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9:00 AM ET, February 20, 2008

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Honolulu Advertiser:
Obama 74% vs. Clinton 25% in Hawaii  —  Sen. Barack Obama won 2,258 votes, or 77 percent, to Sen. Hillary Clinton's 666 votes, or 23 percent, with 26 of 347 precincts reporting, Hawai'i Democratic party officials announced just before 9:30 p.m. There were long lines and some confusion …
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Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
What Now For Hillary?  —  The final number looks like a double digit win (the spread is currently 11 points and the current delegate split is 13-8, and likely to be around 42-32 at the end) win for Obama.  That is bad for Clinton.  But the bad news comes from two other results.
Discussion: Bang the Drum, The Ruckus and INSTAPUTZ
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Landslide Win For Obama In Hawaii Democratic Presidential Caucuses
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Wisconsin Voters Give Obama Decisive Victory  —  McCain Easily Defeats Huckabee in Republican Race  —  Sen. Barack Obama won the Wisconsin Democratic primary decisively last night, extending his winning streak to nine consecutive contests and dealing another significant blow to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton …
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Star Bulletin:
Obama takes Hawaii in a landslide  —  Huge turnout overwhelms Democrats  —  U.S. Sen. Barack Obama won a landslide victory in the state of his birth last night as an unprecedented turnout at the Hawaii Democratic caucus overwhelmed precinct volunteers and party officials.
John Dickerson / Slate:
White Men Jumped  —  HOW OBAMA WON OVER KEY CLINTON SUPPORTERS IN WISCONSIN, AND WHY IT MATTERS.  —  Also in Slate, Jack Shafer says that Obama is not a plagiarist, and Emily Bazelon analyzes the exit poll data regarding Hillary Clinton and white voters.  —  Hillary Clinton has been calling Barack Obama a plagiarist.
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Another Enormous Win As The Obama Firestorm Closes In On The Clinton Firewall
Discussion: The Ruckus
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Wisconsin exits: Big night for Obama?  —  Mike Allen emails:
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Wisconsin Results Thread—Obama Wins  —  96% Reporting, 74 pledged delegates at stake  —  Update 8: I'm taking a break: OK, the results don't seem to be changing much anymore, so I am going to take a break until the Hawaii caucus starts tonight at 12:30 a.m., eastern.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
NO SILVER LINING FOR HILLARY
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Babalu Blog:
CNN: Be kind to castro  —  Michael Graham, blogging at The Natural Truth, brings us this disgusting but not surprising story about how CNN coached its anchors to treat the subject of fidel castro in an early morning email today.  —  I can now confirm independently that not only did such an email go out, here it is in its entirety:
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Michael Graham / The Natural Truth:
CNN: “We're EXTRA Fair and Balanced For Communist Dictators!”
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Anya Landau French / Washington Post:
Our Failed, Punitive Policy
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
New York Times:
John McCain's Feb. 19 Speech  —  The following is the text as prepared for delivery of Senator John McCain's speech to supporters after the Feb. 19 Wisconsin primary, as provided his presidential campaign.  —  Thank you, my friends, for your support and dedication to our campaign.
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New York Times:   Hillary Clinton's Feb. 19 Speech
William Kern / The Moderate Voice:
Bush is No ‘Father Christmas of Africa’; It is He Who Needs Us!  —  True, the jubilation that has greeted President Bush in Africa is an impressive sight.  But as one notes by reading this op-ed article from today's edition of the Ghanaian Chronicle, not all Africans welcome him as a Great White God.
Discussion: Political Machine
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Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
It Is Over  —  Please allow me a dose of hardened market realism concerning Obama's landslide victory in Wisconsin.  The race is over.  Hillary is finished.  The Clinton Restoration is over.  President Bill Clinton's political invincibility is over.  Hillary's electability is over.
Juan Cole:
Musharraf's Party Roundly Defeated; Fundamentalist Coalition Collapses in NWFP; PPP Likely to Form Next Government  —  Pakistan held its elections on Monday, which are fateful for the future of the country and also probably for the Bush-Cheney foreign policy.
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Clinton fingerprints on plagiarism flap  —  CLEVELAND - Hillary Rodham Clinton says reporters, not her campaign, uncovered evidence of Democratic rival Barack Obama sharing speech lines with Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick.  —  She made the claim Tuesday despite the fact her campaign posted video clips …
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Michael Luo / New York Times:
Small Donations Add Up for Obama  —  CHICAGO — A cluster of cramped cubicles, tucked away in a rear corner of Senator Barack Obama's campaign headquarters here, serves as the heart of a fund-raising machine that has reshaped the calculus of the 2008 election.
Discussion: The RBC
New York Sun:
Chicken Pristina  —  “Freedom is not the same as independence.  Americans will not support those who seek independence in order to replace a far-off tyranny with a local despotism.  They will not aid those who promote a suicidal nationalism based upon ethnic hatred.”
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and The RBC
Angelica Martinez / San Diego Union-Tribune:
Wilkes sentenced to 12 years in prison  —  SAN DIEGO - Brent Wilkes, the Poway defense contractor who federal prosecutors contend was the mastermind behind the largest congressional bribery scheme in history, was sentenced to 12 years in prison Tuesday.  —  With his daughter crying behind him …
Discussion: NPR Blogs and Roger Ailes
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Reporter Held in Contempt in Anthrax Case  —  WASHINGTON — A federal judge found a former reporter for USA Today in contempt of court on Tuesday for refusing to name her confidential sources who had discussed a former Army scientist's possible role in the 2001 anthrax attacks.
Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
The Obama Delusion  —  It's hard not to be dazzled by Barack Obama.  At the 2004 Democratic convention, he visited with Newsweek reporters and editors, including me.  I came away deeply impressed by his intelligence, his forceful language and his apparent willingness to take positions that seemed to rise above narrow partisanship.
 
 
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Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices Will Hear Case on Evidence Suppression
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Law Blog
The Huffington Post:
Chris Matthews Humiliates State Senator Kirk Watson On MSNBC
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
StrategyPage:
Reinforcing Failure  —  The presence of NATO troops …
Sam Graham-Felsen / my.barackobama.com:
Obama's victory speech in Houston
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Gristmill
Peter Wehner / Commentary:
Big News from Baghdad
Discussion: Fausta's blog
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Obama Discovers His Inner Wonk
Discussion: Brian Beutler
Pat Bigold / Chicago Tribune:
Obama draw may boost Hawaii turnout
Discussion: MyDD and Open Left
CNN:
Clinton ad: 'She's worked the night shift, too.'
Discussion: Too Sense
 Earlier Items: 
New York Times:
Tape Inquiry: Ex-Spymaster in the Middle
Robert Stein / The Moderate Voice:
Obama's Introduction to Media Payback
Mark Daniels / The Moderate Voice:
Whitman for Vice President?
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Late Nite FDL: Clear Sailing For Obama?
Discussion: D-Day and Democrats.com
Mark Daniels / The Moderate Voice:
The Task for Huckabee and Clinton: Define Their End Games
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and CNN
KNTV-TV:
VALLEJO, Calif.  —  The city of Vallejo is on the brink …
Lisa Schiffren / The Corner:
Obama's Political Origins