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8:10 PM ET, April 7, 2008

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Melissa McEwan / Shakesville:
Hillary Sexism Watch: Castrating Bitch Edition
Discussion: TalkLeft
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Moves to 9-point Lead Over Clinton  —  McCain, Obama remain tied in general election trial heat  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has gained support in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking report for April 4-6, and now leads Hillary Clinton by a statistically significant margin, 52% to 43%.
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Steve Coll / New Yorker:
MILITARY CONFLICT … General Richard A. Cody graduated …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Pundit Review Radio / BLACKFIVE:
ADVANCE COPY OF PETRAEUS' TESTIMONY TO CONGRESS
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
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Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
No Really, You Should Go  —  Wretched rationalizations for Hillary Clinton's kamikaze campaign.  —  Last week, Senator Pat Leahy suggested that Hillary Clinton ought to quit the presidential race.  How insensitive!  How boorish!  Pundits gasped, Clinton took umbrage …
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:   If My Grandmother Had Wheels, Clinton Would be Winning
Media Matters for America:
On Tim Russert , Hitchens said to Sullivan: “Oh, well don't be such a lesbian.  Get on with it”  —  On the April 5 edition of MSNBC's Tim Russert, Andrew Sullivan and Christopher Hitchens debated the significance for Sen. Barack Obama of comments made by his former pastor Jeremiah Wright …
Discussion: Pandagon
Ross Douthat:
The Worst President Ever?  —  An unscientific survey of 109 professional historians, conducted by the doubtless-unbiased author of Grand Theft Jesus: The Hijacking of Religion In America, reports that sixty-one percent of its sample considers George W. Bush's Presidency the “worst ever.”
Discussion: Eunomia and Balloon Juice
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HillaryClinton.com:
Statement by Hillary Clinton on Olympics  —  The violent clashes in Tibet and the failure of the Chinese government to use its full leverage with Sudan to stop the genocide in Darfur are opportunities for Presidential leadership.  These events underscore why I believe the Bush administration …
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Marc Ambinder:
McCain Raises $15M In March  —  Sen. John McCain's fundraising is picking up, relatively speaking.  —  In March, officials said he raised about $15M, his best month since early 2007 and well above his $2M-per-month pace in late 2007.  The final number is still being tallied.
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Grains Gone Wild  —  These days you hear a lot about the world financial crisis.  But there's another world crisis under way — and it's hurting a lot more people.  —  I'm talking about the food crisis.  Over the past few years the prices of wheat, corn, rice and other basic foodstuffs …
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
2 Suburban Philadelphia Counties Flip to Democratic Party  —  History is being made in the suburbs of Philadelphia.  —  The four suburban counties have long been Republican strongholds, with more Republican voters than Democratic ones.  The last time there were more Democrats than Republicans seems lost in the mist of time.
Discussion: Newsweek
Chicago Tribune:
Representative tries to put the fear of God in atheist  —  Did you hear about the state legislator who last week blasted a Lutheran minister during a committee hearing for spewing dangerous religious superstitions, and then attempted to order the minister out of the witness chair on the grounds …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The non-political elite view of McCain  —  A GOP fundraiser who hasn't, to put it mildly, been the biggest McCain booster in the world makes a smart point to me in explaining his success so far in raising coin for the GOP nominee from money types outside the Washington crowd.
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Rob Lowe / The Huffington Post:
Household Betrayal  —  Harassment in the workplace, sexual or otherwise, is something I take very seriously.  In my home and on the set, I have been surrounded for years by hardworking women (and men) whom I respect and whose rights are to be protected.  But when people make false claims …
The Huffington Post:
MAYHILL FOWLER  —  BIO Become a Fan Get Email Alerts Similar Bloggers  —  Last night at a fundraiser in San Francisco, Barack Obama took a question on what he's looking for in a running mate.  “I would like somebody who knows about a bunch of stuff that I'm not as expert on,” he said, and then he was off and running.
 
 
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Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard Blog:
The 100 Year Retreat  —  Apparently the beating the Obama campaign …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Yochi J. Dreazen / Wall Street Journal:
Officer Questions Petraeus's Strategy
Carol Platt Liebau / Real Clear Politics:
The Cynic vs. the Radical: Hillary Clinton and Michelle Obama
Laura Meckler / Wall Street Journal:
McCain, in Populist Turn, Slams Executives' Pay
Discussion: Commentary
Michael Slackman / International Herald Tribune:
Day of angry protest stuns Egypt
Ben / Think Progress:
Fratto admits White House looked at Iraq through ‘rose-colored glasses.’
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
60 Minutes: Doug Feith once again earns his nickname
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Editor and Publisher:
‘Wash Post’ Captures 6 Pulitzers, ‘NYT’ Takes 2
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Cokie Roberts speaks out on the war on behalf of the American people
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How I Made It: Spike Lee on ‘Do the Right Thing’
Marc Ambinder:
Ex-Clinton Insider Launches Unity Ticket Drive
Nick Timiraos / Wall Street Journal:
Obama May Not Have Fully Contained Damage From Ex-Pastor
 

 
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Hadas Gold / CNN:
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Megan Specia / New York Times:
The US assures the UK that Julian Assange could seek US First Amendment protections and wouldn't face the death penalty or be persecuted for his nationality

 
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