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10:45 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’  —  Clinton on Why She'll Fight to the Finish, and Why Bill Won't Be in the West Wing  —  Hillary Clinton campaigned Wednesday in Indianapolis, on the same day that Indiana superdelegate and former Clinton supporter Joe Andrew announced …
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 …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Voter to McCain: Did you call your wife a c*nt?
Discussion: JustOneMinute and Gateway Pundit
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 … TARPON SPRINGS, Fla. (AP) - A woman police believe to be convicted Washington escort service operator Deborah Jeane Palfrey committed suicide, officials said Thursday.  —  Police said the body was found in a shed near Palfrey's mother's home Thursday morning.
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 …
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
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 …
Associated Press:
Huckabee says Obama's former pastor needs him to lose  —  BILLINGS, Montana: Former Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee said Wednesday Barack Obama's bid for the White House is not being derailed because he is black, but because his former pastor does not want him to show the country's race relations have progressed.
Xan Brooks / Guardian:
Spike Lee tells US pastor to ‘shut up’
Nazila Fathi / New York Times:
Iran Protests to U.N. About Clinton Comments  —  TEHRAN — Iran has lodged a formal protest at the United Nations about comments by Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton that the United States would “totally obliterate” Iran if it attacked Israel with nuclear weapons, the state-run news agency, IRNA, reported Thursday.
Fox News:
Clinton: I Will Not Target Sanctuary Cities
Discussion: Commentary and TalkLeft
John McCormick / The Swamp:
A downsized Thursday for Obama  —  UNION MILLS, Ind. - As Sen. Barack Obama sat on a picnic table this evening in the backyard of a farmhouse, it could have been Iowa.  —  Campaigning in advance of Tuesday's Indiana primary, the Illinois Democrat decidedly downsized the show Thursday …
Discussion: New York Times
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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Damage Assessment  —  A few thoughts on the good Rev. Wright.
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An Initiative on Reading Is Rated Ineffective
Discussion: Cliff Schecter …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Picks Up Four New “Add-On” Super-Dels
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Hillary's Backup Plan?
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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!
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
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Discussion: TBogg, The Page and Balloon Juice
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Jewish supporters buying ad for Obama
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Facebook Generation
Marc Ambinder:
North Carolina Papers Cover Rev. Wright
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Obama in North Carolina: Where am I and when is this?
Michelle Malkin:
The Michelle Obama-patented subject-changer
Discussion: JustOneMinute
Daniela Deane / Washington Post:
Rep. Fossella Arrested on Charges of Driving While Intoxicated