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5:35 PM ET, March 9, 2008

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James Kimberly / Chicago Tribune:
Foster takes seat from GOP  —  Democrat to succeed Hastert in Republican stronghold  —  In a stunning upset Saturday that could be a sign of trouble for Republicans this fall, a little-known Democratic physicist won the special election for a far west suburban congressional seat long held by former GOP House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Feith at war; Bush in song (and hat)  —  BREAKING NEWS - “AP Exclusive: U.S. troops may have become sick in Iraq from contaminated water” - The Pentagon inspector general says dozens of U.S. troops in Iraq fell sick at bases using “unmonitored and potentially unsafe” water supplied by contractor KBR …
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Foster's win spells trouble for GOP in House, Illinois
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Emptywheel:
Dougie's Rant  —  I'm less interested in the news that Dougie Feith …
Discussion: The Impolitic
Zachary A. Goldfarb / The Talk:
Mich., Fla. Dilemma Consumes Democrats  —  Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, warned today that a divisive nomination battle could cost Democrats the presidency in November.  —  “[T]he only thing that can beat us is that we're divided,” Dean said on ABC's “This Week.”
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John Dunbar / Associated Press:
Fla. mail-in primary plan gains traction
Discussion: Hot Air and The New Editor
Kate Santich / Chicago Tribune:   U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson supports mail-in primary for Florida
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Monster Mash  —  I was covered in barbecue sauce, somewhere over Texas, when Barack Obama loped down the aisle of the plane to chat with reporters.  —  I felt guilty, because I had been covering his speeches urging parents to make their kids give up chips and Popeyes.
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Olivia Ward / Toronto Star:
Ten worst countries for women  —  In spite of real progress around the globe, the bedrock problems that have dogged women for centuries remain  —  The image of the 21st century woman is confident, prosperous, glowing with health and beauty.  —  But for many of the 3.3 billion female occupants …
Times of London:
Hamas wages Iran's proxy war on Israel  —  A Hamas leader admits hundreds of his fighters have travelled to Tehran  —  The Hamas commander was in a hurry.  Hunched forward in a navy-blue parka, with the wind-chapped skin and drawn eyes of someone who had been outdoors all night, he had just returned from the front line with Israel.
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L. Brent Bozell / Washington Post:
From the Right, He Looks Too Blue  —  Think real conservatives will vote for John McCain?  Don't count on it.  —  The conservative talk-show community?  Don't mind them — they're irrelevant.  —  This message from John McCain surrogates and other members of the political class is filling the airwaves and op-ed pages.
JTA:
Clinton campaign drops Celebi  —  The Clinton campaign is no longer taking contributions from a Turkish American who financed a film that depicted an American Jew trading in Iraqi body parts.  —  Mehmet Celebi had been listed on the presidential campaign website of U.S. Sen. Hilalry Rodham Clinton …
Discussion: Fox News and Political Punch
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
How government makes things worse  —  WHAT DO ethanol and the subprime mortgage meltdown have in common?  Each is a good reminder of that most powerful of unwritten decrees, the Law of Unintended Consequences - and of the all-too-frequent tendency of solutions imposed by the state to exacerbate the harms they were meant to solve.
Discussion: Solomonia
Tina Brown / Newsweek:
Hillary and the Invisible Women  —  Up Against the Wall: Clinton is at her best when things look grim, as they did before the Texas vote, when her traveling press corps was stashed in a men's room … Hillary Clinton's run-up to the Texas and Ohio primaries was the political equivalent of Hell Week for a Navy SEAL.
Dallas Morning News:
Many Obama voters ignored other Texas primary races  —  wslater@dallasnews.com; gjeffers@dallasnews.com  —  Backers of both Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton turned out with passionate support for their candidate in last week's Texas primary.  But once they got in the voting booth, they did something different.
Discussion: TalkLeft and TRAIL BLAZERS
Gwynnie / Maggie's Farm:
Major Brian Shul: “I loved that jet”  —  This piece by Major Shul came in over the transom:  —  In April 1986, following an attack on American soldiers in a Berlin disco, President Reagan ordered the bombing of Muammar Qaddafi's terrorist camps in Libya.  My duty was to fly over Libya …
 
 
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PRIMARY COLLARS....UPDATED....A couple of days ago I wondered aloud …
Discussion: TalkLeft and PolySigh
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Oklahoma State Rep. Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade
David Olinger / Denver Post:
Obama wows Casper; Clinton next
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Obama and the Pet Rock
Ryan Lizza / New Yorker:
THE IRON LADY  —  The Clinton campaign returns from the dead, again.
Discussion: The New Republic
Cliff May / The Corner:
George Orwell, Call Your Office
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Playing Favorites? Don't Be So Sure.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Julian Sanchez:
Substandard  —  It's a sign of the amount of raw misinformation …
Discussion: The New Republic
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Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China
Discussion: PrairiePundit and Don Surber
Jonny Paul / Jerusalem Post:
Feiglin banned from entering Britain
Karl / protein wisdom:
Election 2008: Falling down on the Hispanic vote
Discussion: The Impolitic and USA Today
Ryan Sabey / News of the World:
Terror moles at the Met
Reuters:
Bush yearns for Texas in rare singing performance
Discussion: The Page
Associated Press:
AP Exclusive: US troops may have become sick in Iraq from contaminated water
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Influential Democrats Waiting to Choose Sides
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Hillary Clinton And Rwanda