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9:50 PM ET, March 29, 2008


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James Carville / Washington Post:
Disloyalty That Merits An Insult  —  Last Friday the New York Times asked me to comment on New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson's endorsement of Sen. Barack Obama for president.  For 15 years, Richardson served with no small measure of distinction as the representative of New Mexico's 3rd Congressional District.
John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
Who'll Stop the Pain?  —  Gore and Edwards may have the most party clout.  But there's only one person Hillary will finally listen to.  Her name isn't Bill.  —  In the days after John Edwards's withdrawal from the Democratic race, the political world expected his endorsement of Barack Obama would be forthcoming tout de suite.
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Hillary's Consolation Prize?
Philly Mayor: Obama Pastor Talk Beyond Pale  —  Mayor Michael Nutter Tells ABC News He Would Have Quit Church if His Pastor Made Such Remarks  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton's most prominent African-American supporter in Pennsylvania says that had he been a member of Sen. Barack Obama's church …
Discussion: Macsmind, Hot Air and Booman Tribune
Diann Burns / WBBM-TV:
Rev. Jeremiah Wright Makes Surprise Appearance
Discussion: Sweetness & Light and The Page
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
The Chickens of Identity Politics Come Home to Roost?
Will / Attytood:
Liberal bloggers declare war in Philly over media, McCain  —  The primary battle between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama seems far from over (no matter what the numbers say), the war in Iraq just marked its grim 5th anniversary with renewed bloodshed, and a host of issues from domestic spying …
New York Times:
Iraqi Offensive Revives Debate for Campaigns
Discussion: Truthdig
Crunchy Con:
Neither McCain nor Obama  —  “So what are you thinking about November?” my friend asked me on the walk to Chipotle today.  —  “Well, Obama's going to be the Democratic nominee, and I can't see voting for him,” I said.  “He's just too liberal on abortion and other issues that mean a lot to me.
Gallup Daily: Obama Still on Top, 50% to 43%  —  McCain beats Clinton in fall ballot, but is in a statistical tie with Obama  —  RINCETON, NJ — For the second consecutive Gallup Poll Daily tracking report, Barack Obama holds a statistically significant lead over Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: MyDD
Nikki Finke / Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily:
‘21’ Holds Winning Hand At Box Office; ‘Superhero’ Is Superflop; ‘Stop-Loss’ DOA  —  SATURDAY AM: Friday's domestic gross showed that Hollywood can't boost the slumping box office this spring break even though 30% of students are out of school.  No. 1 is Sony Pictures's based-on-a-true-story 21 …
Allen Salkin / New York Times:
Why Blog?  Reason No. 92: Book Deal  —  THIS is how it happens.  —  A guy starts a clever blog in January and calls it Stuff White People Like.  The site contains a list of cultural totems, including gifted children, marathons and writers' workshops, that a certain type of moneyed and liberal American might be expected to like.
Discussion: PoliGazette
Dean Esmay / Dean's World:
Obama's Latest Ad  —  I have never entirely understood the urge to specially tax so-called “windfall profits.”  And I'm not sure that I believe that the Senator has the best plan to achieve energy independence.  Still, it's a pretty good commercial, and should appeal to a lot of voters, including a lot of centrists.
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Endorsement of Obama Points Up Clinton Obstacles  —  The surprise endorsement of Senator Barack Obama by a popular senator in a battleground state on Friday underlined the ferment in the Democratic nominating race and the serious obstacles facing Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton as she tries to rescue her candidacy.
Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic:   Sexism, Real and Perceived
Charles Babington / Associated Press:
Party fears tight Obama-Clinton finish
Discussion: Donklephant
Gary Gross / Let Freedom Ring:
The Indictment Against John Murtha  —  Charges were dropped against LCpl.  Stephen Tatum on Friday, leaving Lt. Col. Jeffrey Chessani, Sgt. Frank Wuterich and Cpl. Andrew Grayson as the remaining three Marines who haven't had their cases resolved.  Eventually, John Murtha will be exposed …
Discussion: BBC and
Lynn Sweet:
Obama did NOT “hold the title” of a University of Chicago law school professor.  —  WASHINGTON—The University of Chicago released a statement on Thursday saying Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) “served as a professor” in the law school—but that is a title Obama, who taught courses there part-time …
Phillip Martin / Burnt Orange Report:
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Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
Culture Wars Continuing (Continued)
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Eve Fairbanks / The New Republic:
Wiki Woman  —  The battle to define Hillary online.
Discussion: The New Editor
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
I Knew Gene Kelly. The President Is No Gene Kelly.
Discussion: Liberty Street
Robert / Jihad Watch:
Jihadist cleric Omar Bakri: Fitna “could be a film by the Mujahideen”
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and PoliGazette
Matthew Yglesias:
Phil Gramm, Hero of Deregulation
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Lawyer: Gitmo trials pegged to '08 campaign
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