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9:15 AM ET, March 8, 2008

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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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Chicago Tribune:
Clinton's experience claim under scrutiny  —  Hillary Clinton may have influenced foreign policy, but evidence is scant she played pivotal role  —  WASHINGTON - Surrounded by military leaders in a Cabinet-style setting, Hillary Clinton on Thursday said she has “crossed the threshold” …
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Intel Adviser Breaks with Obama over FISA, Telecoms  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  In a new interview with National Journal magazine, an intelligence adviser to Barack Obama's presidential campaign broke with his candidate's position opposing retroactive legal protection for telecommunications companies …
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Shane Harris / ShaneHarris.net Blog:
Interview: John Brennan
Discussion: Hot Air
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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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Power Resigns After Calling Clinton a ‘Monster’
Washington Wire:
Clinton, Obama Schedule Some Down Time
Discussion: Pajamas Media
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.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Donklephant
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.
Discussion: The Confluence and Cogitamus
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.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Strike Two for the Times  —  Well, I know that people have waited for John McCain to blow his top on the campaign trail, but if this is what they wanted, I think those folks are in for some disappointment.  The New York Times and other news agencies have passed this around the blogosphere …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA CAMP: ‘DIFFERENT STANDARD’ FOR HRC  —  From NBC's Domenico Montanaro  —  The Obama campaign responded on Samantha Power's resignation and said there “seems to be a different standard in the Clinton campaign” on personal attacks.  —  “She made the right decision,” …
Discussion: Cogitamus and Don Surber
BBC:
Bush insists US not in recession  —  US President George W Bush has insisted the US is not in recession but says that he remains concerned about the economy's performance.  —  The latest US unemployment figures - released on Friday - showed the number of people laid off last month at its highest for five years.
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Philip I. Levy / AMERICAN.COM:
Doing a Job on NAFTA
Discussion: Washington Wire
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Post Of The Day  —  Speaking for me only.  —  I tell you, today is quite a day in the blogs.  Look at what Chris Bowers writes today: … Yep.  Except for those pesky Latinos and, of course those older women, and white working class men - I hate the Clinton coalition and I love …
Discussion: MyDD, Corrente, Taylor Marsh and Open Left
 
 
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LESSONS FROM THE GENERAL  —  BIG RAY ODIERNO RETURNS FROM IRAQ
Steve Huntley / Chicago Sun Times:
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Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Crossing The Threshold  —  Having taken yesterday off, I'm late on this one.
Associated Press:
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A plan to raise soft money to pay for a second Florida Democratic …
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Reuters Hits Rock Bottom
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Breaking the Final Rule