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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 …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Lead Heading Into Debate  —  Obama 50%, Clinton 42% in latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Democratic presidential nomination rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will debate tonight in Philadelphia before next Tuesday's crucial Pennsylvania primary.
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CNN:
Clinton backer says McCain is too old for Oval Office
Michael Elmore / Political Radar:
Clinton Surrogate Jack Murtha Says McCain is Too Old
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
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
Mosheh Oinounou / Cameron's Corner:
A Hamas problem for Obama?  —  While Sen. Barack Obama sought to improve his relationship with the Jewish community today by meeting with leaders Philadelphia, comments by a Hamas political adviser this weekend could potentially hurt the Democratic presidential candidate.
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken corporation didn't file tax returns in California from '03-07  —  The Franken campaign said the corporation had stopped doing business there and was advised by an accountant that no more filing was required.  A state official said AFI needed to dissolve itself first.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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ABCNEWS:
Bush Embraces Pope Benedict XVI  —  The President and the Pope Disagree on Iraq, the Death Penalty and Cuba  —  In a rare gesture, President Bush traveled from the White House with first lady Laura Bush to greet Pope Benedict XVI after his plane landed Tuesday afternoon at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington, D.C.
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Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Iraqi Unit Flees Post, Despite American's Plea  —  BAGHDAD — A company of Iraqi soldiers abandoned their positions on Tuesday night in Sadr City, defying American soldiers who implored them to hold the line against Shiite militias.  —  The retreat left a crucial stretch of road …
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Bill Roggio / Weekly Standard Blog:
The Bigger Picture in Sadr City
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
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.
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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.”
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 and Cold Fury
 
 
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Congressional Black Caucus Attacks Sovereign Status of Indian Nations
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Nitya Venkataraman / ABCNEWS:
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