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5:45 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.
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 …
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
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New York Times:
Voter Turnout High at End of Long Battle in Pennsylvania  —  PHILADELPHIA — For the first time in six weeks, the Democratic presidential nominating contest returned to the ballot box as voters across Pennsylvania turned out in record numbers on Tuesday to cast their judgment on Senators Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama.
The Politico:
Five things to watch in Pennsylvania
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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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains National Lead  —  McCain competitive with both Democrats in general election  —  PRINCETON, NJ — As Democratic voters in Pennsylvania cast their presidential ballots today, the latest nationwide Gallup Poll Daily tracking results show Barack Obama with a 10 percentage point lead over Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Donklephant
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 …
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 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
Sonny Bunch / Weekly Standard Blog:
Mugged by Reality...  The New York Times featured an intriguing profile of Robert Downey Jr. this Sunday.  Star of the upcoming Iron Man, Downey is best known as the most-wasted talent of his generation (both literally and figuratively).  His drug problems became so bad that he even spent …
Discussion: Galley Slaves
Reuters:
New York Times is not for sale: Sulzberger Jr  —  NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT - News) Chairman Arthur Sulzberger Jr told shareholders on Tuesday the company is not for sale, disputing media reports.  —  “This company is not for sale,” he said, calling recent media reports suggesting otherwise “ill informed.”
Josh Patashnik / The New Republic:
Mitt Romney Gets Dissed at the Supreme Court  —  The Court heard oral argument today in Davis v. FEC, the case that asks whether the so-called Millionaires' Amendment of the McCain-Feingold law unconstitutionally burdens the free-speech rights of self-financing candidates for office.
Discussion: ACSBlog and SCOTUSblog
 
 
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Touchy, Touchy  —  Ponnuru on Derbyshire:
Discussion: The Corner
Bruce Bartlett / Los Angeles Times:
The GOP's bait-and-switch tax strategy
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THINGS ARE TOUGH ALL OVER  —  It turns out it's not just the …
Discussion: BBC
Steve Everly / Kansas City Star:
Gasoline usage heads down
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
McCAIN'S WORLD....John McCain says he'll reduce federal spending …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Hardball: Matthews Dismisses McCain Temper Rumors
Lisa Leff / Associated Press:
Backers of Calif. gay marriage ban ready to submit petitions
Washington Wire:
Carly Fiorina Gets a Plug for VP Job
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Paul Krugman:
Limits to growth and related stuff
Matthew Yglesias:
Elitism  —  Progressive Media USA notes that if you're looking …
Discussion: Salon
Megan McArdle:
Fundamental attribution error
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Painting McCain as Kerry
Charles Franklin / Pollster.com:
FRANKLIN'S FINAL PENNSYLVANIA UPDATES
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and MyDD
Gary Andres / Weekly Standard Blog:
Pennsylvania Surprise? Watch Late Deciders in Tonight's Exit Polls
Discussion: Trailwatch and AlterNet.org
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Who Had the Better Election Eve Interview?
Spencer / Attackerman:
It's A Wonder That You Still Know How To Breathe
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
 

 
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David Shepardson / Reuters:
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