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12:20 AM ET, February 12, 2008


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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
A Flag Obama Supporters Salute?  —  Oh, my.  Barack Obama may want to call his new Houston office and suggest some decorating ideas.  Take a look at the flag flying in the office at the moment:  —  No, that's not a Texas state flag with a picture of Obama on it.
Little Green Footballs:
A Che Guevara Flag in Obama's Houston Office  —  Barack Obama won't wear an American flag on his lapel, but on the wall of his Houston campaign office: a Cuban flag with a picture of Communist mass murderer Che Guevara.  (Click picture for video.)  —  (Hat tip: LGF readers.)
Discussion: Babalu Blog and A Blog For All
Matt Bramanti / Lone Star Times:
Obama office adores psychotic Marxist thug  —  Che Guevara, the chief executioner of Fidel Castro's brutal revolution, was a bank robber, a cold-blooded murderer, an enthusiastic torturer and generally an evil, sociopathic bastard.  He's quite literally the poster boy for everything wrong with socialism.
D. S. Hube /
Another Flag Issue for Obama?
Discussion: Hot Air
Karen Travers / ABCNEWS:
College Junior Breakfasts With Chelsea Clinton  —  21-Year-Old Wisconsin Super Delegate Gets Face Time With Former First Daughter  —  Jason Rae is a typical junior in college.  —  He spends several hours a day in class at Marquette University in Wisconsin where he is majoring in history and political science.
Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
The Clintons' Charm Offensive
Discussion: ABCNEWS
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Hillary hits Obama on transparency, style
Discussion: MyDD
Matthew Yglesias:   Good Advice  —  Jason Rae is a 21 year-old superdelegate from Wisconsin.
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton dismisses weekend losses  —  WHITE MARSH, Maryland (CNN) — Hillary Clinton on Monday explained away Barack Obama's clean sweep of the weekend's caucuses and primaries as a product of a caucus system that favors “activists” and, in the case of the Louisiana primary, an energized African-American community.
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Clinton Insists Campaign Is Strong … WHITE MARSH, Md. (AP) - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton denied Monday that her campaign is in trouble after losing to Sen. Barack Obama in four states this past weekend and replacing her campaign manager.  —  “I'm still ahead in the popular vote and in delegates,” Clinton said.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
For Clinton, Ohio and Texas Emerge as Key States to Win  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton and her advisers increasingly believe that, after a series of losses, she has been boxed into a must-win position in the Ohio and Texas primaries on March 4, and she has begun reassuring anxious donors …
Goldy / HorsesAss.Org:
Did Esser call the primary for McCain... or McKenna?  —  Since prematurely calling Washington's caucus for John McCain, thus changing the narrative of Saturday's results, WSRP Chair Luke Esser is making a name for himself nationwide... or rather, the nation is making up new names for him.
Robert Mak / KING-TV:
Snohomish County GOP caucus results being questioned
Discussion: HorsesAss.Org and Sound Politics
Rasmussen Reports:
Obama, the Democratic Nominee?  Yes He Can!  —  A Commentary By Dick Morris & Eileen McGann  —  I believe that Barack Obama will defeat Hillary and win the Democratic nomination.  I think that this weekend's victories in states as diverse as Washington State, Louisiana, Nebraska …
Matthew Dowd:
Opinion: Obama Will Win Nomination
Discussion: TalkLeft
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.
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).
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
To Hell With the Archbishop of Canterbury  —  ROWAN WILLIAMS' DANGEROUS CLAPTRAP ABOUT “PLURAL JURISDICTION.”  —  In December 1931, George Orwell got himself arrested in the slums of East London in order to find out about conditions “inside,” and then he wrote an essay about the people he met while in detention.
Embattled Muslim aide to leave Pentagon job  —  Hesham Islam's 'resume didn't add up,' official says  —  In a stunning turn of events, a high-level Muslim military aide blamed for costing an intelligence contractor his job will step down from his own Pentagon post, WND has learned.
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.
NEW: Preliminary Virginia Poll has Obama and McCain with Sizable Leads: Huckabee Surges  —  Eve of VA Democratic Primary 2/11/08: No Late Charge from Clinton; Obama Will Get Larger Share of Delegates: 24 hours till votes are counted in the Virginia Democratic Primary, Barack Obama is positioned …
Clive Crook / Financial Times:
Why Democrats must choose Obama  —  The manager or the visionary.  Hillary Clinton's own supporters - the candidate herself, in speech after speech - have cast the fight this way.  Stirred emotions and soaring rhetoric are all very well, goes the line.  If that is what you want, vote for Barack Obama.
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Discussion: Firedoglake and First Draft
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David Mark / The Politico:
Full Text: Obama interview
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Michelle Malkin:
The White House wants a $1.4 billion stimulus/national security package...for Mexico
The Fact Hub:
Top Obama Strategist Axelrod on Superdelegates
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
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John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
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