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1:25 PM ET, March 2, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
CPAC-apalooza  —  ***update 1156am***  —  Giuliani's scheduled to speak at noon.  Meantime, a popular sticker...  ***update 942am***  —  Newt Gingrich landed at Blogger Row.  He chatted with Hot Air TV for 10 minutes.  We'll have the interview up later.
Discussion: Bluey Blog
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:
David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
McCain and Obama in Deal on Public Financing
Discussion: The Politico
Jennifer Steinhauer / New York Times:   California Enjoys Electoral Muscle
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.
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
The Big Trunk / Power Line:   COMING (TOO) SOON  —  Variety reports that Warner Brothers …
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 …
Washington Post:
House Panel Subpoenas Fired U.S. Attorneys
Nico / Think Progress:
Walter Reed Whitewash: Kiley Replacement 'Demoralizing' To Hospital Staff  —  Yesterday's management shake-up at Walter Reed looks increasingly suspect.  The Washington Post reports today that the hospital chief who was relieved of duty, Army Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman, is …
CBS News:
Poll: The Politics Of Health Care  —  Most Americans Favor Universal Health Care, Give Democrats Edge On Improving System  —  (CBS) Americans think the U.S. health care system is in need of major repairs, according to a CBS News/New York Times poll.  —  Nine out of 10 say the system needs …
Joe Klein /
Self-Referential Feedback Loop  —  Let me respond to Ezra Klein's response to Justin Fox's delightful bit about us mainstream sorts trying to be bloggers.  —  Now, I like Ezra.  He's a smart guy.  We have the same last name and all...But he's wrong about this: … To which I can only say, what security?
Ezra Klein / TAPPED:
THE WISDOM OF INSECURITY.  Now, now, Other Klein, just because …
Discussion: TIME: Swampland
Glenn Kessler / Washington Post:
Rice Names Critic Of Iraq Policy to Counselor's Post  —  Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has tapped Eliot A. Cohen, a prominent writer on national security strategy and an outspoken critic of the administration's postwar occupation of Iraq, as her counselor, State Department officials said yesterday.
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
Kimberley A. Strassel / Opinion Journal:
Checkmate  —  The Democratic Party's honeymoon is over.  —  For Big Labor, this week's "card check" victory marked the ultimate payoff for past Democratic election support.  For House Democrats, it marked the end of the honeymoon.  —  Democrats won in November in part by playing …
Dan / Riehl World View:
Al Gore's Inconvenient Loot  —  Former Vice President Al Gore has built a Green money-making machine capable of eventually generating billions of dollars for investors, including himself, but he set it up so that the average Joe can't afford to play on Gore's terms.
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 …
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CBS News:
U.S. Heading Towards Bankruptcy?
Discussion: ParaPundit
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!
Jules Crittenden:
Good News Bad News  —  When is bad news good news?  When it is your enemy's.
Discussion: Power Line
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Michael Young / Reason:
A Muckraker on the Wane?  —  Does the New Yorker actually edit Seymour Hersh?
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Des Moines Register:
Vilsack says early polls didn't show his strength
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Stephen Majors / Associated Press:
20 dead as tornadoes hit Ga., Ala., Mo.
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
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Oh George, what will we do when you're gone?