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2:40 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Thalia / Associated Press:
Over 20 Die In Attack Aimed At Cheney  —  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.
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.
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
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK after Afghan blast; 23 killed
White House:
Vice President's Remarks to the Traveling Press
Discussion: Washington Wire
David E. Sanger / New York Times:
Cheney Warns Pakistan to Act Against Terrorists
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:   New Low for the Angry Left?
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:   Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
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
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: On Deadline
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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 …
John Podhoretz / New York Post:
ON THEIR SIDE  —  WHY SO MANY RIGHTIES ARE ROOTING FOR RUDY  —  IT is nearly impossible for the chattering classes - on all sides of the political divide - to comprehend the heat being generated by Rudy Giuliani's presidential bid.  —  The fallback explanation is just to say "9/11" and be done with it.
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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 …
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.
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 …
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.
Paul Rose / Times of London:
Ruined poppy farmers join ranks with the Taleban  —  Tim Albone in Panjwayi and Claire Billet in Nad Ali  —  The tractor roared through the field, the plough tearing through the valuable poppy crop as the farmer looked on.  A helicopter searched for insurgents and armed police stood watch …
Discussion: Jihad Watch
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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