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12:25 PM 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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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.
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK After Afghan Blast; 14 Killed  —  BAGRAM, Afghanistan (AP) - 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.
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
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
Discussion: Redstate and The Heretik
Caren Bohan / Reuters:
Taliban says targets Cheney in Afghan suicide blast
White House:
Vice President's Remarks to the Traveling Press
Discussion: Washington Wire
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK after Afghan blast; 23 killed
Discussion: The Daily Whim and driftglass
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Assassination Attempt Misses
Discussion: news24.com and Hot Air
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
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 …
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Democrats Split Over Iraq Plan Details  —  WASHINGTON — Democrats' ambitious plans to limit President Bush's war authority and force a change of course in Iraq are faltering amid party divisions over how quickly and aggressively they should act.  —  A group of senior Senate Democrats …
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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."
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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
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:
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.
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 …
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 …
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
 
 
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