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11:50 AM ET, March 2, 2008


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Charlotte Allen / Washington Post:
We Scream, We Swoon.  How Dumb Can We Get?  —  Here's Agence France-Presse reporting on a rally for Sen. Barack Obama at the University of Maryland on Feb. 11: “He did not flinch when women screamed as he was in mid-sentence, and even broke off once to answer a female's cry of 'I love you …
Matthew Yglesias:
Math is Hard!  —  Like Spencer Ackerman, I'm having trouble believing this was actually published — it's a long argument by Charlotte Allen in The Washington Post in favor of the proposition that women are dumb.  That's no exaggeration, that's what the piece is about.  Plus: frenology:
The Huffington Post:
Live, From New York...It's Hillary Clinton!  —  Saturday Night Live opened tonight with a fake presidential debate hosted by mock Brian Williams and Tim Russert.  Williams and Russert were bored by healthcare and were overly nice to Obama, while Amy Poehler, as Hillary Clinton, played mildly indignant.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Hillary vs. the Media, on SNL  —  Hillary Clinton embraced the theme that the media is out to get her in her appearance on “Saturday Night Live” tonight.  —  She appeared — and praised — a parody of the recent NBC debate, painted as an absurdly tilted playing field in which moderators …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Live from New York, it's Hillary Clinton?  —  (CNN) — Days before a crucial set of primaries, Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Hillary Clinton is expected to make a surprise appearance on this week's “Saturday Night Live,” an entertainment industry source tells CNN.
The Trail:
Clinton Skips Flight; Campaign Won't Say Why
Discussion: The Caucus and The Moderate Voice
CNN:   Hillary Clinton expected to make surprise SNL appearance
Sarah Baxter / Times of London:
Barnstorming Obama plans to pick Republicans for cabinet  —  As he jets across two key states whipping up the support that could finish off Hillary Clinton this week, the Democratic frontrunner is already mapping out a government of all the talents.  Our writer joins him aboard Obama One
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama Plans to Appoint Some Republicans to His Cabinet
Mohammed Abbas / Reuters:
Iran leader's Iraq visit eclipses US, Arab ties  —  Pomp and ceremony greeted Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on his arrival in Iraq on Sunday, the fanfare a stark contrast to the rushed and secretive visits of his bitter rival U.S. President George W. Bush.
Frank Rich / New York Times:
McCain Channels His Inner Hillary  —  BEFORE they were sidetracked into a new war against The New York Times, the Rush Limbaugh posse had it right about John McCain.  He is a double agent.  Some Democrats do admire and like him.  So does Jon Stewart, and so do many liberal editorial boards …
Jay Root / Fort Worth Star-Telegram:
Poll shows Dems tied in Texas  —  Texas split on gender, racial, regional lines  —  AUSTIN — Hillary Clinton is favored by Hispanics, women and lower-income Anglos.  Barack Obama has basically sewn up the black vote and does well among men and wealthy suburbanites.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Obama Spends Heavily to Seek Knockout Blow  —  COLUMBUS, Ohio —Taking advantage of his huge financial edge, Senator Barack Obama is buying large amounts of advertising and building extensive get-out-the-vote operations in Ohio and Texas in an effort to deal Hillary Rodham Clinton twin defeats …
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
Judge: Wikileaks gets its domain name back  —  Updated at 1:42 p.m. and again at 5:02 p.m. PST.  —  SAN FRANCISCO—Wikileaks is getting its domain name back.  —  After spending more than three hours hearing arguments from a raft of attorneys—two representing the Swiss bank that fought …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
DISSECTING THE 60 MINUTES SCANDAL  —  We've written a couple of times about the 60 Minutes story last Sunday that claimed former Alabama governor Don Siegelman was the victim of a Republican conspiracy that sent him to prison for bribery and mail fraud.  The story implicitly accused …
Discussion: Macsmind, Hot Air and Roger L. Simon
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Jack Hedin / New York Times:
My Forbidden Fruits (and Vegetables)
Discussion: Corrente
Michael Yon:
Friday with Ambassador  —  From Dr. Moayad, an Iraqi cardiologist in South Baghdad:
Discussion: The Corner
Edith M. Lederer / Associated Press:
UN condemns Israeli-Palestinian violence
Jeffrey Rosen / New York Times:
A Card-Carrying Civil Libertarian
Andrew C. Revkin / New York Times:
Skeptics on Human Climate Impact Seize on Cold Spell
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Nancy Trejos / Washington Post:
Wanna Talk Money?
Washington Post:
Obama Backs Law That Aids McCain
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty
Peter Allen / Telegraph:
Marion Cotillard's 9/11 conspiracy theory
Jerusalem Post:
Abbas: IDF action worse than Holocaust