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5:25 PM ET, March 24, 2008

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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Clinton Backer Points to Electoral College Votes as New Measure  —  Senator Evan Bayh of Indiana, who backs Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton for president, proposed another metric Sunday by which superdelegates might judge whether to support Mrs. Clinton or Senator Barack Obama.
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
REDUCTIO AD ABSURDUM  —  I don't know where it was.  It think it may have been a reader blog at TPMCafe.  Wherever it was it was a post that ran down something like ten different ways of counting the popular vote, all to the end of showing that Barack's popular vote lead wasn't nearly so great and may not exist at all.
Spencer Ackerman / American Prospect:
The Obama Doctrine  —  Barack Obama is offering the most sweeping liberal foreign-policy critique we've heard from a serious presidential contender in decades.  But will voters buy it?  —  When Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama met in California for the Jan. 31 debate …
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Matthew Yglesias:
The Obama Doctrine  —  Everybody knows that Barack Obama was against invading Iraq in 2002-2003 whereas Hillary Clinton was for it.  But what does that mean today and what does it mean for the future?  Obama says “I don't want to just end the war, but I want to end the mind-set that got us …
Discussion: Whiskey Fire and toohotfortnr
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Clinton ‘Misspoke’ About Bosnia Trip, Campaign Says  —  The Clinton campaign says Senator Hillary Clinton may have “misspoke” recently when she said she had to evade sniper fire when she was visiting Bosnia in 1996 as first lady.  —  She has been using the episode as an example of her foreign policy bona fides.
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Michael Dobbs / Fact Checker:
MORE INCOMING FIRE FOR CLINTON
ABCNEWS:
Cheney on Iraq: 'It's Important to Win'  —  Vice President Discusses Grim Milestone of 4,000 U.S. Dead in Five-Year Iraq War  —  In an exclusive interview with ABC News, Vice President Dick Cheney was asked what effect the grim milestone of at least 4,000 U.S. deaths in the five-year Iraq war might have on the nation.
Discussion: Danger Room and Pandagon
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Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
A Mosaic: 4,000 Americans Dead
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
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Krooney / The Page:
Clinton Camp Denounces Obama Iowa Supporter for Lewinsky Comments
Corey Williams / Associated Press:
Detroit mayor charged with perjury  —  DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was charged with perjury and other offenses Monday — and got a stern lecture about the importance of telling the truth — after a trove of raunchy text messages contradicted his sworn denials of an affair with his chief aide.
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama and Clinton Back to a Tie  —  McCain continues to hold slight edge in preferences for the fall  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Democratic nomination battle — having undergone significant shifts last week during the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy — is now back to a virtual …
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Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
Democrats' Obama Dilemma
Discussion: NewsBusters.org and The Page
M Peretz / The New Republic:
Thoughts on Wright  —  I've just read Dayo Olopade's fascinating piece, “Far Wright,” on Barack Obama's far-left preacher, Jeremiah Wright.  It's an insightful piece, and it evoked memories of the two black churches I sometimes attended when I lived in Georgetown.  But I'm no expert and Dayo is.
Discussion: Hot Air
Patrick Healy / The Caucus:
Carville Stands By ‘Judas’ Remark  —  BLUE BELL, Pa. - James Carville, a political adviser to the Clintons, said this afternoon that he stood by his comment last Friday - Good Friday, to Christians - comparing Gov. Bill Richardson to Judas, even though a Clinton campaign aide said today that …
Jane Macartney / Times of London:
Death reports as Chinese police open fire on monks and nuns  —  Hundreds of monks, nuns and local Tibetans who tried to march on a local government office in western China to demand the return of the Dalai Lama have been turned back by paramilitary police who opened fire to disperse the crowd.
Discussion: Reason Magazine and Vox Popoli
Chris Kelly / The Huffington Post:
O'Reilly Attends Easter Services At Church Lead by Ex-Nazi  —  The Huffington Post has learned that Bill O'Reilly — who claims to love America — spent Sunday at a “church” run by a former Hitler Youth named Joseph Alois Ratzinger.  Ratzinger has gone to elaborate ends to hide this connection …
Steven Emerson / Articles by the Investigative Project …:
CAIR Exposed: Part 1  —  As IAP Offshoot, CAIR Followed Pro-Hamas Agenda From the Start  —  From the Hamas ties of its founders in 1994 to its solicitous stance toward accused terrorists today, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) has demonstrated that its actual mission …
Discussion: Counterterrorism Blog
The Politico:
GOP state parties are in dire straits  —  At a time when the GOP presidential nominee will need more assistance than ever, a number of state Republican parties are struggling through troubled times, suffering from internal strife, poor fundraising, onerous debt, scandal or voting trends …
 
 
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Mike / The Monkey Tennis Centre:
BBC erases all traces of Bush speech lies; so what have we learned?
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NBC4:
Crackdown On Guns Under Way In D.C.
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Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Blind Faith  —  THE STATEMENTS OF CLERGYMEN LIKE JEREMIAH WRIGHT …
Discussion: Hot Air and Roger L. Simon
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
McCain On Taxes  —  Robert Gordon and James Kvaal have done us …
Discussion: Politics Blog
Kafir Alalazoo / The Jawa Report:
Pushing Back - My Conversation With Network Solutions
Satyam / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon Gripes About His Waning Influence: I Now Get 'Less …
Discussion: VetVoice and New York Times
Associated Press:
Fred Thompson looks to go back to acting
John Yoo / Wall Street Journal:
The Democrats' Super Disaster
 Earlier Items: 
Eric Alterman / New Yorker:
OUT OF PRINT  —  The death and life of the American newspaper.
Discussion: Corrente
Marc Ambinder:
A Response To Allen and VandeHei
Bruce Bartlett / New York Times:
Stop Those Checks  —  WITH unusual speed and cooperation last month …
Kenneth Lovett / New York Post:
PATERSON'S INN TROUBLE
New York Times:
Spitzer Pushed Staff's Effort to Smear Bruno
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Clinton: Protect reputable home lenders
William Kristol / New York Times:
Let's Not, and Say We Did  —  I shuddered only once …