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5:30 PM ET, March 22, 2008

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Washington Times:
Passports probe focuses on worker  —  The State Department investigation of improper computer access to passport records of three presidential candidates is focusing on one remaining employee — a contract worker with a company headed by an adviser to the presidential campaign of Sen. Barack Obama
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Little Green Footballs:
Passport Probe Finds Link to Obama Campaign?  —  Bill Gertz and Jon Ward report that one of the people who illegally accessed the presidential candidates' passport records works for a company headed by an adviser to the Barack Obama campaign.
Discussion: Hot Air and Gateway Pundit
Media Matters for America:
Hannity on passport security breach: “Seems to me Barack Obama …
Mike Baker / Associated Press:
Bill Clinton: Democratic race could come down to NC vote  —  North Carolina voters, usually a nonentity in presidential primaries, could be the deciding factor in the Democratic presidential nomination this year, former President Bill Clinton said Friday.  —  New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
A Century in Iraq, if it works right: Obama adviser  —  Yesterday I noted the accusation of McCarthyism against Bill Clinton by Barack Obama military adviser Gen. Tony McPeak.  The former Air Force Chief of Staff has a history of interesting statements, including a couple at the beginning of the war both McPeak and Obama oppose.
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Atrios / Eschaton:
Classy  —  NYT: … (ht reader r)
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Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Carville: Bill Richarson is Judas
Discussion: QandO
New York Times:
First a Tense Talk With Clinton, Then Richardson Backs Obama
Sarasota County:
Richardson says Obama has ‘something special’
Catherine Crier / The Huffington Post:
Newsrooms Revolt!  —  Profound sadness was my dominant emotion as I watched one of the cable news shows this morning.  Two attractive young ‘political analysts’, a handsome African American and a winsome blonde, (guess their politics), ‘illuminated’ the presidential race.
Matthew Yglesias:
Incompetence  —  The past week saw a lot of “what did I get wrong"-type articles about Iraq and they frequently put me in the mind of the incompetence dodge.  I note that one frequent way in which people argue for the proposition that poor execution, rather than an underlying flawed concept …
Pete Yost / Associated Press:
White House: Computer hard drives tossed  —  WASHINGTON - Older White House computer hard drives have been destroyed, the White House disclosed to a federal court Friday in a controversy over millions of possibly missing e-mails from 2003 to 2005.  —  The White House revealed new information …
Jules Crittenden:
It's the Clintons, Stupid  —  Exasperated Politico, scratching its head over the indomitable Energizer Clinton, examines the “Clinton myth,” informs us the media is too much invested in Clinton to admit her defeat, does the math that incontrovertibly shows Obama just squeaking past her …
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Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Reporting Facts, Not Opinions
Discussion: Cliff Schecter and Redstate
Christopher Pearson / The Australian:
Climate facts to warm to  —  CATASTROPHIC predictions of global warming usually conjure with the notion of a tipping point, a point of no return.  —  Last Monday - on ABC Radio National, of all places - there was a tipping point of a different kind in the debate on climate change.
Michael Rubin / The Corner:
Washington Post's curious Iran reporting  —  William Branigin and Robin Wright have a rather factually flawed Washington Post article on President Bush's speech on Iran that suggests either extreme sloppiness or that integrity has gone out the window in the news section.
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
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Cornelia Dean / New York Times:
No Admission for Evolutionary Biologist at Creationist Film  —  Two evolutionary biologists — P. Z. Myers of the University of Minnesota, Morris, and Richard Dawkins of Oxford — tried to go to the movies at the Mall of America in Minneapolis Thursday evening.  Dr. Dawkins got in.  Dr. Myers did not.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Defending Bill Clinton  —  You may want to sit down, but I read the following Bill Clinton remarks yesterday and didn't see anything untoward about them: … I don't think he's implying that Obama doesn't love his country or is not devoted to the interest of this country (although you could, with some strain, parse it that way).
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
Obama Aide: Bill Clinton Like McCarthy
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Hopes for Wireless Cities Fade as Internet Providers Pull Out  —  PHILADELPHIA — It was hailed as Internet for the masses when Philadelphia officials announced plans in 2005 to erect the largest municipal Wi-Fi grid in the country, stretching wireless access over 135 square miles with the hope …
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Clinton Sees Rise in Online Donations  —  In the middle of her victory speech after the Ohio and Texas primaries this month, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton paused to reel off the Web address for her campaign.  —  “Go to www.HillaryClinton.com,” she said, drawing applause and cheers from her throngs of supporters.
Discussion: The Caucus and Prairie Weather
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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Broad Concerns about Internet Voting
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Cara Anna / Associated Press:
China offers its own version of protests  —  CHENGDU, China - With restive Tibetan areas swarming with troops and closed to scrutiny from the outside world, China's government turned up efforts Saturday to put its own version of the unrest before the international public.
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Sweetness & Light
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