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6:50 PM ET, March 8, 2008

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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Wyoming Democratic Caucus: Obama Wins  —  Update: Last five caucus results now coming in.  Hillary wins Weston County.  Obama won Big Horn and Johnson.  Only Sheridan and Teton are left.  The delegate count is now at 160 for Obama, 116 for Hillary, 2 uncommitted.
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Mead Gruver / Associated Press:
Obama wins Wyo. caucuses, 12 delegates  —  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.
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.
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.
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CNN:
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.”
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 …
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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 …
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
The O'Reilly Factor: Karl Rove Points To McCain's Adopted Daughter As Example Of McCain's Worthiness  —  It is no longer possible to have your irony meter redline when Karl Rove appears on TV.  He is so beyond the pale, so completely entrenched in his alternative reality that the only thing left …
Discussion: Chicago Boyz and Democrats.com
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
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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 …
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  —  And you thought it would only be the walkie-talkie type Bill Cunningham's of the Republican Party …
Discussion: Bang the Drum
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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
Andrew Drummond / Telegraph:
John Denver karaoke sparks Thai killing spree  —  A gunman in Thailand shot-dead eight neighbours, including his brother-in-law, after tiring of their karaoke versions of popular songs, including John Denver's Country Roads.  —  Weenus Chumkamnerd, 52, put his gun to the head …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Pledged Delegates The Will Of The People?  Not Hardly  —  So we are celebrating “democracy” in Wyoming today.  The “will of the people?”  Not hardly.  Another travesty of the Democratic Party.  —  Do you know that if 8,000 voters come out in Wyoming today to select their 13 delegates …
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.
Discussion: Suburban Guerrilla
 
 
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