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5:10 AM ET, April 22, 2008

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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
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
Discussion: The Reaction
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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USA Today:
Obama widens national lead in USA TODAY/Gallup Poll  —  WASHINGTON — Barack Obama has widened his lead nationally for the Democratic presidential nomination despite a furor over his comments about small-town Americans, a USA TODAY/Gallup Poll finds.  Rival Hillary Rodham Clinton is getting …
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama's Waffle Controversy  —  Update: More from CNN on Obama refusing pressers for ten days or more and how the campaign teased them about it.  —  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?
Discussion: Swampland, The Page and Sadly, No!
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Is the Obama Campaign Too Obsessed With Delegates?  —  Isaac makes a good point in response to my item about Obama trying to fight to a delegate draw in Pennsylvania.  I agree that there have been times in the campaign when team Obama has seemed a little too obsessed with delegates, and not concerned enough with symbolic victories.
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New York Times:
A Developer, His Deals and His Ties to McCain  —  Donald R. Diamond, a wealthy Arizona real estate developer, was racing to snap up a stretch of virgin California coast freed by the closing of an Army base a decade ago when he turned to an old friend, Senator John McCain.
Discussion: Washington Monthly and The RBC
Gabe Sherman / The New Republic:
How Olbermann Landed Hillary  —  On Friday, April 18, Hillary Clinton's chief spokesman Howard Wolfson called MSNBC senior vice president Phil Griffin with an offer: Hillary Clinton would appear on Countdown with Keith Olbermann on the eve of the Pennsylvania Primary.
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Countdown / MSNBC:
SENATOR CLINTON TONIGHT
Discussion: TalkLeft
Southern Political Report:
New InsiderAdvantage Poll  —  Clinton 49%, Obama 39% In Latest InsiderAdvantage Pennsylvania Survey  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton has a significant lead over Sen. Barack Obama with just a day to go until the Democratic Pennsylvania presidential primary, with an unusually high number of voters still undecided.
Discussion: MyDD
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Washington Wire:
Voter Psychology: A Case for an Obama Victory?
Discussion: FiveThirtyEight.com
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
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
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
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Democratic Tracking Poll: President  —  Barack Obama 57  —  Hillary Clinton 32  —  The bigger question than whether Obama would win North Carolina at this point might be whether it will even matter.  If Obama manages to pull out a win or even a narrow defeat in Pennsylvania tomorrow …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Ezra Levant:
Richard Warman misleads the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal about “Jadewarr”, under oath  —  John Pacheco attended last month's Canadian Human Rights Tribunal hearing in the Warman v. Lemire case.  That was where Canadian Human Rights Commission staff were grilled about their practice …
Discussion: Jay Currie and Classical Values
Matt Ortega / Democratic National Committee:
Our First National TV Ad of the Cycle  —  We launched our first national television ad of the presidential election cycle, highlighting how little John McCain understands the economy.  Watch it:  —  You can help us get our first national ad on the air, as well as boost our long-running grassroots organizing in the states.
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 …
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)
 
 
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Jerusalem Post:
US: Hamas truce offer meaningless
WYFF-TV:
Small Church's Obama Sign Causes Big Controversy
Discussion: Right Wing News
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World
Washington Post:
Gates Assails Pentagon on Resources for Battlefields
Examiner:
Gov. Daniels: People need to get over Reagan, already
Discussion: Philly.com and PoliPundit.com
Gardiner Harris / New York Times:
F.D.A. Identifies Tainted Heparin in 11 Countries
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
No debate for Couric  —  The North Carolina Democratic Party …
Discussion: Wonkette
Matthew Yglesias / TPMCafe:
Foreign Policy After Bushism
 Earlier Items: 
Clodagh Hartley / The Sun:
Gore says laws must change
New York Times:
On Eve of Primary, Clinton Ad Invokes bin Laden
Discussion: PunditGuy
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.
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
BITTER PATTER … Last Wednesday's two-hour televised smackdown …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Rendell And Farrakhan  —  One thought that this video inevitably raises …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Call her Hill-Rod  —  In a recognition that huge numbers …
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266 - Where News Breaks
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