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8:25 AM ET, February 13, 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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CNN:
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 …
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. …
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 …
Bill Nichols / The Politico:
Obama sweeps Potomac primary  —  Barack Obama won the Virginia primary Tuesday, and also scored long-anticipated victories in Maryland and the District of Columbia - a triple play that keeps his momentum rolling and throws Hillary Rodham Clinton further on the defensive.
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 …
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.
M Peretz / The New Republic:
The End of BillaryLand Is On Its Way. Rejoice!
Discussion: The Daily Dish and James Fallows
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   THE SPEECHES  —  Hillary Clinton ...  Barack Obama ...  John McCain ...
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Shifting Loyalties  —  Cracks in Clinton Coalition May Mark a Turning Point
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Washington Post:
Winning Streak Extends To District, Md. and Va.
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes
Tom Baldwin / Times of London:
Something must give — or will the fight be stopped?
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Roger L. Simon
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Analysis: Facing losses, Clinton recasts
Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Extraordinary Wave Fails to Sink Extraordinary Foe
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 …
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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 …
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
An Electoral Mess in MD-04
Washington Post:
John McCain's Remarks on Feb. 12 Primaries  —  MCCAIN: I brought a couple of friends up from Florida that wanted to have some nice weather.  —  The reason why they came — and that is Congressman Mario Diaz- Balart...  The great governor of the state of Florida who says everyone here tonight …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Dennis Sanders / The Moderate Voice:
McCain's Decent Conservatism
Discussion: Donklephant
CNN:
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.
Yossi Melman / Haaretz:
ANALYSIS: Hezbollah terror chief was more wanted than Nasrallah  —  If there is a definition for the term “the snake's head,” it is Imad Mughniyah, who started his terrorist activities as a militant with Fatah, and joined Hezbollah afterwards with the establishment of the Shi'ite organization.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Media Blog
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
What is Leon Wieseltier Talking About?  —  My old TNR colleague Leon Wieseltier has a weird column that judges Barack Obama insufficiently simple-minded, unwise and bloodthirsty.  This, to Leon, is a bad thing. … Was no one editing this piece to remind Leon of a certain controversy from August?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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Leon Wieseltier / The New Republic:   Washington Diarist
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 …
Washington Post:
What We Need Next in Iraq  —  Over the past year, we have seen that Iraqis are committed to affirming their own sovereignty.  The Iraqi army and police are taking the lead in providing security over much of the country.  Iraq is building relationships with other nations in the Middle East.
Discussion: Firedoglake and Jules Crittenden
 
 
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Deacon / Power Line:
Huckabee recedes  —  Mike Huckabee was already in John McCain's rear view mirror.
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