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11:55 AM ET, February 28, 2007

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Washington Post:
African American Voters Shift Support to Obama  —  The opening stages of the campaign for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination have produced a noticeable shift in sentiment among African American voters, who little more than a month ago heavily supported Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton …
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Steve Inskeep / NPR:
Obama to Attend Selma March Anniversary  —  · This weekend, civil rights leaders will commemorate the anniversary of Bloody Sunday — the day in 1965 when civil rights marchers were beaten in Selma, Ala.  —  The speakers at the solemn occasion in Selma will include …
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog and TIME
New York Times:
U.S. Set to Join Iran and Syria in Talks on Iraq  —  American officials said Tuesday that they had agreed to hold the highest-level contact with the Iranian authorities in more than two years as part of an international meeting on Iraq.  —  The discussions, scheduled for the next two months …
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Caroline Davies / Telegraph:
Prince says McDonald's should be banned  —  The Prince of Wales hit out at McDonald's yesterday, suggesting that banning the US chain was the "key" to children eating more healthily.  —  His controversial comment provoked an immediate reaction from the fast-food company, which called the words …
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This Is London:
CHARLES: BAN THE BIG MAC  —  Prince Charles today said banning McDonald's fast food was the key to a healthy lifestyle.  —  His comments came as he attended the launch of a public health awareness campaign.  —  Charles, a strong advocate of organic food, was touring the Imperial College London
John Harris / The Politico:
An Editor's Confession: I'm the Source of 'Slow Bleed'  —  With a mixture of pride and remorse, I have a confession: I am the author of the Democratic Party's "slow-bleed strategy" for ending the war in Iraq.  —  I had nothing to do with the details of the plan that Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) floated two weeks ago.
Discussion: Attytood, Power Line, MyDD and Wonkette
Kirk Semple / New York Times:
U.S. and Iraqi Forces Arrest 16 Suspected in Killings and Kidnappings  —  American and Iraqi troops on Tuesday stormed several buildings in Sadr City, Baghdad's main bastion of Shiite militancy, and detained at least 16 people suspected of participating in militia violence including killings …
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Mary Otto / Washington Post:
For Want of a Dentist  —  George's Boy Dies After Bacteria From Tooth Spread to Brain  —  Twelve-year-old Deamonte Driver died of a toothache Sunday.  —  A routine, $80 tooth extraction might have saved him.  —  If his mother had been insured.  —  If his family had not lost its Medicaid.
Kelly Kennedy / Army News, benefits, careers …:
Walter Reed patients told to keep quiet  —  Soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center's Medical Hold Unit say they have been told they will wake up at 6 a.m. every morning and have their rooms ready for inspection at 7 a.m., and that they must not speak to the media.
Discussion: Think Progress
David Ignatius / Washington Post:
U.S. Sanctions With Teeth  —  Everybody knows that economic sanctions don't work.  Just look at the decades of fruitless pressure on Cuba.  But guess what?  In the recent cases of North Korea and Iran, a new variety of U.S. Treasury sanctions is having a potent effect, suggesting that the conventional wisdom may be wrong.
Discussion: QandO and Decision '08
Washington Post:
New Light Shed on CIA's 'Black Site' Prisons  —  On his last day in CIA custody, Marwan Jabour, an accused al-Qaeda paymaster, was stripped naked, seated in a chair and videotaped by agency officers.  Afterward, he was shackled and blindfolded, headphones were put over his ears, and he was given an injection that made him groggy.
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Some push for Huckabee to run for Senate, not president  —  Though his long-shot presidential campaign is still in its early stages, some wish former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee would drop his national aspirations and return home to wage what they see as a vital campaign against Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) in 2008 instead.
Washington Post:
Va.'s Two Warners May Be Headed for Rematch  —  Ex-Governor Mark Is Being Urged to Seek U.S. Senate Seat Held by John  —  Former Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner is being courted by national Democrats to run for the U.S. Senate seat now held by John W. Warner (R-Va.) and is seriously considering …
Michael Kranish / Boston Globe:
Pardons reemerge as issue in Clinton run  —  WASHINGTON — Six years ago, the launch of Hillary Clinton's career in the US Senate was marred by allegations that her brothers had received payments from people pardoned by President Bill Clinton in the waning months of his presidency.
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Two GOP Factions May End Feud in Favor of Fighting Democrats  —  Now that Republicans are in the minority in Congress, a pair of dueling GOP organizations that fund congressional candidates may be reaching a détente of sorts, as they embrace the shared goal of reclaiming the majority in 2008.
Discussion: MyDD and DownWithTyranny!
 
 
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