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12:10 PM ET, April 16, 2008


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Catherine Lucey /
New Daily News poll shows Obama closing in on Clinton  —  But pollsters say ‘bitter’ comment could still change the race  —  WITH THE Pennsylvania primary six days away, U.S. Sen. Barack Obama has moved within striking distance of rival U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, according to a new Daily News/Franklin & Marshall Poll.
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
With clock running out, debate looms large  —  PHILADELPHIA - Following one of the more unpredictable stretches of the primary campaign, Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama head into their first debate tonight in more than six weeks with different mandates.
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.
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
Obama Surges on Electability, Challenges Clinton on Leadership  —  Poll Shows Obama Ahead as Candidate Dems See as Most Likely to Win in November  —  Barack Obama has knocked down one of the three tent poles of Hillary Clinton's campaign for president, surging ahead of her as the candidate Democrats …
Candidates' showdown here tonight
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 …
USA Today:
Obama's claim of independence questioned  —  WASHINGTON — The screen fills with grainy footage of sprawling 1970s gas lines.  —  “Nothing's changed,” Sen. Barack Obama says into the camera, “except now Exxon's making $40 billion a year, and we're paying $3.50 for gas. ...
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 …
Michael Dobbs / Fact Checker:
Brian Stelter / TV Decoder:
ABC Restricts Debate Clips to 30 Seconds; Cable Channels May Cite ‘Fair Use’  —  Maybe Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton can sum up their policy differences in 30 seconds or less on Wednesday night.  —  They will have to if they are going to get their points across well on networks other than ABC …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Eggheads and Cheese Balls  —  I'm not bitter.  —  I'm not writing this just because I grew up in a house with a gun, a strong Catholic faith, an immigrant father, brothers with anti-illegal immigrant sentiments and a passion for bowling.  (My bowling trophy was one of my most cherished possessions.)
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
DOWD  —  In today's column, Maureen Dowd explains why she's …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Iain Murray / The Corner:
President's Global Warming Surrender: “It will be very bad”  —  We're hearing some very bad things about the President's likely unconditional surrender on global warming today.  One senior source suggested that the last line of sound defense had been breached and that “It will be very bad.”
Discussion: Macsmind, QandO and Balloon Juice
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 …
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.
Discussion: The Corner and Jules Crittenden
Taylor Owen / OxBlog:
WOW.  JUST WOW: Bill Clinton in Pennsylvania yesterday. … I just finished listening to an abridged version of Clinton's autobiography (I just couldn't commit to the full thing).  There are two things that are glaringly clear.  First, it's all the evil “far right's” fault.  Everything.
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
Barack Obama: Democrats deserve a nominee for change  —  On Tuesday, Pennsylvanians will have the unusual luxury of voting in a Democratic presidential primary that promises to be truly relevant.  Like two opposing armies marching to a new Gettysburg, the forces of Barack Obama …
Discussion: DownWithTyranny! and The Page
NY Daily News:
Rush & Molloy: Bam's game, ESPN isn't  —  Doesn't ESPN think sports fans want to hear Barack Obama?  —  At the last minute, network executives killed a podcast with the senator that was scheduled for Friday with host Bill Simmons.  —  The presidential candidate was all ready to do it.
Matthew Yglesias:
ESPN and Obama  —  So it seems that Bill Simmons wanted to do a podcast with Barack Obama.
Discussion: The New Republic
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Poor Me  —  In an effort to increase their “regular folk” bona fides, the Obamas have been trying to convince us they were of modest means until recently.  Michelle talked this up yesterday, as did her husband.  —  This tactic has already gone awry.  For starters, that one-bedroom condo Obama said he lived in until 2005?
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
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Lethal injection allowed
Discussion: Law Blog, ACSBlog and Althouse
Washington Post:
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Michelle Malkin:
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