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1:55 PM ET, April 2, 2008

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San Francisco Chronicle:
MATIER AND ROSS  —  Bill Clinton's tirade stunned some delegates  —  The Bill Clinton who met privately with California's superdelegates at last weekend's state convention was a far cry from the congenial former president who afterward publicly urged fellow Democrats to “chill out” …
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Mead Gruver / Associated Press:   Wyoming governor back Obama
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
John Yoo's war crimes  —  (updated below)  —  Yet again, the ACLU has performed the function which Congress and the media are intended to perform but do not.  As the result of a FOIA lawsuit the ACLU filed and then prosecuted for several years, numerous documents relating …
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Phillippe Sands / Vanity Fair:
The Green Light  —  As the first anniversary of 9/11 approached, and a prized Guantánamo detainee wouldn't talk, the Bush administration's highest-ranking lawyers argued for extreme interrogation techniques, circumventing international law, the Geneva Conventions, and the army's own Field Manual.
Scott Horton / Harper's:
The Green Light  —  Yesterday the public finally got to see the full text of an infamous Department of Justice memorandum from March 2003 designed to authorize torture.  I will have some more comments on this odious document authored by John Yoo, a man who (amazingly) teaches at a prominent law school.
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
McCain Has Yet to Win Over Key Conservatives  —  On the campaign trail last week, Sen. John McCain declared at least three times that the Republican Party is “united.”  —  But is it?  —  Some prominent conservatives say they remain disenchanted with the party's likely nominee.
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Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
McCain won't fight platform on abortion, gays
Detroit Free Press:
Report: Stabenow's husband paid prostitute in sting  —  Thomas Athans, the husband of U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow and cofounder of a liberal talk radio network, told Troy police detectives that he paid a prostitute $150 for sex at a Troy hotel in late February, according to a police report obtained Wednesday …
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Jennifer Chambers / Detroit News:
Stabenow's husband caught in Troy prostitution sting, police report says
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Brent Baker / NewsBusters.org:
Turner: Global Warming Will Cause Mass Cannibalism, Insurgents Are Patriots  —  Interviewed Tuesday for Charlie Rose's PBS show, CNN founder Ted Turner argued that inaction on global warming “will be catastrophic” and those who don't die “will be cannibals.”
Austin Bay / Real Clear Politics:
Whittling Away at Sadr  —  After his outlaw militiamen raised white flags and skedaddled from their latest round of combat with the Iraqi Army, radical Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr declared victory.  —  He always does.  He understands media bravado.  He wagers that survival bandaged …
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Ann Scott Tyson / Washington Post:
Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk  —  Readiness Is Dangerously Low, Army Chief Says  —  Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put …
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Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Obama takes the lead in Pennsylvania  —  Barack Obama 45  —  Hillary Clinton 43  —  Barack Obama has taken the lead in Pennsylvania, a remarkable turnaround after trailing Hillary Clinton by 26 points in a PPP poll in the state just two and a half weeks ago.
Julianna Goldman / Bloomberg:
Obama Wins Backing of 9/11 Commission Co-Chairman Lee Hamilton  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has won the endorsement of one of his party's top foreign policy figures, Lee Hamilton, who hails from Indiana, home to one of the next crucial primary votes.
Zachary Roth / CJR:
The U.S., Iraq, and 100 Years  —  Press needs to call Obama on distortion of McCain's statement  —  Ever since John McCain said at a town hall meeting in January that he could see U.S. troops staying in Iraq for a hundred years, the Democrats have been trying to use the quote to paint the Arizona senator as a dangerous warmonger.
Jacqueline Lee / Des Moines Register:
Pizza driver: ‘There was no way out’  —  A Des Moines pizza driver who was suspended from his job after he shot an armed robber said today he has been overwhelmed by support from people who cheered what happened.  —  “But no one had contacted me directly about a job offer,” …
Michael Gerson / Washington Post:
Obama's Abortion Extremism  —  Sen. Robert P. Casey Jr.'s endorsement of Barack Obama last week — “I believe in this guy like I've never believed in a candidate in my life” — recalled another dramatic moment in Democratic politics.  In the summer of 1992, as Bill Clinton solidified his control …
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Karl Rove Likes What He Sees  —  Karl Rove Likes What He Sees … I CAN SEE KARL ROVE standing outside the restaurant, on the phone, yakking, pacing, occasionally peering at me through the etched-glass window and sticking a stubby finger in the air to indicate that he'll just be just one more minute.
Discussion: CBS News
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Taegan Goddard's Political Wire:   Rove on Hillary Clinton
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Hillary Waltz  —  Democrats getting jittery about the alienating effects of the endless soap opera they call their campaign should buck up.  These “hand-wringers,” as the Hillary strategist Harold Ickes calls them, are not seeing the larger picture.  —  Hillary is cruelly misunderstood …
Time:
Obama Keeps Cash Lead Over Clinton  —  Barack Obama raised more than $30 million in the month of March, a campaign official told TIME on Tuesday.  —  Though the official would not provide an exact number, he did say, “The number starts with a three and we are still counting.  It's in the 30s.”
 
 
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USA Today:
‘Super delegate’ gathering gets thumbs down
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
Outgoing Rep. Wynn may soon leave Energy and Commerce Committee
US News:
Clinton, Obama Adopt Populist Tone In Pennsylvania
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Obama, Clinton Leverage Different Groups vs. McCain
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Andrew Stuttaford / The Corner:
One Story, Two Comments  —  Here's a revealing story …
Patricia Sullivan / Washington Post:
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Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama readies plan to reshape the electorate
Washington Post:
Obama Changes Approach to Reach Blue-Collar Voters in Pennsylvania
Discussion: American Street and The Page
Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain and Letterman Trade Insults on ‘Late Show’
TBogg:
A Vast Right ...No, Left. …
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