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The New York Post was right after all; the New York Times did give MoveOn a discount and wasn't straight about it. Ombudsman Clark Hoyt nails the paper here.

I thought it was pretty clear by now that Newt wasn't running, but he is again making noises about running:

"Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich will begin next week to seek financial commitments from donors for a presidential-nomination bid, the Georgia Republican told The Washington Times yesterday.

"If he can get pledges for $30 million over the next three weeks, he will join the Republican presidential-nomination race -- a prospect he had been downplaying until yesterday.

"But the prospect of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York winning the Democratic nomination and the presidency is moving more voters to seek him out, he told The Times."

I'm still doubtful.

The Boston Globe explains "how Obama's own experience in lawmaking involved dealings with the kinds of lobbyists and special interests he now demonizes on the campaign trail."

Is Obama too aloof? Check out this Chicago Tribune piece:

"Denise Bren's voice trembled as she stood in a city park near her home to ask Sen. Barack Obama what he would do to help people like her struggling to pay their bills. 'From the cost of gas to the cost of a dozen eggs, the price keeps going up and the wages don't,' she said. 'I'm in a family of two and can't imagine what it does to a family of four or more.'

"Skipping any expression of sympathy for Bren's personal plight on a day when he was focused on the Iraq war, Obama (D-Ill.) launched into a detailed, six-point plan outlining the economic policies he would change as president . . .

"A former Harvard Law Review president and constitutional law lecturer at the University of Chicago, Obama can sometimes seem professorial. It is one of the reasons he sometimes fails to connect with working-class voters."

Obama has a new tax proposal, and Washington Monthly's Kevin Drum is not exactly bowled over:


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