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11:10 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
Discussion: Norwegianity and Daniel W. Drezner
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Taliban says targets Cheney in Afghan suicide blast  —  KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber killed up to 12 people at the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday in an attack the rebels said was aimed at Dick Cheney, but the visiting U.S. vice president was not hurt.
MSNBC:
Cheney unhurt after deadly blast at Afghan base  —  Suicide bomber kills at least 14; Taliban spokesman says VP was the target  —  Relatives carry a body after a suicide blast Tuesday outside the U.S. military base in Bagram, Afghanistan, where Vice President Dick Cheney was visiting.  —  NBC VIDEO
Discussion: Mia Culpa
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
Discussion: Redstate and The Heretik
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Assassination Attempt Misses
Discussion: Hot Air and news24.com
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
Islamo Fascists Strike Back, The Crazy Left Applauds
Discussion: On Deadline and A Blog For All
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:
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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 …
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 …
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 and TAPPED
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:   What was that Laura? Better ask Cheney
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 …
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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MSNBC:
Special comment: Condi goes too far  —  Olbermann: Secretary Rice's comparison of Saddam to Hitler is not accurate  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  On "Fox News Sunday" Feb. 25, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice paralleled World War II with the state of Iraq when discussing what would happen …
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Special Comment: Secretary Rice, Get Your Facts Straight!
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."
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 …
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 …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Giuliani's Mouth Is Running, but His Meter Isn't  —  Looking for a bargain outing for the family?  Consider a Rudy Giuliani speech.  —  The Republican presidential candidate and former New York mayor was charging $100,000 per speech before he announced two weeks ago that he was quitting the motivational lecture circuit.
Discussion: Betsy's Page
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Rudy Going Reaganesque
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Need to Know Need to Know  —  Editor's Inbox  —  U.S. Agrees to Meeting with Iran and Syria  —  The Bush administration has agreed to sit around a negotiating table with official representatives of Iran and Syria next month — as part of a planned regional conference in Baghdad to discuss ways to stabilize Iraq.
Discussion: Pajamas Media and State of the Day
Edward Wong / New York Times:
Iraqi Cabinet Approves Draft of Oil Law  —  The Iraqi cabinet approved a draft of a law today that would set guidelines for countrywide distribution of oil revenues and foreign investment in the immense oil industry.  —  The endorsement marked a major agreement among the country's ethnic …
Ronald Smothers / New York Times:
New Jersey Moves to Join Early Presidential Primaries  —  With a June primary that had become all but irrelevant, New Jersey would be romanced by presidential aspirants for its money — but rarely for its voters.  —  So under a measure approved unanimously on Monday by an Assembly committee …
Discussion: MyDD
 
 
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