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12:35 AM ET, April 24, 2008

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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% …
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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.
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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Jaketapper / Political Punch:
Clinton Camp Misrepresents ABC News Report  —  In today's edition of “The Note,” ABC News' Rick Klein wrote that “By one (rightly disputed) metric — the popular vote, including Florida and Michigan — Clinton has pulled ahead of Obama.  But without the rogue states, Obama is still up by 500,000 …
Discussion: Spin Cycle, MSNBC and AMERICAblog
Kenneth P. Vogel / Yahoo! News:   Hillary goes after Obama's strengths
Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
McCain opposes equal pay bill in Senate  —  NEW ORLEANS - Republican Sen. John McCain, campaigning through poverty-stricken cities and towns, said Wednesday he opposes a Senate bill that seeks equal pay for women because it would lead to more lawsuits.  —  The Senate had scheduled …
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Michael Scherer / Swampland:
The McCain Campaign Likes to Watch  —  Candidate John McCain officially has no view of whether an extended Democratic primary battle is good or bad for his chances in November.  At a press conference Tuesday in Ohio, he would not touch the hot potato.  “I have stayed absolutely neutral,” he said.
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Assessing Strength of Contenders in Swing States
Discussion: TalkLeft
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
For Democrats, Questions Over Race and Electability
Discussion: MyDD and Corrente
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  —  New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman was attacked with pies in the face by environmental activists during a speech about energy at Brown University yesterday.  —  The Providence Journal reports that Friedman's message …
Discussion: Wonkette and driftglass
AMERICAN DIGEST:
Food Alarmism Underscores American Reality: “There will never be a shortage of bulls**t.”  —  It seems like only yesterday that a New York Sun reporter noticed that purchases of huge bags of rice were being limited at Costco.  —  Food Rationing Confronts Breadbasket of the World |  The New York Sun
Discussion: On Deadline
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Marcus Kabel / Associated Press:
Sam's Club, Costco limit rice purchases as prices rise
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Michelle Malkin:
The GOP ad John McCain doesn't want you to see  —  What is the big freaking' deal?  The RNC and John McCain are spanking the North Carolina GOP for running an ad against the state's Democrat gubernatorial candidates titled “Extreme.”  It points out Barack Obama's longtime association …
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
RNC CALLS WRIGHT AD ‘NOT APPROPRIATE’
Eric Boehlert / Media Matters for America:
Michelle Malkin and the warbloggers get everything wrong — again  —  Poor Michelle Malkin.  —  When I wrote last year that warbloggers like her would have to find a new Iraq-based media conspiracy to chase in light of how spectacularly their then-beloved controversy surrounding …
Bill Mears / CNN:
Supreme Court broadens police searches  —  CNN Supreme Court Producer  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Supreme Court offered unanimous support for police Wednesday by allowing drug evidence gathered after an arrest that violated state law to be used at trial, an important search-and-seizure case turning …
Discussion: Shakesville and DownWithTyranny!
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.
Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Edwards Backers Team Up With Obama  —  No, John Edwards has not yet endorsed a candidate.  —  But nearly 50 of his most prominent backers lined up behind Senator Barack Obama today, in a gesture designed to give Mr. Obama a heavy boost of support less than two weeks before the North Carolina primary on May 6.
Ben / Think Progress:
Thomas Breaks Press's 14 Day Silence On Bush's Torture Approval, Chides Colleagues: ‘Where Is Everybody?’  —  On April 9, ABC News reported that in 2002, President Bush's most senior advisers approved the use of harsh interrogation tactics.  Days later, Bush confirmed to ABC he “approved” of the tactics.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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Monica Davey / New York Times:
For Indiana Voters, Talk of Change May Fall Flat
Discussion: TalkLeft
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Probation For Sergeant Who Misused Databases
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
Show Us Some Real Money, Hillary!
Redstate:
A map for victory in the fall and beyond
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Ultimatum issued to Mahdi Army in Basrah; 15 Mahdi fighters killed in Sadr City
Discussion: VetVoice and JammieWearingFool
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Farmers' Income Rises, but Subsidies Stay
Matthew Bigg / Reuters:
Carter says Secretary Rice “not telling truth”
 Earlier Items: 
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Insurgency leader Izzat Ibrahim al-Douri captured?
Matthew Yglesias:
More Things We Can Ignore  —  Justin Logan tries to draw …
Discussion: Think Progress
The Corner:
Great News  —  Some of the best news this country could receive …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Check The Math  —  The hyper-literate Matt Yglesias swings into action:
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
David Freddoso / The Corner:
In Murtha's District  —  Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) …
Kevin Kusinitz / Weekly Standard Blog:
Iraqi Artists Discover Hollywood Doesn't Care
CNN:
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: SECRET TO HILLARY'S SUCCESS