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6:10 PM ET, March 25, 2008


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Clinton: Wright ‘would not have been my pastor’  —  TRIBUNE-REVIEW  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, in a wide-ranging interview today with Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reporters and editors, said she would have left her church if her pastor made the sort of inflammatory remarks Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor made.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Clinton Attacks On Wright  —  As the campaign goes on, the more you see who she is.  The polling has not damaged Obama as she hoped, so she will now make Rove's and Hannity's strategy hers: … I'm not a Democrat and I know how vile the Clintons are.  But this really is a new low.
Washington Wire:
Rev. Wright to Deliver Sermon at Florida Church
Discussion:, The Swamp and
Thomas Sowell / Real Clear Politics:
The Audacity of Rhetoric  —  It is painful to watch defenders …
Discussion: Betsy's Page
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary on Wright: I would have quit the church
Discussion: Dr. Sanity
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Long Defeat  —  Hillary Clinton may not realize it yet, but she's just endured one of the worst weeks of her campaign.  —  First, Barack Obama weathered the Rev. Jeremiah Wright affair without serious damage to his nomination prospects.  Obama still holds a tiny lead among Democrats nationally …
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Poll: Obama Ahead 21 Points In North Carolina Primary  —  A new Public Policy Polling (D) survey of North Carolina shows that Barack Obama has jumped into an enormous lead over Hillary Clinton, after having been in a dead heat during the worst of the Jeremiah Wright controversy.
Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Ending The Nomination Campaign
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Matthew Yglesias:
Ending the War  —  Chris Bowers sketches out a plausible …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Paul Caron / TaxProf Blog:
Obama Releases 2000-2006 Tax Returns  —  Barack Obama today released his 2000-2006 tax returns:  — 2006 Return  — 2005 Return  — 2004 Return  — 2003 Return  — 2002 Return  — 2001 Return  — 2000 Return  —  Here is a summary of the figures:
Discussion: TalkLeft and PrestoPundit
The Fact Hub:
Fact Check: Sen. Obama and Disclosure
Fox News:
Obamas Open Tax Returns, Earned Nearly $1M in 2006
Hindrocket / Power Line:
LET'S TURN OUT TO SUPPORT THE VETS  —  Scott noted this morning that the principal of Forest Lake High School canceled the scheduled appearance this morning by Forest Lake alum Pete Hegseth and his fellow Vets For Freedom.  The cancellation was prompted by an unspecified number of complaints from …
Allie Shah / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Forest Lake event canceled; too political  —  Forest Lake High's principal said the decision was spurred by concerns that the presentation was more political than educational.  —  A national tour featuring decorated veterans from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan won't be stopping …
Justin Piehowski / KSTP-TV:   Students skip school to see Iraq speech
Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Missile Parts Sent to Taiwan in Error  —  WASHINGTON — Instead of sending helicopter batteries, the United States shipped four electrical fuses for Minuteman nuclear missile warheads to Taiwan, a mistake that was discovered only last week — a year and a half after the erroneous shipment, Pentagon officials disclosed on Tuesday.
Debbi Wilgoren / Washington Post:   Pentagon Admits Mistaken Shipment of Missile Fuses
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Court doesn't mess with Texas; denies new trial  —  Texas has wanted to put Jose Medellin to death for a long time.  It looks like the state is going to get its way.  —  The U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday sided with Texas against the Bush administration in a highly charged dispute …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
States win over President on criminal law issue
Discussion: The Volokh Conspiracy and ACSBlog
David Stout / New York Times:   Justices Rule Against Bush on Death Penalty Case
If Rush Gets Indicted for Operation Chaos, Indict Obama, Clinton, Too  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: On Friday we made Operation Chaos merchandise available at the EIB Store at  You have two days to be among the first to order either a T-shirt or a cap or bumper sticker …
Klaus Marre / The Hill:
Clinton camp in lockdown mode over Bosnia flap  —  The campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) is seeking to play down news that the former first lady gave an incorrect account of landing in Bosnia in 1996 under sniper fire, and refused to answer additional questions about a flap …
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
HARRY REID: “IT WILL BE DONE.”  —  The Las Vegas Review-Journal's Molly Ball has Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on the record seeming to imply that high-level, uncommitted Democrats are ready to tell Hillary to quit the race: … Cryptic.  But as I wrote yesterday, the tide is truly changing …
Alex Tabarrok / Marginal Revolution:
Why Anti-Cassandras Get the Media Attention  —  Paul Krugman today bemoans the fact that on the housing crisis and especially on Iraq the people who get the most media attention are those who got it wrong. … (Brad DeLong, Dean Baker and others have made similar complaints.)
Michael Evans / Times of London:
Britain is world's 7th most stable and prosperous nation  —  The United Kingdom has been ranked as one of the most stable and prosperous countries in the world, beating the United States, France and even Switzerland in a global assessment of every nation's achievements and standards.
Paul Waldman / American Prospect:
Conservatives' Hate-Based Campaign Against Obama  —  The right-wing smear campaign against Barack Obama has already begun.  Conservatives intend, as they have so many times before, to appeal to Americans' ugliest prejudices and most craven fears.  —  For months, I've been predicting …
Anthony Cormier /
1 Of 2 93-Year-Olds Charged In Manatee County Sex Sting  —  MANATEE COUNTY - Prosecutors are moving ahead with a case against one of two 93-year-old men picked up during undercover prostitution stings.  —  In the case of Frank Milio, prosecutors have issued subpoenas and plan to take him to trial in April.
Discussion: Blog
Sam Dagher / Christian Science Monitor:
ACROSS IRAQ, BATTLES ERUPT WITH MAHDI ARMY  —  Moqtada al-Sadr's Mahdi Army fought US, Iraqi forces in Baghdad and Basra on Tuesday. … The Mahdi Army's seven-month-long cease-fire appears to have come undone.  —  Rockets fired from the capital's Shiite district of Sadr City slammed …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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Cheney on the Iraq War — and Nixon's Pardon
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True Crime  —  Robert Gordon has a nice piece in TNR making …
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