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9:10 AM ET, February 13, 2008


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Clinton: Still no congratulations for Obama  —  EL PASO, Texas (CNN) - For the second election night in a row, Hillary Clinton failed to acknowledge or congratulate Barack Obama after he won the day in dominating fashion.  —  On Tuesday in El Paso, hours after Virginia had been called for Obama …
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.
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.
Jennifer Parker / ABCNEWS:
Obama, McCain Sweep Potomac Primaries  —  Clinton Defeated in VA, MD, DC: McCain Wins MD, DC, and Battles Back Huckabee in VA  —  On a primary winning streak, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., has swept the so-called Potomac primaries today, overwhelming defeating Senator Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. …
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 …
Chris Cillizza / Live Coverage:
Obama Sweeps Maryland, Virginia and D.C.  —  Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) swept today's Democratic Potomac Primary, claiming a trio of victories to extend his consecutive winning streak over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) to eight states and jurisdictions.  —  Obama won by wide margins in Virginia …
Washington Post:
In Va., Huckabee Again Shows Strength on Right  —  Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) swept Republican primaries in Virginia, Maryland and the District last night, defeating former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee and adding to his vast delegate lead in the race to become his party's presidential nominee.
Washington Post:
Winning Streak Extends To District, Md. and Va.
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:   Shifting Loyalties  —  Cracks in Clinton Coalition May Mark a Turning Point
M Peretz / The New Republic:
The End of BillaryLand Is On Its Way. Rejoice!
Discussion: James Fallows and The Daily Dish
Tom Baldwin / Times of London:
Something must give — or will the fight be stopped?
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Roger L. Simon
Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Extraordinary Wave Fails to Sink Extraordinary Foe
Hezbollah commander on U.S. ‘most wanted’ list killed  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon (CNN) — A senior Hezbollah commander implicated in some of the most high-profile international terrorist attacks of the last 25 years has died in an explosion in Syria, Hezbollah TV said Wednesday.
Times of London:
Imad Mughniyeh, Hezbollah terror leader, killed in car bomb  —  Nicholas Blanford, of The Times, in Beirut  —  Imad Mughniyeh, the Hezbollah mastermind behind the kidnapping of Westerners in Beirut and many big terror attacks around the world in the 1980s and 1990s, was killed late last night in a car bomb explosion in Damascus.
Hezbollah terror chief Imad Mughniyah killed in Damascus blast  —  Hezbollah said Wednesday its Deputy Secretary General Imad Mughniyah was killed Tuesday evening in a bomb blast in a residential neighborhood of Damascus, accusing Israel of being behind the explosion.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Mesh / Harvard:
Imad Mughniyah is dead
Discussion: Guardian
Yossi Melman / Haaretz:
ANALYSIS: Hezbollah terror chief was more wanted than Nasrallah
Discussion: Media Blog
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 …
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Consolidated Potomac Primary Returns Thread  —  Update 2—Edwards Wins MD-04: The Washington Post has projected Donna Edwards as the winner in the Democratic primary for Maryland's 4th congressional district!  Yes, yes, yes!  I'm going to sign off for the night now, and provide updated pledged delegate …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE SPEECHES  —  Hillary Clinton ...  Barack Obama ...  John McCain ...
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 …
Discussion: American Spectator
Peter Robinson / The Corner:
You're All Witnesses  —  Over a cup of coffee this afternoon …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Dennis Sanders / The Moderate Voice:
McCain's Decent Conservatism  —  As I was coming home tonight, I listened to some of John McCain's victory speech after winning today's Potomac Primaries.  I found the speech interesting, because it seems to offer a window into John McCain's philosophy and character.
Washington Post:
John McCain's Remarks on Feb. 12 Primaries
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Byron York / The Corner:
What Huckabee Will Do  —  I have a new story up on Mike Huckabee's plans to stay in the GOP race - for a little while.  Huckabee keeps saying that no one has gotten to 1,191 delegates, implying that he's in it all the way: … Watch for the pressure to increase on Huckabee, starting this morning:
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