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9:05 AM ET, February 15, 2010

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Boston Herald:
‘Oddball’ protrait emerges  —  Suspect's family, pals offer clues  —  As authorities searched for clues into what could have sent a University of Alabama neurobiology professor on an alleged killing spree, friends and family yesterday described Braintree native Amy Bishop as an awkward introvert …
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Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Some Democrats keep distance from Obama  —  Aligning themselves too closely with the White House could be a strategic mistake ahead of the midterm election, they fear.  It's an approach that has the administration's tacit blessing.  —  Reporting from Washington - As President Obama's approval ratings sag …
Washington Post:
Series of missteps by climate scientists threatens climate-change agenda  —  With its 2007 report declaring that the “warming of the climate system is unequivocal,” the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change won a Nobel Prize — and a new degree of public trust in the controversial science of global warming.
Clifton B / Another Black Conservative:
UPDATED: Vice President Biden's motorcade involved in three-car crash  —  Vice President Biden's motorcade was involved in a three-car crash after leaving Vancouver, B.C. Thankfully the car Biden was in was not involved in the crash.  —  From CTV News: … UPDATE: Peggy Flemming and Vonetta Flowers received minor injuries:
Discussion: The Hill and Snark And Boobs
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ABCNEWS:
‘This Week’ Transcript: Former Vice President Dick Cheney
Discussion: The Daily Dish and TalkLeft
Sam Quinones / Los Angeles Times:
A lethal business model targets Middle America  —  Sugar cane farmers from a tiny Mexican county use savvy marketing and low prices to push black-tar heroin in the United States.  —  First Of Three Parts  —  Immigrants from an obscure corner of Mexico are changing heroin use in many parts of America.
Simon Johnson / The Baseline Scenario:
Goldman Goes Rogue - Special European Audit To Follow  —  At 9:30pm on Sunday, September 21, 2008, Goldman Sachs was saved from imminent collapse by the announcement that the Federal Reserve would allow it to become a bank holding company - implying unfettered access to borrowing from the Fed …
The Huffington Post:
Atlanta Anti-Abortion Billboards Cause Controversy, Say Black Children Are An “Endangered Species”  —  WHAT'S YOUR REACTION?  —  ATLANTA — The message on dozens of billboards across the city is provocative: Black children are an “endangered species.”  —  The eyebrow-raising ads featuring …
Brian Stelter / New York Times:
Politicians as News Analysts Raise Questions on Their Goal  —  Sarah Palin.  Mike Huckabee.  Newt Gingrich.  —  Today, that is a list of paid Fox News political analysts.  Two years from now, it could be a list of Republican presidential candidates.  —  A former Fox analyst …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
How Credible Is The Paul Ryan Budget?  —  My view is that Ryan is far preferable to the total fraudulence of phony fiscal conservatives like Glenn Reynolds or Sarah Palin or the Tea Party “Government Out Of Medicare!”  Movement.  At least it opens up a more honest debate in a way the propagandists …
Discussion: Dennis the Peasant
Giles Tremlett / Guardian:
Spain: Anglo-Saxon media out to get us  —  Spain's intelligence services are investigating the role of British and American media in fomenting financial turmoil  —  It is the only economy in Western Europe still in recession: property prices are crashing, unemployment has risen to more than 4 million …
Discussion: FT Alphaville
The Huffington Post:
Rachel Maddow Stuns Rep. Aaron Schock By Calling Out His Spending Hypocrisy (VIDEO)  —  What's Your Reaction: … A heated exchange took place during NBC's “Meet the Press” on Sunday when MSNBC host Rachel Maddow accused Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.) of hypocrisy for railing against a spending bill …
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 …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Empathic Myopia  —  Glenn Greenwald points out another example …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
 
 
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Flotsam and Jetsam  —  If you thought Obama was talking …
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Palestinian President Suspends Aide in Sex Scandal
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