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4:18 AM ET, March 5, 2007


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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.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:   CPAC: Pictures Speak A Thousand ...
Mike Stark / Calling All Wingnuts:   Sorry about the intermission
Washington Post:
'It Is Just Not Walter Reed'  —  Ray Oliva went into the spare bedroom in his home in Kelseyville, Calif., to wrestle with his feelings.  He didn't know a single soldier at Walter Reed, but he felt he knew them all.  He worried about the wounded who were entering the world of military health care, which he knew all too well.
Washington Post:
Backup Strategy Missing For Iraq  —  Outside Experts, Not White House, Discuss Options  —  During a White House meeting last week, a group of governors asked President Bush and Marine Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, about their backup plan for Iraq.
David Johnston / New York Times:
Senator Sought Dismissal of New Mexico Prosecutor  —  Senator Pete V. Domenici, Republican of New Mexico, said Sunday that he had urged the Justice Department to dismiss the state's top federal prosecutor, who in December was one of eight United States attorneys ousted from their jobs.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and Newsweek
CBS News:
Terrorists Take Recruitment Efforts Online  —  Scott Pelley On The Use Of The Internet To Recruit Jihadists  —  (CBS) Recently the Bush administration acknowledged that al Qaeda is reorganized and gaining strength.  As correspondent Scott Pelley reports, that's been possible …
Discussion: ParaPundit and Hot Air
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
Bloomberg: The Waiting Game  —  His billions allow Mayor Mike to enter the '08 race late.  —  NYC-Style Showdown?  Although he has not announced plans to run for president, New York City Mayor Bloomberg (speaking with a fellow commuter on the subway) has considered running as an independent in 2008
Discussion: Donklephant
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Newt Blames The Victims of Katrina  —  Blog for our Future: … I tell you, this CPAC convention really highlights the humanity of these conservatives.  And the worst part?  It's not the first time Newt's put this in one of his speeches.  Jeffrey Feldman has more...
Bill Scher / Campaign for America's Future:
Newt on New Orleans 9th Ward Residents: A "Failure of Citizenship"
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Hullabaloo
Matt Browner Hamlin / The Huffington Post:
Gingrich's Old Ideas Propel Him At CPAC
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Antiwar Caucus Wants to Be Heard Now  —  About a dozen members of the Out of Iraq Congressional Caucus gathered on a sunny day last summer on the terrace outside the Capitol for a news conference.  The only problem: no reporters showed up.  —  The members of the group …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Sirotablog
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
GENERATION TRAP....If you haven't been following the ongoing brawl between Time columnist Joe Klein and the liberal blogosphere, it's probably too late to bring you completely up to speed.  Let's just say that the blogosphere thinks Klein is a wanker and Klein returns the compliment in full.
Ross Douthat / The American Scene:
Neoconservatism and Its Discontents: Jacob Heilbrunn, summarizing Michael D. Tanner's brief against big-government conservatism: … Of course, something else happened after the Irving Kristols of the world joined the conservative movement - namely, conservatives started winning elections.
Discussion: The Corner and Matthew Yglesias
MTP Transcript for Mar. 4, 2007  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: The Democrats say U.S. troops should leave Iraq within six months if the Iraqi government does not reduce the violence.  With us, Congressman John Murtha, Democrat from Pennsylvania.
Discussion: The Reaction and The Gavel
Nicholas Wood / New York Times:
Rebellious Diplomat Finds Work as Envoy of the Voiceless  —  GUILT is not a word that most diplomats would choose to sum up their careers, but Carne Ross uses just that as he looks back at much of his work over 15 years.  Guilt, frustration and anger.  —  Until about two years ago …
Rick Klein / Boston Globe:
Ex-GOP candidates turn attacks back on national panel  —  WASHINGTON — One advertisement accused the rival candidate of billing taxpayers for a call to a phone-sex line.  One alleged that a candidate "fixed" his daughter's speeding tickets.  Still others stated that a candidate endorsed a …
New York Times:
Obama and Clinton Mark Civil Rights Struggle  —  Evoking the passions and rivalries of the civil rights era, Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton made deeply personal appeals to voters in the sanctuaries of black churches here today and then joined former President Bill Clinton …
Ed Pilkington / Guardian:
New Orleans sues US army corps for $77bn over Katrina  —  New Orleans has filed a claim for $77bn (£40bn) in damages against the US army corps of engineers for building levees incapable of withstanding Hurricane Katrina, leading to the devastation of large parts of the city.
Discussion: the talking dog
Don Surber:
Nagin's legal looting
Discussion: A Blog For All and Maggie's Farm
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Dror Wahrman / History News Network:
Is Israel Falling Apart?
Associated Press:
U.S. troops enter Shiite stronghold of Sadr City
Tom Allard / Sydney Morning Herald:
Hicks lawyer faces removal from case
Times of London:
Could 650,000 Iraqis really have died because of the invasion?
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
In Wartime, Who Has the Power?  —  THE Constitution seems relatively clear.
Discussion: Balkinization and Ezra Klein
Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
BRAVE NEW WORLD....Mickey Kaus offers up the following political analysis …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Washington Post:
Extend Legal Rights to Guantanamo
Agence France Presse:
Iran touts nuclear prowess with new banknote
Discussion: Israel Matzav
 Earlier Items: 
McQ / QandO:
Giuliani up 25 points over McCain: poll
Alicia C. Shepard / The Huffington Post:
All Men, All the Time in News Business
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Gateway Pundit:
Secular Islam Summit: Reason, Not Revelation
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Sydney Morning Herald:
Republican heroes suddenly in short supply
Dave Newbart / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama: Iran threatens all of us
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
Police and Protesters Clash in St. Petersburg
Discussion: Associated Press
Huffington Post:
Edwards Hopes To Raise "Coulter Cash" After "Faggot" Slur