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12:00 PM ET, March 7, 2008

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David Brooks / New York Times:
Playing by Clinton Rules  —  Barack Obama had a theory.  It was that the voters are tired of the partisan paralysis of the past 20 years.  The theory was that if Obama could inspire a grass-roots movement with a new kind of leadership, he could ride it to the White House and end gridlock in Washington.
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NY Daily News:
A monstrous oops for Obama  —  BY MICHAEL SAUL IN NEW YORK AND KENNETH R. BAZINET IN WASHINGTON  —  A senior foreign policy adviser to Barack Obama was forced to apologize Thursday night for describing Hillary Clinton as a “monster” during an interview with a Scottish newspaper …
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama adviser regrets calling Clinton a ‘monster’  —  Samantha Power.  Power in Manhattan in January 2003.  (Suzanne DeChillo/The New York Times)  —  by Rick Pearson  —  JACKSON, Miss.—Sen. Barack Obama suffered another foreign policy snafu with one of his advisers …
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.
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Clinton-backers demand Power's resignation  —  On a conference call with reporters this morning, congressional supporters of Hillary Clinton demanded that Obama force adviser Samantha Power out of his camapign.  —  “We're here today to ask Senator Obama to ask Samantha Power not to be part of his campaign …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Clintons blocking release of pardon papers
Washington Post:
Clinton Strengths Aren't Lost on The Obama Team
Discussion: MSNBC and The Politico
George McGovern / Wall Street Journal:
Freedom Means Responsibility  —  Nearly 16 years ago in these very pages, I wrote that “'one-size-fits all' rules for business ignore the reality of the market place.”  Today I'm watching some broad rules evolve on individual decisions that are even worse.  —  Under the guise of protecting us …
Discussion: Hot Air and Overcoming Bias
Larry David / The Huffington Post:
On the Red Phone  —  Here's an idea for an Obama ad: a montage of Clinton's Sybillish personalities that have surfaced during the campaign with a solemn voiceover at the end saying, “Does anyone want this nut answering the phone?”  —  How is it that she became the one who's perceived …
Discussion: The Reaction
Times of London:
Hamas claims Jerusalem massacre, as students are buried  —  Sheera Frenkel in Jerusalem, Fran Yeoman and agencies  —  Hamas, the militant Palestinian movement that controls the Gaza Strip, this afternoon claimed responsibility for last night's attack on a Jerusalem seminary that left eight students dead.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Yourish.com
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Katha Pollitt / Washington Post:
Dumb and Dumber: An Essay and Its Editors  —  I've never watched Oprah Winfrey's show, bought a Celine Dion CD, read “Eat, Pray, Love,” or fainted at an Obama rally, although he is my preferred candidate.  According to Charlotte Allen, that makes me an “outlier,” an exception that proves the rule that women …
Michelle Malkin:
A rally in Times Square...while anarchists cheer the bombing  —  My friends with the Gathering of Eagles send word that they have secured permits for a rally to support military recruiters in Times Square this Saturday.  James Bancroft e-mails: … GOE's Chris Hill has more:
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Florida Democratic Primary  —  Florida: Clinton 55% Obama 39%  —  If Florida decides to have a second Presidential Primary this year, Hillary Clinton will begin the race with a sixteen-percentage point lead over Barack Obama.  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
bls.gov:
Employment Situation Summary  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378 USDL 08-0294  —  Establishment data:(202) 691-6555 Transmission of material in this release  —  http://www.bls.gov/ces/ is embargoed until 8:30 A.M. (EST), Media contact: (202) 691-5902 Friday, March 7, 2008.
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
The Great Non Sequitur  —  WASHINGTON — She threw the kitchen sink at him.  Accused Barack Obama of plagiarism.  Mocked his eloquence.  Questioned his truthfulness about NAFTA.  —  Wasn't enough.  Hillary Clinton still faced extinction in Ohio and Texas.  So what do you do when you have thrown the kitchen sink?
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Go Already!  —  Hillary Clinton, fratricidal maniac.  —  The morning after Tuesday's primaries, Hillary Clinton's campaign released a memo titled “The Path to the Presidency.”  I eagerly dug into the paper, figuring it would explain how Clinton would obtain the Democratic nomination despite an enormous deficit in delegates.
 
 
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With tight Texas race, don't count on delegate answer until June
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Paul Cassell / The Volokh Conspiracy:
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
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Marisa Taylor / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Fired U.S. attorney says colleague told him politics was behind his ouster
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Robert Farley / American Prospect:
FALLON ON HIS WAY OUT?  —  Via ThinkProgress, Thomas Barnett suggests …
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Over the Top
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Matthew Yglesias:
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The Dune Theory of Democratic Politics, Revised
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Housing, Bank Troubles Deepen
Deb Price / Detroit News:
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Washington Post:
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Times of London:
Row over military uniforms in public
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