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5:25 PM ET, April 30, 2008

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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.
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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.
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and MyDD
Marc Ambinder:
Obama's Name Now Toxic In Mississippi For One Democrat  —  Travis Childers, the Democratic congressional candidate who has the chance to flip Mississippi's first congressional district from Republican to Democrat, is so concerned with Mississippi voters falsely believing that he's been endorsed …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Patsy R. Brumfield / Tupelo Daily Journal:
1st District ads pour gasoline on burning fire
Discussion: The Page
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
GOP gives Clinton the silent treatment
Discussion: The Raw Story and NY Daily News
Jay Levine / WBBM-TV:
Pastor vs The Pol: Did Wright Mean To Hurt Obama?
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Hot Air
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Dumb as We Wanna Be  —  It is great to see that we finally have some national unity on energy policy.  Unfortunately, the unifying idea is so ridiculous, so unworthy of the people aspiring to lead our nation, it takes your breath away.  Hillary Clinton has decided to line up with John McCain …
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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.
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 of Indiana Company — Ignoring Her Husband's Role in the Sale  —  As she campaigns throughout Indiana, Sen. Hillary Clinton has been talking quite a bit about Magnequench, a Valparaiso, Ind., factory that moved to China.
Steven Ginsberg / The Trail:
Clinton Exuding Confidence  —  South Bend, Ind. — As Hillary Clinton continues virtually nonstop campaigning between North Carolina and Indiana, the candidate and her team are showing signs of increased confidence.  —  After spending weeks blasting Barack Obama at any potential opening …
Discussion: Commentary
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Human Events:
Outlook  — Prospects have brightened a little for Sen …
Discussion: The Corner
New York Times:
After Break With Ex-Pastor, Obama Tries to Move On
Discussion: The Swamp, The Caucus and The Room
Sue Sturgis / Facing South:
FACING SOUTH EXCLUSIVE: D.C. nonprofit aimed at women voters behind deceptive N.C. robo-calls  —  Who's behind the mysterious “robo-calls” that have spread misleading voter information and sown confusion and frustration among North Carolina residents over the last week?
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Page Gardner / The Huffington Post:
Confusion Surrounding Robo-Calls in North Carolina  —  This week, more than 276,000 North Carolina residents received a voter registration application from Women's Voices, Women Vote.  North Carolina is one of 24 states where we mailed a total of more than 3 million voter registration applications.
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Daily Kos
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Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Getting to Know John McCain  —  It came to me while I was having dinner with Doris Day.  No, not that Doris Day.  The Doris Day who is married to Col. Bud Day, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient, fighter pilot, Vietnam POW and roommate of John McCain at the Hanoi Hilton.
Nikki Finke / Nikki Finke's Deadline Hollywood Daily:
Tim Russert Blackballing Arianna At NBC?  —  UPDATE: Sources close to Arianna Huffington are claiming just that.  Arianna Huffington is currently on book tour for her new political tome Right Is Wrong: How The Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded The Constitution, And Made Us All Less Safe …
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ZP Heller / Brave New Films blog:
Mighty Tim Russert Wields His Clout
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.”
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Paul Kiel / TPMMuckraker:
Cheney's Office: (Do Not) Save The Whales
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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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
John McCain's One Hundred Years in Iraq (Guest Voice)
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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Ron Paul's troops quietly take over some local GOP groups
Ben Smith / The Politico:
ALP responds: A ‘double standard’
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
McCain's Fragile Candidacy
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Science Equals Murder
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Limbaugh calls for restart to ‘Operation Chaos’
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Obama campaign files FEC complaint against pro-Clinton group
Discussion: TalkLeft and Taylor Marsh
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Rep. Capps to endorse Obama
 Earlier Items: 
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
Why John McCain Wants You To Give Up Your Health Insurance
Marc Ambinder:
Chelsea Picks Up A Puerto Rico Superdelegate For Her Mother
Craig S. Smith / New York Times:
Albert Hofmann, the Father of LSD, Dies at 102
Fredric U. Dicker / New York Post:
REV-ENGE IS SWEET FOR ‘BETRAYED’ PASTOR
Michelle Malkin:
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