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5:45 PM ET, February 23, 2008

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Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Clinton Slams Obama Tactics  —  CINCINNATI - Accusing the Obama campaign of using tactics “that are right out of Karl Rove's playbook,” Senator Hillary Clinton angrily denounced Senator Barack Obama on Saturday for sending fliers to Ohio voters that she called misleading and false.
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
HRC: ‘Shame on you, Barack Obama’  —  CINCINNATI, Ohio — Hillary Rodham Clinton ripped Barack Obama Saturday for mailings his campaign is sending to Ohio voters that Clinton said distorted her record on NAFTA and universal health care.  —  “Shame on you, Barack Obama,” …
Frank James / The Swamp:
Clinton: Obama untested, just like Bush was  —  CINCINNATI — Democratic presidential contender Hillary Clinton lashed out at rival Barack Obama today for using a strategy out of “Karl Rove's playbook” by making grandiose speeches of hope while sending Ohioans what she called …
Discussion: Taylor Marsh, The Seminal and Too Sense
John Nichols / The Nation:
FEINGOLD: “I VOTED FOR BARACK OBAMA”...
Washington Wire:   Clinton Draws Bush, Obama Comparisons
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
What That McCain Article Didn't Say  —  BILL KELLER, the executive editor of The Times, said the article about John McCain that appeared in Thursday's paper was about a man nearly felled by scandal who rebuilt himself as a fighter against corruption but is still “careless about appearances …
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Matthew Yglesias:
McCain's Lying Problem  —  It's weird to think of something so random as a ten year-old purchase of a television station in Pittsburgh as posing a major political problem for John McCain, but much more so than other politicians he's made the myth of some kind of preternatural powers of honestness central to his persona.
Emptywheel:
McCain's Favors for Iseman Involved Helping Far Right-Wing Families to Sustain their Shell Companies  —  When I noted that John McCain's lobbyist gal had represented the two networks that would, in 2004, show the anti-Kerry propaganda piece, Stolen Honor, I admitted I didn't know precisely whether …
Discussion: D-Day and Daily Kos
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown: Did The NY Times Give The Right Wing Noise Machine …
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
New York Times vs.
Discussion: Power Line
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Yes, The DLC Supports Obama  —  There is something both sad and hilarious about Kagro X's outrage that that the DLC and Lieber-types like Dan Gerstein are on the Obama bandwagon: … This is sad and hilarious because not for one moment can Kagro imagine WHY the DLC and Dan Gerstein might support Barack Obama.
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA DEFENDS ‘LIBERAL’ LABEL  —  From NBC/NJ's Aswini Anburajan  —  AUSTIN, Texas — In the shadow of the state capitol that provided the United States with one of the most conservative presidents in recent history, Obama last night railed against the charge that being “liberal” was a bad thing.
Discussion: Open Left
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
McConnell/Mukasey: Eavesdropping outside of FISA is “illegal”  —  (updated below - Update II - Update III)  —  The White House yesterday escalated its most brazen, Orwellian campaign of the last eight years — shrilly accusing House Democrats of jeopardizing the nation's security by allowing …
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Soldiering On, but Somber as the Horizon Darkens  —  To her longtime friends, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton sounds unusually philosophical on the phone these days.  She rarely uses phrases like “when I'm president” anymore.  Somber at times, determined at others, she talks to aides …
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Graham Keeley / Telegraph:
Freed dissidents expose Castro's brutal regime  —  Four dissidents freed this week after five years in inhumane conditions in a Cuban prison have revealed the dark side of Fidel Castro's regime.  —  The four - José Gabriel Ramón Castillo, Omar Pernet Hernández …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Federal Drug War Funding Takes a Hit  —  Excellent news...Congress cut funding for Byrne Grants and local cops say the war on drugs will suffer. … One of the results of Byrne Grants: Tulia, Texas. … The meth busters are upset.  They probably don't need to worry, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will help them out.
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
No Longer in Race, Richardson Is a Man Pursued  —  SANTA FE, N.M. — Lots of people are calling Gov. Bill Richardson these days, “just to check in.”  —  Barack Obama calls every three days or so.  He called on Friday of last week, but Mr. Richardson was tied up with the Legislature …
Discussion: Althouse and RobertEmmet
 
 
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Mark / OPENERS:
Complaint filed against pro-Clinton special interest group
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Gail Shister / TVNewser:
David Shuster: “I Have No Bitterness, No Regrets”
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Telegraph:
50 crime writers to read before you die
Reuters:
GM exec stands by calling global warming a ‘crock’
Discussion: Think Progress and AMERICAblog
Stable Hand / The Jawa Report:
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Chris Wilson / Slate:
The Wisdom of the Chaperones  —  DIGG, WIKIPEDIA, AND THE MYTH OF WEB 2.0 DEMOCRACY.
Discussion: ReadWriteWeb
Michael Luo / New York Times:
Small Vendors Feel Pinch of Clinton's Money Troubles
Discussion: Power Line
David Lightman / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Why doesn't negative campaigning work like it used to?
Discussion: Liberal Values
 Earlier Items: 
Chicago Tribune:
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Discussion: The Swamp and The Caucus
David Charter / Times of London:
Piggy banks are given the chop as bank tries to attract young Muslims
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
FOXNews Poll: Who Does Bin Laden Want To Win White House?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Lisa Girion / Los Angeles Times:
Health Net ordered to pay $9 million after canceling cancer patient's policy
Discussion: On Deadline
Jeffrey Young / The Hill:
Michael Moore says insurance industry would love Clinton's healthcare plan
Discussion: Redstate and NewsBusters.org
Telegraph:
Did Adolf Hitler draw Disney characters?
Discussion: Don Surber
Dina ElBoghdady / Washington Post:
Homeowners Losing Equity Lines
Discussion: Calculated Risk
Cristi Allen / Decision Analyst:
Obama leading Clinton in Texas, according to Feb. 20 and 21 …