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A.B. Stoddard / The Hill:
A Lack of Clarity  —  Thank you, Tim Russert, for dragging the truth from all the Democratic candidates about what "ending the war" actually means.  We hear these words a lot, especially from Hillary Clinton, yet Russert's questioning at MSNBC's New Hampshire debate last night revealed …
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William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
A Good Night for the Republican Nominee  —  From CampaignStandard.com: The odds are getting better for the GOP.  —  Editor's note: This piece first appeared at THE WEEKLY STANDARD's new election blog, The Campaign Standard.  —  Last night, for the first time this election cycle, I watched a Democratic presidential debate.
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:   Romney hits Dems on gay issue
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Saddam Risked His Life for WMD Secrets  —  The Washington Post reports on a story leaked to Spain's El Pais about a meeting between President Bush and the former Spanish president Jose Maria Aznar weeks ahead of the U.S. invasion of Iraq.  It's interesting to note how Bush discusses Saddam's signals …
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Juan Cole:
Transcript Reveals Impeachable Offenses by Bush Re: Iraq War  —  El Pais published a transcript (reprinted at this link) of the conversation between George W. Bush, Jose Maria Aznar of Spain, and Condoleeza Rice held at Crawford before the Iraq War.  Bush is typically bullheaded, impatient …
MSNBC:
Bin Laden may have just escaped U.S. forces  —  August mission in Tora Bora almost snared 'high value target'  —  A little more than a month ago, with the anniversary of Sept. 11 approaching and fears of a new al Qaeda attack rising, some U.S. intelligence and military analysts thought …
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Tushar Rae / Quad City Times:
Obama's wife makes stop in Q-C  —  Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama, had to cut her Wednesday visit to the Carriage Haus in downtown Davenport short.  —  Even though her husband and other Democratic candidates for president were debating one another in New Hampshire and Michelle …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Betting on Iowa  —  The Quad City Times reports today …
USA Today:
Illegal immigrants moving out  —  Illegal immigrants living in states and cities that have adopted strict immigration policies are packing up and moving back to their home countries or to neighboring states.  —  The exodus has been fueled by a wave of laws targeting illegal immigrants in Oklahoma …
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Michelle Mittelstadt / Houston Chronicle:
Senate temporarily sidelines immigration legalization bill
Los Angeles Times:
What are 'Hollywood values'?  —  If it's all about free love and hating America, how come there aren't many openly gay stars or pro-jihadi movies?  If it's all about the almighty dollar, how come Hollyweirdos disproportionately back the party that wants to tax them more?
Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
Scientists Feel Miscast in Film on Life's Origin  —  A few months ago, the evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins received an e-mail message from a producer at Rampant Films inviting him to be interviewed for a documentary called "Crossroads."  —  The film, with Ben Stein, the actor …
Bryan Bender / Boston Globe:
Army is worn too thin, says general  —  Calls force not ready to meet new threats  —  Defense Secretary Robert Gates (left) and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Peter Pace at a Capitol Hill hearing yesterday.  (MARK WILSON/GETTY IMAGES)  —  WASHINGTON - The Army's top officer …
New York Times:
In a 9/11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don't Fit  —  Tania Head's story, as shared over the years with reporters, students, friends and hundreds of visitors to ground zero, was a remarkable account of both life and death.  —  She had, she said, survived the terror attack …
Democrats.senate.gov:
Reid: As We Fight For Tolerance Abroard, Americans Have Responsibility To Combat Hate Crimes At Home  —  Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid made the following statement today on the floor of the U.S. Senate in favor of the Matthew Shepard Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act …
USA Today:
19,000 insurgents killed in Iraq since '03  —  More than 19,000 militants have been killed in fighting with coalition forces since the insurgency began more than four years ago, according to military statistics released for the first time.  —  The statistics show that 4,882 militants …
CNN:
Nine dead in Myanmar protests  —  YANGON, Myanmar (CNN) — Nine people have been killed in a crackdown on anti-government protests in Myanmar, after attempts to clear demonstrators from the streets of Yangon on Thursday, authorities say.  —  The dead include eight protesters and a Japanese man …
The Corner:
Blowing smoke  —  Okay, Muslim foot-baths in Kansas City airport, gender-segregated swimming sessions at French municipal pools, banning pork from Aussie hospital menus, no eating donuts for Belgian cops during Ramadan, no seeing-eye dogs or alcohol in Minneapolis taxi cabs, fine, fine, fine.
 
 
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