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9:55 PM ET, February 12, 2008

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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Clinton's Deputy Campaign Manager Steps Aside  —  Mike Henry, deputy campaign manager for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) has resigned, according to a source familiar with the decision.  —  Henry tendered his resignation yesterday morning but worked the last two days on a volunteer basis.
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Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Inside the Clinton Shake-Up  —  Like so much involving Hillary Clinton, Sunday's departure of her campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, has gotten tons of attention, but its larger significance has been somewhat misunderstood.  I've spent a fair amount of time over the last two years reporting on …
Chris Cillizza / Live Coverage:
Obama Defeats Clinton in Maryland and Virginia  —  Sen. Barack Obama scored convincing victories over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Democratic presidential primaries in Maryland and Virginia - two key wins in tonight's Potomac Primary.  —  Although polls closed in the District of Columbia …
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Analysis: Facing losses, Clinton recasts
Discussion: Hot Air, MyDD and Associated Press
El Diario / La Prensa:
Last in, first out  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign is in trouble …
Michael Gormley / Associated Press:
NY Hispanics question Clinton aide exit
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Associated Press:
Early Exit Poll Data in MD, VA  —  Highlights of preliminary exit poll data in the Maryland and Virginia presidential primaries Tuesday:  —  ___  —  CONSERVATIVES AND EVANGELICALS  —  Nearly seven in 10 voters in Virginia's Republican primary called themselves conservatives.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OBAMA BEATING CLINTON AND MCCAIN?  —  You can see our live election results down the right in the news section.  But if Virginia is any indication, Barack Obama is in line for a very strong showing tonight.  Virginia was Hillary Clinton's best chance tonight and Obama seems to be dominating there.
Discussion: CNN
CNN:
Virginia polls show wide support for Obama  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Illinois Sen. Barack Obama pulled support from virtually all sectors of the voting public Tuesday on his way to defeating rival Sen. Hillary Clinton in the Virginia Democratic primary, according to CNN exit polling.
Associated Press:
Obama sweeps in Maryland, Va., D.C.  —  NBC projects McCain wins GOP contests in Maryland, Virginia  —  Sen. Barack Obama, accompanied by Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty, center, and others, greets commuters at the Eastern Market Metro Station on Tuesday.  —  Key roles
Bill Nichols / The Politico:
Obama scores win in Virginia  —  Barack Obama won the Virginia primary Tuesday and hoped for victories in Maryland and the District of Columbia to further put the campaign of Hillary Rodham Clinton on the defensive.  —  Turnout was high throughout the region as voters in Virginia …
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
ANALYSIS: In Virginia, White Men Boost Obama; Conservatives Drive GOP
Discussion: CNN
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Senate Passes Bill to Expand U.S. Spying Powers  —  WASHINGTON — After more than a year of heated political wrangling, the Senate handed the White House a major victory Tuesday by voting to broaden the government's spy powers after giving legal protection to phone companies that cooperated …
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Amnesty Day for Bush and lawbreaking telecoms
The Campaign Spot:
Early Exit Poll Data For Tonight  —  Early exit poll data for tonight...  In Maryland, McCain 57 percent, Huckabee 31 percent.  —  In Virginia, the second wave of numbers show an extremely close race, less than a percentage point between McCain and Huckabee.
Discussion: Hot Air and TownHall Blog
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Byron York / The Corner:   McCain and Huck, By Region
Byron York / The Corner:   McCain and Huck in Virginia
Tony Norman / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Gov. ‘Blunt Talk’ Rendell (and other topics)  —  So many topics, so little space:  —  Gov. Ed “Don't Call Me ‘Fast Eddie’ ” Rendell met with the editorial board of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette last week to talk about his latest budget.  But before turning the meeting over to his number-crunchers …
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Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Top Hillary Supporter: Some Whites In Pennsylvania “Are Not Ready” …
News24:
Women ‘falling for Obama’  —  College Park, Maryland - You can see it in their flushed-face smiles and hear it in their screams.  They say the phenomenon is difficult to describe, but once they experience it they tell their friends, sisters, mothers and daughters, and they come back for more if they can.
City Room:
When Kissinger Met the Bloggers  —  It was a bit like the great-grandson throwing a party for the patriarch.  On Monday night, the 6-year-old conservative blog Power Line gathered a group of the movement's luminaries — including  —  Henry A. Kissinger, William Kristol and Paul D. Wolfowitz …
The Politico:
Rudy is back on the lecture circuit!  —  Pardon the break from Election Day, but this is priceless.  —  Wonder if his asking fee has taken a hit in light of the recent unpleasantness.
Discussion: Spin Cycle and Talking Points Memo
iowahawk:
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CNN:
Huckabee press pool runs out of gas
Joseph C. Wilson IV / Baltimore Sun:
Battle-tested  —  Hillary Clinton fought the Republican attack machine …
Discussion: TalkLeft, The Trail and Slog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
NAACP gets involved
 Earlier Items: 
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Source: Hillary Adviser Harold Ickes Tells Surrogates To Refer …
Arielle Levin Becker / Hartford Courant:
Rove Reveals All (OK, Some)
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
NAACP head wants barred delegates seated
Discussion: PSoTD and Wizbang
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Why the Right is Behind Online
Michelle Malkin:
William and Mary president resigns in disgrace
Amanda / Think Progress:
Scalia Defends Torture: It's ‘Absurd’ …
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Cool on O'Bama  —  All this emoting over Barack Obama's wonderful …
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
Obama Unplugged  —  Lost without a Teleprompter.