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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
2008 Candidates Rely on Private Jets  —  WASHINGTON — A flock of small jets took flight from Washington Thursday, each carrying a Democratic presidential candidate to South Carolina for the first debate of the political season.  —  For Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama …
Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Democrats seek to seize initiative on Iraq  —  Eight candidates wrangle over who's the toughest on Bush policy  —  Democratic presidential candidates Dennis Kucinich, Joseph Biden, Bill Richardson and Hillary Rodham Clinton gather on stage before the first Democratic debate of the 2008 election …
NewDonkey.com:
South Cackalacki Debate  —  Don't know if you watched the Democratic presidential debate from South Carolina, but I did, and I'll get kicked out of the blogger union if I don't pass on some impressions.  —  The format was unusual, with lots of questions demanding (unsuccessfully) short answers …
David Broder / Washington Post:
Democratic Hopefuls Show Political Heft
Matthew Yglesias:
Friends' List
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
New York Times:
Ex-C.I.A. Chief, in Book, Assails Cheney on Iraq  —  George J. Tenet, the former director of central intelligence, has lashed out against Vice President Dick Cheney and other Bush administration officials in a new book, saying they pushed the country to war in Iraq without ever conducting a …
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Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Tenet says he's a scapegoat on Iraq 'slam-dunk'
Discussion: The Swamp
Dafna Linzer / Washington Post:   Tenet Says He Was Made a Scapegoat Over Iraq War
Paul Kiel / TPMmuckraker:   Today's Must Read
Zuzu / Feministe:
The terrorism that dare not speak its name  —  Why is it that the media and the government never calls the "pro-life" groups who plant bombs at women's clinics what they are: terrorists?  —  From the AP article, entitled "Explosive found at Austin women's clinic": … Actually, I shouldn't say "from" the AP article.
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Associated Press:
Explosive found at Austin women's clinic
Discussion: Pandagon
Keely Savoie / WIMN's Voices:
Silence is Complicity  —  They're at it again: A week since …
Discussion: Dohiyi Mir
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Straight Talking Again  —  Credit John McCain with one thing: When you're 70 years old, are running for president a second time and have been stumping through the country for many months, it's difficult to spring any surprises in your formal announcement speech.
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Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Romney says he's not the only one switching positions, rivals do it too  —  Republican Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his series of shifts on issues, arguing that his top rivals for the GOP presidential nomination also have histories of switching positions.
Tamar Lewin / New York Times:
Dean at M.I.T. Resigns, Ending a 28-Year Lie  —  Marilee Jones, the dean of admissions at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, became well known for urging stressed-out students competing for elite colleges to calm down and stop trying to be perfect.  Yesterday she admitted …
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Kevin Drum / Political Animal:
OFF WITH HER HEAD....I'm curious: what do people think about the MIT dean story?
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Senate Sends War Timetable To Bush's Desk  —  As Funding Bill Heads to Likely Veto, Talks on Revised Legislation Begin  —  The Senate approved a $124 billion Iraq war spending bill yesterday that would force troop withdrawals to begin as early as July 1, inviting President Bush's veto …
Patterico / Patterico's Pontifications:
Two Cops Who Killed Kathryn Johnston Plead Guilty — to Manslaughter  —  CNN reports that the officers who shot Kathryn Johnston have pleaded guilty — to manslaughter: … It's not enough.  We now know, based on the plea, that these officers lied to get into that house.  This was a felony murder.
Discussion: The Agitator and Instapundit.com
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Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Officers plea guilty in killing of elderly woman in her home
Discussion: Reason Magazine and TalkLeft
New York Times:
Prosecutors Say Corruption in Atlanta Police Dept. Is Widespread
Discussion: TalkLeft
River / riverbendblog.blogspot.com:
The Great Wall of Segregation...  ...Which is the wall the current Iraqi government is building (with the support and guidance of the Americans).  It's a wall that is intended to separate and isolate what is now considered the largest 'Sunni' area in Baghdad- let no one say the Americans are not building anything.
Bryan / Hot Air:
Video: Jon Voight talks about the war on O'Reilly  —  Actor Jon Voight appeared on The Factor tonight and just made sense.  It's sad that that's news, but coming from a Hollywood actor it tends to be news when one makes sense and doesn't just traffic in leftwing talking points.
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster:
Tag Clouds for the Democratic Debate  —  Janet Harris, a friend and Pollster reader, sends an interesting bit of analysis she did on last night's MSNBC Democratic debate.  Using the free site TagCrowd, she created a set of "tag clouds" that provides a visual depiction of the words used most often last night by each of the candidates.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The Dan Gerstein sham  —  (updated below)  —  On Tuesday of this week, Hillary Clinton wrote for a post for FireDogLake regarding a bill she has sponsored in Congress, the Paycheck Fairness Act, which is designed to "toughen the penalties for violating the Equal Pay Act."
 
 
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Satyam / Think Progress:
Fox News Sinks To New Low, Repeatedly Reports Parody Story As Actual News
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Greyhawk / Mudville Gazette:
WHAT HE SAID  —  General Petraeus briefed House and Senate members this week.
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Wal-Mart Cuts Taxes By Paying Rent to Itself
Michelle Malkin / tbogg.blogspot.com:
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Eugene Volokh / The Volokh Conspiracy:
DETH-TH-THPICABLE: A Washington Monthly e-mail featured a column …
New York Times:
Public Remains Split on Response to Warming
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Giuliani comes out against civil unions
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Army Officer Accuses Generals of 'Intellectual and Moral Failures'