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10:30 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
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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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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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 …
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.
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
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 …
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
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 …
Robert Schlesinger / The Huffington Post:
“I Shall Not Seek, and I Will Not Accept...”  —  Forty years ago tonight, Lyndon B. Johnson stopped bombing Vietnam long enough to drop a big one on the U.S. political landscape.  —  The issue of course was Vietnam.  (Or as we might call it now, Pre-raq.)
Neville Thurbeck / News of the World:
F1 boss Max Mosley has sick Nazi orgy with 5 hookers  —  Son of fascist Hitler lover in sex shame  —  FORMULA One motor racing chief Max Mosley is today exposed as a secret sado-masochist sex pervert.  —  The son of infamous British wartime fascist leader Oswald Mosley is filmed romping …
Discussion: The Corner, Times of London and SUGIERO
 
 
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Slate:
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
STICKIN'  —  There's been a fierce and now apparently fading argument …
Discussion: TalkLeft and The New Republic
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