.com.au:
Uggly truth for Pamela Anderson  —  FORMERBaywatch babe Pamela Anderson has taken the shears to her ugg boots.  —  The Hollywood pin-up credited with turning the Australian boots into a global fashion phenomenon denounced the footwear on her website.  —  In a truly blonde moment …
Chicago Tribune:
Chicago goes to the polls today  —  Voters across Chicago go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to give Mayor Richard Daley a record sixth term.  —  In a number of wards, voters also will make their picks in City Council races pitting veteran aldermen against challengers backed by labor unions.
Leslie Fulbright / San Francisco Chronicle:
Asian paper's 'I Hate Blacks' column assailed  —  A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as "The Voice of Asian America" is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday titled "Why I Hate Blacks."  —  In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor …
 
 
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