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7:40 AM ET, March 3, 2007


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Nico / Think Progress:
Coulter: I Would Talk About Edwards But "You Have To Go Into Rehab If You Use The Word 'Faggot'"  —  Speaking today at the Conservative Political Action Conference, right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said: "I was going to have a few comments on the other Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards …
Fox News:
Members of the audience seemed startled, then many clapped, and she proceeded to open the floor to questions, reported  —  After her comments, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean issued a press release expressing his outrage.  Dean called Coulter's remarks 'hate-filled and bigoted.'
Bryan / Hot Air:
Thanks, Ann; Update: Audio added; Update: Video added  —  Ann Coulter is speaking at CPAC as I write.  As is typical, she gave a brief speech full of her usual witticisms, including a few brilliant attacks on Al Gore's green hypocrisy.  All was good.  Untill the last few seconds, when she launched into a joke about John Edwards.
Sean Hackbarth / The American Mind:
ANN COULTER USES GAY SLUR AT CPAC  —  Ann Coulter almost made it through her CPAC speech without looking like a complete buffoon.  She wasn't funny, she rarely is, but she's an attention whore.  Near the end of her speech she said she wouldn't talk about John Edwards because " …
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Coulter @ CPAC: I would comment on John Edwards, but it turns out you have to go into rehab if you use the word 'faggot.'  —  It's nice to see the conservatives at CPAC embrace and cheer on someone like Coultergeist.  She's really a beacon of responsible conservative commentary, no?
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Coulter Said What?  (Bumped)  —  Ann Coulter is speaking at the moment, and drawing a huge crowd — with longer lines than those for the Rudy Giuliani.  She's definitely one of the stars here at CPAC, and I listened to the audio stream for a bit while she opened her speech.
Media Matters for America:
Coulter reference to Edwards as "faggot" gives rise to questions for media  —  In a March 2 speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), right-wing pundit Ann Coulter said she "can't really talk about" Democratic presidential candidate and former Sen. John Edwards (NC) …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Coulter In Her Element  —  "I was going to talk about John Edwards …
Tracy Russo / Democratic National Committee:   Governor Dean Blasts Coulter's Slur, Calls on GOP Presidential …
Redstate:   The Shunning of Ann Coulter
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Ann Coulter Calls John Edwards 'Faggot'
Discussion: Fausta's blog
David Lightman / Hartford Courant:
Lieberman To Deliver Democratic Address  —  WASHINGTON — Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman plans to deliver the Democrats' radio response to President Bush Saturday and urge that the president and Congress "hold the Pentagon and Army chain of command accountable for the neglect of our soldiers at Walter Reed" Army Medical Center.
Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Army Secretary Resigns in Scandal's Wake  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey abruptly stepped down Friday as the Bush administration struggled to cope with the fallout from a scandal over substandard conditions for wounded Iraq soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
The Blotter:
Waxman to Force Walter Reed Ex-Chief to Talk About Problems, Contract  —  Justin Rood and Anna Schecter Report:  —  A powerful Democratic congressman is challenging the Pentagon, which is attempting to block the former chief of Walter Reed Army Medical Center from testifying before Congress next week.
Army secretary quits in wake of hospital scandal
Discussion: All Spin Zone and PoliBlog (TM)
Scott Eric Kaufman / Acephalous:
"Show Me Your Work," Filthy-Mouthed Liberals Politely Demand  —  So that thing about filthy-mouthed liberals?  Something seemed—I don't know—off about those numbers.  Quick exercise: I'm from the South.  I know what patriotic Americans sound like after church on Sundays when, for example, someone scores on 'dem Saints.
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:   SMELLING SALTS WATCH....First a confession: I'm a little weary …
Washington Post:
White House Backed U.S. Attorney Firings, Officials Say  —  The White House approved the firings of seven U.S. attorneys late last year after senior Justice Department officials identified the prosecutors they believed were not doing enough to carry out President Bush's policies on immigration …
David Johnston / New York Times:
House Panel Subpoenas 4 Prosecutors of 8 Ousted
Discussion: JURIST and ACSBlog
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Angered by Democrats' drive for 'consensus' on Iraq, some Congressional Progressives will push for withdrawal on floor  —  Consensus-seeking negotiations on a measure that would limit President Bush's troop escalation in Iraq have angered Congressional Progressives.
Discussion: NewsHog
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
The Progressive Convulsions Start
Discussion: The Agonist and
Mike Stark / The Huffington Post:
What Is Missing at CPAC?  —  Everyone is here... Michelle Malkin.  Ann Coulter.  Newt Gingrich.  Duncan Hunter.  Mitt Romney.  Jeff Gannon.  Sam Brownback.  Melanie Morgan.  John O'Neill... Oh so many heroes of the right...  And me.  —  And let me tell you - they've really turned out impressive support.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Unnervingly creepy photo of the day
Liechtenstein: no retaliation for Swiss 'invasion'  —  Mark Oliver and agencies  —  The Swiss army is not renowned for its aggressive expeditionary adventures - but it does appear to have accidentally invaded Liechtenstein.  —  According to the Swiss daily Blick, around 170 infantry soldiers …
John Hinderaker / News Bloggers Blog:
Hysterical, In A Dubious Cause  —  This post earlier today by Cenk Uygur is a good example of the hysteria—worse, ill-informed hysteria—that typifies so many liberals when they write on the subject of treatment of detainees.  Uygur takes up the cudgels for Jose Padilla, who, Uygur says …
Discussion: The Heretik
Cenk Uygur / News Bloggers Blog:
The Missing Tape  —  Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball …
Discussion: Power Line
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