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7:35 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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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 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
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 …
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.
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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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 …
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.
NewsMax.com:
Perle: Bush Failed by his Own People … Richard Perle tells NewsMax that key members of the Bush administration have failed the president - and Perle names names.  —  In a wide-ranging interview, the former assistant Secretary of Defense under President Reagan and chairman …
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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Media Matters for America:
Cohen faulted "colleagues" …
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
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'
 Earlier Items: 
KTRK-TV:
Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? — $30,000 utility bill
Ezra Klein:
The Problem With Brookings  —  The Pew Charitable Trust …
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
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