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8:20 AM ET, March 8, 2008

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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Nobel winner: Hillary Clinton's ‘silly’ Irish peace claims  —  Hillary Clinton had no direct role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland and is a “wee bit silly” for exaggerating the part she played, according to Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former First Minister of the province.
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Chicago Tribune:
Clinton's experience claim under scrutiny  —  Hillary Clinton may have influenced foreign policy, but evidence is scant she played pivotal role  —  WASHINGTON - Surrounded by military leaders in a Cabinet-style setting, Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she has “crossed the threshold” …
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Intel Adviser Breaks with Obama over FISA, Telecoms  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign broke with his candidate's position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies …
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National Journal:
The Counterterror Campaign  —  “Since 9/11, understandably we've focused downstream, on those terrorists who might be in our midst.... I think there needs to be much more attention paid to those upstream factors and conditions that spawn terrorists.”  —  John Brennan is a former director …
Shane Harris / ShaneHarris.net Blog:
Interview: John Brennan  —  This week, I sat down with John Brennan, the current chairman of the Intelligence and National Security Alliance.  Brennan, who was the first director of the National Counterterrorism Center, is now advising Sen. Barack Obama on intelligence and foreign policy.
Discussion: Hot Air
Sara Kugler / Associated Press:
Clinton lowers expectations in Wyo.  —  CHEYENNE, Wyo. - A day before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama were to compete for a small scattering of delegates in Wyoming, Clinton cast herself as the underdog and said the odds are not in her favor.
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James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's lost his ‘rock star’ advisor  —  Samantha Power stepped down over comments she made about rival candidate Clinton.  —  With a sparkling intellect, a mane of auburn hair and a Pulitzer Prize-winning book to her credit, Samantha Power cut a disarming path just about anywhere she went.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Power Resigns After Calling Clinton a ‘Monster’
Washington Wire:
Clinton, Obama Schedule Some Down Time
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Strike Two for the Times  —  Well, I know that people have waited for John McCain to blow his top on the campaign trail, but if this is what they wanted, I think those folks are in for some disappointment.  The New York Times and other news agencies have passed this around the blogosphere …
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Canadian Press:
PMO: Officials only got briefing from Obama campaign  —  OTTAWA — Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton never gave Canada any secret assurances about the future of NAFTA such as those allegedly offered by Barack Obama's campaign, Prime Minister Stephen Harper's office said Friday.
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   CANADIAN PM'S OFFICE: HILLARY CAMP MADE NO SECRET ASSURANCES ON NAFTA
Zzaki / Political Radar:
Obama: “You Won't See Me as a VP Candidate”  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller reports: While in Casper, Wyo., today Sen. Barack Obama ruled out the possibility being a vice presidential candidate during an interview with CBS' Montana affiliate KTVQ.  Here is a transcipt of what he said.
Dana Bartholomew / L.A. Daily News:
Anti-war judge rejects foster teen's bid to join military  —  SIMI VALLEY - Shawn Sage long dreamed of joining the military, and watching “Full Metal Jacket” last year really sold him on becoming a Marine.  —  But last fall, a Los Angeles Superior Court commissioner dashed the foster teen's hopes …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Post Of The Day  —  Speaking for me only.  —  I tell you, today is quite a day in the blogs.  Look at what Chris Bowers writes today: … Yep.  Except for those pesky Latinos and, of course those older women, and white working class men - I hate the Clinton coalition and I love …
Discussion: MyDD, Corrente, Taylor Marsh and Open Left
Associated Press:
Carter, Annan to lead peace delegation to Middle East next month  —  A council of world leaders launched by former President Nelson Mandela is sending a three-person team to try to help ease tensions in the Middle East, the organization known as The Elders said Friday.
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
McCain Rejects Anti-Catholic Views  —  NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republican presidential candidate John McCain on Friday repudiated any views of a prominent televangelist who endorsed him last month “if they are anti-Catholic or offensive to Catholics.”  —  McCain has come under fire since …
 
 
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LESSONS FROM THE GENERAL  —  BIG RAY ODIERNO RETURNS FROM IRAQ
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Let's talk about the new McCain ad.
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BBC:
Bush insists US not in recession
Steve Huntley / Chicago Sun Times:
Sorry, Sen. Obama, eight isn't enough
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Crossing The Threshold  —  Having taken yesterday off, I'm late on this one.
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