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7:30 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
Assassination chic, Cheney edition  —  The Vice President of the United States was reportedly targeted by Taliban jihadists in Afghanistan.  Jonathan Karl of ABC News reported from the scene: … Whatever your partisan leanings, an attack planned on the Vice President of the United States is an attack on America.
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Thalia / Associated Press:
Over 20 Die In Attack Aimed At Cheney
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:   Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
New Low for the Angry Left?
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Document shows Romney's strategies  —  Plan addresses faith, rivals, shift on issues  —  Here are some views of Mitt Romney causing concern inside his campaign: His hair looks too perfect, he's not a tough war time leader, and he has earned a reputation as "Slick Dancing Mitt" or "Flip-Flop Mitt."
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Daniel Gross / Slate:
The CEO Candidate  —  HOW MITT ROMNEY'S CORPORATE SUCCESS EXPLAINS …
Discussion: Eunomia
New York Times:
Wall Street Plummets After Chinese Stocks Take a Big Hit  —  Stocks retreated sharply Tuesday after a sell-off in China rattled markets worldwide and data on durable goods orders came in well below expectations.  —  After reaching record highs on Monday, China's stock markets reversed course drastically …
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Madlen Read / Associated Press:
Stocks have worst day since 9/11 attacks  —  NEW YORK - Stocks had their worst day of trading since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated.
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read  —  Two weeks ago, the Bush administration organized an intelligence briefing for journalists in Iraq to demonstrate that Iran was providing weapons to Iraqi insurgents.  According to the anonymous briefers, the weapons — particularly explosively formed penetrators or E.F.P.s …
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Redstate:
Carl Levin Calls for Attacks On Syria.  Admits Al-Qaeda In Iraq & Troops Need to Stay  —  UPDATE: The video is here.  —  Get ready for Carl Levin to get shot by Cindy Sheehan or some other angry lefty.  I'm not sure what happened to him, but he's making sense right now.
Associated Press:
Rice: U.S. joining Iraq in inviting Iran, Syria to 'neighbors meeting'  —  The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a neighbors meeting on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
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Dana Bash / CNN:
Senate Democrats may be splintering on Iraq … WASHINGTON (CNN) — Senate leaders said Tuesday they will hold off debating a repeal of the 2002 Iraq war authorization, possibly due to divisions that have emerged in the Democratic caucus over how to proceed on addressing the war in Iraq.
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Quin Hillyer / American Spectator:
Jeb in 2008?  —  Don't be surprised if, come November of 2008, voters are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush for president.  —  But how can that be?  Jeb's not running.  —  Well, he isn't running now, but the new, front-loaded primary system may, counterintuitively …
The Politico:
Pelosi Falls Short On Election Promises  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is discovering the cold truth about governing with a slim majority: It's much easier to promise behavioral change for Congress than to deliver it.  —  Pelosi vowed that five-day workweeks would be a hallmark of a harder-working Democratic majority.
Chuck Philips / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. madam's 'trick book' is unsealed  —  Jody 'Babydol' Gibson's list of alleged clients includes Tom Lasorda and Bruce Willis.  They both deny using her services.  —  When Hollywood madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson was busted eight years ago, word that police had seized her list …
Discussion: The Lede, On Deadline and The Corner
John Tierney / New York Times:
An Early Environmentalist, Embracing New 'Heresies'  —  Stewart Brand has become a heretic to environmentalism, a movement he helped found, but he doesn't plan to be isolated for long.  He expects that environmentalists will soon share his affection for nuclear power.
Los Angeles Times:
Gen Y's ego trip takes a nasty turn  —  A new report suggests that an overdose of self-esteem in college students could mean a rough road ahead.  —  No wonder YouTube is so popular.  —  All the effort to boost children's self-esteem may have backfired and produced a generation of college students …
Associated Press:
Gen. Pace: Military capability eroding  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Strained by the demands of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a significant risk that the U.S. military won't be able to quickly and fully respond to yet another crisis, according to a new report to Congress.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
About that "scalping"... and other blogospheric collective activities.  —  After this post of mine questioning Lindsay Beyerstein's assertion that there is a right-wing term "scalping" — meaning "pick a target and harass that person and his or her employer until the person either jumps …
Discussion: Majikthise, Eunomia and QandO
 
 
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Stephen Rodrick / New York Magazine:
Rudy Tuesday
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Latest Bombshell Motion
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Yep, it appears that The Politico may indeed have done just that.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Americans Pessimistic About U.S. Role in World
Discussion: Firedoglake, ABCNEWS and Pollster
Faiz / Think Progress:
Lieberman: Criticism Of Administration's Iran Intelligence Is 'Unwarranted'
KTRK-TV:
Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? — $30,000 utility bill
Ezra Klein:
The Problem With Brookings  —  The Pew Charitable Trust …
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Paul Rose / Times of London:
Ruined poppy farmers join ranks with the Taleban
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
Britain switches tactics to undermine the Taliban
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Broadcast Media in China Put On Notice
Discussion: CBS News and digg
Russell Berman / New York Sun:
Giuliani: 'Party of Freedom' Will Define Republicans
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Firsthand Report on the Wounds of War
Discussion: On Deadline
Rick Weiss / Washington Post:
Women's Health Office Funds Cut
Discussion: Feministing and The Gavel