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Senator Hillary Clinton won big in Pennsylvania, but was it big enough to change the momentum of the campaign?  Even after her decisive ten-point victory last night over Senator Barack Obama, why are most political analysts still giving her no more than 10% chance of winning the Democratic presidential nomination? Guest host Lawrence O'Donnell talks about when and how the super-delegates will have to intervene to pick a winner. Also, General David Petraeus is named head of Central Command. On Reporter's Notebook, is the truth about NAFTA a victim of the presidential campaign?

Producers:
Katie Cooper
Christian Bordal
Frances Anderton

Making News Petraeus Nominated to Take Over Central Command 5 MIN, 54 SEC

petraeus.jpgToday, Defense Secretary Robert Gates named his top commander in Iraq, General David Petraeus, to lead the US Central Command, responsible for all Middle East operations, including the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Peter Spiegel is Pentagon correspondent for the Los Angeles Times.

Guests:
Peter Spiegel, Financial Times (@SpiegelPeter)

Main Topic The Democrats' Race after the Pennsylvania Primary 34 MIN, 40 SEC

"Good night, not goodbye for Clinton" reads the Los Angeles Times headline today.  Hillary Clinton won a decisive ten-point victory in yesterday's presidential primary in Pennsylvania, but is simply winning no longer good enough for the Clinton campaign? Can she win big enough in the nine remaining contests to catch up with Barack Obama in elected delegates and the overall popular vote? With neither candidate able to win the Democratic presidential nomination through the primary process, when and how will the super-delegates pick a winner?

Guests:
John Harwood, CNBC and the New York Times
John McIntyre, President, RealClearPolitics.com
Jennifer Palmieri, Advisor, John Edward's 2008 presidential campaign
Lawrence Hanks, Professor of Political Science, Indiana University
John Dinan, Professor of Political Science, Wake Forest University

Black and Multiracial Politics in America

Lawrence Hanks and Yvette Marie Alex-Assenoh

Reporter's Notebook NAFTA Returns to the Campaign Trail 8 MIN, 27 SEC

global_class_war.jpgWhen President Clinton successfully pushed NAFTA through Congress on a bi-partisan vote in his first year in office, who could have imagined it would be a presidential campaign issue 15 years later, and that his wife would be campaigning against it? Jeff Faux, founder of the Economic Policy Institute, is author of The Global Class War: How America's Bipartisan Elite Lost Our Future - and What It Will Take to Win It Back.

Guests:
Jeff Faux, Founder, Economic Policy Institute

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