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5:20 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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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
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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.
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
New Low for the Angry Left?
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:   Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
Howard Schneider / Washington Post:
U.S. Base in Afghanistan Targeted During Cheney Visit
Discussion: toohotfortnr
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
Daniel Gross / Slate:
The CEO Candidate  —  HOW MITT ROMNEY'S CORPORATE SUCCESS EXPLAINS …
Discussion: Eunomia
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.
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Payson / Think Progress:   Snow Trumpets U.S. Troop Readiness: 'Unprecedented In Time of Warfare'
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 …
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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AMERICAN DIGEST:
Mirror, Mirror, on the wall, who's the greenest of them all?  —  Hey, Armageddon Happens. … Meanwhile, back at the ranch....  Al's house: … George's house: … "But... but...." says the Gore machine, "We buy offsets to make ourselves effectively carbon-neutral —"
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 and The Carpetbagger Report
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.
Chuck Philips / Los Angeles Times:
L.A. madam's 'trick book' is unsealed  —  Jody 'Babydol' Gibson's list of alleged clients includes Tom Lasorda and Bruce Willis.  They both deny using her services.  —  When Hollywood madam Jody "Babydol" Gibson was busted eight years ago, word that police had seized her list …
Discussion: On Deadline, The Lede and The Corner
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
Los Angeles Times:
Gen Y's ego trip takes a nasty turn  —  A new report suggests that an overdose of self-esteem in college students could mean a rough road ahead.  —  No wonder YouTube is so popular.  —  All the effort to boost children's self-esteem may have backfired and produced a generation of college students …
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs and Sister Toldjah
The Politico:
Pelosi Falls Short On Election Promises  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is discovering the cold truth about governing with a slim majority: It's much easier to promise behavioral change for Congress than to deliver it.  —  Pelosi vowed that five-day workweeks would be a hallmark of a harder-working Democratic majority.
Discussion: MyDD and The Political Pit Bull
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.
Quin Hillyer / American Spectator:
Jeb in 2008?  —  Don't be surprised if, come November of 2008, voters are choosing between Hillary Clinton and Jeb Bush for president.  —  But how can that be?  Jeb's not running.  —  Well, he isn't running now, but the new, front-loaded primary system may, counterintuitively …
Discussion: Reason Magazine and Redstate
 
 
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Yep, it appears that The Politico may indeed have done just that.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Americans Pessimistic About U.S. Role in World
Discussion: Firedoglake, ABCNEWS and Pollster
Faiz / Think Progress:
Lieberman: Criticism Of Administration's Iran Intelligence Is 'Unwarranted'
Ezra Klein:
The Problem With Brookings  —  The Pew Charitable Trust …
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
Britain switches tactics to undermine the Taliban
Edward Cody / Washington Post:
Broadcast Media in China Put On Notice
Discussion: CBS News and digg
 Earlier Items: 
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
About that "scalping"... and other blogospheric collective activities.
Julie Hirschfeld Davis / Associated Press:
Democrats Split Over Iraq Plan Details
New York Times:
U.S. Displays Bomb Parts Said to Be Made in Iran
NewsMax.com:
Perle: Bush Failed by his Own People
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
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