On This Day in History: February 26, 2008

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New York magazine put the words “easy squeezy” in a headline.

Ali Lohan said that she was inspired by her older sister, troubled teen sensation Lindsay Lohan.

Ex-Kid Rock wife Pamela Anderson filed to annul her marriage to sex tape star Rick Salomon.

The Clinton campaign vowed to take a “kitchen sink” approach to attacking Barack Obama after circulating a photo of Obama in Muslim garb led to a public backlash.

After struggling for months to dent Senator Barack Obama’s candidacy, the campaign of Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now unleashing what one Clinton aide called a “kitchen sink” fusillade against Mr. Obama, pursuing five lines of attack since Saturday in hopes of stopping his political momentum.

She debuted that strategy that night with disastrous results, as Obama called her a whiner. Clinton responded by whining about the media.

“In the last several days, some of those differences in tactics and choices that Sen. Obama’s campaign has made regarding fliers and mailers and other information that has been put out … have been very disturbing to me.”

The mailers, which Obama defends, claim that Clinton’s health care plan would force people who don’t want insurance to buy it … She blasted the health care mailing in particular, saying it’s “almost as if the health insurance companies and the Republicans wrote it.”

Obama said the mailings are common practice in political campaigns and raise valid differences between his stances and Clinton’s. He said he, too, has been targeted by negative Clinton advertisements.

“Sen. Clinton has consistently sent out negative attacks on us,” he said. “We haven’t whined about it because I understand that’s the nature of these campaigns…

The New York senator appeared to lash out at media bias against her — a claim members of her campaign have made repeatedly — and in favor of Obama.

“I just find it kind of curious that I keep getting the first question on all of these issues,” she said before adding, in reference to a “Saturday Night Live” skit, “Maybe we should ask Barack if he’s comfortable and needs another pillow.”

Legendary Rams running back Marshall Faulk turned 35, blues legend Fats Domino turned 80, and Lonely Island back-up singer Michael Bolton turned 55.

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