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10:10 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.
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!
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 …
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Pitched Fight Looms Over Delegates
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Washington Wire:
To Compete With Obama, Clinton Loans Campaign $5 Million
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.
Michael Barone / Wall Street Journal:
Open-Field Politics  —  Thirty-five days ago, as the voting in the Iowa caucuses was about to begin, those of us in the political commentary business thought the candidates of both parties would have been determined by yesterday, the day after Super Tuesday.  Not so.
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
McCain seeks to mend fences
Discussion: New York Post and
—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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Sideshow
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.
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.
Discussion: Hot Air and Biased BBC
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.
Richard Pérez-Peña / New York Times:
An Industry Imperiled by Falling Profits and Shrinking Ads  —  In just the last few weeks, The San Diego Union-Tribune eliminated more than 100 jobs, one-tenth of its work force.  The Chicago Sun-Times began a major round of newsroom layoffs, then put itself up for sale …
Discussion: and Romenesko
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Tony Long / Wired News:
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Peter Jackson /
Pa. primary could be ‘decider’ of Democratic nomination
Discussion: PSoTD and TalkLeft
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Pollster Mark Penn: Obama Has Become The “Establishment Candidate”
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
We Tortured and We'd Do It Again
Andrew O. Selsky / Associated Press:
AP confirms secret camp inside Gitmo
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