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9:40 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Pajamas Media:
REWRITING HERSTORY: HUFFPO EXPUNGES, EDITS 100S OF COMMENTS AT THE CHENEY HATE FESTIVAL  —  Over the last few hours, the more than 400 comments appended to the Huffington Post's news item on the attack in Afghanistan on a base being visited by Vice-President Dick Cheney have been expunged from the site.
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Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:   Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
Michelle Malkin:
Assassination chic, Cheney edition
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Greenwald(s): "We are not the haters. …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
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 …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Danger Room
Yochi J. Dreazen / Wall Street Journal:   U.S. Find Stokes Fears Of Iraqis' Bomb-Making Ability
New York Times:
U.S. Displays Bomb Parts Said to Be Made in Iran
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
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.
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.
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
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
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 …
Bob Geiger:
On Team Bush, Scumbags Become Ambassadors  —  It should be an interesting afternoon in the Senate Foreign Relations Committee as hearings begin to consider Sam Fox as George W. Bush's nominee to be the new U.S. Ambassador to Belgium.  —  While the White House lauds Fox's qualifications for the role …
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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Sam Hananel / bradenton.com:   Kerry criticizes Fox at hearing for ambassador post
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.
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
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.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Yep, it appears that The Politico may indeed have done just that.  —  On Feb. 16, The Politico turned over its front page to a long hit piece on liberal bloggers by Liebermanite Dan Gerstein.  In the piece — titled "Liberal Bloggers Demonstrate Their Political Immaturity, Democrat Says" …
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 …
 
 
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Chris Bowers / MyDD:
New National Polls  —  Two new national polls out today.
Jerusalem Post:
Gang rapes Jewish women as 'revenge'
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Liberating Iraq  —  Peter Beinart has a piece in TNR about why he supported the war:
Little Green Footballs:
Deranged Diggbats Raving About LGF Again
Dana Bash / CNN:
Senate Democrats may be splintering on Iraq
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Latest Bombshell Motion
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'
 Earlier Items: 
KTRK-TV:
Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? — $30,000 utility bill
Ezra Klein:
The Problem With Brookings  —  The Pew Charitable Trust …
Chuck Philips / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. madam's 'trick book' is unsealed
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
John Tierney / New York Times:
An Early Environmentalist, Embracing New 'Heresies'