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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:37 PM
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While waiting for results, Philly native Chris Matthews is already getting exercised over financial issues, and being mocked for it by Josh Marshall. That's New York resident Josh Marshall.

A slap at Chris is a slap at all of Southeastern PA!

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:35 PM
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Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray reports: 

This is why late results are bad: CNN panelists, with nothing to chew on, have gone back to shouting about whether Barack Obama's preacher is better or worse than John Hagee, the anti-Catholic minister who's endorsed the presumptive Republican nominee.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:16 PM
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Inquirer TV critic Jonathan Storm reports:

 8:15 p.m.

None of the networks has enough confidence in their exit polls to make an early call, thank goodness.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:10 PM
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Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray reports

So for hours now, cable news has been speculating on little else but the size of Hillary Clinton's apparently inevitable victory.

And now the polls are closed, and NBC News -- through MSNBC -- is declaring it "too close to call."

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 8:00 PM
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Inquirer TV critic Jonathan Storm reports:

   8 p.m.

Touch screens, red, white and blue, numbing numbers, CNN has it all covered, but something else has me excited.

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:54 PM
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Fifty-eight percent of the late deciders said they chose the New York senator, according to CNN. That includes voters who made up their mind in the aftermath of last week's heated Democratic debate.
Also, one out of every seven Democratic party voters was not registered as a Democrat at the beginning of the year, and 60 percent of them cast their ballot for Obama, according to the exit poll.
 
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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:48 PM
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Inquirer TV critic Jonathan Storm reports:

  7:45 p.m.

The MSNBC genius panel: Pat Buchanan, Eugene Robinson, David Gregory and some woman. It would be nice to have them all properly introduced or at least sport little "My Name Is" labels. They don't analyze. They all yell at each other, maintaining obvious and consistent positions. Is that entertaining, because it sure isn't informative?

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POSTED: Tuesday, April 22, 2008, 7:26 PM
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Daily News TV critic Ellen Gray reports:

For six weeks now, we've had a look at the way others see us, and in the final hours before the real polls close, cable news is putting the finishing touches on Pennsylvania's portrait before the talking heads leave town tomorrow morning.

So in case  you missed it, we're old, we're Catholic, and we like our guns.

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