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12:15 PM ET, February 7, 2008

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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Obama and Clinton Brace for 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 …
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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 …
Washington Post:
Va. Is Next Battleground In Democrats' Long Fight
Discussion: The Caucus and Political Machine
New York Post:
HILLARY WILL GO FOR BROKE  —  PUTS UP HER OWN $5M AS TOP AIDES GO WITHOUT PAY
Discussion: NY Daily News
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USA Today:
Count on confusion when counting Dem delegates
Discussion: BuzzFlash.org and New York Times
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Pitched Fight Looms Over Delegates
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Sam Graham-Felsen / my.barackobama.com:
Message from David Plouffe: Matching the Five Million  —  David Plouffe just sent out this email...
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Marc Ambinder:   Money Pours In For Clinton, Obama
Byron York / The Corner:
Romney Pulling Out?  Campaign Doesn't Want “To Look Destructive At What Might Be The End.”  —  We are beginning to see signs that Mitt Romney might be preparing to pull out of the Republican race.  —  Everyone is looking for tea leaves from the campaign, and we'll know more about the governor's state …
Discussion: Hot Air and Redstate
BBC:
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.
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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Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
“EXCLUSIVE!”  JOHN McCAIN CPAC SPEECH  —  A secret operative working for this website has gotten a hold of the speech John McCain will deliver to attendees of the Conservative Political Action Conference.  She says I shouldn't ask how she got it although she mentioned that she had a real …
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Michelle Malkin:   Live from CPAC: The curtains open; Update: Cheney …
Mort Kondracke / Real Clear Politics:
McCain's Challenge: Democrats Hugely Outvoting GOP  —  After Super Tuesday, Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) has every right to declare himself the Republican presidential frontrunner, but he has miles to go in getting himself and his party in shape to face his Democratic opponent.
Discussion: Political Machine and Soccer Dad
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Michael Barone / Wall Street Journal:
Open-Field Politics  —  Thirty-five days ago, as the voting …
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Taylor Marsh:
CLINTON ANNOUNCES HUGE FUNDRAISING NUMBERS  —  BREAKING.....  IN LESS THAN 24 HOURS...  Clinton had a MASSIVE day of online fundraising blowing past the $3 million dollar - 3 day goal.  —  There's an email appeal going out tomorrow for $6 million in 72 hours.  —  THOUSANDS of NEW donors flooding in.
Discussion: The Swamp and Ben Smith's Blogs
Anne Schroeder Mullins / Anne Schroeder's Blogs:
CPAC to all CPAC-ers: Don't boo McCain  —  John McCain may have it easier than he expected today when he commandeers the podium at CPAC this afternoon.  Conservatives from all over will predictably fill the room to the brim to listen to what the now GOP front-runner has to say, despite a hate/love relationship with the guy.
Discussion: Hot Air, Macsmind and Riehl World View
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.
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Gateway Pundit:
Brrrr... Pakistan Suffers Lowest Temps in 70 Years— 260 Dead
Discussion: BobKrumm.com
Jon Swift:
Can John McCain Be Stopped?  —  Like most conservatives, I spent Super Tuesday curled in a fetal position in my bunker.  The idea that John McCain will get the Republican nomination is beginning to sink in and it is more than many of us can bear.  —  Many conservatives hate John McCain even more than we hate Hillary Clinton.
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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 and A Blog For All
New York Post:
TIMES VS. TIMES IN LIVING COLOR  —  A CLAWING cat fight over mistaken identity has broken out between New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd and a writer for the Times of London.  —  At the core of the mystery: Did Dowd mistake journalist Michelle Henery, who is black, for Michelle Obama?
Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
And Obama Wept  —  Inspiration is nice.  But some folks seem to be getting out of hand.  —  It's as if Tom Daschle descended from on high saying, “Be not afraid; for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all the people: for there is born to you this day in the city …
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 …
 
 
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Sonia Verma / Times of London:
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