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1:40 PM ET, April 9, 2008

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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Not guilty  —  One of the stranger episodes of the Lieberman-Lamont primary in 2006 was the Lieberman campaign's charge that supporters of his rival (whose web guy, Tim Tagaris, is above) “attacked” Lieberman's website.  —  Anyway, the FBI has finally gotten to the bottom of it, in case you were wondering.
City Room:
F.B.I. Says Lieberman 2006 Crashed Its Own Site
Discussion: JustOneMinute
The Politico:
Clinton leadership a study in missteps  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton wants voters to decide the nomination based on who can coolly and competently run the country.  She had better hope they don't study her recent campaign too closely for the answer.  —  Clinton has overseen two major staff shake-ups in two months.
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Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
TRADER BILL'S 800G IN COLOMBIA GOLD
Karen Tumulty / Swampland:
The Mark Penn Factor
Discussion: Wall Street Journal, Wonkette and Time
Phillip Carter / Intel Dump:
Petraeus Overplays His Hand  —  That statement by U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker pretty much sums up what he and Gen. David Petraeus presented to Congress yesterday.  Iraq is hard, but we are making headway; victory is possible, if we only persevere.  —  Except that in making this pitch, Petraeus and Crocker overplayed their hand.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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CNN:
Obama shatters ad spending record
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Chris Matthews, Seriously.  (O.K., Not That Seriously.)  —  Whenever Chris Matthews says something he likes, which happens a lot, he repeats it often and at volumes suggesting a speaker who feels insufficiently listened to at times.  “Tim Russert finally reeled the big marlin into the boat tonight …
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Katherine Kersten / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Wall of silence broken at state's Muslim public school  —  Recently, I wrote about Tarek ibn Ziyad Academy (TIZA), a K-8 charter school in Inver Grove Heights.  Charter schools are public schools and by law must not endorse or promote religion.  —  Evidence suggests, however …
Lanny J. Davis / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Minister Problem  —  I have tried to get over my unease surrounding Barack Obama's response to the sermons and writings of his pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.  But the unanswered questions remain.  —  I am a strong supporter …
Kathy / five feet of fury.:
Richard Warman suing conservative bloggers — including me  —  Richard “The Boy Named Sue” Warman has finally filed his statement of claim.  —  Canada's busiest litigant, serial “human rights” complainant and — the guy Mark Steyn has called “Canada's most sensitive man” …
Discussion: Hot Air and michellemalkin.com
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Ezra Levant:
Richard Warman has sued me — and other conservative bloggers
Discussion: Argghhh!, The Corner and Daimnation!
David Perlmutt / Charlotte Observer:
Michelle Obama visits Harrisburg  —  HARRISBURG —This was Michelle Obama's “mom time” in her husband's campaign for president.  —  She'd come Tuesday to meet with 50 working women who filled a room at a Harrisburg preschool, anxious to talk to Barack Obama's wife.  —  But they'd have to wait.
CNN:
Blitzer: Iraqis playing U.S. taxpayers for ‘suckers’?  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Just before and immediately after the U.S. launched its invasion of Iraq, Bush administration officials optimistically predicted that Iraqi oil exports would soon finance the reconstruction of the country.  That didn't happen.
Discussion: Think Progress and Balloon Juice
Jack Shafer / Slate:
Two Cheers for Newsroom Buyouts  —  THE GOOD NEWS ABOUT THE BAD NEWS COMING OUT OF NEWSROOMS.  —  Advertising revenue at newspapers has fallen off a cliff and may tumble all the way to the bottom of the Marianas Trench if the promised recession arrives.  Average circulation is down, too …
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Craig offers support to Vitter  —  Embattled Louisiana Sen. David Vitter (R) is getting support from fellow Republicans who say he should not resign over a public sex scandal — including from someone who can speak from experience.  —  Sen. Larry Craig of Idaho was among several GOP senators …
Michael Lewis / Slate:
The Great McCain Story You've Probably Forgotten  —  WHAT AN OLD ANECDOTE ABOUT MO UDALL IN THE HOSPITAL REVEALS ABOUT MCCAIN'S CHARACTER. … By 7:30 we were on the road, and McCain was reminiscing about his early political career.  When he was elected to the House in 1982, he said, he was “a freshman right-wing Nazi.”
Camille Paglia / Salon:
Hillary's slick willies  —  Does Hillary surround herself with girly men?  Obama and the experience question.  Plus: Lincoln, Madonna's new face and a Bush with real authority.  —  I would like to get your feedback on the subject of those who end up in Hillary's orbit.
 
 
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