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10:45 PM ET, April 30, 2008

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Dana Blanton / Fox News:
FOX News Poll: Obama's Favorable Rating Drops  —  Nearly half of Democrats (48 percent) think Hillary Clinton has a better chance of beating John McCain in November — 10 percentage points higher than the 38 percent who think Barack Obama can win, according to a FOX News poll released Wednesday.
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
NBC/WSJ Poll: Bush a liability for McCain  —  A new poll says Bush — not Wright or Bill Clinton — is voters' main concern  —  WASHINGTON - Sen. Barack Obama's ties to the Rev. Jeremiah Wright could hurt his presidential hopes.  So could his comment about “bitter” small-town America clinging to guns and religion.
Discussion: New York Times, Salon, MyDD and Daily Kos
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Virtual Tie Persists in Democratic Race  —  Clinton 47%, Obama 46% in latest update  —  PRINCETON, NJ — National Democratic voters are essentially divided in their presidential nomination preferences between Hillary Clinton (47%) and Barack Obama (46%), according to April 27-29 Gallup Poll Daily tracking results.
Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Name Now Toxic In Mississippi For One Democrat
Patsy R. Brumfield / Tupelo Daily Journal:
1st District ads pour gasoline on burning fire
Discussion: The Page and GregsOpinion.com
Mark Morford / San Francisco Chronicle:
Hot!  —  Behold, the ideal Republican wife: Prim, sexless, nearly useless, lets the men do the real thinkin'.  Hot!  —  I fondly recall, just before the tragic Bush/Kerry presidential election, an impassioned discussion I had with a family friend, a conservative Catholic mother of four …
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Michelle Malkin:
Laura Bush hatred at the SF Chronicle  —  Mark Morford of the San Francisco Chronicle's website is one of the MSM's most unhinged, hate-filled columnists.  Today he earns his pay by railing against Laura Bush because she isn't an obnoxious, left-wing elite bigmouth like Teresa Heinz Kerry …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Political Pandering  —  Suspending the federal gas tax is a crass ploy for votes.  Why Hillary Clinton and John McCain should know better.  —  NEWSWEEK WEB EXCLUSIVE  —  Hillary Clinton has now joined John McCain in proposing the most irresponsible policy idea of the year—an idea that actually could aid the terrorists.
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James Wolcott / Vanity Fair:
When Democrats Go Post-al  —  The vicious Clinton-versus-Obama rupture at Daily Kos, the most activist site in the liberal blogosphere, reflects a party-wide split.  What really rankles, as Democrats tear at one another, is the free pass they've given McCain—and the White House.
Discussion: The Confluence and BuzzMachine
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Wolcott on Progressives “Going Postal”  —  James Wolcott examines the split among progressive bloggers over Hillary and Obama in the new Vanity Fair. … Wolcott names many bloggers (we're not among them).  Here's a snippet.  [More...] … Menopausals?  Ouch.
Steven Ginsberg / The Trail:
Clinton Exuding Confidence  —  South Bend, Ind. — As Hillary Clinton continues virtually nonstop campaigning between North Carolina and Indiana, the candidate and her team are showing signs of increased confidence.  —  After spending weeks blasting Barack Obama at any potential opening …
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Human Events:
Outlook  — Prospects have brightened a little for Sen …
Discussion: Hot Air and The Corner
Steven Ginsberg / The Trail:
Clinton Pulls Even on the Air
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Associated Press:
Play of the Day: Clinton visits gas station for cameras  —  SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Hillary Rodham Clinton, a former first lady who hasn't driven a car or pumped gas in many years because of Secret Service restrictions, joined a blue-collar worker at a filling station Wednesday to illustrate …
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Hotline On Call:
She Hasn't Pumped Her Own Gas In Years  —  SOUTH BEND, IN — Barack Obama wouldn't debate Hillary Clinton in a flat bed truck.  But there she was today, sitting shotgun in one, driving home the argument that her rival doesn't share her concern about the average Joe Six-pack when it comes to fuel prices.
Discussion: Hot Air
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Clinton blasts Bush for not stopping a project Bill OK'd  —  INDIANAPOLIS — It's a story Hillary Clinton loves to tell, about how the Chinese government bought a good American company in Indiana, laid off all its workers and moved its critical defense technology work to China.
Sue Sturgis / Facing South:
FACING SOUTH EXCLUSIVE: D.C. nonprofit aimed at women voters behind deceptive N.C. robo-calls  —  Who's behind the mysterious “robo-calls” that have spread misleading voter information and sown confusion and frustration among North Carolina residents over the last week?
Ali / Think Progress:
Perino Rewrites Banner: ‘Mission Accomplished For These Sailors Who Are On This Ship On Their Mission’  —  Exactly five years ago tomorrow, President Bush landed aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, stood under a banner proclaiming “Mission Accomplished,” and declared, “major combat operations in Iraq have ended.”
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Gen Y Speaks  —  This reader is not alone:
Nikki Finke / Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily:
Tim Russert Blackballing Arianna At NBC?  —  UPDATE: Sources close to Arianna Huffington are claiming just that.  Arianna Huffington is currently on book tour for her new political tome Right Is Wrong: How The Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded The Constitution, And Made Us All Less Safe …
 
 
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Hillary Clinton: Wright Remarks ‘Offensive and Outrageous’
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