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12:25 PM ET, April 22, 2008

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The Politico:
Five things to watch in Pennsylvania  —  PITTSBURGH - When the Democratic presidential primary moved to Pennsylvania in early March, the central question was never whether Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton would win the state.  Rather, it was by how much.  —  Six weeks later, the question remains the same.
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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.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and The Page
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Pennsylvania Primary Prediction Time!  —  The day Fixistas around the country — if not the world — have been waiting for has finally come.  —  No, not the Pennsylvania primary — although that is today.  We're talking about the arrival of the official Fix t-shirt at the offices of washingtonpost.com.
Peter Wallsten / Los Angeles Times:   What to look for in the Pennsylvania primary
Marc Ambinder:
Why Shouldn't Superdelegates Wait?
Discussion: The New Republic
Gabe Sherman / The New Republic:
How Olbermann Landed Hillary
Discussion: Salon, MSNBC and TalkLeft
Paul Steinhauser / CNN:   Pennsylvania could decide Clinton's fate
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama prepares to spin loss as victory
Discussion: CNN and michellemalkin.com
Susan Page / USA Today:
Bush's disapproval rating worst of any president in 70 years  —  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 …
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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 …
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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CNN:
Bill Clinton: Obama camp ‘played the race card on me’
Discussion: Truthdig
Mark Mooney / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton: Obama Played Race Card On Me
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.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
“A CONSTITUENT MATTER”....The New York Times tells the story today …
Zogby:
Newsmax/Zogby Poll: Clinton Up 10 Points; Beats Margin of Error  —  UTICA, New York - New York's Hillary Clinton continued to pull away from rival Barack Obama of Illinois as the campaigning in Pennsylvania ended and voters prepared to cast ballots today, the latest Newsmax/Zogby daily telephone tracking poll shows.
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Gary Langer / The Numbers:
PA Primary: What to Watch
Discussion: The Trail and Pollster.com
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 …
Discussion: MSNBC and USA Today
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Clinton on Iran Attack: ‘Obliterate Them’
WYFF-TV:
Small Church's Obama Sign Causes Big Controversy  —  JONESVILLE, S.C. — The sign in front of a small church in a small town is causing a big controversy in Jonesville, S.C.  —  Pastor Roger Byrd said that he just wanted to get people thinking.  So last Thursday, he put a new message on the sign at the Jonesville Church of God.
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.
Geoff Earle / New York Post:
BAMA-GEDDON IN HILL AD  —  STARRING DISASTER, WAR AND OSAMA  —  SCRANTON, Pa. - Hillary Rodham Clinton played the fear card yesterday, unleashing a TV ad featuring wars, natural disasters - and even Osama bin Laden - in her latest and most aggressive effort to cast doubt on Barack Obama's ability to handle a crisis.
Discussion: MSNBC and New York Times
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
HIT ME WITH YOUR BEST SHOT
Discussion: Fox News
David Brown / Washington Post:
Life Expectancy Drops for Some U.S. Women  —  Historic Reversal, Found in 1,000 Counties, May Be Result of Smoking and Obesity  —  For the first time since the Spanish influenza of 1918, life expectancy is falling for a significant number of American women.
CBS News:
VA Hid Suicide Risk, Internal E-Mails Show  —  Follow-Up Reporting On Exclusive Investigation Reveals Officials Hid Numbers … In San Francisco federal court Monday, attorneys for veterans' rights groups accused the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs of nothing less than a cover-up …
Megan McArdle:
The hidden benefit of veganism  —  Last night, at Matt Yglesias's book party, I was chatting to a couple of friends about my recent conversion to an animal-free lifestyle.  The one thing I didn't expect was that it actually reduced the amount of time I spend thinking about food.
Discussion: TBogg
Wall Street Journal:
That ‘Insulting’ Pope  —  It's not everyday that a backbencher in Congress draws international attention by insulting the spiritual leader of one in four Americans.  But Colorado Republican Tom Tancredo, the anti-immigrant obsessive, wasn't about to miss his moment.
Discussion: michellemalkin.com and Cafe Hayek
 
 
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