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7:55 PM ET, April 16, 2008

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The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton On Southern Working Class Whites In 1995: “Screw 'Em”  —  During the past week, Sen. Hillary Clinton has presented herself as a working class populist, the politician in touch with small town sentiments, compared to the elitism of her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama.
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The New Republic:
What Did Hillary Say?  —  Alan Wolfe, a professor of political science and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, is a contributing editor at The New Republic.  —  Both Chris Orr and Michael Crowley have brought up Ben Barber's recollection …
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns  —  PHILADELPHIA - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $4.2 million last year as widespread interest in the presidential candidate pushed the sales of his two books.  —  In tax returns the campaign released Wednesday …
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Josh Drobnyk / Chicago Tribune:
CLINTON'S OFFENDED PA. VOTER - NOT  —  Barack Obama can take some solace out of Hillary Clinton's new television ad in Pennsylvania.  At least one of her supporters featured in the spot hammering Obama for his small town comments isn't registered to vote in Pennsylvania.
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Support Among “Bitter” Voters Unchanged  —  No decline in support among low-income, low-education, religious Democrats  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton prepare for Wednesday night's debate in Philadelphia, Gallup's daily tracking indicates that Obama's support …
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Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Mac vs. PC: The Ultimate Lab Test for New Desktops & Laptops  —  This computer rivalry has been elevated to a cultural divide on par with Pepsi versus Coke.  Taking it beyond personal taste, PM crunches the numbers—with some surprising results (and detailed benchmark scores).  —  Photographs by Lendon Flanagan
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Iain Murray / The Corner:
Bush & Global Warming: Still A Mistake  —  The President, as I mentioned below, stepped back from calling for a ruinous cap and trade scheme, but his speech still lays out a blueprint for slow motion economic decline.  It legitimizes global warming alarmism and undermines opposition in Congress …
Discussion: Washington Times
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Bill Roggio / Weekly Standard Blog:
The Bigger Picture in Sadr City
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times:
Penalty for crossing an Al Qaeda boss?  A nasty memo  —  Mohammed Atef, left, sits with Osama bin Laden, right, and Bin Laden's son Mohammed in early 2001.  Documents show Al Qaeda's obsession with paperwork.  —  Recently declassified documents reveal a little-known side of the network …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
HALPERIN'S TAKE: The Bad Things That *HAVEN'T* Happened to Obama Since the “Bitter/Cling” Controversy Erupted  —  Since Obama's San Francisco fundraising remarks, some have predicted deep trouble for his campaign.  And, indeed, the flap could still be a danger to him in a possible general election.
Eric Trager / Commentary:
Islamic Jihad: We Refused Carter's Request for a Meeting  —  Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has announced that its leadership has refused former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's request for a meeting.  According to PIJ's QudsNews website, Egyptian authorities contacted PIJ Secretary-General …
Reuters:
Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel  —  The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.
Megan McArdle:
A not particularly brief, very personal, very feminine rant  —  There was a debate on this subject a little while back that I didn't link because it centered on me, which seemed a little too much like whining, particularly I'm not sure I have anything to whine about.
Roy Edroso / Village Voice:
The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere  —  Sick of political blogs?  Too bad!  The 2008 campaign is unavoidable; if you know what superdelegates are, or who said “God damn America,” you're already a victim.  Thanks to the curse of modern technology …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Source: Hillary TV Ad Campaign Is Now 100% Negative In Most Pennsylvania Markets  —  Here's a glimpse into Hillary's ad strategy in the final stretch of the Pennsylvania primary:  —  In most of Pennsylvania's markets, the only TV ad Hillary is running right now is a negative one …
Wil S. Hylton / Men's Fashion, Men's Clothing …:
Newt Gingrich Rewrites History  —  Newt Gingrich Rewrites History … Ten years ago, Newt Gingrich fled the House of Representatives in a haze of ethics scandals and waning influence.  Since then, he has spent much of his time rewriting history—literally—by authoring five historical novels …
Discussion: Donklephant
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Barack Obama In Quotes: Version 1.0  —  From the Horse's Mouth … Barack's Race Baiting Spiritual Mentor & Confidant … Theresa Heinz Obama … The Best Of The Rest
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Gary Emerling / Washington Times:
Nuclear attack on D.C. a hypothetical disaster  —  A nuclear device detonated near the White House would kill roughly 100,000 people and flatten downtown federal buildings, while the radioactive plume from the explosion would likely spread toward the Capitol and into Southeast D.C., contaminating thousands more.
Discussion: Below The Beltway
 
 
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Minneapolis Star Tribune:
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
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Associated Press:
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