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10:00 AM ET, May 4, 2008


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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. …
Mevanh / The Page:   YOU CAN'T MAKE THIS UP  —  Hillary Clinton enthusiastically picked …
Holly In Cincinnati / The Moderate Voice:
Let's Avoid Equine Analogies in Politics
Discussion: Associated Press and The Impolitic
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
The Trail:   AP: Obama Wins Guam Caucuses by 7 Votes
Brett Kelman / Pacific Daily News:
BREAKING NEWS 8:50 a.m. - Obama wins Guam caucus
Avi Zenilman / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Obama wins Guam by 7 votes
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 …
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.
Doug Simpson / Associated Press:
Cazayoux wins 6th District seat in Congress
Discussion: MSNBC and Swing State Project
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.
Glenn Reynolds /   THE SILENT SCREAM of asparagus.  “What is clear, however …
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.
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Jed Report
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
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 …
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 …
Joseph Myers / American Thinker:
Strategic Collapse in the War on Terror  —  Words matter, and in the global war on terror we are losing the battle of words, in a self-inflicted defeat.  The consequences could not be more profound.  —  Recent government policy memoranda, circulating through the national counter-terrorism …
Discussion: Doug Ross and Jihad Watch
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
China on alert over deadly child virus  —  BEIJING, China (CNN) — China's Health Ministry strengthened surveillance and dispatched specialists to the eastern Anhui province as the death toll from a virulent virus climbed to 22, the Xinhua News Agency reported.
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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Michael Smith / Times of London:
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