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1:05 AM ET, May 9, 2008

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CNN:
Obama: McCain is ‘losing his bearings’  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - Barack Obama chastised John McCain Thursday for engaging in “smear” politics, and defended himself from critics who question whether he is capable of being commander-in-chief, during a wide-ranging interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Salter: Who's the victim now?
Discussion: Nitpicker and The Jed Report
Kathy Barks Hoffman / Associated Press:
Clinton campaign opposes giving Obama more Mich. delegates  —  LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign opposes Michigan's plan to give fewer delegates to her and more to rival Barack Obama, a campaign spokesman said Thursday.  —  The Democratic National Committee stripped Michigan …
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
The Michigan Proposal is Unfair to Hilllary  —  This is the supposed Michigan compromise. … Shorter version: It not only gives Obama all of the uncommitted delegates, a number that includes those who voted for Edwards, Dodd, Kucinich and Gravel, it gives him some that voted for Hillary.  [More...]
CNN:
Clinton supporter pressures Pelosi over White House battle  —  WASHINGTON — In a heated phone call with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi late last month, Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off campaign money to congressional Democrats unless Pelosi embraced a new plan …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Larsen endorses Obama after Hill meeting  —  Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) surprise visit Thursday to the House floor has already paid dividends in the form of a superdelegate endorsement.  —  Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.) announced, after meeting with Obama at the Democratic Congressional …
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Matthew Daly / Associated Press:
Rep. Rick Larsen endorses Barack Obama for president
Discussion: The Page and Booman Tribune
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Jerry Seper / Washington Times:
Once-secret memos question Clinton's honesty  —  A decade before Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton admitted fudging the truth during the presidential campaign, federal prosecutors quietly assembled hundreds of pages of evidence suggesting she concealed information and misled a federal grand jury …
Discussion: Spin Cycle and The Page
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
THE RNC'S 1,200 PAGES OF CLINTON OPPO  —  Two Republican officials at the Republican National Committee who are involved in “opposition research efforts” in preparation for the general election say the RNC's oppo research dossier on Sen. Clinton runs more than 1,200 pages in length.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Spin Cycle
Karen Tumulty / Time:
The Five Mistakes Clinton Made  —  For all her talk about “full speed on to the White House,” there was an unmistakably elegiac tone to Hillary Clinton's primary-night speech in Indianapolis.  And if one needed further confirmation that the undaunted, never-say-die Clintons realize their bid might …
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Penn denies Time report
Inside Higher Ed:
Unwanted Sexual Contact, in Context  —  The college social scene is the setting or context for much of the unwanted sexual contact that happens on campuses, as a new report by researchers at the University of New Hampshire, exploring the experiences of the university's undergraduates, details.
Jana Winter / Fox News:
Code Pink Protesters Try Witchcraft at Anti-Marine Rallies  —  Code Pink is now resorting to witchcraft to beef up the number of its supporters protesting Berkeley's controversial Marine Corps Recruiting Center.  —  The women's anti-war group has told ralliers to come equipped with spells …
Anne Schroeder Mullins / Anne Schroeder's Blogs:
Chris Matthews: the hair edition  —  He's a sprightly 62 but, still, rumors of Chris Matthews coloring his hair have abounded for years.  —  And now, the proof.
Bret Schulte / US News:
Why Clinton Stands to Lose Millions  —  The struggling candidate must act quickly if she wants her campaign debts repaid  —  With rounds to fight running out, the self-described Rocky Balboa of politics will soon be forced to assess the damage sustained by the most expensive primary bout in history.
Discussion: Truthdig
John Sullivan / New York Times:
Clinton Aide Says Race May Not Go to Convention  —  As Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton rejected calls for her to drop out of the race for the Democratic presidential nomination, her campaign signaled Thursday that Mrs. Clinton might not take the battle all the way to the convention at the end of August.
Discussion: Comments from Left Field and Salon
Brad Plumer / The New Republic:
Burying Trees: Brilliant or Crazy?  —  Normally, if anyone claimed to have a simple, elegant solution to the problem of runaway greenhouse-gas emissions that didn't require a massive restructuring of the world's energy policies, well, I'd narrow my eyes and keep a hand on my wallet.
Discussion: David Frum
 
 
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Chris Bowers / Open Left:
Changing Of the Guard  —  Just like Mike earlier today …
Real Time Economics:
Many Economists Back McCain, but More Are Silent
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Alan Bjerga / Bloomberg:
Bush Will Veto $296 Billion Farm Bill, Schafer Says
Discussion: The New Republic
Roberto Lovato / The Nation:
Juan Crow in Georgia
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Sex? Yawn. Politics? That's Hot!
Discussion: Hullabaloo and Gawker
Satyam / Think Progress:
Rumsfeld blames the generals for poor pre-war planning.
Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
Al-Masri the Egyptian falls
 Earlier Items: 
Jason Horowitz / New York Observer:
Hillary to Address Major Backers in D.C.
Marc Ambinder:
Pay To Attention To Obama's Voter Registration Drive
Discussion: Hullabaloo
Barack Obama / Obama'08:
At 60, Israel Has Much to Celebrate
CBS13/CW31:
DNC Superdelegate Puts His Vote Up For Sale
Marc Ambinder:
McCain's Mommy  —  This is one of the most unusual ads I've seen …
Discussion: Hot Air
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Look to Life After Clinton
The New Republic:
Alan Wolfe on the Unity Ticket
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
It's Obama, Warts and All