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9:25 AM ET, February 10, 2008

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New York Times:
Obama Wins Nebraska and Washington  —  Senator Barack Obama won the caucuses in Nebraska and Washington on Saturday, defeating his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton as the two scrambled for delegates in their fiercely contested battle for the Democratic nomination.
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Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Obama Gets Convincing Wins in 3 States  —  Senator Barack Obama won decisive victories over Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Washington, Louisiana and Nebraska on Saturday, giving him an impressive sweep going into a month when the Democratic nominating contests are expected to favor him.
CNN:
Romney edges McCain in conservative straw poll  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney narrowly beat John McCain, 35 to 34 percent, in a straw poll of conservative political activists gathered Saturday in Washington — a vote that is viewed as a barometer of support from that major GOP voting bloc.
Eric Pianin / Live Coverage:
Obama Sweeps Clinton in Louisiana, Nebraska, Washington
Discussion: Tim Blair and The Heretik
Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star:
Huckabee wins Kansas Republican caucus
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama campaign claims “irregularities” in Louisiana  —  Per the campaign's blog, under the headline: “After Widespread Reports of Voting Irregularities Obama Campaign Submits Urgent Request for Assistance:” … Obama faced a similar hurdle in California, where some poll workers appear …
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Sam Graham-Felsen / my.barackobama.com:
After Widespread Reports of Voting Irregularities Obama Campaign …
Discussion: The BRAD BLOG
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
My Presidential Endorsement:  —  They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  So why is it the American people allow our politicians to do the same things over and over and we believe them and expect results different from previous elections ?
Ali Eteraz:
Opposing Sharia Arbitration Courts in UK  —  I promised earlier that I'd discuss why I oppose Sharia arbitration courts in the UK.  Here are some reasons in no particular order.  I hope Asim Siddiqui and Yahya Birt, who are both supporting the courts (in theory), are listening.
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Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton's advisers ‘in a state of panic’  —  By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in Chicago  —  Hillary Clinton's most senior advisers are in a state of “panic” about her presidential prospects and are plotting to enlist Democrat leaders in Congress to thwart her rival Barack Obama's ambitions.
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Johnny Dollar / Olbermann Watch:
Keith Olbermann's Special Apology: The New, Ultimate Remix!  —  We have made Keith Olbermann's Special Apology for David Shuster even better, with more of our special Olbywatch sauce.  If you don't like it, then you are worse than Hitler!  —  Source for Keith Olbermann's “Pimping” Quote: Special Education Komment, Sept 20, 2007:
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
David Blair / Telegraph:
Vladimir Putin heralds start of ‘new arms race’  —  President Vladimir Putin declared the onset of a “new arms race” yesterday and vowed to expand Russia's military strength to ward off predatory foreign powers.  —  In a televised address to the State Council in Moscow …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and Samizdata.net
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama sweeps in the Virgin Islands  —  Simon Caines, the executive director of the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands, shared in a brief interview just now the preliminary results of that territory's caucuses, which produce the equivalent of three delegates.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
Next Up for the Democrats: Civil War  —  WHAT if a presidential candidate held what she billed as “the largest, most interactive town hall in political history” on national television, and no one noticed?  —  The untold story in the run-up to Super Tuesday was Hillary Clinton's elaborate live prime …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Wall Street Journal:
The Waxman Method  —  Howard Krongard worked his last day at the State Department recently, having learned a hard lesson in the ways of modern Congressional “oversight.”  To wit, if you don't follow Henry Waxman's orders, he'll try to ruin you.  —  Comfortable after four successful decades …
Discussion: Redstate
New York Times:
Neck and Neck, Clinton and Obama Woo Superdelegates  —  WASHINGTON — Seeing a good possibility that the Democratic presidential nomination will not be settled in the primaries and caucuses, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are lavishing attention on a group that might hold …
Darsha Philips / WNWO-TV:
Mayor kicks Marines out of Toledo  —  1-24th Marines were scheduled for weekend urban warfare training in downtown Toledo, when Carty gave them the boot  —  TOLEDO, OH — Mayor Carty Finkbeiner on Friday ordered some 200 members of Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Marines from Grand Rapids …
 
 
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Dobson's Choice  —  Mike Huckabee this week picked up the endorsement …
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