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2:55 PM ET, March 10, 2008


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Danny Hakim / New York Times:
Spitzer Is Linked to Prostitution Ring  —  ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been involved in a prostitution ring, an administration official said this morning.  —  Mr. Spitzer, who was huddled with his top aides early this afternoon …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama replies with scorn to HRC veep plan  —  My colleague Carrie Budoff Brown e-mails from Columbus, Miss., with Obama's response to the Clintons' flotation of the notion that he could be her veep: scorn. … Obama was responding to comments from Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson …
Discussion: Trailhead
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.
Mark Interviews Bill Clinton / TPMCafe:
WTF? Bill Clinton on Rush Limbaugh Show Day of TX Primary
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
Chris / TVNewser:
David Gregory To Anchor 6pm Show on MSNBC  —  First on TVNewser: NBC News chief White House correspondent David Gregory is being tapped to anchor a new MSNBC program called Race for the White House.  Gregory will take over the 6pmET time slot from Tucker Carlson who remains with the network …
Discussion: Eschaton, Gawker and Crooks and Liars
Peter Smith / The Huffington Post:   NBC - Give Tucker Carlson Russert's Meet The Press Chair
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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
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.
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 …
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.
Wall Street Journal:
The Chávez Democrats  —  What is it about Democrats and Hugo Chávez?  Even as the Venezuelan strongman was threatening war last week against Colombia, Congress was threatening to hand him a huge strategic victory by spurning Colombia's free trade overtures to the U.S.
Discussion: Redstate and PrairiePundit
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Melanie Roussell / U.S. House Judiciary Committee:
House Judiciary Committee Files Suit Against Administration to Enforce Subpoenas
Don Surber:
Two Americas  —  The one the Obamas live in and the one for the rest of us.
Discussion: The Corner
Anabel Lee / American Prospect:
Justice Denied for Battered Immigrant Women
Discussion: Kay Steiger
Greg Miller / Los Angeles Times:
Senate panel critiques prewar claims by White House
Jason Zengerle / The New Republic:
Tina Does Hillary
Suzanne Sataline / Wall Street Journal:
Obama Pastors' Sermons May Violate Tax Laws
Discussion: The Swamp and Hot Air
Pete Winn / CNSNews:
High School Offers Homosexual Porn, Parents Complain
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Spokesperson Hedges: Obama Has Not Passed Commander …
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
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Matthew Yglesias:
The Cost of Egotism  —  Were Hillary Clinton not determined …
Discussion: Unfogged
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 …
Brad Schiller / Wall Street Journal:
The Inequality Myth  —  Class warfare is once again a campaign theme.