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Heidi Przybyla / Bloomberg:
Obama Speech Fails to Assuage White Indiana Voters  —  Andrea Helmer was interested in Barack Obama until she heard sound bites of his fiery pastor's sermons.  Last week, she volunteered for Hillary Clinton's campaign in Indiana.  —  “As things came out regarding some of the things his pastor has said …
Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Superdelegates buoy Obama in rough month
Discussion: New York Times
New York Times:
Negotiations May Lead to Mugabe's Exit in Zimbabwe  —  HARARE, Zimbabwe — The opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai is in talks with advisers to President Robert G. Mugabe of Zimbabwe, amid signs that some of those close to Mr. Mugabe may encourage him to resign, a Western diplomatic source …
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Mark Tran / Guardian:
Mugabe sources: we lost first round
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Reason Magazine
Chris McGreal / Guardian:
Mugabe told not to declare his victory
Discussion: Hot Air and normblog
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Cleaver's bluntness  —  In an unusually frank interview on Canadian public radio, CBC, Rep. Emmanuel Cleaver of Kansas City — a Hillary supporter and superdelegate — gives a sense of how tenuous Clinton's hold on many black superdelegates is.  —  “If I had to make a prediction right now …
Discussion: Political Machine and Wonkette
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.
Associated Press:
Pelosi says Democratic race should go on  —  WASHINGTON - House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the superdelegates who may ultimately decide the Democratic party's presidential nominee have a right to vote as they wish, and that the drawn-out contest between candidates Hillary Rodham Clinton …
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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.
Aaron Bruns / FOX Embeds:
Hillary “Rocky” Clinton in Philadelphia  —  Senator Clinton has been telling Pennsylvania voters that she's in this race to the very end to fight for them, and now she's adopting the mantle of the Keystone State's biggest fighter - Rocky Balboa.  —  In excerpts of a speech she's set to give …
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Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
It's the “Rocky” Road for Hillary Clinton
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 …
FactCheck.org:
Obama's Oil Spill  —  Obama says he doesn't take money from oil companies.  We say that's a little too slick.  —  In a new ad, Obama says, “I don't take money from oil companies.”  —  Technically, that's true, since a law that has been on the books for more than a century prohibits corporations …
Discussion: Dean's World and TalkLeft
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William J. Broad / New York Times:
Inside the Black Budget  —  Clockwise from top left: Ghost Squadron.  For search and rescue; National Reconnaissance Office.  Dragon is code for infrared imaging on advanced KH-11 satellites; Desert Prowler.  May represent Groom Lake, Nev., a k a Area 51; Special Projects Office.
Discussion: Danger Room and Secrecy News
Dani Rodrik / Dani Rodrik's weblog:
American political economics in one picture  —  Look at the figure below, and then look at it again, and again, and again.  It is the most telling picture about the U.S. political economy I have ever seen.  —  It comes from Princeton political scientist Larry Bartels' new book, soon to be released.
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
PAULSON'S PLAN....Peter Gosselin reports on the Bush administration's response to the credit crisis: … No surprise there.  After all, Paulson created his plan a year ago, well before the current crisis exploded last summer.  Far from being a way to rein in banking industry excesses …
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
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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.
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.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
“Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics”  —  My new book — Great American Hypocrites: Toppling the Big Myths of Republican Politics — is available for online ordering now.  It will be available in book stores beginning April 15.
 
 
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