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8:35 PM ET, February 21, 2008


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Gabriel Sherman / The New Republic:
The Long Run-Up  —  Behind the Bombshell in ‘The New York Times.’  —  RELATED CONTENT  —  'Charlie's Horse,' by S.V. Date (2/6/08)  —  Last night, around dinnertime, The New York Times posted on its website a 3,000-word investigation detailing Senator John McCain's connections to a telecommunications lobbyist named Vicki Iseman.
Transcript: Howard Dean On John McCain And The Republican ‘Culture Of Corruption’  —  Q: I want to welcome Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  Welcome, Chairman Dean. … Q: So there is big news about John McCain — the story that is in the New York Times …
The Politico:
Rush, right rally to McCain  —  Rush Limbaugh, who has been critical of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), embraced him today now that they have a common enemy: The New York Times.  —  Limbaugh and other conservative commentators rushed to defend McCain on Thursday against a potentially damaging article …
THE ‘NEW YORK TIMES’ AND THE JOHN MCCAIN SEX SCANDAL STORY  —  The New York Times began reporting its story about John McCain's relationship with Vicki Iseman after two sources told its reporters that McCain had had an affair with the lobbyist for many months, and that McCain's wife had become aware of the relationship.
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Romney Camp Laments  —  ABC News' John Berman Reports: The remnants of the Romney campaign are shaking their heads this morning.  —  For months they were whispering about a New York Times investigation into John McCain's ties to a certain lobbyist.  —  They would poke and prod reporters …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
John Weaver Speaks  —  John Weaver, a former senior aide to Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and the man in the middle of maelstrom surrounding the Arizona senator's relationship (or lack thereof) with lobbyist Vicki Iseman, just spoke to The Fix in an attempt to clarify his role in all of this.
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
About That Times Story On McCain's Relationship  —  Let's try a little experiment.  Let's take the meat of the big New York Times story and substitute the words “Dem Presidential Hopeful” for “John McCain”: … If these words had appeared on the front page of The New York Times …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Liberal blogs skeptical of Times' McCain story
Matthew Yglesias:
A Real Story  —  Mark Kleiman points out that the AP's version …
Discussion: Firedoglake, OxBlog, TalkLeft and Hullabaloo
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
About Bill Keller's Defense Of McCain Story
Discussion: MSNBC, Hold Fast and TalkLeft
Glenn Hurowitz / The Huffington Post:
Stakes Soar After McCain Denial
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
POLL: Clinton Up in Ohio, Dead Heat in Texas  —  Obama Leads in Electability in Primaries Critical to Democratic Race  —  Trailing in perceived electability, Hillary Clinton is running in a dead heat with Barack Obama in the Texas Democratic primary and holds a single-digit lead in Ohio …
Michael Fabac / KXAN-TV:
Exclusive Statewide Presidential Poll  —  Updated:  —  Austin, TX — The blue city in a sea of red.  How will voters here impact Decision 2008?  —  We'll get our first indication Thursday, when Hillary Clinton debates Barack Obama on the campus of the University of Texas.
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TX 2/20 - Pre-debate  —  Ran a poll Feb 20 using a new turnout model.
Discussion: Burnt Orange Report
Stephen Ohlemacher / Associated Press:
Obama Wins Democrats Abroad Primary  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama won the Democrats Abroad global primary in results announced Thursday, giving him 11 straight victories in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  The Illinois senator won the primary in which Democrats living …
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Obama wins Democrats Abroad contest
Gallup Daily: Tracking Election 2008  —  Based on polling conducted Feb. 18-20, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are now tied in national Democratic presidential preferences, based on Feb. 18-20 Gallup Poll Daily tracking.  —  The latest three-day average finds Clinton favored …
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Huckabee's wife takes a breather at a Vegas fight, rests at Hooters  —  What happens in Vegas doesn't always stay in Vegas - especially if you're the wife of a presidential candidate.  Just ask Janet Huckabee, who attended a middleweight prize fight this past weekend in Las Vegas - where she stayed at the Hooters Casino Hotel.
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's New Vulnerability  —  In campaigns, there are sometimes moments when candidates shift ground, causing the race to change dramatically.  Tuesday night was one of those moments.  —  Hammered for the 10th contest in a row, Hillary Clinton toughened her attacks on Barack Obama …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics and MSNBC
Jack Douglas Jr / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Police concerned about order to stop screening  —  DALLAS — Security details at Barack Obama's rally Wednesday stopped screening people for weapons at the front gates more than an hour before the Democratic presidential candidate took the stage at Reunion Arena.
Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX News Poll: Obama Has Slim Edge Over McCain, Half Would Never Vote for Clinton  —  If American voters were casting their ballot today, Democrat Barack Obama would have a slight advantage over Republican John McCain in the race for the White House, while McCain would narrowly edge out Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Swamp
Associated Press:
Senators in Emergency Landing  —  WASHINGTON (AP) - Helicopters carrying three senior U.S. senators made emergency landings Thursday in the mountains of Afghanistan because of a snowstorm.  —  Sens. John Kerry, Joseph Biden and Chuck Hagel were aboard the aircraft.
Discussion: Wonkette
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama lawyer warns of “reckoning” for Clinton 527 donors and staff  —  Obama lawyer Bob Bauer reiterated the charges made in a memo yesterday (after the jump) that the new pro-Clinton 527, the American Leadership, is breaking the law and warned that donors and aides to the group …
Discussion: Election Law and The Swamp
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Marc Ambinder:
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
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