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8:35 PM ET, February 24, 2008

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Reuters:
Consumer advocate Nader starts presidential bid  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader said on Sunday that he is launching another long shot independent campaign for president of the United States.  —  Nader, who will turn 74 this week, announced his presidential bid on NBC's …
The Politico:
Nader enters in boon to GOP  —  Ralph Nader announced on NBC's “Meet the Press” that he'll run as a third-party, anti-corporate candidate for president this fall, which would be likely to drain votes from the Democratic nominee and provide a huge boon to Republicans.
James Fallows:
Ralph Nader: tragedy to farce
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Associated Press:
Nader running for president
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Ralph Nader / You Decide 08!:
NADER ANNOUNCES HE WILL RUN FOR PRESIDENT
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ABCNEWS:   Ralph Nader Running for President — Again
Sweetness & Light:
Obama Wore Muslim Garb During Kenya Trip  —  [Note: please see the update posted below.  The photograph is authentic.]  —  A poster named “Bannie” at Free Republic has noted a photo that appeared in the February 4, 2008 edition of the notoriously unreliable supermarket tabloid, the National Examiner:
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN EMBRACES OBAMA HOAX EMAIL  —  Overtime, and pretty quickly now, it'll make sense to keep a list of stuff like this.  On Friday night's Bill Maher show, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) claimed that Barack Obama refuses to say the pledge of allegiance to the American flag.
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
Lapel Pin Patriotism, Round Two
Discussion: RADAMISTO
The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton Mocks Barack Obama During Campaign Rally  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign is on its last legs after suffering a string of defeats to her rival Barack Obama.  Clinton made the decision to go negative in an effort to halt Obama's rising momentum.
Brooks Jackson / FactCheck.org:
Obama Mailings ‘False’?  —  Clinton says Democrats should be “outraged.”  You be the judge.  —  Clinton said “every Democrat should be outraged” at two “false” mailers that Obama sent to voters in Ohio.  —  We find that a mailer criticizing her position on trade is indeed misleading.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Clintons' Last Stand  —  Watching senator Clinton attempt to regain some lift as she paraglides into history is almost enough to evoke pity.  Almost.  The Clintons come with their own boundless reserves of self-pity so further reinforcements seem unnecessary to me.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
EXPERIENCE....Riffing off Scott Lemieux, Matt Yglesias takes a pot shot at Hillary Clinton's claim to be the “experienced” candidate: … This obviously gets into the realm of pure spin since “experience” is such an amorphous quality, but I really think that Obama partisans are missing the point here.
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Matthew Yglesias:
Are You Experienced?  —  Scott Lemieux further elaborates on the trouble with the Hillary Clinton experience argument: … I think the point in the parenthesis is key.  If you win a primary on an “experience” argument, then you'd damn well better be more experienced than your general election opponent.
Jonathan Singer / MyDD:
DNC to File FEC Complaint Against McCain Campaign  —  John McCain's attempted politically motivated gaming of the public financing system is already drawing the attention of the Federal Elections Commisssion, with the chairman of the FEC firing off a letter to McCain's presidential campaign asking …
Josh Meyer / Los Angeles Times:
White House backtracks on claims of lost intelligence  —  Hours after chiding Congress for not finishing a wiretapping bill and leaving the nation ‘vulnerable to terrorist attack,’ officials acknowledge all requested information is being received.  —  WASHINGTON — A day after warning …
Faiz / Think Progress:
Kristol: ‘I Recommend The Politics Of Fear’  —  This morning on Fox News Sunday, New York Times columnist Bill Kristol recommended that Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) employ the “politics of fear” to attack Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL): … Kristol explained that his fear-mongering political strategy would focus on Iran.
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Sex and Lobbyists  —  Last week, Shaun Mullen attempted to remind us that the McCain-NYT flap was less about sex, more about lobbyists and hypocrisy.  Separately, Patrick Appel (filling in for Andrew Sullivan) noted: “... the sex scandal, if real, would sink [McCain].
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