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12:45 AM ET, February 28, 2007

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Michelle Malkin:
Assassination chic, Cheney edition
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:
Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
Discussion: seanet.com
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.
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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 …
Bonddad / The Bonddad Blog:
What the Hell Happened Today  —  OK.  The markets are closed.  Let's take a breath and look at what happened.  —  A big drop in China started it off: … Here's more from Bloomberg: … I can't speak to the practices these proposed regulations are supposed to curb.
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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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
EFP UPDATE....On Monday the U.S. Army discovered a new cache …
Yochi J. Dreazen / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Find Stokes Fears Of Iraqis' Bomb-Making Ability
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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Steve Clemons / The Huffington Post:   Chess Pieces Move: Bush Admin Officials Plan to Meet with Iranian …
Washington Post:
African American Voters Shift Support to Obama  —  The opening stages of the campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination have produced a noticeable shift in sentiment among African American voters, who little more than a month ago heavily supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton …
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.
The Media Mob / The New York Observer Media Mob:
CanWest Buys out the New Republic  —  Just days after purchasing the shares from money men Roger Hertog and Michael Steinhardt, Canadian media giant Can West has completely bought out the New Republic.  —  The Observer first reported in Dec. 2006 (2nd item) that CanWest was taking a majority stake in the company.
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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.
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Payson / Think Progress:
Snow Trumpets U.S. Troop Readiness: 'Unprecedented In Time of Warfare'
Discussion: The Impolitic
Daniel Gross / Slate:
The CEO Candidate  —  HOW MITT ROMNEY'S CORPORATE SUCCESS EXPLAINS HIS CAMPAIGN—AND HIS FLIP-FLOPS.  —  For Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the transition from moderate, gay-friendly, abortion-tolerating Massachusetts governor to a certified social conservative isn't going smoothly.
Discussion: Eunomia
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Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Document shows Romney's strategies
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 …
Chitra Ragavan / US News:
Ashcroft Pizza Party Raises Ethics Eyebrows  —  A pizza luncheon to be hosted this Wednesday by former Attorney General turned consultant John Ashcroft for some of his old political appointees has raised eyebrows in the Justice Department's ethics office, U.S. News has learned.
Discussion: Citizens Blogging …
Media Matters for America:
Cohen faulted "colleagues" for portraying Gore "as a serial exaggerator" and "pretender" in 2000, ignored his own role  —  In his February 27 column, Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen faulted "some of my colleagues" who "caricatured" former Vice President Al Gore during the 2000 presidential campaign …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Hullabaloo
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Afghan Bombing Sends a Danger Signal to U.S.  —  The audacity of a suicide-bomb attack on Tuesday at the gates of the main American base in Afghanistan during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney underscores why President Bush sent him there — a deepening American concern that the Taliban and Al Qaeda are resurgent.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Cliff Schecter
 
 
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George Lakoff / The Huffington Post:
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James Pethokoukis / US News:
Did the Drudge Report Help Tank the Stock Market?
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
FOLLOW THAT ARMADILLO!  —  One of the early articles that Scott …
Aaron Klein / New York Sun:
Synagogues Used as Bases To Fire on Israel
Bob Geiger:
On Team Bush, Scumbags Become Ambassadors
Jerusalem Post:
Gang rapes Jewish women as 'revenge'
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Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Liberating Iraq  —  Peter Beinart has a piece in TNR about why he supported the war:
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Senate Democrats may be splintering on Iraq
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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'
Los Angeles Times:
Gen Y's ego trip takes a nasty turn
The Politico:
Pelosi Falls Short On Election Promises
John Tierney / New York Times:
An Early Environmentalist, Embracing New 'Heresies'