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9:00 PM ET, March 1, 2008

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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
“Why are the letters ‘NIG’ on the child's pajamas?”  —  Asks a commenter — “Tom” — on my post about the new Hillary Clinton commercial, the one that shows several children sleeping and then Clinton taking a national security phone call in the middle of the night.
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Zogby:
Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle Poll - Democrats Locked in Tight Races: Clinton Closes on Obama in Texas; Pair Deadlocked in Ohio  —  Republican John McCain retains wide leads in Ohio and Texas in advance of Tuesday's primaries  —  UTICA, New York - Democrat Hillary Clinton stemmed her losses …
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Mike Tackett / The Swamp:
Clinton belittles Obama as ‘a lot of talk, little action’  —  FT. WORTH, Texas—Democrat Hillary Clinton made it clear to reporters aboard her campaign plane today that in the final days of the Texas-Ohio delegate spectacular, her focus will remain on portraying herself as stronger than Barack Obama on national security.
Discussion: The Politico
Mark Naymik / OPENERS:
Clinton leads Obama in Ohio - barely: 47% to 43%
Discussion: Buckeye State Blog
New York Times:
46 Killed in Israeli Strikes on North Gaza  —  GAZA — Israeli aircraft and troops attacked Palestinian positions in northern Gaza on Saturday, killing at least 46 people and wounding more than 100 in the deadliest day of fighting in more than a year.  Two Israeli soldiers were killed and seven wounded, the military said.
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Peter Allen / Telegraph:
Marion Cotillard's 9/11 conspiracy theory  —  Oscar-winning Marion Cotillard was facing embarrasment with her new American public last night after it emerged that she doubted the official account of the September 11 attacks.  —  The 32-year-old French star has swept this year's best actress awards …
Discussion: Hot Air and Daimnation!
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama Adds Nato and Europe to Campaign Speeches  —  After last week's debate when Barack Obama acknowledged he hadn't held a single hearing on Nato and Afghanistan during his year as chair of the European Affairs subcommittee of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee because he was running for President …
Discussion: TigerHawk
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Spiegel Online:
Obama Calls for Help from NATO Allies in Afghanistan  —  US presidential candidate Barack Obama began sketching his position toward Europe on the campaign trail this week.  He said the US needs more support from its NATO allies in Afghanistan and implied Germany should lift its ban on combat operations in the dangerous south.
Rebecca Walker / The Huffington Post:
Feminist Infighting  —  There is a lot of discussion about “feminist in-fighting” of late, spurred by the election.  Jessica Valenti of Feministing.com is doing a piece on the subject for The Nation.  Here is my response to her query:  —  1. The fact is there have always been many …
Discussion: American Street and Too Sense
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
House Democrats may move to split spy bill  —  Under pressure to end an impasse over espionage legislation, House Democrats are considering a plan to vote on a bill next week that would give the government broad new eavesdropping authorities but strip out a provision that would protect phone companies from lawsuits.
Discussion: Daily Kos and Washington Monthly
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Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Send in the Celebrities  —  In case the Democratic voters of Texas, Ohio, Vermont and Rhode Island are still having trouble making up their minds after nearly two weeks of uninterrupted campaigning in those states, the celebrities are here to help.  —  Two new videos are out on YouTube …
Discussion: Concurring Opinions and Hot Air
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Washington Post:
Obama Backs Law That Aids McCain
Dan / Riehl World View:
Obama Ad In Texas: Are We Rounding Up Arab-American Families?  —  Update: Seems official - Out of many, One.  —  I haven't had time to look into this stuff from John Batchelor implying even more links between Obama and some dubious figures in, or with links to the Middle East.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
'72 McGovern Team Rallies for One of Its Own: Clinton  —  AUSTIN, Tex. — Frank Herrera, a prominent lawyer in Texas, was sitting at home two Saturdays ago when he received a telephone call.  —  The voice at the end of the line was that of an old friend from Senator George McGovern's 1972 …
Discussion: The New Republic
New York Times:
As Developer Heads to Trial, Questions Linger Over a Deal With Obama  —  Tony Rezko was obviously in trouble.  He was a defendant in at least a dozen lawsuits, federal investigators in Chicago were poking around and his name was in newspaper stories about corruption and fraud.
Anna Johnson / Associated Press:
Ahmadinejad on historic Iraq trip  —  BAGHDAD - President Bush's last trip to Iraq was kept secret until he arrived at a U.S. military base.  Eight hours later he left, after Iraq's leaders traveled to meet him there.  —  In sharp contrast, President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's visit …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and USS Neverdock
Eleanor Clift / Newsweek:
Day of Reckoning  —  A visitor to Clinton HQ sees signs of serious trouble.  —  The day of reckoning for Hillary Clinton is almost here.  The voters in Ohio will either deal a final blow to her campaign or provide a much needed victory that at best will give her a reprieve in the long march to the nomination.
Becky Bohrer / Associated Press:
Ship built with WTC steel christened  —  AVONDALE, La. - The USS New York, an amphibious assault ship built with scrap steel from the ruins of the World Trade Center, was christened Saturday as a source of strength and inspiration for the nation.  —  Thousands of people …
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Throw Out the Maps in 2008  —  It's time to throw out that old map with the red states and blue states.  The map that implies that all but a handful of states will definitely vote Republican or Democratic and that the real contest will be decided in Florida or Ohio or whatever.
Discussion: Riehl World View
 
 
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Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog:
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Cincinnati Enquirer:
Enquirer endorses Obama on Democratic side
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Obama's Visit to the Border
Media Matters for America:
“Media Matters”; by Jamison Foser
Discussion: Booman Tribune
This Is London:
TERROR TARGET HARRY ARRIVES BACK IN BRITAIN AS AL QAEDA THREATENS …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Mondale's Red Phone Ad
Jennifer Leahy / Houston Chronicle:
Early Harris County voting for primary turnout ‘unprecedented’
Jonathan D. Glater / New York Times:
Judge Reverses His Order Disabling Web Site
Discussion: TalkLeft and Discourse.net
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Wall Street Journal:
Hedge Funds' Fire Sales Send Muni-Bond Yields To Historic High Levels
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton's mail  —  The late mail in Texas and Ohio is more or less …
Discussion: TRAIL BLAZERS
Karen Kwiatkowski / The Huffington Post:
War is Good, Isn't It?  —  We have three wardogs in the race for the White House.
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
A LETTER TO 60 MINUTES
Robert Novak / Real Clear Politics:
Bailing Out Barack  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Supporters …
William Kristol / Weekly Standard:
William F. Buckley Jr., 1925-2008
Discussion: bustardblog
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
On the Press Bus, Some Questions Over Favoritism
Rick / PoliTex:
Clinton camp tries to change expectations