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2:40 PM ET, March 26, 2008

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Frank Newport / Gallup:
If McCain vs. Obama, 28% of Clinton Backers Go for McCain  —  If McCain vs. Clinton, 19% of Obama backers go for McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A sizable proportion of Democrats would vote for John McCain next November if he is matched against the candidate they do not support for the Democratic nomination.
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Rasmussen Reports:
22% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out; 22% Say Obama Should Withdraw  —  Twenty-two percent (22%) of Democratic voters nationwide say that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination.  However, the latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found …
The Politico:
Southern Dem warns party to avert disaster  —  Democrats are increasingly nervous about their party's protracted nomination fight, and some prominent figures are publicly warning that the party needs to act fast to avoid disaster.  —  Chief among these voices is Phil Bredesen …
Mark Halperin / Time:
Exclusive: Clinton Vows to Push On  —  Hillary Clinton is under a lot of pressure these days, but in a Tuesday interview she seemed cheery, confident and unapologetic as she talked about her determination to fight on in the Presidential race.  Speaking by phone from Pennsylvania …
James Fallows:
This is disgusting (Clintons, McPeak, American Spectator)  —  Watching from 12 time zones away, I've tried to stay out of campaign blow-by-blow.  —  But if, as I assume is true based on Marc Ambinder's report, the Hillary Clinton campaign is circulating a hit job from the American Spectator, this is simply disgusting.
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:   IT'S NOT ABOUT POINTS.  —  James Fallows is a bit agog …
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Time to Lose McPeak  —  I tell pretty much anyone who asks …
Brianinmo / BLOGS FOR JOHN McCAIN:
McCain Asks When Hillary Clinton Will Apologize to Gen. Petraeus - Video  —  Here is Sen. John McCain on March 24, 2008 asking when Sen. Hillary Clinton will apologize to Gen. David Petraeus for her remarks last year ridiculing the idea that “The Surge” strategy in Iraq was working.
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
What can and cannot be spoken on television  —  I'm going to re-post the segment I posted yesterday, from Charlie Rose's fifth anniversary Iraq show, because I want to encourage as many people as possible to watch it.  If I could recommend one article or segment for Americans to read …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Pastor Of Clinton's Former Church: Don't Use Wright To Polarize  —  On Tuesday, Sen. Hillary Clinton re-stoked the flames of the controversy surrounding Sen. Barack Obama's former pastor, saying she would have long ago distanced herself from Rev. Jeremiah Wright if she had attended his church.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
YA THINK?  —  As you know, earlier today Hillary Clinton tried …
Penny Starr / CNSNews:
Obama's Pastor Slurs Italians in Latest Magazine  —  (CNSNews.com) - Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago where Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) has been a member for two decades, slurred Italians in a piece published in the most recent issue of Trumpet Newsmagazine.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and The New Editor
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Yuval Levin / The Corner:   Wright and Israel  —  This Trinity United Church of Christ newsletter …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Hillary or Nobody?  —  While the cool cat's away, the Hillary mice will play.  —  As Barack Obama was floating in the pool with his daughters the last few days in St. Thomas, some Clinton disciples were floating the idea of St. Hillary as his vice president.
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Neal Gabler / New York Times:
The Maverick and the Media  —  Amagansett, N.Y.  —  IT is certainly no secret that Senator John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, is a darling of the news media.  Reporters routinely attach “maverick,” “straight talker” and “patriot” to him like Homeric epithets.
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Samantha Power Unapologetic About Iraq Remarks, Hints At Return  —  Former Obama aide Samantha Power may be repentant for calling Sen. Hillary Clinton a political monster, but on the other issue that marked her resignation, she is not conceding an inch.  —  Speaking at the Columbia University School …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Stingy senators stiff GOP  —  Republican senators with millions of dollars in their campaign accounts have given little or nothing to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC), despite its desperate pleas for cash funds.  —  Fewer than 10 Senate Republicans met goals they received …
Discussion: Swing State Project
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Recycles 2001 Pro-War Column For 2008 Speech  —  Yes, you have heard this speech before.  —  On Wednesday, Sen. John McCain delivered a “major” foreign policy address, in which, as part of his defense for a continued presence of U.S troops in Iraq, he positioned himself as a …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
It Takes A Pillage  —  Jeremiah Wright is now the moral equivalent of David Duke?  The latest Clintonite ratchets up the Wright issue still further.  However dim a view you take of some of Wright's rhetorical excesses, and I'm not defending them, to compare a man whose church has such a long history …
Discussion: protein wisdom and Prairie Weather
The Smoking Gun:
Big Phat Liar  —  How a federal inmate duped the Los Angeles Times, fabricated FBI reports, and linked Sean “Diddy” Combs to 1994 ambush of Tupac Shakur  —  Last week's bombshell Los Angeles Times report claiming that the 1994 shooting of Tupac Shakur in the lobby of a Manhattan recording studio …
 
 
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O'Reilly: Media Matters, Huff Post, Daily Kos ‘are fascists’ and anti-American.
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Gateway Pundit:
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Neil MacFarquhar / New York Times:
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USA Today:
Candidates diverge on health care plans
Discussion: MSNBC and The Foundry
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
Maliki, Sadr, and the Wages of Sin
John H. Taylor / The New Nixon Blog:
Wrong Again, Sen. Clinton. It Was Pat Nixon.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Why The Obama/Clinton Rules Led Us To This Rough Campaign
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Foreign Courts Wary of U.S. Punitive Damages