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6:15 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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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?
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New York Times:
U.S. Concedes Uncertainty on North Korean Uranium Effort
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
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 …
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.
Spencerackerman / toohotfortnr:
OVER THE 'ILL, BEYOND 'IDDEN VALLEY, IT'S-A COMIN' FROM OVER THERE:  —  Some of you know that I've been seeking an Iraq embed since November.  Well, yesterday, my request was granted.  I fly to Kuwait on Saturday and shortly thereafter head to Baghdad, and I'll be spending most of the month over there.
Discussion: Unfogged and Grammar.police
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
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 …
Hamza Hendawi / Associated Press:
Chalabi Back in the Political Limelight  —  Dignitaries gathered last month for a gesture of reconciliation — reopening a Sunni mosque in Shiite Sadr City.  As the cameras panned the robes and turbans, there stood Ahmad Chalabi, elegantly attired in an expensive Western suit.
Discussion: Firedoglake
 
 
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Bryan / Hot Air:
CPAC Blogging
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The Case of the Missing Movie
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Andrew Taylor / Associated Press:
Dems nix idea of military budget cuts
Discussion: MyDD and Blue Crab Boulevard
Emptywheel / Firedoglake:
4:30 on Day Seven  —  graphic courtesy Monk at Inflatable Dartboard
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: Firedoglake
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David Sirota / workingforchange.com/blog/index.cfm:
84% of Philly votes to toss Santorum out of office; Philly Inquirer …
Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
A Disconnect on Hooking Up  —  WHEN Laura Sessions Stepp warned …
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Austan Goolsbee / New York Times:
For the Super-Rich, Too Much Is Never Enough
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Washington Post:
The Myth of the Middle  —  The story of 2006 was that regular Americans …