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New York Times
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-Obama Wins North Carolina Decisively; Clinton Takes Indiana by Slim Margin

-Nationa Results: Democratic Delegate Count
Comparing Delegate Counts
A comparison of delegate projections from The New York Times and othersources.

-The Democratic Recession
There are two important recessions going on in the world today. One hasgotten enormous attention. It's the economic recession in America. But itwill eventually pass, and the world will not be much worse for the wear. Theother has gotten no attention. It's called "the democratic recession," andif it isn't reversed, it will change the world for a long time.

-Op-Ed Columnist: Butterflies Aren't Free
In his memoir, the legendary Elia Kazan wrote about directing Vivien Leighin "A Streetcar Named Desire." While he did not think that Leigh was a greatnatural actress, he was impressed that she would crawl through glass to getthe role right.

-Editorial: It's About the White House
Like many Americans, we have been intrigued and often exasperated by thelong-running Democratic primary and the ever smaller-bore spats betweenSenators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. So we are thankful to SenatorJohn McCain for reminding us Tuesday what this year's presidential racereally is about.

-The Nominees Emerge, Hobbled
Here are two things we learned tonight. First, Barack Obama is going toalmost certainly be the Democratic nominee. He's withstood seven weeks ofbad news and he still exceeded expectations.

-Editorial: The Death Penalty Returns
Roughly 15 death row prisoners are scheduled to be put to death between nowand October, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. This floodof executions is the result of the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld theconstitutionality of a troubling form of lethal injection. The next fewmonths, as states put their machinery of death into overdrive, are an idealtime for the nation to rethink its commitment to capital punishment.

-After 60 Years, Arabs in Israel Are Outsiders
As Israel toasts its 60th anniversary in the coming weeks, rejoicing inJewish national rebirth and democratic values, the Arabs who make up 20percent of its citizens will not be celebrating. Better off and betterintegrated than ever in their history, freer than a vast majority of otherArabs, Israel's 1.3 million Arab citizens are still far less well off thanIsraeli Jews and feel increasingly unwanted.

-As Executions Resume, So Do Questions of Fairness
The release of the third death row inmate in six months in North Carolinalast week is raising fresh questions about whether states are supplyingcapital-murder defendants with adequate counsel, even as an execution onTuesday night in Georgia ended a seven-month national suspension.

Washington Post
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-60,000 Dead or Missing in Burma
Bush Offers Navy Units, Criticizes Junta as Storm Aid Begins to ReachRangoon

-Medvedev Takes Russian Presidential Oath of Office
Dmitry Medvedev, a 42-year-old former law professor and protégé of VladimirPutin, was sworn in as Russia's third president Wednesday, a transfer ofpower that also represented a shift from the generation forged in the SovietUnion to the one that came of age in post-communist Russia.

-Panel Will Subpoena Assistant to Cheney
A House Judiciary panel voted yesterday to subpoena vice presidential aideDavid S. Addington as part of a broad inquiry into the Bush administration'streatment of detainees.

-McCain Says He Would Put Conservatives on Supreme Court
Highlighting an issue he plans to use aggressively in the general electioncampaign, Sen. John McCain on Tuesday decried "the common and systematicabuse of our federal courts by the people we entrust with judicial power"and pledged to nominate judges similar to the ones President Bush has placedon the bench.

-Dalai Lama Envoy Upbeat on China Talks
An envoy of the Dalai Lama said on Tuesday that one-day talks with China onthe unrest in Tibet had been "a good first step" and that the two sideswould meet again after he reports back to the exiled spiritual leader.

Miami Herald
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- POLITICAL CORRECTNESS: The land of the almost free to speak up
By Leonard Pitts
I'd like to think it was the sangria talking.
But the plain truth is, when Anna said she doesn't find this country to beespecially free, it was Anna talking. Granted, her complaint is hardly new.
People often grouse about the lack of freedom in the land of the free.

Pew Research center
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-The Wright Stuff: Obama's Pastor Corrals Campaign Coverage
Last week, as Obama's controversial minister re-emerged into full publicview, the controversy he generated made more news than either HillaryClinton or John McCain. Read more

-States Already Scrambling to Mend the 2012 Presidential Primary Process
While voters in Indiana and North Carolina go to the polls today to helpDemocrats pick Hillary Clinton or Barack Obama as their nominee, andRepublicans rally behind John McCain, party insiders and state electionofficials are in informal talks to improve procedures for the next contestfor the White House -- and not a moment too soon. Read more

-Family Feud - Two Perspectives on Gay Marriage
The debate over same-sex marriage in the United States is a contentious one,with vocal advocates on both sides. To explore the issues raised by gaymarriage, the Pew Forum interviewed the authors of two books on the subject:former Sen. Rick Santorum, who opposes gay marriage and, in a followinginterview, journalist Jonathan Rauch, who argues in its favor. Read more

-Papal Visit Revisited - A Boost to the Pope's Popularity
Currently, 61% of Americans say they have a favorable impression of thepontiff, up from 52% in late March, while views of his outreach to otherfaiths have also shown substantial improvement. Read more

-Pope's Visit Draws Heavy Media Coverage
The relationship between the relatively new pope and the hurting U.S. churchwas the primary story line in news reports of the pontiff's visit. Read more

-International Image - All the World's a Stage
Iraq, the war on terrorism, support for Israel and other key features ofU.S. foreign policy continue to generate animosity toward America in theMiddle East, Asia and elsewhere. On the bright side, America seems to bewinning the battle of ideas on some important fronts and improving U.S.image problems is not impossible. Read more

-Daily Number - 51% - The Party's Over
As voters head to the polls in Indiana and North Carolina, some four monthsafter Iowans caucused to kick off the nominating process, a majority (51%)of Democratic and Democratic-leaning voters now says the undecidednomination contest is bad for the party, up from 27% in late February.
Slightly more than a third (35%) still see it as a good thing. Check backevery weekday for another number in the news. Read more

Forwarded from Susan Frishkorn

-John Bolton, America's ex-ambassador to the United Nations, has called forUS air strikes on Iranian camps where insurgents are trained for war inIraq. Mr Bolton said that striking Iran would represent a major steptowards victory in Iraq. While he acknowledged that the risk of a hostileIranian response harming American's overseas interests existed, he said thedamage inflicted by Tehran would be "far higher" if Washington took noaction. "This is a case where the use of military force against a trainingcamp to show the Iranians we're not going to tolerate this is really themost prudent thing to do," he said. "Then the ball would be in Iran's courtto draw the appropriate lesson to stop harming our troops."

Fort Report
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-Dems to weigh two delegate plans
State party's leaders to discuss options for DNC; Clinton denies 'secretplan' on Mich., Fla.

-Limbaugh effort has muted effect
Yesterday's Democratic primary in Indiana was not only a big test forHillary Clinton and Barack Obama, but also a test for talk-show host RushLimbaugh, the self-proclaimed commander in chief of "Operation Chaos."

-Votes cast along racial fault lines, exit polls show
Candidates hold largely on to core support groups
Deep racial divisions emerged in yesterday's critical Democratic primaries,with African-American voters overwhelmingly supporting Senator Barack Obamaand whites casting their votes solidly with Senator Hillary Clinton in bothNorth Carolina and Indiana, according to exit polls.


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