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12:50 AM ET, May 4, 2008

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Sarah Wheaton / New York Times:
Narrow Victory for Obama in the Caucuses in Guam  —  Senator Barack Obama appeared to win the Democratic caucuses in Guam on Saturday, defeating Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton by a seven-vote margin amid unprecedented voter participation there.  —  When hand-counting finished shortly before 9 a.m. Sunday …
Discussion: Shakesville and Liberal Values
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CNN:
Obama edges Clinton in island squeaker  —  (CNN) — Barack Obama has won the Guam Democratic caucuses by a margin of 7 votes.  —  With all of Guam's precincts reporting, Obama won 2,264 votes (50.1 percent) to 2,257 votes (49.9 percent) for Hillary Clinton, his sole remaining rival for the Democratic presidential nomination.
CNN:
Obama leads Clinton in Guam caucuses  —  (CNN) — Sen. Barack Obama leads Sen. Hillary Clinton in Guam's Democratic presidential caucuses Saturday, with votes from the largest of the island's 19 villages still to be counted, according to a Guam election official.
Discussion: The Page, Donklephant and Slog
John Davis / KUAM-TV:
Obama unofficially wins Guam caucus with 50.1% of the vote  —  KUAM Video requires Flash 8.  —  Even the Kentucky Derby wasn't this close.  In the strangest of circumstances that could only bring about the closest of races, Hillary Rodham Clinton finished with 49.9% of the vote …
New York Times:
Suddenly, North Carolina Is Facing Tighter Race  —  RALEIGH, N.C. — Just days before the North Carolina primary, the Democratic presidential contest in this state is suddenly alive with a fresh air of competition, as Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton seeks to capitalize on a controversy …
Avi Zenilman / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Obama wins Guam by 7 votes
Todd Beeton / MyDD:
Obama Leading Guam Caucuses
Discussion: KUAM-TV, TalkLeft and The Confluence
Sam Wood / Philly.com:
Is this man John McCain's worst nightmare?  —  Bob Barr, former GOP congressman from Georgia, is an all-but-announced presidential candidate - as a Libertarian.  —  The possibility of a run by Barr has sent shudders through the mainstream of the Republican party.
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CNN:
Paul: Not ready to endorse McCain, likes Obama's foreign policy  —  (CNN) — Even though Rep. Ron Paul has never officially ended his long shot presidential bid, he's ready to weigh in on the three remaining major candidates for the White House.  —  In an interview on The Situation Room …
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Republican Ron Paul predicts a President Obama come January  —  Rep. Ron Paul, the House member from Texas who technically remains in the race for the Republican Party's presidential nomination against Sen. John McCain, predicts that Democratic Sen. Barack Obama will be the next president of the United States.
Zzaki / Political Punch:
Hillary's Horse  —  Tragedy struck the first filly in the Kentucky Derby since 1999, as Eight Belles went down on the track after her second-place finish today, broke two ankles, and was euthanized.  —  Showing a sisterhood with the female horse, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y. …
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Holly In Cincinnati / The Moderate Voice:
Let's Avoid Equine Analogies in Politics
Discussion: The Impolitic
ESPN:
Favorite Big Brown dusts field; runner-up Eight Belles euthanized
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and CBS News
Wesley J. Smith / Weekly Standard:
The Silent Scream of the Asparagus  —  You just knew it was coming: At the request of the Swiss government, an ethics panel has weighed in on the “dignity” of plants and opined that the arbitrary killing of flora is morally wrong.  This is no hoax.  The concept of what could be called “plant rights” is being seriously debated.
Discussion: Maggie's Farm
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:   THE SILENT SCREAM of asparagus.  “What is clear, however …
Charles Blow / New York Times:
A Blacklash?  —  Since January, the Clintons have pummeled Barack Obama with racially tinged comments and questions about his character.  —  Hillary Clinton has questioned why he didn't walk out on the Rev. Jeremiah Wright Jr.; why he “denounced” but didn't “reject” Louis Farrakhan …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Oregon Democratic Primary  —  Oregon: Obama 51% Clinton 39%  —  The first Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Oregon Democratic Presidential Primary shows Barack Obama enjoying a twelve-point lead over Hillary Clinton.  It's Obama 51%, Clinton 39%.  —  Clinton has a statistically …
Glenn Greenwald / Firedoglake:
Arianna Huffington's Right is Wrong  —  Arianna Huffington's latest book — Right Is Wrong: How the Lunatic Fringe Hijacked America, Shredded the Constitution, and Made Us All Less Safe — thoroughly documents the most influential fact in our political life: namely, that the right-wing faction …
aswataliraq.info:
20 wounded, 49 vehicles damaged in U.S. attack on Sadr Hospital  —  Baghdad - Voices of Iraq  —  Twenty patients and workers in al-Sadr Hospital were wounded and 49 civilian and ambulance vehicles were damaged when U.S. warplanes opened fire at the hospital on Saturday, a health official said.
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Fred Hiatt on the noble glories of occupation  —  (updated below)  —  Long-time war cheerleader Fred Hiatt of The Washignton Post has a truly incoherent Editorial this morning in which he cites the problems he says are created by air strikes of the type the U.S. just carried …
Discussion: The Sideshow and The Impolitic
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