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8:40 AM ET, February 24, 2008

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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:
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Clinton Supporter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend Says Obama Will Get Nomination  —  Political Wire has this item about comments by Clinton supporter Kathleen Kennedy Townsend — and Townsend's analysis makes us wonder if she reads The Moderate Voice.  Most of this analysis is what we've been saying on this site:
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
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.
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 …
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA DEFENDS ‘LIBERAL’ LABEL
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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?
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 …
Massoud Ansari / Telegraph:
Pervez Musharraf ‘will exit in days, not months’  —  Pervez Musharraf is considering stepping down as president of Pakistan rather than waiting to be forced out by his victorious opponents, aides have told The Sunday Telegraph.  —  One close confidante said that the president believed …
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The Audacity of Hopelessness  —  WHEN people one day look back at the remarkable implosion of the Hillary Clinton campaign, they may notice that it both began and ended in the long dark shadow of Iraq.  —  It's not just that her candidacy's central premise — the priceless value of …
Discussion: The Mahablog
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
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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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 …
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
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