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12:25 PM 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 …
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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.
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Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton and Giuliani, Live From New York  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton appeared on “Saturday Night Live” with her doppelganger, Amy Poehler.  (Photo: Dana Edelson/NBC, via Associated Press)  —  LANCASTER, Ohio - Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton dropped off the campaign trail …
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 …
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
CNN:
Live from New York, it's Hillary Clinton?
Discussion: NO QUARTER, Althouse and Booman Tribune
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
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama Plans to Appoint Some Republicans to His Cabinet
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
Adi Schwartz / Haaretz:
Independent expert: IDF bullets didn't kill Mohammed al-Dura  —  A report presented to a French court last week by an independent ballistics expert maintains that the death of Mohammed al-Dura, a Palestinian child seen being shot in the Gaza Strip during the first days of the intifada in September 2000 …
Discussion: Harry's Place
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 …
Discussion: Eunomia, Prairie Weather and Cogitamus
New York Times:
What I'd Be Talking About if I Were Still Running  —  Last spring, as the presidential campaign began, there were 10 Republican candidates on the debate stage and eight Democratic ones, each explaining in some detail what he or she would do for America if elected.
Discussion: The Washington Note
 
 
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Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
Poll: Nearly Half Of Dems Say Media Is Harder On Hillary
Discussion: Open Left
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
Judge: Wikileaks gets its domain name back
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
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