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8:40 PM ET, February 27, 2007

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Alisa Tang / Associated Press:
Cheney OK after Afghan blast; 23 killed  —  BAGRAM, Afghanistan - A suicide bomber attacked the entrance to the main U.S. military base in Afghanistan on Tuesday during a visit by Vice President Dick Cheney, killing up to 23 people and wounding 20.  Cheney was unhurt in the attack …
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Michelle Malkin:
Assassination chic, Cheney edition  —  The Vice President of the United States was reportedly targeted by Taliban jihadists in Afghanistan.  Jonathan Karl of ABC News reported from the scene: … Whatever your partisan leanings, an attack planned on the Vice President of the United States is an attack on America.
Jonathan Karl / ABCNEWS:   Cheney Targeted in Assassination Attempt
Jeff Goldstein / protein wisdom:
Greenwald(s): "We are not the haters. …
Discussion: Ace of Spades HQ
Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
New Low for the Angry Left?
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
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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Daniel Gross / Slate:
The CEO Candidate  —  HOW MITT ROMNEY'S CORPORATE SUCCESS EXPLAINS HIS CAMPAIGN—AND HIS FLIP-FLOPS.  —  For Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, the transition from moderate, gay-friendly, abortion-tolerating Massachusetts governor to a certified social conservative isn't going smoothly.
Discussion: Eunomia
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Today's Must Read  —  Two weeks ago, the Bush administration organized an intelligence briefing for journalists in Iraq to demonstrate that Iran was providing weapons to Iraqi insurgents.  According to the anonymous briefers, the weapons — particularly explosively formed penetrators or E.F.P.s …
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New York Times:
U.S. Displays Bomb Parts Said to Be Made in Iran
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
EFP UPDATE....On Monday the U.S. Army discovered a new cache …
Discussion: Wall Street Journal
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 …
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Madlen Read / Associated Press:
Stocks have worst day since 9/11 attacks  —  NEW YORK - Stocks had their worst day of trading since the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks Tuesday, hurtling the Dow Jones industrials down more than 400 points on a worldwide tide of concern that the U.S. and Chinese economies are stumbling and that share prices have become overinflated.
Redstate:
Carl Levin Calls for Attacks On Syria.  Admits Al-Qaeda In Iraq & Troops Need to Stay  —  UPDATE: The video is here.  —  Get ready for Carl Levin to get shot by Cindy Sheehan or some other angry lefty.  I'm not sure what happened to him, but he's making sense right now.
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'
Discussion: The Impolitic
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 …
Associated Press:
Rice: U.S. joining Iraq in inviting Iran, Syria to 'neighbors meeting'  —  The United States and the Iraqi government are launching a new diplomatic initiative to invite Iran and Syria to a neighbors meeting on stabilizing Iraq, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said Tuesday.
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 …
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.
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 …
Little Green Footballs:
Deranged Diggbats Raving About LGF Again  —  Here's a good example of how dishonest and just plain evil the modern left has become, in a comment posted at Digg about LGF: Digg - Cheney OK After Islamic Attack, Metafilter Disappointed. … Don't even try to make sense of that; you'll just get a headache.
Discussion: Hot Air and The Political Pit Bull
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: The Lede, On Deadline and The Corner
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Yep, it appears that The Politico may indeed have done just that.  —  On Feb. 16, The Politico turned over its front page to a long hit piece on liberal bloggers by Liebermanite Dan Gerstein.  In the piece — titled "Liberal Bloggers Demonstrate Their Political Immaturity, Democrat Says" …
 
 
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Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Liberating Iraq  —  Peter Beinart has a piece in TNR about why he supported the war:
Media Matters for America:
Cohen faulted "colleagues" …
Dana Bash / CNN:
Senate Democrats may be splintering on Iraq
KC Johnson / Durham-in-Wonderland:
Latest Bombshell Motion
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'
KTRK-TV:
Al Gore's 'Inconvenient Truth'? — $30,000 utility bill
 Earlier Items: 
Ezra Klein:
The Problem With Brookings  —  The Pew Charitable Trust …
Paul Rose / Times of London:
Ruined poppy farmers join ranks with the Taleban
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Richard Norton-Taylor / Guardian:
Britain switches tactics to undermine the Taliban
John Tierney / New York Times:
An Early Environmentalist, Embracing New 'Heresies'
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
A Firsthand Report on the Wounds of War
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
About that "scalping"... and other blogospheric collective activities.
Discussion: Majikthise, Eunomia and QandO