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8:50 AM ET, April 1, 2008

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Michael Powell / New York Times:
Obama Is Moving to Down-to-Earth Oratory  —  STATE COLLEGE, Pa. — The Speech is his finely polished sword, a transcendent weapon.  Seen and heard on a thousand YouTube postings, Senator Barack Obama's speeches have made a happening of that hoariest of campaign forms, the stump speech.
Discussion: The Swamp, Associated Press and The RBC
Paul West / Baltimore Sun:
Obama dons a blue collar
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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E. J. Dionne Jr / Washington Post:
Clinton's Real Choice
Discussion: Prairie Weather and Commentary
Malcolm Nance / SWJ Blog:
The Basrah Gambit - Defining Moment for Iraq or the Jaysh al-Mahdi?  —  Engaging the Mahdi Militia in Basrah and labeling them as equal to Al-Qaeda in Iraq is a deadly gamble that may leave Iran the winner.  —  On 19 March, 2008 CNN's Iraq war correspondent, Kyra Phillips gave a live interview …
Discussion: The Belmont Club
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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain ‘Surprised’ by Iraq Developments
Discussion: Firedoglake
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
Fox News:
Report: Bob Barr Weighing Presidential Run  —  Former Republican Georgia Rep. Bob Barr is considering a run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket, according to FITNews.  —  Barr, who joined the Libertarian Party after leaving Congress in 2003, is looking to attract conservatives …
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Kevin Rollins / Free For All:
Is Taxation Voluntary?
Discussion: Betsy's Page and The American Mind
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.
Elise Castelli / FederalTimes.com:
Subpoenas issued for IBM, employees over EPA probe  —  IBM and several of its employees have been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury on interactions between Environmental Protection Agency and IBM employees, a company spokesman said today.  —  The subpoenas, which were issued March 28 …
Dr. Maya Angelou / blog.hillaryclinton.com:
Celebrating Women: A Note from Dr. Maya Angelou  —  This entry is part of a series in celebration of Women's History Month.  —  You may write me down in history  —  With your bitter, twisted lies,  —  You may trod me in the very dirt  —  But still, like dust, I'll rise.
Discussion: Taylor Marsh and TalkLeft
CNN:
Pelosi calls on Bush to boycott Olympic opening ceremonies  —  (CNN) — U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Bush should consider boycotting the opening ceremony of the Olympics Games in Beijing this summer to protest China's human rights record.  —  “I think boycotting the opening ceremony …
Discussion: Firedoglake
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Clinton's convention strategy in doubt  —  If the fight over whether to count the results in Florida and Michigan makes it to the Democratic National Convention, Hillary Clinton will not have enough pledged votes on the 169-member Credentials Committee to deliver a majority decision in her favor …
Discussion: Washington Wire
Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
Poll: You Can Fool Some of the People All of the Time  —  A new survey I commissioned demonstrates how McCain's malarkey about supporting enforcement has succeeded in duping a significant number of voters.  The poll (complete results are here) found that only 34 percent of people who voted …
Discussion: Vox Popoli
Steven Erlanger / New York Times:
In Gaza, Hamas's Insults to Jews Complicate Peace  —  GAZA — In the Katib Wilayat mosque one recent Friday, the imam was discussing the wiliness of the Jew.  —  “Jews are a people who cannot be trusted,” Imam Yousif al-Zahar of Hamas told the faithful.  “They have been traitors to all agreements — go back to history.
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).
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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 and SUGIERO
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Jane Harman / Los Angeles Times:
Rapists in the ranks  —  Sexual assaults are frequent, and frequently ignored, in the armed services.  —  The stories are shocking in their simplicity and brutality: A female military recruit is pinned down at knifepoint and raped repeatedly in her own barracks.
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Slate:
The Military  —  HOW TO FIX THE U.S. MILITARY.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and INTEL DUMP
 
 
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Alice Walker / Guardian:
Obama is our Mandela
Chris McGreal / Guardian:
Mugabe told not to declare his victory
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Damien McElroy / Telegraph:
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Discussion: FP Passport
Jay Rosen / PressThink:
The Love Affair Between McCain and the Press Sprains the Brain …
Howard Wilkinson / Cincinnati Enquirer:
Keith Maupin: ‘My boy is coming home’
Discussion: KIKO'S HOUSE
Jon Henke / Megan McArdle:
Where does he go to get his years back?  —  Mistakes happen …
Jeffrey Rosen / The New Republic:
Legal Bondage
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The ‘Recession’ Is a Media Myth
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