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10:50 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” …
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Candidate Clinton to Richardson: 'Barack Obama Can't Win'  —  ABC News' George Stephanopoulos Reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and former President Bill Clinton are making very direct arguments to Democratic superdelegates, starkly insisting Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill. …
Saira Anees / Political Punch:
Bill Clinton Says Hillary Tried to Join the Army  —  A big Indiana national security endorsement today for Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill.  —  9/11 Commission Vice chair Lee Hamilton, a former member of Congress from the Hoosier state, announced that he's backing the lanky Illinoisan.
Discussion: Hot Air, Sister Toldjah and Don Surber
Mead Gruver / Associated Press:
Wyoming governor back Obama
Jennifer Chambers / Detroit News:
Stabenow's husband caught in Troy prostitution sting, police report says  —  TROY — The co-founder and former CEO of the liberal-progressive Democracy Radio and husband of U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow was caught in February by a Troy police sting aimed at catching prostitutes, according to a police report.
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 …
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Obama Has Testy Exchange In Philadelphia  —  From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:  —  WALLINGFORD, PA. — Barack Obama's six-day bus tour has been chock-full of local stops through out the state, where he has had personal interactions with voters.  However, during a stop at the Italian Market in Philadelphia …
Discussion: The Fix, NO QUARTER and The Page
Shailagh Murray / The Trail:
Persistent Picture-Seeker Irks Obama
Discussion: The Caucus and The New Republic
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.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
John Yoo's war crimes
Paul Kiel / TPMMuckraker:
Feith: Only “A**holes” Fret about Torture
Discussion: Think Progress
Ari Shapiro / NPR:
Justice Probes Lawyer's Dismissal Amid Gay Rumor  —  Audio for this story will be available at approx. 7:00 p.m. ET  —  · The Justice Department's inspector general is investigating whether a career attorney in the department was dismissed from her job because of rumors that she is a lesbian.
Paul Kiel / TPMMuckraker:
DoJ Investigators Probing Whether Goodling Fired Lawyer Due to Gay Rumors
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
New polls show Obama surge in Pa.  —  Illinois Sen. Barack Obama is surging in Pennsylvania, according to several new polls.  In one survey, released by Public Policy Polling this morning, Obama is now leading New York Sen. Hillary Clinton for the first time, 45 percent to 43 percent.
Men's Fashion, Men's Clothing, Gear …:
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.
Ryan Born / Us Weekly:
EXCLUSIVE: Heidi Montag: I'm Voting For John McCain  —  The New York Times recently called Heidi Montag a “feminist hero” for standing up to beau Spencer Pratt, but the Hills star, 21, isn't backing Hillary Clinton for president.  —  “I'm voting for John McCain,” she tells Us Weekly in its latest issue, on newsstands now.
Ana Marie Cox / Swampland:
SWAMPLAND EXCLUSIVE!! McCain Reacts to Heidi Montag Endorsement!
Discussion: Wonkette and Gawker
Sasha Issenberg / Boston Globe:
Teresa welcomes Michelle to first wives' club  —  PITTSBURGH — Teresa Heinz Kerry welcomed Michelle Obama to her adopted hometown today, passing a torch from one occasionally controversial first-lady-in-waiting to another.  —  “You know there are not many people who have gone through …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Obama... like Heinz Kerry's husbands?
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Joe Lieberman Attacks Barack Obama On Fox News (Video)  —  There's nothing quite like seeing it live:  —  LIEBERMAN: Well, I think that - let me say generally that Sen. Obama doesn't come to this debate with a lot of credibility.  Basically on the question of Iraq, John McCain has had the guts …
Ali / Think Progress:
Beck: Wal-Mart Made A ‘Deal With Terrorists’ In Ending Its Lawsuit Against Brain-Damaged Employee  —  In 2000, then-Wal-Mart employee Debbie Shank was hit by a semi-truck, leaving her seriously brain-damaged and confined to a wheelchair.  Wal-Mart covered her medical expenses until she won …
Associated Press:
Second Montana superdelegate lines up behind Obama  —  AP-MTMelcher-Obama,0108 Second Montana superdelegate lines up behind Obama Eds: APNewsNow.  Will be led.  —  By MATT GOURAS Associated Press Writer HELENA, Mont. (AP) Former U.S. Sen. John Melcher says he is going to cast …
Philip Giraldi / The Huffington Post:
Obama the Conservative Choice  —  Huffington Post progressives should look to the conversation that is going on among traditional conservatives if they are seriously interested in nominating a candidate who would be both electable and good for the country.  As a conservative …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
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Chicago Sun Times:
Rezko witness: Gov was told of threat to ‘take them down’
Discussion: The Corner
Marty Lederman / Balkinization:
[Post No. 4] The Yoo/Chertoff/Ashcroft Memo? …
Discussion: Emptywheel
John Cole / Balloon Juice:
The Michigan Primary In Video Form
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
Discussion: TalkLeft
PR Newswire:
67th Annual Peabody Awards Winners Announced
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
All Hands On Glenn (Greenwald, That Is...)
Discussion: Salon
James Fallows:
More on poverty and superpower status
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Clinton's Persistence Could Help Obama
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Marc Ambinder:
Clinton's New Three A.M. Ad Hits McCain
Terence Hunt / Associated Press:
Bush ends news conference a bit early
Discussion: White House
Steven R. Weisman / New York Times:
Bernanke Nods at Possibility of a Recession
Palm Beach Post:
Dean says Florida delegates will be seated at convention
Joe Klein / Swampland:
Too Many Kagans, Too Little Knowledge
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
McCain Camp Calls Obama “Dishonest” UPDATED THRICE!
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Obama: I'd hire Gore
Discussion: TigerHawk, Hot Air and Donklephant
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