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William Kristol / New York Times:
The Shape of the Race to Come  —  I've spent a fair amount of time the last couple of weeks with conservatives of all ages and leanings.  Call it my very own listening tour.  —  It began with a series of conversations with a group of Weekly Standard subscribers.
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Dialogue on race could begin on hallowed ground
Wall Street Journal:
Iraq and Its Costs  —  When Gen. David Petraeus testifies before Congress tomorrow, he will step into an American political landscape dramatically different from the one he faced when he last spoke on Capitol Hill seven months ago.  —  This time Gen. Petraeus returns to Washington having led …
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Reuters:
REFILE-FACTBOX-US presidential candidates on Iraq withdrawal
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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 …
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Sean Wilentz / Salon:
If the system made sense, Clinton would be far ahead  —  Under a winner-take-all primary system, Hillary Clinton would have a wide lead over Barack Obama — and enough delegates to clinch the Democratic presidential nomination by June.  —  Hillary Clinton celebrates with supporters …
Marc Ambinder:
Ex-Clinton Insider Launches Unity Ticket Drive  —  Hillary/Obama '08 becomes official today.  In a way.  —  A Clinton insider who served as ex campaign manager Patti Solis Doyle's executive assistant for several years has set up a new website, http://www.voteboth.com/ and plans to register with the Federal Election Commission today.
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Frank James / Baltimore Sun:
CLINTON MAN'S OBAMA MOMENT
Marc Ambinder:
Penn: Never Out, Still In  —  Demoted Hillary Clinton strategist Mark Penn may no longer have the coveted title of chief strategist, but he remains a key member of the campaign's senior staff.  —  Mr. Penn took part on the campaign's morning message call this morning, as usual.
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Amanda / Think Progress:
McCain's Speech On Progress In Iraq Interrupted By News Of Mortars Hitting The Green Zone  —  Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, making the case for the “unmistakable progress” in Iraq.  —  A telling moment in his remarks came when he was arguing why President Bush's surge …
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New York Times:
U.S. and Iraqis Battle Militias to End Attacks
USA Today:
Radio host Ed Schultz: 'I'm sorry ... John McCain is a warmonger'  —  “I'm sorry, John, the label sticks.  John McCain is a warmonger,” liberal radio host Ed Schultz said a few minutes ago on CNN's American Morning.  —  Schultz called McCain a “warmonger” on Friday as he was warming …
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / The Talk:
McCain: Obama ‘Absolutely’ Qualified to Be President
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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 …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
WHITE HOUSE: SURGE'S ‘GREAT SUCCESS’  —  President Bush is pressing Congress today for approval of the Colombia Free Trade Agreement, and the White House says it doesn't believe it has had any dealings on this with Democrat Mark Penn, the former chief strategist for Hillary Clinton's campaign …
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John Hood / The Corner:
The Real Colombian-Trade Story
Discussion: Houston Chronicle
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Cokie Roberts speaks out on the war on behalf of the American people  —  The single most dishonest and propagandistic tactic of establishment journalists is to take their own opinion and assert as a fact that “most Americans” agree with them, even when that assertion is indisputably false.
Justin Rood Reports / The Blotter:
Senator Vitter Ordered to Testify at D.C. Madam Trial?  —  Justin Rood Reports:  —  A U.S. senator who admitted to using the “D.C. Madam” escort service is fighting a subpoena to testify at her trial — down to the opening gavel this morning.  —  Defending herself against a sortie …
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Tim Grieve / The Crypt's Blogs:
Vitter on ‘D.C. Madam’ witness list
CNN:
Olympic torch extinguished during Paris leg  —  (CNN) — The Olympic torch relay was disrupted Monday by protesters in Paris demonstrating against the Chinese government, causing authorities to extinguish the flame three times and put the torch on a bus, according to The Associated Press.
Logan Hill / New York Magazine:
How I Made It: Spike Lee on ‘Do the Right Thing’  —  Several people have surprised me by saying that one of the movie's biggest legacies is the impact you had on diversifying New York film crews.  —  Do the Right Thing was my first union film.  I looked at the rosters, and for the most part, it was white males.
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