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2:15 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.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Right Angles
Michelle Malkin:
Hillary advisor Mickey Kantor dissed Indiana voters in 1992 …
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Bang the Drum
Byron York / The Corner:
Mickey Kantor Does Not Hold the People of Indiana in the Highest Esteem
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com and Wonkette
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 …
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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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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: OBAMA'S BACK TO THE WALL
Discussion: WNCN-TV, Spin Cycle and MyDD
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Is Ongoing Democratic Campaign Good or Bad for the Party?
Discussion: The Swamp and TPM Election Central
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Fox trumps Netroots; bloggers rebel  —  The nation's top Democrats are suddenly rushing to appear on the Fox News Channel, which they once had shunned as enemy territory as the nemesis of liberal bloggers.  —  The detente with Fox has provoked a backlash from progressive bloggers …
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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 …
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.
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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CNN:
Clinton to Congress: You're either with us or against us  —  JEFFERSONVILLE, Indiana (CNN) - After several days of back and forth between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama over whether a summer-long elimination of the gas tax would help or hurt, Clinton took a hard line, asking her colleagues in Congress to take sides.
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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 …
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 …
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: The Daily Dish and Atlas Shrugs
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Party of Denial  —  During Barack Obama's Sunday appearance on Fox News, the interviewer asked him for an example of “a hot-button issue where you would be willing to buck the Democratic Party line” and say that Republicans have the better idea.  —  Mr. Obama's answer was puzzling …
Fox News:
U.N.'s World Food Program Cried Poverty While Sitting on Cash Stockpile of More Than $1.22 Billion  —  Just weeks before it announced the onset of a global food crisis and the urgent need for donors to provide at least $775 million in additional funding, the World Food Program was sitting …
 
 
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Ronald Brownstein / MSNBC:
McCain must explain his Iraq vigil
Matthew Yglesias:
Gas Tax Incidence
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Patrick Condon / Associated Press:
Republican blogger has Al Franken's Senate campaign reeling
Adam Cohen / New York Times:
Voting Rights Are Too Important to Leave to the States
Discussion: TPMCafe
San Francisco Chronicle:
The plague of Potomac Fever
Michelle Malkin:
Voter suppression on the Left
Mara H. Gottfried / TwinCities.com:
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Jeannine Aversa / Associated Press:
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William Glaberson / New York Times:
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Michael Dobbs / Washington Post:
McCain's Birth Abroad Stirs Legal Debate
Discussion: Fact Checker and Hot Air
The Big Trunk / Power Line:
AL FRANKEN: THE COVER-UP BEGINS
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