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1:00 AM ET, February 11, 2008


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Associated Press:
Clinton replaces campaign manager  —  Patti Solis Doyle is replaced by longtime aide Maggie Williams  —  CORRECTION: Because of a wire service error, a file photo that appeared briefly on this story incorrectly identified an aide to Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton …
Matthew Yglesias:
Maine for Obama  —  Back in October 2007, Clinton was beating Obama in Maine by a hilarious 47 to 10 margin, but it seems he's carried the state today, once again by a large margin.  My understanding, though, is that this doesn't really count because it's a small state …
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Clinton Campaign Manager Calls It Quits  —  Former First Lady's Chief of Staff to Take Over Running Presidential Race  —  Patti Solis Doyle announced that she is stepping down as the campaign manager for the presidential campaign of Sen. Hilary Clinton, D-N.Y., ABC News has learned that this afternoon.
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
Who Is Maggie Williams?  —  The announcement that Maggie Williams just became Hillary Clinton's new campaign manager sent me back to a column I wrote about her over ten years ago:  —  Fallen Angels In Clinton's Rogues' Gallery  —  November 17, 1997  —  One of the most distressing features …
Dean Goodman / Reuters:
Obama or Clinton?  Grammys go for Obama  —  LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh from their feud on the campaign trail, Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama beat Bill Clinton in a contest almost as closely watched as the primaries being waged across the United States — the music industry's Grammy Awards.
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and Soccer Dad
Associated Press:
Obama wins Maine caucuses  —  With 70 percent counted, he had 57 percent to Clinton's 42 percent  —  AUGUSTA, Maine - Barack Obama defeated Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Democratic Party's Maine caucuses on Sunday, grabbing a majority of delegates as the state's Democrats overlooked …
Steve / The Washington Note:
Clinton Campaign Shake-Up: Patti Solis Doyle Steps Down  —  Hillary Clinton Campaign Director Patti Solis Doyle has stepped down.  —  Maggie Williams will now take her place.  Mark Penn stays where he is, for the time being.  —  Big news.  — Steve Clemons
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton campaign manager out
Discussion: and GINA COBB
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Obama Wins in Maine; Clinton Replaces Her Manager
Discussion: The Swamp and Wonkette
Associated Press:   Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Clinton Campaign Manager Steps Aside
Marc Ambinder:
Patti Solis Doyle Steps Down As Clinton Campaign Manager
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:   Bush Calls McCain a ‘True Conservative’
Accounting 101: The Clintons
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Macsmind
Hamil R. Harris / Washington Post:
Bill Clinton Stumps at Area Churches
Discussion: The Page
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WE BEEN ROBBED  —  Here's a press release just put out by the Huckabee campaign ...
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
A LITTLE WEIRD  —  As you know, John McCain lost two of the three contests yesterday.  He was losing narrowly in Washington state and then pulled ahead by a narrow margin (less than two points) toward the end.  But then with 87% of the returns counted, the Washington state GOP, which runs the caucuses stopped releasing results.
You Decide 08!:
Fin Gomez / FOX Embeds:
Fox News Exclusive: Huckabee Campaign Calls for “Full Investigation” …
Discussion: and Wizbang
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Edwards Aide: John Having Private Endorsement Discussions With Hillary, Obama; “Greater Than 50% Chance” He'll Endorse  —  An Edwards aide confirms to me that John Edwards met privately with Hillary on Thursday to discuss the possibility of making an endorsement, and will meet with Obama tomorrow, as first reported by Mark Halperin.
Discussion: The Page
Edwards meeting with Clinton, Obama on endorsement  —  (CNN) — CNN has learned that former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards met with Hillary Clinton Thursday, and is meeting with Barack Obama Monday, to discuss a possible primary endorsement.  —  The Thursday meeting …
Ben Smith / The Politico:   Bush attacks Obama
Scott Horton / Harper's:
Corruption in a U.S. Attorney's Office  —  One of Weimar Germany's great satirists, Kurt Tucholsky, once offered some very pointed analysis.  “If you want to judge the internal qualities of any society,” he said, “I give you this test.  How do they treat the political opposition?
Discussion: At-Largely
Associated Press:
Poll: Obama, McCain Lead in Maryland  —  By The Associated Press - 6 hours ago  —  THE RACE: The presidential race for Democrats, Republicans in Maryland.  —  ___  —  THE NUMBERS - DEMOCRATS  —  Barack Obama, 53 percent  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton, 35 percent  —  ___  —  THE NUMBERS - REPUBLICANS
Jeff E. Schapiro /
Poll: Obama, McCain lead in Va.
William Glaberson / New York Times:
U.S. Said to Seek Execution for 6 in Sept. 11 Case  —  Military prosecutors have decided to seek the death penalty for six Guantánamo detainees who are to be charged with central roles in the Sept. 11 terror attacks, government officials who have been briefed on the charges said Sunday.
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Army Buried Study Faulting Iraq Planning  —  WASHINGTON — The Army is accustomed to protecting classified information.  But when it comes to the planning for the Iraq war, even an unclassified assessment can acquire the status of a state secret.  —  That is what happened to a detailed study …
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