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6:50 PM ET, February 11, 2008

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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton dismisses weekend losses  —  WHITE MARSH, Maryland (CNN) — Hillary Clinton on Monday explained away Barack Obama's clean sweep of the weekend's caucuses and primaries as a product of a caucus system that favors “activists” and, in the case of the Louisiana primary, an energized African-American community.
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The Politico:
Clinton badly needs Virginia victory
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 …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Obama, the Democratic Nominee?  Yes He Can!  —  A Commentary By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann  —  I believe that Barack Obama will defeat Hillary and win the Democratic nomination.  I think that this weekend's victories in states as diverse as Washington State, Louisiana, Nebraska …
Discussion: Matthew Dowd
CBS News:
Barack Obama Makes His Case  —  Steve Kroft Interviews The Democratic Presidential Candidate  —  (CBS) Asked what he thinks is the biggest difference between himself and Senator Hillary Clinton, Obama told Kroft, “I think Senator Clinton is smart and can be an effective advocate.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Not Ready For Prime Time  —  Barack Obama appeared on 60 Minutes last night, and once again he offered change.  Unfortunately, the kind of change offered appeared to be the same he accuses his opponents of offering — waffling on the status of troops in Iraq.
Discussion: Instapundit.com
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   A preview of the anti-McCain effort
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
College Junior Breakfasts With Chelsea Clinton  —  21-Year-Old Wisconsin Super Delegate Gets Face Time With Former First Daughter  —  Jason Rae is a typical junior in college.  —  He spends several hours a day in class at Marquette University in Wisconsin where he is majoring in history and political science.
Discussion: The Politico and Hot Air
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Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
The Clintons' Charm Offensive
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Matthew Yglesias:   Good Advice  —  Jason Rae is a 21 year-old superdelegate from Wisconsin.
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
A Flag Obama Supporters Salute?  —  Oh, my.  Barack Obama may want to call his new Houston office and suggest some decorating ideas.  Take a look at the flag flying in the office at the moment:  —  No, that's not a Texas state flag with a picture of Obama on it.
Discussion: Moonbattery, Redstate and Bookworm Room
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D. S. Hube / NewsBusters.org:   Another Flag Issue for Obama?
Neil Vigdor / News-Times:
Lieberman may attend GOP convention  —  Aides to senator say it is ‘quite possible’ the independent Democrat would go to support McCain  —  Will Joseph Lieberman appear at this year's Republican National Convention?  —  After the week that was, fellow Democrats in Lieberman's home state …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Daily Kos
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Victor Zapana / Yale Daily News:   Lieberman loses delegate status after endorsement
Ari Emanuel / The Huffington Post:
My Brother the Superdelegate and Why I Don't Trust Him to Pick the Next President  —  My brother Rahm Emanuel is a superdelegate.  I love my brother, and I trust my brother.  But I gave up letting my brother dictate my life since he determined whether he got the top or bottom bunk in our bedroom back in Chicago.
Ana Marie Cox / TIME: Swampland:
Rove's Awesome Election Analysis  —  Rove was on Face the Nation yesterday, expressing confidence that John McCain would have no trouble uniting the Republican party in time to defeat the Democratic nominee in the fall.  The intraparty squabbling, said Rove, was a hiccup; in 2000 …
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Getting to 270  —  Can John McCain win in November?  —  The conventional wisdom is that Republicans start at a serious disadvantage in trying to hold the White House.  A still-unpopular war and a softening economy certainly represent challenges.  So far, most of the enthusiasm in the primaries …
Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Rep. Tom Lantos dead at 80  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Lantos, who escaped the Nazis and grew up to become a forceful voice for human rights all over the world, has died.  He was 80.  —  The California Democrat, the only Holocaust survivor to serve in Congress, died early Monday …
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on daily polling conducted Feb. 8-10, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are now essentially tied in the Gallup Poll Daily tracking results for Feb. 8-10, with Clinton at 46% and Obama at 44%.  Clinton's lead over Obama has eroded over the past five days.
Discussion: The Swamp and The Campaign Spot
Radley Balko / The Agitator:
Did Bill Sink Hill on Purpose?  —  Before I explain, let me say that I'm not a (Bill) Clinton hater.  I actually like the guy.  I've grown nostalgic for the Clinton years.  The economy was booming.  He was the most free trade president we've had in a long, long time (certainly more free trade than this one).
WTVR-TV:
NEW: Preliminary Virginia Poll has Obama and McCain with Sizable Leads: Huckabee Surges  —  Eve of VA Democratic Primary 2/11/08: No Late Charge from Clinton; Obama Will Get Larger Share of Delegates: 24 hours till votes are counted in the Virginia Democratic Primary, Barack Obama is positioned …
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
Obama, the Very-High-Tax Candidate  —  To the casual reader of the primary and caucus results of this past weekend, Obama is just creaming Hillary.  This race won't be over until the returns are in from Texas and Ohio next month and Pennsylvania in April.  After that, the super-delegates will have to make up their minds.
Discussion: The New Republic and race42008.com
 
 
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Mark Halperin / The Page:
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Discussion: The New Republic
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
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Clive Crook / Financial Times:
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Discussion: Daily Pundit
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