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8:35 AM ET, April 8, 2008

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Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
With War in Senate Spotlight, Presidential Campaigns Converge in Washington
Discussion: Los Angeles Times
Steve Coll / New Yorker:
MILITARY CONFLICT … General Richard A. Cody graduated …
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James Hider / Times of London:
Iraq: Al-Mahdi army offers to lay down its arms
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Transcript: Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki on Iraq
Anne E. Kornblut / The Trail:
Clinton Told True Tale of Woe, Says Kin  —  The aunt of a young pregnant woman who died after a hospital told her she needed to pay $100 up front for care said in an interview on Monday that Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton has been telling the story accurately on the campaign trail …
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Storylines  —  Andrea Mitchell said today that Clinton has a “growing credibility gap” because she repeated a story on the stump about a woman who was denied health care and died.  (I believe this is based on a bizarre and very badly written article which appeared over the week-end in the New York Times.)
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics and TalkLeft
Digby / Hullabaloo:
What Are They Waiting For?  —  D-day says that I'm one of the biggest pollyannas in the blogosphere about the November election.  My sunny upbeat belief that the Democrats are pretty much a shoe-in and that all this unpleasantness will be long forgotten by then is what gets me through these days of obnoxious online life.
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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
2 Suburban Philadelphia Counties Flip to Democratic Party
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
The non-political elite view of McCain
Tim Arango / New York Times:
CBS Said to Consider Use of CNN in Reporting  —  CBS, the home of the most celebrated news division in broadcasting, has been in discussions with Time Warner about a deal to outsource some of its news-gathering operations to CNN, two executives briefed on the matter said Monday.
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Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
For Couric, an Uphill March
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
How the MSM Treats Hillary: One Video Shows It All  —  Thanks for posting that Jeralyn!  (5.00 / 2) (#2) … Must see.  (5.00 / 2) (#5)
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: Gawker and Pandagon
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Insult to Injury: Vitter Crashes Car After Hookergate Town Hall Meeting  —  Senator David Vitter fell victim to a humiliating incident today.  No, it wasn't the town hall meeting he held with LA residents discussing his hypocritical involvement in the “DC Madam” prostitution scandal.
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The Ascension Citizen:
Vitter driver wrecks into sign after Gonzales forum
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Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Iraq War Attitudes Politically Polarized  —  Republicans generally favor the war; Democrats oppose it  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Republicans reject the idea of a timetable for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, by a better than 2-to-1 margin, 65% to 32%.  Democrats show an even greater margin …
Discussion: Salon
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Seumas Milne / Guardian:
Secret US plan for military future in Iraq  —  A confidential draft agreement covering the future of US forces in Iraq, passed to the Guardian, shows that provision is being made for an open-ended military presence in the country.  —  The draft strategic framework agreement between the US …
Infidelesto / Infidels Are Cool:
Obama's pastor Jeremiah Wright: Former Muslim  —  A reader from Free Republic has dug up an old article last year (March 07) From TNR about Obama.  It was written by Ryan Lizza, Senior editor at The New Republic.  It's a biographical piece, but in the article, it explicitly states that Jeremiah Wright is a former Muslim.
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Bill Clinton Visits Puerto Rico, Rich in Culture and Delegates  —  The four sound trucks filed onto potholed streets at 8 o'clock Monday morning, weighed down by the 800-pound speakers rigged to their roofs.  They drove past the pineapple plantations, past the black-sand beaches, past the multicolored tiendas downtown.
Discussion: American Street
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Elizabeth Edwards Joins Center for American Progress  —  Former senator John Edwards (N.C.) remains on the political sidelines but that isn't stopping his wife, Elizabeth, from rejoining the fray as a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.  —  Elizabeth Edwards will be dealing …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain ties with Arizona blacks strained  —  Oscar Tillman heads the Phoenix area branch of the NAACP and is a former statewide president of the group.  He has been a leader of Arizona's small, tight-knit African-American community for decades.  —  So it comes as something of a surprise …
 
 
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