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9:20 AM ET, February 11, 2008

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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
WE BEEN ROBBED  —  Here's a press release just put out by the Huckabee campaign ...
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Fin Gomez / FOX Embeds:
Fox News Exclusive: Huckabee Campaign Calls for “Full Investigation” …
Associated Press:
Maine Puts Topper On Obama Weekend Sweep  —  Obama Takes Delegate Lead With Wins In 4 States; Clinton Manager Steps Down  —  (AP/CBS) Illinois senator Barack Obama finished a series of weekend primary and caucus contests undefeated as he bested Hillary Clinton in Maine today, according to CBS News estimates.
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Associated Press:
Barack Obama Wins Grammy for Spoken Word Book
Discussion: Truthdig
Marc Ambinder:
Patti Solis Doyle Steps Down As Clinton Campaign Manager
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 …
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 …
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.
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 …
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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 …
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
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.
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
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
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 …
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
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Lerach Says Payoffs Were Widespread  —  A prominent class-action lawyer facing sentencing today for secretly paying plaintiffs to file securities lawsuits, William Lerach, is suggesting that the under-the-table practice was widespread and was not isolated to the firm he helped run for decades, Milberg Weiss.
Discussion: PointOfLaw Forum
 
 
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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:
The Vanishing Establishment  —  A LITTLE more than 40 years ago …
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Pelosi calls Iraq a ‘failure’
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Grant Ringshaw / Times of London:
Saudi royal Prince Bandar Bin Sultan's assets frozen
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
Promises They Can't Keep  —  Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama share …
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
IN THE BIG APPLE  —  We're in New York for tomorrow night's …
Associated Press:
U.S. Military Says Seized Docs Show Al Qaeda in Iraq Is Weakened
Goldy / HorsesAss.Org:
Who really won WA's GOP caucus?
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Scott Horton / Harper's:
Corruption in a U.S. Attorney's Office
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Times of London:
Minister warns of ‘inbred’ Muslims
 

 
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