Monday, March 24, 2008

3/24 Evening News (Update Complete!)

News Items
New: Dinner with Senator Obama
"We’ll fly you in. I’ll pay for dinner,” a jacket-less Obama tells would-be donors in a video posted Monday on his website. “There are no strings attached. You don’t have to be well connected. You don’t have to be rich. You just have to be part of the Barack Obama campaign. ..."

New: Clinton Undecided on April 19 Debate
"Democratic Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, once so eager to debate she ran two ads questioning why her rival wouldn't, has yet to say whether she'll debate Sen. Barack Obama in North Carolina next month. ..."

New: Obama, Clinton 3/24 Conference Calls
Audio of both campaigns' 3/24 conference calls (in MP3 format) can be found here.

Newsweek: Clinton 'misspoke' about '96 Bosnia trip
"Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign said she "misspoke" last week when saying she had landed under sniper fire during a trip to Bosnia as first lady in March 1996. ..."
Related Articles:
ABC News Blog: Clinton Bosnia Account Comes Under Fire
CBS News Blog: Clinton's Bosnia Trip Claims Scrutinized
AP: Clinton 'misspoke' about '96 Bosnia trip
New: Huff Post: , +
New: Huff Post: Clinton Camp: Hillary Misspoke About Her Role In Bosnia
New: NYTimes Blog: Clinton ‘Misspoke’ About Bosnia Trip, Campaign Says
New: Video: CBS News Coverage


No Carville Apology for Judas Remark
"I wanted to use a very strong metaphor to make my point," Carville said. "I doubt if Governor Richardson and I will be particularly close in the future. ..."
Related Articles:
CBS News Blog: No, He Won't Back Down

Just in: Obama plans 6-day PA bus tour
"Details for the "Road to Change" tour are still TBA, but Sen. Barack Obama's campaign just announced he'll be in Pennsylvania from March 28 through April 2. ..."

SEIU to Focus on Obama Ground Game
"We think in Pennsylvania, the more workers can talk to workers, the more influential we can be,” said Anna Burger, SEIU Secretary-Treasurer, in a conference call with reporters Monday. ..."

Richardson Decries Campaign's Negativity
"New Mexico Governor Calls For Party To Come Together In Face Of Criticism From Clinton Camp For Endorsing Obama ..."

Clinton, Obama mark 4,000th U.S. fatality in Iraq
"Barack Obama said that, "It is with great sadness that we have reached another grim milestone in Iraq, with at least 4,000 of our finest Americans having been killed. ..."

Bill: 'She Can Win;' Obama, Well...
"And Sen. McCain is not going to be easy to beat; he has always run well in Michigan. He will run pretty well in Florida. She can win. Look, if we win these four states we will win the White House; there is no point in doing this if we are not going to win."

Democrats Target McCain's "Straight Talk" Image
"The Democratic National Committee has unveiled a new Web site called "McCain Debates," in which the presumptive Republican presidential nominee is shown debating...himself. ..."

Obama hits St. Thomas, meets with governor 'unofficially'
"The source also confirmed that Gov. John deJongh "unofficially" met with the Illinois senator and his family upon their arrival at St. Thomas' Cyril E. King Airport Sunday morning. ..."

Obama supporter references Bill Clinton and 'blue dress'
"Sen. Hillary Clinton's aides blasted Sen. Barack Obama's campaign Monday after a major Obama supporter referenced the blue dress at the heart of former President Bill Clinton's impeachment scandal. ..."
Related Articles:
FirstRead: Obama Adviser Invokes 'Blue Dress'

Clinton Rallies PA Women
"It's been a while since the New York senator hoping to become the first woman president has focused on issues of specific concern to women or held a woman-specific event. ..."

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Polling Results
Gallup Daily: Obama and Clinton Back to a Tie
"The Democratic nomination battle -- having undergone significant shifts last week during the Rev. Jeremiah Wright controversy -- is now back to a virtual tie between Barack Obama (favored by 47% of national Democratic voters), and Hillary Clinton (chosen by 46%). ..."

Clinton, Obama Closely Matched Among Jewish Democrats
"Jewish Democratic voters show a slight preference for Hillary Clinton (48%) over Barack Obama (43%) for the party's 2008 presidential nomination. The five-point Clinton advantage is within the margin of error ..."

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Commentaries
New: Democratic Primary MadLib
"Here's my attempt to give you tomorrow's coverage today. The "story" is after the jump, but don't peek yet! First, decide who's going to be candidate A and who's going to be candidate B. Then, write a list of the words you want for each numbered slot. ..."

New: Obama vacation: Fair game for press?
"So that presented a conundrum for news organizations: Should they send a correspondent on the — presumably enjoyable — assignment to the Caribbean, to investigate the white sand beaches and clear blue waters? ..."

New: The Politics of Hating Your Spouse
"The old saying is that politics makes for strange bedfellows. I would modify this to say that political parties make for stressful marriages... and we are seeing one marriage fall apart before our very eyes. ..."

New: Dear Mr. Carville...
"... hyperbole is a natural byproduct of excitement. For instance, when someone is all riled up and pissed off, he might -- oh, I don't know -- compare the governor of New Mexico to Judas Iscariot. ..."

New: Metanarratives and Hillary's Honesty Gap
"Do you want to know how McCain beats Hillary in November? In short, the same way George Bush beat Al Gore (minus the Supreme Court coup). As Rolling Stone explained in 2001: ..."

New: McCain Benefits From Protracted Democratic Race
"Despite assurances by Sens. Clinton and Obama that everything will come out rosy in November, Democrats are becoming more and more concerned that the protracted infighting is only benefiting Sen. McCain. ..."

Updated: Exclusive: In New Video Obama Girl Pleads for Hillary to Stop Attacking Her Man
"Invoking Sen. Hillary Clinton's "3 am" ad, Obama Girl in her latest video pleads for the former First Lady to drop out of the race. ..."


Record Revelations
"Is Hillary Clinton dragging her feet over the release of her First Lady documents? A presidential historian offers some perspective. ..."

FirstRead: Obama Camp Spin
"Trying to set the tone of the day again, the Obama campaign held a morning conference call to push back against Clinton's speech this morning on leadership in the economy. ..."

Clinton's Last Best Hope: The 'Electoral Vote' Equation?
"It's no secret--at least to people who are paying attention to this year's presidential contest--that Hillary Clinton's case for the Democratic nomination has grown, well, thinner over time. ..."

Obama collapse in final contests may be Clinton's best hope
"Make no mistake about it; Clinton's task in trying to overtake Senator Barack Obama of Illinois is daunting. And it grew even tougher last week, when the collapse of efforts to redo the Florida and Michigan primaries almost certainly ended her hope of narrowing Obama's lead ..."

The new goalposts
"So, as if on cue, Sen. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.) – a major Clinton supporter and veep prospect – revealed a new metric on yesterday's "Late Edition": ..."

Outrage = Money
"The Clinton campaign just sent this email out to donors: ..."

Outrageous Outrages of the Day
"Ah, outrage. There's nothing like it to keep political partisans up at night. Two particular offenses to dignity are driving the conversation today--one for Barack Obama, and one for Hillary Clinton ..."

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