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6:45 PM ET, March 6, 2008

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Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Clinton: I've crossed commander-in-chief threshold  —  In a Cabinet-style setting, surrounded by retired military leaders, Sen. Hillary Clinton said the public should ask whether Democratic presidential rival Barack Obama has met the criteria needed to become the nation's commander in chief.
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton aide compares Obama to Ken Starr  —  Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson, taking the campaign a bit meta on a conference call today, attacked Obama for attacking Clinton, and compared him to a notorious Clinton foe.  —  “When Senator Obama was confronted with questions over whether …
Sam Youngman / The Hill:
Clinton camp accuses Obama of ‘Ken Starr’ tactics  —  Just two days after Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) scored two major comeback wins, her camp accused Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) campaign of using “Republican” tactics to stop her momentum.  —  Ann Lewis and Howard Wolfson …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:   Hillary called it “frankly disturbing” …
SurveyUSA:
Electoral Math as of 03/06/08: Clinton 276, McCain 262  —  SurveyUSA interviewed 600 registered voters in each of the 50 states.  A total of 30,000 interviews were completed.  If John McCain faces Hillary Clinton, Clinton wins 276 to 262.  Clinton carries 20 states.  McCain carries 30 states.
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SurveyUSA:
Electoral Math as of 03/06/08: Obama 280, McCain 258
SurveyUSA:
New Electoral Maps to be Released Today ... Based on 30,000 …
Discussion: MyDD, Redstate and TPM Election Central
Matthew Yglesias:
The Lost Opportunity  —  Ross explains the cost to progressive politics …
Discussion: protein wisdom and TalkLeft
Greg Veis / The New Republic:
BREAKING: MI Caucus Likely, Says DNC Rules Committee Member  —  A member of the DNC's Rules And Bylaws Committee—the committee that stripped Florida and Michigan of its delegates for moving their primaries before February 5th—told me that Michigan plans to get out of its uncounted delegate problem …
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Manu Raju / The Hill:
Sen. Bill Nelson paints Florida ‘train wreck’ scenario  —  Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) warned the Democratic National Committee (DNC) Thursday that it is facing the “biggest train wreck you've ever seen” if a standoff is not resolved over his state's pledged delegates to the party's presidential nominating convention.
Jerusalem Post:
‘Terrorist fired 500-600 bullets before he was killed’  —  Eight people were reported to be killed and approximately 35 wounded in a terror attack at a seminary located near the entrance to Jerusalem on Thursday evening.  —  The exact number of people killed was yet to be confirmed …
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Haaretz:
At least seven killed in terrorist attack at Jerusalem yeshiva  —  At least seven people were killed and six others were wounded Thursday evening when terrorists infiltrated the Merkaz Harav yeshiva in the Kiryat Moshe neighborhood in Jerusalem, a senior police official said.
CNN:   Gunman opens fire in Jerusalem Jewish seminary
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
OBAMA-REZKO AND MEDIA IGNORANCE OF “THE CHICAGO WAY”  —  Malone: You said you wanted to get Capone.  Do you really wanna get him?  You see what I'm saying is, what are you prepared to do?  —  Ness: Anything and everything in my power.  —  Malone: And then what are you prepared to do?
Discussion: Hot Air
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Obama cited in Rezko opening statement  —  CHICAGO — Barack Obama is only a bit player in the federal trial of his former fundraiser and friend Antoin “Tony” Rezko, but it didn't take long for the name of the Illinois senator and Democratic presidential candidate to be raised in court.
Discussion: TalkLeft
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Yes way. Chicago's conduct code is a priceless legacy
Discussion: Rezko Watch
Chicago Sun Times:
Did Rezko find jobs for Obama staffers?
Discussion: protein wisdom
Ben Smith / Associated Press:
Obama raises $55 million … The vast increase in the number of Obama's donors — he's now past a million — indicates how deep a well he'll have to tap for the rest of the year, in the general election, and beyond.  —  In the primary, the question isn't whether he'll outspend Hillary …
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Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama's Money (Not to Be Outdone)
Discussion: Daily Kos and Threat Level
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
Obama Raises $55 Million in February
Discussion: Associated Press and Wonkette
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Obama Aide: Neither Candidate Ready for 3 a.m. Call  —  As Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton prepares for an afternoon news conference here in Washington, where she is to be surrounded by “military officers,” her campaign has put up a YouTube moment that you can bet will be replayed over and over.
Neil McCormick / Telegraph:
‘We Are The Chosen Ones’: A new hymn to Barack Obama  —  Simon Woods, a volunteer for Hillary Clinton, explains how music reveals the strength and weakness of Barack Obama's campaign  —  I've been volunteering for Hillary Clinton across America, knocking on doors and handing out flyers …
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
L. Ron Obama
Discussion: The Corner
Time:
The Wire's War on the Drug War  —  We write a television show.  Measured against more thoughtful and meaningful occupations, this is not the best seat from which to argue public policy or social justice.  Still, those viewers who followed The Wire — our HBO drama that tried to portray …
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Radley Balko / Reason Magazine:
Creators of The Wire: “We'd Nullify”
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Sewell Chan / City Room:
Blast Damages Times Square Recruiting Station  —  The police have attributed the blast to an improvised explosive device, and Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said the device had been placed in an ammunition box like the kind that can be bought at a military supply store.
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Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Hillary's New Math Problem  —  Tuesday's big wins?  The delegate calculus just got worse. … Hillary Clinton won big victories Tuesday night in Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island.  But she's now even further behind in the race for the Democratic nomination.  How could that be?  Math.  It's relentless.
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
This may be headed to a joint ticket
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:
An exercise in discrimination at Harvard … What can a 19-year-old guy in jogging shorts do at Harvard that a rich Saudi sheik who sponsors terrorism can't?  —  Get banned from the building.  —  Six times a week, Harvard kicks all the guys out of the Quadrangle Recreational Athletic Center …
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:   Not Swimming but Drowning
 
 
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Perry Bacon Jr / Washington Post:
Huckabee Not Ruling Out No. 2 Spot on Ballot
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Goeglein gets standing ovation from conservative crowd
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Marc Ambinder:
The Money Chase: Obama Sets A Record
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DCCC Worried About Florida, Michigan, Too
CNN:
Pair of bombs kills 53 in Baghdad, officials say
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Dan Balz / The Trail:
For Obama, an Uphill Battle in Pennsylvania
Discussion: The Politico
Brian Faughnan / Weekly Standard:
Recreate 68!  —  I wrote a little while ago about the plan …
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Who leaked the details of a CIA-Mossad plot against Iran?
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