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Busting Bush In New England and The Hot News Of The Day After!

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Washington Politicians Are Gutting America Like A Fish

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It Keeps Going and Going

Everybody leads with yesterday's primaries, where Sen. Hillary Clinton won key victories in Ohio and Texas primaries, which marked another comeback for the former first lady and assured Democrats that the fight for the nomination will continue. Sen. Barack Obama won Vermont, and Clinton received more votes in Rhode Island. The New York Times points out that Clinton achieved victory in Texas by a small margin, but her earlier, more decisive, win in Ohio allowed her to "deliver a televised victory speech in time for the late-night news." By breaking her opponent's winning streak, Clinton effectively "jolted a Democratic Party establishment that was beginning to see Obama as the likely nominee," says the Washington Post. USA Today mentions that Obama had hoped to "provide a knockout punch" yesterday, and the Los Angeles Times says Obama looked "disappointed" last night even as he emphasized that he continues to lead in delegates. Everybody notes that despite the momentum that Clinton might gain from the high-profile victories, she still faces an uphill battle to narrow Obama's lead.

On the Republican side, Sen. John McCain won all four contests and clinched the Republican nomination. His main rival, Mike Huckabee, dropped out of the race soon after polls closed and vowed "to do everything possible to unite our party." In his victory speech, McCain lumped the two Democratic contenders and made it clear that he will continue talking about how neither one is fit to lead the country. "I will leave it to my opponent to propose returning to the failed, big-government mandates of the '60s and '70s to address problems such as the lack of health-care insurance for some Americans," he said. McCain will travel to the White House today, where he will officially accept President Bush's endorsement. The Wall Street Journal's print edition closed before Clinton's victories were evident, and the paper emphasizes that McCain now has to raise lots of money and figure out how to "transform his shoestring primary campaign into a machine able to win the presidency," particularly since he's made it clear that he wants to compete in reliably Democratic states.

Clinton won the primary vote in Texas by a narrow margin, but all the papers remind readers Obama could still get more delegates out of the state because of its complicated voting system that allocates 35 percent of delegates through caucuses that began after the polls closed. Results from the caucuses aren't in yet, but Obama was leading before counting stopped for the night.

Despite the fact that Clinton "will continue to find herself in a difficult position mathematically," as the NYT puts it, winning in both Texas and Ohio was exactly what Clinton needed to effectively challenge calls for her to withdraw from the race. Before the Texas results were known, Clinton dedicated her Ohio victory to everyone "who's ever been counted out but refused to be knocked out, and for everyone who has stumbled but stood right back up." So, how did she do it? Mostly by regaining the blocs of voters that had been an integral part of her base but lately seemed to be switching to Obama. Her biggest advantage was with white voters who don't have a college education, with whom she led by 25 percentage points in Texas and almost 40 points in Ohio. Surveys showed Hispanics and women also supported Clinton by wide margins.

Exit polls showed she had a clear advantage among late-deciding voters, suggesting that her attacks against Obama in the last few days worked as intended. In a Page One analysis, the LAT says Clinton "seemed to finally figure out how to make her brand of 'experience' compete with a mantra of 'change.' " And now she can continue saying that Democrats need a nominee who can win the big, battleground states. Still, as the NYT points out in its own analysis, Clinton is "viewed by many party leaders as an obstacle to the fight ahead." There are concerns that a continued negative tone in the Democratic campaign could hurt the party's chances in November. Others (including Slate's Christopher Beam) argue that Democrats could benefit from a long fight that will continue to energize voters while helping the eventual candidate figure out how to best fend off attacks from the Republicans. But the LAT cites an interesting statistic from exit polls that suggests "negativity will take its toll." In previous contests, Democrats overwhelmingly said they'd be satisfied with either candidate, but in Texas and Ohio only four in 10 expressed the same sentiment.

The unusually high number of voters who wanted to express their opinion in yesterday's primaries led to problems in Ohio and Texas. Paper ballots ran out in several places in Ohio and some polls were left open for an additional 90 minutes. In Texas, there was chaos at several caucus sites that were filled to capacity, and Clinton's campaign said Obama supporters were unfairly trying to gain an upper hand in several caucuses.

Up next for the Democrats are the caucuses in Wyoming on Saturday and the Mississippi primary next Tuesday, two states where Obama has a big lead. But Pennsylvania, a state that doesn't vote until April 22, is the big prize, and Clinton is thought to have an advantage there. As the battle for delegates continues, there's likely to be a big push from the Clinton camp to persuade the Democratic Party that delegates from Florida and Michigan should count.

