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5:15 AM ET, February 7, 2008

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The Politico:
Five reasons Hillary should be worried  —  Hillary Clinton survived a Super Tuesday scare.  But there are five big reasons the former first lady should be spooked by the current trajectory of the campaign.  —  Longtime Clinton friends say she recognizes the peril in careening between near …
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Krooney / The Page:
Page Exclusive: Some Clinton Senior Staff Working Without Pay**  —  SOURCE: THEY HAVE “VOLUNTARILY CHOSEN TO WORK WITHOUT PAY THIS MONTH” AS PART OF CLINTON CASH CRUNCH AGAINST OBAMA MOOLA FACTORY.  —  Includes campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Loaned Her Campaign $5 Million, Spokesperson Confirms  —  This morning, Mark Halperin floated an intriguing question: Are the Clintons financing Hillary's campaign with their own money?  —  Now the Clinton campaign has finally answered: Yes, they are.  Hillary spokesperson Howard Wolfson sends over the following:
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 Directly Attacks Bill's Presidency, Blames It For Massive Dem Losses  —  In what may be Obama's most direct and aggressive criticism of Bill Clinton's presidency yet, the Obama campaign dropped a new mailer just before Super Tuesday that blasts “the Clintons” for wreaking massive losses …
Bloomberg:
Obama Campaign Projects Deadlocked Race After Primaries Finish
Discussion: Associated Press and D-Day
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 …
Discussion: Daily Kos
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:
Obama Is Making Inroads, but Fervor Fell Short at End
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Heretik
Lawhawk / A Blog For All:
Obama Girl Didn't Vote In Primary
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Josiah Ryan / CNSNews:
McCain Sends ‘Chill Down Spine,’ Reid Cites Cochran  —  On the Spot (CNSNews.com) - Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said the possibility of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) becoming president “sends a cold chill down my spine.”  —  Reid made his remarks Tuesday outside the Senate chambers …
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Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Bush ups the ante in nomination fight
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on daily polling from Feb. 3-5, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The increase in support for Hillary Clinton at the national level that Gallup saw in interviewing conducted Sunday and Monday continued in interviewing Tuesday night.
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 …
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
Reuters:
Republicans block Senate economic stimulus plan  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans on Wednesday narrowly blocked a Democratic-backed economic stimulus plan that was costlier than a House of Representatives-passed measure by extending cash rebates to retirees and disabled veterans and stretching out unemployment benefits.
Discussion: Ornery Bastard and NewsBusters.org
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
TIME FOR A REALITY CHECK  —  I've long been dismayed by the fury of many conservatives' attacks on John McCain.  I understand why McCain is not some conservatives' first choice for the nomination, but the ongoing effort to read him out of the conservative movement has gone way too far.
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
We Tortured and We'd Do It Again  —  After years of dodging and dissembling, the Bush administration today boldly embraced an interrogation tactic that's been an iconic and almost universally condemned form of torture since the Spanish Inquisition.  —  President Bush would authorize …
 
 
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The Daily Howler:
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David D. Kirkpatrick / New York Times:
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