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11:20 AM ET, February 29, 2008

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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.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
For Obama, a Taste of What a Long Battle Would Hold  —  WASHINGTON — When Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton goes after Senator Barack Obama these days, she presses him on the details of his health care plan, criticizes the wording of his campaign mailings and likens his promise of change to celestial choirs.
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Democrats Blaze Trails In February Fundraising
Nitya / Political Radar:
Clinton Goes Nuclear: New Ad Tests Obama  —  ABC News' Nitya Venkataraman: Closing in on the March 4 contests, Sen. Hillary Clinton debuts a campaign ad today with ominous undertones.  —  “It's 3:00am and your children are asleep,” the voice over says.  “There's a phone in the White House, and it's ringing.
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Charles Mahtesian / The Politico:
Clinton seeks to regain the spotlight  —  There was a time not long ago when Hillary Clinton dominated the discourse in both parties' presidential contests.  —  Now, she's struggling to get her message out and remain part of the campaign conversation as the media and her remaining rivals …
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Texas: End of the Road For Hillary Clinton
IraqPundit:   Obama's Incoherence  —  What did Barack Obama mean Tuesday …
Terri Judd / The Independent:
Prince's cover in Afghanistan blown by Drudge Report  —  Prince Harry mans a machinegun in Afghanistan  —  An American website, the Drudge Report, broke a news blackout yesterday by revealing that Prince Harry has been serving in Afghanistan for more than two months.
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Luke Baker / Reuters:   Media's embargo on “Harry's war” sparks debate
Guardian:
Army prepares to evacuate Harry after news blackout fails
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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 …
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 …
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.
Pew Research Center:
Obama's Appeal to Independents  —  Obama has much greater personal appeal to independent voters than does either McCain or Clinton.  Fully 63% of independents rate Obama favorably, nearly twice the percentage expressing an unfavorable view of him (32%).  The balance of opinion toward McCain …
Discussion: QandO and Open Left
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Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
Obama's Weaker Support With Democrats
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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 …
Discussion: Romenesko
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
Patrick Seale / Gulf News:
Obama is good for Israel  —  Barack Obama has pledged that, if elected President of the United States, he will travel to a “major Islamic forum” in the first 100 days of his Administration to deliver the clear message that “we are not at war with Islam”.  —  This is a strong signal …
Discussion: Commentary and Power Line
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
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton: ‘Children’  —  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, then argues that we need a president …
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
John Leland / New York Times:
Facing Default, Some Walk Out on New Homes  —  When Raymond Zulueta went into default on his mortgage last year, he did what a lot of people do.  He worried.  —  In a declining housing market, he owed more than the house was worth, and his mortgage payments, even on an interest-only loan …
 
 
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John J. Miller / The Corner:
WFB & the Surge  —  Yesterday on The Corner and on Wednesday …
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Alon Bernstein / Associated Press:
Israel warns Gaza invasion impending
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Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
THE MEANING OF “NATURAL BORN.”  I read with some amusement …
USA Today:
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Houston Chronicle:
Poll: McCain and Obama lead in Texas
Christopher Cooper / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Fate in Texas Hinges on Volunteers
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Clinton Compares Obama to a Blank Screen
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