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8:20 AM ET, February 25, 2008

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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.
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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.
Discussion: Viking Pundit
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   Hillary Clinton Mocks Obama: Political Masterstroke Or Mistake?
Erik German / Newsday:
Clinton blasts claims in two Obama mailers
Discussion: Pensito Review
Ben Smith / The Politico:
CNN poll questions Obama's patriotism  —  I've got to say, I've never seen a reader poll like this on a mainstream media website (or, to be honest, a right-wing blog).  This is currently on CNN.com.  —  And just today (in a very interesting exchange with the Cleveland Jewish community) …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CNN SIGNS ON WITH REP. KINGSTON (R-GA)  —  I guess we shouldn't be surprised.  Ben Smith, at The Politico, flags that today CNN's running a ‘online poll’ asking if Barack Obama has enough patriotism to be president.  As Ben, with some understatement, put it's “it's odd to see the mainstream media drive …
Discussion: Firedoglake, American Street and Salon
Sophia Tareen / Associated Press:
A Spry Farrakhan Sings Obama's Praises  —  CHICAGO (AP) — In his first major public address since a cancer crisis, Nation of Islam Minister Louis Farrakhan said Sunday that presidential candidate Barack Obama is the “hope of the entire world” that the U.S. will change for the better.
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William Kristol / New York Times:
It's All About Him  —  Last October, a reporter asked Barack Obama why he had stopped wearing the American flag lapel pin that he, like many other public officials, had been sporting since soon after Sept. 11.  Obama could have responded that his new-found fashion minimalism was no big deal.
Discussion: New York Post and Don Surber
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
In Memories of a Painful Past, Hushed Worry About Obama  —  DALLAS — There is a hushed worry on the minds of many supporters of Senator Barack Obama, echoing in conversations from state to state, rally to rally: Will he be safe?  —  In Colorado, two sisters say they pray daily for his safety.
Noam Cohen / New York Times:
Blogger, Sans Pajamas, Rakes Muck and a Prize  —  Of the many landmarks along a journalist's career, two are among those that stand out: winning an award and making the government back down.  Last week, Joshua Micah Marshall achieved both.  —  On Tuesday, it was announced that he had won …
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Clinton assures donors after losses  —  BOSTON - Attempting to reassure anxious donors, Hillary Rodham Clinton on Sunday outlined a road map she said she will follow to beat Barack Obama in the Ohio and Texas primaries March 4.  —  Clinton insisted that her campaign is on track and moving forward …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Ad shows Hillary's vulnerability dilemma
Discussion: New York Times
City Journal:
The Campus Rape Myth  —  The reality: bogus statistics, feminist victimology, and university-approved sex toys  —  It's a lonely job, working the phones at a college rape crisis center.  Day after day, you wait for the casualties to show up from the alleged campus rape epidemic—but no one calls.
Discussion: The Corner and michellemalkin.com
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Obama Knocks Clinton, But Wouldn't Ax NAFTA  —  Obama: NAFTA Repeal ‘Would Actually Result in More Job Loss ... Than Job Gains’  —  Appealing to union voters in a dry wall manufacturing plant in this crucial primary state, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., Sunday afternoon said that even though …
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Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
ENOUGH WITH ALL OF THIS “OBAMA IS A MOOSLIM” CRAP  —  I am usually quite proud of being a conservative.  I know in my heart that the only way to enjoying liberty under the law AND equality of justice is through the application of conservative principles to government and society.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
ATTACKING AL-QAEDA....Last August, in the wake of news (here) that Donald Rumsfeld had called off a special ops mission intended to capture senior members of al-Qaeda in Pakistan's tribal areas, Barack Obama called the failure to act a “terrible mistake.”  He then went on to promise …
Dirty Harry / LIBERTAS:
LIVE-BLOGGING THE OSCARS  —  Newest posts at the top.  Keep refreshing because I'll be posting manically thanks to my North Carolina eight-ball: No-Doz and a Dr. Pibb...  8:47 — All in all not a bad show.  TOO LONG, but that's a part of the deal.  Jon Stewart got much better as the night wore on and I suspect will get nice reviews.
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Conservative Distrust of McCain Lingers Over '05 Deal on Judges  —  WASHINGTON — Back in 2005, Senator John McCain of Arizona and fellow members of the so-called Gang of 14 were hailed as heroes in some quarters when they fashioned an unusual pact that averted a Senate vote on banning filibusters against judicial nominees.
Alex Mooney / CNN:
Dean says McCain skirting election law  —  (CNN) — Democratic Party Chairman Howard Dean accused Republican presidential front-runner John McCain of trying to skirt campaign finance laws Sunday by trying to opt out of public financing for his primary campaign.
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Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
Trading Places  —  The coalition party becomes the consensus party, and vice versa.
Michelle / Hot Air:
Hot Air embraces change
Scott Horton / Harper's:
CBS: More Prosecutorial Misconduct in Siegelman Case Alleged
Joe Feuerherd / Washington Post:
I Voted for Obama. Will I Go Straight to. . . ?
Discussion: The Impolitic and Feministe
Alan S. Blinder / New York Times:
From the New Deal, a Way Out of a Mess
Extreme Showbiz from the News of the World:
Prince crippled by sexy dancing
Eric Alterman / The Nation:
Conservative Cannibalism
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Anthony DePalma / New York Times:
A Future to Wince At  —  A SIMPLE rule that correspondents follow is …
Discussion: Say Anything and Redstate
Robert H. Reid / Associated Press:
Pakistan militants call for dialogue
Discussion: BLACKFIVE and The Agonist
Reuters:
Israel prepares for mass protests at Gaza border
Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Nader to Run Again
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Mugniyah behind establishment of Mahdi Army
World Politics Review:
Turkey's Iraq Incursion: Barzani Draws the Line
Discussion: Angry Bear
Anthony H. Cordesman / Washington Post:
Two Winnable Wars