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8:35 PM ET, March 2, 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 …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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?
Discussion: Hullabaloo and TheNewsHole
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 " …
Matt Browner Hamlin / The Huffington Post:
CPAC: Giuliani Falls Flat, Coulter Drops a Slur
Discussion: newsweek
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.
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Bush Orders Review of Service Members' Care  —  Army Secretary Francis J. Harvey resigned today amid a burgeoning scandal over the treatment of wounded outpatient soldiers at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and President Bush ordered a "comprehensive review" of care for the nation's war wounded …
Peggy Noonan / Opinion Journal:
How McCain Got Dinged  —  He's had quite a life.  Will it be enough to carry him to the White House?  —  Wednesday night John McCain made it official.  "I am announcing that I will be a candidate for president of the United States," he told David Letterman, adding that this was actually …
Christy Hardin Smith / Firedoglake:
More Notes From The Jury  —  This just in: … Nothing is showing up as yet on PACER, at least not that I am seeing.  That's two notes.  From the Libby jury.  —  And we'll be back with live coverage on Monday.  You know what I know at the moment.  —  UPDATE: The text of the two notes is as follows.
Discussion: Angry Bear
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Jurors Raise Question About Reasonable Doubt
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
CPAC: Giuliani Speaks  —  Rudy Giuliani is speaking now at the CPAC conference, and he is drawing huge crowds — not only in the Regency Ballroom where he is appearing, but also around every monitor in the exhibition hall.  He's keeping the CPAC attendees riveted, and the place is otherwise …
I Have Seen The Future: It Is Giuliani
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 …
Business Week:
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas Speaks  —  Justice Thomas talks about the lasting influence of the man who guided him through his years at Holy Cross and why he's not a beneficiary of affirmative action  —  Of all the influences in the life of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas …
Associated Press:
SWISS TROOPS ACCIDENTALLY INVADE LIECHTENSTEIN  —  ZURICH, Switzerland — What began as a routine training exercise almost ended in an embarrassing diplomatic incident after a company of Swiss soldiers got lost at night and marched into neighboring Liechtenstein.
Michelle Tsai / Slate:
Honey, I'm Dead!  —  HOW GOD REWARDS A FEMALE SUICIDE BOMBER.  —  A female suicide bomber detonated a vest filled with explosives at a university in Baghdad Sunday, killing more than 40 people.  If male martyrs can expect to find 72 virgin maidens in paradise when they die, what rewards can female suicide bombers expect?
Discussion: News Bloggers Blog
Hotline On Call:
YouTube Oppo Of The Day  —  1. Sen. Barack Obama, speaking in a fairly impoverished Cleveland, saying he wants "everybody here to pony up five dollars, ten dollars for this campaign.  I don't care how poor you are, you've got five dollars."  —  2. An anti-Giuliani video, just in time for CPAC.
Stuart Staniford /
Saudi Arabian oil declines 8% in 2006  —  Saudi Arabian oil production, Jan 2006-Jan 2007, from four different sources.  Linear trends fitted to each series.  Graph is not zero-scaled to better show changes.  Click to enlarge.  Source: US EIA International Petroleum Monthly Table 1.1 …
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Tim Weber / BBC:
BBC strikes Google-YouTube deal
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Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Angered by Democrats' drive for 'consensus' on Iraq, some …
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Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
The Spokesman Made for Cable  —  Tony Snow is increasingly …
Tad Vezner /
Soldier, 25, dies after re-enlisting to aid ailing wife
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Kelly Thornton / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Wilkes' prosecutor seeks limits on intelligence secrets
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Dean Barnett / Hugh Hewitt's TownHall Blog:
Who's Pretending?  —  It's a subject that's been strangely …
The Blotter:
When Dick Cheney Talks, Pakistan Listens
Joshua Partlow / Washington Post:
Iraqi Troops, Tribesmen Kill 50 Suspected Insurgents
Matthew Yglesias:
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