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12:50 PM ET, February 13, 2008


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Post / Washington Post:
Clinton Says Nothing About Losses  —  As news of her triple defeat in the Potomac Primary sank in, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did what has become a specialty in recent weeks: She headed someplace else.  —  After flying from Virginia to Texas for a rally on Tuesday night …
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Shifting Loyalties  —  Cracks in Clinton Coalition May Mark a Turning Point  —  For more than a month, the grand coalitions of Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama battled to a draw: women, rural Democrats and the white working class pairing almost evenly with African Americans, young voters and affluent, educated whites.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
With a Surge in Momentum, Obama Makes His Case  —  WASHINGTON — The lopsided nature of Senator Barack Obama's parade of victories on Tuesday gives him an opening to make the case that Democratic voters have broken in his favor and that the party should coalesce around his candidacy.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: MR. FRONT-RUNNER  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro
Discussion: Spin Cycle and The Reaction
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   How-To Guide For a Clinton Comeback
Sam F. Ghattas / Associated Press:
Hezbollah Says Top Militant Is Killed  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (AP) - Imad Mughniyeh, the militant accused of attacks that left hundreds of Americans and Israelis dead, including a U.S. Navy diver during the infamous 1985 hijacking of a TWA jetliner, has been killed, Hezbollah said Wednesday.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Israel Matzav
Berkeley Marines Protest  —  These photos were taken on February 12, 2008 in front of Berkeley City Hall, at the protest and counter-protest over the decision by the Berkeley City Council to support Code Pink's attempt to expel the Marine Corps officer recruiting office from Berkeley.
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” …
Washington Post:
Md. Challenger Edwards Wins Stunning Victory Over Long-Time Incumbent Wynn  —  U.S. Rep. Albert R. Wynn (D) conceded a short time ago after a stunning loss to Prince George's County lawyer Donna F. Edwards.  —  Wynn, who had served in the 4th District for eight terms, had been targeted …
Brad Wilmouth /
Matthews: Obama Speech Caused ‘Thrill Going Up My Leg’  —  During MSNBC's live coverage of Tuesday's presidential primary elections, after the speeches of Barack Obama and John McCain had aired, Chris Matthews expressed his latest over the top admiration for Obama's speaking skills …
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.
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
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.
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 …
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
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Get What You (Over)pay For, Part 2  —  One of the most exciting things about this Democratic race is that it's between two genuine titans, each of whom has brought off clutch victories that propelled them back into contention.  And they are each in their own ways masters of the game.
Robert B. Reich / New York Times:
Totally Spent  —  WE'RE sliding into recession, or worse, and Washington is turning to the normal remedies for economic downturns.  But the normal remedies are not likely to work this time, because this isn't a normal downturn.  —  The problem lies deeper.
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Lauren Effron / Political Radar:
McCain: Obama's Positions ‘Singularly Lacking in Specifics.’
Discussion: The New Republic
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Bush plays hardball on FISA legislation
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Wynn Loses, America Wins
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton: ‘Debate’  —  Clinton is amping up the debate debate with this new Wisconsin spot.
Discussion: Spin Cycle
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Re: Stein's Decline
Agence France Presse:
Kidnapped CBS journalist to be freed: Iraq Shiite militia
Discussion: TVNewser
Think Progress:
A Test For The Maverick: Will McCain Vote Against Waterboarding Today?
Ruth Marcus / Washington Post:
The Democrats' Undemocratic System
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The Clinton-Huckabee Vote
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Clinton plays election roulette
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Peter Robinson / The Corner:
You're All Witnesses  —  Over a cup of coffee this afternoon …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Flawed Feminist Test
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Prairie Weather