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7:15 AM ET, February 11, 2008

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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 …
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.
Associated Press:
Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book  —  LOS ANGELES (AP) ― Barack Obama topped a Clinton in another contest on Sunday — the Grammys.  —  The presidential candidate beat both former Presidents Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter to win best spoken word album for his audio version of his book …
Discussion: Truthdig
Associated Press:
Maine Puts Topper On Obama Weekend Sweep
Discussion: BuzzFlash.org and Donklephant
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Obama Wins in Maine; Clinton Replaces Her Campaign Manager
Discussion: Wonkette and The Swamp
Marc Ambinder:
Patti Solis Doyle Steps Down As Clinton Campaign Manager
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton campaign manager out
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WE BEEN ROBBED  —  Here's a press release just put out by the Huckabee campaign ...
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Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Huckabee won't concede state; GOP resuming delegate count
Fin Gomez / FOX Embeds:
Fox News Exclusive: Huckabee Campaign Calls for “Full Investigation” …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com and Wizbang
You Decide 08!:
HUCKABEE CHALLENGES WASHINGTON CAUCUS RESULTS
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 …
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 …
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
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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.
Discussion: American Street and GINA COBB
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 …
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 …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Truthdig
CNN:
British Olympic team told silence is golden  —  LONDON, England (CNN) — British athletes selected for this year's Olympic Games in Beijing will be asked to sign a contract that forbids them from criticizing China's human rights record.  —  Graham Nathan, spokesman for the British Olympics Association …
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
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 …
Discussion: Don Surber
 
 
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Pelosi calls Iraq a ‘failure’
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Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
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