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5:30 PM ET, February 13, 2008


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Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
ON DEADLINE: Chickens Come Home to Roost  —  For years, Bill and Hillary Clinton treated the Democratic National Committee and party activists as extensions of their White House ambitions, pawns in a game of success and survival.  She may pay a high price for their selfishness soon.
Jim Tankersley / Baltimore Sun:
Bill Clinton's '92 campaign manager backs Obama  —  David Wilhelm, who managed Bill Clinton's winning 1992 presidential campaign and went on to be the youngest Democratic National Committee chairman in history, is set to endorse Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) this afternoon.
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Clinton Hears Voices from Beyond: ‘Keep Going’  —  ABC News' Eloise Harper and Kate Snow Report: In McAllen, Texas this morning Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said she wasn't giving up on her race for the White House.  —  Speaking about her work in South Texas as an organizer …
Philip Elliott / Associated Press:
Clinton ex-campaign manager backs Obama
Michelle Malkin:
Mohammed cartoon reprint: Show your solidarity  —  Two years ago, the Mohammed cartoon conflagration consumed the world and the blogosphere helped lead the way in fighting back.  Longtime readers will remember that this site hammered the issue in support of Denmark.
Newspapers reprint Prophet Mohammed cartoon  —  (CNN) — Newspapers across Europe Wednesday reprinted the controversial cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed that sparked worldwide protests two years ago.  —  The move came one day after Danish authorities arrested three people allegedly plotting a …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Campaign: We're On The Verge Of Wrapping This Thing Up  —  On a conference call this morning, Obama advisers sounded as confident a note as they ever have, arguing that yesterday's victories have left them with an all but insurmountable lead in delegates.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Plouffe: She can't catch us
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
An Obama spin win
Edwards Weighs Clinton Endorsement  —  Former Candidate Torn Between Clinton and Obama in Democratic Race  —  As he weighs a possible endorsement in the Democratic race, former Sen. John Edwards is as split as the party he once hoped to lead — and is seriously considering supporting …
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
Was there a Housing Bubble?  —  The conventional wisdom is that there was a housing bubble which has now popped.  The data, however, tell a different story.  Remember, that the evidence for the bubble was that real house prices had increased tremendously since around 1997 leading to prices …
Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Wiretap Votes  —  Now and then sanity prevails, even in Washington.  So it did yesterday as the Senate passed a warrantless wiretap bill for overseas terrorists while killing most of the Lilliputian attempts to tie down our war fighters.  —  “We lost every single battle we had on this bill …
Matt Browner Hamlin / Hold Fast:
Another WSJ Editorial Farce  —  Today's Wall Street Journal includes an editorial attacking Senate Democrats like Barack Obama and Chris Dodd for their work to stop retroactive immunity and pass legislation that includes congressional and judicial oversight of domestic surveillance.
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
A Master Terrorist Is Killed  —  According to multiple press accounts, Iran's and Hezbollah's master terrorist, Imad Mugniyah, is dead.  He was reportedly killed by a car bomb in Damascus last night.  Hezbollah is claiming that he was killed by the Israelis.
NPL Sports:
Muslim leader drops Ezra Levant cartoon complaint  —  Western Standard publisher plans to launch a civil lawsuit  —  CALGARY — Calgary Muslim leader Syed Soharwardy says he is withdrawing his Alberta Human Rights Commission complaint against former Western Standard publisher Ezra Levant.
Jacob Sullum / Reason Magazine:
What's All This I Hear About Freedom of Speech?
Discussion: The Belmont Club
San Francisco Chronicle:
Berkeley backs down  —  (02-13) 01:33 PST Berkeley — After a day of enraged confrontation outside Berkeley City Hall between anti-war and pro-military demonstrators, the City Council backed down early Wednesday from its controversial decision to tell the U.S. Marines they are “unwelcome intruders” …
Terry Heaton / Terry Heaton's PoMo Blog:
BLOGGER LOSES DAY JOB WITH CNN OVER BLOGGING  —  Let's file this one under unreal.  —  Chez Pazienza, a producer at CNN assigned to American Morning, was unceremoniously fired from his job today — without severance — over the content of his popular and edgy blog, Deus Ex Malcontent (warning: adult language).
Discussion: Political Machine
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Why Is Clinton's Back Against Wall?  Nobody Prepared  —  'We Didn't Put Any Resources In Small States,' Says Finance Chair Hassan Nemazee  —  John Catsimatidis (left), Hassan Nemazee (center) and Mark Penn.  —  “What's gone wrong is very simple,” said Hassan Nemazee …
Discussion: Wonkette, Donklephant and The Field
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Bush plays hardball on FISA legislation  —  In a move that puts great pressure on the House, President Bush said Wednesday that he would not sign any more temporary extensions to legislation updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).  —  Bush praised the Senate for passing …
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Jewish Rep. Cohen Battles Antisemitism and Racism In Re-Election  —  If you thought race was an uncomfortable issue in the Democratic presidential primary, wait 'til you get a load of what's going on in the Democratic primary in the Memphis area's 9th District of Tennessee …
Discussion: Commercial Appeal
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Jerome Armstrong / MyDD:
50 means 50, and far from over  —  I'd like to take my friend Markos …
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Associated Press:
Clinton scrambles to contest Wisconsin
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
The Obama tidal wave
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
MSNBC Spokesperson: Shuster Will Not Be Fired And Will Return To Network
Discussion: Wonkette
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
IMAGINE.  —  I think Matt is right to say that Obama's great advantage …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
McCain Blogger Call
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Gallup: McCain wins more Democrats than Obama wins Republicans?
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Rosalind S. Helderman / Washington Post:
Edwards Overpowers Wynn
Pam / Pam's House Blend:
Inside the Clinton campaign travails
Robert B. Reich / New York Times:
Totally Spent  —  WE'RE sliding into recession, or worse …
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Matthews: Obama Speech Caused ‘Thrill Going Up My Leg’
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Says Nothing About Losses
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Flawed Feminist Test