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7:55 AM ET, February 11, 2008

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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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book
Discussion: Truthdig
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Clinton Campaign Manager Calls It Quits
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
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Janet I. Tu / Seattle Times:
Huckabee won't concede state; GOP resuming delegate count
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 …
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.
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 …
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
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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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
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
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 …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Pelosi calls Iraq a ‘failure’  —  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said twice Sunday that Iraq “is a failure,” adding that President Bush's troop surge has “not produced the desired effect.”  —  “The purpose of the surge was to create a secure time for the government of Iraq …
Discussion: Flopping Aces and Hot Air
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
 
 
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Promises They Can't Keep  —  Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama share …
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Bush Calls McCain a ‘True Conservative’
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