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2:30 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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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 …
CNN:
Bill Clinton: Obama camp ‘played the race card on me’  —  (CNN) — On the eve of Tuesday's critical Pennsylvania primary, former President Bill Clinton accused Barack Obama's campaign of playing the race card against him.  —  After the phone interview with Delaware radio station WHYY Monday night …
Fox News:
Bill Clinton Bristles Over Open-Mic Moment
Discussion: The Swamp
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.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Pennsylvania Primary Prediction Time!
Discussion: The Trail and Don Surber
Marc Ambinder:
Why Shouldn't Superdelegates Wait?
Discussion: The New Republic
Maggie Michael / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida No. 2 says 9/11 theory propagated by Iran  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Osama bin Laden's chief deputy in an audiotape Tuesday accused Shiite Iran of trying to discredit the Sunni al-Qaida terror network by spreading the conspiracy theory that Israel was behind the Sept. 11 attacks.
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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 …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and PoliBlog (TM)
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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Lowell / Badlands Blue:
George McGovern takes a “dig” at John McCain
Discussion: Redstate
The Campaign Spot:
McGovern To McCain: I Wasn't Shot Down.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Ill-starred waffle plate for sale  —  Adding insult to...insult, a fellow customer of the Glider Diner in Scranton has put Obama's waffle plate — the one on which he was focused when rudely interrupted by reporters — on eBay.  —  The proceeds, the listing from a “loyal customer” …
Discussion: Right Wing News
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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.
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 …
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
Novak: “McCain, Portman, and Victory”  —  Bob Novak, the highly distinguished veteran columnist and author, told the American Spectator New York dinner group last night that John McCain will defeat Barack Obama in November's election, although the Democrats will enhance their majorities in both the Senate and the House.
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Current
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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CNN:
Snow: Personality driving Dem race
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Bob Herbert / New York Times:
Clueless in America  —  We don't hear a great deal about education …
Discussion: Joanne Jacobs and Philly.com
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