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3:25 PM ET, March 8, 2008


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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 …
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD:
Obama's strategy to deny MI & FL
Discussion: TalkLeft and Taylor Marsh
Mark Halperin / The Page:
Transcript of Carville on CNN's “The Situation Room”
Discussion: TalkLeft
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Bush Vetoes Bill That Would Limit Interrogations  —  WASHINGTON — Despite Congressional efforts to force a change in course, President Bush further cemented his legacy of establishing strong executive powers Saturday, giving the Central Intelligence Agency broad latitude to use harsh interrogation techniques …
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
Bush Announces Veto of Waterboarding Ban  —  President Bush said Saturday that he has vetoed legislation meant to ban the CIA from using waterboarding and other harsh interrogation tactics because it “would take away one of the most valuable tools on the war on terror.”
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.
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 …
Jacob Heilbrunn / The Washington Independent:
When Advocate Turns Advisor  —  In telling a Scottish newspaper that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton is “a monster,” Samantha Power, who is a professor at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School and a columnist for “Time,” has become a victim of the very politics of personal destruction that Clinton …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Duncan / The Scotsman:
Obama aide quits over Scotsman interview
Jeet Heer / Guardian Unlimited:
Obama's Canadian enemies
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
Russ Mitchell / Spencer Daily Reporter:
King announced bid for fourth term  —  U.S. Rep. Steve King on Friday announced his bid for a fourth term in Congress — and he raised some eyebrows with comments about National Security under a potential Barack Obama administration.  —  King held major press events in Sioux City and Council Bluffs as part of his announcement tour.
James Beltran / Associated Press:
Lawmaker: Terrorists to cheer Obama win
Tony Dokoupil / Newsweek:
The Stalemate Continues  —  Hillary Clinton has battled back to a virtual dead heat with Barack Obama, according to the latest NEWSWEEK Poll.  And on the major issue, the economy, neither candidate is pulling ahead. … Sen. Hillary Clinton's primary victories in Texas …
Washington Post:
Downside of Obama Strategy  —  Democrats in Wyoming will hold caucuses today and — following what is now a familiar pattern — are expected to give Sen. Barack Obama the majority of their 12 pledged delegates.
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Torn between 2 white liberal guilts  —  Well, we will have Hillary Clinton to kick around some more, at least for another few weeks.  The Mummy (as my radio pal Hugh Hewitt calls her) kicked open the sarcophagus door and, despite the rotting bandages dating back to Iowa, began staggering around, terrorizing folks all over again.
Discussion: PrairiePundit
Dick Cavett / NYT:
A Most Uncommon Man  —  It was my freshman year at Yale.  I was fresher than most — and from Nebraska — so just about everything I saw, heard and did that year astonished me.  —  Mr. Cecil Lang, my English teacher, ended a class one day with the words, “You might want to drop by the Law School tonight.
Wall Street Journal:
Some Asbestos Grace  —  The asbestos lawsuit blob has grown so large that many companies have simply given up fighting it.  Then there's W.R. Grace, which is on the verge of making legal history with a trial proceeding that could alter the federal asbestos bankruptcy landscape forever.
Discussion: PrairiePundit and
Chris Good / The Hill:
Chabot's office apologizes for apparently breaking House rules in campaign e-mail  —  A staffer working for Rep. Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) apparently broke House rules Friday, forwarding a request that congressional staffers send interns to the Republican National Committee (RNC) to make campaign-related phone calls.
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Farah Stockman / Boston Globe:
Obama stance on Iraq shows evolving view
Discussion: Weekly Standard and The Caucus
Dan Lothian / CNN:
GOP legislator saw little ‘bold’ about Obama
Rasmussen Reports:
Mississippi Democratic Presidential Primary
Deborah Howell / Washington Post:
The Outrage Over an Outlook Piece
Al Baker / New York Times:
Police Believe Recovered Bike Was Bomber's
San Francisco Chronicle:
Homeschoolers' setback sends shock waves through state
Edmund L. Andrews / New York Times:
Sharp Drop in Jobs Adds to Grim Economic Picture
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Anti-war judge rejects foster teen's bid to join military
Zzaki / Political Radar:
Obama: “You Won't See Me as a VP Candidate”
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Let's talk about the new McCain ad.