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9:45 PM ET, April 16, 2008

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The New Republic:
What Did Hillary Say?  —  Alan Wolfe, a professor of political science and director of the Boisi Center for Religion and American Public Life at Boston College, is a contributing editor at The New Republic.  —  Both Chris Orr and Michael Crowley have brought up Ben Barber's recollection …
Glenn Derene / Popular Mechanics:
Mac vs. PC: The Ultimate Lab Test for New Desktops & Laptops  —  This computer rivalry has been elevated to a cultural divide on par with Pepsi versus Coke.  Taking it beyond personal taste, PM crunches the numbers—with some surprising results (and detailed benchmark scores).  —  Photographs by Lendon Flanagan
Discussion: Silicon Alley Insider
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Lead Heading Into Debate  —  Obama 50%, Clinton 42% in latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Democratic presidential nomination rivals Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will debate tonight in Philadelphia before next Tuesday's crucial Pennsylvania primary.
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CNN:
Clinton backer says McCain is too old for Oval Office
Mosheh Oinounou / Cameron's Corner:
A Hamas problem for Obama?  —  While Sen. Barack Obama sought to improve his relationship with the Jewish community today by meeting with leaders Philadelphia, comments by a Hamas political adviser this weekend could potentially hurt the Democratic presidential candidate.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Live-Blogging Pennsylvania  —  9.24 pm.  Am I the only one to find these Constitution snippets lame beyond belief?  Talk about a failure of imagination.  We're learning that the networks cannot actually handle these debates any more.  Cable did them so much more effectively.  —  9.20 pm.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and Commentary
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:   Tactics Uber Alles
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 …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
New ALP ad also hits Obama
Digby / Firedoglake:
Who Will Tell The People?  —  (Please send a letter to the editor of your local paper, telling them to get the word out about Bush approving torture — jh)  —  This ad, which will play in Pennsylvania after the presidential debate tonight, courtesy Condi Must Go
Discussion: MyDD, Daily Kos and Street Prophets
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ABCNEWS:
Bush Embraces Pope Benedict XVI
Eric Trager / Commentary:
Islamic Jihad: We Refused Carter's Request for a Meeting  —  Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) has announced that its leadership has refused former U.S. President Jimmy Carter's request for a meeting.  According to PIJ's QudsNews website, Egyptian authorities contacted PIJ Secretary-General …
Mark Halperin / The Page:
HALPERIN'S TAKE: The Bad Things That *HAVEN'T* Happened to Obama Since the “Bitter/Cling” Controversy Erupted  —  Since Obama's San Francisco fundraising remarks, some have predicted deep trouble for his campaign.  And, indeed, the flap could still be a danger to him in a possible general election.
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.
Megan McArdle:
A not particularly brief, very personal, very feminine rant  —  There was a debate on this subject a little while back that I didn't link because it centered on me, which seemed a little too much like whining, particularly I'm not sure I have anything to whine about.
Matthew Yglesias:
Lying  —  Via Kevin Drum, George W. Bush admits to ABC News that he was knowingly lying to the public about conditions in Iraq all throughout 2006.  He says he was doing it to keep up morale for the troops in the field.  Phil Carter, who was serving in Iraq at the time …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Spencer / Attackerman:
Deny, You're A Liar  —  Via Yglesias, Bush admits to lying …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
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 …
Wil S. Hylton / Men's Fashion, Men's Clothing …:
Newt Gingrich Rewrites History  —  Newt Gingrich Rewrites History … Ten years ago, Newt Gingrich fled the House of Representatives in a haze of ethics scandals and waning influence.  Since then, he has spent much of his time rewriting history—literally—by authoring five historical novels …
Discussion: Donklephant
Iain Murray / The Corner:
Bush & Global Warming: Still A Mistake  —  The President, as I mentioned below, stepped back from calling for a ruinous cap and trade scheme, but his speech still lays out a blueprint for slow motion economic decline.  It legitimizes global warming alarmism and undermines opposition in Congress …
Discussion: White House and Washington Times
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Bitter-Fizzle  —  The latest data from Gallup analyzing the Democratic race among those with less education and income.  No meaningful change.  The scandal of Obama's alleged elitism seems restricted to ... elites.  —  If this pans out in the actual primary, then a very large number …
Discussion: Commentary and Gallup
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.
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Obama reports income of $4.2 million in 2007 tax returns  —  PHILADELPHIA - Democratic Sen. Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, made $4.2 million last year as widespread interest in the presidential candidate pushed the sales of his two books.  —  In tax returns the campaign released Wednesday …
 
 
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