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9:05 AM ET, February 7, 2008

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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
DNC chair: We may have to broker Clinton-Obama deal  —  (CNN) — As predictions of a convention floor fight from the campaigns of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama continue to mount, Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean said the party would likely intervene to prevent that scenario.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Campaign Has Raised Over $4 Million — Since Polls Closed Yesterday!  —  This is nutso.  The Obama campaign's response to the news that Hillary lent her campaign $5 million last month is to highlight the fact that they raised nearly that sum in the brief period that's passed ... since the polls closed yesterday!
Discussion: Pushing Rope and The New Republic
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Obama on pace to raise $30 mil in Feb  —  Barack Obama's campaign is on track to raise another $30 million in February, sources close to the Illinois senator say, while Hillary Rodham Clinton's spokesman revealed Wednesday that she had loaned her campaign $5 million.
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Pitched Fight Looms Over Delegates
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Loaned Her Campaign $5 Million, Spokesperson Confirms
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Lieberman Has “Superdelegate” Status Stripped Because of McCain Endorsement  —  Mark Pazniokas: … And for those who said they'd never lift their glass in a toast to Zell Miller...cheers!
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Mark Pazniokas / CAPITOL WATCH:
Lieberman No Longer a Super Delegate  —  Thanks to Zell Miller, there is a rule to deal with Joe Lieberman.  —  Lieberman's endorsement of Republican John McCain disqualifies him as a super-delegate to the Democratic National Convention under what is informally known as the Zell Miller rule …
American Red Cross:
American Red Cross Response  —  Across five southern states, Red Cross people and supplies are flowing in to provide care and comfort to those affected by the devastating tornadoes.  In nearly every tornado-affected community Red Cross workers began working last night, and remain on the job …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Obsidian Wings
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—Mf / Monkeyfister:
The Toll Is At 54 And Rising...  Tragic.  I pray that peace, kindness and hope can find each and every one of those touched families.  —  I've been looking around for some local centralized relief group/agency... Someplace.  —  Right now, I recommend the:  —  American Red Cross  —  Mid-South Chapter
New York Times:
Storms Across 5 States Leave at Least 52 Dead
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
City Room:
‘Obama Girl’ Didn't Vote  —  So, did the ‘Obama Girl’ actually vote for Barack Obama on Tuesday?  —  Actually, no.  —  Last summer the amateur music video “I Got a Crush on Obama,” was a Web hit, splashing a seductive performance by a 26-year-old model named Amber Lee Ettinger across millions …
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
In Vote, Obama Fell Short of Fervor  —  Senator Barack Obama of Illinois made some headway in building a coalition of support among Democrats in Tuesday's cross-country sprint of primaries.  —  He won the support of many white men, a group that had voted for John Edwards of North Carolina …
Discussion: TalkLeft, The Heretik and MSNBC
Lawhawk / A Blog For All:
Obama Girl Didn't Vote In Primary
Discussion: The Jawa Report
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Senate G.O.P. Blocks Additions to Stimulus Bill  —  WASHINGTON — By a single vote, Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked an expansive fiscal stimulus package championed by Democrats, as partisan rancor engulfed the effort to inject a quick burst of spending into the slowing economy.
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The Politico:
McCain seeks truce with right-wing critics  —  John McCain, whose Super Tuesday performance has given him an aura of inevitability in the eyes of many Republican leaders, has begun an aggressive campaign to quell conservative dissent and prevent an outbreak of GOP buyer's remorse.
Discussion: Washington Wire
Ace / Ace of Spades HQ:
Thoughts On McCain  —  Updated.  I just kept adding stuff.  —  * A lot of conservatives and pundits are calling for McCain to mend fences with the conservative base.  There is speculation he'll do so at CPAC.  I can't imagine he'll do so.  —  As someone wrote at the Corner, “Romney is trying to join us.
Jeff Poor / The Business & Media Institute:
Sen. Kerry Blames Tornados on Global Warming  —  Former Democratic presidential nominee blames ‘intense storms’ that have killed more than 50 on climate change.  —  Business & Media Institute  —  Politicians using tragedy to advance an agenda has been a tried-and-true strategy.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Obama and Clinton Brace for a Long Run  —  With no breakout winner in Tuesday's Democratic primaries, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama on Wednesday began fortifying for a drawn-out nomination fight, with Mrs. Clinton disclosing that she had lent her campaign $5 million …
Discussion: BuzzMachine
 
 
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
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