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12:40 PM ET, February 16, 2008

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Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Politics & Never Having To Say You're Sorry  —  For someone whose handlers said they didn't expect to win any more February primaries, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Wisconsin like her life depends on it.  Which politically speaking, it does.  —  Despite numerous promises to take the high road …
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Another Unfounded Media Attack on Bill Clinton
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Bill Clinton On Sharp Attack Against Obama Again (UPDATED)
Oliver Willis:
Barack Obama On The Verge Of Making The Dumbest Decision Of The Election  —  Don't do it.  —  Please don't do it.  —  Seriously.  Don't.  Do.  It.  —  I'm sure this is just coming from John McCain because he's a golly gosh stand-up guy, right?
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama would seek McCain deal
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Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
These Kinds Of Sexist Remarks Are Not What I Am Looking For … In a campaign marked by news coverage unrelenting in its sexism and misogyny, especially from NBC, the last thing we can afford is sexism from the frontrunning candidate.  Barack Obama needs to apologize for this remark.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Liberal Values
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
“At this moment, somewhere in the world, terrorists are planning a new attack on America.  And Congress has no higher responsibility than ensuring we have the tools to stop them."  —  Today's presidential radio address: … Keep reading this post . . .
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White House:
Myth/Fact: Five Myths About the House's Failure to Give Our Intelligence Professionals the Tools They Need to Monitor Terrorists Effectively  —  House Leadership's Decision To Block A Vote On A Bipartisan Senate Solution Will Create Unacceptable Risks To Our National Security
Wall Street Journal:
KSM, the Victim  —  On Monday, some six years after 9/11, military prosecutors filed charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda's foreign-operations chief, along with five of his conspirators.  They will stand before a military tribunal, and if convicted they could face execution.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Final Atrocity  —  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned …
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Juan A. Lozano / Associated Press:
Harris County DA resigns amid scandal  —  Racist and obscene e-mails were found on his office computer  —  HOUSTON - Harris County District Attorney Chuck Rosenthal resigned Friday under the weight of a scandal involving the release of dozens of pornographic, racist and political e-mails on his office computer.
Discussion: Sadly, No!
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Playbook: Florida Dem floats mail-in do-over  —  Good Saturday morning.  —  MICHELLE OBAMA is on the cover of the Newsweek closing tonight.  “He Calls Her His ‘Rock.’ The Real Michelle Obama.”  Profile and interview by Richard Wolffe, essay by Raina Kelley on the image of black women …
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Coming Obama ‘Theocracy’  —  People mocked Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney for their religious backgrounds often during the presidential campaigns, but at least they never claimed to be on a mission to save the souls of Americans through government action.
Steven Emerson / Articles by the Investigative Project …:
Wolf to Georgetown: Detail Use of Saudi Millions  —  A U.S. congressman is asking Georgetown University about its academic scrutiny of Saudi Arabia and its use of $20 million donated by a Saudi prince in 2005.  —  U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote to Georgetown President John DeGioia Thursday …
Houston Chronicle:
For Obama: The Chronicle endorses the senator from Illinois for the Democratic presidential nomination  —  The presidency of the United States is a powerful bully pulpit.  The occupant of the White House must not only issue orders, but also inspire and advocate for all Americans.
Discussion: The Swamp
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
It's Not You, It's Me  —  LETTER FROM A YOUNG, HIP, CYNICAL FORMER OBAMAMANIAC.  —  Dear Barack:  —  I know it's kind of lame to break up with you on Valentine's Day.  And on the Internet to boot.  But it's also kind of ironic.  And that's what I need to tell you.
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
The Magical Democrat  —  Enchanted by Obama.  —  To understand Barack Obama's campaign, it's instructive to look back at the last contender to enrapture the left's grassroots, Howard Dean.  In a December 2003 report, the New York Times Magazine explored the personal dimension of the Dean-mania sweeping the Democratic party.
Discussion: Power Line and Pirate's Cove
 
 
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Generic Ballot  —  The numbers don't have any real predictive value …
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