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2:25 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.
Discussion: Salon, MyDD, DownWithTyranny! and Daily Kos
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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.
CBS News:
CBS Poll: Obama Leads, But...  CBS/NY Times Poll: Obama Bests Clinton By Eight Points Among Democrats, But Clinton Fares Better In Head-To-Head With McCain  —  (CBS) Barack Obama leads Hillary Clinton by eight points among Democratic primary voters nationwide, according to a new CBS News/New York Times poll.
Discussion: TalkLeft and TPM Election Central
Southern Political Report:
InsiderAdvantage/Majority Opinion Survey: North Carolina Democratic Primary: Hillary Clinton Takes Lead Over Obama  —  A survey of 571 registered likely voters in North Carolina's May 6 Democratic primary shows Sen. Hillary Clinton having moved from a double digit deficit in an InsiderAdvantage poll taken …
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.
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
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
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Jake Tapper / ABCNEWS:
Hoosier Responsible?  —  Clinton Decries China's Acquisition …
Discussion: NewsBusters.org
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
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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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
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Kerry Rips MSNBC On Wright: ‘You People Need To Let Go Of This’  —  Today, John Kerry officially became the 87,436th person to receive one of the three or four versions of the same Reverend Wright question MSNBC has been asking everyone it comes in contact with, including their plants and pets.
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Is A Rockefeller/Hoyer FISA Immunity Deal Imminent?  —  According to the ACLU, there is rumor of a backroom deal being brokered by Jay Rockefeller on FISA that will include retroactive immunity.  I've heard from several sources that Steny Hoyer is doing the dirty work on the House side …
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Gen Y Speaks  —  This reader is not alone:
 
 
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RushLimbaugh.com:
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Discussion: Power Line
New York Times:
A Strained Wright-Obama Bond Finally Snaps
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
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