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11:00 AM ET, February 7, 2008


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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 …
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!
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 …
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 …
Washington Post:
Va. Is Next Battleground In Democrats' Long Fight
Discussion: The Caucus and Political Machine
Peter Jackson /
Pa. primary could be ‘decider’ of Democratic nomination
Discussion: PSoTD and TalkLeft
New York Post:
Discussion: NY Daily News
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.
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 …
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Pitched Fight Looms Over Delegates
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
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.
—Mf / Monkeyfister:
Dear George— Less Prayers And More REAL, Immediate Help...  Ol' George is sending us PRAYERS!  That'll get people into shelter and food... sure.  —  via The Mighty First Draft  —  Full Transcript Here … How sweet.  Bless him.  We're touched.  Now— less talk, more REAL assistance, George.
Sharia law in UK is ‘unavoidable’  —  The Archbishop of Canterbury says the adoption of certain aspects of Sharia law in the UK “seems unavoidable”.  —  Dr Rowan Williams told Radio 4's World at One that the UK has to “face up to the fact” that some of its citizens do not relate to the British legal system.
Think Progress:
McCain Caves To Far Right, Skips Vote On Economic Stimulus That He Promised To Support  —  John McCain (R-AZ) has been repeatedly claiming on the stump that passing an economic stimulus package is at the very top of his agenda.  He has told audiences that the “first thing we gotta do is pass the stimulus package through the Senate.”
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Is This What Burkle Bought?  —  In the beginning, everyone assumed that the Clinton machine would dominate fundraising in the Democratic primary.  Although it raised prodigious sums of money, Barack Obama managed to keep pace all through 2007.  Now, as Obama has also kept pace with Hillary …
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.
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
American al Qaeda, Adam Gadahn, Dead?  —  I've been hearing the same speculations and rumors that Laura Mansfield has that Adam Gadahn, the only American indicted for treason since 9/11, was killed in the Predator bombing that took out Abu Laith al-Libi.  Al-Libi was a bigger fish …
Discussion: Hot Air
Attaturk / Firedoglake:
Bush League Justice  —  Some people might think that one of the things that makes this country great is that every person, no matter their situation, has the potential to hold someone responsible for their harmful actions, in a court of law, before a jury of their peers.  —  But that is not necessarily the case.
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Michelle Malkin:
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Marie Horrigan / CQ Politics:
Super Turnout for Democrats
Human Events:
CPAC 2008 Kick-Off  —  Today marks day one of the 35th annual …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Taylor Marsh:
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Ellen Nakashima / Washington Post:
Clarity Sought on Electronics Searches
Discussion: On Deadline
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San Francisco Chronicle:
Berkeley goes to war
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
We Tortured and We'd Do It Again
Andrew O. Selsky / Associated Press:
AP confirms secret camp inside Gitmo