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9:40 AM ET, February 27, 2007

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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 …
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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:
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 …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Mote And The Beam Of Global Warming (Updated: Gore Responds)
Discussion: Barcepundit
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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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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   The Assassination Attempt Misses
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK After Afghan Blast; 14 Killed
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
David E. Sanger / New York Times:   Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
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
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
What was that Laura? Better ask Cheney
Discussion: Associated Press
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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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 …
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 …
Discussion: Decision '08 and Michelle Malkin
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John Fund / Opinion Journal:
God Save the Queen?
Discussion: Daily Pundit
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 …
Leslie Fulbright / San Francisco Chronicle:
Asian paper's 'I Hate Blacks' column assailed  —  A San Francisco weekly newspaper that bills itself as "The Voice of Asian America" is facing harsh criticism from that very community for publishing a column Friday titled "Why I Hate Blacks."  —  In the column, AsianWeek regular contributor …
Chicago Tribune:
Chicago goes to the polls today  —  Voters across Chicago go to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to give Mayor Richard Daley a record sixth term.  —  In a number of wards, voters also will make their picks in City Council races pitting veteran aldermen against challengers backed by labor unions.
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 …
 
 
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NewsMax.com:
Perle: Bush Failed by his Own People
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Rudy Going Reaganesque
Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The Gall To Speak Her Mind
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David Ignatius / Washington Post:
Need to Know Need to Know  —  Editor's Inbox
Discussion: State of the Day
Steve H. / Hog On Ice:
Praise Be  —  I May be a Punk, But I Try Not to be an Ingrate
Associated Press:
West 'humiliating' Iran, says Hans Blix
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
PR Newswire:
NEWSWEEK: Taliban Leader Mullah Omar has Emerged From the Shadows …
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Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
Mexican wives want U.S. to return husbands
Discussion: Eunomia and The Corner
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Special Comment: Secretary Rice, Get Your Facts Straight!
Amer Mohsen / iraqslogger.com:
Iraq Papers Monday: Sadr Speaks
Guardian:
Ahmadinejad under fire in Iran for hardline nuclear stance
Sheila Burke / Tennessean.com:
Man hit by cab after driver made anti-Semitic comments, witnesses say
Discussion: theneweditor.com
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
The Washington Post's crush on right-wing bloggers