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10:20 AM ET, May 12, 2008

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Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Ron Paul's forces quietly plot GOP convention revolt against McCain  —  Virtually all the nation's political attention in recent weeks has focused on the compelling state-by-state presidential nomination struggle between two Democrats and the potential for party-splitting strife over there.
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Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
McCain's Christian Problem  —  John McCain, who as the Republican candidate for president has spent the past two months trying to consolidate right-wing support, has a problem of disputed dimensions with a vital component of the conservative coalition: evangelicals.
Discussion: TownHall Blog, Hot Air and The Page
Ralph Z. Hallow / Washington Times:
Barr unpersuaded by 'don't run' pleas  —  Former Rep. Bob Barr says a number of Republicans have been trying to persuade him not to run for president on the Libertarian Party ticket, but none has given him a convincing reason.  —  The former Republican congressman from Georgia formed …
Discussion: The Other McCain
Agence France Presse:   McCain faces doubts among Republican conservatives
Andrew Ward / Financial Times:
Democratic country keeps its distance from Obama  —  Like most people in Mingo County, West Virginia, Leonard Simpson is a lifelong Democrat.  But given a choice between Barack Obama and John McCain in November, the 67-year-old retired coalminer would vote Republican.
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Team Acknowledges $20 Million Debt  —  A Top Aide Denies Rumors That She Is Seeking VP Slot  —  With her campaign falling ever deeper into debt, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton spent a rainy Mother's Day seeking votes ahead of Tuesday's primary here, turning a deaf ear to calls …
Carl Bernstein / CNN:
Analysis: Could Clinton land the VP nomination?  —  (CNN) — Friends and close associates of both Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are now convinced that, assuming she loses the race for the presidential nomination, she is probably going to fight to be the vice presidential nominee on an Obama-for-president ticket.
Associated Press:
West Virginia savors moment in spotlight
PR Newswire:   Poll Predicts 36-Point Clinton Landslide in W. Virginia
Ben Smith / The Politico:
How to end a presidential campaign  —  There are 50 ways to leave your lover, 13 ways of looking at a blackbird, and at least six ways to drop out of a presidential race.  With Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign running on empty with little hope of victory, the New York senator's allies …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
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Los Angeles Times:
A quick Clinton exit wouldn't help Obama
Discussion: MSNBC, NewsBusters.org and Hot Air
Ian Urbina / New York Times:
Voter ID Battle Shifts to Proof of Citizenship  —  The battle over voting rights will expand this week as lawmakers in Missouri are expected to support a proposed constitutional amendment to enable election officials to require proof of citizenship from anyone registering to vote.
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Digby / Hullabaloo:
Show Us Your Papers
Discussion: Eschaton
Wall Street Journal:
Democrats Face Rescue Backlash  —  Some Voters Oppose Having to Bail Out Homeowners at Risk  —  Democrats may be risking a backlash at the polls in November by pushing hard to use taxpayer money to rescue homeowners who can no longer afford their mortgages in the face of stiff resistance from President Bush and many other Republicans.
Discussion: Hot Air and American Street
New York Times:
Drive in Basra by Iraqi Army Makes Gains  —  BASRA, Iraq — Three hundred miles south of Baghdad, the oil-saturated city of Basra has been transformed by its own surge, now seven weeks old.  —  In a rare success, forces loyal to Prime Minister Nuri Kamal al-Maliki have largely quieted the city …
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August J. Pollak / The Huffington Post:
The Hillary Metaphors  —  Analogies for Hillary Clinton's campaign are varied in both scope and awfulness.  —  To see more of August J. Pollak's cartoon “Some Guy With a Website,” check out the archive.
Discussion: American Street
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
NBC's Primary Source for Election '08  —  NEW YORK — In a borrowed office at 30 Rock, Chuck Todd is on his cellphone, telling a Barack Obama strategist that his boss will probably fall just short of winning Indiana that night.  —  “Are you really going to ask for a recount over one delegate?”
Nada Bakri / New York Times:
Fierce Fighting Breaks Out East of Beirut  —  BEIRUT, Lebanon — Fierce clashes broke out on Sunday in the mountains east of Beirut between supporters of the Western-backed government and followers of Hezbollah, the militant group backed by Iran.  —  The fighting, in the Shouf and Aley districts …
Discussion: abu muqawama
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Los Angeles Times:
Lebanon's Sunni bloc built militia, officials say
New York Times:
That Pundit on Fox News?  An Upstart Named Rove  —  WASHINGTON — Late Thursday night, Karl Rove, the architect of the last two Republican presidential victories, was on his new television perch at Fox News, offering free advice to Senator Barack Obama as he closed in on the Democratic nomination.
 
 
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Steve Sesser / New York Times:
Op-Classic, 1990: Are Invasions Sometimes O.K.?
Discussion: Commentary and American Power
CNN:
Interview With Barack Obama; Interview With Chris Van Hollen, Roy Blunt
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
OVER NOT OUT … When the polls closed in Indiana and North Carolina …
Mark Leibovich / New York Times:
Upside of Being Knocked Around
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Jim Yardley / New York Times:
900 Trapped After Quake, China State Media Reports
William Kristol / New York Times:
The Jewish State at 60  —  This week marks the 60th anniversary …
Discussion: Commentary
Alan Wolfe / Washington Post:
The Race's Real Winner
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Phillip Carter / Intel Dump:
Vietnam Ghosts  —  Lt. Gen. Ricardo Sanchez entered the Army …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
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Haley Edwards / The Seattle Times:
Young, evangelical ... for Obama?
Washington Post:
System of Neglect  —  As Tighter Immigration Policies Strain …
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
At least they didn't try to burn him at the stake
Carl Campanile / New York Post:
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