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1:45 PM ET, March 10, 2008


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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 …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Clinton Went On Limbaugh?  —  You may have missed it - almost everyone missed it - but Bill Clinton was on Rush Limbaugh's show the day of the Texas primary.  You can hear the radio here.  Limbaugh himself was sick that day, apparently, but he had already urged Republicans to cross over to keep Hillary Clinton in the race.
Discussion: Times of London and Donklephant
Mark Interviews Bill Clinton / TPMCafe:
WTF? Bill Clinton on Rush Limbaugh Show Day of TX Primary
Discussion: Prairie Weather
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 …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Putting The Hastert Seat Loss in Context  —  Republicans' defeat in last Saturday's special election to replace former House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R-Ill.) was stunning on its face but the implications of the contest are potentially far-reaching and critical in understanding the coming November elections.
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 …
Tom Schaller / American Prospect:
FOR THE THOUSANDTH TIME: BLACKS ALREADY TURN OUT AT HIGH RATES AND VOTE OVERWHELMINGLY DEMOCRATIC IN THE SOUTH.  —  In the past 18 months since my book was published, I feel like I have had to repeat nearly a thousand times that the “problem” of blacks not turning out to vote in the South …
Richard Fausset / Los Angeles Times:
For Obama, and Clinton too  —  YAZOO CITY, MISS — .
Discussion: Clarion-Ledger and MSNBC
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Favored Over Clinton in Mississippi
Discussion: Washington Post and The Caucus
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
MSNBC cancels ‘Tucker’  —  Tucker Carlson's MSNBC show “Tucker” has been canceled, with an announcement from the network coming tomorrow.  —  I spoke with Carlson this evening, and the host confirmed reports on media blogs in the past few days about the show getting canceled.
Peter Smith / The Huffington Post:   NBC - Give Tucker Carlson Russert's Meet The Press Chair
Michael Yon / Online Magazine:
Guitar Heros  —  Guitar Heroes … Men crept in darkness to plant a bomb.  They moved in an area where last year I was helping to collect fallen American soldiers from the battlefield.  —  Terrorists.  The ones who murder children in front of their parents.  The ones who take drugs and rape women and boys.
Discussion: PrairiePundit
New York Magazine:
John Heilemann and Joe Trippi Discuss the Democratic Primary Race Over Instant Messenger  —  Last night, Democratic strategist Joe Trippi sat down to discuss the Democratic primary with New York's John Heilemann from his home on the eastern shore of Maryland.
Discussion: Political Insider
Richard Owen / Times of London:
Seven new deadly sins: are you guilty?  —  Drug pushers, the obscenely rich, environmental polluters and “manipulative” genetic scientists beware - you may be in danger of losing your mortal soul unless you repent.  —  After 1,500 years the Vatican has brought the seven deadly sins up to date …
Siobhan Gorman / Wall Street Journal:
NSA's Domestic Spying Grows As Agency Sweeps Up Data  —  Terror Fight Blurs  —  Line Over Domain;  —  WASHINGTON, D.C. — Five years ago, Congress killed an experimental Pentagon antiterrorism program meant to vacuum up electronic data about people in the U.S. to search for suspicious patterns.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
O'HANLON'S BACK.  —  I don't really know enough about Iraq to adjudicate a debate between Spencer Ackerman and Michael O'Hanlon.  But it certainly seems to me that the New York Times shouldn't simply be reprinting O'Hanlon's “benchmarks” without giving readers some way to evaluate whether they're worth listening to.
New York Times:
2 Clinton Backers Offer a Way to Stage New Primaries  —  Two of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's biggest supporters, who are also two of the Democratic Party's most successful fund-raisers, have offered to help raise millions of dollars to stage new primaries in Florida and Michigan.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
The Top 10 Reasons Bloggers Don't Succeed  —  Last week, the Blogging While Female article that I did touched on, in passing, some recommendations for bloggers who want to become more successful.  I heard from a few people that they wanted to hear more on that topic and although …
Discussion: small dead animals
Michael J. Totten:
In the Villages of Al Anbar  —  ANBAR PROVINCE, IRAQ - The Iraqi town of Al Farris looks like a model Soviet city up close and a rounded square from the sky.  Saddam Hussein built it to house workers in the now-defunct weapons factory to the east, and they live in neighborhoods called City 1, City 2, City 3, City 4, and City 5.
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
CONDIMENT … Last Tuesday night, after Vermont, Rhode Island, Ohio, and Texas gave John S. McCain the delegates he needed to clinch his party's Presidential nomination, good-fellowship reigned—among Republicans, that is.  “Senator McCain has run an honorable campaign, because he's an honorable man …
Discussion: The Raw Story and Unfogged
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Pete Winn / CNSNews:
High School Offers Homosexual Porn, Parents Complain
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
The Trouble With A Personality Based Movement
Megan Hustad / New York Times:
The Office Phone Call Was Music to the Ears
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
Discussion: Washington Monthly
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
BUFFOONERY ALERT  —  Rep. Steve King (R-IA) went on Fox News yesterday …
Discussion: Slog
Mickey Kaus / Slate:
McCain's Not Unhinged!
Discussion: Centerfield
Matthew Yglesias:
The Cost of Egotism  —  Were Hillary Clinton not determined …
Discussion: Unfogged
 Earlier Items: 
Wall Street Journal:
The Chávez Democrats
Discussion: Redstate and PrairiePundit
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
GOP Pork, Imperiled By McCain
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
One Clinton Hometown Sees Her in Images Befitting a '50s Movie
Joel Achenbach / Washington Post:
McCain Sees Pork Where Scientists See Success
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Face-Slap Theory  —  Friday's employment report …
Discussion: The New Republic
New York Times:
McCain Uses Breathing Room to Focus on Coffers
Brad Schiller / Wall Street Journal:
The Inequality Myth  —  Class warfare is once again a campaign theme.