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10:55 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
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
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Taliban says targets Cheney in Afghan suicide blast
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Assassination Attempt Misses
Discussion: Hot Air and news24.com
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
Discussion: Redstate and The Heretik
AJStrata / The Strata-Sphere:
Islamo Fascists Strike Back, The Crazy Left Applauds
Discussion: On Deadline and A Blog For 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 …
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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
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 …
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!
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 …
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Anne Applebaum / Washington Post:
The Gall To Speak Her Mind
Discussion: contentions
Associated Press:
West 'humiliating' Iran, says Hans Blix
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Guardian:
Ahmadinejad under fire in Iran for hardline nuclear stance