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11:55 AM ET, February 2, 2008


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San Francisco Chronicle:
Facing off over Marine Corps  —  3 war opponents chain selves to door of recruiting station, and right-wing blogosphere goes ballistic  —  As the right-wing blogosphere railed and a U.S. senator vowed financial retaliation against the Berkeley City Council for its effort to boot the Marine Corps …
Gateway Pundit:
Berkeley Chaos— Protesters Chain Themselves to Marine Office Doors... Scuffle With Recruits!  —  The protesters denied anyone entry into the US Marine Corp offices for 7 1/2 hours!  —  And the mayor was not any help to the US Marines...  Berkeley Mayor Tom Bates offered to help the U.S. Marines leave town on Friday!
David Sparks / Boston Globe:
The fat lady won't sing on Super Tuesday  —  THERE'S A side of me that resists giving career advice to rich successful guys with good hair.  That said, there's still hope, Mitt Romney.  —  There's a big difference between the Super Bowl and Super Tuesday.  At the end of the Super Bowl, the champion is crowned and the season is over.
Discussion: Riehl World View and GINA COBB
Edwards unlikely to endorse before Super Tuesday  —  (CNN) — Sources close to John Edwards tell CNN not to expect him to endorse either of his former presidential rivals before Super Tuesday.  “That's just not something he's going to do,” said one source.  —  The former North Carolina senator's endorsement would be a coveted prize.
Peter Slevin / Washington Post:
The Accompanists  —  Bill Clinton and Michelle Obama Warm Up to Their Parts in Orchestrating Victory  —  Both are confident and funny, opinionated and very smart.  Both are Ivy League lawyers with working-class roots.  Both have formidable identities independent of their formidable partners.
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Bill Clinton Prepares Mea Culpa  —  Once again, Bill Clinton is ready to repent.  —  On Sunday the former president is scheduled to visit black churches in South Central Los Angeles, where he's expected to offer a mea culpa to those who “dearly loved him” when he was their president, Rep. Diane Watson (D-Calif.) says.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
Third undersea Internet cable cut in Mideast  —  (CNN) — An undersea cable carrying Internet traffic was cut off the Persian Gulf emirate of Dubai, officials said Friday, the third loss of a line carrying Internet and telephone traffic in three days.  —  Ships have been dispatched to repair …
New cable cut compounds net woes
Discussion: Mashable!
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Barack Obama and John McCain lead rivals 2-1 in Illinois, poll shows  —  Favorite-son Sen. Barack Obama and Arizona Sen. John McCain each hold a better than 2-to-1 edge over their closest presidential rivals entering the Illinois primary, but many voters say they're still undecided or could change …
Susan Eisenhower / Washington Post:
Why I'm Backing Obama  —  Forty-seven years ago, my grandfather Dwight D. Eisenhower bid farewell to a nation he had served for more than five decades.  In his televised address, Ike famously coined the term “military-industrial complex,” and he offered advice that is still relevant today.
Skippy / skippy the bush kangaroo:
blogroll amnesty day!  —  email skippy if you want the code to these logos!  —  readers of this space may have noticed a plethora of “blogging around” posts, wherein we give you several links to several other blogs.  —  astute readers might theorize that we are just lazy.
Washington Post:
Tortured Testimony  —  THERE WAS one overarching takeaway from Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey's testimony yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee: When it comes to waterboarding and other extreme interrogation techniques, the ends justify the means.
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Obama Slams McCain in N.M.  —  ABC News' David Wright, Sunlen Miller and Andy Fies Report: At a raucous town hall meeting on the economy in Albuquerque, N.M., Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama today accused Republican presidential contender Sen. John McCain of towing …
Discussion: The New Republic
Rachel Lucas:
Dear People, You have lost your minds.  Love, Rachel.UPDATED  —  You have lost your minds.  —  Love, Rachel.  —  UPDATED  —  The reason I haven't posted anything in a day is because I've been spending my free time reading everything I can get my hands on about John McCain in a quest …
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX News Poll: Clinton Seen as Ready, Most Likely To ‘Do Anything’ To Win  —  Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican John McCain are the national front-runners for their party's presidential nominations, according to a FOX News poll released Friday, and Clinton is seen as the candidate …
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Fear of Looking Weak
Jed Babbin / Human Events:
John McCain: The Anti-Conservative
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Twin bombs kill scores in Baghdad
Discussion: Biased BBC and Harry's Place
Daniel Finkelstein / Comment Central:
Which of these men did the photographer think was a hero?
Ron Klain / Campaign Stops:
Speaking Truth Without Power
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Female Bombers Strike Markets in Baghdad
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Andrew C. McCarthy Joins Romney For President
David Barboza / New York Times:
China's Inflation Hits American Price Tags
Discussion: Rising Hegemon and ParaPundit
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Los Angeles Times:
John McCain for GOP nominee
Associated Press:
Court: Gay marriage in Canada should be recognized in New York
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Romney's Convictions  —  Today's Wall Street Journal features …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Line on Running Mates
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
A Green Energy Industry Takes Root in California
Discussion: Gristmill and TigerHawk
Jacqueline L. Salmon / Washington Post:
NFL Pulls Plug On Big-Screen Church Parties For Super Bowl
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A Call to End Hate Speech

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Michael Msika / Bloomberg:
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