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1:20 PM ET, March 4, 2008


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Reuters/C-SPAN/Houston Chronicle Poll: Clinton Rebounds as Closing Campaign Boosts Her Barely Ahead of Obama in Texas - Tied in Ohio!  —  Republican McCain leads in Texas and Ohio  —  UTICA, New York - On the strength of some strong campaigning in Ohio and Texas, Democrat Hillary Clinton …
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Clinton plays victim and victimizer  —  The stage has been set for a Hillary Clinton comeback on Tuesday.  —  Nobody knows if she has the votes to do it, but the opportunity is ripe.  —  She not only is vigorously attacking Barack Obama but simultaneously portraying herself as a victim.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
POLL: Should She Stay or Should She Go?  —  By a Large Margin, Dems Want Clinton to Remain in Race Even if She Loses Texas or Ohio  —  Democrats by more than a 2-1 margin say Hillary Clinton should stay in the presidential race even if she loses either the Texas or Ohio primary on Tuesday.
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
The Day After  —  Tonight's results will matter a lot, of course.  But only up to a point.  It seems quite likely that Hillary will win Ohio and at least come close in Texas, and perhaps win the primary there.  Under most of the likely scenarios, it does not sound like she has any intention …
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Where Today Will Leave Us
Discussion: The Politico and Althouse
Fox News:
Rush Limbaugh Explains Why He's Urging Republicans in Texas and Ohio to Vote for Hillary Clinton on Super Tuesday 2  —  This is a rush transcript from “The O'Reilly Factor,” February 29, 2008.  This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.  —  Watch “The O'Reilly Factor” …
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Ask Tough Questions?  Yes, They Can!  —  SAN ANTONIO It took many months and the mockery of “Saturday Night Live” to make it happen, but the lumbering beast that is the press corps finally roused itself from its slumber Monday and greeted Barack Obama with a menacing growl.
Michael Saul / NY Daily News:
Angry Barack's Bam-barded by media  —  SAN ANTONIO, Tex. - An exasperated Barack Obama scurried away Monday from the toughest news conference of his campaign, telling reporters who kept shouting questions that he'd spent enough time on the grill.  —  “Come on!
Karen Tumulty / Time:
Clinton Takes Obama Head On
Discussion: The New Republic
Byron York / National Review:
Is Obama Lying About NAFTAGate?
Discussion: Hot Air and IMAO.US
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Blogging While Female: 5 Conservative Women Bloggers Talk About Gender Issues And The Blogosphere  —  Every so often in the blogosphere, on the Left and the Right, hostile debates over gender seem to rise up to the surface like a leviathan from the depths.  Some male bloggers tend to think women …
Jeff Poor / The Business & Media Institute:
Weather Channel Founder Blasts Network; Claims It Is ‘Telling Us What to Think’  —  TWC founder and global warming skeptic advocates suing Al Gore to expose ‘the fraud of global warming.’  —  Business & Media Institute  —  The Weather Channel has lost its way, according to John Coleman, who founded the channel in 1982.
The Politico:
Lobbyist to run McCain's Hill effort  —  Presumptive Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain has engaged a leading GOP lobbyist to coordinate his message and travel schedule with congressional Republicans — the most concrete sign yet that the biggest battleground in the 2008 presidential race …
Lisa Schiffren / The Corner:
Are Women Dumb?  —  Whoa.  I just read the Charlotte Allen piece in the Washington Post Outlook section that Kathryn linked to Sunday.  (Unpromisingly Titled, “We Scream.  We Swoon.  How Dumb Can We Get?")  I want to believe that the Post got as much dissident mail on that one as it deserved.
David Brooks / New York Times:
A Defining Moment  —  The Democratic presidential primary campaign began around Christmas 2006, and it may end Tuesday night.  But of all the days between then and now, the most important was Nov. 10, 2007.  —  On that day, the Democratic Party of Iowa held its Jefferson-Jackson dinner and invited the candidates to speak.
Jonathan Turley / Los Angeles Times:
Mukasey's Paradox  —  When you think about it, his manipulations are a beautiful, twisted thing.  —  The recent decisions of Atty. Gen. Michael B. Mukasey to block any prosecution of Bush administration officials for contempt and to block any criminal investigation of torture led to a chorus of criticism.
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Mike Corder / Associated Press:
Anti-Quran film to air in Netherlands  —  THE HAGUE, Netherlands - Protesters already have torched Dutch flags in Afghanistan ahead of a new Dutch film portraying Islam's holy book as a “fascist” text that incites violence and preaches the oppression of women and homosexuals.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE BIG STORY  —  Zogby has Clinton moving back ahead of Obama in Texas (47%-44%), a six point net move from the day before, and tied in Ohio (44%-44%), a two point move.  Bear in mind that Zogby is actually an outlier in having it even close in Ohio and there now seems little doubt that …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Motoko Rich / New York Times:
Gang Memoir, Turning Page, Is Pure Fiction  —  In “Love and Consequences,” a critically acclaimed memoir published last week, Margaret B. Jones wrote about her life as a half-white, half-Native American girl growing up in South-Central Los Angeles as a foster child among gang-bangers, running drugs for the Bloods.
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Hillary Clinton puts the media in its place — the men's room
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Clinton campaign's dying light
Matthew Yglesias:
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