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1:00 PM ET, March 1, 2007

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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
McCain rejects CPAC invite  —  Sen. John McCain is the only major Republican presidential candidate who will not address the nation's premier gathering of conservatives this year.  —  Sponsors of the Conservative Political Action Conference, which begins today in Washington and brings together thousands …
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Joan Lowy / Associated Press:
McCain Announces He'll Run for President  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Apparently believing that what's good once is even better twice, Republican Sen. John McCain announced his candidacy for president during a TV appearance, and then announced he will announce his candidacy again next month.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and TalkLeft
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In Newly Usual Way, McCain Says He'll Run  —  Senator John McCain of Arizona took the platform of a late-night talk show Wednesday and said he would formally announce his campaign for the presidency in early April.  His remarks erased entirely whatever doubt could have existed about his ambitions for the Republican nomination.
CNN:
McCain announces '08 bid on Letterman
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Susan Milligan / Boston Globe:
Looking past the candidates
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
McCain Says He'll Seek Presidency, Plans to Make It Official in April
Discussion: Hullabaloo
New York Times:
U.S. Concedes Uncertainty on North Korean Uranium Effort  —  Last October, the North Koreans tested their first nuclear device, the fruition of decades of work to make a weapon out of plutonium.  —  For nearly five years, though, the Bush administration, based on intelligence estimates …
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Helene Cooper / New York Times:
In U.S. Overtures to Foes, New Respect for Pragmatism  —  In the span of just two weeks, the United States has agreed to hold high-level contacts with Iran and Syria, and to start down the path toward formal diplomatic recognition of North Korea.  —  Has the Bush administration gone soft on its foes?
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Cheney's contempt for American public opinion  —  Since the smashing repudiation his party suffered at the hands of the American voter in the 2006 midterm elections, Dick Cheney's behavior has become palpably more secretive, combative, and scornful.  The embittered interview he gave …
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Matthias Gebauer / Spiegel Online:
The Star of Afghanistan's Jihad
Free exchange:
A tale of two markets … Categories: … MANY readers profess puzzlement as to how carbon offsets could fail to reduce one's carbon footprint.  The answer is that they probably do reduce one's carbon footprint, but by nowhere near the one-for-one ration that seems to be implied by the extraordinarily low price of carbon offsets.
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Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:   More fun than chess  —  Let's consider a power supplier …
Loki / Humid City v2.3:
Rebuke Bush 2pm  —  JOIN THE KATRINA SURVIVORS' REBUKE OF PRESIDENT BUSH  —  New Orleans Needs Federal Aid, Not Presidential Photo-Ops.  —  Mr. President: Katrina Survivors Do Not Welcome You, We Rebuke You!  —  We live in a devastated city and you are a big part of the reason why it sill sits in ruins.
Discussion: FRAMESHOP and Pam's House Blend
Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
NEWT RIPS 'NASTY' HILL  —  DROPS NICE-GUY APPROACH TO 'RUTHLESS' RIVAL  —  Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich yesterday called Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton "a nasty woman" who runs an "endlessly ruthless" campaign machine.  —  The conservative Republican made the surprising comments …
Discussion: TIME
Opinion Journal:
Walter Reuther's Ghost  —  Democrats vote to bar secret union ballots.  —  The House of Representatives has scheduled a vote as early as today on a bill that strips 140 million U.S. workers of the right to decide in private whether to unionize.  Naturally, it's called the Employee Free Choice Act.
Washington Post:
Hospital Officials Knew of Neglect  —  Complaints About Walter Reed Were Voiced for Years  —  Top officials at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, including the Army's surgeon general, have heard complaints about outpatient neglect from family members, veterans groups and members of Congress for more than three years.
Washington Post:
The Myth of the Middle  —  The story of 2006 was that regular Americans were sick of partisan divisions in Washington.  The vast and consensus-hungry middle asserted itself in November, the narrative went, finally ordering the parties and their childish politicians to stop fighting and to work together.
Hillel Italie / Associated Press:
Kennedy insider Schlesinger dies at 89  —  NEW YORK - Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., the Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and "court philosopher" of the Kennedy administration who remained a proud liberal even as others dared not use the word, has died.  He was 89.
Discussion: theneweditor.com
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup Poll:
Democrats View Hillary Clinton as Most Electable Democratic Candidate  —  Fewer than half think Gore will have a good chance to win  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A recent Gallup Panel survey shows that Democrats think Hillary Clinton has the best chance of being elected president among …
Discussion: Pollster
 
 
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Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
Unmasking Scooter  —  NYT Photo/Doug Mills via Common Dreams)
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Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
OVER THE 'ILL, BEYOND 'IDDEN VALLEY, IT'S-A COMIN' FROM OVER THERE:
Discussion: Unfogged
New York Times:
NBC May Oust Evening News Executive
Popular Mechanics:
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Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
A Disconnect on Hooking Up  —  WHEN Laura Sessions Stepp warned …
Discussion: FishBowlDC
Beverly Keel / Dickson Herald:
Gore says media miss climate message
Bjørn Stærk / All entries:
What Went Wrong?  —  After the September 11 terror attacks …
Austan Goolsbee / New York Times:
For the Super-Rich, Too Much Is Never Enough
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Jim DeMint Visits Blogger Row
Discussion: Redstate, seejanemom and Bluey Blog
Daniel Henninger / Opinion Journal:
The Real American Idol
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and BLACKFIVE
Lyndsey Layton / Washington Post:
House GOP Pushes Floor Vote For Rep. Jefferson Appointment
CNN:
GLENN BECK  —  Should Mexico Compensate U.S. for Cost of Illegals?
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow
Discussion: First Draft and Bring it On!
Simon Tisdall / Guardian:
Military chiefs give US six months to win Iraq war