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8:10 AM ET, April 17, 2008

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Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
The Debate: A Shameful Night for the U.S. Media  —  In perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years, ABC News hosts Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolous focused mainly on trivial issues as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama faced off in Philadelphia.
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Marc Ambinder:
The Score Card  —  Keeping the score card, there's no way Obama could fared worse.  Nearly 45 minutes of relentless political scrutiny from the ABC anchors and from Hillary Clinton, followed by an issues-and-answers session in which his anger carried over and sort of neutered him.
The Huffington Post:
ABC Hosts Heckled After Debate: “The Crowd Is Turning On Me”  —  Reflecting what seemed to be the main consensus of the night - that ABC botched this debate, big time - Charlie Gibson tells the crowd there will be one more, superfluous commercial break of the night and is subsequently jeered.
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Clinton-Obama Debate: ABC Decides Top Issues Facing Americans Are Gaffes, Flag Pins and '60s Radicals  —  NEW YORK In perhaps the most embarrassing performance by the media in a major presidential debate in years, ABC News hosts Charles Gibson and George Stephanopolous focused mainly …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Daily Kos
Senator Hillary Clinton / New York Times:
Democratic Debate in Philadelphia  —  The following is a transcript of the Democratic debate in Philadelphia, as provided by the Federal News Service.  —  PARTICIPANTS:  —  SENATOR BARACK OBAMA  —  MODERATORS:  —  LOCATION: THE NATIONAL CONSTITUTION CENTER, PHILADELPHIA
Sam Boyd / American Prospect:
THESE QUESTIONS ARE A DISGRACE.  —  A woman asks if Obama “believes in the American flag” because he doesn't wear a flag pin.  —  Charlie Gibson says that questions about the flag are “all over the internet” — along with Pamela Anderson's sex tape, cats with bad grammar, and Rick Astley.
Discussion: Daily Kos and michellemalkin.com
ABCNEWS:
Clinton, Obama Find ‘Brotherly Love’ at Philly Debate  —  For Clinton, Obama Last Chance to Settle Scores Before Pennsylvania Primary  —  Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama opened Wednesday's presidential debate on a point of accord: neither would answer head-on whether they'd be willing to name the other as vice president.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Fall-Out  —  I agree largely with Ambers: … It was a lifeless, exhausted, drained and dreary Obama we saw tonight.  I've seen it before when he is tired, but this was his worst performance yet on national television.  He seemed crushed and unable to react.
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Attention ABC: You're HURTING America!  UPDATED with VIDEO!  —  Well, it worked for Jon Stewart and Crossfire...  An hour into the latest Democratic Debate and overwhelmingly, the consensus is that ABC is doing a fine job... of completely ignoring the issues that concern Americans and focusing …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Macsmind
New York Times:
Clinton Uses Sharp Attacks in Tense Debate  —  PHILADELPHIA — Senator Barack Obama found himself consistently on the defensive as he and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton met Wednesday night in a tense debate that left him parrying questions and criticism on issues including values …
Katrina Vanden Heuvel / The Nation:
The ‘Gotcha’ Debate  —  We're into the 21st debate.  We've been through fifteen months of this primary calendar or, as ABC's Charles Gibson put it in introducing what may well be the last....we're into “round 15.”  —  These boys love their sports metaphors.
Discussion: Betsy's Page and The New Republic
Jonathan Cohn / The New Republic:
Sorry, Charlie: You're Wrong on the Cap Gains Tax
Will Bunch / Philly.com:
An open letter to Charlie Gibson and George Stephanapoulos
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The ABC News “Freak Show”
Discussion: Wonkette and The Anonymous Liberal
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Tactics Uber Alles
Hindrocket / Power Line:
HAMAS ENDORSES OBAMA  —  On Sunday, Aaron Klein and John Batchelor interviewed Ahmed Yousef, chief political adviser to the Prime Minister of Hamas, on WABC radio.  The interview produced a scoop which, for some reason, has not been widely publicized: Hamas has endorsed Barack Obama for President.
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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.
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The New Republic:   What Did Hillary Say?  —  Alan Wolfe, a professor of political science …
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
And the winner is...  ...McCain by a landslide!  A reader writes in: … That jibes with my impression of the debate.  My prediction?  The debate will be received so badly there will be increased pressure to kick Hillary out of the race.  But since Obama was clearly the worse of the two in the debate …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
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law.cornell.edu:
SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES  —  RALPH BAZE and THOMAS C. BOWLING, PETI- TIONERS v. JOHN D. REES, COMMISSIONER,  —  KENTUCKY DEPARTMENT OF  —  CORRECTIONS, et al.  —  on writ of certiorari to the supreme courtof kentucky  —  Chief Justice Roberts announced the judgment of the Court …
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Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
Justices Uphold Lethal Injection in Kentucky Case
Discussion: Feministe
Associated Press:
AP-Yahoo poll shows McCain winning back unhappy Republicans  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are no longer underdogs in the race for the White House.  To pull that off, John McCain has attracted disgruntled GOP voters, independents and even some moderate Democrats who shunned his party last fall.
Discussion: Hot Air
 
 
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