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5:25 PM ET, February 14, 2010


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Jonathan Petre / Daily Mail:
Climategate U-turn as scientist at centre of row admits: There has been no global warming since 1995  —  The academic at the centre of the ‘Climategate’ affair, whose raw data is crucial to the theory of climate change, has admitted that he has trouble ‘keeping track’ of the information.
Michael Tobis / Only In It For The Gold:
Journalism at its most irresponsible.  There really ought to be a law.  At least there ought to be consequences.  —  The BBC interviews Phil Jones: … The Daily Mail headline: … Right.  —  but the text is more reasonable, if also, well, wrong:
Robin McKie / Guardian:   Climate scientists admit fresh error over data on rising sea levels
Carol E. Lee / The Politico:
VP vs. VP: Cheney calls Biden ‘dead wrong’  —  Vice President Joe Biden and former Vice President Dick Cheney hurtled barbs across the airwaves Sunday in a split-screen debate over terrorism, charging each other with being dangerously “misinformed” or just “dead wrong.”
Devin Dwyer / ABCNEWS:
Cheney: Obama Team Should Say, ‘Thank You, George Bush’  —  Former Vice President Says Bush-Era Policies Deserve Credit for Successes  —  Former Vice President Dick Cheney, in an exclusive appearance on ABC News' “This Week,” offered a sharp critique of the Obama administration's handling …
‘This Week’ Transcript: Former Vice President Dick Cheney  —  Transcript: “This Week” with Former Vice President Dick Cheney and George Will, Peter Beinart, Paul Gigot and Jane Mayer.  —  KARL: Good morning, and welcome to “This Week.”  —  CHENEY: There is no middle ground.
Greg Sargent / The Plum Line:
Cheney Struggles To Explain Terror Contradictions; Endorses DADT Repeal  —  Some real news in the Dick Cheney interview on ABC: First, Cheney basically endorsed repealing Don't Ask, Don't Tell.  —  And second, he made fairly large concessions when it comes to his criticism of the current administration …
Matt Corley / Think Progress:
Cheney endorses effort to repeal DADT: 'It strikes me that it's …
Discussion: DC Agenda and Joe. My. God.
Carol E. Lee / Politico Live's Blog:
Cheney backs 'Don't Ask' repeal
Discussion: GayPatriot
The Note:
Reconsider 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell,' Cheney Says
Discussion: The Nation
Obama adviser suggests Cheney uninformed on national security
Rep. Aaron Schock / New York Times:
Meet the Press guest list for February 14, 2010
Discussion: TalkLeft
Blue Texan / Firedoglake:
Personification of Patriotic, Pro-America Areas No Longer Supporting Sarah Palin  —  Yesterday, “Joe” the “Plumber” endorsed the Teabagger candidate for governor in Pennsylvania, and made a startling announcement. … But what about all that campaigning you did for him, Joe?
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blog
Eric Zimmermann / The Hill:
Joe the Plumber goes off on McCain, says he ‘screwed up my life’  —  Joe the Plumber is no longer a fan of either Sarah Palin or John McCain, it seems.  —  Joe, also known as Sam Wurzelbacher, told an audience in Pennsylvania this week that McCain “is no public servant.”
Pubradiopolitics / State House Sound Bites:   A few minutes with Joe the Plumber
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
CONFUSION-BASED RAGE.... National Review published a couple of items recently about President Obama having cut taxes for 95% of working families.  This is, in reality, what happened, but the conservative magazine was incredulous.  “If the taxes of 95 percent of Americans actully [sic] …
Charles C. Johnson / Big Government:
Rise of the Massachusetts Right: Scott Brown Was Only the Beginning  —  The Chowdah Revolution is far from over, if recent reports are read critically.  —  And its scent has been picked up as far afield as Rhode Island and down on the Cape.  —  Delahunt with his “excellent friend”
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Kyl: Dems have already decided how to force health bill through  —  Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl of Arizona on Sunday threw more cold water on the chances that his party would cooperate with a Feb. 25 healthcare reform summit at the White House, protesting that Democrats already seem poised to force a bill through Congress.
Discussion: CNN and MyDD
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Our human rights v. The Others  —  Ten American Baptists were arrested two weeks ago in Haiti on charges that they exploited the chaos in that country by attempting to smuggle 33 young Haitian children across the border without permission — either to bring them to a life of Christianity or …
Rod Nordland / New York Times:
Afghan Civilians Killed in Offensive on Taliban  —  KABUL, Afghanistan — The top United States commander in Afghanistan confirmed that a rocket went astray during operations in the Marja area of Helmand province, killing 12 civilians, according to a statement issued by the International …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Palin's Cunning Sleight of Hand  —  Liberals had a blast mocking Sarah Palin last weekend when she was caught addressing the Tea Party Convention with a cheat sheet scrawled on her hand.  Even the president's press secretary, Robert Gibbs, couldn't resist getting into the act and treated …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Can Sarah Palin translate celebrity into real political power?
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