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Oh-eight (D): Looking at those 35 years

CLINTON: McClatchy takes an in-depth look at Clinton's claim that she has brought change to people's lives for 35 years. "Clinton worked at the Children's Defense Fund for less than a year, and that's the only full-time job in the nonprofit sector she's ever had. She also worked briefly as a law professor. Clinton spent the bulk of her career -- 15 of those 35 years -- at one of Arkansas' most prestigious corporate law firms, where she represented big companies and served on corporate boards. Neither she nor her surrogates, however, ever mention that on the campaign trail. Her campaign Web site biography devotes six paragraphs to her pro bono legal work for the poor but sums up the bulk of her experience in one sentence: 'She also continued her legal career as a partner in a law firm.'"

More: "Clinton did a great deal of public service work during her time at the Rose Law Firm in Little Rock. She served on the board of the Legal Services Corp. during the Carter administration and for a time was its chair. She helped found a child advocacy system in Arkansas and took on several tasks as the state's first lady, such as revisions of the state's education system and rural health care delivery. She also served on the board of directors of the Children's Defense Fund, and on the board of a children's hospital… But 'these were all activities on the margins of her professional life, working as a corporate lawyer, representing corporations,' biographer [Sally Bedell] Smith said."

The New York Daily News endorsed Clinton. "Where Clinton and Obama differ most is on the critical questions of how they would approach the presidency and who is readier for the Oval Office at a time when the nation and world face increasingly complex challenges."

Is it a question of message? The Boston Globe: "With her early monopoly on the political establishment, with all her years of political experience and native intelligence, Clinton all along has been tantalizingly close to grasping her party's nomination for the presidency. To get to that gymnasium floor in Manchester, she endured half her adulthood in the harsh public limelight; a year on the campaign trail trying to light up crowds on little sleep; dark, humiliating winter days in Iowa and New Hampshire when the whole enterprise seemed near collapse. And yet with so much on the line as 22 states go to the polls Tuesday, the passion that has gotten her through all those years in Washington, all those months on the campaign trail, has not yet come across in the form of a clear message to voters."

Or is it polarization? "Strong anti-Clinton feeling has people in both parties speculating that if the New York senator wins the Democratic nomination she could become a powerful unifying force -- for Republicans."

Does this make Obama's argument on mandates? "'I think there are a number of mechanisms' that are possible to force people to participate in the universal-coverage plan - including 'going after people's wages,' Clinton said. Appearing on ABC's 'This Week,' she said she would only tap the paychecks of low-income people who refuse to purchase the required insurance."

The New York Times adds that Clinton "inched closer Sunday to explaining how she would enforce her proposal that everyone have health insurance, but declined to specify - as she has throughout the campaign - how she would penalize those who refuse."

Meanwhile, Paul Krugman weighs in -- once again -- for Clinton and against Obama on the issue of health care. "If Mr. Obama gets to the White House and tries to achieve universal coverage, he'll find that it can't be done without mandates - but if he tries to institute mandates, the enemies of reform will use his own words against him. If you combine the economic analysis with these political realities, here's what I think it says: If Mrs. Clinton gets the Democratic nomination, there is some chance - nobody knows how big - that we'll get universal health care in the next administration. If Mr. Obama gets the nomination, it just won't happen."

Clinton "insisted that a story suggesting that her husband used his connections to help a wealthy businessman get a Kazakhstan uranium-tapping contract was 'inaccurate.'"

OBAMA: The Boston Globe: "Obama has been in the Senate for just three years. Before that he served in the Illinois legislature, practiced law and taught at the University of Chicago. He's been in a couple of tough political races, but the major challenge always came in the primary -- he has never faced a serious Republican opponent."

"Now, however, polls indicate a strong resistance by younger people to another presidential candidate defined by baby-boomer issues - the same high-achieving wife, whose election as the first woman president would mark the fruition of feminist aspirations born in the '60s. At the same time, young people have provided the base of support for Barack Obama, a 46-year-old candidate who, while technically a baby boomer, represents a clear turning of the page in generational politics."

California First Lady Maria Shriver endorsed Obama.