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March 21, 2007

Speaking of Gore, Newsweek is peddling this theory about his presidential prospects:

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If this was November and YouTube was the voting system, we would probably have a new president by a landslide. Since announcing their candidacies, almost all of the 2008 Democratic presidential hopefuls have established YouTube channels, and, based on the number of views of each channel, the primary race is going to be an easy one: Obama is in the lead with over 600,000 views, while Hillary is a distant second with 51,000.

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A Politico story today on John McCain graciously cites my recent McCain column. However, it does contain a highly bizarre passage:

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That Politico piece Jon flagged below caught my eye for a different reason: I think it was a smart explanation of the perils of the Straight Talk Express, version 2.0:

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The New York Times's news analysis of the coming clash between Congress and the White House over the U.S. attorney purge makes repeated mention of how relatively infrequently Bush has asserted executive privilege. To wit:

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From Roll Call (sus req), on the increasingly chaotic effort to get folks in line on the Iraq supplemental scheduled to go to a vote on Thursday:

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Today, we unveil the debut episode of "What's Your Problem?"--a web-only TV face-off between Peter Beinart and the National Review's Jonah Goldberg. Watch the first installment--about John Edwards and the Nevada primary debate--here.

--Adam B. Kushner

Did you know that the BBC "champion[s] the imperialist interests of the British and the Americans?"

Neither did I.

Watch the interview. A colleague calls it "amazing." That's one word for it.

--James Kirchick

Cass R. Sunstein and Richard H.

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March 20, 2007

Don't ever let it be said that wealthy donors have big egos. These guys decided that Hillary Clinton, and not Barack Obama, should be President of the United States based on a few unreturned phone calls.

--Michael Crowley

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