Although McCain won decisive victories yesterday, voters who described themselves as "very conservative" supported Huckabee in large numbers, and at least 40 percent of Republicans said the senator from Arizona isn't conservative enough. Regardless, seven in 10 Republicans said they'd be satisfied with McCain as their nominee. Meanwhile, the NYT points out inside that Republicans will now focus on who McCain will choose as his running mate, a particularly important decision considering that he would be the oldest candidate ever elected to a first term.

In other news, the NYT fronts, and everyone goes inside with, the growing tensions in South America resulting from Colombia's strike against a rebel leader in Ecuador. The LAT notes Venezuela "made a move that could halt billions of dollars worth of trade" with Colombia, and Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez characterized Colombia as the "Israel of Latin America." Meanwhile, Ecuador's president went on a tour of Latin American countries to seek condemnation for the bombing, emphasizing that the killing of the FARC leader likely ruined any chance that more hostages, including former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, would be released.

Colombia fired back, and said it would file charges against Chávez at the International Criminal Court for assisting the rebel group with money and other resources. The WSJ highlights the announcement by Colombia's vice president that the FARC had been trying to obtain material to build a radioactive dirty bomb. Despite all the saber-rattling, USAT emphasizes, and everyone notes, that a full-scale war in Latin America still seems highly unlikely.

Even though presidential debates have garnered relatively high ratings, the TV networks preferred to eschew coverage of the important primaries during prime-time hours to broadcast shows like The Biggest Loser and Big Brother. "It's official," writes the NYT's Alessandra Stanley, "The networks no longer cover news, they slap it onto the bottom edge of their regular programming like Post-it notes."

Party elders

"You're going to see a process where the party elders, the people in the party infrastructure, make a decision about who would be the best nominee for our party in November," said Mr. Mauro.

"It's going to be a very interesting process for us all," he said.

Democratic consultant and Obama volunteer Glenn Smith warned that any effort to reverse Mr. Obama's growing delegate lead would look like a stolen election – regardless of how Clinton supporters spin it.

"You can make rules arguments, fairness arguments, an 'I'm tougher' argument. But you can't get over the practical consequences of what it would mean in November to take this nomination from the first African-American in history to have earned it," he said.

Ultimately, the fractious nature of the party fight would be better resolved by party leaders before the convention.

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Clinton picked up at least 115 delegates in Ohio, Rhode Island, Vermont and Texas, while Obama picked up at least 88. Nearly 170 delegates were still to be awarded, including 154 in Texas


Obama had a total of 1,477 delegates, including separately chosen party and elected officials known as superdelegates, according to the Associated Press count. He picked up three superdelegate endorsements Tuesday

Clinton had 1,391 delegates. It will take 2,025 delegates to secure the Democratic nomination.

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SAN ANTONIO - Barack Obama suffered a setback Tuesday in his efforts to drive rival Hillary Rodham Clinton out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, but claimed the delegate math still is on his side.

"We know this: No matter what happens tonight we have nearly the same delegate lead as we did this morning and we are on our way to winning this nomination," Obama told supporters after Clinton broke the Illinois senator's winning streak.

Obama immediately made plans to press ahead, with visits planned in the coming days to Wyoming and Mississippi — the next two contests — and an expected showdown next month in Pennsylvania.

Clinton won primries in Rhode Island, Ohio and Texas. But Obama still leads in the count of delegates who will decide the nomination.

He addressed supporters in front of the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium while the results in Texas — the biggest prize of the night — were up in the air.

Despite the night's split decisions, "We can stand up with confidence and clarity," Obama said.

Going into Tuesday's voting, Obama had won 11 straight victories. He won Vermont on Tuesday.

"In the weeks to come, we will begin a great debate about the future of this country," he said.

Obama's campaign momentum slowed in the week since the presidential debate in Cleveland. He emerged from that confrontation focusing his attention almost solely on Republican contender John McCain, all but ignoring Clinton as if he had already nailed down the Democratic nomination.

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WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton slowed Barack Obama's momentum Tuesday night with a winning formula that has Republicans smiling — and some Democratic leaders hoping to end the race soon.

Though she still faces a virtually insurmountable disadvantage in the delegate chase, the New York senator managed to keep her campaign afloat with a "kitchen sink" attack strategy designed to raise doubts about Obama. It worked, but to what end?

