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11:25 AM ET, April 3, 2008

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Krooney / The Page:
SOURCE: RICHARDSON SAID OBAMA CAN'T WIN  —  New Mexico Governor, in talks with both Clintons about his endorsement, is said to have been the one to argue that Obama did not have the experience necessary to beat McCain.  —  A Clinton associate reacts: “Bill Richardson is clearly embarrassed that he broke his promise to them.”
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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. …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: TWO DIFFERENT MAPS
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
BARACK'S A LOST CAUSE: HILL
Discussion: Washington Post, MSNBC and Vodkapundit
Ann Coulter / Human Events:
Obama's Dimestore ‘Mein Kampf’  —  If characters from “The Hills” were to emote about race, I imagine it would sound like B. Hussein Obama's autobiography, “Dreams From My Father.”  —  Has anybody read this book?  Inasmuch as the book reveals Obama to be a flabbergasting lunatic …
Discussion: Pirate's Cove and TigerHawk
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Jane Fonda endorses Barack Obama; there goes his crossover vote  —  Jane Fonda, the actress and ardent anti-Vietnam War advocate who visited North Vietnam during those hostilities, has endorsed Democrat Barack Obama for president.  —  There were no formal ceremonies for the endorsement.
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
DNC convention stance surprises campaigns  —  The Democratic National Committee said Tuesday that Florida and Michigan members will be seated on the three standing committees — including the critical Credentials Committee—at the party's 2008 national convention, a position that could affect the selection of the Democratic nominee.
Discussion: Redstate and Prairie Weather
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snapped shot:
Absolut-ly Insulting  —  If any of y'all drink Absolut vodka, you might want to consider finding a better brand.  Or at the very least, one that doesn't dabble in foreign policy:
Discussion: Doug Ross
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Bloomberg:
Obama Catches Clinton in Support From Superdelegate Lawmakers  —  Barack Obama has pulled even with Hillary Clinton in endorsements from top elected officials, with a surge in support from congressional freshmen and governors from Republican-dominated states.
Roxana Tiron / The Hill:
For McCain, son's duty in Iraq is not a talking point  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) regularly talks about his military experience on the presidential campaign trail, but he draws the line when asked about his sons' service in the armed forces.  —  Jimmy McCain, 19, who returned from Iraq in mid-February …
USA Today:
Why the Democratic race could end in North Carolina  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — The end could be near.  —  Or the endgame, at least, of a surprisingly drawn-out Democratic presidential contest.  Four months and 42 states after the opening Iowa caucuses, the primary in North Carolina on May 6 …
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Raleigh News & Observer:   ROB CHRISTENSEN, Staff Writer
Washington Wire:
McCain Spoofs Clinton in New Ad  —  Laura Meckler reports from Jacksonville, Fla., on the presidential race.  —  The McCain campaign plans to begin airing a new ad on national cable TV starting Thursday, aides said tonight.  The spot, which attacks Democrats Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama on the economy …
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.
Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
What do Bogart, Kirk, & McCain Have in Common?  —  News flash: Humphrey Bogart never said, “play it again, Sam,” Captain Kirk never uttered, “Beam me up, Scotty” — and John McCain never promised a hundred year war!  —  ... The danger, of course, is that everybody thinks Bogie and Kirk said those now famous lines.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway and Swampland
New York Times:
U.S. Cites Gaps in Planning of Iraqi Assault on Basra  —  BAGHDAD — Ambassador Ryan C. Crocker first learned of the Iraqi plan on Friday, March 21: Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki would be heading to Basra with Iraqi troops to bring order to the city.  —  But the Iraqi operation was not what the United States expected.
Anita Vogel / Fox News:
Student Sues ‘Anti-Christian’ Teacher Over Remarks in Class  —  A student and his family have filed a federal lawsuit demanding that a popular European history teacher at California's Capistrano Valley High School be fired for what they say were anti-Christian remarks he made in the classroom.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Carter hints at Obama backing  —  The Nigerian paper This Day reports that the former president all but came out for Obama, speaking to reporters in that country: … He was in Abuja, the paper reports, for the Carter Center awards for guinea worm eradication.
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Economic Indicators, Fast Food Edition  —  Today's Wall Street Journal has an interview with Burger Kind CEO John Chidsey.  I found this passage, where he explains why fast food companies are thriving, pretty telling:
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Janet Adamy / Wall Street Journal:   Man Behind Burger King Turnaround
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Age, Vote More Strongly Related in Obama-McCain Matchup  —  Gender more strongly related in Clinton-McCain contest  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republican John McCain and Democrat Barack Obama appeal to opposite ends of the age spectrum, with McCain faring better among older voters and Obama among younger voters.
Discussion: The Swamp and MyDD
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain shies away from religion talk
Discussion: The New Republic
Frankie Edozien / New York Post:
THIS $$ IS HERS FOR THE FAKING  —  QUINN OFFICE PROBED OVER BOGUS GRANT GROUPS
Discussion: A Blog For All and City Room
Agence France Presse:
Argentine president lays ‘inalienable’ claim to Falklands
Discussion: The Corner
Associated Press:
Colombia's President Criticizes Obama
Michael Kranish / Boston Globe:
McCain camp working out healthcare details
Michael Barone / US News:
In Terms of Geography, Obama Appeals to Academics and Clinton Appeals to Jacksonians
Bill Steigerwald / Front Page Magazine:
Memo to Obama: How to Win the Pennsylvania Primary
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Sharon Theimer / Associated Press:
Beer executive could be next first lady
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The Raw Story:
Massive exposé: Bush officials pressured underlings …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
In Economic Drama, Bush Is Largely Offstage
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
New Pig Book says Hillary Clinton's tops in pork spending …
Discussion: Hot Air
Washington Wire:
McCain and the Model  —  Elizabeth Holmes reports on the presidential race.
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Joe Lieberman Attacks Barack Obama On Fox News (Video)
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Obama Has Testy Exchange In Philadelphia
 

 
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