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11:05 PM ET, April 3, 2008


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The Huffington Post:
Air America Host Randi Rhodes Suspended For Calling Hillary A “Big F*cking Whore”  —  Air America host Randi Rhodes called both Geraldine Ferraro and Hillary Clinton “whores” in a recent appearance, seen below.  Rhodes, who hosts a weekday radio show on Air America, said to the cheering crowd, “What a whore Geraldine Ferraro is!
Air America / Air America Radio blogs:
STATEMENT OF AIR AMERICA RADIO, FROM CHAIR CHARLIE KIREKER  —  New York - Air America has suspended on-air host Randi Rhodes for making inappropriate statements about prominent figures, including Senator Hillary Clinton, at a recent public appearance on behalf of Air America in San Francisco …
Brian Maloney / The Radio Equalizer:
Randi Rhodes Suspended After Calling Hillary ‘Big F***ing Whore’  —  WHORE-ABLE INSULTS  —  Unhinged Rhodes Stand-Up Routine Results In Suspension  —  *** BREAKING NEWS - MORE NEW DETAILS BELOW ***  —  An unhinged tirade by Air America Radio host Randi Rhodes has led to an unprecedented suspension …
Fox News:
Air America Host Suspended for Obscenity-Laced Rant Against Clinton, Ferraro  —  Air America radio has suspended talk show host Randi Rhodes for what has been described as an appalling rant against Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and Clinton supporter Geraldine Ferraro.
David Hinckley / NY Daily News:
Air America's Randi Rhodes suspended
Saira Anees / Political Punch:
Obama is Smokin'  —  Last August, I ran into Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, outside the Senate chamber in the Capitol.  —  This was before the Obama surge, before he had omnipresent Secret Service agents, back when you might see him strolling solo.  —  We chatted for a second …
Ed OKeefe / Political Punch:
Gov. Rendell: There's 50% About Barack Obama We Don't Know Yet  —  As governor of Pennsylvania, Ed Rendell is getting a lot of attention these days as the chief surrogate for Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., as she and Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., square off in preparation for the Keystone state's April 22 primary.
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton backers: She must win popular vote
Discussion: Liberal Values and Bloomberg
New York Times:
Obama's Support Softens, Poll Shows  —  Senator Barack Obama's support among Democrats nationally has softened over the last month — particularly among men and upper-income voters — as voters have taken a slightly less positive view of him than they did after his burst of victories in February …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama's $40 Million Haul (And What It Means)  —  UPDATE — 4:15 p.m.: A Clinton campaign source just confirmed to The Fix that the New York Senator collected $20 million in the month of March, roughly half the total amount collected by Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) over the same time frame.
Ben Evans / Associated Press:
Carter hints at support for Obama
Discussion: Say Anything
Jacqueline Klingebiel / Political Radar:
Clinton Fundraising For March
Discussion: The Politico
Marc Ambinder:
Donations to DCCC Spike after Clinton Threat To Pelosi  —  The effort by Hillary Clinton's bundlers to pressure Speaker Nancy Pelosi into retracting her comments about superdelegates has caused a spurt of Obama-linked donations to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Democrats with direct knowledge of the situation said.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Jonathan Singer / MyDD:   Barack Obama = Party Builder; Hillary Clinton = ???
Gallup Daily: Race Steady at Obama 49%, Clinton 46%
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Al Qaeda #2: We'll Attack Iran  —  Recently, Senator John McCain has repeatedly indicated that Iran and al-Qaeda are in cahoots.  The terror group's number two, Ayman al-Zawahiri, would beg to differ.  In a long-promised online Q&A session, Zawahiri says it would be “in the interest” …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Truth, Put Your Boots On
Sinead Carew / Reuters:
John Edwards says would not accept VP nomination  —  LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards said on Thursday he would not accept the nomination for U.S. vice president as he did four years ago.  —  Edwards, a former senator from North Carolina …
Daily Mail:
British Muslims ‘planned to kill thousands by bombing SEVEN transatlantic airliners in one go’  —  A British terror gang plotted to use liquid explosives to blow up transatlantic passenger jets in mid-flight, a court heard today.  —  Eight men planned to smuggle bombs disguised as soft drinks …
NY Daily News:
GOP under fire from everywhere after 9/11 comments  —  WASHINGTON - The California congressman who called the Sept. 11 attacks “simply” a plane crash ran for cover Wednesday under a barrage of ridicule from fellow Republicans, first responders and victims' families.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
David Gregory says Bush showed good judgement for not invading …
Discussion: Think Progress
Joe Klein / Time:
The Patriotism Problem  —  When he was really rolling in February, Barack Obama would close every speech with a peroration about the importance of hope.  The setup always seemed a bit defensive to me — an attack on the pundits and party elders who thought he was too idealistic, a “hopemonger” …
Mike Morris / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Ted Turner: Global warming could lead to cannibalism  —  Billionaire environmentalist says world has too many people  —  Failure to address global warming will have us all dead or eating each other by mid-century.  —  So says Ted Turner, the restaurateur, environmentalist …
Karen Houppert / The Nation:
Another KBR Rape Case  —  Editor's Note: Lisa Smith is a pseudonym used on request.  Additional reporting by Te-Ping Chen.  Research support provided by the Investigative Fund of The Nation Institute.  —  Houston  —  It was an early January morning in 2008 when 42-year-old Lisa Smith* …
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Ed Ronco / South Bend Tribune:
Poll: Clinton, Obama neck and neck in Hoosier state
Discussion: MyDD
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
POPLINE restricts the word ‘Abortion’ from the government funded database
John Tierney / TierneyLab:
Are Carbon Cuts Just A Fantasy?
Mike Tackett / The Swamp:
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Washington Post / On The Plane:
He's Outta There  —  BUCHAREST, Romania — Enough is enough, it seems.
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Clinton Denies Saying Obama ‘Cannot Win’; Aides Dispute Question
Matthew Yglesias:
Heritage  —  It seems that April is Confederate Heritage month.
Rick Perlstein / The Nation:
All Aboard the McCain Express
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
 Earlier Items: 
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
‘NY Times’ Scribe Withholds Byline on Page One Story — Then OKs It
Discussion: The New Republic
Michael M. Grynbaum / New York Times:
Fed Officials Defend Rescue of Bear Stearns
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Jeremy Lott / The Politico:
The case for Vice President Coburn
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Ross Douthat:
John McCain As Bob Dole
Mike Soraghan / The Hill:
McCain rejects Secret Service protection
Discussion: Hot Air and The Page
Andrew Walden / Pajamas Media:
Muslims Leaving Islam in Droves
Mark Murray / MSNBC: