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3:30 PM ET, May 2, 2008

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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Clinton Adviser Claims Indiana Slur Video Is Conspiracy  —  A former aide to President Bill Clinton, and current informal adviser to Sen. Hillary Clinton, expressed outrage and shock on Friday after a videotape from 1992 surfaced allegedly showing him describing Indianans as “white n—rs.”
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Pennebaker: Clip Doctored  —  I just spoke to D.A. Pennebaker, the director of “The War Room,” who said his film had been doctored to produce a widely-viewed YouTube clip.  —  In a clip from his film on the 1992 Clinton campaign, posted to YouTube today, Clinton advisor Mickey Kantor is …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Video: Clinton operative didn't call Indianans “white n*****s” in 1992 Update III: Dirty trick?  Update: Character witness  —  Update IV: This is almost certainly a dirty trick aimed at Mickey Kantor and the Clinton campaign.  Read all the way through the updates.
Michelle Malkin:
Hillary advisor Mickey Kantor dissed Indiana voters in 1992 …
Byron York / The Corner:
Mickey Kantor Does Not Hold the People of Indiana in the Highest Esteem
Discussion: Wonkette
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   “Worthless White Ni**ers”?
Lindsey Ellerson / Political Radar:
Clinton: Tuesday Will Be a ‘Game Changer’  —  ABC News' Eloise Harper Reports: Senator Hillary Clinton speaking in Kinston, NC said that Tuesday's primary will be a big day in the contest for the Democratic nomination.  Clinton has denied in interviews and in press availabilities that she will drop out of the race if she loses Indiana.
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Zogby:
Zogby Poll: Obama Holds Big Lead Over Clinton in NC; Pair tied in Indiana  —  UTICA, New York—Five days before the important Democratic presidential primaries in North Carolina and Indiana, Barack Obama of Illinois enjoys a substantial lead in one state and remains tied with Hillary Clinton …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: OBAMA'S BACK TO THE WALL
Indianapolis Star:
Endorsements chip away at Bayh pedestal  —  It's been a rough few days for Sen. Evan Bayh.  —  After years of holding a near death grip over so much of the state's Democratic Party establishment, the junior senator from Shirkieville has taken a series of very public hits in recent days.
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Scott Helman / Boston Globe:
Pressure's on Bayh to snare Indiana for Clinton
Discussion: The Opinionator and MSNBC
Robert Winnett / Telegraph:
Boris Johnson poised to become London Mayor as Tories seal local election success  —  Boris Johnson is preparing to be unveiled as the new mayor of London later today following Labour's collapse across Britain in the local elections.  —  Senior Conservative sources said they would be …
Discussion: Newshoggers.com and Atlas Shrugs
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:   In Britain, The Tories Surge
Rasmussen Reports:
58% Say Obama Denounced Wright for Political Convenience, not Outrage  —  A Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey found that just 30% of the nation's Likely Voters believe Barack Obama denounced his former Pastor, Jeremiah Wright, because he was outraged.  Most—58%—say he denounced the Pastor for political convenience.
Indianapolis Star:
Experience makes Clinton better choice in primary  —  In this extraordinary election year, Indiana's Democratic voters have been presented with an extraordinary opportunity: Choose for their party's presidential nominee between a gifted senator from Illinois who has enthused millions of new voters …
Peter Suderman / The American Scene:
SHOULD DEMOCRATS GO ON FOX?  —  The Politico tells us that some netroots types aren't pleased with the fact that Howard Dean, Barack Obama, and Hillary Clinton are all appearing on Fox News. … I agree with Melber to an extent, but I suppose I'm not entirely sure why the base …
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Steven Emerson / Articles by the Investigative Project …:
Investigative Project Releases Gov't Memos Curtailing Speech in War on Terror  —  The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is refusing to identify the “influential Muslim Americans” and “leading U.S.-based scholars and commentators on Islam” who met with Secretary Michael Chertoff in helping shape …
Bill Vlasic / New York Times:
As Gas Costs Soar, Buyers Are Flocking to Small Cars  —  DETROIT — Soaring gas prices have turned the steady migration by Americans to smaller cars into a stampede.  —  In what industry analysts are calling a first, about one in five vehicles sold in the United States was a compact …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
John McCain: Chief of own VP search  —  For those wondering whether an eminence gris such as Warren Christopher or Dick Cheney will soon head Sen. John McCain's vice presidential selection committee, the answer is yes and no, depending upon whether you think of McCain as a wise old Washington hand.
Discussion: The Page
Ronald Brownstein / MSNBC:
McCain must explain his Iraq vigil  —  How long is he willing to keep U.S. forces in a front-line combat role?  —  POLITICAL CONNECTIONS  —  WASHINGTON - The firefight over John McCain's long-term intentions in Iraq flared again this week when the Democratic National Committee aired …
Pablo Guzman / WCBS-TV:
On YOUR Dime: Congressmen Lease Luxury Cars  —  Little-Known But Exploited Loophole Allows Politicians To Drive, Maintain Expensive Cars, SUVs On Taxpayer Money  —  Rep. Charles Rangel: ‘My Constituents Appreciate It’  —  NEW YORK (CBS) ― You may not realize it …
Daniel Whitten / Bloomberg:
Obama May Levy $15 Billion Tax on Oil Company Profit  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama's proposal for a windfall profits tax on oil companies could cost $15 billion a year at last year's profit levels, a campaign adviser said.  —  The plan would target profit …
 
 
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Mara H. Gottfried / TwinCities.com:
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Discussion: The Jawa Report and Power Line
Jonathan Rauch / The Atlantic Online:
Mr. Conservative  —  Alert Washingtonians were treated …
Discussion: Firedoglake
Ari B. Bloomekatz / Los Angeles Times:
Teacher fired for refusing to sign loyalty oath
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William Glaberson / New York Times:
Cameraman Is Released From Guantánamo
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CNN:
Clinton to Congress: You're either with us or against us
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Party of Denial  —  During Barack Obama's Sunday appearance …
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
The ‘Race’ Speech Revisited
 

 
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