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1:55 PM ET, February 11, 2008

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Erica Werner / Associated Press:
Rep. Tom Lantos dead at 80  —  WASHINGTON - Rep. Tom Lantos, who as a teenager twice escaped from a Nazi-run forced labor camp in Hungary and became the only Holocaust survivor to win a seat in Congress, has died.  He was 80.  —  Spokeswoman Lynne Weil said Lantos, a Californian …
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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 …
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.
CNN:   Rep. Tom Lantos of California dies at 80
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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CNN:
Obama beats two Clintons in one day
Marc Ambinder:
Quakes In Hillaryland, Part II
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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 …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
You saw the Obama video, now watch the McCain one  —  Please watch this.  It's from my friend Andy Cobb and his brilliant cast of insane comedians and actors out in Hollywood.  (For anyone who hasn't seen the Obama video, you can watch it here first to get a flavor of the parody.)  I laughed out loud.
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Atrios / Eschaton:
The Funniest Thing Not Written By The Editors Ever Made
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Texas and Ohio Won't Decide the Democratic Race  —  Floating around coverage of the Democratic primary is this notion that nothing really matters until Texas and Ohio.  Or, at least, to the extent that Barack Obama's victories in the primaries that precede Ohio and Texas matter …
Discussion: Washington Post
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Matthew Yglesias:
Obama and the Details  —  One anti-Obama meme that I notice has gotten a lot of support even among people sympathetic to his cause is the notion that he's somehow shallow or insufficiently well-versed in policy matters.  Obviously, I can't crawl into either candidate's brain and take a look around …
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   SHALLOW BARACK?....Matt Yglesias hangs a long post about Barack Obama …
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.
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 …
Thomas M. Defrank / NY Daily News:
Meet Hillary's new campaign manager  —  WASHINGTON - Among Billaryland's inner circle, Maggie Williams is renowned as the ultimate Hillary loyalist, fierce and unwavering in her devotion for nearly 25 years.  —  As the First Lady's chief of staff, her office was in the West Wing, right next to Hillary's.
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Agence France Presse:
Colin Powell hints he may vote against Republicans
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Daily Mail:
British Muslims are in ‘denial’ over inbreeding birth defects, says second Labour MP  —  A second MP has waded into the controversial debate over increased birth defects in British Muslims as a result of inbreeding and claims parts of the Pakistani community are in “denial”.
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Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
Save Phil Woolas
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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.
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.
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.
Discussion: The Swamp and Left in the West
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).
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