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7:15 PM ET, April 23, 2008

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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
RNC CALLS WRIGHT AD ‘NOT APPROPRIATE’  —  From NBC/NJ's Carrie Dann  —  Update to NC Gop anti-Obama ad that references the Rev. Jeremiah Wright...  Per the RNC, the national leadership of the Republican Party has been in contact this morning with the North Carolina GOP, urging them to refrain from running the “Extreme” ad.
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Marc Ambinder:
McCain, GOP Unhappy With N.C. GOP AD  —  Sen. John McCain sent this letter to the chairman of the North Carolina GOP this a.m.: … Danny Diaz, the RNC's communications director, in a statement: … There's a sense among some GOP activists that the McCain campaign depresses the base …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: SECRET TO HILLARY'S SUCCESS
Discussion: Associated Press
Lanny Davis / The Huffington Post:
The Top Ten List of Undisputed Facts Showing Barack Obama's Weakness in the General Election Against John McCain  —  Let's forget about the spin on all sides and not use any adjectives to modify the following 10 Facts that should not be in dispute:  —  1. Hillary Clinton won by 10% …
Discussion: The Corner and Balloon Juice
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 50%, Clinton 42% Nationally  —  Clinton and Obama both run within one point of McCain in fall ballot  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton in national Democratic preferences for the nomination, 50% to 42%, in Gallup Poll Daily tracking from April 20-22.
New York Post:
TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE  —  HILLARY'S PENNSYLVANIA WIN  —  Hillary Clinton refuses to die.  Having been given up for dead after losing Iowa, she rebounded in New Hampshire.  Then a string of 11 straight consecutive losses - followed by a win in Ohio and a tie (in delegates) in Texas.
Jonathan Weisman / Washington Post:
Obama's Gloves Are Off — And May Need to Stay Off  —  Unable once again to score a knockout, Sen. Barack Obama is likely to make his new negative tone even more negative — with a sharp eye on trying to end the Democratic presidential nomination fight after the May 6 primaries in Indiana and North Carolina.
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The Fact Hub:
More People Have Voted For Hillary Than Any Other Candidate  —  After last night's decisive victory in Pennsylvania, more people have voted for Hillary than any other candidate, including Sen. Obama.  —  Estimates vary slightly, but according to Real Clear Politics, Hillary has received 15,095,663 votes …
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John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Next McGovern?  —  Obama may still get the nomination, but his loss tonight deals a harsh blow to his electibility arguments.  —  Hillary Clinton won a decisive ten-round decision over Barack Obama in Pennsylvania's Democratic primary, but she didn't score a knockout.  The struggle continues.
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WHAT HAPPENED IN PENNSYLVANIA?  —  Not a whole ton to pick through in the exit polls.
media.www.browndailyherald.com:
Times columnist pied in face by activist  —  Male accomplice threw political pamphlets  —  A female audience member ran on stage last night and threw a green pie at New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman, who had just begun a lecture on environmentalism in Salomon 101.
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The Huffington Post:
Thomas Friedman Gets A Pie In The Face During Speech At Brown
Discussion: Wonkette
Patrick Poole / Front Page Magazine:
Terrorist Fundraisers for Obama  —  Two years ago, Hatem El-Hady was the chairman of the Toledo, Ohio-based Islamic charity, Kindhearts, which was closed by the US government in February 2006 for terrorist fundraising and all its assets frozen.  Today, El-Hady has redirected his fundraising efforts …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Nevada Presidential Election  —  Nevada: McCain 48% Obama 43%  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Nevada shows John McCain leading both potential Democratic opponents in the race for the state's Electoral College.  McCain has a five-point edge over Barack Obama …
Discussion: Eunomia
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Fox News:
‘Basic Instinct’ Director Paul Verhoeven: Jesus Was Son of Mary and a Roman Rapist  —  In his upcoming biography of Jesus, “Basic Instinct” director Paul Verhoeven will make the shocking claim that Christ probably was the son of Mary and a Roman soldier who raped her during the Jewish uprising in Galilee …
Matt / Think Progress:
Hagee Says Hurricane Katrina Struck New Orleans Because It Was ‘Planning A Sinful’ ‘Homosexual Rally’  —  On September 18, 2006, Pastor John Hagee — whose endorsement Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) said this past Sunday he was “glad to have” — told NPR's Terry Gross that “Hurricane Katrina was …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Check The Math  —  The hyper-literate Matt Yglesias swings into action: … Whoa, wake me up - did I sleep through a tax repeal or something?  No wonder libs are so irked with Bush's tax cuts for the rich.  —  Check your next paystub, Matt, and see if there is a difference between “gross” and “net”.
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Karen Jowers / Army Times:
Bill: Stop selling Playboy, Penthouse on base  —  Concerned that the military is selling pornography in exchange stores in spite of a ban, one lawmaker has introduced a bill to clean up the matter.  —  “Our troops should not see their honor sullied so that the moguls behind magazines …
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE FRIENDS OF BARACK OBAMA, PART 2  —  Last night, in The Friends of Barack Obama, Part 1 I reviewed Obama's relationship with Bill Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, who helped to kick off Obama's first political campaign and with whom Obama's campaign says he has a “friendly” relationship.
 
 
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Krooney / The Page:
Clinton Camp: We're “On Track” For $10 Million Post-Pennsylvania Haul
Bill Mears / CNN:
Supreme Court broadens police searches
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
William Branigin / Washington Post:
Petraeus Picked to Lead Mideast Command
Discussion: The Corner
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
IS THE PRIMARY GOOD FOR THE DEMOCRATS?
Discussion: Ross Douthat, Corrente and TalkLeft
Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Edwards Backers Team Up With Obama
David Freddoso / The Corner:
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 Earlier Items: 
Deacon / Power Line:
BAD ADVICE FROM THE NEW YORK TIMES
Discussion: Prairie Weather and The Corner
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Pa. Primary: Winners and Losers
Discussion: The Trail
Dorothy Rabinowitz / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Media Army
Andy Zajac / The Swamp:
Rove didn't seek Fitzgerald ouster: Att'y
CNN:
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Surprise Mississippi Result Shows Unpopularity Of Iraq War In Deep Red States
Discussion: The New Republic and Salon
Paul Auster / New York Times:
The Accidental Rebel