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11:15 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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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.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PRIMARY COLLARS....Obama foreign policy advisor Susan Rice, referring to Hillary's “red telephone” ad, said today of Obama and Clinton that “they're both both not ready to have that 3 am phone call.”  Jerome Armstrong is unhappy about this, saying that this three second clip is all John McCain needs …
Discussion: MyDD and The Debatable Land
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
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Deacon / Power Line:
THE BOOK TOUR FROM HELL
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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 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 Crypt's Blogs:
House Members receive letters, photo of NY recruiting station sent before bombing  —  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.
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Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
‘We Did It’ letters eyed in NY bombing  —  WASHINGTON - Capitol Hill offices received letters Thursday containing a photo of the Times Square military recruiting office before it was bombed and including the claim “We Did It.”  —  The manila envelopes contained a photo of a man standing …
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
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
Ron Paul Suspending Presidential Campaign  —  ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf reports: Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, will become the final Republican candidate for president who is not John McCain to drop out of the presidential race tonight, ABC News has learned.  —  It was a spirited run for Paul …
Discussion: Hot Air, Political Machine and Salon
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 …
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 …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Why do conservatives really find the Obama campaign “scary”?  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  I'm anything but a fan of the various music videos floating around which promote the Obama campaign.  For many reasons, they just don't personally appeal to me.
Discussion: The Impolitic
 
 
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
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