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3:15 AM ET, April 24, 2008

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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.
Charlie Cook / National Journal Online:
Hillary's Political Purgatory  —  CLINTON HAS SPENT WEEKS IN A HORRIBLE SITUATION.  EVEN IN VICTORY, SHE ISN'T GETTING ANY CLOSER TO WINNING THE NOMINATION.  —  Sat.  —  The good news for Hillary Rodham Clinton is that she's winning a lot of battles.  The bad news is that the war is pretty much lost.
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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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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 …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Yahoo! News:   Hillary goes after Obama's strengths
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Assessing Strength of Contenders in Swing States  —  Reflecting on her victory in the Pennsylvania primary, Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton on Wednesday neatly summed up the chief political rationale of her enduring candidacy.  —  “I won the states that we have to win — Ohio, now Pennsylvania …
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and TalkLeft
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Redstate:
A map for victory in the fall and beyond
Discussion: American Spectator
Monica Davey / New York Times:
For Indiana Voters, Talk of Change May Fall Flat  —  KOKOMO, Ind. — With all the talk among the Democratic presidential hopefuls about change, they may wish to consider this as they wander Indiana: People here practically revolted a few years ago when their governor, Mitch Daniels …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Liberal Values
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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
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.
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!
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.
Josiah Lee Auspitz / Washington Monthly:
The Law of Rules  —  Obscure party regulations explain the constant surprises of this year's primaries.  Will Democratic “superdelegates” follow the spirit of those rules?  —  For almost four decades I have been inflicting on friends, family, airplane seatmates, straphangers on the subway …
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.
 
 
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Ayesha Rascoe / Reuters:
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Brad Jacobson / MediaBloodhound:
Op-Ed Column: Networks Win Pennsylvania in Landslide!
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Tom Jackman / Washington Post:
Probation For Sergeant Who Misused Databases
Micah L. Sifry / techPresident:
Show Us Some Real Money, Hillary!
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David Freddoso / The Corner:
In Murtha's District  —  Rep. Jack Murtha (D-Pa.) …
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Fox News:
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Patrick Poole / Front Page Magazine:
Terrorist Fundraisers for Obama