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2:20 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 …
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 " …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
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?
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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Coulter Said What?  —  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
Discussion: MyDD
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   Coulter In Her Element  —  "I was going to talk about John Edwards …
Matt Browner Hamlin / The Huffington Post:
CPAC: Giuliani Falls Flat, Coulter Drops a Slur
Discussion: techPresident
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Gilmore to reveal 'false' conservatives
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.
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.
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 …
Matt Stoller / MyDD:
The Progressive Convulsions Start  —  With the announcement that Lieberman is going to give the Democratic radio response to Bush on Walter Reed, it's pretty well confirmed that progressives are shut out of the Congressional halls of power.  First it was Feingold's defunding proposal being poleaxed …
Michael Roston / The Raw Story:
Angered by Democrats' drive for 'consensus' on Iraq, some …
Discussion: NewsHog
Army secretary quits in wake of hospital scandal
Discussion: 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 …
Cenk Uygur / News Bloggers Blog:
The Missing Tape  —  Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball have a powerful exclusive on line for Newsweek.  The government has "lost" a key piece of evidence in the Jose Padilla case.  It is the DVD of his last interrogation.  —  The court needed to see this tape to determine if Padilla was abused …
Discussion: Power Line
John Hinderaker / News Bloggers Blog:
Hysterical, In A Dubious Cause
Discussion: The Heretik
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: TalkLeft and Angry Bear
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Libby Jurors Raise Question About Reasonable Doubt
Discussion: The Next Hurrah
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 …
Discussion: FP Passport and Jules Crittenden
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 …
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