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5:30 PM ET, March 1, 2007

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Bill Sammon / Examiner:
Draft questions cloud Giuliani's chances  —  WASHINGTON - If this presidential campaign is anything like the last, John McCain's Vietnam service will inevitably be contrasted with GOP rival Rudy Giuliani's avoidance of a war that he opposed.  —  "Any suggestion that he was dodging the draft is totally …
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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 …
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 …
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: Taylor Marsh and TIME
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.
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
McCain Says U.S. Lives 'Wasted' in Iraq
Associated Press:
Walter Reed medical chief relieved of command  —  General's dismissal follows reports on poor treatment of wounded soldiers  —  U.S. Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman speaks to a crowd during a NASCAR visit at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington in September 2006.
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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
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Lincoln D. Chafee / New York Times:
The Senate's Forgotten Iraq Choice  —  Providence, R.I.  —  AS the presidential primary campaigns begin in earnest, the Iraq war is overshadowing all other issues, as it did during the midterm elections.  Presidential candidates who were in the Senate in October 2002 are particularly under the microscope …
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New York Times:
U.S. Concedes Uncertainty on North Korean Uranium Effort
Kate Ravilious / National Geographic:
Mars Melt Hints at Solar, Not Human, Cause for Warming, Scientist Says  —  Simultaneous warming on Earth and Mars suggests that our planet's recent climate changes have a natural—and not a human-induced—cause, according to one scientist's controversial theory.
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and A Blog For All
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Ezra Klein:
Which Side Are You On?  —  Megan and I have been through these woods before, but the question of card check essentially rests on the question of whether you think employers wield too much power in union elections, whether you believe union intimidation can match them, and whether you believe there are other measures capable of redress.
Discussion: MyDD and Bradford Plumer
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Carrie Budoff / The Politico:
Santorum Says Anyone But McCain  —  Former Sen. Rick Santorum has drawn at least one conclusion about the Republican presidential primary field: Anybody but John McCain.  —  The Pennsylvania Republican, who signed a contract Thursday as a Fox News contributor, said he has spoken with every GOP candidate …
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 …
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: Will Wilkinson and Catallarchy
New York Times:
NBC May Oust Evening News Executive  —  NBC's dominance in television's evening news race is undergoing its most serious challenge in a decade as "World News" on ABC scored its second ratings victory in the last three weeks.  The figures highlight the slow but steady ascent …
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
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.
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
4:30 on Day Seven  —  graphic courtesy Monk at Inflatable Dartboard  —  As Jane has warned you, at 4:30, Walton will dismiss the jury (for the day, we think), and give the jurors an instruction.  I suspect he may give them tomorrow off, which will bum me out bc I want to go home and I'm not sure …
 
 
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Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:
Alleged D.C. Madam "Considering" Selling Off Phone Records
Discussion: The Blotter and Balloon Juice
Zachary Roth / Political Animal:
EVERY WHICH WAY YOU WANT...With the verdict in the Libby trial due …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Angry Bear
Ned Lamont / The Huffington Post:
The Real Choice on Iraq
Discussion: Dohiyi Mir and The Empire Zone
Holly Ramer / Associated Press:
Thieves Break Into N.H. Dem Headquarters
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Why do so many neoconservatives lack the courage of their convictions?
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Court Hears Arguments Linking Right to Sue and Spending on Religion
Discussion: SCOTUSblog
Hamza Hendawi / Associated Press:
Chalabi Back in the Political Limelight
Discussion: Firedoglake
David Sirota / workingforchange.com/blog/index.cfm:
84% of Philly votes to toss Santorum out of office; Philly Inquirer …
Discussion: Sirotablog and TAPPED
 Earlier Items: 
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
John Edwards '08 Blog:
John Edwards Second Life HQ vandalized.
Free exchange:
A tale of two markets
Daniel Henninger / Opinion Journal:
The Real American Idol
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and BLACKFIVE
Washington Post:
The Myth of the Middle  —  The story of 2006 was that regular Americans …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Cheney's contempt for American public opinion
White House:
Press Briefing by Tony Snow