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7:01 PM ET, February 3, 2008


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Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Breaking News: Pro-Clinton push poll erupts in California  —  Ed Coghlan was just starting to prepare his dinner in the northern San Fernando Valley the other night when the phone rang.  The caller was very friendly.  He identified himself as a pollster who wanted to ask registered independents …
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on daily polling from Jan. 31-Feb. 2, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Two days before the Super Tuesday primaries and caucuses, Gallup Poll Daily tracking data show Hillary Clinton (46%) and Barack Obama (44%) in a statistical dead heat …
John Wildermuth / San Francisco Chronicle:
State poll shows huge gains by Obama, McCain  —  A startling surge of support for Barack Obama has catapulted the Illinois senator into a virtual tie with Hillary Rodham Clinton in California's Democratic presidential primary, a Field Poll released Saturday shows.
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Zogby: Obama, Romney Ahead In California  —  A new Zogby poll in California — a state that may well decide the direction of the Democratic race — shows Barack Obama taking a small lead over Hillary Clinton, within the margin of error.  Obama has 45% to Clinton's 41%, with Obama's 20-point …
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Clinton, McCain lead in bellwether Super Tuesday states  —  WASHINGTON — Republican John McCain leads in all four corners of the country heading into a rush of primaries on Tuesday, while Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama were locked in a close struggle for delegates coast to coast …
Romney predicts conservatives will stop McCain  —  (CNN) — Mitt Romney predicted Sunday his party's conservative base will rally behind him on Super Tuesday in order to prevent John McCain from winning the Republican nomination.  —  “What I have to do is continue to see what's been happening …
Pew Research Center:
McCain's Support Soars, Democratic Race Tightens  —  Obama Gains Among Whites, Moderates and Middle-Income Democrats  —  Summary of Findings  —  Barack Obama and John McCain have made significant gains in support as the field of candidates has narrowed in both parties.
Carl / The Reaction:
Because I'm B.A.D., ya know it!  —  Today is the anniversary of a dark day in Blogtopia (© Skippy, the Bush Kangaroo).  —  One year ago, Atrios (also known as Duncan Hunter), proprietor of the feebly-written (except for his co-bloggers) blog, “Eschaton,” decided to trim his blogroll for...well, his own reasons.
Blue Gal:
Happy Blogroll Amnesty Day  —  Happy Blogroll Amnesty Day!  Today is the day the small blogosphere celebrates itself by giving each other a little lurve.  I'm going to pick just a couple bloggers to mention but in my ever expanding blogroll is over there (yeah every time I try to cull …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Unbelievable and Assaultive Strip Search on an Innocent Woman  —  Raw Story: (h/t Existentialist Cowboy)
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Kristol: White women are a problem  —  The neocon warmonger speaks.  With Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton locked in a very good battle leading up to Super Tuesday, Kristol makes this misogynistic quote:  —  BILL KRISTOL: Look the only people for Hillary Clinton are the Democratic establishment …
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Lipinski Attacks OpenLeft, Pera Donors, With a Barrage of Cliches  —  Rich Perlstein has a great piece on how we're not about to get beyond the 1960s.  Apparently Dan Lipinski's campaign read the article, because here's a flyer they are circulating attacking us as dirty hippies.
Rick Perlstein / Washington Post:
Getting Past the '60s? It's Not Going to Happen.
Simon Jenkins / Times of London:
Fall back, men, Afghanistan is a nasty war we can never win  —  Britain's commanders ignored every warning that the Taliban were the toughest fighters on earth  —  The American secretary of state, Condoleezza Rice, flies to Britain this week to meet a crisis entirely of London and Washington's creation.
Jason Burke / Observer:
Taliban attacks on allied troops soar
Discussion: The Seminal
Kate Michelman / The Huffington Post:
Why I'm Endorsing Barack Obama  —  The question I have been asking myself and others during my entire life in public policy and throughout this 2008 presidential Campaign — the question which tens of millions of women and men have also been asking — is how do we best bring America together …
Discussion: Political Radar
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Ron Paul Flatlines  —  Ron Paul's ability to attract enthusiastic support among young people, especially online, has been quite impressive and unexpected.  The degree to which that has translated into fundraising capability has been nothing short of spectacular.  —  But look at the national polling trend lines for the past year:
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
The Latest on Gore  —  According to a source close to Al Gore, multiple people in the former VP's orbit are in touch with him on a regular basis to urge an Obama endorsement.  According to this source, Gore's hesitation is three-fold:  —  1.)  The memory of the ill-fated Dean endorsement looms large for him.
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