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3:50 PM ET, February 4, 2008


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Jason George / The Swamp:
Hillary Clinton cries in Connecticut  —  NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sen. Hillary Clinton teared up this morning at an event at the Yale Child Study Center, where she worked while in law school in the early 1970s.  —  Penn Rhodeen, who was introducing Clinton, began to choke up …
New York Magazine:
Breaking: Hillary Reemploys ‘The Cry’  —  Yep, it's official.  Hillary Clinton is running to be Crybaby-in-Chief.  According to the Tribune Co.'s politics blog, the Swamp, Clinton teared up after a heartfelt introduction by a former colleague at the Yale Child Study Center in New Haven, where she worked in college.
Reuters/C-SPAN/Zogby Poll: McCain on a Roll; Clinton, Obama Neck-and-Neck in Key Super Tuesday States  —  Pollster John Zogby: “The Mac Attack appears ready to launch on Super Tuesday.  McCain's leads are commanding, except for in California where Romney leads in Southern California and among women, investors, and voters over 50.
Matt Stearns / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Clinton's ‘35 years of change’ omits most of her career  —  WASHINGTON — To hear Hillary Clinton talk, she's spent her entire career putting her Yale Law School degree to work for the common good.  —  She routinely tells voters that she's “been working to bring positive change to people's lives for 35 years.”
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Toss-up between Clinton and Obama, Romney leads among Massachusetts …
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
It Will All Begin In Tears  —  A make-or-break primary date …
Discussion: Wizbang and Wonkette
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Michelle Obama: I Would Have To Think About Supporting Clinton If She Is The Nominee  —  Imagine if Bill Clinton had said that?  Michelle Obama needs to straighten this out immediately.  Really bad stuff from the Obama campaign.
Discussion: The Field, Salon and Don Surber
Michael J. Totten:
The Final Mission, Part II  —  FALLUJAH - The United States military plans to formally hand over Anbar Province to the Iraqis this spring because the insurgency truly is finished in that part of the country.  Most Americans have heard about the success in this province by now …
Discussion: INDCJournal
Wall Street Journal:
McCain and the Supreme Court  —  The conservative movement has made enormous gains over the past three decades in restoring constitutional government.  The Roberts Supreme Court shows every sign of building on these gains.  —  Yet the gulf between Democratic and Republican approaches …
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on daily polling from Feb. 1-Feb. 3, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — On the eve of the Super Tuesday election, Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama remain closely matched in national Democratic voters' nomination preferences.
Erica Jong / Washington Post:
Hillary vs. the Patriarchy  —  “Look, the only people for Hillary Clinton are the Democratic establishment and white women,” said Bill Kristol yesterday on Fox News Sunday, one of the many “news” outlets to expose Kristol's reliable sexism.  “The Democratic establishment would be crazy …
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Official GOP Spokesperson Ann Coulter Snubbed By CPAC  —  Ann Coulter speaks for the base of the GOP, but apparently organizers of the Conservative Political Action Committee have decided not to invite her to speak at this years convention.  She was quite the hit last year with her derogatory comment …
Matt / Think Progress:
McCain's stand up comedy routine.  —  During a campaign stop in Boston this morning, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) elicited very little laughter from his audience with a series of awkward jokes about his age, southern accents, and lawyers.  Watch it:  —  What shouldn't be funny to this guys is the …
Jerome Starkey / The Independent:
Revealed: British plan to build training camp for Taliban fighters in Afghanistan  —  The Afghan government says that Britain had a secret plan to train 2,000 Taliban fighters  —  Britain planned to build a Taliban training camp for 2,000 fighters in southern Afghanistan …
Marc Ambinder:
Plouffe Memo: We're The Giants, Baby  —  (not in so many words...despite or because of polls showing that Obama is now leading or tied with Hillary Clinton nationally.). … I'm sorry.  Hold up, time out.  What??  Unless every Obama adviser I've spoken to over the past year has out and out lied to me …
Discussion: The New Republic and Wonkette
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Matthew Yglesias:
The Bill  —  Tom Shanker reports for The New York Times …
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
In Romney's Backyard  —  With 24 hours to go before Super Tuesday …
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Some House incumbents falling behind in fundraising
Megan McArdle:
Mass health  —  Paul Krugman says that it's not fair to accuse …
Richelieu / Weekly Standard:
Random Thoughts on the Passing Scene
Mickey Kaus / Slate:
A Reason to Vote Hillary
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
‘Digital Pamphleteer’  —  Several months ago, my good friend …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Empty seats
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