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12:00 PM ET, May 31, 2008

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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Sources: DNC Florida Compromise Reached, Michigan Hangs In Balance  —  stumble digg reddit del.ico.us news trust buzz up  —  Two sources, including a high-ranking official with the Florida delegation, have confirmed that the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee reached an agreement last night …
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Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Bill Clinton's enemies list?  —  Listen to audio of Bill Clinton's conference call below.  —  With Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on the verge of defeat, Bill Clinton has been placing blame on enemies including a brazenly biased media that tried to suppress blue-collar votes …
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Democrats considers Fla., Mich. delegate plans  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats searched for a compromise Saturday to seat disputed delegations from Michigan and Florida at this summer's party convention and clear the way for a quick end to the marathon struggle between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Tuesday May Not End Democratic Fight  —  CHICAGO — With just three more Democratic primaries and a rules committee meeting remaining, many expect the long race for the Democratic presidential nomination to end on Tuesday.  But will it?  —  Sen. Barack Obama says the general election campaign …
Discussion: TIME.com
James W. Pindell / Politicker:
DNC Committee meets behind closed doors and ends without agreement  —  WASHINGTON — Setting the stage for what could be a full day of testimony, voting, and planned protests, members of the Democratic National Committee's Rules and Bylaws Committee held a private, behind closed doors meeting Friday night …
Discussion: TIME.com and USA Today
Greg Wallace / Political Radar:
Dems Behind Closed Doors Til 1:30 am — Still No Consensus  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis and Gregory Wallace Report: Democrats went behind closed doors until 1:30 am ET on Saturday but they did not reach their goal of developing a unified proposal regarding Michigan and Florida.
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Clinton's ‘briar patch’ scenario
Discussion: The Caucus and New York Times
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Are We Serious?  —  They're at war, we're catching crooks.  —  A Memoir of the Jihad  —  by Andrew C. McCarthy  —  Encounter, 250 pp., $25.95  —  In the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks, America has tried to understand how she could have been so blind.
Discussion: Power Line and protein wisdom
Publius / Obsidian Wings:
Hillary's Choice  —  Perhaps I'm being melodramatic, but tomorrow is one of the most critical events of the 2008 election.  At this point, you're thinking “aha, rules committee meeting.”  But that's not actually what I'm talking about.  The truly truly critical event tomorrow …
Greg Gordon / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Former Bush donors now giving to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Beverly Fanning is among the campaign donors who'll be joining President Bush at a gala at Washington's Ford's Theater Sunday night, but she says that won't dissuade her from her current passion: volunteering for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Exclusive: McClellan pitch softer on Bush  —  Former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan has been arguing that his much-discussed memoir turned out to be a harsher verdict of President Bush than the one he initially set out to deliver.  —  The more muted tone of his confidential book proposal …
Discussion: Democracy Project and TIME.com
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Fox News:
Bob Dole Calls Scott McClellan a ‘Miserable Creature’
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Jonah Goldberg / National Review:
What Happened?  —  Not since America's most revered feckless …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Obama says his ears too big for Rushmore  —  MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama paid an unscheduled late-night visit to Mount Rushmore Friday, visiting the national memorial at closing time and joking that his ears were too big to ever be included in such a display.
Discussion: Power Line and The Corner
Marc Gunther / Fortune:
Chances dim for climate-change legislation  —  Business coalition splinters, and without widespread corporate support, the bill headed to the Senate is almost certainly doomed.  —  NEW YORK (Fortune) — An influential coalition of Fortune 500 companies and environmental groups that was formed …
Emptywheel:
Howard, This Is Not About You, This Is About Your Country  —  Howard Dean has kicked off this meeting with a great speech.  He emphasized the superb turnout Democrats have had this year.  And he emphasized how strong we are to be able come together and disagree.
 
 
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