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2:40 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, On Deadline and TalkLeft
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: The Politico and TIME
Howard Chua-Eoan / Time:
TIME Poll: Giuliani's Lead Widens  —  If Presidential campaigning were about something other than politics, how would the current crop of candidates fare?  Take speed dating.  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who is on wife no. 3, was judged most likely to be best …
Discussion: Taegan Goddard's … and Pandagon
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain Says U.S. Lives 'Wasted' in Iraq
CNN:
McCain announces '08 bid on Letterman
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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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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
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Scout Prime / First Draft:
People's Rebuke for Bush's Photo Op in NOLA today  —  Bush will be in New Orleans today.  A Rebuke of Bush is planned at 2pm.  Via Humid City is the statement of rebuke from Katrina Survivors....  If you have a blog please consider posting this today.
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Patrick Ishmael / The News Buckit:
"Seven words you can never say on television"... but which are said on the Internet.  A lot.  —  Talk about potty-mouths.  —  The Net's not always a kid-friendly place; there is plenty of foul language out there.  And of course, the blogosphere is no different.
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.
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Associated Press:   Walter Reed medical chief relieved of command
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.
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
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.
Debbi Wilgoren / Washington Post:
Historian Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. Dies at 89  —  Kennedy Confidant, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author Dies of Heart Attack in New York  —  Historian and intellectual icon Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr., a Kennedy confidant and liberal standard-bearer who was a fixture in Washington political life for decades …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Kate Phillips / New York Times:
Group Reaches Settlement With F.E.C. Over 2004 Campaign Advertising  —  A major conservative group agreed to pay a $750,000 penalty as part of a settlement with the Federal Election Commission, which found that the group violated campaign finance laws by spending more than $30 million …
Discussion: MyDD, Prairie Weather and JURIST
Tyler Cowen / Marginal Revolution:
Is IQ what is truly scarce?  —  There is a new view — or should I say an old view? — percolating in the blogosphere: "There is something special about IQ.  We must conserve IQ at very high cost, and gains in IQ will bring very high social returns."  —  In practical terms, "Conservation of IQ" …
Discussion: Catallarchy and Will Wilkinson
Bill Scher / The Huffington Post:
The Conservatives' "Secular Problem"  —  Today through Saturday, when Republicans and conservatives gather in Washington for the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, will they face up to the biggest obstacle preventing them from connecting with voters?  Their "secular problem."
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Jim DeMint Visits Blogger Row  —  Senator Jim DeMint stopped by Blogger Row, in part to speak to his support for Mitt Romney for the GOP nomination.  DeMint spoke for just a few minutes, but made the case that the federal government needs a strong CEO to straighten out the chaos and confusion of the bureaucracy.
Discussion: Redstate, seejanemom and Bluey Blog
Bjørn Stærk / All entries:
What Went Wrong?  —  After the September 11 terror attacks people looked for books that could explain the new world they lived in.  One of the authors they found was the historian Bernard Lewis, whose "What Went Wrong?  Western Impact and Middle Eastern Response" became a bestseller.
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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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
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Discussion: TalkLeft
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
OVER THE 'ILL, BEYOND 'IDDEN VALLEY, IT'S-A COMIN' FROM OVER THERE:
Discussion: Unfogged and Grammar.police
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 …
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Jeffrey A. Trachtenberg / Wall Street Journal:
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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