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7:40 PM ET, March 8, 2008


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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Wyoming Democratic Caucus: Obama Wins  —  Update: Obama wins Sheridan, only Teton left, and that should go to Obama as well.  —  Update: Last five caucus results now coming in.  Hillary wins Weston County.  Obama won Big Horn and Johnson.  Only Sheridan and Teton are left.
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.
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.
Obama takes lead in Wyoming  —  Party strains to accommodate crowds; candidates seek boost for Mississippi  —  CASPER, Wyo. - Barack Obama was the projected winner in Wyoming's Democratic caucuses on Saturday, clenching a majority of the 12 delegates, NBC News declared.
Discussion: CNN
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Obama Wins Wyoming Caucuses
John McCormick / The Swamp:
AP calls Wyoming for Barack Obama
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.
Bill Clinton: A Clinton-Obama ticket would be ‘unstoppable’  —  (CNN) — Even as Hillary Clinton's campaign attacked her rival, Barack Obama, for failing to “deliver on his promises,” her husband, former President Bill Clinton said Saturday that a joint ticket pairing the two would be “almost unstoppable.”
Kathleen Gray / Detroit Free Press:
Michigan do-over election hits a new wall  —  Obama rejects Granholm idea, state party says  —  The obstacles to a do-over election to pick Michigan's delegates to the Democratic National Convention seemed to grow Friday, after Sen. Barack Obama's presidential campaign officials told …
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
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Mehlman, Rove boost McCain campaign  —  John McCain is getting much more than President Bush's endorsement and fundraising help for his campaign.  He's getting Bush's staff.  —  It's no secret that Steve Schmidt, Bush's attack dog in the 2004 election, and Mark McKinnon …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The O'Reilly Factor: Karl Rove Points To McCain's Adopted Daughter …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and
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: Bang the Drum
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.
New York Times:
Obama in Senate: Star Power, Minor Role  —  Senator Barack Obama stood before Washington's elite at the spring dinner of the storied Gridiron Club.  In self-parody, he ticked off his accomplishments, little more than a year after arriving in town.  —  “I've been very blessed,” Mr. Obama told the crowd assembled in March 2006.
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Page
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tucker Carlson unintentionally reveals the role of the American press  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  The most interesting part of the controversy over Obama advisor Samantha Power's referring to Hillary Clinton as a “monster” — one might say the only interesting part …
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.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard and Power Line
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