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11:30 PM ET, March 31, 2008

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Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
The Tall Tale of Tuzla  —  HILLARY CLINTON'S BOSNIAN MISADVENTURE SHOULD DISQUALIFY HER FROM THE PRESIDENCY, BUT THE AIRPORT LANDING IS THE LEAST OF IT.  —  The punishment visited on Sen. Hillary Clinton for her flagrant, hysterical, repetitive, pathological lying about her visit to Bosnia …
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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 …
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%.
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Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
DAY-OF-WEEK EFFECT IN GALLUP DAILY?  —  I received some interesting charts this afternoon from Harrison Hickman and Ben Margolis, both of the Democratic firm Global Strategy Group that polled for John Edwards until he withdrew from the race (full disclosure: Hickman was my employer longer ago than either of us wants to admit).
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Dems, Reps Agree: Obama Tougher Opponent for McCain
Discussion: Spin Cycle, The Swamp and Boston Globe
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 …
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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Jonathan Richards / Times of London:
CIA enlists Google's help for spy work  —  US intelligence agencies are using Google's technology to help its agents share information about their suspects  —  Google has been recruited by US intelligence agencies to help them better process and share information they gather about suspects.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
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.
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 Liberal Values
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David Usborne / The Independent:
USA 2008: The Great Depression  —  Food stamps are the symbol of poverty in the US.  In the era of the credit crunch, a record 28 million Americans are now relying on them to survive - a sure sign the world's richest country faces economic crisis  —  Disadvantaged Americans queue for aid in New York
Discussion: Truthdig and Done With Mirrors
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.
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Military Report: Secretly ‘Recruit or Hire Bloggers’  —  A study, written for U.S. Special Operations Command, suggested “clandestinely recruiting or hiring prominent bloggers.”  —  Since the start of the Iraq war, there's been a raucous debate in military circles over how to handle blogs …
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 …
Don Frederick / Top of the Ticket:
Barack Obama calls for Cesar Chavez holiday  —  Cesar Chavez Day.  —  That's what Barack Obama is endorsing: A national holiday in honor of the late, legendary activist for farmworker rights (pictured below).  —  Today is Chavez's birthday — and Hillary Clinton's campaign …
 
 
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Sewell Chan / City Room:
Council Approves Congestion Pricing Measure on 30-20 Vote
IMAO.US:
Can't Shake the Devil's Hand and Say You're Only Kidding
Discussion: protein wisdom
Kevin Rollins / Free For All:
Is Taxation Voluntary?
Mario Cuomo / The Huffington Post:
How to Avoid a Democratic Disaster
Neville Thurbeck / News of the World:
F1 boss Max Mosley has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers
Robert Schlesinger / The Huffington Post:
“I Shall Not Seek, and I Will Not Accept...”
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Life in A Cocoon  —  A problem for Barack Obama-after living …
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
McCain: Obama Has No Experience in National Security, Warfare
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Salon
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
WILLIAM KATZ: “I APPRECIATE THE CHANCE TO EXPLAIN...”
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain ‘Surprised’ by Iraq Developments
Discussion: Firedoglake
Slate:
The Military  —  HOW TO FIX THE U.S. MILITARY.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
STICKIN'  —  There's been a fierce and now apparently fading argument …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The New Republic
Ross Douthat:
Lieberman Democrats
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
A Moral Stain of a Punchline
 

 
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