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10:35 AM ET, March 20, 2008


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Clinton's schedules reveal curious deletions … The early days of 1996 were tense times inside the Clinton White House.  On Jan. 4, the First Couple's top personal aide reported that she had stumbled upon Hillary Clinton's long-lost Rose Law Firm billing records—documents that had been requested …
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.
The Politico:
HRC schedules give foes, allies ammunition
Discussion: Washington Wire and The Page
Washington Post:
In Hillary Clinton's Datebook, A Shift
Discussion: Salon, Ben Smith's Blogs and The Page
Daniel Nasaw / Guardian:
Clinton not in White House at key foreign policy times
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Clinton Facing Narrower Path to Nomination  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton needs three breaks to wrest the Democratic presidential nomination from Senator Barack Obama in the view of her advisers.  —  She has to defeat Mr. Obama soundly in Pennsylvania next month to buttress …
USA Today:
Revote donors linked to Clinton  —  WASHINGTON — Ten wealthy Democrats have offered to pay for a new presidential primary in Michigan — all with ties to Hillary Rodham Clinton, who showed up in the state Wednesday seeking a revote.  —  Five of the donors are listed on Clinton's campaign website as among her major fundraisers.
Discussion: MSNBC and New York Times
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
DNC won't give in on Fla., Mich., official warns  —  States must redo primaries to be seated  —  Unless Florida and Michigan Democrats devise workable plans to redo their outlaw primaries, there is no chance the national party will yield to pressure and approve their delegates if it could tip …
David Brown /
Clinton leads by 16 points in statewide poll  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton has extended her lead over Sen. Barack Obama among registered Democrats likely to vote in the Pennsylvania primary on April 22, a poll released today shows.  —  Clinton of New York leads Obama of Illinois …
Discussion: TPM Election Central and The Page
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Clinton doubles lead in Pennsylvania  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton has doubled her lead in Pennsylvania and now has a majority of Democrats' support, according to a new poll out today.  —  Clinton now leads Barack Obama 51 percent to 35 percent among likely Democratic primary voters, according to the Franklin and Marshall College Poll.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:   Obama racial issues may extend to Penn.
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
McCain's Missed Opportunity  —  These are salad days for John McCain, touring world capitals with his buddies Joe Lieberman and Lindsey Graham, meeting foreign leaders and returning to Washington with his nomination secure and polls confirming that he is well positioned to challenge either Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and US News
Dan Eggen / Washington Post:
On War's Anniversary, Bush Cites Progress
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Tom Reynolds expected to announce retirement on Thursday  —  Rep. Tom Reynolds (R-N.Y.) has scheduled a noon press conference on Thursday, and GOP insiders say the veteran lawmaker is going to announce his retirement from Congress, effective at the end of this year.
Discussion: The Page
Diane / cab drollery:
In Which I Eat Crow  —  Please pass the mustard.  —  From the day that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told us that impeachment was “off the table” I have been ragging on her backside and on the 110th Congress, and, I submit, for good reason.  We're still funding that illegal and misbegotten war in Iraq …
David Ivanovich / Houston Chronicle:
Lawmakers want probe of accidental electrocutions in Iraq  —  At least a dozen soldiers and Marines have been electrocuted in Iraq over the five years of the war, and investigators now are trying to learn what role improper grounding of electrical wires played in those deaths.
Discussion: Think Progress and Attytood
Carol Platt Liebau / TownHall Blog:
The “Wright” Time  —  Well, after almost a week spent defending his long-time friendship with a very controversial pastor, surely no one could be happier than Barack Obama and his campaign to read stories like this, detailing Bill Clinton's assignations with Monica Lewinsky on days when his wife was actually in The White House.
Discussion: TBogg
Associated Press:
Lewinsky and the first lady  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Al Kamen / Washington Post:
Singer Was Bush's Mystery Dinner Host.  No, Not That Singer.  —  The mystery is solved.  Thanks to a devoted Loop Fan, we now know that the host of Friday's $1.4 million Republican National Committee fundraiser at the famed Beresford co-op in New York — headlined by President Bush …
Discussion: Cliff Schecter
Henryk M. Broder / Spiegel Online:
How a Film Triggered a Global Panic  —  It is the kind of stunt that has many fearing the worst: Dutch right-wing populist Geert Wilders plans to release a film about Islam.  Politicians worldwide are already trying to stop the project, before a single scene has been shown.
Ellen Miller / Sunlight Foundation blogs:
Mr. Lessig Comes to Washington  —  Lawrence Lessig, Stanford University law professor and world-renowned expert in intellectual property, is announcing that he's going to invest a significant amount of his time and energy confronting the pervasive and corruptive influence of money in our democracy.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
The Onion:
Black Guy Asks Nation For Change  —  CHICAGO—According to witnesses, a loud black man approached a crowd of some 4,000 strangers in downtown Chicago Tuesday and made repeated demands for change.  —  “The time for change is now,” said the black guy, yelling at everyone within earshot …
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Marc Ambinder:
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
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Discussion: Prairie Weather
Stephanie Rosenbloom / New York Times:
The Professor as Open Book
Discussion: Daniel W. Drezner and Althouse
Jane Birnbaum / New York Times:
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Discussion: Calculated Risk and Eschaton
New York Times:
I Knew Gene Kelly. The President Is No Gene Kelly.
White House:
Interview of the Vice President by Martha Raddatz, ABC News
White House:
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 Earlier Items: 
Ruthe Stein / San Francisco Chronicle:
It's a wrap - ‘Milk’ filming ends in S.F.
Ezra Levant:
“A great deal of anger has been expressed”
Discussion: Jay Currie
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Australian woman to face firing squad
Yahoo! News:
McCain Adviser: Christian Right a “Serious Problem”
Sam Dillon / New York Times:
States' Data Obscure How Few Finish High School
Gateway Pundit:
Sizing Up Sacrifice- Iraq War vs. Major Battles Since WWII
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Anti-Obama video crafted by talk radio producer