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6:15 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.
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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
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.
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You Decide 08!:
TOP CLINTON ADVISER SAYS SUPERDELEGATES WILL DECIDE ELECTION, OBAMA'S VICTORIES ‘IRRELEVANT’  —  A top Hillary Clinton adviser on Saturday boldly predicted his candidate would lock down the nomination before the August convention by definitively winning over party insiders and officials known …
Discussion: Hot Air and Blue Crab Boulevard
Laura Litvan / Bloomberg:
Florida, Michigan Delegates Shouldn't Decide Race, Pelosi Says
Discussion: The RBC and 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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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 . . .
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Michelle Malkin:
Barack Obama: Soul-fixer
Discussion: NW Republican and Hot Air
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
F.B.I. Received Unauthorized E-Mail Access  —  WASHINGTON — A technical glitch gave the F.B.I. access to the e-mail messages from an entire computer network — perhaps hundreds of accounts or more — instead of simply the lone e-mail address that was approved by a secret intelligence court …
Houston Chronicle:
For Obama: The Chronicle endorses the senator from Illinois for the Democratic presidential nomination  —  The presidency of the United States is a powerful bully pulpit.  The occupant of the White House must not only issue orders, but also inspire and advocate for all Americans.
Discussion: The Swamp
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JSOnline:
Obama: Change for the good  —  Both candidates would serve …
Discussion: The Caucus
Associated Press:
Danish lawmakers refuse to apologize, cancel trip to Iran  —  Visit by Danish group cancelled after Iran demands apology for Muhammad cartoons  —  Unyielding stance by Denmark: A group of Danish lawmakers has canceled a trip to Iran because Tehran demanded they condemn the reprinting …
Discussion: A Blog For All and Gateway Pundit
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 …
Chris Walters / Consumerist:
Study Says Payday Lenders More Prevalent In Areas Of High Christian Conservative Power  —  A law professor and associate professor of geography set out to create the most comprehensive map of U.S. payday lenders to date.  What they found, to their surprise, was “a surprising relationship between populations …
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Emptywheel
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
neo-neocon:
Whatever happened to those benchmarks?  —  The Iraqi Parliament has passed some new and potentially significant laws.  —  This particular event should have been the lead article on the front page of every newspaper.  It should have been the big subject of all the talk shows.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
 
 
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Independents May Play Key Role in Rhode Island
Discussion: CBS News and Associated Press
Elaine Sciolino / New York Times:
By Making Holocaust Personal to Pupils, Sarkozy Stirs Anger
Associated Press:
Mich., La. delegates back McCain
Robin Wright / MSNBC:
U.S. scrambled to find Pakistani vote observers
David Johnston / New York Times:
U.S. Struggles to Tutor Iraqis in Rule of Law
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Zeeshan Haider / Reuters:
Bomb kills 37 on last day of Pakistan vote campaign
Discussion: Roger L. Simon and The Seminal
Common Dreams:
National Lawyers Guild Calls on Justice Antonin Scalia to Recuse …
Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America: Welcome Home Donna Edwards!
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Open Left
 Earlier Items: 
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
McCain Got Loan by Pledging to Seek Federal Funds
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Deborah Gage / San Francisco Chronicle:
Virus from China the gift that keeps on giving
Associated Press:
Is McCain's Sharp Tongue Achilles Heel?
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
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
Discussion: Jihad Watch
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Playbook: Florida Dem floats mail-in do-over
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Death by Car Bomb in Damascus
Discussion: Wake up America and Hot Air