Monday, March 31, 2008

3/31 Morning News: More Endorsements...

News Items
Some Republicans Emerge To Endorse Obama
"Call them the Obamacans: They are against continuing the Iraq war and reject what they see as Mr. Bush’s unconstitutional buildup of executive power. ..."

New Backing for Obama As Party Seeks Unity
"Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota is expected to endorse Sen. Obama Monday, according to a Democrat familiar with her plans. Meanwhile, North Carolina's seven Democratic House members are poised to endorse Sen. Obama as a group -- just one has so far -- before that state's May 6 primary, several Democrats say. ..."
Related Articles:
Time: Senator Klobuchar Endorses Obama

Obama Continues Pennsylvania Bus Tour
"Barack Obama will campaign in eastern Pennsylvania today, marking the fourth day of his “Stand for Change” bus tour. Obama has gone back to "Iowa-style” campaigning, hosting smaller, more intimate events as he tries to reach out to voters on a more personal level. ..."

The Early Word: More Endorsements for Obama
"The field of Democratic senators who are undecided (or just keeping quiet) about which colleague they prefer for president will shrink by one today when Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota comes out in support of Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois. ..."

Obama's Penn State rally draws 20,000
"Shivering in blankets of Penn State's colors, some 20,000 people filled a campus lawn Sunday to hear Barack Obama say he can win the Democratic nomination even if rival Hillary Rodham Clinton stays in the race. ..."

Obama gains more ground in Texas conventions
"As the smoke cleared from this weekend's regional Democratic conventions, Barack Obama emerged with a majority of the state's at-large presidential nominating delegates and possibly a majority of all Texas delegates. ..."

From Bad to Verse for Hill
"The Bosnian girl who famously read a poem to Hillary Rodham Clinton during her 1996 visit to the war-torn country is shocked - and her countrymen infuriated - that the former first lady claimed to have dodged sniper fire that day. ..."

Page Exclusive: New York Times Responds to Rev. Wright
"Ms. Kantor in no way misrepresented the nature or purpose of the interview; as soon as it was ready for publication, we published exactly the longer story we told Mr. Wright we were working on and that he referred to in his letter. ..."
Related Article: Rev. Wright's original letter to the NYT

Richardson: 'I'm not going to stoop to Carville's level'
"I haven't gotten into the gutter on this. And you know, I'm not going to stoop to Carville's level. I barely know the guy in the first place," Richardson told Bob Scheiffer on CBS's "Face the Nation. ..."

Project Trinity
"Jeremiah Wright situates his ministry in a lineage of black liberation and deliverance. ..."

Clintons, Obama Urge Primary Patience
"A crowd of about 20,000 was chilled as supporters waited in cool temperatures for Obama to speak on the campus lawn at Penn State University, where the Illinois senator agreed that the tough campaign was healthy if frustrating. ..."

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Polling Results
Rasmussen Daily Presidential Tracking Poll
" In the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, it’s Obama 46% Clinton 43% ..."

Rasmussen Washington Presidential Election Poll
"The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of likely Washington state voters finds Barack Obama leading John McCain 48% to 43%. When matched against Hillary Clinton, however, it’s McCain with a three-point edge, 46% to 43%. ..."

Rasmussen Election 2008: New Jersey Presidential Election
"John McCain holds statistically insignificant leads over both Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama in New Jersey. It’s McCain 45%, Clinton 42% and McCain 46%, Obama 45%. ..."

Rasmussen Michigan 2008 Presidential Election
"The latest Rasmussen Reports poll in Michigan shows McCain attracting 43% of the vote when matched against Barack Obama. Obama earns 42% ... If Hillary Clinton is the Democratic nominee, it’s McCain 45% Clinton 42%. ..."

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Commentaries
Starting Gate: Something In The Air?
"Is there a hint of desperation in the air? More than halfway through the seven-week gap leading up to the Pennsylvania primary, the pause has not worked out as Clinton's campaign might have hoped. ..."

Obama, McCain forged oh-so-fleeting alliance
"The four-term Arizona Republican, 25 years Obama's senior, quickly saw a willing apprentice to help shake up the way business was done on Capitol Hill. "I like him; he's probably got a great future. We can do some work together," McCain confided to his top staffer. ..."

The World is Watching and Wants More: Clinton-Obama Race Should Go All the Way
"Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton struggling against each other for every superdelegate, every pending state primary, every vote is the best thing America has had going for it in some time on the "global public diplomacy" front. ..."

FirstRead: Should She Stay or Should She Go?
"The problem for Clinton is that she's busier trying to prove her relevance in the process rather than debating Obama about the economy, health care, or Iraq. ..."

Hillary's Bruce Willis Syndrome
"Like Bruce Willis in The Sixth Sense, the Clinton campaign doesn't yet know that it's already dead. ..."

The Note: Hope Against Hope
"Math, it turns out, is as stubborn as the Clintons themselves. The superdelegates are moving (and suddenly not so super-slowly) in Obama's direction. (Which of these drips will trigger the flood?) ..."

Bare-knuckle politics
"Why is Clinton fighting so hard? Because history shows it works. ..."

Clinton's Loose Association with the Truth
"What about lying? Here there appears to be uniformity of belief. There is no room for lies in the public discourse. That, however, has not prohibited politicians from engaging in the dubious practice. ..."

NYT: Who are we? New dialogue on mixed race
"Many of mixed parentage feel Obama's path similar to theirs ..."

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