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5:20 AM ET, February 24, 2008

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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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Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
What is the Times thinking?
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
Michael Powell / New York Times:
On Center Stage, a Candidate Letting His Confidence Show  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — Barack Obama has a Barcalounger manner about him these days, padding about those campaign stages like a man commanding his den.  —  Mr. Obama is on an electoral roll, polls show him pulling closer in Ohio and Texas …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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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 and Sister Toldjah
Matthew Yglesias:
The Re-Up  —  I think the NAFTA mailing that comes in for secondary discussion in this article is harsh but well within the bounds of basic politics.  The health care flier is, however, pretty seriously dishonest as other Obama fans have noted in earlier incarnations.
Discussion: Open Left
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Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Clinton Slams Obama Tactics
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Obama: I'd get different treatment if I lost as much as Clinton  —  (CNN) — Hillary Clinton's campaign says it remains upbeat about the New York senator's White House chances, but rival Barack Obama said Saturday he would likely be treated differently if his campaign had suffered a similar string of losses as her's.
Alec MacGillis / Washington Post:
Obama's Red-State Prospects Unclear  —  For Democrats desperate to reclaim the White House, the numbers have been tantalizing.  —  In winning Tuesday's primary in the key swing state of Wisconsin, Sen. Barack Obama drew support from tens of thousands of Republicans and independents.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:
Dispatch from Maryland  —  Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, a supporter of Sen. Hillary Clinton, spoke at St. Mary's college in Maryland last week and offered a very frank assessment of the state of the Clinton campaign.  A Political Wire reader emails a summary:
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Yes, The DLC ‘Supports’ Obama  —  NOTE- The DLC does not support either candidate officially.  My post was not intended to state that, but to discuss why many DLC-type figure do support Obama.  Sorry for any confusion.  —  There is something both sad and hilarious about Kagro X's outrage …
Discussion: Liberal Values and CNN
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John Markoff / New York Times:
Researchers Find Way to Steal Encrypted Data  —  SAN FRANCISCO — A group led by a Princeton University computer security researcher has developed a simple method to steal encrypted information stored on computer hard disks.  —  The technique, which could undermine security software protecting critical data …
Discussion: Pajamas Media and abu muqawama
Amy Harmon / New York Times:
Fear of Insurance Trouble Leads Many to Shun or Hide DNA Tests  —  Victoria Grove wanted to find out if she was destined to develop the form of emphysema that ran in her family, but she did not want to ask her doctor for the DNA test that would tell her.  —  She worried that she might …
Reuters:
Springsteen, Young join anti-war soundtrack  —  NEW YORK (Billboard) - Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young and Peal Jam have contributed tunes to the anti-war soundtrack for a documentary about a U.S. soldier paralyzed in Iraq.  —  The 30-song, two-disc album “Body of War: Songs That Inspired an Iraq War Veteran” …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
Kirk Murphy / Firedoglake:
Ugh!  Frankenfoods Again?  —  They're baaaack!  —  Yep - another post on Frankenfoods - the miserable mutant offspring of ancient crops...and the white-coat rapists from Biotech who jam alien species' DNA into the germplasm of our familiar staples.  —  Reagan/Bush and Grover's Club …
Elizabeth Rubin / New York Times:
Battle Company Is Out There  —  WE TUMBLED OUT of two Black Hawks onto a shrub-dusted mountainside.  It was a windy, cold October evening.  A half-moon illuminated the tall pines and peaks.  Through night-vision goggles the soldiers and landscape glowed in a blurry green-and-white static.
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Saturday Night Live Pulls One Out for Hillary  —  Do not miss the You Tube of Tina Fey's commentary on Saturday Night Live last night when it comes out.  It was incredible.  My DD has a rough transcript of the last part. … More...  At Fey's first sentence, mentioning that Hillary …
 
 
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Michael Luo / New York Times:
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