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4:40 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 …
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 …
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. …
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.
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: Talking Points Memo
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Analysis: Facing losses, Clinton recasts  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has found a lot of ways to explain her string of losses to Sen. Barack Obama.  —  Caucus states, the former first lady says, are undemocratic and cater only to party activists.
Discussion: MyDD, Hot Air and Associated Press
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 …
Washington Post:
Winning Streak Extends To District, Md. and Va.
Discussion: BAGnewsNotes
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
M Peretz / The New Republic:
The End of BillaryLand Is On Its Way. Rejoice!
Discussion: The Daily Dish and James Fallows
Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Extraordinary Wave Fails to Sink Extraordinary Foe
Virginia polls show wide support for Obama
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: CNN and Macsmind
Joseph C. Wilson IV / Baltimore Sun:
Battle-tested  —  Hillary Clinton fought the Republican attack machine …
Discussion: The Trail, TalkLeft and Slog
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
ANALYSIS: In Virginia, White Men Boost Obama; Conservatives Drive GOP
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
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.
Discussion: Donklephant
Washington Post:   John McCain's Remarks on Feb. 12 Primaries
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 …
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
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Senate Passes Bill to Expand U.S. Spying Powers  —  WASHINGTON — After more than a year of heated political wrangling, the Senate handed the White House a major victory Tuesday by voting to broaden the government's spy powers after giving legal protection to phone companies that cooperated …
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
Inside the Clinton Shake-Up  —  Like so much involving Hillary Clinton, Sunday's departure of her campaign manager, Patti Solis Doyle, has gotten tons of attention, but its larger significance has been somewhat misunderstood.  I've spent a fair amount of time over the last two years reporting on …
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
Campaign Correspondence Suggests Giuliani's Committee Is in a Financial Hole  —  WASHINGTON — Winding down a presidential campaign that sputters — like cleaning up after one of those great Hollywood epics that remain unfinished — can be a complicated, joyless task.
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Andrew Copson / Guardian Unlimited:
The archbishop adapts to survive
Discussion: Ali Eteraz and Telegraph
Real Clear Politics:
Redefining Conservatism  —  This just in: Ronald Reagan is dead and he's not coming back.
Discussion: American Power and Don Surber
Andy Harris Wins Md.'s 1st Congressional District
Discussion: Eunomia and Inside Charm City
Jon Chase / Popular Science:
The Grouse: The Inkjet Refill Racket
Munich Conference on Security Policy (Munich, Germany)
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: American Street and Hullabaloo
Jonathan Adler / The Corner:
Re: McCain & Real Conservatives
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Deacon / Power Line:
Huckabee recedes  —  Mike Huckabee was already in John McCain's rear view mirror.
Tom Baldwin / Times of London:
Something must give — or will the fight be stopped?
Discussion: BizzyBlog
Heere Bigynneth the Tale of the Asse-Hatte.
Discussion: Neptunus Lex
Retired Teacher Reveals He Was Illiterate Until Age 48
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Vox Popoli
Women ‘falling for Obama’
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Source: Hillary Adviser Harold Ickes Tells Surrogates To Refer …
El Diario / La Prensa:
Last in, first out  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign is in trouble …
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
NAACP head wants barred delegates seated
Discussion: PSoTD and Wizbang