A charmed politician who has faced few hurdles in is career, the Illinois senator had to answer questions about his ability to handle a foreign policy crisis (who do you want answering the White House phone at 3 a.m.?); his friendship with a donor facing fraud charges (Tony Rezko helped Obama with a land deal); his service in the Senate (failing to hold hearings as the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee); and his credibility on trade (an adviser reportedly told Canadians that his opposition to the North American Free Trade Agreement was posturing).

On Tuesday, the former first lady won Ohio, Texas and Rhode Island, losing only Vermont. Enough to stay in the race, she said, and go "all the way."

That's not what many party leaders wanted to hear.

"Despite Obama's impressive victories in February, Clinton's comeback is based on sowing political seeds of doubt," said Donna Brazile, a Democratic strategist and one of nearly 800 party leaders known as superdelegates for their ability to determine the nomination. "In order to clinch the nomination, he must anticipate the worst attacks ever."

Consider that a shot across the bow to the Clinton campaign because Brazile — like many other superdelegates — worries that Clinton's only hope for victory is tearing down Obama and dividing the party. Party chairman Howard Dean recently told House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that he was concerned about the possible impact of a nominating campaign that stretched through the end of the primaries in early June.

Some superdelegates are bracing themselves to intervene on Obama's behalf if necessary.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Now that he is the Republican presidential nominee, John McCain has a big decision ahead of him -- who to choose as his vice presidential running mate.

A top priority for him is to pick a running mate whose presence on the ticket would reassure Americans concerned about McCain's age.

McCain is 71 years old and would be the oldest person ever elected to a first presidential term. He has survived a bout with melanoma and suffered harsh treatment as a Vietnam prisoner of war.

Voters do not typically base their vote on the vice presidential choice but they do want to be assured that the running mate would be able to take over if the president were to die or become incapacitated.

When questions arose about Ronald Reagan's age (69) during the 1980 election, Reagan picked one of the men he had vanquished for the Republican presidential nomination, George H.W. Bush, and Bush's reassuring presence largely silenced questions about Reagan.

It is a scenario not lost on the McCain team, which is waiting to seal the Republican presidential nomination before launching a search for the No. 2.

"For Reagan in 1980, age was a big question, was a bigger issue than it is for McCain," said McCain adviser Charlie Black. "The day Reagan picked George Bush, it went away. People looked at it and said, 'Oh, we know this guy, we know he can handle it."'

By contrast, Americans were so disenchanted with Bush's vice president, Dan Quayle, that the Bush team considered but decided against dumping Quayle from the ticket in the elder Bush's 1992 re-election bid, which he lost.

McCain aides made clear McCain is a long way from picking someone, saying the campaign had not yet even begun to set up process by which to evaluate potential vice presidential nominees.

"Obviously there'll have to be decisions on who would be in charge, and how the vetting process would work," said one.

Douglas Brinkley, a presidential historian, said McCain has a compelling history as a former Navy fighter pilot and long-time Arizona senator.

"But at 71 years old and afflicted with cancer and a life that has brutalized his body in many ways, I think who he picks is going to be very, very important," Brinkley said. "You're really looking at somebody who over an eight-year period could be president."


It does not necessarily mean McCain must pick someone far younger.

"I don't think you're going to balance the ticket on age," said Republican strategist Scott Reed. "Pick someone who is going to help you win and who can step in and serve as president if there is a crisis."

Brinkley said the most reassuring person McCain could pick in the Republican Party would be retired Gen. Colin Powell, a former secretary of state and former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the highest ranking military position in the Defense Department.

Powell, 70, has said he does not want the job but Brinkley said Republican Party elders might be able to persuade him.

"Powell is someone everyone could imagine as president," Brinkley said.

Two possibilities include Florida Gov. Charlie Crist, 51, who could help McCain win the battleground state of Florida in the November election, and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, 47, who could do the same in Minnesota.

There are plenty of other names: Texas Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who says she does not want it; South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham or South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford; Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour; Texas Gov. Rick Perry, and former White House budget director Rob Portman, a former member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Ohio.

Republican pollster Whit Ayres said McCain's choice may well depend on whether Democrat Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton wins the nomination.

"A vice presidential nominee against one might not be the best choice if you're running against the other," Ayres said. "If it's Clinton, it might place a higher premium on a woman. If it's Obama, it might place a higher premium on an African-American."

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