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Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Obama casts race between him, McCain  —  WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - Sen. Barack Obama is talking about the elephant in the room — Republican rival John McCain — and all but ignoring the Democrat who stands between him and his party's presidential nomination.  —  Even though Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton …
WCAU-TV:
Exclusive Poll: Clinton's Lead Shrinks In Pa.  —  Clinton Leads By 12 Points, Survey Finds  —  If the Democratic primary in Pennsylvania were held Tuesday, April 1, Hillary Clinton would defeat Barack Obama by 12 percentage points, according to a recent SurveyUSA poll conducted exclusively …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Teachers Launch Radio Ads For Clinton in Pa.
Discussion: Salon, Daily Kos and The Page
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Harold Ickes Confirms That Wright Is Key Topic In Discussions With Super-Delegates  —  In an interview with me this morning, senior Hillary adviser Harold Ickes confirmed that Reverend Jeremiah Wright is a key topic in discussions with uncommitted super-delegates over whether Obama is electable in a general election.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Hillary fired for lies, unethical behavior from Congressional job: former boss  —  Dan Calabrese's new column on Hillary Clinton's past may bring the curtain down on her political future.  Calabrese interviewed Jerry Zeifman, the man who served as chief counsel to the House Judiciary Committee during …
Ali / Think Progress:
Student calls McCain out for political motivations of school appearance.  —  Today Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) stopped at his alma mater, Episcopal High School in Virginia, to lecture on the importance of teaching and the honor code.  McCain's toughest question came from student Katelyn Halldorson …
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Hotline On Call:
“I Hope Attendance Here Was Not Compulsory”
Discussion: Wonkette
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
THE ADMIRAL WHO CAN'T SHOOT STRAIGHT  —  It doesn't take much to gain a reputation in Washington as a straight-shooter, and it takes a lot to lose it.  —  Adm. Mike McConnell came in as the Director of National Intelligence with a rep for being professional and non-partisan …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Balkinization
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Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
No Iraq Intelligence Update For You!
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
The March 2003 Yoo Memo Emerges! (not an April Fool's Joke): The Torture Memo to Top All Torture Memos  —  Subhead: The Big Kahuna: The Torture Memo that Makes the August 2002 Memo Look Like Objective and Thoughtful Legal Analysis  —  On Friday, March 13, 2003, Jay Bybee left his office …
Wonk Room:
Elizabeth Edwards Responds: Why Are People Like Me Left Out Of Your Health Care Proposal, Sen. McCain?  —  Our guest blogger is Elizabeth Edwards, wife of former Presidential candidate John Edwards.  —  I freely admit that I am confused about the role of overnight funding in repurchase markets in the collapse of Bear Stearns.
Matt / Think Progress:
CNN catches McCain making contradictory statements about Sadr.  —  In an interview with CNN earlier today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) claimed that he has long understood the influence of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr: … But in a report on The Situation Room today …
Discussion: KNX and Comments from Left Field
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Obama-Webb 2008  —  I've mentioned in passing several times, both here and on OTB Radio, that Jim Webb would be the Democrats' smartest choice for Vice President, particularly if (as seems exceedingly likely) Barack Obama is their nominee.  Alex Massie makes the case in detail.  Some excerpts:
Discussion: BeldarBlog
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Alex Massie / The Debatable Land:
The Case for Jim Webb
Neil Midgley / Telegraph:
Flying penguins found by BBC programme  —  The BBC will today screen remarkable footage of penguins flying as part of its new natural history series, Miracles of Evolution.  —  Camera crews discovered a colony of Adélie penguins while filming on King George Island, some 750 miles south of the Falkland Islands.
Richard Florida and The Creative Class Exchange:
The Singles Map  —  This is the new and improved version the singles map published yesterday in the Boston Globe.  —  A Singles Map of the United States  —  Which cities have a surplus of single men (or women) - and what that means for the country  —  By Richard Florida
Bret Stephens / Wall Street Journal:
Does Obama Understand Defeat?  —  On Oct. 14, 1993, John McCain took to the floor of the United States Senate to offer what, in light of his past history and his later positions, was an unusual amendment.  —  Earlier that month, 19 American soldiers had been ambushed and killed in Mogadishu …
The Politico:
Pentagon balked on gay partner travel  —  Prior to the Easter recess, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was forced to intervene with Defense Secretary Robert Gates in order to get Democratic Rep. Tammy Baldwin's domestic partner on a military flight for a congressional fact-finding trip to Europe.
Fafnir / Fafblog:
everything depends on the getaway  —  “Screw this dump!” says Giblets.  “This universe is old and fat and smells like smelling and Giblets is busting out!”  —  “Should we go over the wall or take the tunnel?” says me.  I been diggin a tunnel.  —  “Nuts to the tunnel!” says Giblets.
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 49%, Clinton 45%  —  McCain has slight edge over both Democrats  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update shows a closer Democratic nomination race than has been the case in recent days, with 49% of Democratic voters nationwide saying they are most likely …
Discussion: Pollster.com
 
 
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100 Years War  —  The problem with John McCain's 100 years …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
McDermott to pay Boehner $1 million in legal fees
Discussion: The Corner
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The Slippery Slope of Partisanship Takes A Dangerous Turn In The UK
M. Duss / Wonk Room:
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Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton backer: Obama will win
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
HEAT ON ‘HATCHET SQUAD’
Discussion: Spin Cycle and City Room
Michelle Malkin:
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FactCheck.org:
Obama's Oil Spill