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12:40 AM ET, April 2, 2008

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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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James Oliphant / Baltimore Sun:
JUSTICE INTERROGATION MEMO: CONSTITUTION NOT IN PLAY
Discussion: TalkLeft, Balkinization and The Agonist
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.
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
Spencer Ackerman / The Washington Independent:
No Iraq Intelligence Update For You!  —  For weeks, analysts within the 16-agency U.S. intelligence community have been toiling to complete an assessment of the situation in Iraq.  This morning, it finally went to the Hill: the Senate and House intelligence committees, and the leadership in both chambers …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
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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
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.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton pleads for time  —  Clinton campaign manager Maggie Williams put out a memo in which she casts the cause of keeping the campaign alive as an issue in and of itself, a kind of voting rights issue.  —  She lists the states yet to vote: … I tend to agree with Steve Benen on this …
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.
Jeff Poor / The Business & Media Institute:
Blumenthal Claims Inside Knowledge that McCain Flirted with Leaving GOP  —  Clinton campaign adviser points to presumptive GOP nominee's positions on torture, taxes, global warming, tobacco and health care as evidence.  —  Business & Media Institute  —  Could John McCain have been the Independent or Democratic senator from Arizona?
Discussion: Roger L. Simon and TownHall Blog
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.
Steve Doughty / Daily Mail:
Church leader calls for building of mosques to be banned because of risk 'Britain will become an ‘Islamic state’  —  A senior Church of England member called yesterday for the building of mosques to be banned.  —  Alison Ruoff said more construction would lead to Islamic no go areas dominated …
Josh Kraushaar / The Politico:
Dems seek Texas seat held by elder Bush  —  Democrats have been increasingly bullish about their ability to win over suburban, ancestrally Republican House districts that have been trending in their party's direction over the past decade.  —  But their party's latest target shows just how confident Democrats have become.
Ariel Alexovich / The Caucus:
Pa. Jewish Leaders Praise Obama in Letter  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton might have the endorsement of two of the top Jewish names in Pennsylvania politics — Governor Ed Rendell and Rep. Allyson Schwartz of Philadelphia — but 70 other leading Jewish professionals from the Keystone State …
Discussion: Fox News
 
 
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Turmoil in Race Tests Democrats' Low-Key Chief
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James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Obama-Webb 2008  —  I've mentioned in passing several times …
Bret Stephens / Wall Street Journal:
Does Obama Understand Defeat?
Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Murdoch's Daughter Hosts Obama Fund-Raiser
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Telling Local Media In Future Voting States That Obama Wants Race To End
Discussion: TalkLeft
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
The Hillary-Bosnia Mystery, Cont'd
CNN:
Chertoff: Laws to be waived for border fence
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Walter Alarkon / The Hill:
McDermott to pay Boehner $1 million in legal fees
Discussion: The Corner
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 49%, Clinton 45%
Discussion: Pollster.com
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton backer: Obama will win
Michelle Malkin:
Lights out at MichelleMalkin.com Update (noon): Flipped the switch
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The Politico:
Pentagon balked on gay partner travel