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10:55 PM ET, May 11, 2008

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Newsweek:
Sit Back, Relax, Get Ready to Rumble  —  He's taken everything in stride, it seems.  How Obama and his team will battle the GOP onslaught.  —  How do you know if Barack Obama is unhappy with what you're saying— or not saying?  At meetings of his closest advisers, he likes to lean back, put his feet on the table and close his eyes.
Discussion: Redstate, Stop The ACLU and Donklephant
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Daniel W. Reilly / The Politico:
McAuliffe: Need ‘something big’  —  Terry McAuliffe, campaign chairman for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), admitted Sunday that “something big would have to happen” for his candidate to overtake Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
Brian Knowlton / New York Times:
Edwards Raises Doubts About Clinton's Chances  —  WASHINGTON — John Edwards, a former candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, cautioned Sunday that Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton “has to be really careful that she's not damaging our prospects” by staying in the contest against Senator Barack Obama.
Discussion: The Jed Report and AMERICAblog
Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
Emanuel to Kennedy: That's Not Nice  —  On a day when it seemed that everybody was beating up on Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton — even “Saturday Night Live” had run a skit making fun of her — one person came to her defense on Sunday: Representative Rahm Emanuel of Illinois, a top Democrat in the House.
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Is She a Trojan Rabbit?  —  Now Barack Obama faces a true dilemma: how best to punish Hillary Clinton.  —  After 15 months of fighting her off, as she veered wildly from bully to victim, as she brandished any ice pick at hand, whether racial, sexual, mathematical or marital …
Discussion: Corrente and Campaign Stops
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Marc Ambinder:
A Second McCain Aide Resigns  —  Doug Davenport, the regional campaign manager for the mid-Atlantic states, founded the DCI Group's lobbying practice and oversaw the contract with Myanmar in 2002.  —  “Doug has tendered his resignation and we have accepted it,” Jill Hazelbaker, McCain's communications director, wrote in a e-mail.
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Second McCain aide quits over DCI ties
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
Limbaugh: ‘My impact will increase’  —  Conservatives are despondent, liberals are as enthused about a presidential candidate as they've been in 40 years, and the candidate he has long loathed won the Republican nomination.  —  But never mind the pervasive sense of GOP malaise …
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Poisoning The Racial Wells  —  My Sunday Times column is on the Clintons and race: … (Photo: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty.)
Discussion: Liberal Values and Times of London
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
At least they didn't try to burn him at the stake  —  Long-time readers know that I take a certain amount of pleasure in mocking Florida, where I was born and raised.  There's just something ... unique about it.  —  Take, for example, a Tampa-area school firing a substitute teacher for doing a magic trick for his students.
Haley Edwards / The Seattle Times:
Young, evangelical ... for Obama?  —  Michael Dudley is the son of a preacher man.  —  He's a born-again Christian with two family members in the military.  He grew up in the Bible Belt, where almost everyone he knew was Republican.  But this fall, he's breaking a handful of stereotypes: He plans to vote for Democrat Barack Obama.
Pol Watchers:
Obama's new Kentucky ad focuses on coal  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama launched a new TV ad this weekend featuring an Illinois miner praising the the him for work on coal issues.  —  “Washington, D.C., is not listening to us,” said Randy Henry, who is identified as a miner for 31 years.
Discussion: The Page
Bill Roggio / The Long War Journal:
Operations continue in Sadr City  —  Map of the disposition of Iraqi and US forces in and around Sadr City and the progress on the barrier.  The red portion has yet to be completed.  Map courtesy of Multinational Forces Iraq.  —  US and Iraqi forces continue to strike at the Mahdi Army …
Discussion: abu muqawama and Dean's World
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Faiz / Think Progress:
Blunt: McCain ‘Would Be’ A Third Bush Term On Economy, 'And I Think That's A Good Thing'  —  On CNN's Late Edition today, former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA) claimed that the argument that John McCain would, in effect, be a third Bush term “isn't going to stick”:
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and MoJoBlog
 
 
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