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9:30 PM ET, March 17, 2008


 Top Items: 
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama plans major race speech tomorrow  —  Barack Obama will give a major speech on “the larger issue of race in this campaign,” he told reporters in Monaca, PA just now.  —  He was pressed there, as he has been at recent appearances, on statements by his former pastor, Jeremiah Wright.
Ross Douthat:
Falwell and Wright  —  Ezra Klein's a smart guy, so I'm assuming this is a parody of liberal cluelessness rather than the real thing: … What horses**t.  If John McCain were an evangelical Christian and a longstanding member of Jerry Falwell's congregation, and if he had written a memoir describing …
Marc Ambinder:
Kristol Fails To Check His Sources, And So Bungles Key Fact In Anti-Obama Column  —  Bill Kristol's New York Times column about Barack Obama this morning contains a major, prejudicial error.  —  Paragraph five: … The error is in trusting the source without checking.
Lee Speigel / Political Radar:
Obama: Discussion Over Wright's ‘Stupid Statements’ Have Been a Distraction
Discussion: Spin Cycle and Cliff Schecter
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
ON DEADLINE: Obama walks arrogance line  —  WASHINGTON - Arrogance is a common vice in presidential politics.  A person must be more than a little self-important to wake up one day and say, “I belong in the Oval Office.”  —  But there's a line smart politicians don't cross — somewhere between …
USA Today:
USA TODAY/Gallup Poll: Clinton up 5 points on McCain; Obama up 2  —  If the election were held today (and yes, we know it won't be), Democratic contender Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would get 51% of the vote to Republican candidate Sen. John McCain's 46%, the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll estimates.
Discussion: The Page and Boston Globe
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Majority of Democrats prefer Obama  —  (CNN) — A majority of Democrats would like to see Barack Obama rather than Hillary Clinton win their party's presidential nomination, according to a national poll out Monday.  —  Fifty-two percent of registered Democrats questioned …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Gallup Daily: Clinton Now at 47%, Obama at 45%  —  Both Democrats run about even with McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily election tracking from March 14-16 finds Hillary Clinton's bid for the 2008 Democratic nomination supported by 47% of national Democratic voters, and Barack Obama's candidacy favored by 45%.
Discussion: Don Surber
Stamford Advocate:
Lieberman explains support for McCain  —  STAMFORD — U.S. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, I-Conn, told the editorial board of The Advocate and Greenwich Time he's supporting Republican John McCain for president because he's the most likely to bring about change in Washington.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Florida gives up on re-vote  —  Florida Democratic chairwoman Karen Thurman sends out an angry email abandoning hope of a re-vote in the state: … This is a real setback for Hillary, who could have gotten both delegates, momentum, and — crucially — a stronger chance to claim a popular vote lead out of the revote.
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Florida Dems abandon mail-in vote plan  —  TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Facing strong opposition, Florida Democrats on Monday abandoned plans to hold a do-over presidential primary with a mail-in vote and threw the delegate dispute into the lap of the national party.
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Florida Democrats Concede Defeat on Mail-In Vote  —  The possibility of a mail-in vote for Florida's Democrats has officially been killed.  —  Karen Thurman, head of the Sunshine State's Democratic party, has issued a letter acknowledging defeat for the idea, much as she knew …
Discussion: Wampum
No new primary for Florida Democrats
Discussion: TalkLeft and Daily Kos
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:   Florida Democrats say no do-over
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Michigan leaders propose June 3 primary
Discussion: TalkLeft and Real Clear Politics
Kos / Daily Kos:
The Clinton civil war  —  Al Giordano, on the laughable Clinton-supporters “strike” of this blog: … I would add one more item to the list above — this site has also been hostile to the corrosive consultant class that gave us our timid and weak party until Howard Dean shook it up in 2004.
Ace /
WRIGHT: ISRAEL A “DIRTY WORD;” JOKES THAT BLACKS GET ALL QUIET AT MENTION OF ISRAEL  —  Scared to speak, he says.  —  Why?  Would that be anti-semitism that many left-indoctrinated blacks are reluctant to to express out loud?  —  Well, Obama's 20 year political ally and spiritual mentor encourages …
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard Blog:
Wright on Israel
RGE Monitor:
A Generalized Run on the Shadow Financial System  —  Since the onset of the liquidity and credit crunch last summer this column has been arguing that monetary policy would be impotent to address such a crunch because, in part, of the existence of a non-bank “shadow financial system”.
Steven Lee Myers / New York Times:
Bush, Praising Fed's Move, Faces Criticism
Discussion: The Caucus
New Orleans Times-Picayune:
News from the Louisiana delegation in the nation's capital  —  Sen. David Vitter, R-La., has been mostly mum on the prostitution scandal that forced Democratic New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer to announce his resignation last week.  But Vitter let down his guard a bit in a conference call with constituents.
Discussion: Wonkette and Political Machine
James Oliphant / Chicago Tribune:
Saudi wields British law against U.S. author  —  Billionaire leverages harsher libel rules to suppress unflattering book  —  NEW YORK - Rachel Ehrenfeld writes about terrorism for a living.  But now she is the one who feels targeted.  —  Her modest midtown Manhattan apartment is filled …
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Marc Ambinder:
A Last Minute Hurdle Erected In Michigan?  —  The proposed primaru re-vote legislation in Michigan prevents those who've voted in the Republican primary from voting in the re-vote.  —  Fair enough, right?  —  But about 32% of the those who vote in the GOP primary, according to the exit polls, were Democrats or independents.
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Discussion: Attytood and rubber hose
Skippy / skippy the bush kangaroo:
now if jeralyn and cliff were the only ones blogging, we'd be set
Discussion: Open Left and TalkLeft
Jeffrey Krasner / Boston Globe:
Health provider predicts big loss
Discussion: Don Surber
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NY Daily News:
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 Earlier Items: 
David Simon / The Huffington Post:
The Wire's Final Season and the Story Everyone Missed
Discussion: New York Magazine
Matt Stoller / Open Left:
Details on the 5:30 ET Event: A Responsible Plan to End the War in Iraq
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and MyDD
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard Blog:
In the Promised Land  —  Some of you may have noticed my absence over the last week.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Cheney cites ‘phenomenal’ Iraqi security progress as bombing kills 40
Discussion: bustardblog
Washington Post:
Letting the Market Drive Transportation
Noah Feldman / New York Times:
Why Shariah?  —  Last month, Rowan Williams, the archbishop …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: IRAQ IS BACK  —  From Chuck Todd and Mark Murray