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11:50 AM ET, February 16, 2008

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Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Politics & Never Having To Say You're Sorry  —  For someone whose handlers said they didn't expect to win any more February primaries, Hillary Clinton is campaigning in Wisconsin like her life depends on it.  Which politically speaking, it does.  —  Despite numerous promises to take the high road …
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Another Unfounded Media Attack on Bill Clinton  —  Friday night, every cable news show I watched, mostly on MSNBC, took former President Bill Clinton to task for reverting to attacks on Barack Obama, much like he did before the South Carolina primary.  —  Now comes the Dallas Morning News, with just the opposite story.
Discussion: Dallas Morning News
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Bill Clinton On Sharp Attack Against Obama Again (UPDATED)
Oliver Willis:
Barack Obama On The Verge Of Making The Dumbest Decision Of The Election  —  Don't do it.  —  Please don't do it.  —  Seriously.  Don't.  Do.  It.  —  I'm sure this is just coming from John McCain because he's a golly gosh stand-up guy, right?
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama would seek McCain deal
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Final Atrocity  —  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned and helped execute the 9/11 attacks that killed 3,000 Americans.  He also planned the 1993 World Trade Center Attack, the attacks in Bali and Kenya that killed hundreds more, and attacks that never had the chance to take place thanks …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Wall Street Journal:
KSM, the Victim  —  On Monday, some six years after 9/11, military prosecutors filed charges against Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, al Qaeda's foreign-operations chief, along with five of his conspirators.  They will stand before a military tribunal, and if convicted they could face execution.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Playbook: Florida Dem floats mail-in do-over  —  Good Saturday morning.  —  MICHELLE OBAMA is on the cover of the Newsweek closing tonight.  “He Calls Her His ‘Rock.’ The Real Michelle Obama.”  Profile and interview by Richard Wolffe, essay by Raina Kelley on the image of black women …
New York Times:
Democrats Look to Avoid Convention Rift  —  Some senior Democrats plan to remain neutral for now in the presidential race in part to keep open the option to broker a peaceful resolution to a tight contest.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
It's Not You, It's Me  —  LETTER FROM A YOUNG, HIP, CYNICAL FORMER OBAMAMANIAC.  —  Dear Barack:  —  I know it's kind of lame to break up with you on Valentine's Day.  And on the Internet to boot.  But it's also kind of ironic.  And that's what I need to tell you.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
These Kinds Of Sexist Remarks Are Not What I Am Looking For … In a campaign marked by news coverage unrelenting in its sexism and misogyny, especially from NBC, the last thing we can afford is sexism from the frontrunning candidate.  Barack Obama needs to apologize for this remark.
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
The Magical Democrat  —  Enchanted by Obama.  —  To understand Barack Obama's campaign, it's instructive to look back at the last contender to enrapture the left's grassroots, Howard Dean.  In a December 2003 report, the New York Times Magazine explored the personal dimension of the Dean-mania sweeping the Democratic party.
Discussion: Power Line and Pirate's Cove
Cagle Cartoons / The Moderate Voice:
Guest Voice: Bill Clinton: Threat or Menace?  —  This Guest Voice column is by Will Durst, a political comedian who performs around the world.  Guest Voice posts do not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Moderate Voice or its writers.  —  Bill Clinton: Threat or Menace?  —  Raging Moderate, by Will Durst
Matthew Yglesias:
Generic Ballot  —  The numbers don't have any real predictive value this far in advance, but with generic congressional ballot polling tilting this sharply against the GOP you can see that Republicans really need something to change fairly drastically if they want to avoid serious problems.
Discussion: Open Left
White House:
Myth/Fact: Five Myths About the House's Failure to Give Our Intelligence Professionals the Tools They Need to Monitor Terrorists Effectively  —  House Leadership's Decision To Block A Vote On A Bipartisan Senate Solution Will Create Unacceptable Risks To Our National Security
 
 
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