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8:05 PM ET, April 27, 2008

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Fox News:
TRANSCRIPT: OBAMA ON ‘FNS’  —  Sen. Barack Obama, the Democratic presidential candidate from Illinois, sat for an interview Saturday in Indiana with Chris Wallace.  The interview aired on “FOX News Sunday.”  They touched on a wide range of topics including the marathon race to the Democratic nomination …
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
DON'T FEAR THE REAPER  —  Barack Obama has boycotted Fox News for the past two years.  Obama's boycott ended today, as he was interviewed by Chris Wallace.  The result suggests that Obama had nothing to fear from the ostensibly hostile crowd at Fox.  —  Obama showed, once again, that he is a rare political talent.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Doesn't “Take Fox On,” After All  —  The Fox News Sunday interview is over.  And Obama didn't take on Fox at all in any meaningful sense.  —  On Friday, a senior Obama adviser responded to criticism of his decision to go on Fox with a bunch of tough talk, saying that Obama knew full …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama on Fox: I supported Roberts when I opposed him  —  Give Barack Obama this: he performed a lot better on Fox News Sunday today than he did in the debate on April 16th.  He stammered less when challenged, allowed his considerable personal warmth to surface, and kept his annoyance and anger in check.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and PrestoPundit
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
McCain lays into Obama on taxes, says he opened door on Wright issue  —  Miami, FL — Sen. John McCain continues to ride a very thin line on the Jeremiah Wright controversy, reiterating today that while he will not make an issue of Barack Obama's pastor, he will not be surprised if others do.
Los Angeles Times:
Obama donor received a state grant  —  His letter on behalf of a table tennis company preceded the funding.  —  WASHINGTON — After an unsuccessful campaign for Congress in 2000, Illinois state Sen. Barack Obama faced serious financial pressure: numerous debts, limited cash and a law practice he had neglected for a year.
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD:
Obama on Fox transcript
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Obama And Ayers Worked Together Once? (Johnson and Maguire Are Now?)
Discussion: Global Labor … and Hot Air
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Late Night: Johnny Can't Read
Discussion: Unqualified Offerings
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
John McCain's war, Howard Dean's war  —  For Howard Dean, the Democratic National Committee chairman who launched his own campaign for president five years ago on the wings of a nascent anti-war movement, the sixth year of the war in Iraq offers fertile ground for his party's 2008 campaign.
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Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
D.N.C. Advertisement: McCain's ‘100 Years’ in Iraq  —  Using footage from the town-hall-style meeting way back in January when a voter and Senator John McCain went back-and-forth about how long the United States would stay in Iraq, the Democratic National Committee has begun broadcasting a new advertisement.
Discussion: Top of the Ticket, The Page and Hot Air
Associated Press:
Nev. GOP recesses state convention, angering Paul supporters  —  RENO, Nev. - Outmaneuvered by raucous Ron Paul supporters, Nevada Republican Party leaders abruptly shut down their state convention and now must resume the event to complete a list of 31 delegates to the GOP national convention.
Discussion: Newshoggers.com
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Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Obama stops the clock on Fox  —  Barack Obama finally appeared on “Fox News Sunday,” stopping the “Obama Watch” clock at 772 days and change.  And, believe it or not, it was a friendly exchange, touching on familiar themes.  —  Host Chris Wallace, who had started the clock …
Discussion: The New Republic
John Avlon / New York Post:
CLASH OF THE INDEPENDENTS  —  It's electability, stupid.  —  That's what Hillary Clinton and her surrogates have been spinning to super-delegates and anyone else who will listen since she lost her grip on once-inevitable nomination.  —  There's just one problem - when it comes to independent voters …
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NY Daily News:
From Bubba to Flubba: Slew of gaffes makes pals wonder why Bill is losing it
Discussion: Don Surber
Michael Hirsh / Newsweek:
How the South Won (This) Civil War  —  Southernism is taking over our national dialogue.  Maybe it's time for the North to secede from the Union.  —  NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE  —  In the summer of 1863, Robert E. Lee led an ill-advised incursion into Pennsylvania.
City Journal:
An Anatomy of Surrender  —  Islam divides the world into two parts.  The part governed by sharia, or Islamic law, is called the Dar al-Islam, or House of Submission.  Everything else is the Dar al-Harb, or House of War, so called because it will take war—holy war, jihad—to bring it into the House of Submission.
Discussion: Spectator
Megan McArdle:
The nomination battle  —  Arnold Kling summarizes quite succinctly just how much the stars aligned to put Obama in the lead: … Arnold thinks that as soon as the dust has settled, the party will unite behind the nominee.  —  I would guess that this will be less true of a Hillary Clinton nomination than of a Barack Obama nomination.
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Arnold Kling / EconLog:
Insiders, Outsiders, and Voting Behavior
 
 
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