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12:30 PM ET, February 27, 2010

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Alexei Barrionuevo / New York Times:
8.8-Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Chile  —  RIO DE JANEIRO — A powerful 8.8-magnitude earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, shaking the capital of Santiago for 90 seconds and sending tsunami warnings along much of the Pacific basin.  —  Enlarge This Image  —  A woman sat in front a quake-damaged house in Talca, Chile.
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CNN:
Powerful earthquake rattles Chile; tsunami warning issued  —  (CNN) — An magnitude 8.8 earthquake struck central Chile early Saturday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.  —  The quake's epicenter was located near the city of Concepcion, 212 miles (341 kilometers) from the capital of Santiago.
Robert Mackey / The Lede:
Latest Updates on Earthquake in Chile  —  A map showing the location of Saturday's 8.8 magnitude earthquake off the coast of Chile from the Web site of the U.S. Geological Survey. … About one hour ago, Reuters reported that a bulletin from the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said …
BBC:
Massive earthquake strikes Chile  —  A massive earthquake has hit central Chile, killing at least 122 people, the country's president-elect says.  —  The 8.8 magnitude quake struck at 0634 GMT about 115km (70 miles) north-east of the city of Concepcion and 325km south-west of the capital, Santiago.
Discussion: Pharyngula, Truthdig and Docudharma
Associated Press:
Huge quake hits Chile; tsunami threatens Pacific  —  TALCA, Chile - A devastating earthquake struck Chile early Saturday, toppling homes, collapsing bridges and plunging trucks into the fractured earth.  A tsunami set off by the magnitude-8.8 quake threatened every nation around the Pacific Ocean — roughly a quarter of the globe.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Reuters:
Huge earthquake batters Chile, 78 dead  —  SANTIAGO, Chile (Reuters) - A massive magnitude-8.8 earthquake struck south-central Chile early on Saturday, killing at least 78 people, knocking down homes and hospitals, and triggering a tsunami.  —  Buildings caught fire and residents huddled …
Fox News:   Massive Magnitude 8.8 Quake Hits Chile, Killing Over 80
Andy McCarthy / The Corner on National Review Online:
Transformation — By: Andy McCarthy  —  On Sean's panel last night, when the conversation turned to how nervous Democrats supposedly are over what for now is teeing up like a very bad November, I felt like I was channeling Mark Steyn, Mark Levin and Rush.  That is, I think our side is analyzing …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Power Line
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Robert Pear / New York Times:
Democrats to Press Health Bill With Simple Majority  —  WASHINGTON — Seeing no prospect of a bipartisan agreement on health care, Congressional Democrats said Friday that they would make another effort to pass sweeping health care legislation on their own.  —  If anything, Democrats said …
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Coburn warns against majority-vote tactic in weekly Republican address  —  Should Democrats use the budget reconciliation process to pass healthcare reform, it would fly in the face of public opinion, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) said in the Republicans' weekly address.
Discussion: CNN, The Swamp and The Politico
Elizabeth Landau / CNN:
Liberalism, atheism linked to IQ  —  (CNN) — Political, religious and sexual behaviors may be reflections of intelligence, a new study finds.  —  Evolutionary psychologist Satoshi Kanazawa at the the London School of Economics and Political Science correlated data on these behaviors with IQ …
Discussion: TalkLeft, The Mahablog and Don Surber
Alex Seitz-Wald / Think Progress:
Rep. Trent Franks: African-Americans were better off under slavery.  —  Rep. Trent Franks (R-AZ) — one of the most conservative member of Congress, according to a new National Journal ranking — decried the strained state of political discourse in an interview today with blogger-activist Mike Stark.
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Kingebretson / DoD Social Media Hub:
DoD Official Policy on New/Social Media  —  The Department of Defense released its official policy on new/social media today.  The policy (Directive-Type Memorandum 09-026), which is effective immediately, states that the default for the DoD non-classified network (the NIPRNET) is for open access so that all of DoD can use new media.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
TEA Party's power: ‘Really in charge’  —  One year into a still loosely defined and generally leaderless movement known as the TEA Party — for “Taxed Enough Already” — the relationship between the Republican Party and an angry and voluble faction which some view as little more than the base of the party still is a work in progress.
Discussion: CNN
The Politico:
Desiree Rogers will resign  —  White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers will leave her post next month, according to a White House source, months after she drew criticism for a major security breach at a state dinner in November.  —  The leading candidate to replace Rogers is Julianna Smoot …
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Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
White House Social Secretary Desiree Rogers to step down
The Politico:
Sen. Jim Bunning holds floor: ‘Tough s—t’  —  Increasingly, more Democratic senators came to engage in the debate - and increasingly, those Democrats were angry.  —  “It is simply unfair for one senator to attempt to hold the Senate hostage on this issue,” Durbin said.
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Tuathadedannan / Associated Press:
Unemployment Extension Fails in Senate
Steve Benen / Washington Monthly:
MEET THE NEW WAY FORWARD (SAME AS THE OLD WAY FORWARD).... The road to legislative success on health care reform has been readily apparent for several weeks: the House passes the Senate bill, the Senate approves changes through reconciliation.  It's been the pass-the-damn-bill solution since last month's unpleasantness in Massachusetts.
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