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Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Huckabee won't concede state; GOP resuming delegate count  —  The results of the state Republican caucuses were called into question today after presidential candidate Mike Huckabee challenged the party's declaration that Arizona Sen. John McCain had won the delegate count.
Theodore B. Olson / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton v. Obama: The Lawsuit  —  What splendid theater the Democratic Party presidential nominating process is shaping up to be.  And they are just getting started.  The real fun would be a convention deadlock denouement a few months from now, the prospect of which is already quickening …
Washington Post:
Clinton Replaces Top Aide Amid Losses  —  Campaign Manager Doyle Steps Down As Obama Wins Maine  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton shook up her presidential campaign yesterday, replacing campaign manager and longtime aide Patti Solis Doyle with Maggie Williams, her former White House chief of staff …
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The Politico:
Clinton badly needs Virginia victory  —  Tuesday's Chesapeake primary seems likely to continue propelling Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) in opposite directions.  —  Obama has hearty leads and distinct demographic advantages in each of the three contests: Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia.
Washington Post:
As Crunchtime Arrives, All-Out Appeal in Region
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Hate Springs Eternal  —  In 1956 Adlai Stevenson, running against Dwight Eisenhower, tried to make the political style of his opponent's vice president, a man by the name of Richard Nixon, an issue.  The nation, he warned, was in danger of becoming “a land of slander and scare …
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Gates Endorses Pause in Iraq Troop Withdrawals  —  BAGHDAD — Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates on Monday publicly endorsed the concept of ordering a pause in troop withdrawals from Iraq this summer after the departure of five extra brigades deployed last year as part of the force increase.
Discussion: Think Progress
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Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Michelle Obama Solidifies Her Role in the Election  —  On a conference call to prepare for a recent debate, Barack Obama brainstormed with his top advisers on the fine points of his positions.  Michelle Obama had dialed in to listen, but finally couldn't stay silent any longer.
Dave Kehr / New York Times:
Roy Scheider, Actor in ‘Jaws,’ Dies at 75  —  Roy Scheider, a stage actor with a background in the classics who became one of the leading figures in the American film renaissance of the 1970s, died on Sunday afternoon in Little Rock, Ark. He was 75 and lived in Sag Harbor, N.Y.
Ian Traynor / Guardian:
Bush orders security clampdown on flights to US  —  EU officials furious as Washington says it wants extra data on all air passengers  —  The US administration is pressing the 27 governments of the European Union to sign up for a range of new security measures for transatlantic travel …
William Kristol / New York Times:
Obama's Path to Victory  —  Last summer, George W. Bush told The Washington Examiner's Bill Sammon that Hillary Clinton would probably be the 2008 Democratic nominee.  “She's got a national presence and this is becoming a national primary,” he said.  “And therefore the person …
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 …
ABCNEWS:
Calif. Rep. Tom Lantos Dies  —  Tom Lantos, Only Holocaust Survivor in Congress, Has Died After Bout With Cancer  —  Rep. Tom Lantos of California, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, has died, his spokeswoman said Monday.  —  Lynne Weil said that Lantos, 80 …
Discussion: Think Progress
Wall Street Journal:
Wiretap Showdown  —  The Senate takes up wiretapping of foreign terrorists this week, and the stakes couldn't be higher.  Not only for the ability of our spooks to eavesdrop on al Qaeda, but also regarding Congressional and judicial intrusion into Presidential war powers.
Discussion: The Corner
New York Sun:
The Podhoretz Method  —  Norman Podhoretz, the neoconservative sage, will be honored tonight at a dinner in Manhattan, where his “World War IV: The Long Struggle Against Islamofascism,” will be given the “Book of the Year” award by Powerline.  The award carries the largest financial component …
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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: NewsBusters.org, CNN and Stop The ACLU
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Associated Press:
Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book
Discussion: Truthdig and Liberal Values
Kristen Wyatt / Associated Press:
GOP's Wayne Gilchrest Faces Tough Test  —  ELKTON, Md. (AP) — Yellow ribbons and American flags cover store windows and car bumpers in this Eastern Shore town, which recently bid farewell to its largest deployment of National Guard members since World War II.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
 
 
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Martin Fletcher / Times of London:
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Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Lerach Says Payoffs Were Widespread
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Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
While U of M campus sleeps, our military leaders are born
Bill King / Houston Chronicle:
Let's try transit without a fare box
Nicholas Confessore / New York Times:
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British Olympic team told silence is golden
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