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1:30 PM ET, February 29, 2008

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Nitya / Political Radar:
Clinton Goes Nuclear; Obama Camp Fires Back  —  ABC News' David Wright, Sunlen Miller, Andy Fies & Nitya Venkataraman Report: Closing in on the March 4 contests, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., debuted a campaign ad on Friday with ominous undertones.  —  “It's 3:00am and your children are asleep,” a voice over says in the ad.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Mondale: ‘Red Phone’
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Steve Kornacki / New York Observer:
Hillary as Mondale, Again
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs, Spin Cycle and MSNBC
Marc Ambinder:   3:00 a.m: Roy Spence's Redux
Jay Root / Houston Chronicle:
State Democrats say Clinton camp may sue  —  Legal action could disrupt or delay caucuses, party says  —  AUSTIN — The Texas Democratic Party warned Thursday that election night caucuses scheduled for Tuesday could be delayed or disrupted after aides to Hillary Rodham Clinton threatened …
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Alex Johnson / MSNBC:
Some Texas Republicans to vote for Obama  —  True support combines with stop-Clinton sentiment in next week's primary  —  One of Sen. Barack Obama's surest applause lines comes about halfway into his standard stump speech.  It goes like this:  —  “They whisper to me.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
New Clinton ad is the scariest of cycle  —  Clinton is up with the scariest ad of the cycle, one that echoes, in a soft-focus way, some of President Bush's 2004 campaign spots.  —  It features a child sleeping in bed and an unnamed emergency ringing the White House phone …
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Marc Ambinder:
Clinton's “Red Phone”  —  Perhaps the most provocative ad Hillary Clinton has run this cycle.  It's bound to evoke comparisons to LBJ's “Daisy” ad and Walter Mondale's “Red Phone” ads — asking the essential question: if the White House phone rings at 3:00 am and there's a crisis brewing, who do you want on the other end of the line?
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Ad: Who Do You Want Answering The White House Phone At 3 a.m.?
Discussion: Donklephant, Eschaton and KnoxViews
Frank James / The Swamp:
Clinton ad: Who should take 3 am crisis call?
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
CTV.ca:
Opponents slam Obama after CTV story on NAFTA  —  Allegations of double talk on NAFTA from the Obama and Clinton campaigns dominated the U.S. political landscape on Thursday.  —  On Wednesday, CTV reported that a senior member of Barack Obama's campaign called the Canadian embassy within …
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Herb Keinon / Jerusalem Post:
Israel prepares for assault on Gaza  —  As Hamas drew Ashkelon into the circle of communities coming under heavy rocket attacks, Defense Minister Ehud Barak and the Foreign Ministry on Thursday began preparing both Israeli and world opinion for the possibility of a large-scale incursion into Gaza.
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Guardian:
Israeli minister warns of Palestinian ‘holocaust’
Discussion: The Raw Story and Media Blog
Alon Bernstein / Associated Press:
Israel warns Gaza invasion impending
Discussion: Captain's Quarters
Nancy / nancynall.com:
Copycat.  —  I feel bad about what I'm going to do here.  —  I've had a lot of fun at Tim Goeglein's expense over the last few months.  Mean-spirited fun, certainly, but my problem with him has always been one of personal taste.  In his columns for The News-Sentinel, my old newspaper …
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Zogby:
Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle Poll: Obama Builds Lead Over Clinton in Texas, But Dem Race Too Close To Call in Ohio...  Zogby News Releases
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
TRIBES RAGE AT HILL  —  KENYAN BIGS: COME CLEAN IN PIX SMEAR  —  Angry tribal elders in Kenya are calling on Hillary Rodham Clinton to “clear her name” over any involvement in publication of photos of Barack Obama wearing a turban and African garb on a trip to his ancestral homeland.
Discussion: Sweetness & Light
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Economist:
Hope and fear  —  Democratic economic policy sounds worryingly populist  —  FOR a man who has placed “hope” at the centre of his campaign, Barack Obama can sound pretty darned depressing.  As the battle for the Democratic nomination reaches a climax in Texas and Ohio …
Marc Ambinder:
IraqPundit:
Obama's Incoherence  —  What did Barack Obama mean Tuesday when he told Tim Russert that if, following his promised withdrawal of U.S. forces, “al-Qaeda is forming a base in Iraq, then we will have to act in a way that secures the American homeland and our interests abroad”?
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CNN:
Police: Deadly toxin found at Las Vegas hotel  —  (CNN) — Police in Las Vegas, Nevada, are investigating the discovery of what they said is the deadly poison ricin in a hotel room.  —  Authorities were called to an Extended Stay America hotel around 3 p.m. PT Thursday after a man brought …
Discussion: The Lede and Hot Air
Paul Farhi / Washington Post:
Did ‘SNL’ Go Beyond the Pale With Fauxbama?  —  Lorne Michaels Defends Casting Of Non-Black Man in Sketch  —  When Barack Obama announced his candidacy for president last year, some observers questioned whether the senator from Illinois was “black enough” to embody the hopes and aspirations of African Americans.
Linda Chavez / Townhall.com:
William F. Buckley, RIP  —  Conservatism lost one of its most influential voices this week.  William F. Buckley Jr. — author, editor, television host, and one of America's most important public intellectuals — died in his home Wednesday at 82.  Buckley shaped the modern conservative movement …
Ken Silverstein / Harper's:
John McCain's Charitable Contributions  —  His kids' private schools are prime beneficiaries  —  The charitable contributions of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have received a fair amount of press scrutiny.  The same is not true of John McCain, which is somewhat surprising since …
Discussion: Wonkette and Think Progress
 
 
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
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Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
John McCain's Achilles Heel
Discussion: Zogby
Tom Bevan / Real Clear Politics:
Clinton's Daisy  —  Everyone is buzzing about Clinton's new ad:
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Percentage of Male Teachers Hits 40-Year Low
The Huffington Post:
John McCain ‘Accidentally’ Calls Himself A “Liberal Republican”
Patrick Seale / Gulf News:
Obama is good for Israel
Discussion: Commentary and Power Line
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
THE MEANING OF “NATURAL BORN.”  I read with some amusement …
Discussion: The Corner
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