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11:25 AM ET, March 20, 2008


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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, New York Times and The Caucus
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 …
Brian C. Mooney / Boston Globe:
DNC won't give in on Fla., Mich., official warns
Discussion: TPM Election Central and The Page
Los Angeles Times:
Clinton donors offer to fund Michigan do-over
Discussion: The Page
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.
Libby Copeland / Washington Post:
What Makes Hillary Tick? Her Schedule Doesn't Say
Discussion: The New Republic
The Politico:
HRC schedules give foes, allies ammunition
Discussion: Washington Wire and The Page
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 …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama racial issues may extend to Penn.  —  PHILADELPHIA — Stephanie Gill, a bartender in a white working class neighborhood in this Rust Belt city, noticed the shift immediately.  —  A week ago, her customers at Rauchut's Tavern in Tacony didn't have much to say about Barack Obama.
Discussion: QandO
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.
Discussion: Pat Dollard
Faiz / Think Progress:
McCain baselessly asserted Iran/al Qaeda ties last month.  —  Speaking at the Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, TX, last month (Feb. 28th), McCain stated the following: … Watch it:  —  This is at least the fourth time that McCain has asserted a direct Iran/al Qaeda connection.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The media's special relationship with John McCain
Eli Lake / New York Sun:
McCain, Obama Clash Over Iran's Al Qaeda Role
Discussion: Hot Air and Power Line
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: Bluey Blog, Salon and The Page
Clinton takes lead over Obama in Gallup poll  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has moved into a significant lead over Barack Obama among Democratic voters, according to a new Gallup poll.  —  The March 14-18 national survey of 1,209 Democratic …
Tim Montgomerie / CentreRight:
McCain visits Brown and Cameron  —  Senator John McCain is in London today and has met Prime Minister Gordon Brown (above) and Tory leader David Cameron.  —  Speaking outside Downing Street, Senator McCain praised the “unique relationship” between Britain and America and thanked …
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 …
Washington Post:
Fantasies on Iraq  —  THE FIFTH anniversary of the invasion of Iraq prompted a flurry of speeches from President Bush and the Democratic candidates who hope to inherit the White House next year.  Sadly, what they had in common was their failure to grapple with hard realities …
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: US News and Matthew Yglesias
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