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10:35 AM ET, February 18, 2008


 Top Items: 
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
System Worries Clinton Backers  —  Supporters of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton are worried that convoluted delegate rules in Texas could water down the impact of strong support for her among Hispanic voters there, creating a new obstacle for her in the must-win presidential primary contest.
Hilzoy / The Daily Dish:
Competence  —  From the Washington Post (emphasis added, and stolen from publius):
Discussion: Eschaton
Jeffrey Ressner / The Politico:
RNC donor event outlines Obama attack plan
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
How Evangelical Leaders Blew It  —  Dan Gilgoff does a post-mortem on how the evangelical movement managed to allow John McCain to win the Republican Party nomination over two candidates more amenable to their cause.  Gilgoff focuses on their failure to back Romney, and makes it plain …
Daniel Gilgoff / USA Today:
Why the Religious Right is stuck with McCain
Discussion: Ross Douthat
Ed Morrissey / Captain's Quarters:
Obama's Corner On Public Financing  —  Barack Obama has made a historic presidential run this cycle primarily on the basis of changing the political culture in Washington.  His unbelievable success has ironically set a trap for a potential general-election run.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Reid Wilson / RealClearPolitics:
Obama's No-Win On Financing
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
William Kristol / New York Times:
Democrats Should Read Kipling  —  A 1942 essay by George Orwell offers a highly qualified appreciation of the then (and still) politically incorrect Rudyard Kipling.
Big Head DC:
Obama Caught Plagiarizing 2006 Speech?  —  Big Head DC has discovered alarming similarities between a speech made by Sen. Barack Obama on February 16 while campaigning for president in Wisconsin and an October 2006 speech made by Deval Patrick, the current Democratic governor of Massachusetts.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama and Edwards Meet in NC
Discussion: MyDD and Truthdig
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Why Torts Trumped Terrorism  —  A closed-door caucus of House Democrats last Wednesday took a risky political course.  By 4 to 1, they instructed Speaker Nancy Pelosi to call President Bush's bluff on extending the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) to continue eavesdropping on suspected foreign terrorists.
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Tanzania Welcomes Bush, but Obama Is Topic No. 1 on the Streets  —  DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — President Bush has been smothered with affection here, never more so than on Sunday, when he sat at a wooden desk under a sweltering sun with President Jakaya Kikwete by his side and signed a $698 million grant of foreign aid to Tanzania.
Ari Kaufman / American Thinker:
America's Three Worst Presidents  —  Presidents Day has taken a deep back seat these days on our holiday calendar to the point that not only do schools go on as scheduled, but so do many state and government offices.  This is not surprising in 2008, and many revel in it.
Discussion: Right Wing Nut House
CBS News:
Afghans Hit By 2nd Deadly Suicide Blast  —  At Least 35 Killed As Relatives Bury Victims Of Sunday Blast That Left 100 Dead  —  (CBS/AP) As relatives and friends buried the victims Monday of the deadliest blast to hit Afghanistan since the 2001 U.S. invasion, another suicide bomber killed 35 civilians …
Associated Press:   Car bomb kills 35 Afghan civilians
Byron York / The Corner:
Where's the Outrage?  —  I'm sure you've noticed stories like this one, in which some areas in New York City appear to have grossly undercounted votes for Barack Obama on Super Tuesday primary night.  The New York Times reported finding 80 election districts in the city, some in Harlem …
Discussion: Betsy's Page and MyDD
David Brown / Washington Post:
USDA Orders Largest Meat Recall in U.S. History  —  The Agriculture Department has ordered the largest meat recall in its history — 143 million pounds of beef, a California meatpacker's entire production for the past two years — because the company did not prevent ailing animals from entering …
Discussion: Norwegianity and American Street
CNN LATE EDITION WITH WOLF BLITZER  —  Interview With Bobby Jindal  —  THIS IS A RUSH TRANSCRIPT.  THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.  —  WOLF BLITZER, HOST: It's 11 a.m. in Washington, 10 a.m. here New Orleans, 7 p.m. in Baghdad.
Discussion: Firedoglake, NO QUARTER and First Draft
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
McCain Facing Delicate Choice: A Role for Bush  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain's campaign advisers will ask the White House to deploy President Bush for major Republican fund-raising, but they do not want the president to appear too often at his side, top aides to Mr. McCain said Sunday.
Discussion: MSNBC, TIME, Oliver Willis and Don Surber
Los Angeles Times:
Political surge in Iraq  —  For the first time, there's a glimmer of hope we can fix what we've broken.  But leave we must  —  It has taken nine bloody and difficult months, but the deployment of 30,000 additional U.S. troops appears at last to have brought not just a lull in the sectarian fighting …
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
BILL SPARS WITH OBAMA SUPPORTER  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli  —  CANTON, OH — Robert Holeman came to Timken High School here today with a message to deliver to Bill Clinton.  He did — and he said the former president wasn't happy about it.  —  Clinton spoke to a capacity crowd …
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Clinton's Ties To Texas Run Long and Deep
David Barboza / New York Times:
Smugglers Return iPhones to China
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
It's All Uphill From Here  —  It was 15 degrees outside …
Discussion: Commentary and Romenesko
Richard Wolffe / Newsweek:
Barack's Rock  —  She's the one who keeps him real …
Discussion: The Caucus
Michael J. Totten:
The Dungeon of Fallujah
Discussion: Silent Running
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
CIA's ambitious post-9/11 spy plan crumbles
Wall Street Journal:
Northern Rock Takeover Marks Risky Bet for U.K.
Discussion: European Tribune
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
What would JFK do?  —  IN 1963, John F. Kennedy was murdered …
 Earlier Items: 
Jim Hoagland / Washington Post:
Candidates on Message  —  MUNICH — Karl Wendl, an Austrian journalist …
William Yardley / New York Times:
In Washington State Vote, Relevance Is an Issue
Michael Silverstein / The Moderate Voice:
Poetic Political Commetary: Election (Under) Coverage
Discussion: The Ruckus
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Kurtz does Tweety
Discussion: CNN, AMERICAblog and The Ruckus
Robin Koerner / The Moderate Voice:
Obama - Savior Superstar
Discussion: The Ruckus
Carol Rosenberg / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Clinton would seek to try 9/11 plotters in established courts
Karl / protein wisdom:
The Bush Doctrine as Neo-Realism
Steve Gutterman / Associated Press:
Russia denounces Kosovo declaration