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1:50 AM ET, May 5, 2008

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Robert Reich / Robert Reich's Blog:
Hillary Clinton Doesn't Listen to Economists  —  When asked this morning by ABC News' George Stephanopoulos if she could name a single economist who backs her call for a gas tax holiday this summer, HRC said “I'm not going to put my lot in with economists.”  —  I know several of the economists …
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Jodi Kantor / The Caucus:
There Goes the Economists' Vote  —  INDIANAPOLIS — This morning, George Stephanopoulos began his televised interview with Senator Hillary Clinton by asking if she could name a single economist who supports her plan for a gas tax suspension.  —  She did not.
Dotcomabc / Political Radar:
Clinton: ‘Still the Underdog’ in Indiana  —  ABC News' Eloise Harper reports: Sen. Hillary Clinton greeted a group of about 150 volunteers in South Bend, Ind., Sunday afternoon.  She thanked the group for their work and delivered another short stump speech with a focus on the high gas prices she has been harping on for days.
Discussion: The Huffington Post and The Page
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
I'm not listening to economists on gas tax holiday
Discussion: The New Republic
Lindsey Ellerson / Political Radar:
Clinton ‘Not Going To Put My Lot In With Economists’ on Gas Tax
Discussion: The New Republic
Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post:
Clinton Camp Considering Nuclear Option To Overtake Delegate Lead  —  Hillary Clinton's campaign has a secret weapon to build its delegate count, but her top strategists say privately that any attempt to deploy it would require a sharp (and by no means inevitable) shift in the political climate …
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 49%, Clinton 45%  —  McCain leads Obama in general election; Clinton-McCain essentially even  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking shows Barack Obama is the current choice of 49% of Democratic voters nationwide for the party's presidential nomination, while 45% back Hillary Clinton.
Tim Shipman / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama: Barack has hit boiling point  —  Barack Obama is struggling to contain his anger and frustration over the constant barrage of questions about his character and judgment, his wife has revealed.  —  Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate …
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton going to church with superdelegate Shuler
Sean Hackbarth / The American Mind:   OBAMA IN MIDDLE OF ENDURANCE TEST
CBS News:
CBS Poll: Support For Obama Rebounds  —  In Wake Of Controversy Over Former Pastor, Illinois Senator Builds Lead Over McCain, Clinton  —  (CBS) Democrat Barack Obama appears to have rebounded from some of the damage caused by the controversy surrounding his former pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright …
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New York Times:
Poll Shows Most Voters Unaffected by Wright  —  WASHINGTON — A majority of American voters say the furor over the relationship between Senator Barack Obama and his former pastor has not affected their opinion of Mr. Obama, but a substantial number say it could influence voters this fall …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton mailing's gun gaffe  —  Senator Hillary Clinton's mailing attacking Senator Barack Obama's record on guns appears to include a striking visual gaffe: The image of the gun pictured on the face of the mailing is reversed, making it a non-existent left-handed model of the Mauser 66 rifle.
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton mailing attacks Obama on guns
Discussion: race42008.com and The Page
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Why Johnny Can't Read (Or Drive)  —  Obama's Methaphor Mangler was in overdrive when he appeared on Meet The Tim: … I don't think this interview was a buzzer-beating home run.  —  PILING ON: On the topic of Rev. Wright and why he might have thought Obama was posturing in his early denunciations, this was comical:
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Associated Press:
After 2 faint, Clinton cracks joke about making 'em swoon … LENOIR, N.C. (AP) - Former President Bill Clinton is cracking wise about his ability to make people faint, telling voters in North Carolina he didn't think he still had it in him.  —  Clinton was campaigning Sunday …
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Michael James / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Asks N.C. Churchgoers to Pray for Hillary
Discussion: The Page
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Public Editor - Times Wrong On Wright (And I'll Be Damned)  —  Times Public Editor Clark Hoyt admits the obvious - the Times early coverage of the most recent installment of the Jeremiah Wright story was a joke: … I didn't waste their time or mine by writing in, but I agree.
Steve Chapman / Chicago Tribune:
McCain finds his own radical friend  —  Can a presidential candidate justify a long and friendly relationship with someone who, back in the 1970s, extolled violence and committed crimes in the name of a radical ideology—and who has never shown remorse or admitted error?
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
Israeli Political Crisis Overshadows Rice's Trip  —  JERUSALEM — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice held a series of talks on Israeli-Palestinian peace here on Sunday, saying she believed an accord was attainable by year's end.  But the process was overshadowed by an intensifying police investigation …
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Associated Press:
IDF halts deliveries at Karni, Nahal Oz
Discussion: The New Republic and Israel Matzav
Alissa J. Rubin / New York Times:
Iraqi President's Wife Not Hurt by a Roadside Bomb  —  BAGHDAD — Four marines were killed in Anbar Province by a roadside bomb, and in Baghdad, the Iraqi president's wife narrowly escaped an attack on her motorcade, officials said Sunday.  —  Hiro Ibrahim Ahmed, the wife of President Jalal Talabani …
 
 
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Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
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Jonathan Singer / MyDD:
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New York Times:
Even the Insured Feel Strain of Health Costs
Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:
EMINENT DOMAIN....SPECIAL CALIFORNIA EDITION....Three years ago …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Joseph Romm / The Huffington Post:
McCain calls for 700+ new nuclear plants (and 7 Yucca mountains) costing $4 trillion
Discussion: Wonk Room
 Earlier Items: 
Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Clinton Reminds Viewers: Journalist Was Once on Her Side
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Face The Nation: Schieffer Wakes Up To Life Under The Bush Administration
Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
A Prison of Shame, and It's Ours
Gercohen / newsobserver.com projects:
early vote numbers for political junkies
Discussion: Donklephant and The Corner
Diane Sweet / The Raw Story:
Judge orders all references to ‘Taser’ stricken from medical examiner's reports
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Too Solemn for Her Generation?  —  The YouTube clip is hard …
Discussion: Firedoglake and Althouse
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Who Will Tell the People?
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
This Bud's for You  —  Barack Obama is going to get down if it kills him.