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1:30 AM ET, April 22, 2008

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New York Times:
On Eve of Primary, Clinton Ad Invokes bin Laden  —  BLUE BELL, Pa. — The six-week Pennsylvania primary drew to a contentious finish Monday as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton invoked images of Pearl Harbor and Osama bin Laden in a television advertisement that questioned Senator Barack Obama's ability to lead in a crisis.
Discussion: MOMocrats and PunditGuy
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
A nuclear threat?  —  Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Clinton's tough talk
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
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
No debate for Couric  —  The North Carolina Democratic Party …
Discussion: Wonkette
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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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama's Waffle Controversy  —  Barack Obama got cranky with a reporter today when asked a question at a diner about Jimmy Carter meeting with Hamas. … What's the big deal?  Why is this news?  Because, as Jay Newton-Small at Time's Swampland explains, Obama hasn't given a press conference …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Jay Newton-Small / Swampland:
Lemme Eat My Waffle
Discussion: The Page and Washington Monthly
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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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Is the Obama Campaign Too Obsessed With Delegates?
Discussion: Oliver Willis
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
Roger Simon / The Politico:
A measure of racism: 15 percent?  —  I was talking the other day to a prominent Republican who asked me what I thought John McCain's strongest issues would be in the general election.  —  Lower taxes and the argument he will be better able to protect America from its enemies, I said.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and Philly.com
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Countdown / MSNBC:
SENATOR CLINTON TONIGHT  —  On the eve of the primary election we've all been waiting for, tonight at 8pm ET Keith will host an interview with Senator Clinton on her lead the Democratic Pennsylvania Primary (First Read is calling it Hillary's Race to Lose)...and what happens after all the votes are counted in the Keystone state.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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Gabe Sherman / The New Republic:   How Olbermann Landed Hillary
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)
Jim Carney / Akron Beacon Journal:
Police arrest 72 in third sweep  —  Authorities seize cocaine, marijuana, pills.  Patrons charged in Kenmore bars  —  Authorities arrested 72 people in the third night of a Gun Violence Reduction Sweep on Friday night and Saturday morning, Akron police Lt. Rick Edwards said.
Discussion: Reason Magazine and The Agitator
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 …
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
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%.
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 …
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
 
 
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Fox's Shep Smith describes Carl Cameron as speaking ‘in full pornstar voice.’
Howie Klein / Crooks and Liars:
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Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
BITTER PATTER … Last Wednesday's two-hour televised smackdown …
Washington Wire:
Voter Psychology: A Case for an Obama Victory?
CNN:
Former White House Press Secretary Tony Snow joins CNN
Discussion: Cogitamus
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Unpacking Fundamentalism  —  The subject has spawned a very engrossing debate online.
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Wonk Room:
Elizabeth Edwards On Health Care: 'This Is Not A Cheap Shot …
Ross Douthat:
In Defense of the Freak Show
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
MORE AD NONSENSE....Are the pro-Obama forces seriously trying …
Thomas Frank / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Touch of Class