Wednesday, March 26, 2008

3/26 Morning News

News Items
Obama increases charitable giving
"Obama's gives $240,000 to charity in 2007, more than 9 previous years combined ..."
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Obama returns, punching
"After a few days of sun, Sen. Obama turns up the heat on ... Sen. McCain ... during remarks at a town hall later today in Greensboro, N.C. The campaign previews: ..."

Now Bunko Hill is Under Fire
"Air Force Lt. Gen. Buster Glosson, a John McCain supporter who ran the air attack in the first Gulf War, said, "It bothers me any time anyone running for the highest office in the land fabricates a story. ..."

The buzz on the bus: Pinched, press steps off
"Soaring costs lead many newspapers to pare back campaign coverage ..."

Presidential primary fight doesn't bother Reid
"Question: Do you still think the Democratic race can be resolved before the convention? Reid: Easy. Q: How is that? Reid: It will be done. Q: It just will? Reid: Yep. Q: Magically? Reid: No, it will be done. I had a conversation with Governor Dean ... today. Things are being done. ..."

Exclusive: Clinton Vows to Push On
"Speaking by phone from Pennsylvania, she explained why she plans to continue her push for the Democratic nomination, even as some question her chances of winning. ..."

Democratic Party Official: Clinton Pursuing 'The Tonya Harding Option'
"Her securing the nomination is certainly possible - but it will require exercising the 'Tonya Harding option.'" the official said. "Is that really what we Democrats want? ..."

Southern Dem warns party to avert disaster
"Democrats are increasingly nervous about their party’s protracted nomination fight, and some prominent figures are publicly warning that the party needs to act fast to avoid disaster. ..."

In Presidential Race, A Focus On Sideshows
"CBSNews.com Reports: In Relatively Slow News Period, Supporters' Gaffes Dominate Coverage ..."

More Clinton hints that pledged delegates are up for grabs
"For the second time in three days, Hillary Clinton has told reporters that the "pledged" delegates awarded based on vote totals in their state are not bound to abide by election results ..."

The GOP attack plan for Hillary Clinton
"If Clinton beats the odds and wins the Democratic nomination, Republicans will say she stole it. And then they'll try to give voters a 1990s flashback. ..."

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Polling Results
If McCain vs. Obama, 28% of Clinton Backers Go for McCain
"A sizable proportion of Democrats would vote for John McCain next November if he is matched against the candidate they do not support for the Democratic nomination. ..."

22% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out; 22% Say Obama Should Withdraw
"Twenty-two percent (22%) of Democratic voters nationwide say that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for the Democratic Presidential nomination. ... an identical number—22%--say that Barack Obama should drop out. ..."

Rasmussen: Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
"It’s Clinton 45%, Obama 45%. Since Obama’s speech on race and national unity, Obama’s support has been within two percentage points of 45% every day. ..."

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Commentaries
Tuzla in Iowa
"... my colleague Michael Calderone noted that Hillary Clinton has been talking about her trip to Bosnia for a while, to the extent that reporters were making Sinbad jokes while on the trail in Iowa: ..."

Pastor Of Clinton's Former Church: Don't Use Wright To Polarize
"But the pastor at the church that Clinton did once attend has recently expressed public support for Wright. He's even proclaimed it a "grave injustice" to make a judgment on Wright based off of "two or three sound bites, ..."

Riding the Obama bandwagon?
"Conservative Democratic congressional candidates said they shy away from Sen. Barack Obama's platform, while some candidates see him as a ticket boost. ..."

Twisted Sister: "I Want Barack"


FirstRead: Wright Here, Right Now
"There's nothing that bothers some inside the Clinton campaign more than the constant reading in between the lines of the senator's motivations when she chooses to answer a specific question. ..."

Starting Gate: Time Is Not On Her Side
"For a candidate pushing experience and "no surprises," the episode has been damaging to her entire rationale for getting those superdelegates to throw their weight behind her. ..."

Obama: 'A Bound Man'?
"Obama, in Steele's view, plays the "bargainer" -- he agrees not to shame Americans with the history of slavery and segregation and whites respond with enormous gratitude. ..."

Ya Think?
"I don't know just how this went down. But the idea Sen. Clinton and her staff went into an editorial board meeting with Scaife and his lackey reporters without a clear sense that they were going to get at least one choice Jeremiah Wright question just somehow doesn't ring true to me. ..."

Hillary or Nobody?
"As Barack Obama was floating in the pool with his daughters the last few days in St. Thomas, some Clinton disciples were floating the idea of St. Hillary as his vice president. ..."

Presidential Candidates Inspire Allegiances On Every Continent
"When foreigners look at the three contenders, Sen. Barack Obama seems to have the lead among Europeans and Africans. Sen. Hillary Clinton is popular among Mexicans and Chinese. ..."

In Obama's New Message, Some Foes See Old Liberalism
"... as Obama heads into the final presidential primaries, Sen. John McCain and other Republicans have already started to brand him a standard-order left-winger ..."

Clinton Chats With The Vast Right-Wing Conspiracy?
"But somewhat lost in the hubbub over this latest jab at Obama was the very fact that Clinton was meeting with the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review editorial board at all. ..."

Obama is Nietzschean
"Obama didn't do what Clinton says she would have done. Rather, Obama stripped away Pastor Wright's confrontational exterior and pulled out the man's vulnerabilities and flaws. ... he said that they could serve as dark, tempestuous paint, in a painting called "a more perfect union." This is what Nietzsche meant by Art. ..."

Generation Squeeb
"Barack Obama’s Reverend Wright controversy, and America’s squid-heart ..."

Obama’s Speech Accomplished Nothing
"National Review Online: Senator Addressed Racism, But Wright Controversy Isn’t Behind Him ..."

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