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1:50 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’  —  Here's the original “red phone” spot — for Mondale, and by Roy Spence, who is now supervising Hillary's ad strategy.  (The ad starts 10 seconds in.)  —  The script: … It's the template for dozens others over the year, not just today's Clinton spot.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Redstate:
Hillary's New Ad  —  Hillary Clinton has a new ad out.
Discussion: Spin Cycle
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
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: Hot Air
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Sarah Lyall / New York Times:
Harry Withdrawn From Afghanistan  —  LONDON — The Defense Ministry announced Friday that Prince Harry, the third in line to the British throne, would have to come home from Afghanistan because it was too risky for him to stay there.  —  The prince, 23, has been in Helmand Province …
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Marc Ambinder:
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
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 …
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.
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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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
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Tom Bevan / Real Clear Politics:
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Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
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Discussion: The Corner
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