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7:50 PM ET, March 24, 2008


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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.
Michael Dobbs / Fact Checker:
Sharyl Attkisson / CBS News:   Not The Safest Trip, But No Sniper Fire
Ann Sanner / Associated Press:
Clinton ‘misspoke’ about '96 Bosnia trip
Discussion: PrezVid
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.
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 …
Matthew Yglesias:   The Obama Doctrine  —  Everybody knows that Barack Obama …
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 …
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 …
Ryan Grim / The Crypt's Blogs:
“Tell me how this ends”  —  It's a month of grim milestones in Iraq, as the war enters its sixth year and the number of U.S> soldiers killed climbs above 4,000.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and House Minority Leader John Boehner (R-Ohio) …
Discussion: The Swamp
Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
A Mosaic: 4,000 Americans Dead
Discussion: The Raw Story
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.
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.
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Blind Faith  —  THE STATEMENTS OF CLERGYMEN LIKE JEREMIAH WRIGHT AREN'T CONTROVERSIAL AND INCENDIARY; THEY'RE WICKED AND STUPID.  —  It's been more than a month since I began warning Sen. Barack Obama that he would become answerable for his revolting choice of a family priest.
Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
Key Obama Iowa 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 …
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
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 …
Satyam / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon Gripes About His Waning Influence: I Now Get ‘Less Than One’ Interview Request Per Day  —  Earlier this month, the National Security Network reported on Brookings analyst Michael O'Hanlon's disproportionate representation in major papers' op-ed pages.
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 …
Anatol Lieven / Financial Times:
Why we should fear a McCain presidency  —  It may seem incredible to say this, given past experience, but a few years from now Europe and the world could be looking back at the Bush administration with nostalgia.  This possibility will arise if the US elects Senator John McCain as president in November.
Discussion: The Washington Note
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard Blog:
Still More Journalistic Sanity on Iraq and al Qaeda  —  In the middle of a long and fascinating piece on his regrets about the Iraq War, former New Yorker writer Jeffrey Goldberg, now with the Atlantic Monthly, discusses the new Institute for Defense Analyses report on Iraq and Terrorism.
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Clinton stresses party unity in Pennsylvania
Discussion: NO QUARTER
Satyam / Think Progress:
O'Hanlon: Surge architects are the ‘Vince Lombardis’ of Iraq war.
Alastair Crooke / Guardian:
The naive armchair warriors are fighting a delusional war
Arianna Huffington / The Huffington Post:
A McCain Moment: Do You Want Four More Years of This?
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog and Salon
Atrios / Eschaton:
Secret Obama Supporter
Discussion: Open Left and TalkLeft
Jed Babbin / Human Events:
Too Big, Too Heavy  —  The mission of the US Air Force is to fly and to fight.
Steve Clemons / The Washington Note:
Venting About Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Mike / The Monkey Tennis Centre:
BBC erases all traces of Bush speech lies; so what have we learned?
 Earlier Items: 
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Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Cold Fury
Kafir Alalazoo / The Jawa Report:
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George Packer / New Yorker:
NATIVE SON … The first time that Barack Obama met …
Discussion: American Power
Eric Alterman / New Yorker:
OUT OF PRINT  —  The death and life of the American newspaper.
Chris Kelly / The Huffington Post:
O'Reilly Attends Easter Services At Church Lead by Ex-Nazi
Kenneth Lovett / New York Post:
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
New York Times:
Spitzer Pushed Staff's Effort to Smear Bruno
Washington Post:
Both Obama And Clinton Embellish Their Roles