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11:00 PM ET, March 8, 2008


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Mead Gruver / Associated Press:
Obama beats Clinton in Wyoming caucuses  —  CASPER, Wyo. - Sen. Barack Obama captured the Wyoming Democratic caucuses Saturday, seizing a bit of momentum in the close, hard-fought race with rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton for the party's presidential nomination.
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Obama Wins Wyoming Caucuses  —  CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Senator Barack Obama continued his string of victories in caucus states on Saturday, beating Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Wyoming by a wide margin.  —  The victory, while in a state with only 18 delegates, was welcome news for the Obama campaign …
Obama takes Wyoming caucus, CNN projects  —  CHEYENNE, Wyoming (CNN) — Presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has won the Wyoming Democratic caucus, CNN projected Saturday.  —  Obama led rival Sen. Hillary Clinton at 59 percent to 40 percent, with 96 percent of precincts reporting.
PocketNines / Daily Kos:
Wyoming Watch: How to Scorekeep the Wyoming Caucuses [UPDATING]  —  It's Saturday, March 8, and the significant state of Wyoming - one of 50 states that matter - is going to the polls.  —  Consider this both a “how to scorekeep” and live thread, for those in attendance who have returned.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Obama Wins Wyoming Caucuses
John McCormick / The Swamp:
AP calls Wyoming for Barack Obama
Dotcomabc / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Calls A Hillary/Obama Ticket An ‘Almost Unstoppable Force’  —  ABC's Sarah Amos reports: While Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both taking the day off from campaigning, Hillary's number one surrogate and husband, Bill Clinton, is spending the day in Mississippi …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
DEMS TAKE OLD HASTERT SEAT  —  The AP has called the race in the Illinois 14th for Democrat Bill Foster.  —  With more than 96% of precincts reporting, Foster has a 52-48 lead over big-spending GOP candidate Jim Oberweis.  —  Think Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK) is having fun yet as chairman of the NRCC?
Discussion: Shakesville
Deanna Bellandi / Associated Press:
Dem. wins election to fill Hastert seat  —  CHICAGO - A longtime Republican district fell to the Democrats Saturday when a scientist snatched former House Speaker Dennis Hastert's congressional seat in a closely watched special election.  —  Democrat Bill Foster won 52 percent of the vote compared …
Chris Good / The Hill:
Chabot's office apologizes for apparently breaking House rules in campaign e-mail
Elisa Hahn / KING-TV:
Local girl makes unexpected appearance in Hillary ad  —  BONNEY LAKE, Wash. - The political ad that sparked nationwide controversy turns out to have a surprising local connection.  —  One of the actors in the Hillary Clinton ad was shocked to see herself, especially because she's a fierce supporter of Barack Obama.
Lawrence K. Altman, M.D. / New York Times:
On the Campaign Trail, Few Mentions of McCain's Bout With Melanoma  —  Along with his signature bright white hair, the most striking aspects of Senator John McCain's physical appearance are his puffy left cheek and the scar that runs down the back of his neck.
Karina / The Gavel:
President Bush Vetoes Prohibition on Torture  —  This morning, President Bush announced he vetoed the House and Senate passed Intelligence Authorization bill because it extended the prohibition on the use of waterboarding and other harsh coercive interrogation techniques that currently applies …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Rep. Steve King smears Obama's name says: the al-Qaida, and the radical Islamists and their supporters, will be dancing in the streets in greater numbers than they did on September 11  —  By: John Amato @ 11:40 AM - PST  —  And you thought it would only be the walkie-talkie type Bill Cunningham's …
Discussion: Macsmind and Bang the Drum
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
Clinton Has Only One Plausible Path to the Nomination  —  Barack Obama won 11 out of 11 primaries and caucuses from Super Tuesday to Feb. 19.  Hillary Clinton won three out of four contests on March 4.  —  Suddenly, the look and feel of the Democratic presidential race were different.
John A. Nagl / Washington Post:
We Can't Win These Wars on Our Own  —  It's now my job to train U.S. military advisers who are embedded in the Iraqi and Afghan security forces — which often gets me thinking back to my time fighting in 2004 in Iraq's Anbar province, and the death of Lt. Col. Suleyman.
Discussion: abu muqawama
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Hillary Isn't the Monster  —  I was at first relieved to learn that Senator Barack Obama had chosen Samantha Power as a foreign policy advisor.  Her book A Problem from Hell: America and the Age of Genocide is hardly wishy-washy or leftist, and I concur with Max Boot that it could have been written by a neoconservative.
Discussion: alicublog
Ashley Parker / New York Times:
Washington Doesn't Sleep Here  —  WHERE we're blogging from:  —  It's Tuesday night in a two-story row house on Florida Avenue, near the nightlife of the U Street corridor, as the Texas and Ohio primary returns pour in.  —  10:36 p.m. Brief discussion of who has weirder eyebrows — Keith Olbermann or David Gregory.
Discussion: Unfogged and toohotfortnr
Walden Siew / Reuters:
Banks face “systemic margin call,” $325 billion hit: JPM  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street banks are facing a “systemic margin call” that may deplete banks of $325 billion of capital due to deteriorating subprime U.S. mortgages, JPMorgan Chase & Co (JPM.N: Quote, Profile, Research), said in a report late on Friday.
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Seeing an End to the Good Times (Such as They Were)  —  If history is a reliable guide, the recession of 2008 is now unavoidable.  —  The dismal jobs report released Friday showed overall employment to be lower than it was three months ago.  Every time such a slump has occurred since the early 1970s …
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