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11:25 AM ET, February 11, 2008

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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.
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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 …
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 …
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 …
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Adam Bernstein / Washington Post:
Rep. Tom Lantos Dies at Age 80  —  Rep. Tom Lantos, 80, a California Democrat whose experience during the Holocaust shaped his concern for human rights and his staunch view in favor of U.S. military intervention abroad, died early Monday morning, a spokeswoman told the Associated Press.
Discussion: TIME
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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 …
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.
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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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 …
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 …
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Robert Burns / Associated Press:
Gates: Iraq drawdown may be paused
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and KnoxViews
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Gates Endorses Pause in Iraq Troop Withdrawals
Discussion: Think Progress
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.
Michael Rubin / The Corner:
Obama Adviser Samantha Power on Israel, “Jenin Massacre”  —  Noah Pollak has flagged several statements by Barack Obama senior foreign policy advisor Samantha Power with regard to her policy prescriptions for the Middle East.  Here's another: Many readers back in 2002 will remember Palestinian allegations …
Discussion: Power Line and Commentary
CNN:
Obama beats two Clintons in one day  —  (CNN) — Barack Obama beat more than one Clinton Sunday.  —  The Illinois senator won over presidential rival Hillary Clinton in Maine's Democratic caucuses.  And he beat out her husband, former President Bill Clinton, in a slightly less snowy contest: the Grammy Awards.
 
 
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Andrew J. Bacevich / Los Angeles Times:
NATO at twilight  —  The alliance's faltering military campaign …
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
You saw the Obama video, now watch the McCain one
Ari Emanuel / The Huffington Post:
My Brother the Superdelegate and Why I Don't Trust Him to Pick the Next President
Matthew Yglesias:
Obama and the Details  —  One anti-Obama meme that I notice …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
HALPERIN'S TAKE: 10 Things Clinton Can Do to Survive February
Associated Press:
Senior Taliban figure captured
New York Post:
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Martin Fletcher / Times of London:
Al-Qaeda leaders admit: ‘We are in crisis. There is panic and fear’
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