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8:25 AM ET, April 24, 2008


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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.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Is Obama Ready for Prime Time?  —  After being pummeled 55% to 45% in the Pennsylvania primary, Barack Obama was at a loss for explanations.  The best he could do was to compliment his supporters in an email saying, “you helped close the gap to a slimmer margin than most thought possible.”
Discussion: Hot Air and Betsy's Page
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
For Democrats, Questions Over Race and Electability  —  It is the question that has hung over Senator Barack Obama's presidential campaign, and it loomed large on Tuesday night after his loss to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in Pennsylvania: Why has he been unable to win over enough working-class …
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 …
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 …
Kenneth P. Vogel / Yahoo! News:   Hillary goes after Obama's strengths
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
New York Times:
Fresh Off Pennsylvania Victory, Clinton Raises Millions, Mostly Online  —  NEW ALBANY, Ind. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's fund-raising roared to life on Wednesday, with her campaign collecting more than $8 million in the hours after she won the Pennsylvania primary …
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Candidates on equal footing in Indiana
Robin Wright / Washington Post:
N. Koreans Taped At Syrian Reactor  —  A video taken inside a secret Syrian facility last summer convinced the Israeli government and the Bush administration that North Korea was helping to construct a reactor similar to one that produces plutonium for North Korea's nuclear arsenal …
City Journal:
Obama's Real Bill Ayers Problem  —  Barack Obama complains that he's been unfairly attacked for a casual political and social relationship with his neighbor, former Weatherman Bill Ayers.  Obama has a point.  In the ultraliberal Hyde Park community where the presidential candidate first earned …
Discussion: Power Line and Betsy's Page
City Journal:   The Ed Schools' Latest—and Worst—Humbug
Josh Meyer / Los Angeles Times:
Gap opens between Al Qaeda and allies  —  A backlash builds over the network's tactics, including suicide attacks.  Its leaders try to defuse the anger.  —  WASHINGTON — Al Qaeda increasingly faces sharp criticism from once-loyal sympathizers who openly question its ideology and tactics …
Discussion: PoliGazette
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 …
Nathan / FlowingData:
Showing the Obama-Clinton Divide in Decision Tree Infographic  —  Amanda Cox, of The New York Times, made another excellent graphic (and I wouldn't expect anything less).  We see an entire story between Obama and Clinton - positions taken, counties won, and counties lost.  Go ahead and take a look.
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 …
Sonia Verma / Times of London:
‘Disneyland’ comes to Baghdad with multi-million pound entertainment park  —  Llewellyn Werner admits he is facing obstacles most amusement park developers never have to deal with - insurgent attacks and looting.  —  When you are building an amusement park in downtown Baghdad, those risks come with the territory.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Wonkette
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Agence France Presse:
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Associated Press:
$20M virtual border ‘fence’ scrapped
Discussion: Hot Air and Engadget
Ayesha Rascoe / Reuters:
Bakers feeling pinch of short supplies
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
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Matthew Bigg / Reuters:
Carter says Secretary Rice “not telling truth”
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Ben / Think Progress:
Thomas Breaks Press's 14 Day Silence On Bush's Torture Approval …
Bill Mears / CNN:
Supreme Court broadens police searches
Times columnist pied in face by activist