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10:35 AM ET, February 13, 2008


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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.
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.
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:   Why Is Clinton's Back Against Wall? Nobody Prepared
Washington Post:
In Va., Huckabee Again Shows Strength on Right
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
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Mesh / Harvard:
Imad Mughniyah is dead
Discussion: Guardian and Weasel Zippers
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 …
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 / 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.
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 …
Baltimore Sun:
Incumbents Wynn, Gilchrest ousted  —  Change-minded electorate sides with challengers in congressional districts  —  Rep. Wayne T. Gilchrest made a phone call during his Election Night party, just minutes before polls in Maryland closed.  (Sun photo by Barbara Haddock Taylor / February 12, 2008)
Discussion: Redstate and TIME
Club for Growth:
Harris Defeats Gilchrest in MD-01!
Discussion: Capitol Briefing and TownHall Blog
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.
Michelle Malkin:
The Berkeley after-action report
Discussion: Tad Cronn and Weasel Zippers
San Francisco Chronicle:
Berkeley backs down
Discussion: Don Surber
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 …
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.
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Mohammed cartoon reprint: Show your solidarity  —  Two years ago, the Mohammed cartoon conflagration consumed the world and the blogosphere helped lead the way in fighting back.  Longtime readers will remember that this site hammered the issue in support of Denmark.
Ted Johnson / Variety:
Spielberg pulls out of Olympics  —  Move marks public relations blow to China  —  Steven Spielberg has decided not to participate in this summer's Beijing Olympic Games as an artistic adviser, citing China's lack of progress in resolving the humanitarian crisis in Darfur.
Discussion: BizzyBlog and Hot Air
Helene Cooper / New York Times:
Spielberg Drops Out as Adviser to Beijing Olympics in Dispute Over Darfur Conflict
Discussion: The Peking Duck
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.
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Lara Jakes Jordan / Associated Press:
Fraud crackdown comes with a loophole
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Three Pictures  —  I'll have a lot more tomorrow on this race …
Discussion: and Hold Fast
Uncle Jimbo / BLACKFIVE:
Matt Cooper /
The Clinton-Huckabee Vote
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOWARD'S END  —  Howard Fineman just did a brief segment …
Colman McCarthy / Washington Post:
Sanctimony's Turn at Bat
New York Times:
Barack Obama's Feb. 12 Speech
 Earlier Items: 
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 …
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
A Flawed Feminist Test
Discussion: Vox Popoli and Prairie Weather
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Dissents Of The Day  —  Two readers differ with my characterization …
Discussion: Redstate
Washington Post:
What We Need Next in Iraq
Jon Chase / Popular Science:
The Grouse: The Inkjet Refill Racket