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4:55 PM ET, April 22, 2008

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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
BILL: 'I'M NOT GOING TO PLAY YOUR GAMES'  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli and NBC's Mark Murray  —  At the Jewish Community Center in Pittsburgh this morning, Bill Clinton took questions from local press after shaking a lot of hands.  NBC/NJ asked him about the WHYY radio interview …
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Fox News:
Bill Clinton Bristles Anew Over Questions About ‘Race Card’  —  Former President Bill Clinton had a testy encounter Tuesday with reporters who questioned his remarks in a radio interview in which he accused Barack Obama's campaign of unfairly playing the race card on him.
Discussion: The Swamp
Dan Pohlig / Y-Decide 2008:
President Bill Clinton says the Obama campaign “played the race card” on him  —  “I think that they played the race card on me.  We now know, from memos from the campaign that they planned to do it along.”  - President Bill Clinton.  —  And that's how President Clinton begins his answer …
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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
8 Questions About The Pennsylvania Primary  —  What will it take to be declared the winner in Pennsylvania today?  —  1. Conventional wisdom has taken such a beating in this campaign that setting expectations for today's primary continues to confound the experts.
Marc Ambinder:
Why Shouldn't Superdelegates Wait?
USA Today:
Disapproval of Bush breaks record  —  WASHINGTON — President Bush has set a record he'd presumably prefer to avoid: the highest disapproval rating of any president in the 70-year history of the Gallup Poll.  —  In a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll taken Friday through Sunday, 28% of Americans approve of the job Bush is doing; 69% disapprove.
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Saira Anees / Political Punch:
Clinton's Iran Threat Contradicts Previous Position on Making Such Comments  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, told Chris Cuomo on GMA this morning that should Iran attack Israel with nuclear weapons, “I want the Iranians to know that if I'm the president, we will attack Iran...In the next 10 years …
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Lowell / Badlands Blue:
George McGovern takes a “dig” at John McCain  —  The following is transcribed from Sen. McGovern's speech Saturday night at the McGovern Day dinner in Sioux Falls.
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New York Times:
A Developer, His Deals and His Ties to McCain
Michelle Cottle / The New Republic:
Bob Herbert's Educational Rant  —  I like to complain about the lack of serious interest in education as much as any semi-literate product of the Tennessee public school system, but the start of Bob Herbert's column today strikes me as excessively snarky. … Yes.  Yes.  Yes.
Discussion: JustOneMinute
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Michael Scherer / Time:
A Willie Horton Hit on Obama?  —  An old right-wing attack dog has returned with a new target: Barack Obama.  —  Starting Tuesday, a group of conservative activists led by Floyd Brown, author of the famous Willie Horton ad used so effectively against Michael Dukakis in 1988 …
Discussion: Salon and Hot Air
Mark Blumenthal / Pollster.com:
PENNSYLVANIA WRAP UP  —  We have been busy here over the last day or two, including links to 8 new polls that interviewed through Sunday night, so I am going to try use this post to wrap things up a bit.  All but one of the late surveys shows Clinton leading by margins of 5 to 13 points …
Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Heavy Turnout in Pa.  —  Pennsylvania is on its way to the record turnout that election officials have been predicting for weeks, according to poll workers from across the state.  —  Election officials were reporting extremely heavy voter activity in many of the state's 67 counties throughout the morning …
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Mark Halperin / The Page:
Obama Campaign Memo on Clinton's Pennsylvania Expectations  —  RE: The Bar for Clinton in Pennsylvania and Beyond  —  With all eyes on today's contest, one thing is clear: Pennsylvania is considered a state tailor-made for Hillary Clinton, and by rights she should win big.
Discussion: TalkLeft
Charles Franklin / Pollster.com:
FRANKLIN'S FINAL PENNSYLVANIA UPDATES  —  Clinton has increased her lead in the trend estimates over the course of the last polls to 6.6 points using the standard estimator, and to 8.4 points using the sensitive estimate.  Last minute polls have given her bigger margins.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Michael Dobbs / Fact Checker:
DR. OBAMA AND DR. MCCAIN  —  MONTGOMERY COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE, PA., APRIL 21, 2008. … TWO LEADING PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES HAVE NOW WANDERED INTO AN EXCEPTIONALLY EMOTIONAL MEDICAL DEBATE IN WHICH THEY HAVE NO KNOWN SCIENTIFIC EXPERTISE.  SEVERAL ADVOCACY GROUPS AND FAMILIES OF CHILDREN …
Gary Andres / Weekly Standard Blog:
Pennsylvania Surprise?  Watch Late Deciders in Tonight's Exit Polls  —  Pennsylvania voters might produce a surprisingly close outcome in today's Democratic primary.  The buzz in Washington from several Democratic operatives I talked to yesterday suggests Team Obama is fired up and ready to over perform.
Discussion: Trailwatch and AlterNet.org
 
 
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