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5:05 PM ET, April 16, 2008

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Josh Drobnyk / Chicago Tribune:
CLINTON'S OFFENDED PA. VOTER - NOT  —  Barack Obama can take some solace out of Hillary Clinton's new television ad in Pennsylvania.  At least one of her supporters featured in the spot hammering Obama for his small town comments isn't registered to vote in Pennsylvania.
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Source: Hillary TV Ad Campaign Is Now 100% Negative In Most Pennsylvania Markets  —  Here's a glimpse into Hillary's ad strategy in the final stretch of the Pennsylvania primary:  —  In most of Pennsylvania's markets, the only TV ad Hillary is running right now is a negative one …
Gallup:   Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Lead Heading Into Debate
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Obama Support Among “Bitter” Voters Unchanged
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
New ALP ad also hits Obama
John McCormick / The Swamp:
OBAMA WINS NC ENDORSEMENTS
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Barack Obama In Quotes: Version 1.0  —  From the Horse's Mouth … Barack's Race Baiting Spiritual Mentor & Confidant … Theresa Heinz Obama … The Best Of The Rest
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Cold Fury
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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Murtha says McCain too old to be president  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic Rep. John Murtha said Wednesday that Republican Sen. John McCain is too old to be president.  Murtha is 75, four years older than McCain.  He says they are nearly the same age, and the rigors and stress of running the country is too much for guys their age.
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Michael Elmore / Political Radar:
Clinton Surrogate Jack Murtha Says McCain is Too Old
Discussion: BLACKFIVE
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Obama reassures Jewish leaders on Hamas, Wright
The Huffington Post:
Hillary Clinton On Southern Working Class Whites In 1995: “Screw 'Em”  —  During the past week, Sen. Hillary Clinton has presented herself as a working class populist, the politician in touch with small town sentiments, compared to the elitism of her opponent, Sen. Barack Obama.
Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Bush's Third Climate-Change Fake-Out  —  Taking a brief break from all the papal pomp, President Bush today rolls out yet another wave of climate-change flim-flam.  —  It took so long for Bush to even acknowledge the human role in global warming that whenever he even mentions the topic, some people act like it's big news.
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Roy Edroso / Village Voice:
The Official Village Voice Election-Season Guide to the Right-Wing Blogosphere  —  Sick of political blogs?  Too bad!  The 2008 campaign is unavoidable; if you know what superdelegates are, or who said “God damn America,” you're already a victim.  Thanks to the curse of modern technology …
Tina Susman / Los Angeles Times:
Penalty for crossing an Al Qaeda boss?  A nasty memo  —  Mohammed Atef, left, sits with Osama bin Laden, right, and Bin Laden's son Mohammed in early 2001.  Documents show Al Qaeda's obsession with paperwork.  —  Recently declassified documents reveal a little-known side of the network …
Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken corporation didn't file tax returns in California from '03-07  —  The Franken campaign said the corporation had stopped doing business there and was advised by an accountant that no more filing was required.  A state official said AFI needed to dissolve itself first.
Discussion: protein wisdom and TownHall Blog
Manu Raju / The Hill:
Lieberman willing to star at Republican convention  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.), the Democratic Party's 2000 vice presidential nominee, is leaving open the possibility of giving a keynote address on behalf of Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) at the Republican National Convention in September.
Michael Sneed / Chicago Sun Times:
Which is it?  Obamarama . . .  A Pinocchio problem?  To fib . . . or is it a faulty memory?  —  •  • To wit: Dem presidential contender Barack Obama's handlers may be telling the press Obama has NO “recollection” of a 2004 party at influence peddler Tony Rezko's Wilmette house …
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard:
The Good, the Bad, and the Greenwald  —  Literate insights, occasional distortions, and forays into ugliness.  —  I KNOW THIS WON'T endear me to many of my fellow conservatives, but I like Glenn Greenwald.  I've spoken to him a few times on the radio and have enjoyed our jousts.
Reuters:
Report: Netanyahu says 9/11 terror attacks good for Israel  —  The Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv on Wednesday reported that Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu told an audience at Bar Ilan university that the September 11, 2001 terror attacks had been beneficial for Israel.
Associated Press:
Keyes leaves GOP, looks at Constitution Party  —  HAZLETON, Pa. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Alan Keyes announced Tuesday night that he has left the GOP and is considering joining the Constitution Party.  —  Keyes, who also ran as a Republican to challenge Barack Obama's U.S. Senate bid …
Michael R. Gordon / New York Times:
Iraqi Unit Flees Post, Despite American's Plea  —  BAGHDAD — A company of Iraqi soldiers abandoned their positions on Tuesday night in Sadr City, defying American soldiers who implored them to hold the line against Shiite militias.  —  The retreat left a crucial stretch of road …
 
 
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Breaking News: Obama caves! Flag pin returns to his coat lapel
Discussion: Power Line and BAGnewsNotes
Dan Schnur / NYT:
Right Fight, Wrong Word
Discussion: Donklephant, SFGate and LA Observed
Ariel Levy / New Yorker:
GOODBYE AGAIN … Robin Morgan was flopping around her apartment …
Gordon Brown / Wall Street Journal:
Enlarging the Anglosphere  —  When Winston Churchill met …
Carrick Mollenkamp / Wall Street Journal:
Bankers Cast Doubt On Key Rate Amid Crisis
BBC:
Vitamins ‘may shorten your life’
Iain Murray / The Corner:
President's Global Warming Surrender: “It will be very bad”
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
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