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9:25 AM ET, March 10, 2008


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New York Times:
Sniping by Her Aides Hurt Clinton's Image as Manager  —  WASHINGTON — The morning after Senator Barack Obama shook the Clinton campaign by winning five contests in one weekend, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's new campaign manager — Maggie Williams, who had taken over in a shake-up the night before …
Bill Nelson / Wall Street Journal:
Florida Deserves a Revote  —  We have been immersed for months in great debates about the economy, Iraq and health care.  Now, with two outstanding Democratic candidates battling down to the wire for their party's presidential nomination, we face an issue fundamental in our democracy: the right to vote.
Discussion: Don Surber
Chris / TVNewser:
Tucker Canceled; Other Programming Changes Ahead  —  Insiders tell TVNewser Tucker Carlson's 6pmET show Tucker is getting the axe, but Carlson stays on as a political contributor to all MSNBC shows at least through the 2008 election.  The official announcement, expected tomorrow …
Juliet Eilperin / Washington Post:
Carbon Output Must Near Zero To Avert Danger, New Studies Say  —  The task of cutting greenhouse gas emissions enough to avert a dangerous rise in global temperatures may be far more difficult than previous research suggested, say scientists who have just published studies indicating …
The Politico:
House GOP funk worsens  —  For National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Tom Cole (Okla.), every week seems to bring a new set of problems.  On Saturday night, things got even worse.  —  With Democrat Bill Foster's victory in the Illinois 14th District special election …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Democrats Confident After Taking Hastert's Seat
Discussion: Daily Kos
The Huffington Post:
Obama Wins Proxy War Versus McCain
Seth Grahame-Smith / The Huffington Post:
The Monster: A Loyal Clinton Soldier Turns in His Badge  —  She has no idea.  —  She has no idea how many times I defended her.  How many right-leaning friends and relatives I battled with.  How many times I played down her shady business deals and penchant for scandals …
Discussion: The Newshoggers and The Corner
Palestinian Authority Daily: Killer of eight young men is Holy Martyr- Shahid  —  Action should cost PA $150 million in US aid  —  Mahmoud Abbas's official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the killer of the eight high school students gunned down this week with the status of Shahid - Holy Islamic Martyr.
Randall Stross / New York Times:
They Criticized Vista.  And They Should Know.  —  ONE year after the birth of Windows Vista, why do so many Windows XP users still decline to “upgrade”?  —  Microsoft says high prices have been the deterrent.  Last month, the company trimmed prices on retail packages of Vista, trying to entice consumers to overcome their reluctance.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Brad Schiller / Wall Street Journal:
The Inequality Myth  —  Class warfare is once again a campaign theme.  The Democratic candidates are railing against the “tax cuts for the rich,” lamenting the stagnation of middle-class incomes, and decrying the deepening woes of the poor.  In her January response to President Bush's State …
Discussion: Tapscott's Copy Desk and Hot Air
Gary Pettus / Clarion-Ledger:
Mississippi Dems' enthusiasm high  —  Campaign harkens to spirit of '76  —  What did these three things have in common in 1976: gasoline prices, recession fears and the Mississippi Democratic Party?  —  Answer: They all were soaring.  —  And 2008 is beginning to look a little like '76 …
Discussion: Washington Post and The Page
Karl / protein wisdom:
Dems 2008: Howard Dean still crazy after all these years?  —  At Condé Nast's Portfolio, Matt Cooper claims that Howard Dean may have gotten a bad rap for that scream in 2004, but has been a “mess” as chairman of the Democratic National Committee.  —  He argues that Dean …
William Kristol / New York Times:
McCain's Daunting Task  —  Buried inside Sunday's papers was a noteworthy election result.  In a special election to replace former Speaker Dennis Hastert, an Illinois Republican, first-time Democratic candidate Bill Foster emerged victorious.  George Bush easily carried the district in 2004 …
Discussion: Power Line and TBogg
Simon Perry / Daily Mail:
Olympics clean-up Chinese style: Inside Beijing's shocking death camp for cats  —  Thousands of pet cats in Beijing are being abandoned by their owners and sent to die in secretive government pounds as China mounts an aggressive drive to clean up the capital in preparation for the Olympic Games.
Alan Feuer / New York Times:
Aversion to Death Penalty, but No Lack of Cases  —  They are an ignominious bunch: two Bronx heroin dealers who murdered an informant, a father and son who killed three people in a drug deal, a Brooklyn gangster hired in the killing of a husband for the victim's wife.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
Obama and the Bigots  —  The ugliest prejudices in this campaign season …
Associated Press:
AP probe finds drugs in drinking water
Discussion: Shakesville
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
McCain not always chummy with the press
Discussion: marbury and News Hounds
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
A Famous Enigma  —  This is the second in a series: The Rise of the Counterinsurgents
Larry Margasak / Associated Press:
AP: Water makes US troops in Iraq sick
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Culture Wars? How 2004.
Associated Press:
As Dems fight, McCain vies for spotlight
Discussion: MyDD
Mona Charen / The Corner:
Hillary as Veep?  —  I was just on the John Batchelor radio program.
Discussion: American Street and Redstate
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Jonathan Pitts / Baltimore Sun:
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