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9:40 PM ET, February 8, 2008


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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Breaking: Hillary Campaign Goes To War With MSNBC Over Chelsea “Pimp” Comment  —  This is really something.  The Hillary campaign has just gone to war with MSNBC, dispatching a top Hillary adviser to launch a lacerating attack on the network on a conference call with reporters moments ago.
Howard Kurtz / The Trail:
MSNBC's Shuster to Offer On-Air Apology to Clinton  —  Using a prostitution metaphor for the daughter of a presidential candidate is a surefire way for a journalist to get into trouble.  —  On MSNBC yesterday, correspondent David Shuster went there, amazingly enough, while interviewing …
Chris / TVNewser:
Shuster Suspended For “Pimped Out” Comment  —  NBC NEWS STATEMENT REGARDING CHELSEA CLINTON COMMENT:  —  On Thursday's “Tucker” on MSNBC, David Shuster, who was serving as guest-host of the program, made a comment about Chelsea Clinton and the Clinton campaign that was irresponsible and inappropriate.
Media Matters for America:
NBC News president: Shuster suspended for Chelsea Clinton comments  —  NBC News President Steve Capus sent the following statement to Media Matters for America: … Media Matters noted Shuster's comments here.
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
MSNBC's Chelsea comment angers Clinton
Discussion: The Trail and Hot Air
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
MSNBC's Chelsea Comment Angers Clinton
Discussion: Weekly Standard and Roger L. Simon
Southern Political Report:
Obama With Big Lead In Virginia  —  InsiderAdvantage, the only national firm to accurately indicate the surge of Mike Huckabee in Southern states on “Super Tuesday,” polled Virginia Democrats for the Southern Political Report, whose coverage includes that state.
Chris McGann / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:   Gregoire endorses Obama
The media pick the winners  —  Super Tuesday's over, and there's no absolute winner among either Democrats or Republicans.  —  Nonetheless, even though no one candidate has yet locked up their party's nomination, we might as well cancel the rest of the primaries or caucuses.
Jeff G. / protein wisdom:
what liberal media (redux, redux, redux)?
Discussion: The Jawa Report and Macsmind
Gabriel Malor / Ace of Spades HQ:
CPAC Blogger of the Year Award  —  Well, the Moron-in-Chief won the Blogger of the Year award at CPAC.  Hopefully he will be along in a while to tell us all about it.  For now, here is John Hawkin's experience of meeting Ace: … This echoes my experience meeting Ace at Aceapalooza West.
The Sun Also Sets  —  Climate Change: Not every scientist is part of Al Gore's mythical “consensus.”  Scientists worried about a new ice age seek funding to better observe something bigger than your SUV — the sun.  —  Back in 1991, before Al Gore first shouted that the Earth was in the balance …
More on the Delegate Discrepancy  —  To secure the Democratic nomination for president, either Sen. Hillary Clinton or Sen. Barack Obama will need to secure 2,025 delegates.  Depending on which account you accepted Friday morning, Ms. Clinton was either leading the delegate race …
Matthew Mosk / The Trail:
Obama Camp to Clinton: Show Us Your Taxes
Discussion: Salon
Associated Press:
Bill Clinton says he's learned a lesson  —  WASHINGTON - Former President Clinton says he's learned a lesson from the dustup over his remarks on the campaign trail — he can promote his wife's presidential candidacy, but he's not free to defend her.  —  Bill Clinton also said that everything …
Arwa Damon / CNN:
Violations of ‘Islamic teachings’ take deadly toll on Iraqi women  —  BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) — The images in the Basra police file are nauseating: Page after page of women killed in brutal fashion — some strangled to death, their faces disfigured; others beheaded.  All bear signs of torture.
Discussion: Hoffmania!
William Glaberson / New York Times:
Military Prosecutors Set to Open Major 9/11 Case  —  Military prosecutors are in the final phases of preparing the first sweeping case against suspected conspirators for the 9/11 plot that led to the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans on a clear September day and drew the United States into war …
Leprosy outbreak causes concerns in Northwest Arkansas  —  SPRINGDALE - The medical community is warning the public: a leprosy outbreak in Springdale could blossom into an epidemic, if something isn't done soon.  —  Doctors say at least nine cases of leprosy have been confirmed in Springdale.
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