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1:20 AM ET, May 1, 2008

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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.
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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.
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.
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.
Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Name Now Toxic In Mississippi For One Democrat
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.
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:   Wolcott on Progressives “Going Postal”
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
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 and Gateway Pundit
Steven Ginsberg / The Trail:
Clinton Pulls Even on the Air  —  Given the huge financial disparity that separates Sen. Barack Obama from Sen. Hillary Clinton, it may be surprising to learn that they are now spending at almost an even clip on television advertising in Indiana and North Carolina.
Discussion: TPM Election Central
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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.
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:   Hoosier Responsible?  —  Clinton Decries China's Acquisition …
Lindsey Ellerson / Political Radar:
Hillary's Dream Date: A Republican?  —  ABC News' Rick Klein Reports: Conspiracy theorists delight: Asked who she'd go out with on a date — with any celebrity, living or dead — and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton chose . . . a Republican.  —  Her fantasy date would be with President Abraham Lincoln …
Discussion: Redstate
CNN:
Paul No. 1 on Amazon.com  —  (CNN) — Ron Paul's loyal supporters helped him set campaign fundraising records and capture more delegates during his presidential run than some of his high-profile Republican rivals.  They even managed to briefly shut down Nevada's GOP convention earlier this month over a rules change controversy.
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and Donklephant
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.”
Moira Whelan / democracyarsenal.org:
John McCain's “100 Years” putting the controversy to rest  —  Today, the Annenberg Center's Factcheck.org weighed in on John McCain's “100 Years” in  —  Iraq comments, claiming that the use of the argument has been distorted.  This is just the latest in a series of actions calling into question …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Gen Y Speaks  —  This reader is not alone:
 
 
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Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
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Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
Fred returns to the campaign trail
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Audrey Hudson / Washington Times:
Air marshals grounded in list mix-ups
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Libby Quaid / Associated Press:
McCain blames Minnesota bridge collapse on wasted money
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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
Obama can transform America's image, says Jimmy Carter
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
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