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3:25 PM ET, May 4, 2008


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Tim Shipman / Associated Press:
Michelle Obama: Barack has hit boiling point  —  Barack Obama is struggling to contain his anger and frustration over the constant barrage of questions about his character and judgment, his wife has revealed.  —  Michelle Obama lifted the lid on the irritation felt by the leading Democrat candidate …
Don Surber:
Impatient  —  Democratic Sen. Barack Obama: Come on, people.  Coronate me already.  —  Come on, people.  —  Move along.  —  Obama doesn't have all day, his wife told the London Daily Telegraph.  —  Her husband is telling himself: “I can't let my ego, my anger, my frustration get in the way of the ultimate goal,” she said.
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
To Obama, ‘we’ means ‘me’  —  Four score and seven years ago ... No, wait, my mistake.
Discussion: Blue Crab Boulevard
Allison Samuels / Newsweek:
Something Wasn't Wright  —  Why Oprah Winfrey left Rev. Jeremiah Wright's church.  —  For any spiritually minded, up-wardly mobile African-American living in Chicago in the mid-1980s, the Trinity United Church of Christ was—and still is—the place to be.  That's what drew Oprah Winfrey …
New York Post:
BARACK'S REV. ‘STOLE A WIFE’  —  EX-HUBBY: HE COUNSELED US, THEN WED HER  —  By SUSANNAH CAHALAN and VERONICA HINKE in Chicago and BRAD HAMILTON in New York  —  The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, Barack Obama's loose cannon of a spiritual adviser, stole the wife of a parishioner …
Discussion: NO QUARTER and JammieWearingFool
Frank Rich / New York Times:
The All-White Elephant in the Room  —  BORED by those endless replays of the Rev. Jeremiah Wright?  If so, go directly to YouTube, search for “John Hagee Roman Church Hitler,” and be recharged by a fresh jolt of clerical jive.  —  What you'll find is a white televangelist, the Rev. John Hagee …
New York Times:
Missing Records  —  Senator John McCain is 71 years old, a survivor of an aggressive form of skin cancer.  If elected, he would be the oldest man to become president.  —  These factors are not disqualifying, but they impose on Mr. McCain a larger duty than usual to provide detailed, timely disclosure about his health.
The Trail:   AP: Obama Wins Guam Caucuses by 7 Votes
Paul Kane / Washington Post:
La. Democrat Wins In GOP Stronghold  —  Strategy to Link Victor to Obama Falls Short  —  A Louisiana Democrat captured a House seat held by Republicans for the previous 33 years, defeating a former GOP state legislator yesterday in a special election that Republicans tried to turn into a referendum on Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).
Discussion: Harry's Place
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Louisiana Democrat Takes House Seat
Doug Simpson / Associated Press:
Cazayoux wins 6th District seat in Congress
Discussion: Swing State Project
Zogby Poll: Obama Holding Lead in NC; Race Still Deadlocked in Indiana  —  UTICA, New York - Democrat Barack Obama of Illinois holds a nine point lead in North Carolina, and has now edged ahead of Hillary Clinton of New York by a statistically insignificant two points in Indiana, a pair of new Zogby daily tracking telephone polls show.
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
Clinton On ABC's “This Week”: Awkward For Stephanopoulos  —  It sounds as if this morning's special Town Meeting format “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” on ABC could give ABC's — and Stephanopoulos' — critics ammunition to say he and his network gave Senator Hillary Clinton an hour of largely softball interview airtime.
Discussion: CBS News
Ian Shapira / Washington Post:
Too Solemn for Her Generation?  —  The YouTube clip is hard to hear at first, but thankfully, the main character is clutching a microphone.  In the 90-second video entitled “Madison audience Defend Chelsea Clinton,” a crowd member asserts that the former first daughter's phone calls …
Discussion: Althouse
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton mailing attacks Obama on guns  —  Hillary Clinton has re-opened her sharp attack on Barack Obama's position on guns, with a mailer in Indiana that seeks to raise questions about him with both supporters and opponents of gun rights.  —  The mailing — perhaps the sharpest-edged …
Discussion: and The Page
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary: It's Me And Ordinary Folks Against “Elite” On Gas Tax Holiday  —  Hillary Clinton has just started doing an Indiana town-hall meeting being broadcast on ABC, and George Stephanopoulos asked her a direct question:  —  Could she name a single economist who agrees with her support for the gas tax holiday?
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Bill Clinton going to church with superdelegate Shuler  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton will attend Sunday church services with North Carolina Congressman and uncommitted Democratic superdelegate Heath Shuler in his district, CNN has learned.
Charlotte Observer:
Time for a change  —  In the Democratic primary, we recommend Obama  —  Do the Democrats need a restoration of the past, or is it time for a change?  We think it's time for a change.  We recommend a vote for Barack Obama in Tuesday's primary.  —  The choice between Sen. Obama and Hillary Clinton is not easy.
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Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
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Rasmussen Reports:
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Brookings Institute:
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