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1:15 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Associated Press:
Cheney "Targeted" In Deadly Afghan Blast  —  A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in  —  Afghanistan Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing at least 14 people and wounding a dozen more.  The Taliban claimed responsibility and said Cheney was the target.
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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
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.
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
Abdul Waheed Wafa / New York Times:
Cheney Unhurt After Bombing in Afghanistan  —  A suicide bomber blew himself up this morning outside the main gate of the United States military base at Bagram while Vice President Dick Cheney was inside.  Mr. Cheney was not hurt in the attack.  —  The blast killed and wounded American soldiers …
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Taliban says targets Cheney in Afghan suicide blast
White House:
Vice President's Remarks to the Traveling Press
Discussion: Washington Wire
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:   U.S. Base in Afghanistan Targeted During Cheney Visit
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK after Afghan blast; 23 killed
Discussion: The Daily Whim and driftglass
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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Washington Post:
Poll: Age Important to Voters
Discussion: Pollster and Matthew Yglesias
Amy Schatz / Washington Wire:
Romney: Gratitude to Constituents Has Its Limits
Discussion: TIME
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 …
Russell Berman / New York Sun:
Giuliani: 'Party of Freedom' Will Define Republicans  —  WASHINGTON — Mayor Giuliani is calling on the Republican Party to redefine itself as "the party of freedom," focusing on lower taxes, school choice, and a health care system rooted in free market principles.
Discussion: Captain's Quarters and The Corner
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.
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
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 …
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.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Firsthand Report on the Wounds of War  —  Bob Woodruff Indicts Military For Its Response to Veterans  —  At the moment of impact, when the roadside bomb sent shrapnel and rocks hurtling into his face, Bob Woodruff says, "I saw my body floating below me, kind of a whiteness."
Discussion: The Imus Show Blog and On Deadline
New York Times:
U.S. Displays Bomb Parts Said to Be Made in Iran  —  In a dusty field near the Baghdad airport on Monday, the American military laid out a display of hundreds of components for assembling deadly roadside bombs, its latest effort to embarrass the country it contends is supplying the material to armed Shiite groups here: Iran.
Discussion: TPMmuckraker and Gateway Pundit
 
 
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