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9:50 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.
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.
Discussion: Times of London, The Caucus and Stumper
Washington Post:
In Va., Huckabee Again Shows Strength on Right
Washington Post:
Winning Streak Extends To District, Md. and Va.
Discussion: NY Daily News and BAGnewsNotes
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
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Score: Imad Mughniyeh killed by car bomb
Hezbollah accuses Israel as member killed in Damascus - Update
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 …
Peter Robinson / The Corner:
You're All Witnesses  —  Over a cup of coffee this afternoon, Victor Davis Hanson and yours truly made a bet.  —  My position: After spending the last eight years convinced that Al Gore, not George W. Bush, was rightfully elected president, the Democrats will have no choice but to award …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:   THE SPEECHES  —  Hillary Clinton ...  Barack Obama ...  John McCain ...
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Senate Votes to Expand Spy Powers  —  WASHINGTON — After more than a year of wrangling, the Senate handed the White House a major victory on Tuesday by voting to broaden the government's spy powers and to give legal protection to phone companies that cooperated in President Bush's program of eavesdropping without warrants.
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.
New York Times:
Barack Obama's Feb. 12 Speech  —  The following is the text as prepared for delivery of Senator Barack Obama's speech after the Feb. 12 primaries, as provided by his campaign.  —  Today, the change we seek swept through the Chesapeake and over the Potomac.  —  We won the state of Maryland.
Discussion: FP Passport and The Moderate Voice
Sam Graham-Felsen /
Senator Obama's Victory Speech in Madison, WI
Discussion: LiberalOasis
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Spielberg Drops Out as Adviser to Beijing Olympics in Dispute Over Darfur Conflict  —  WASHINGTON — Steven Spielberg said Tuesday that he was withdrawing as an artistic adviser to the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing, after almost a year of trying unsuccessfully to prod President Hu Jintao …
Discussion: The Peking Duck
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Spielberg pulls out of Olympics
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Hot Air
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 …
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
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 …
Matthew Yglesias:
Don't Worry  —  John McCain says that “anyone who worries about how long we're in Iraq does not understand the military.”  On the contrary, it seems to me that McCain doesn't understand diplomacy, Iraq, foreign policy, strategy, the concept of limited resources, or just about anything else.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Flawed Feminist Test  —  Russell Berman, a young reporter for The New York Sun, trailed Bill Clinton around Maryland all day Sunday.  The former president was on his best behavior, irritating the smattering of press.  —  After Bill's last speech at Leisure World retirement community in Silver Spring …
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Vox Popoli
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOWARD'S END  —  Howard Fineman just did a brief segment …
Colman McCarthy / Washington Post:
Sanctimony's Turn at Bat
Robert B. Reich / New York Times:
Totally Spent  —  WE'RE sliding into recession, or worse …
Discussion: Economist's View
Byron York / The Corner:
What Huckabee Will Do  —  I have a new story up on Mike …
 Earlier Items: 
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Statement of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on the FISA Amendments Act of 2007
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