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6:35 PM ET, February 8, 2008


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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 …
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.
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:
MSNBC's Shuster falsely claimed he said “Americans should be proud of” Chelsea Clinton before his “pimped out” comment  —  On the February 8 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, correspondent David Shuster addressed a remark he made about Chelsea Clinton on the February 7 edition of MSNBC's Tucker that …
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
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.
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 …
Pat Toomey / Wall Street Journal:
McCain's Veep Options  —  While congratulations are still premature, with Mitt Romney dropping out of the race yesterday it is now very likely that the Republican Party will nominate Sen. John McCain for president.  If that happens, the GOP will, for the first time since 1976 …
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 …
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
INCENTIVES IN POLICIES.  —  Another note on Richard Eskow's interview with Obama health adviser David Cutler.  In it, Cutler says, “It comes down to this: You'll never get someone to buy something if it's not affordable and not accessible.  People just don't do it...If there are free riders, Obama is open to mandates.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Can Mrs. Clinton Lose?  —  If Hillary Clinton loses, does she know how to lose?  What will that be, if she loses?  Will she just say, “I concede” and go on vacation at a friend's house on an island, and then go back to the Senate and wait?  —  Is it possible she could be so normal?
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.
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.
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Thoughts on the Current Mess  —  There were four developments that got conservatives into this mess — the inexcusable increase of federal spending from 2001-05 (that gave mendacious Democrats room to fabricate that the tax cuts had caused the red ink), the sordid scandals of 2005-7 …
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Chris McGann / Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
Gregoire endorses Obama
Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation:
Ask lawmakers about the issues you care about on public radio
Washington Wire:
Brownback to Blame Self if McCain Loses Kansas
Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Hillary still in bed with '96 scandal
Jonathan Garthwaite / TownHall Blog:
Ann Coulter Speaks At CPAC
Michael Graham / The Natural Truth:
The GOP Veepstakes: The Winning Number is Three
Mark Hemingway / National Review:
The Pantsuit Army Is Still on the March
Discussion: Commentary and Hot Air
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Brooks Jackson /
Smear or Be Smeared?  —  The DNC plans “unlimited” …
More on the Delegate Discrepancy
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
CPAC Update: Ace Gets The Blogger Of The Year Award
The Politico:
New details emerge in NRCC scandal
Joel Stein / Los Angeles Times:
He's got Obamaphilia
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and The Swamp
Patrick Ruffini /
The Fall of Romney, Inc.
Nelson Garcia / KUSA-TV:
Boy wants to return to school as a girl