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7:25 PM ET, March 31, 2008

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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Clinton didn't pay health insurance bills  —  Among the debts reported this month by Hillary Clinton's struggling presidential campaign, the $292,000 in unpaid health insurance premiums for her campaign staff stands out.  —  Clinton, who is being pressured to end her campaign against Barack Obama …
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Selim Algar / New York Post:
FROM BAD TO VERSE FOR HILL  —  AIRPORT'S GIRL POET STUNNED BY SNIPER TALE AS INSULTED FELLOW BOSNIANS RIP ‘LOW BLOW’ LIE  —  SARAJEVO, Bosnia - The Bosnian girl who famously read a poem to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 1996 visit to the war-torn country is shocked - and her countrymen infuriated …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Do They Hate Clinton More Than They Care About The Dem Party?  —  Apparently, Josh Marshall got a lot of “feedback” for his post that I discussed here.  His reply to that feedback seems equally nonsensical to me: … (Emphasis supplied.)  This makes no sense to me.
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The Politico:
Dem elite working for June solution  —  Hoping to avoid a summer-long bloodbath for the Democratic presidential nomination, some party leaders such as Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen have urged a convention of superdelegates in June, after the caucuses and primaries are over.
CBN.com:
Obama Says He Doesn't Want His Daughters Punished with a Baby  —  A lot has been made (by both sides) in this Democratic primary race that “words matter”.  Well, The Brody File brings you this:  —  At a town hall meeting in Johnstown, Pennsylvania on Saturday afternoon …
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Marc Ambinder:
The Superdelegate Quandary  —  In most cases, undecided superdelegates …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Holds Lead Over Clinton, 51% to 43%  —  Longest stretch as front-runner for either candidate since late February  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted March 28-30 finds Barack Obama leading Hillary Clinton in national Democratic preferences for the nomination, 51% to 43%.
Discussion: The Daily Dish and Wonkette
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Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
DAY-OF-WEEK EFFECT IN GALLUP DAILY?
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Dems, Reps Agree: Obama Tougher Opponent for McCain
Discussion: The Swamp
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Interviewing Six Conservative Female Bloggers On Dating  —  One of the great things about my other blog, Conservative Grapevine, is that I get to link a wide variety of articles and see which links draw the most clicks.  While doing that, one of the things that I've found is that any article about dating tends to do really well.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
LAST REFUGE ...  PA Gov. Ed Rendell on Fox News coverage of the Democratic primary campaign ...  Late Update: Here's the video:  —  Hat tip to the Politico.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Eschaton
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Eli Lake / New York Sun:
Some Republicans Emerge To Endorse Obama  —  WASHINGTON — With an eye to the general election and the Pennsylvania primary, some Republicans who oppose President Bush's war policy are endorsing Senator Obama.  —  Senator Obama speaks at a rally on the Old Main Lawn at Penn State University yesterday …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Michigan Presidential Election  —  Michigan: McCain 43% Obama 42%; McCain 45% Clinton 42%  —  While Democrats are still fighting about whether and how Michigan's delegates will be seated at their party's national convention, early polling suggests that John McCain …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: New Jersey Presidential Election
Media Matters for America:
Scarborough on Obama's “dainty” bowling performance: “Americans want their president, if it's a man, to be a real man”  —  During the March 31 edition of MSNBC's Morning Joe, co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Willie Geist repeatedly mocked Sen. Barack Obama's bowling performance — which Scarborough called …
Discussion: ECHIDNE OF THE SNAKES
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
The Dilbert Strategy  —  Anyone who has worked in a large organization — or, for that matter, reads the comic strip “Dilbert” — is familiar with the “org chart” strategy.  To hide their lack of any actual ideas about what to do, managers sometimes make a big show of rearranging the boxes and lines that say who reports to whom.
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Wayne Barrett / The Huffington Post:
Could the Republicans Pick the Democratic Nominee?  — The Untold Story of How the GOP Rigged Florida and Michigan  —  Democratic National Committee chair Howard Dean came out of hiding last week to announce that there is no reason to rush to resolve the fate of Florida and Michigan.
Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Fitna Website Hacked by Cyberterrorists!  —  A website devoted to Fitna the movie has been hacked.  I've been sent several e-mails about the website in the past claiming that it was really anti-Fitna, but have seen no evidence of this.  What it appears to do is simply aggregate articles about Geert Wilders and Fitna.
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Sebastiaan Gottlieb / Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
Islamic countries want Dutch to ban Wilders movie
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
OOPS  —  Racial healer Lou Dobbs explains how he's sick of “cotton pickin'” black leaders telling him how he can and can't talk about race (he catches himself at the last minute — sorta) ...  Special thanks to TPM Reader AR for the catch.  —  Late Update: Whenever we do posts like this …
William Kristol / New York Times:
Biography Isn't Enough  —  The McCain campaign's first general election ad, released Friday, includes moving footage of him as a prisoner of war.  What was Democratic Chairman Howard Dean's reaction?  “While we honor McCain's military service, the fact is Americans want a real leader …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
STICKIN'  —  There's been a fierce and now apparently fading argument over the last week over whether Hillary Clinton should drop out of the nomination race or, more pointedly, whether she's under some sort of obligation to do so.  Not just in this race but in general I've always taken …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The New Republic
 
 
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
‘None of your business’ … BEN PLEASE GO BACK ON VACATION, WE WANT AVI BACK.
Discussion: The New Republic
Slate:
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Associated Press:
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
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Karen Brooks / Dallas Morning News:
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