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3:15 AM ET, March 10, 2008


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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 …
New York Times:
Sniping by Aides Hurt Clinton's Image as Manager  —  WASHINGTON — The morning after Senator Barack Obama shook the Clinton campaign by winning five states in one weekend, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's new campaign manager — Maggie Williams, who had taken over in a shake-up the night before …
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 …
Gil Ronen / Arutz Sheva:
PA Daily: Mass Murderer is a Martyr  —  ( Mahmoud Abbas's official Palestinian Authority daily newspaper has honored the terrorist who gunned down eight high school students at point blank range with the status of shahid, or holy Islamic martyr.
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.
Suzanne Smalley / Newsweek:
‘A Common Experience’  —  In an interview with NEWSWEEK, the senator explains why, no matter the end result, the race is ‘win-win.’  —  Jonathan Torgovnik / Getty Images for Newsweek  —  ‘Extraordinary Movement’: Clinton bonds with supporters … An upbeat Hillary Clinton …
Rick Moran / Right Wing Nut House:
WAS THERE AN OBAMA-DALEY DEAL ON THE PRESIDENCY?  —  This is another in a series of stories that received some play in Chicago at the time it occurred but never made it past the state line for some reason.  —  It is especially curious that this story never took off nationally because far …
Discussion: Donklephant
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Obama and the Pet Rock  —  In fall 1975 I remember sitting in the Stanford student lounge watching two apparently educated and bright students compare their pet rocks, as the craze spread all over Silicon Valley and then went national.  By summer few would admit they had purchased one.
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Blue Crab Boulevard
Gallup Daily: Obama 47%, Clinton 45%  —  Based on polling conducted March 6-8, 2008  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are roughly tied in national Democratic preferences — 47% for Obama vs. 45% for Clinton — according to Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted March 6-8.
Discussion: The Swamp and TPM Election Central
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Revisiting the Four State Pledge on MI/FL Promises  —  Judging from the comments the Obama supporters are leaving on TalkLeft, it appears there's a fundamental misunderstanding on what the candidates promised and didn't promise regarding the outcomes of the Florida and Michigan primaries.
Mona Charen / The Corner:
Hillary as Veep?  —  I was just on the John Batchelor radio program.  He says that Chuck Todd, NBC News political director, has heard from Hillary's people that she would accept the number two spot on the ticket.
Discussion: American Street and Redstate
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.
Jonathan Pitts / Baltimore Sun:
Right at home  —  Michelle Malkin may seem like any mild-mannered blogger in her Baltimore-area home, but she's reviled by liberals like almost no one else online  —  Michelle Malkin has worked for Fox News for eight years and has two popular blogs that get 15.1 million page views per month.
March 9: Ed Rendell, Tom Daschle, political roundtable  —  MR. TIM RUSSERT: Our issues this Sunday: Last night Barack Obama bounces back and wins the Wyoming caucuses after Hillary Clinton's big victories Tuesday in Ohio and Texas.  What now?  For the Obama campaign, the former Senate majority leader, Tom Daschle of South Dakota.
Discussion: Open Left, Swampland, PSoTD and Taylor Marsh
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 …
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E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Culture Wars? How 2004.
Urban Infidel:
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Associated Press:
As Dems fight, McCain vies for spotlight
Discussion: MyDD
Paul Rosenberg / Open Left:
Terms of Debate  —  In my diary yesterday, “Candidate Strength …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Cogitamus
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:
Clearly Not Any Other Year  —  Tony Campbell is a unique …
Ian Welsh / Firedoglake:
How This Economy Is Going To Play Out
New York Times:
The State of Iraq: An Update
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Scott Horton / Harper's:
Alice Martin's War
Discussion: Firedoglake and Majikthise
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
Living With Bloggers  —  Very interesting story in the NYT today …
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PRIMARY COLLARS....UPDATED....A couple of days ago I wondered aloud …
Discussion: Angry Bear and TalkLeft
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Oklahoma State Rep. Goes On Anti-Gay Tirade
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Playing Favorites? Don't Be So Sure.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
How government makes things worse
Discussion: Cold Fury and Solomonia
Ariana Eunjung Cha / Washington Post:
Solar Energy Firms Leave Waste Behind in China