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12:45 AM ET, March 20, 2008


 Top Items: 
Hillary Was in White House on ‘Stained Blue Dress’ Day  —  Schedules Reviewed by ABC Show Hillary May Have Been in the White House When the Fateful Act Was Committed  —  Hillary Clinton spent the night in the White House on the day her husband had oral sex with Monica Lewinsky …
Daniel Nasaw / Guardian:
Clinton not in White House at key foreign policy times  —  On the day that dozens of US cruise missiles rained down on Serbia in an attempt to punish Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for the country's onslaught against ethnic Albanian separatists in Kosovo, first lady Hillary Clinton …
Clinton's Calendar and Vince Foster  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports on Clinton's White House schedules.  —  Among the many things Hillary Clinton's schedule sheds light on are her activities before, during and after major events in her husband's presidential tenure — such as the death of Vince Foster.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
From the schedules: Working on NAFTA
Associated Press:
Lewinsky and the first lady  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
John M. Broder / New York Times:
11,000 Long-Awaited Pages of Clinton's Schedules as First Lady Are Released
Discussion: The Swamp
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
UNFIT FOR DUTY  —  Let me follow up on this McCain gaffe in which he got confused and claimed that al Qaeda was getting trained and equipped by Iran before doing mischief in Iraq, before being corrected by his senate colleague Joe Lieberman.  —  Let's start by stipulating that if Barack Obama …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
MCCAIN CAMP FIRES BACK AT OBAMA  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  McCain senior adviser Mark Salter just released this statement regarding the Iraq speech Obama gave earlier in the day.  If this biting statement by Salter — often viewed as McCain's alter ego — is any indication …
Discussion: Hot Air
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard Blog:
The “Gray Area” of Iran-al Qaeda Connections  —  McCain puts out a statement on the fifth anniversary of the war: … The left can't stand this.  In fact, they insist on calling it a “gaffe.”  It's clearly not, given that it's the third time he's said it in as many days.
Discussion: Flopping Aces
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
THE MYTHICAL IRAN-AQI CONNECTION  —  Maybe John McCain gets his foreign policy briefings from CNN, or maybe it's vice versa.  In any event, CNN's Kyra Phillips was interviewing Gen. David Petraeus today and repeated McCain's gaffe from yesterday, touting a connection between Iran and al Qaeda in Iraq.
Discussion: Swampland
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Repeats Iran-Al Qaeda Gaffe Yet Again
Washington Wire:
McCain Camp Again Links Al Qaeda to Iran
Discussion: Think Progress
Lanny Davis / The Huffington Post:
Two Questions for Senator Obama  —  I read Senator Obama's recent speech on race and Rev. Wright in Philadelphia several times and very carefully.  It was a great, even brilliant, speech.  I appreciate Senator Obama's willingness to tackle a difficult subject and to explain his complex reactions to some of Rev. Wright's sermons.
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
New Bin Laden Video to be Released UPDATE: We Have Video UPDATE: Muhammad Cartoon Rant  —  UPDATE: We have a copy of the video.  UPDATE: Video can be downloaded here, courtesy of Laura Mansfield.  UPDATE: Embedded video below.  I had uploaded the video first to LiveLeak, but it got messed up somehow.
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:   Bush's Triumphalist Amnesia
Obama: Wright controversy has ‘shaken me up’  —  (CNN) — Barack Obama told CNN Wednesday the recent uproar over his former pastor's sermons has reminded him of the odds he faces in winning the White House.  —  “In some ways this, this controversy has actually shaken me up a little bit …
Wall Street Journal:
Discovering Obama  —  The political tide for Barack Obama was inconceivable as recently as a few months ago, and it may still carry him into the White House.  A mere three years out of the state legislature, the Illinois Senator has captured the Democratic imagination with his charisma …
Discussion: The New Republic and TigerHawk
USA Today:
In a gamble, Obama takes aim at America's ‘racial stalemate’
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
It's still a question of Wright and wrong
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Anti-Obama video crafted by talk radio producer  —  A YouTube video mash-up that attacks Barack Obama on issues relating to his patriotism that has rocketed around the internet in recent days was created in part by a prominent conservative talk radio producer.
LizzyPop / Daily Kos:
[UPDATED] Huckabee comments on Obama & the Rev. Wright flap  —  Mike Huckabee makes some surprising comments on the Reverend Wright flap on Morning Joe.  —  Mike Huckabee showed a surprising amount of understanding and intelligence on the Reverend Wright issue today on Morning Joe.
Fox News:
Obama Camp Rejects New Black Panther Party Endorsement After Removing Web Posting  —  Barack Obama's campaign has rejected the support of the New Black Panther Party, after removing an endorsement by the group from its Web site Wednesday.  —  Obama spokesman Tommy Vietor issued a statement rejecting …
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:
Poll: Bush's approval hits new low  —  CNN Deputy Political Director  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Just 31 percent of Americans approve of how President Bush is handling his job, according to a poll released Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of the start of the Iraq war.
Discussion: Liberal Values
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Sinfonian / Blast Off!:
My date with Debbie
Discussion: Daily Kos and The Sleuth
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Reynolds Out  —  Yet another retirement by a House Republican is imminent.
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
States' Data Obscure How Few Finish High School
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Court Details Opposition to Bias in Jury Selection
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Clinton Facing Narrower Path to Nomination
Gateway Pundit:
Sizing Up Sacrifice- Iraq War vs. Major Battles Since WWII
Hugh Williamson / Financial Times:
Warning on threat to Europe's US links
Libby Spencer / The Newshoggers:
Searching for unity in Leftopia
Discussion: protein wisdom
 Earlier Items: 
Nick Bunkley / New York Times:
Stalemate in Detroit: City Council Asks Mayor to Resign, but He Refuses to Go
David Mark / The Politico:
Straw poll: Progressives favor Obama
Discussion: Blog entry
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
DC Moonbat Convergence
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Clinton Praises Petraeus
Ingrid Robeyns / Crooked Timber:
Belgium no longer exists
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
‘Do-over is dead’  —  The headline from MIRS, Michigan's Hotline:
Richard Harris / NPR:
The Mystery of Global Warming's Missing Heat