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7:25 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 …
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Murtha says McCain too old to be president  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday that Republican Sen. John McCain is too old to be president.  Murtha is 75, four years older than McCain.  He says they are nearly the same age, and the rigors and stress of running the country is too much for guys their age.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Lead Heading Into Debate
CNN:
Clinton backer says McCain is too old for Oval Office
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 …
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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 …
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.
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Iain Murray / The Corner:
President's Global Warming Surrender: “It will be very bad”  —  We're hearing some very bad things about the President's likely unconditional surrender on global warming today.  One senior source suggested that the last line of sound defense had been breached and that “It will be very bad.”
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Iain Murray / The Corner:
Bush & Global Warming: Still A Mistake
Discussion: Washington Times
Rose Garden / White House:
President Bush Discusses Climate Change
Discussion: Gristmill and Energy Smart
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Bill Roggio / Weekly Standard Blog:
The Bigger Picture in Sadr City
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
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
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 …
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.
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.
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
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
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.
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Lieberman willing to star at Republican convention  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the Democratic Party's 2000 vice presidential nominee, is leaving open the possibility of giving a keynote address on behalf of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) at the Republican National Convention in September.
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
Gordon Brown / Wall Street Journal:
Enlarging the Anglosphere  —  When Winston Churchill met President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on the deck of the H.M.S. Prince of Wales in 1941, he spoke of the common bonds between Britain and America: “The same language . . . the same hymns . . . more or less, the same ideals.”
 
 
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
IF YOU WATCH ONLY ONE YOU TUBE ON HEALTH CARE TODAY...
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Does the blogosphere “ghettoize” female writers?
Eric Trager / Commentary:
Islamic Jihad: We Refused Carter's Request for a Meeting
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
LA Times op-ed reveals new racist code word: “Elitist”
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken corporation didn't file tax returns in California from '03-07
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Maybe Money Does Buy Happiness After All
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Executions to resume after high court OK's lethal injections
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Breaking News: Obama caves! Flag pin returns to his coat lapel
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Bush's Third Climate-Change Fake-Out
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Right Fight, Wrong Word
Ariel Levy / New Yorker:
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Carrick Mollenkamp / Wall Street Journal:
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Associated Press:
Keyes leaves GOP, looks at Constitution Party
Agence France Presse:
Springsteen defends Obama in elitism flap
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