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10:25 PM ET, March 8, 2008

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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.
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Dotcomabc / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Calls A Hillary/Obama Ticket An ‘Almost Unstoppable Force’  —  ABC's Sarah Amos reports: While Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama are both taking the day off from campaigning, Hillary's number one surrogate and husband, Bill Clinton, is spending the day in Mississippi …
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Obama Wins Wyoming Caucuses  —  CHEYENNE, Wyo. — Senator Barack Obama continued his string of victories in caucus states on Saturday, beating Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Wyoming by a wide margin.  —  The victory, while in a state with only 18 delegates, was welcome news for the Obama campaign …
CNN:
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.
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Wyoming Democratic Caucus: Obama Wins  —  Final Update: 100% now in, Teton went for Obama, final delegate count, Obama 187.5, Hillary 129.5, Uncommitted 2.  —  Update: Obama wins Sheridan, only Teton left, and that should go to Obama as well.  —  Update: Last five caucus results now coming in.
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.
CNN:   Bill Clinton: A Clinton-Obama ticket would be ‘unstoppable’
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Obama Wins Wyoming Caucuses
John McCormick / The Swamp:
AP calls Wyoming for Barack Obama
Karina / The Gavel:
President Bush Vetoes Prohibition on Torture  —  This morning, President Bush announced he vetoed the House and Senate passed Intelligence Authorization bill because it extended the prohibition on the use of waterboarding and other harsh coercive interrogation techniques that currently applies …
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Associated Press:
Bush vetoes bill banning waterboarding
Discussion: The RBC and TalkLeft
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.
Lawrence K. Altman, M.D. / New York Times:
On the Campaign Trail, Few Mentions of McCain's Bout With Melanoma  —  Along with his signature bright white hair, the most striking aspects of Senator John McCain's physical appearance are his puffy left cheek and the scar that runs down the back of his neck.
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.
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: Macsmind and Bang the Drum
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John A. Nagl / Washington Post:
We Can't Win These Wars on Our Own  —  It's now my job to train U.S. military advisers who are embedded in the Iraqi and Afghan security forces — which often gets me thinking back to my time fighting in 2004 in Iraq's Anbar province, and the death of Lt. Col. Suleyman.
Discussion: abu muqawama
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James Kimberly / Chicago Tribune:
Vote today, but it's just round one  —  An intense and expensive monthlong campaign to replace retired House Speaker Dennis Hastert in Congress culminates with an unusual Saturday special election in the far western suburbs.  —  Republican dairy owner Jim Oberweis, Democratic physicist Bill Foster …
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Chris Good / The Hill:
Chabot's office apologizes for apparently breaking House rules in campaign e-mail
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
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.
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 …
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
David Leonhardt / New York Times:
Seeing an End to the Good Times (Such as They Were)  —  If history is a reliable guide, the recession of 2008 is now unavoidable.  —  The dismal jobs report released Friday showed overall employment to be lower than it was three months ago.  Every time such a slump has occurred since the early 1970s …
 
 
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