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7:35 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.
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.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Taylor Marsh
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.
Obama sweeps Maryland, Va., D.C.  —  'Tonight we're on our way,' senator says as he extends lead in delegates  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama was projected to sweep Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in Tuesday's primaries in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia, NBC News said …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   THE SPEECHES  —  Hillary Clinton ...  Barack Obama ...  John McCain ...
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: The Daily Dish and James Fallows
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Analysis: Facing losses, Clinton recasts
Discussion: MyDD, Hot Air and Associated Press
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
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: CNN and Macsmind
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 …
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: Connecting.the.Dots
Dennis Sanders / The Moderate Voice:
McCain's Decent Conservatism
Discussion: Donklephant
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.
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
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
Retired Teacher Reveals He Was Illiterate Until Age 48  —  OCEANSIDE, Calif. — John Corcoran graduated from college and taught high school for 17 years without being able to read, write or spell.  —  Corcoran's life of secrecy started at a young age.  He said his teachers moved him up from grade to grade.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Dissents Of The Day  —  Two readers differ with my characterization …
Discussion: Redstate
Wall Street Journal:
States of Opportunity  —  An old adage says high taxes …
Discussion: Maggie's Farm and
Sam Graham-Felsen /
Senator Obama's Victory Speech in Madison, WI
Discussion: LiberalOasis
Andrew Copson / Guardian Unlimited:
The archbishop adapts to survive
Discussion: Ali Eteraz
Real Clear Politics:
Redefining Conservatism  —  This just in: Ronald Reagan is dead and he's not coming back.
Discussion: American Power
Jon Chase / Popular Science:
The Grouse: The Inkjet Refill Racket
Munich Conference on Security Policy (Munich, Germany)
 Earlier Items: 
Jules Crittenden:
“This Has To Happen.”  —  Julie Sweeney Roth at the Boston Herald:
James Risen / New York Times:
Limbo for U.S. Women Reporting Iraq Assaults
Discussion: Hullabaloo and American Street
Jonathan Adler / The Corner:
Re: McCain & Real Conservatives
Deacon / Power Line:
Huckabee recedes  —  Mike Huckabee was already in John McCain's rear view mirror.
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Campaign Correspondence Suggests Giuliani's Committee Is in a Financial Hole
Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte.
Discussion: Neptunus Lex