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11:05 AM ET, March 2, 2007

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Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
Reading Hillary Rodham's hidden thesis  —  Clinton White House asked Wellesley College to close off access  —  Hillary Rodham, in a 1965 freshman photo when she was president of Wellesley College's Young Republicans, with the cover page of her senior thesis from 1969 on radical organizer Saul D. Alinsky.
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
At Site of '65 March, an '08 Collision  —  Sunday's Selma Event to Be a Stage for Obama — and Clinton(s)  —  Bill Clinton will join Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton at a commemoration of the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala., on Sunday, bringing his star power and popularity among African Americans …
Bill Dedman / MSNBC:
How the Clintons wrapped up Hillary's thesis  —  'A stupid political decision,' says her former Wellesley poli-sci professor  —  WELLESLEY, Mass. - Hillary Rodham Clinton's political science professor said he'd give the tactic an "F."  —  It was early 1993, in the first days of the Clinton administration …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Marisa Taylor / Real Cities:
Sources: GOP lawmakers tried to influence federal investigation  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured the U.S. attorney in their state to speed up indictments in a federal corruption investigation that involved at least one former Democratic state senator …
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Washington Post:
House Panel Subpoenas Fired U.S. Attorneys  —  Democrats issued their first major subpoenas yesterday since taking control of Congress, as a House subcommittee voted to compel testimony from four former U.S. attorneys who were part of a wave of firings by the Justice Department.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Profiles In Political Courage?  —  It's not often I disagree with my friend John Podhoretz at The Corner, but today's post on John McCain and CPAC struck me as rather odd.  In response to a post by Kathryn Jean Lopez that scolded McCain for skipping both NRI and CPAC, John said that McCain was right to stay away:
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
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Carlotta Gall / New York Times:
Pressed by U.S., Pakistan Seizes a Taliban Chief  —  The former Taliban defense minister was arrested in Pakistan on Monday, the day of Vice President Dick Cheney's visit, two government officials said Thursday.  He is the most important Taliban member to be captured since the American-led invasion of Afghanistan in 2001.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and On Deadline
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Baltimore Sun:
A new twist to an intriguing family history … WASHINGTON // Many people know that Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's father was from Kenya and his mother from Kansas.  —  But an intriguing sliver of his family history has received almost no attention until now …
Marjorie Connelly / The Caucus:
New Bush, Iraq Poll Numbers  —  In the months since the Congressional elections, President Bush has lost substantial support among members of his own party, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.  —  Mr. Bush's approval rating dropped 13 percentage points since last fall among Republicans …
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Bush Is Losing Support Among Republicans
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Oh George, what will we do when you're gone?  —  Our columnist on an easy target for America-bashers  —  Somewhere, deep down, tucked away underneath their loathing for George Bush, in a secret place where the lights of smart dinner-party conversation and clever debating-society repartee never shine …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Music Of the Spheres  —  You might not have noticed, but we broke another U.S. space record last month when astronaut Michael Lopez-Alegria logged his 67th hour of spacewalking.  If you consider that the equivalent of the Guinness record for pogo-stick bouncing (23.11 miles in 12 hours and 27 minutes) …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Washington Post:
Not 'a Good-News Story'  —  YESTERDAY THE Post reported that Lt. Gen. Kevin C. Kiley heard years ago from a veterans advocate and even a member of Congress that outpatient care at Walter Reed Army Medical Center was distressingly squalid and disorganized.  That commander proceeded to do little …
Michael Fleming / Variety:
Plame film in works at Warner Bros.  —  Studio sets movie about CIA leak scandal  —  Warner Bros. is developing a feature on the lives of Valerie Plame and Ambassador Joseph Wilson, the married couple drawn into a D.C. firestorm.  —  Plame's status as a CIA agent was revealed …
Des Moines Register:
Vilsack says early polls didn't show his strength  —  The former Iowa governor says it was his inability to raise money that forced him from the presidential race.  —  Former Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack criticized public opinion polls Friday and said his presidential campaign was running stronger …
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Shortages Threaten Guard's Capability  —  Nearly 90 percent of Army National Guard units in the United States are rated "not ready" — largely as a result of shortfalls in billions of dollars' worth of equipment — jeopardizing their capability to respond to crises at home and abroad …
Jules Crittenden:
Good News Bad News  —  When is bad news good news?  When it is your enemy's.  —  Reuters loads us up on the Good News out of Iraq: too many al-Qaeda dead to count in a village in Anbar, where Iraqi security forces just kept killing them all day.  US and Iraqi forces raiding into Sadr City …
Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
Poll Shows Majority Back Health Care for All  —  A majority of Americans say the federal government should guarantee health insurance to every American, especially children, and are willing to pay higher taxes to do it, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News Poll.
 
 
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Syed Saleem Shahzad / Asia Times:
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Last night at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Major John / Miserable Donuts:
News of Afghanistan  —  A bit early...but I'm busy.  —  Gotcha!
Discussion: Instapundit.com
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
Checkmate  —  The Democratic Party's honeymoon is over.
Joe Klein / time-blog.com:
Self-Referential Feedback Loop
Discussion: TAPPED
Dan / Riehl World View:
Al Gore's Inconvenient Loot
Julie Mason / NewsWatch:
Going coastal  —  "There's no telling who's going to show up …
Michael Young / Reason:
A Muckraker on the Wane?  —  Does the New Yorker actually edit Seymour Hersh?
Discussion: GINA COBB
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Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:
California Enjoys Electoral Muscle
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Rice Names Critic Of Iraq Policy to Counselor's Post
Stephen Majors / Associated Press:
20 dead as tornadoes hit Ga., Ala., Mo.
GEORGE ARCHIBALD:
UNHINGED  —  As the first reporter hired by The Washington …
Discussion: Wonkette
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Rightosphere Temperature Check: Polling Right-Of-Center Bloggers …
Dave Kilcullen / SWJ Blog:
Guardian article misrepresents the advisers' view
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and ZenPundit
Norman Podhoretz / contentions:
On Arthur Schlesinger  —  There are three things to say about the work …
Discussion: Power Line and New York Times
New York Times:
A Suddenly Convenient Truth