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3:25 AM ET, March 7, 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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Gerri Peev / The Scotsman:
Inside US poll battle as fight turns dirty for Democrats  —  HILLARY Clinton has been branded a “monster” by one of Barack Obama's top advisers, as the gloves come off in the race to win the Democrat nomination.  —  In recent TV appearances Mrs Clinton had looked desperate and on the back foot.
New Statesman:   Interview: Samantha Power
Deacon / Power Line:   THE BOOK TOUR FROM HELL
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.
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
WHAT SHOULD OBAMA DO ABOUT MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA?
Discussion: TalkLeft and MoJoBlog
The Campaign Spot:
Howard Dean: We Can't Afford Revotes in Michigan and Florida
Discussion: Gothamist and Redstate
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SurveyUSA:
Electoral Math as of 03/06/08: Obama 280, McCain 258  —  SurveyUSA interviewed 600 registered voters in each of the 50 states.  A total of 30,000 interviews were completed.  If John McCain faces Barack Obama, Obama wins 280 to 256.  McCain carries 26 states.
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Pre-bombing photos mailed to House Dems  —  A number of House members were mailed a letter and photo of a Times Square recruiting station in Manhattan before it was bombed on Thursday morning, according to House insiders and law-enforcement officials.  —  Initial information …
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
‘We Did It’ letters eyed in NY bombing
Discussion: Hot Air, New York Post and Macsmind
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HE DEBATED FIRING THE EMPLOYEE BEFORE HE FIRED HIM  —  The Washington Times reported today on an odd legal maneuver by former Minnesota Senator Mark Dayton.  Dayton has been sued by a former employee, who claims that Dayton fired him when he told the Senator that he needed heart surgery:
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Tom Ramstack / Washington Times:   Ex-senator's legal tactics spurned
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
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Ron Paul Moves on From Presidential Campaign  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: “Elections are short-term efforts,” Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, told supporters in a Web video tonight.  “Revolutions are long-term projects.”  —  Paul indicated that the 2008 presidential campaign portion of his revolution is over.
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Obama radio ad targets Clinton's Mississippi comments  —  (CNN) - Barack Obama's campaign has debuted a new radio ad in Mississippi called “Respect,” highlighting what they call “derogatory” remarks Hillary Clinton made about the state late last year.  —  The ad also argues that Obama will …
Matt / 2008 Democratic Convention Watch:
Breaking: Puerto Rico switches to a Primary, moves up to June 1  —  We've just been informed by email from Kenneth D. McClintock, DNC member from Puerto Rico, that Puerto Rico is changing from a caucus to a primary, and moving their date to June 1: … Good move.  I think we've all seen enough of overflowing caucuses rooms.
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA GAINS MORE SUPERS  —  From NBC's Domenico Montanaro  —  Obama gained two more superdelegates today — NV State Party Vice Chairwoman Teresa Benitez-Thompson and Rep. Nick Rahall (D-WV).  —  This brings the delegate total to: Obama 1,581-Clinton 1,481  —  Superdelegates: Clinton 254-Obama 215
Los Angeles Times:
Ruling seen as a threat to many home-schooling families  —  State appellate court says those who teach children in private must have a credential.  —  Parents who lack teaching credentials cannot educate their children at home, according to a state appellate court ruling that is sending waves …
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Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Why are the results so different in the primary and the caucus in Texas on the same day and what does that mean more generally about caucus results?  —  There are allegations of irregularities in the Texas caucus process: … More: “The complaints from the Clinton campaign include …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Robert Dreyfuss / The Nation:
Hothead McCain  —  If you've followed Senator John McCain at all, you've heard about his tendency to, well, explode.  He's erupted at numerous Senate colleagues, including many Republicans, at the slightest provocation.  “The thought of his being President sends a cold chill down my spine.
Discussion: Think Progress
 
 
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
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