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3:35 AM ET, February 10, 2008


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New York Times:
Obama Wins Nebraska and Washington  —  Senator Barack Obama won the caucuses in Nebraska and Washington on Saturday, defeating his rival, Hillary Rodham Clinton as the two scrambled for delegates in their fiercely contested battle for the Democratic nomination.
Romney edges McCain in conservative straw poll  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney narrowly beat John McCain, 35 to 34 percent, in a straw poll of conservative political activists gathered Saturday in Washington — a vote that is viewed as a barometer of support from that major GOP voting bloc.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama sweeps in the Virgin Islands  —  Simon Caines, the executive director of the Democratic Party of the Virgin Islands, shared in a brief interview just now the preliminary results of that territory's caucuses, which produce the equivalent of three delegates.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HUCKMENTUM!  —  The big political story of the night isn't the Clinton/Shuster brouhaha or Obama's victories.  It's on the Republican side of the race.  Results are still coming in.  And the particular rules of the Republican primary in Louisiana make the delegate allocation completed.
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Donklephant
Kate Zernike / New York Times:
Obama Gets Convincing Wins in 3 States
Discussion: The New Republic
Joy Lin / CBS News:
Texas Gov. Perry Asks Huckabee to Drop Out
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Brian Braiker / Newsweek:
McCain romps while the Dems divide in the NEWSWEEK poll.
Discussion: Liberal Values
Steve Kraske / Kansas City Star:
Huckabee wins Kansas Republican caucus
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Washington Post:
Huckabee Beats McCain in Kansas
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Mark Silva / Chicago Tribune:
Mike Huckabee adds Kansas to his party victories
Discussion: Daily Kos
Mark Cuban / Blog Maverick:
My Presidential Endorsement:  —  They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.  So why is it the American people allow our politicians to do the same things over and over and we believe them and expect results different from previous elections ?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama campaign claims “irregularities” in Louisiana  —  Per the campaign's blog, under the headline: “After Widespread Reports of Voting Irregularities Obama Campaign Submits Urgent Request for Assistance:” … Obama faced a similar hurdle in California, where some poll workers appear …
Hillary Clinton's advisers ‘in a state of panic’  —  By Tim Shipman in Washington and Philip Sherwell in Chicago  —  Hillary Clinton's most senior advisers are in a state of “panic” about her presidential prospects and are plotting to enlist Democrat leaders in Congress to thwart her rival Barack Obama's ambitions.
New York Times:
Neck and Neck, Clinton and Obama Woo Superdelegates  —  WASHINGTON — Seeing a good possibility that the Democratic presidential nomination will not be settled in the primaries and caucuses, Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama are lavishing attention on a group that might hold …
Ali Eteraz:
Opposing Sharia Arbitration Courts in UK  —  I promised earlier that I'd discuss why I oppose Sharia arbitration courts in the UK.  Here are some reasons in no particular order.  I hope Asim Siddiqui and Yahya Birt, who are both supporting the courts (in theory), are listening.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
How I Could Quit The Democratic Party  —  I am a Democrat.  I am my own local precinct captain, and I hold a seat on the Pennsylvania Democratic State Committee.  Over the past four years, I have helped raise millions of dollars for Democrats.  I believe in the primary process …
The Politico:
Hillary rips MSNBC's Shuster  —  ORONO, MAINE — Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday morning ripped MSNBC over reporter David Shuster's suggestion that Chelsea Clinton was “sort of being pimped out” by the campaign.  —  “I found the remarks incredibly offensive,” Clinton told reporters in this snowy town outside Bangor.
Julia Preston / New York Times:
In Reversal, Courts Uphold Local Immigration Laws  —  After groups challenging state and local laws cracking down on illegal immigration won a series of high-profile legal victories last year, the tide has shifted as federal judges recently handed down several equally significant decisions upholding those laws.
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Finds A Donor Base  —  According to the Clinton campaign, 100,000 of Hillary Clinton's enthusiastic donors have contributed more than $10M since Feb 5.  —  Now these numbers are looked at with suspicion by Obama allies.  They can't possibly see how Clinton could generate …
Discussion: Open Left
Washington Post:
Women Could Give Clinton the Edge In Maine's Caucuses  —  It is women like Linda Sinclair who have turned New England into a potentially tough playing field for Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.).  —  Sinclair listened with rapt attention as Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) spoke at a rally in Orono …
Omaha World-Herald:
Obama projected winner of caucus  —  Barack Obama has been projected to be the winner of the Nebraska Democratic presidential caucuses by the Associated Press.  With 73 percent counted, Obama has 69 percent of the vote compared to Hillary Clinton's 31 percent.
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Ron Paul 2008:
Message from Ron  —  Whoa!  What a year this has been.  And what achievements we have had.  If I may quote Trotsky of all people, this Revolution is permanent.  It will not end at the Republican convention.  It will not end in November.  It will not end until we have won the great battle on which we have embarked.
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