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3:50 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
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.
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.
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
New Low for the Angry Left?
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:   Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK after Afghan blast; 23 killed
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:   U.S. Base in Afghanistan Targeted During Cheney Visit
White House:
Vice President's Remarks to the Traveling Press
Discussion: Washington Wire
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."
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 …
Associated Press:
Gen. Pace: Military capability eroding  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Strained by the demands of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is a significant risk that the U.S. military won't be able to quickly and fully respond to yet another crisis, according to a new report to Congress.
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.
New York Times:
Wall Street Plummets After Chinese Stocks Take a Big Hit  —  Stocks retreated sharply Tuesday after a sell-off in China rattled markets worldwide and data on durable goods orders came in well below expectations.  —  After reaching record highs on Monday, China's stock markets reversed course drastically …
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
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 …
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
Britain switches tactics to undermine the Taliban  —  Britain has launched a "reconciliation" drive to undermine support for the Taliban after Whitehall strategists concluded that a decisive military victory in Afghanistan cannot be won, the Guardian has learned.
 
 
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