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2:05 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.
Marc Ambinder:
A Response To Allen and VandeHei
Discussion: The New Republic
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Clinton Campaign Touts Value of Big-State Victories
Discussion: CNN
Corey Williams / Associated Press:
Detroit mayor charged with perjury  —  DETROIT - Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, a one-time rising star and Detroit's youngest elected leader, was charged Monday with perjury and other counts after sexually explicit text messages contradicted his sworn denials of an affair with a top aide.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
GUESS THAT PARTY!  —  The Mayor of Detroit has been charged with perjury.
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Mike Wilkinson / Detroit News Online:
Detroit Mayor Kilpatrick charged with perjury, obstruction, misconduct
Discussion: Commentary
Fester / The Newshoggers:
Clinton, odds and 2012  —  My good buddy Kyle at Comments from Left Field is raising and smashing a line of argument about Hillary Clinton's motives for continuing in the Democratic primary despite having a minimal chance of actually achieiving her goals.  And this line of speculation …
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
Shaun Mullen / The Moderate Voice:
Why Hillary Must Come Clean About Bill
Discussion: Middle Earth Journal
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.
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 …
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Clinton: Protect reputable home lenders  —  PHILADELPHIA - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed several remedies to the nation's home mortgage problems Monday, including one tool more often associated with Republicans than Democrats.  —  The New York senator proposed greater protections …
William Kristol / New York Times:
Let's Not, and Say We Did  —  I shuddered only once while watching Barack Obama's speech last Tuesday.  —  It wasn't when he posed the rhetorical questions: “Why associate myself with Reverend Wright in the first place, they may ask?  Why not join another church?”
Bruce Bartlett / New York Times:
Stop Those Checks  —  WITH unusual speed and cooperation last month, George W. Bush and Democrats in Congress agreed to a tax rebate set to be paid out beginning in May.  Families will get checks for $300 to $1200 or more, and it is assumed that they will all rush out to spend this money immediately …
Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
Obama Iowa Senior Adviser Invokes 'Monica's Blue Dress' When Assailing Bill Clinton's ‘Patriotism’ Comments  —  Gordon Fischer, the former director of the Iowa Democratic Party and a senior adviser for Sen. Barack Obama's efforts in the Hawkeye State, is still very much involved …
Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
A Mosaic: 4,000 Americans Dead  —  In remembrance of the 4,000 brave men and women who sacrificed everything for us — and the two men who would continue this great tragedy, despite the cost to our soldiers, our military, and our nation.  —  Click here to see the...  Read Post |  Comments
USA Today:
Telecom lobbyists tied to McCain  —  WASHINGTON — Republican presidential candidate John McCain has condemned the influence of “special interest lobbyists,” yet dozens of lobbyists have political and financial ties to his presidential campaign — particularly from telecommunications companies …
New York Times:
Spitzer Pushed Staff's Effort to Smear Bruno  —  Former Gov. Eliot Spitzer was deeply involved in his administration's efforts last year to discredit the State Senate majority leader, Joseph L. Bruno, holding detailed discussions with senior aides, ordering damaging information about Mr. Bruno released …
Eric Alterman / New Yorker:
OUT OF PRINT  —  The death and life of the American newspaper. … The American newspaper has been around for approximately three hundred years.  Benjamin Harris's spirited Publick Occurrences, Both Forreign and Domestick managed just one issue, in 1690, before the Massachusetts authorities closed it down.
Discussion: Romenesko
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M Peretz / The New Republic:
Thoughts on Wright  —  I've just read Dayo Olopade's facsinating …
John Yoo / Wall Street Journal:
The Democrats' Super Disaster
Washington Post:
The Next President's Plan . . .
Discussion: Wonk Room and Reason Magazine
William Beutler / Blog P.I.:
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Wall Street Journal:
Saddam's Terror Links
First Kemp...Now Kelly?  —  He led the Buffalo Bills …
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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
The Democrats' anti-momentum  —  Forget buyer's remorse …
Discussion: MSNBC and Washington Wire
Michael J. Totten:
The Liberation of Karmah, Part I
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Michael A. Fletcher / Washington Post:
Rising Health Costs Cut Into Wages
Dave Helling / Kansas City Star:
Plan for superdelegate ‘mini-convention’ seeks to end Democrats' internal warfare
Discussion: Donklephant