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6:15 PM ET, April 23, 2008

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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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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.
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.
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.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
WHAT HAPPENED IN PENNSYLVANIA?  —  Not a whole ton to pick through in the exit polls.
CNN:
Financial boost follows Clinton's Pennsylvania win
Discussion: Marc Ambinder
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
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
NC GOP defies RNC and McCain, will air ad
New York Times:
Seizing on Primary Win, Clinton Says Tide Is Turning
Discussion: Comedy Central and The Caucus
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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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 …
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 …
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 …
Discussion: The Corner, Macsmind and Pharyngula
CNN:
$100 fill-ups arrive at gas pumps  —  COALINGA, California (CNN) — Noel Bosse and Ken Davis watch as the numbers keep spinning at the gas pump — 70 bucks, 80 bucks.  Gulp, guzzle, then it stops: $101 for about 25 gallons.  —  The $100 fill-up has arrived in the United States.
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.
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 …
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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White House:
Press Briefing by Dana Perino
Discussion: Think Progress
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
IS THE PRIMARY GOOD FOR THE DEMOCRATS?
Discussion: Ross Douthat, TalkLeft and Corrente
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