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11:25 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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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...]
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.
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 …
Jonathan Singer / MyDD:
Obama Also Runs Even with Kerry Among White Voters
Discussion: TalkLeft and Don Surber
Frank James / The Swamp:
Obama in the House  —  Sen. Barack Obama in a Capitol elevator.
Discussion: The Caucus and Don Surber
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: 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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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
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and Spin Cycle
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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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 …
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
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 …
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.
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
The New Republic:
Alan Wolfe on the Unity Ticket  —  The idea of a Barack Obama-Hillary Clinton “unity ticket” has been floated quite a bit the last few days.  But, seriously, is the idea any good?  We asked a few friends of the magazine to weigh in.  Here's Alan Wolfe, a TNR contributing editor and professor of political science at Boston College.
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The New Republic:
Ed Kilgore on the Unity Ticket
Discussion: TalkLeft
Araksya Karapetyan / KIDK-TV:
St. Anthony Residents Shocked after 10-Year-Old Gives Birth  —  We broke the unbelievable story last night of a 10-year old girl in St. Anthony who gave birth to a baby.  —  She's now one of the youngest kids in the country to become a mother.  —  Residents both on and off camera were shocked …
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
 
 
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