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8:30 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 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 …
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
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 Corner
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
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.
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 …
The Huffington Post:
Obama Wins Proxy War Versus McCain
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 …
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
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.
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.
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
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Michael Calderone / The Politico:
McCain not always chummy with the press
Discussion: marbury
Nigel Farndale / Telegraph:
I can't always choose who I sleep with
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
Discussion: Don Surber
E.J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Culture Wars? How 2004.
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
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard:
The Veepstakes  —  There's an obvious winner.
 Earlier Items: 
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Jonathan Pitts / Baltimore Sun:
Right at home  —  Michelle Malkin may seem like any mild …
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Suzanne Smalley / Newsweek:
‘A Common Experience’
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PRIMARY COLLARS....UPDATED....A couple of days ago I wondered aloud …
Discussion: Angry Bear and TalkLeft
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Obama and the Pet Rock
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
How government makes things worse