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8:50 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 …
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.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama's Money (Not to Be Outdone)
Discussion: Threat Level and Daily Kos
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?  —  There seems to be a growing consensus that the disenfranchised Democratic delegations from Michigan and Florida is a problem that will have to be solved somehow.  Senator Clinton's position is that the delegations elected in the state's primaries …
Discussion: TalkLeft
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
Discussion: Below The Beltway
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
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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africasia.com:
Hamas hails ‘heroic’ Jerusalem attack
Discussion: TownHall Blog
John Bresnahan / The Politico:
Pre-bombing photos mailed to House Dems  —  Eight House Democrats were mailed a letter and photo of a Times Square recruiting station in Manhattan before it was bombed this morning, according to House insiders.  —  UPDATE 2: A senior House aide suggested many more members …
Discussion: Hot Air, Sister Toldjah and The Page
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
‘We did it’ letters eyed in NY bombing
Discussion: Little Green Footballs and CNN
Gerri Peev / The Scotsman:
Inside US poll battle as fight turns dirty for Democarts  —  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.
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New Statesman:
Interview: Samantha Power
Discussion: American Thinker
Deacon / Power Line:
THE BOOK TOUR FROM HELL
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
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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?
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:   Yes way. Chicago's conduct code is a priceless legacy
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
The Huffington Post:
Pelosi Blasts McCain Over Anti-Catholic Pastor  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most prominent Catholic serving in the U.S. government, called on Sen. John McCain to reject the endorsement of Texas televangelist John Hagee, who has labeled the Catholic church “the great whore,” a “false cult system …
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Atrios / Eschaton:   Closing Triangle  —  It is true that the media are much more likely …
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 …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
$55 Million  —  Obama brings in the money.  I've been lambasting the Clintons today.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Bush's Awkward Embrace
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Why do conservatives really find the Obama campaign “scary”?
Discussion: The Impolitic
Associated Press:
Cuomo expands probe of health insurers
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard:
Is Obama Ready for Prime Time?
Discussion: The New Republic
Charles Warner / The Huffington Post:
TV Got What It Wanted: A Profitable Horse Race
Yeas & Nays:
Goeglein gets standing ovation from conservative crowd
Martin Kady II / The Politico:
Reid likens filibusters to assault
Discussion: Hot Air and Wonkette
 Earlier Items: 
Daily Mail:
RAF personnel ordered not to wear uniforms in public after suffering …
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
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
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Hillary's New Math Problem
Yossi Melman / Haaretz:
Who leaked the details of a CIA-Mossad plot against Iran?
Los Angeles Times:
Ruling seen as a threat to many home-schooling families
Time:
The Wire's War on the Drug War
Michael Graham / Boston Herald:
An exercise in discrimination at Harvard