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12:20 AM ET, April 22, 2008

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Kbolton / North Carolina Democratic Party:
North Carolina Democratic Presidential Debate CANCELLED  —  We regret to inform you that the proposed Democratic Presidential Debate scheduled for April 27 has been cancelled due to time constraints and logistical issues associated with such a large, national event.
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Why The Nomination Campaign Won't End  —  Rather than musing about the different ways that the campaign could potentially end, it is probably far more productive to figure out why the nomination campaign is not ending.  Once we figure out why the campaign is continuing …
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Canceled: Obama backs out of North Carolina debate  —  The official explanation: “time constraints and logistical issues.”  The unofficial explanation: Team Barry didn't want to give her a reason to stay in the race if she flames out tomorrow, which makes zero sense.
Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Clinton on Iran Attack: ‘Obliterate Them’  —  Hillary: If Iran Attacked Israel With Nukes ‘We Would Be Able to Totally Obliterate Them’  —  One day before Pennsylvania primary voters go to the polls, Sens. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., and Barack Obama, D-Ill., spent the day trying to reach undecided voters …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
A nuclear threat?  —  Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
New York Times:
On Eve of Primary, Clinton Ad Invokes bin Laden
Discussion: MOMocrats
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Call her Hill-Rod  —  In a recognition that huge numbers of people follow professional wrestling, the three candidates recorded messages for the WWE tonight.  Hillary's fairly game, Obama's on message, and McCain says, “If you want to be the man, you've gotta beat the man” (and sort of misprounounces Obama's first name).
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CNN:
Candidates to appear on Monday Night Raw
Discussion: Pat Dollard and Viking Pundit
Mary Katharine Ham / TownHall Blog:
Seriously?  —  She's lucky Obama's so obviously elitist …
Discussion: Hot Air
John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
Obama: 'Why can't I just eat my waffle?'  —  SCRANTON, Pa. - As Sen. Hillary Clinton was preparing to campaign here today, Sen. Barack Obama was meeting with voters at a diner and apparently pretty hungry.  —  “Why can't I just eat my waffle?” he said, when asked a foreign policy question by a reporter at the Glider Diner.
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Jay Newton-Small / Swampland:
Lemme Eat My Waffle
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Randyj / The Page:
Obama Resists Questions from Press
Drudge Report:
CLINTON INTERNALS SHOW 11-POINT LEAD IN PA  —  Controlled excitement is building inside of Clinton's inner circle as closely guarded internal polling shows the former first lady with an 11-point lead in Pennsylvania!  —  Clinton is polling near to nearly 2 to 1 over Obama in many regions of the state …
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Rachel Lucas:
Her husband is a lucky man.UPDATED  —  Her husband is a lucky man.  —  UPDATED  —  Over at Dr. Helen's blog, I found a link to this MSNBC article by a woman who is truly a remarkable individual, willing to personally insult the father of her children on the internet and to clear up once …
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Dr. Helen:
“Maintaining some semblance of parity in your marriage requires …
Discussion: Right Wing News
Ed O'Keefe / The Trail:
Bill Clinton Defends Hillary's Campaign  —  Note: Please upgrade your Flash plug-in to view our enhanced content.  —  Campaigning with his wife in Pittsburgh's Market Square, Bill Clinton defends his wife against charges she should leave the race.  (Video: Ed O'Keefe/washingtonpost.com)
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Dream Ticket Sounds Good to Many Democrats (Except the Candidates)  —  Imagine President Barack Obama is preparing his first State of the Union message.  Would he want Vice President Hillary Rodham Clinton tut-tutting with edits or suggesting how she could write it better?
Discussion: The Raw Story and PunditGuy
Strange Maps:
266 - Where News Breaks  —  As any journalist knows, news has to be about people - they either make it, or are affected by it.  No people, no news.  It therefore stands to reason that heavily populated areas of the US, like California or the Northeast, generate most of the news stories.
Discussion: The New Republic
Jessica Fender / Denver Post:
Bruce barred from speaking after ‘illiterate’ remark  —  Disparaging remarks aimed at migrant workers got resident House rabble-rouser Douglas Bruce banned from speaking on a temporary-worker bill today.  —  “We don't need 5,000 more illiterate peasants in the state of Colorado,” Bruce …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Rendell And Farrakhan  —  One thought that this video inevitably raises: what if Obama had ever said such a thing or been to such an event?  Given what we know now about this campaign, would it not be the conventional wisdom that it would be the end of his candidacy?
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Regains Lead Over Clinton, 49% to 42%  —  A sharp reversal of the tightening of the race seen late last week  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Support for Barack Obama's nomination bid has rebounded among national Democratic voters, who now favor him over Hillary Clinton by a seven percentage point margin, 49% to 42%.
Discussion: Donklephant and Prairie Weather
Clodagh Hartley / The Sun:
Gore says laws must change  —  AL GORE wants to make a sequel to his Oscar-winning documentary on global warming - and despite Earth's “rising fever” he is still hopeful for a happy ending.  —  We are, he says, all players in deciding the outcome.  —  Despite the success of his film …
CNN:
Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow joins CNN  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former White House press secretary Tony Snow will join CNN as a conservative commentator beginning Monday.  —  CNN president Jon Klein announced that Snow, a long-time political observer with a longstanding news background …
Discussion: Cogitamus
 
 
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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
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Matt / Think Progress:
Fox's Shep Smith describes Carl Cameron as speaking ‘in full pornstar voice.’
Howie Klein / Crooks and Liars:
C&L WELCOMES JOHN CUSACK FOR A LIVE BLOG SESSION on WAR Inc.
Countdown / MSNBC:
SENATOR CLINTON TONIGHT
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Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
BITTER PATTER … Last Wednesday's two-hour televised smackdown …
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Bob Kerrey defends McCain on temper
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MORE AD NONSENSE....Are the pro-Obama forces seriously trying …
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