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11:40 PM ET, May 1, 2008


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Indiana Poll Shows Clinton With Big Lead Over Obama  —  Survey Taker: Pastor Controversy Possibly Big Factor  —  INDIANAPOLIS — A statewide poll indicates a dramatic shift of support from Sen. Barack Obama to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton ahead of next week's Indiana Democratic presidential primary …
Gallup Daily: Clinton 49%, Obama 45%  —  McCain leads Obama in general election; McCain and Clinton tied  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Hillary Clinton has edged ahead of Barack Obama, 49% to 45%, in the latest Gallup Poll Daily tracking update.  —  The four percentage point Clinton advantage …
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
CNN Poll: Obama losing support  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new national poll suggests the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination between Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama is a virtual tie.  —  Forty-six percent of registered Democratic voters questioned …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
The Politico:
What Obama wishes he could say  —  Thrown off his game by the Rev. Jeremiah Wright uproar, Barack Obama's strongest answer to Hillary Rodham Clinton is one he won't give: Senator, do you really want to get in a contest with me over who has more unsavory personal associations?
Katie Escherich / ABCNEWS:
Clinton Says Calls to Drop Out Are ‘Just Idle Talk’
Discussion: The Page
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Des Moines Register:
McCain fields audience question on whether he called wife an expletive  —  A widespread Internet rumor about Sen. John McCain popped up in an audience question today during the Republican presidential candidate's Iowa forum.  —  A member of the audience at the Polk County Convention Complex asked …
The Huffington Post:
Baptist Minister Asks McCain: “Did You Call Your Wife A C**t?”  (VIDEO)  —  At a town hall forum in Iowa today, Sen. John McCain was asked about a story from Cliff Schecter's controversial recent book, The Real McCain, which alleges that during a 1992 campaign stop, McCain angrily called his wife a …
Chris Dorsey / Iowa Politics: Questioner booted for rude language says he's …
Cliff Schecter / Firedoglake:   McCain in the Membrane  —  Today an audacious member …
Associated Press:
‘D.C. Madam’ dead in Florida  —  Palfrey had been convicted of running $2 million prostitution ring  —  TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. - The woman convicted of running a high-end Washington prostitution ring that snagged a senator killed herself Thursday, police said, weeks after she was convicted on charges she vowed not to go to prison for.
Associated Press:
Police: Woman believed to be ‘D.C. madam’ kills herself
Discussion: The Agitator
Poll: Bush most unpopular in modern history  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — A new poll suggests that George W. Bush is the most unpopular president in modern American history.  —  A CNN/Opinion Research Corporation survey released Thursday indicates that 71 percent of the American public disapprove …
Washington Post:
An Unfinished Mission  —  Five years ago, President Bush declared the mission in Iraq accomplished.  The Post editorial board disagreed.  Here's what the board wrote on May 4, 2003.  —  The victory celebration held aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln Thursday was well-deserved …
Discussion: City Desk and Think Progress
Amanda / Think Progress:
Washington Post Editorial Board Attempts To Erase Its Pre-War Rush To Invasion
Discussion: The Raw Story
Fox News:
Clinton: I Will Not Target Sanctuary Cities
Discussion: Commentary and TalkLeft
Azi Paybarah / New York Observer:
Bloomberg: Clinton-McCain Gas Tax Break Is the ‘Dumbest Thing’  —  Michael Bloomberg said giving drivers a break from the gas tax is “the dumbest thing I've heard in an awful long time.”  —  I asked him about it right after he delivered his executive budget at City Hall just now.
John McCormick / The Swamp:
A downsized Thursday for Obama
Discussion: New York Times
Peter Dreier / The Huffington Post:
Sidney Blumenthal Uses Former Right-Wing Foes To Attack Obama  —  Former journalist Sidney Blumenthal has been widely credited with coining the term “vast right-wing conspiracy” used by Hillary Clinton in 1998 to describe the alliance of conservative media, think tanks, and political operatives …
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
The Lincoln-Douglass Debate: Live On Fox!  —  Two weeks ago, publius tried to imagine what the Lincoln-Douglas Debates would have looked like had they been moderated by ABC.  I thought it was one of the funnier things I'd ever read.  It turns out, however, that in a startling breach with precedent …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Matthew Yglesias:
Discussion: Wonkette
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
FOX News: Lincoln debated Frederick Douglass in 1858?!?
Discussion: QandO and The New Republic
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
What The Old Farts Don't Get  —  A reader writes:
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
MALPRACTICE  —  I really don't get what it is with the Clinton campaign sometimes.  Getting Joe Andrew's super-delegate endorsement is a minor coup for the Obama campaign.  It certainly gives them some help in Indiana.  But he's hardly a household name.  So why is it that when Howard Wolfson gets asked …
The Raw Story:
EXCLUSIVE: MYSTERIOUS CRIMES PLAGUE US ATTORNEY TARGETS  —  The Permanent Republican Majority Part VI  —  MONTGOMERY, ALABAMA - In two states where US attorneys are already under fire for serious allegations of political prosecutions, seven people associated with three federal cases …
Discussion: At-Largely
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Rob Crilly / Times of London:
Analysis: murderous Islamic leader will not be missed
Christopher Dickey / Newsweek:
The Persian Gulf is more dangerous than ever. …
Richelieu / Weekly Standard Blog:
Damage Assessment  —  A few thoughts on the good Rev. Wright.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Picks Up Four New “Add-On” Super-Dels
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Hillary's Backup Plan?
Discussion: Spin Cycle
John Pomfret / Washington Post:
The Ugly Chinese  —  Move over ugly American, make room for the ugly Chinese.
Discussion: The New Republic
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
I Am Revealed as a Journalistic Malefactor!
 Earlier Items: 
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
Breaking: ABC's ‘This Week’ holds town hall with Clinton
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Jewish supporters buying ad for Obama
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Facebook Generation
Marc Ambinder:
North Carolina Papers Cover Rev. Wright
Michelle Malkin:
The Michelle Obama-patented subject-changer
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Rep. Fossella Arrested on Charges of Driving While Intoxicated
Associated Press:
Huckabee says Obama's former pastor needs him to lose