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12:35 PM ET, March 13, 2008

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Fox News:
Obama's Spiritual Mentor May Put Church in Hot Water  —  CHICAGO - Barack Obama's controversial pastor and the church he's served for 36 years may be in hot water over statements he has made from the pulpit in support of the Illinois senator's run for the White House.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Wright on film  —  Sure does feel like we're plunging into the abyss tonight.  —  Fox just posted a big Jeremiah Wright story, and the video is pretty gripping, and deeply racially confrontational.  He begins by describing the Romans, who crucified Jesus, as Italians, and thus white, and more or less goes from there.
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Clinton Apologizes to Black Voters … WASHINGTON (AP) - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton did something Wednesday night that she almost never does.  She apologized.  And once she started, she didn't seem able to stop.  —  The New York senator, who is in a tight race with Illinois Sen. Barack …
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The Huffington Post:
Olbermann Slams Clinton in Special Comment: “You Are Campaigning As If Barack Obama Were The Democrat And You Were The Republican”  —  Tonight, as promised, Keith Olbermann attacked Senator Hillary Clinton in a ten-minute “Special Comment,” saying that he was not endorsing Barack Obama but that …
NPR:
The Role of Race  —  While race inevitably has emerged as a campaign issue, Clinton says that she wants the Democratic presidential campaign to be about the candidates' records, experience and positions on the issue.  —  A Clinton fundraiser and supporter, Geraldine Ferraro …
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Support for war effort highest since 2006  —  American public support for the military effort in Iraq has reached a high point unseen since the summer of 2006, a development that promises to reshape the political landscape.  —  According to late February polling conducted by the Pew Research Center …
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Kenneth Thiesen / Berkeley Daily Planet:
Commentary: Why I Don't Support the Troops  —  In the recent political battle around the Marine recruiting station in Berkeley there has been much confusion around the concept or slogan of “supporting the troops,” but opposing the unjust wars of the Bush regime.
Detroit Free Press:
Democrats propose do-over primary paid for by donors  —  LANSING — As negotiators continued to work Wednesday on developing an acceptable plan for a possible do-over Democratic presidential primary in Michigan, the prospect of a state-run — but party-funded — primary was raised …
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Ben Smith / The Politico:   Fla. Dems propose June 3 re-vote
Jackie Calmes / Wall Street Journal:
McCain, GOP May Have Cause for Hope  —  Latest Poll Helps Detail Reasons the Democrats Remain Deadlocked  —  Rarely have the stars aligned so squarely against the party in power in elections for the White House as it has for Republicans, the latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll bears out.
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: THE GREAT '08 PARADOX
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Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Bush Warns House on Surveillance  —  WASHINGTON — With the House poised to vote today on electronic surveillance legislation that the White House has said falls far short of its requirements, President Bush warned legislators strongly Thursday morning against passing what he called …
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
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Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:   Tempers Flare on FISA
Thomas Heath / Washington Post:
Carlyle Fund's Assets Seized  —  Leaders Fail to Stop Securities Sell-Off  —  A publicly traded affiliate of the Carlyle Group said yesterday that lenders were seizing its assets, sending the fund, Carlyle Capital, into insolvency.  —  The collapse of Carlyle Capital is the first time a Carlyle Group fund …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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Bloomberg:
Carlyle Capital Nears Collapse as Rescue Talks Fail
Discussion: Redstate and Economics Blog
Plain Dealer / OPENERS:
Former Ohio senator Howard Metzenbaum dies in Florida  —  Howard M. Metzenbaum, who retired in 1994 after 19 years in the Senate, died tonight at 9:15 at home in Florida.  He was 90.  —  Juanita Powe, his assistant for 45 years, said his wife and four daughters were with him.
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Michelle Malkin:
Hot Air TV: Sen. John Kerry confronted about Winter Soldier II  —  Grab the popcorn.  We've got another joint YAF/Hot Air TV production for you, just in time for the anti-war confab known as “Winter Soldier II” that kicks off in Washington, D.C. tomorrow and runs through Sunday.
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
It's not him  —  The Spitzer shocker . . .  Just who is Client No. 10?  —  Who is the procurer of prostitutes from Chicago who is mentioned anonymously in an unsealed FBI affidavit filed by the feds detailing operations of the Emperors Club, a sex-for-hire shop that allegedly ensnared embattled New York.
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