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10:40 AM ET, March 30, 2008


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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Cash-strapped Clinton fails to pay bills  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys, but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small business circles.
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Clinton Shouldn't Feel Forced to Quit Race, Obama Says  —  JOHNSTOWN, Pa. — Senator Barack Obama had a few words of advice Saturday for his rival, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do not drop out on my account.  —  “My attitude is that Senator Clinton can run as long as she wants,” Mr. Obama …
Washington Post:
Don't Stop Campaigning  —  THE GROWING chorus among some Democrats and other interested observers for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) to get out of the race for the Democratic Party's nomination for president is troubling.  We're not promoting Ms. Clinton over Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) …
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Obama: Clinton ‘can run as long as she wants’  —  JOHNSTOWN, Pennsylvania (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton should remain in the Democratic presidential race “as long as she wants,” rival candidate Barack Obama said Saturday despite two of his high profile supporters urging the former first lady to give up.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
The Game's Not Over, Clinton Backers Agree
Discussion: MSNBC, Associated Press and TalkLeft
Dallas Morning News:
‘This is crazy’  —  With tens of thousands of participants, Saturday's conventions were expected to be chaotic - and they were.  —  The District 23 convention, one of the largest in the state, was stalled for hours because the credentials of thousands of delegates were either challenged or could not immediately be verified.
R.G. Ratcliffe / Houston Chronicle:
Second Texas Democratic caucuses bring more chaos  —  AUSTIN — Traffic jams, long lines, crowds, confusion and chaos marked Texas Democratic regional conventions Saturday as an unprecedented number of political activists turned out to help elect presidential nominating delegates for Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
Senior Democrats mull Al Gore's nomination  —  Plans for Al Gore to take the Democratic presidential nomination as the saviour of a bitterly divided party are being actively discussed by senior figures and aides to the former vice-president.  —  The bloody civil war between Hillary Clinton …
Douglas Martin / New York Times:
Dith Pran, ‘Killing Fields’ Photographer, Dies at 65  —  Dith Pran, a photojournalist for The New York Times whose gruesome ordeal in the killing fields of Cambodia was re-created in a 1984 movie that gave him an eminence he tenaciously used to press for his people's rights, died in New Brunswick, N.J., on Sunday.
Michael Dobbs / Washington Post:
Obama Overstates Kennedys' Role in Helping His Father  —  Addressing civil rights activists in Selma, Ala., a year ago, Sen. Barack Obama traced his “very existence” to the generosity of the Kennedy family, which he said paid for his Kenyan father to travel to America on a student scholarship and thus meet his Kansan mother.
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
‘With a Few More Brains ...’  —  Ten days ago, I noted …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Teaching about responsible drinking  —  This is something that has needed to be said for some time: … There is much that is romantic in this article about the joys of wine and such, but to me it is a much simpler question.  I drink something with alcohol perhaps 340 nights per year …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and PoliGazette
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Surrender Already, Dorothy  —  It's all about the magic, really.  —  And whether we can take a flier on this skinny guy with the strange name and braided ancestry to help us get it back.  —  Bernard Kouchner, the foreign minister of France and a strong supporter of the United States …
Discussion: Prairie Weather, marbury and The Page
Alan S. Blinder / New York Times:
How to Cast a Mortgage Lifeline?  —  THE financial markets are downright scary.  And it seems unlikely that we can extricate ourselves from the current series of rolling financial crises without improving the situation in three related markets: those for houses, mortgages and securities based on mortgages.
Roger L. Simon:
Annals of the Liberal Blogosphere - It's the Media, stupid!  —  I had to smile when reading how the liberal blogosphere—convoking in Philly at Eschacon '08 under the aegis of, one assumes, the mighty Eschaton—have got their knickers in the proverbial twist at the namby-pamby way the media treats McCain (except when they don't).
Discussion: TBogg
Will / Attytood:
Liberal bloggers declare war in Philly over media, McCain
Times of London:
Mahdi Army holds firm as Iraqi PM risks all in battle of Basra  —  The future of Iraq could be decided by the power struggle raging in the country's second city  —  Hala Jaber, Ali Rifat and Abu Razzak in Basra  —  THE arrival of the Iraqi army supported by US warplanes did little to dent …
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Simon Romero / New York Times:
Files Released by Colombia Point to Venezuelan Bid to Arm Rebels
Rick Pearson / Chicago Tribune:
Clinton not quitting: ‘I like long movies’
Discussion: The Swamp
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The War Criminal President
Susan Saulny / New York Times:
Thieves Leave Cars, but Take Catalytic Converters
Carrie Budoff Brown / Ben Smith's Blogs:
“Stop these abortions.”
New York Times:
Iraqi Offensive Revives Debate for Campaigns
Dean Esmay / Dean's World:
Obama's Latest Ad
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
New York Times:
In Treasury Plan, a Reluctant Eye Over Wall Street
Discussion: Washington Post
 Earlier Items: 
Gallup Daily: Obama Still on Top, 50% to 43%
Discussion: MyDD and The Jed Report
Crunchy Con:
Neither McCain nor Obama
Daniel Larison / Eunomia:
Culture Wars Continuing (Continued)
Discussion: Crunchy Con
Gary Gross / Let Freedom Ring:
The Indictment Against John Murtha
Discussion: BBC and Wake up America
Allen Salkin / New York Times:
Why Blog? Reason No. 92: Book Deal
Discussion: PoliGazette
Merkel to boycott Olympic ceremony
Eve Fairbanks / The New Republic:
Wiki Woman  —  The battle to define Hillary online.
Discussion: The New Editor
Lynn Sweet:
Obama did NOT “hold the title” of a University of Chicago law school professor.