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9:55 PM ET, May 8, 2008

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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 …
Discussion: Democracy in America
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Associated Press:
Cindy McCain says she'll never release her tax returns  —  WASHINGTON - Cindy McCain says she will never make her tax returns public even if her husband wins the White House and she becomes the first lady.  —  “You know, my husband and I have been married 28 years and we have filed separate tax returns for 28 years.
The Hill:
Backs turn on Clinton  —  The tide turned against Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) on Capitol Hill Wednesday, as even some of her supporters said she should consider ending her White House bid.  —  Some uncommitted Democratic superdelegates refused to meet with the beleaguered candidate …
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama in the House  —  Sen. Barack Obama in a Capitol elevator.
Discussion: The Caucus
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: AMERICAblog and The Jed Report
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: Booman Tribune and The Page
The Politico:
‘Deafening’ silence on analyst story  —  Even with countless media outlets available these days, a Sunday New York Times cover story could always be counted on to send a jolt through the television news cycle.  —  But apparently that's no longer the case.  Indeed, reporter David Barstow's …
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
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...]
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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 …
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CNN:
Obama visits House of Representatives
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: MSNBC, Spin Cycle and The Page
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
It's Obama, Warts and All  —  Sens. Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama each took a state Tuesday.  But the result was a damaging loss for the woman who was once the overwhelming front-runner for the Democratic nomination.  Here are some observations on the race:  — Mr. Obama is now the prohibitive favorite.
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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
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 …
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
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.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Dean's World
Wretchard / The Belmont Club:
Al-Masri the Egyptian falls  —  Abu Ayyub al-Masri, the head of al-Qaeda in Iraq was captured today in the northern city of Mosul according to the Iraqi ministry of defense.  Al-Masri's life parallels that of al-Qaeda itself.  Born an Egyptian he followed al-Qaeda's fortunes from the Middle East to Central Asia and back.
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.
 
 
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Julie Bosman / New York Times:
Sex? Yawn. Politics? That's Hot!
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Satyam / Think Progress:
Rumsfeld blames the generals for poor pre-war planning.
Discussion: The Swamp
Mike Celizic / MSNBC:
Cindy McCain on Myanmar, tax returns
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Obama Floated Idea Of Voluntarily Capping Donations
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DNC Superdelegate Puts His Vote Up For Sale
Marc Ambinder:
McCain's Mommy  —  This is one of the most unusual ads I've seen …
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