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2:05 AM ET, February 28, 2007

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David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Afghan Bombing Sends a Danger Signal to U.S.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Cliff Schecter
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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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.
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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Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
U.S. Will Join Talks With Iran And Syria
Discussion: Decision '08
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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Yochi J. Dreazen / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Find Stokes Fears Of Iraqis' Bomb-Making Ability
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
EFP UPDATE....On Monday the U.S. Army discovered a new cache …
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
Nico / Think Progress:
Glenn Beck Claims Olbermann Is 'Killing...The World's Democracy,' 'Smacks Of...McCarthyism'  —  MSNBC host Keith Olbermann is profiled in this month's issue of Rolling Stone.  In the piece, Olbermann shares his thoughts on right-wing CNN Headline News host Glenn Beck:
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Glenn Beck / CNN:   Former CIA Operative Weighs in on Afghan War; Kerik Weighs …
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
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Liberating Iraq  —  Peter Beinart has a piece in TNR about why he supported the war: … He also writes about why he got it wrong: … I admire Peter Beinart's willingness to think about what he got wrong, and why.  But while I think that he's right to say that we can't be the country …
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 …
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 …
James Pethokoukis / US News:
Did the Drudge Report Help Tank the Stock Market?  —  Here's a headline sure to spook any investor or economist: "Greenspan warns of likely U.S. recession."  That was the headline right near the top of the widely surfed Drudge Report yesterday afternoon and this morning …
 
 
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Faiz / Think Progress:
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