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4:05 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.
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
Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL)
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
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
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?
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Those awful ‘elites’ and their dreaded facts and evidence
Discussion: The Caucus and Washington Wire
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 …
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.
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
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
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.
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
Gercohen / projects:
early vote numbers for political junkies  —  Being a numbers junkie, I just analyzed the publicly available early voter file on the State Board of Elections website  —  The 6 am file now shows 470,808 early voters (up from the 10 pm Saturday posting of 466,396 …
Discussion: The Corner
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Who Will Tell the People?  —  Traveling the country these past five months while writing a book, I've had my own opportunity to take the pulse, far from the campaign crowds.  My own totally unscientific polling has left me feeling that if there is one overwhelming hunger in our country today it's this …
Discussion: Balloon Juice
Mike Allen / Associated Press:
Guam by seven, J-Mart on the age issue, Perino in Pueblo, Townsend to CNN  —  BREAKING NEWS: RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice says the year-end goal of an Israeli-Palestinian peace deal is still achievable.  —  Good Sunday morning.  Hope Den 2 is having a chigger-free campout.
The Trail:   AP: Obama Wins Guam Caucuses by 7 Votes
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
This Bud's for You  —  Barack Obama is going to get down if it kills him.  —  Bleeding white voters in North Carolina and Indiana, the Illinois senator headed Thursday evening to V.F.W. Post 1954 in North Liberty, Ind., consisting of a bar, a pool table, a Coors Light clock and a couple of dozen curious white guys.
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Nicholas D. Kristof / New York Times:
A Prison of Shame, and It's Ours
Discussion: the talking dog and MyDD
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Diane Sweet / The Raw Story:
Judge orders all references to ‘Taser’ stricken from medical examiner's reports
Discussion: Pam's House Blend
Richard Luscombe / Guardian:
Surge in fatal shark attacks blamed on global warming
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
GMLRS strike knocks out Special Groups command center in Sadr City
New York Times:
Missing Records  —  Senator John McCain is 71 years old …
Charlotte Observer:
Time for a change  —  In the Democratic primary, we recommend Obama
Rasmussen Reports:
Partisan Trends  —  Election 2008 Creating Record Number of Democrats
 Earlier Items: 
Joseph Myers / American Thinker:
Strategic Collapse in the War on Terror
Discussion: Doug Ross and Jihad Watch
Robin Toner / New York Times:
In '88, a Lesson on Using Symbols as Bludgeons
China on alert over deadly child virus
The Australian:
Saudis' secret agenda
Angela Levin / Daily Mail:
Greetings from Guantanamo Bay ... and the sickest souvenir shop in the world
Brookings Institute:
How to Be All That You Can Be: A Look at the Pentagon's Five Step Plan …
Discussion: American Power and Needlenose
Michael Smith / Times of London:
United States is drawing up plans to strike on Iranian insurgency camp