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1:20 AM ET, March 4, 2008


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Limbaugh urges listeners to vote for Clinton  —  (CNN) - As Hillary Clinton battles to keep her presidential bid alive, she may be getting help from an unlikely source: conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh.  —  Limbaugh has been actively urging his Texas listeners to cross over and vote …
David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Republicans for Hillary: The Anecdotal Evidence Builds  —  A bit earlier today I talked to Onzelo Markum, a Texas Republican strategist who's working on the Chris Peden campaign, and he had a few caveats about how GOP voters might be breaking.  One positive factor for Peden, he suggested …
Matthew Yglesias:
Good News for People Who Like Bad Predictions  —  I know a number of readers have been perturbed by my predictions of an Obama win, figuring that since I'm always wrong I'd jinxed things and put Hillary Clinton in a commanding position.  Well, I was reading Chris Bowers' analysis of the polls …
Lynn Sweet:
Obama and his taking questions about Rezko.UPDATE  —  SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS—On Sunday, the chief strategist for the Obama campaign disagreed with my conclusion where I wrote that Obama has not talked to reporters who know the Tony Rezko story the best.  —  For more than a year …
Bonney Kapp / FOX Embeds:
Obama Addresses Rezko, Advisor's Role in Discussing NAFTA with Canadian Official
Discussion: NO QUARTER and The Page
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama Advisor Says He Answered Rezko Questions
Discussion: Chicago Tribune
Michelle Malkin:
Move America Forward's Melanie Morgan cut from KSFO, vows to continue conservative activism  —  Move America Forward's Melanie Morgan is one of my favorite conservative activists.  She's led countless battles against anti-military goons in the San Francisco Bay Area, traveled to Iraq …
Josh Richman / Political Blotter:
Melanie Morgan canned from KSFO  —  Melanie Morgan — the conservative radio talk show host who chairs Move America Forward, the group which has led efforts to shame and boycott Berkeley for its anti-U.S. Marine Corps recruiting stand — has lost her job at KSFO 560 AM.
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Suleman's Destruction Of Talk Radio Fuels Calls For Termination
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Melanie Morgan let go from KSFO: with audio & video
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Peter Daou / The Huffington Post:
Every Voter Should Hear This Phone Call  —  In the closing hours before the March 4th elections, I wanted to share an amazing phone call with you.  It comes on the heels of a new tracking poll showing Hillary doing better than Sen. Obama against John McCain - as well as public polls …
Andrew Malcolm / Los Angeles Times:
Hillary Clinton's anti-Obama zinger of the day  —  It's a theme she's been driving home for days now, a variant on the “experience” argument she's flogged with mixed success.  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton was up very early this morning — before dawn, in fact — to shake hands at a factory gate …
Discussion: Hot Air, Right Voices and QandO
Marc Ambinder:
Back To Basics On The Major Question Of The Democratic Campaign
Discussion: Open Left
Marc Ambinder:
Bottom Line From The Clinton Spin Call  —  Is that if Clinton wins the popular vote in Ohio and Texas, she's staying in the race.  —  Even if she loses the delegate race in Texas.  —  No doubt, this will make heads explode in Chicago.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama camp: HRC needs double digits  —  In a statement emailed to reporters, and reiterated on a conference call just now, Obama's campaign Manager, David Plouffe, says: … “They were sitting on enormous leads as recently as two weeks ago,” he said on the call, dismissing the notion of a Clinton “comeback.”
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The Number To Watch On Tuesday Night  —  With the Clinton campaign now saying they will stay in the race even if they lose delegates in Texas, it's worth putting into perspective just how difficult it would be for them to close Barack Obama's lead in pledged delegates.
Discussion: The Reaction
Martin Arostegui / Washington Times:
South America on brink of war  —  SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — South America was on the brink of war yesterday as Venezuela and Ecuador amassed troops on the Colombian border in response to the killing of a Marxist rebel leader.  —  Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez threatened to join the rebels …
Brad / Sadly, No!:
How are we all not dead?  —  Jesus H.!  This account of the Bush administration's attempt to engineer a coup in Gaza is more terrifying than anything I've ever imagined.  Let's look at the gory highlights: … And since the elections didn't go as the Boy King planned, guess what he did then?
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Digby / Hullabaloo:
Pressing Issues  —  The blogosphere is all abuzz about this outrageous Charlotte Allen piece in the WaPo yesterday saying women are dumb.  It was over the top, but frankly I'm a little bit surprised that everyone is so shocked.  It doesn't seem much more obscene than the fare we've heard from the right for years.
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Greg Sargent / Horses Mouth:
It's Not About “Toughness.” It's About “Fairness.”
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Threat Level
Matthew Yglesias:
No Oversight  —  Like everyone else, I sometimes wonder what conservatives are going to think about the Bush administration's headline executive power grabs when it's castrating harpy Hillary Clinton or Muslim black nationalist Barack Obama who's got the power to arbitrarily detain people, torture them, etc.
Discussion: Eschaton
Satyam / Think Progress:
White House guts Intelligence Oversight Board.
Discussion: Daily Kos
Marc Ambinder:
Existential Realities Of The Democratic Race  —  Q. What does “win” mean?  —  A. The winner of the Democratic nomination is not the person who wins the most states, not the person who wins the most votes, is not the person who gives the best speeches... it's the person who wins 2024 (25? …
Samir Al-Saadi / Arab News:
Man Butchers 15-Month-Old Nephew in Jeddah Supermarket  —  Early morning shoppers at a supermarket in Jeddah were left reeling yesterday, with some falling unconscious, after a well-built Syrian man clinched a knife and decapitated his 15-month-old nephew in front of his mother in the store's fruit and vegetable section.
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David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
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Marc Ambinder:
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Fox News:
Notorious Al Qaeda Operative the Target in U.S. Strike in Somalia
Lauren Collins / New Yorker:
THE OTHER OBAMA  —  Michelle Obama and the politics of candor.
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Having an epiphany about Obama
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Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
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Clinton Campaigns as if Momentum Is Hers
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A campaign mystery solved: HillaryIs44
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Obama: Sermon on Mount Justifies Same-Sex Unions
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Wash Post editor says controversial piece was ‘tongue-in-cheek’