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10:50 PM ET, April 21, 2008

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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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New York Times:
On Eve of Crucial Primary, Clinton Ad Invokes bin Laden
Discussion: MOMocrats
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
A nuclear threat?  —  Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson …
Discussion: AMERICAblog
CNN:
Candidates to appear on Monday Night Raw  —  (CNN) - The road to the White House apparently runs through WWE Monday Night Raw.  —  All three presidential candidates are scheduled to make taped appearances on tonight's episode, hoping to tap into the show's approximately 5 million weekly viewers.
Discussion: Pat Dollard
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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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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 …
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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)
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 …
Dr. Helen:
“Maintaining some semblance of parity in your marriage requires you to deploy the same kinds of nasty tactics”  —  Apparently, nasty tactics are the only way the writer of this MSNBC article entitled, “Chores for two: Why men don't pitch in” thinks women can hold their marriages together (Hat tip: Jeff):
Discussion: Right Wing News
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Rachel Lucas:   Her husband is a lucky man.UPDATED
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
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?
Ross Douthat:
In Defense of the Freak Show  —  John Harris and Jim Vandehei do a fine job of demolishing one narrative about the Debate That Everyone Hated last week in Philadelphia - namely, the notion that there was something particularly unfair to Barack Obama about the line of questioning the moderators took.
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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Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Clinton airs bin Laden: ‘Serious decision’
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Matt / Think Progress:
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C&L WELCOMES JOHN CUSACK FOR A LIVE BLOG SESSION on WAR Inc.
Countdown / MSNBC:
SENATOR CLINTON TONIGHT
Discussion: The Plank and TalkLeft
Henry / Crooked Timber:
Guess who comes last?  —  I've been remiss in not posting anything …
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Obama Goes for the Kill in Pennsylvania, Negatively
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Krooney / The Page:
Obama Responds to Clinton in New Pennsylvania Ad
Washington Wire:
Voter Psychology: A Case for an Obama Victory?
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Bob Kerrey defends McCain on temper
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Ron Paul is still in race and attacking McCain!
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
MORE AD NONSENSE....Are the pro-Obama forces seriously trying …
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Obama and Google's Mutual Adviser: Jesus is gay, wears a diaper, and gets run over
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