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4:05 PM ET, March 4, 2007


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Michelle Malkin:
The CPAC I saw  —  One of my favorite CPAC moments: Meeting Col. Bud Day, the nation's most highly decorated soldier since General Douglas MacArthur, and Vietnam veteran Bob McMahon of the Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation  —  The Hot Air team spent the past three, jam-packed days …
Huffington Post:
Edwards Hopes To Raise "Coulter Cash" After "Faggot" Slur
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Normalizing Crazy  —  Glenn Greenwald does a nice job today dealing …
Discussion: Pacific Views and Orcinus
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
I hate to do this. …
Discussion: The American Mind
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Giuliani Has No Real Chance With GOP Voters . . . or Does He?  —  The 2008 presidential campaign is just weeks old, but already an article of faith within the Republican Party — the belief that no politician who favors abortion rights and gay rights can win the GOP nomination …
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Romney Wins Conservatives' Straw Poll  —  Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney yesterday won a straw poll of conservative political activists gathered in Washington, a very early indication of how an important Republican constituency might vote.
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Senator Admits Calling U.S. Attorney  —  Sen. Pete V. Domenici (R-N.M.) acknowledged today that he contacted the U.S. attorney in Albuquerque last fall to inquire about the status of an ongoing corruption probe of Democrats, saying he regretted the call but "never pressured him nor threatened him in any way."
Business Wire:
Remarks of Senator Barack Obama - As Prepared for Delivery - AIPAC Policy Forum  —  Thank you so much for your kind introduction and the invitation to meet with you this morning.  —  Last week, this event was described to me as a small gathering of friends.
Dave Newbart / Chicago Sun Times:   Obama: Iran threatens all of us
Mark Steyn / Chicago Sun Times:
How Gore's massive energy consumption saves the world  —  Stop me if you've heard this before, but the other day the Rev. Al Gore declared that "climate change" was "the most important moral, ethical, spiritual and political issue humankind has ever faced.'' Ever.
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Police and Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg  —  An unusually large and unruly protest against the government of President Vladimir V. Putin ended here Saturday in clashes with the police and the arrest of opposition leaders.  Rally organizers and the police said more than 100 people …
Discussion: Associated Press
Blaine Harden / Washington Post:
Numbers Drop for the Married With Children  —  Institution Becoming The Choice of the Educated, Affluent  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Punctuating a fundamental change in American family life, married couples with children now occupy fewer than one in every four households — a share that has been slashed …
Rick Weiss / Washington Post:
FDA Rules Override Warnings About Drug  —  Cattle Antibiotic Moves Forward Despite Fears of Human Risk  —  The government is on track to approve a new antibiotic to treat a pneumonia-like disease in cattle, despite warnings from health groups and a majority of the agency's own expert advisers …
Discussion: Pacific Views and The Impolitic
Pete Williams / MSNBC:
Expert in Russian poisoning case is shot  —  FBI joins investigation, but officials think it's just local crime  —  WASHINGTON - FBI agents say they are assisting police in suburban Washington who are investigating the shooting of a Russian expert — a man who spoke out on "Dateline NBC" …
Discussion: Macsmind and
Brett Zongker /   Russian Expert Shot Near D.C.-Area Home
David Leppard / Times of London:
Children of 11 to be finger printed  —  CHILDREN aged 11 to 16 are to have their fingerprints taken and stored on a secret database, internal Whitehall documents reveal.  —  The leaked Home Office plans show that the mass fingerprinting will start in 2010, with a batch of 295,000 youngsters who apply for passports.
Iran poised to strike in wealthy Gulf states  —  Iran has trained secret networks of agents across the Gulf states to attack Western interests and incite civil unrest in the event of a military strike against its nuclear programme, a former Iranian diplomat has told The Sunday Telegraph.
Discussion: Hot Air, NewsHog and Captain's Quarters
Nico / Think Progress:
Brit Hume On Walter Reed: 'It Looks Terrible' For The Bush Administration, 'Which Is The Problem'  —  This morning on Fox News Sunday, Brit Hume spoke about the Walter Reed scandal in entirely political terms, saying "the problem" is that it "looks terrible" for the administration.
Max Blumenthal / The Nation:
CPAC: The Unauthorized Documentary  —  See seven minutes of raw, unexpurgated right-wing action courtesy of VideoNation:  —  Michelle Malkin goes unhinged and launches a hysterical tirade into the lens of my camera.  I ask Ann "John Edwards is a Faggot" Coulter why she isn't the same person on Sunday morning as on Saturday night.
Discussion: Orcinus and The Right's Field
John Hinderaker / News Bloggers Blog:
Sticking Up for Padilla, Ineffectively  —  Yesterday, Cenk Uygur wrote a rather hysterical post in support of accused terrorist Jose Padilla.  He made a number of factual assertions that I showed were wrong here.  Now, Uygur has attempted a comback in this long, rambling post.  As usual, Uygur is long on emotion.
Discussion: Power Line
Stephen Prothero / Washington Post:
Blind Faith  —  What Every American Needs to Know — and Doesn't  —  HarperSanFrancisco.  296 pp.  $24.95  —  The United States is the most religious nation in the developed world, if religiosity is measured by belief in all things supernatural — from God and the Virgin Birth to the humbler workings of angels and demons.
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Mike Stark / Calling All Wingnuts:
Why do the College Republicans hate the troops?
The Nation:
Around the Nation: March 3, 2007
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Jonathan Chait / Los Angeles Times:
Why so threatened by a union card?
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Not Much More On That Al-Qaeda Story  —  Several people e-mailed …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere and Redstate
Taliban officials confirm capture of two leaders
Discussion: A Blog For All
 Earlier Items: 
Opinion Journal:
Cap and Charade  —  The political and business self-interest behind carbon limits.
Talking Points Memo:
That so?  —  TPM Reader FF just flagged this article in today's Oregonian.
Discussion: The Impolitic and The RBC
Austin Bay Blog:
Iraq's political and economic bullet
Discussion: Classical Values
Associated Press:
Iraq terror group posts tape of killings
Discussion: GINA COBB, TigerHawk and Webloggin
Media Matters for America:
"Media Matters"; by Jamison Foser