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5:55 PM ET, March 28, 2008

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Thomas Fitzgerald / Philly.com:
Bob Casey to endorse Obama, join bus tour  —  Pennsylvania Sen. Bob Casey plans to endorse Sen. Barack Obama for president today in Pittsburgh, sending a message both to the state's primary voters and to undecided superdelegates who might decide the close race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
The Casey Endorsement  —  In a surprise move, Senator Bob Casey of Pennsylvania has endorsed Senator Barack Obama in advance of the April 22 Democratic primary.  Mr. Casey had said he would remain neutral in the race in part because he wanted to help broker a reconciliation between Mr. Obama …
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
Casey snubs Clinton, family feud continues  —  PITTSBURGH — Senator Bob Casey, a champion of the working-class Catholic voters at the core of Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania coalition, bypassed Clinton to endorse Barack Obama today, the latest swipe between two warring dynasties whose battles …
Discussion: The Fix and Spin Cycle
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Vice President Casey?  —  Three more quick thoughts about Casey:  —  1.)  Is it just me, or are there crazier vice presidential picks than Bob Casey?  He may not be a star in the Senate, as Eve points out.  But he's popular with the people Obama is weakest among, and who …
Mike Allen / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama gets a Keystone break
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David Corn / MoJoBlog:
McCain Ad: Cue the Ugly “American” Campaign
Discussion: American Power and Hold Fast
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Back Into Lead in Democratic Race  —  McCain enjoys advantage in general election trial heat  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Today's Gallup Poll Daily tracking update finds Barack Obama with an eight percentage point advantage over Hillary Clinton (50% to 42%) …
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Chuck Todd / MSNBC:
Todd: Clinton has made the right call  —  NBC's Chuck Todd says calls for her to drop out are premature  —  WASHINGTON - It is amazing how loud some of the buzz is for Sen. Hillary Clinton to “do what's best for the party” and get out.  —  More than any other week, this one seemed …
Discussion: MyDD
Mike Allen / Ben Smith's Blogs:
BREAKING: Dean wants closure by July 1  —  A potential game-changer from CBS News and “The Early Show.”  Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean says he wants superdelegates to make a decision by JULY 1 — the most specific he has been in his effort to prod the party …
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Bob Kinzel / Vermont Public Radio News:
Leahy says Clinton should drop out of race  —  (Host) Will a protracted battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination hurt the Party's chances of winning the November election?  —  Senator Patrick Leahy, who supports Obama, says the answer is yes …
Erik Schelzig / Associated Press:   Gore thinks Dem nomination will be set before convention
CNN:
Dean: Obama, Clinton camps told to cool rhetoric
Discussion: NO QUARTER
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The Campaign Spot:
Liveblogging Obama on the View  —  Just tuned in to Obama.  —  “Keep in mind, he's preaching three times every Sunday for thirty years.  I'm not vetting my party.  I didn't have my research team pull every sermon he's given for the past thirty times.”  —  “The statements that he made were rightly offensive.
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Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
Mother of All Cultural Battles
Discussion: Human Events and Townhall.com
Associated Press:
Bush aide resigns  —  White House cites improper use of grant money  —  WASHINGTON - An aide to President Bush has resigned because of his alleged misuse of grant money from the U.S. Agency for International Development when he worked for a Cuban democracy organization.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Loans and Leadership  —  When George W. Bush first ran for the White House, political reporters assured us that he came across as a reasonable, moderate guy.  —  Yet those of us who looked at his policy proposals — big tax cuts for the rich and Social Security privatization — had a very different impression.
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Robert Kuttner / American Prospect:
Obama v. Krugman
Fox News:
FBI Focusing on ‘About Four’ Suspects in 2001 Anthrax Attacks  —  WASHINGTON — The FBI has narrowed its focus to “about four” suspects in the 6 1/2-year investigation of the deadly anthrax attacks of 2001, and at least three of those suspects are linked to the Army's bioweapons research facility …
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Michelle Malkin:
The anthrax case, the media, and the innocent
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
GIULIANI WEIGHING ‘SPECIAL’ RUN FOR GOV  —  In the latest twist in New York politics, Rudy Giuliani is eyeing a run for governor in a special election this fall should Gov. Paterson be forced to resign, sources say.  —  A top adviser to the former mayor, who pulled the plug on his presidential bid …
Times of London:
Hillary Clinton; fibber in chief  —  Her blatant deceit over Bosnia, among other lies, is about the last nail in her coffin  —  A good memory is needed once we have lied," observed Pierre Corneille, the 17th-century French tragedian.  He was right.  The complexities involved in keeping …
Discussion: The New Republic
Jennifer Saba / Editor and Publisher:
NAA Reveals Biggest Ad Revenue Plunge in More Than 50 Years  —  NEW YORK The newspaper industry has experienced the worst drop in advertising revenue in more than 50 years.  —  According to new data released by the Newspaper Association of America, total print advertising revenue …
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
42 Democrats Vow a Drawdown in Iraq If They Win Seats  —  More than three dozen Democratic congressional candidates banded together yesterday to promise that, if elected, they will push for legislation calling for an immediate drawdown of troops in Iraq that would leave only a security force …
Mark Niquette / The Columbus Dispatch:
Limbaugh safe from voter-fraud charges  —  Radio host encouraged fans to vote Democratic  —  Radio talk-show host Rush Limbaugh has been telling his audience for days now that he could be indicted for encouraging Ohio Republicans to take a Democratic ballot in the March 4 primary in what he calls “Operation Chaos.”
Discussion: Wake up America, Macsmind and PunditGuy
 
 
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