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9:05 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.
Brett Kelman / Pacific Daily News:
BREAKING NEWS 8:50 a.m. - Obama wins Guam caucus
CNN:
Obama leads Clinton in Guam caucuses
Discussion: The Page and Donklephant
Avi Zenilman / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Obama wins Guam by 7 votes
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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Mevanh / The Page:
YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP  —  Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked a filly named Eight Belles to win the Kentucky Derby and compared herself to the horse.  Eight Belles finished second.  The winner was the favorite, Big Brown.  —  Eight Belles collapsed immediately after crossing the finish line …
Holly In Cincinnati / The Moderate Voice:
Let's Avoid Equine Analogies in Politics
Discussion: Associated Press and The Impolitic
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.
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Glenn Reynolds / Instapundit.com:   THE SILENT SCREAM of asparagus.  “What is clear, however …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Democrat Wins La. Special Election  —  State Rep. Don Cazayoux won the special election in Louisiana's 6th district yesterday, a victory that marks the second time this year that Democrats have won a seat previously held by a Republican.  —  Cazayoux, a conservative Democrat …
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Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Louisiana Democrat Takes House Seat  —  NEW ORLEANS — A Democrat took an open Congressional seat long held by Republicans in the conservative district around Baton Rouge in a special election Saturday, giving the party an early boost in its quest for an increased majority in the House of Representatives.
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.
Discussion: Infowars and Prairie Weather
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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 …
The Australian:
Saudis' secret agenda  —  THE cheque from the Saudi Government for $360,000 was enclosed in an envelope.  —  It was a donation, a gift, a part payment to subsidise the construction of a building that would become Sydney's Muslim heartbeat: Lakemba mosque.  More than 35 years …
Angela Levin / Daily Mail:
Greetings from Guantanamo Bay ... and the sickest souvenir shop in the world  —  The sands are white, the sea laps gently and crowds of bronzed Americans laze in the Caribbean sunshine.  —  They have a cinema, a golf course and, naturally, a gift shop stocked with mugs …
Discussion: Don Surber
Brookings Institute:
How to Be All That You Can Be: A Look at the Pentagon's Five Step Plan For Making Iron Man Real  —  Defense, Military Technology, U.S. Military, U.S. Department of Defense, Technology  —  Peter W. Singer, Director, 21st Century Defense Initiative  —  Jim Rhodes: You're not a soldier.
Discussion: Needlenose
 
 
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