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7:05 AM ET, April 24, 2008


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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 …
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: Betsy's Page
Kenneth P. Vogel / Yahoo! News:   Hillary goes after Obama's strengths
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 …
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 …
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
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 …
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 …
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 …
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
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
Marcus Kabel / Associated Press:
Sam's Club, Costco limit rice purchases as prices rise
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Ayesha Rascoe / Reuters:
Bakers feeling pinch of short supplies  —  WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Already feeling the pinch from soaring wheat and flour prices, U.S. bakers are now beginning to experience some supply shortages.  —  Rye flour stocks have been depleted in the United States, and by June or July …
Discussion: Firedoglake, Needlenose and Shakesville
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Dohrn in 2007: America, “the heart of the monster”  —  John Hinderaker has done an excellent job in assembling clips from speeches given by William Ayers and Bernadine Dohrn, both in the past and as recent as a 40-year reunion of Students for a Democratic Society in 2007.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Stop The ACLU
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 …
Agence France Presse:
US military says not holding Saddam's deputy  —  BAGHDAD (AFP) - The US military on Wednesday denied reports it is holding Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri, the number two under Saddam Hussein.  —  “We are aware of media reports that Izzat Ibrahim al-Duri has been captured,” the military told AFP in an email.
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Ben / Think Progress:
Thomas Breaks Press's 14 Day Silence On Bush's Torture Approval …
Edwin Chen / Bloomberg:
McCain Vows War on Poverty, Says Nation in Recession
Bill Mears / CNN:
Supreme Court broadens police searches
Times columnist pied in face by activist
Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Edwards Backers Team Up With Obama
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Next McGovern?  —  Obama may still get the nomination …