With Ohio and Texas (and Rhode Island and Vermont) going to the polls today, many say it's make-or-break for Sen. Hillary Clinton. Her run for the presidency has come to a halt with 11 straight primary losses to Sen. Barack Obama, but positive results today could revive the ailing campaign.
The New York Times analyzes the variables, such as the power of independents and other demographics and poll closing times.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer's political blog offers up a “how-to” for today's voting.
The Houston Chronicle talks about the wariness of both candidates, who are polling in a virtual tie in Ohio and Texas. In addition, Texas' complicated delegate system makes it nearly impossible to predict a winner.
USA Today focuses on Sen. Clinton's final advertising push and Sen. Obama's ties to Tony Rezco, a real estate big-wig who's on trial for corruption.
Next stop, Pennsylvania on April 22.
Microsoft has signed a deal with cell phone manufacturer Nokia in an effort to get a toehold on the rich mobile Web scene. The deal brings Microsoft's Silverlight platform to Nokia's smart phones first, with other phones to follow. The platform is a competitor to Adobe Flash, which is already used on millions of handsets.
Scrabulous, an online version of the age-old Scrabble game, has got many fans across Facebook and around the world who don't want the board game's makers, Mattell and Hasbro, to force the site to shut down. Viral marketers credit the Internet version with reviving interest in a game that, in its board version, doesn't appeal to the youth. Scrabble is planning a 60 anniversary-themed marketing campaign and an online version of the game is in the works. But the Scrabulous movement has already caught on with Facebook groups like “Save Scrabulous” forming.
Another literary scandal: Margaret B. Jones aka Margaret Seltzer aka Peggy admits to lying in her memoir Love and Consequences where she claimed she was half-white, half-Native American, a resident of South Central LA when she was a foster child, and a former drug runner for the notorious Bloods gang. Turns out she's not Native American and grew up in posh San Fernando Valley with a sister, who called the book's publisher, Riverhead Books, to let them know something was up. Riverhead is recalling the memoir and has cancelled Seltzer's book tour.
Kalefa Sanneh is leaving The New York Times and is rumored to be making the move to staff writer at The New Yorker.