Abdul Haq Omari / Afghanistan News-TOLOnews.com:
Pakistan Ulema Permits Suicide Attacks — The Chairman of the Pakistan Ulema Council on Friday said that suicide attacks in Afghanistan are permitted as long as US forces are present in the country. — “Palestine is occupied by Israel, Kashmir by India, and Afghanistan by the US.
Discussion: Weasel Zippers and The Gateway Pundit
Lisa Lundquist / The Long War Journal:
Pakistani clerics endorse suicide bombings, reject proposed peace conference — Tahir Ashrafi, the head of the Pakistan Ulema Council. Image from TOLOnews. — The tortuous path of the Afghan government's plan for a regional ulema conference that would issue a fatwa condemning suicide attacks reached …
Meghashyam Mali / The Hill:
McConnell slams liberal super-PAC for tweet about wife's ethnicity — Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Saturday blasted a liberal super-PAC for a tweet targeting his wife's ethnicity. — “They will not get away with attacking my wife in this campaign,” …
Discussion: Post Politics
Nina Totenberg / Law:
In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data — At the voting rights argument in the Supreme Court on Wednesday, Chief Justice John Roberts tore into Solicitor General Donald Verrilli, grilling him on his knowledge of voting statistics.
Discussion: Althouse, Alan Colmes' Liberaland, The Moderate Voice, New York Times, Lawyers, Guns & Money and Angry Bear
Ann Althouse / Althouse: NPR's embarrassing headline: “In Voting Rights Arguments, Chief Justice Misconstrued Census Data.”
Alan Colmes' Liberaland: Chief Justice Roberts Misconstured Voting Data During Voting Rights Argument
Robert Stein / The Moderate Voice: Scalia Prefers Any Century to This One
Campbell Robertson / New York Times: A Divide on Voting Rights in a Town Where Blood Spilled
Scott Lemieux / Lawyers, Guns & Money: Yet More on Conservatives and the VRA
George F. Will / Washington Post: The Voting Rights Act, stuck in the past
Stymied by a GOP House, Obama looks ahead to 2014 to cement his legacy — Video: President Barack Obama warned Friday that the pain of the sequester “will be real.” He called the steep budget cuts “dumb” and “arbitrary” in a news conference following a meeting with Congressional leaders …
Discussion: Booman Tribune and Prairie Weather
CPAC TURNS AWAY PAMELA GELLER — For the last four years, Pamela Geller of AtlasShrugs.com and the American Freedom Defense Initiative have held events at CPAC featuring guests she invites to discuss the influence of Islamism on America. But this year, the American Conservative Union (ACU) has no room for Geller or her message.
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Joe. My. God.
Pamela Geller / Atlas Shrugs:
“CPAC Turns Away Pamela Geller”
“CPAC Turns Away Pamela Geller”
Discussion: Riehl World News, American Power and The Other McCain
Donald Douglas / American Power: PC-PAC — Pamela Geller Banned From CPAC!
Declan McCullagh / CNET:
DHS built domestic surveillance tech into Predator drones — Homeland Security's specifications say drones must be able to detect whether a civilian is armed. Also specified: “signals interception” and “direction finding” for electronic surveillance. — The U.S. Department of Homeland Security …
Discussion: americanthinker.com, Weasel Zippers and CANNONFIRE
Nickarama / Weasel Zippers: Documents Show DHS Built Domestic Surveillance Into Drones-Can Track Cell Phones, ID If Citizens Are Armed
The Atlantic Online:
100 Years Ago, The 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade — Less than a century ago, women in the United States were not guaranteed the right to vote. Many courageous groups worked hard at state and local levels throughout the end of the 19th century, making some small gains toward women's suffrage.
Steven Harmon / Daily Democrat:
California GOP leader steps into rape pregnancy controversy — Bay Area News Group — SACRAMENTO — A California Republican leader may have inadvertently revived the controversial subject of rape and pregnancy. — Before arriving at the state GOP's spring convention here …
Jordan Chariton / Mediaite: GOP At It Again: California Assembly Leader Calls Rape Pregnancy Rare, ‘Body Is Traumatized’
Andrew Belonsky / Towleroad News #gay: Scott Fujita, Female Todd Akin, Sink Hole ‘Abnormal Sexual Oriented’
Little Green Footballs: California GOP Leader: Rape Pregnancy Is Rare Because “The Body Is Traumatized”
Alex Seitz-Wald / Salon: Latest GOP shocking rape gaffe
Samuel Knight / Washington Monthly: CRA leader has chance to distance self from Akin, fails to “shut that whole thing down”
Thereisnospoon / Hullabaloo: They just can't stop talking about rape, by @DavidOAtkins
Doug Mataconis / Outside the Beltway: Another Republican Says Something Really, Really Dumb About Rape
David Ferguson / The Raw Story: Another GOP official echoes Todd Akin: Women rarely get pregnant from rape
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
The Holocaust Just Got More Shocking — THIRTEEN years ago, researchers at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum began the grim task of documenting all the ghettos, slave labor sites, concentration camps and killing factories that the Nazis set up throughout Europe.
Kathleen Parker / Washington Post:
Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters — To the world beyond the Beltway, it might not mean much that Bob Woodward of the famed Watergate duo went public with his recent White House run-in. — This would be an oversight. — It also may not mean much that the White House press corps got teed off …
Discussion: Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion, Stinque, Hot Air, Roger Ailes and Althouse
William A. Jacobson / Le·gal In·sur·rec· tion: The press in 2013 is so much worse than in 2008
Blogenfreude / Stinque: Stupid S**t Kathleen Parker Says
Jazz Shaw / Hot Air: The slow slide toward state run media
Ann Althouse / Althouse: “Why the ‘threat’ on Bob Woodward matters.”
Kim Masters / Hollywood Reporter:
Sources: NBC Discussing Jay Leno Exit Plan — With Jimmy Kimmel attracting younger viewers, Jimmy Fallon seems a logical choice to move into the coveted 11:35 time slot in 2014. — Is NBC preparing to announce Jay Leno's departure from The Tonight Show? — The network says categorically no …
David Cameron / Telegraph:
Conservatives will battle for Britain's future — The Conservatives are determined to win the battle for Britain's future, writes David Cameron in the Sunday Telegraph. — There has been a barrage of advice this weekend following the Eastleigh by-election. Some say the Conservative Party should veer right.
Discussion: Daily Mail, Guardian and BBC