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3:05 PM ET, February 16, 2008

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Sam Roberts / New York Times:
Unofficial Tallies in City Understated Obama Vote  —  Black voters are heavily represented in the 94th Election District in Harlem's 70th Assembly District.  Yet according to the unofficial results from the New York Democratic primary last week, not a single vote in the district was cast for Senator Barack Obama.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Booman Tribune
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Voting Malfunctions: Obama Votes in Harlem Not Counted  —  The bad news is voting machines malfunctioned in Harlem and many Obama votes didn't get counted.  The good news: It's being rectified.  —  The tip-off: Several Harlem precincts recorded 0 votes for Obama.
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.
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T-Steel / The Moderate Voice:
This is sexist?  Really?  For real?  —  According to Big Tent Democrat at Talk Left, the remarks by Senator Obama about Senator Clinton, in the video below, are sexist:  —  http://www.youtube.com/watch?  v=_qNpeGPdhEw  —  For those that can't see the video, here is the meat:
Discussion: The Ruckus
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
“At this moment, somewhere in the world, terrorists are planning a new attack on America.  And Congress has no higher responsibility than ensuring we have the tools to stop them."  —  Today's presidential radio address: … Keep reading this post . . .
Discussion: Salon and Hot Air
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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
JSOnline:
Obama: Change for the good  —  Both candidates would serve their party well as nominee, but in the Illinois senator, there is a potential for change that can only help this country move on and progress.  —  From the Journal Sentinel  —  There is only the tiniest sliver of daylight separating …
Discussion: The Caucus
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Houston Chronicle:
For Obama: The Chronicle endorses the senator from Illinois …
Discussion: The Swamp
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Coming Obama ‘Theocracy’  —  People mocked Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney for their religious backgrounds often during the presidential campaigns, but at least they never claimed to be on a mission to save the souls of Americans through government action.
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
CLINTON CAMP: ALL THE WAY TO CONVENTION  —  From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones and NBC's Domenico Montanaro  —  The Clinton campaign held a conference call, led by Harold Ickes, a top aide, to discuss the superdelegates issue and expectations for the upcoming contests.
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.
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Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
The Final Atrocity  —  Khalid Sheikh Mohammed planned …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Bill Clinton Says Obama Not Part of 1990s  —  Bill Clinton is attacking a strawman again. … A pretty good line.  —  And Clinton's attack here is nonsensical.  Obama's line against Hillary Clinton is that she's divisive and has consistently supported failed policies whereas he's a consensus builder with a new strategy.
Discussion: The Stump, The Caucus and Macsmind
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New York Times:
McCain Calls for Obama to Use Public Financing  —  OSHKOSH, Wis. — Hammering Senator Barack Obama for a fourth straight day, Senator John McCain said here on Friday that he expects Senator Obama to abide by his pledge use public financing for his general election if Mr. McCain does so as well.
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Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Democrats' Hold on House Looks Secure, for Now  —  Current advantage is greater than that seen in last two elections  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Republican Party last carried a majority of seats in the U.S. House of Representatives in 2004, and Gallup polling conducted in the days preceding …
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 …
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 …
Associated Press:
Is McCain's Sharp Tongue Achilles Heel?  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Temper, temper.  Republican John McCain is known for his.  He's been dubbed “Senator Hothead” by more than one publication, but he's also had some success extracting his hatchet from several foreheads.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
 
 
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Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
McCain Got Loan by Pledging to Seek Federal Funds
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Associated Press:
Danish lawmakers refuse to apologize, cancel trip to Iran
Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
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Media Matters for America:
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Discussion: TalkLeft
The Innocence Project:
Kennedy Brewer, who served time on death row, is first post …
Juan A. Lozano / Associated Press:
Harris County DA resigns amid scandal
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Steven Emerson / Articles by the Investigative Project …:
Wolf to Georgetown: Detail Use of Saudi Millions
Matthew Yglesias:
Generic Ballot  —  The numbers don't have any real predictive value …
Discussion: Open Left
 Earlier Items: 
Cagle Cartoons / The Moderate Voice:
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Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
The Magical Democrat
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Death by Car Bomb in Damascus
Discussion: Wake up America
Peter Baker / Washington Post:
McCain Overstates His Criticisms Of Rumsfeld
Discussion: Think Progress
Elizabeth Williamson / Washington Post:
Government Accountability Chief Resigns
Maggie Thurber / Toledo Free Press:
The $57.7 million mayoral mistake