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10:00 AM ET, March 8, 2008

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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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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Obama Camp Sees Fine Line in Hitting Back  —  CASPER, Wyo. — Since opening his presidential bid 14 months ago, Senator Barack Obama of Illinois has answered many questions about his candidacy.  —  Can he turn inspiration into votes?  Yes.  Can he raise money?  Yes.
Robin Abcarian / Los Angeles Times:
Wyoming Democrats bask in the political spotlight  —  With visits by Obama and the Clinton clan in advance of today's caucuses, the state's underdogs find they're actually players.  —  CHEYENNE, WYO. — The headline in the Casper Star-Tribune the other day pretty much said it all …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Power Resigns After Calling Clinton a ‘Monster’
Discussion: The Caucus and American Power
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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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 …
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Shane Harris / ShaneHarris.net Blog:
Interview: John Brennan
Discussion: Hot Air
Weekly Standard:
Samantha Power, Cuban humor, etc.  —  Samantha Power last week completed what might have been the most ill-starred book tour since the invention of movable type.  A Harvard professor and foreign policy writer who won a Pulitzer for her 2003 study of genocides, A Problem from Hell …
Discussion: Power Line
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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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Jeet Heer / Guardian Unlimited:
Obama's Canadian enemies
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.
Jeffrey Bell / Weekly Standard:
The Politics of a Failed Presidency  —  How John McCain and the Republican party should deal with the Bush record.  —  The failure of the Bush presidency is the dominant fact of American politics today.  It has driven every facet of Democratic political strategy since early 2006 …
Discussion: Power Line
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 …
Karl / protein wisdom:
TPM: Josh Marshall goes meta, teaches a useful lesson  —  One of the recurring themes in my guest posts (and comments) is that bloggers and commenters should always keep in mind that they are like “high information” voters and that others simply do not pay as much attention as we do to politics and policy.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Let's talk about the new McCain ad.  —  I think this is a brilliant ad.  It seems to be speeding into the future, with flashy visuals that remind me a little of the last episode of “6 Feet Under,” when Claire drives off into the desert toward her future and the whole future of all the characters unfolds.
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.
 
 
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James Hamilton / Econbrowser:
Commodity prices and the Fed
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA CAMP: ‘DIFFERENT STANDARD’ FOR HRC
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New York Post:
LESSONS FROM THE GENERAL  —  BIG RAY ODIERNO RETURNS FROM IRAQ
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.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Post Of The Day  —  Speaking for me only.  —  I tell you …
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Joseph Curl / Washington Times:
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A plan to raise soft money to pay for a second Florida Democratic …
 

 
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Charlotte Klein / Vanity Fair:
Sources: NYT managers launched a leak probe after The Intercept revealed internal debate over a yet-to-air episode of The Daily about Hamas and sexual violence

Sara Fischer / Axios:
The Washington Post's Taylor Lorenz is launching Power User, a weekly Vox Media video podcast on trends shaping the internet and tech landscape, on March 21

Matthew Keys / The Desk:
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