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9:15 PM ET, May 13, 2008

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Associated Press:
Early WV exit poll highlights  —  By The Associated Press - 1 hour ago  —  Highlights from preliminary results of exit polls in the West Virginia Democratic primary on Tuesday.  The polls were conducted for The Associated Press and television networks:  —  ___  —  THE BILL CLINTON FACTOR
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Kevin Merida / Washington Post:
Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause  —  Danielle Ross was alone in an empty room at the Obama campaign headquarters in Kokomo, Ind., a cellphone in one hand, a voter call list in the other.  She was stretched out on the carpeted floor wearing laceless sky-blue Converses, stories from the trail on her mind.
Christian Boone / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Cobb bar protested as racist for Obama T-shirts  —  Mulligan's selling shirts with ‘Curious George’ picture  —  Marietta tavern owner Mike Norman says the T-shirts he's peddling, featuring cartoon chimp Curious George peeling a banana, with “Obama in '08” scrolled underneath, are “cute.”
CNN:
Clinton wins W. Va. by wide margin, CNN projects  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton will win West Virginia's Democratic primary by a wide margin, CNN projects.  —  As polls closed on Tuesday, it was too early to tell exactly how big the margin of victory was.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
‘WHY WEST VIRGINIA MATTERS’  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  Hours before the West Virginia polls close, the Clinton campaign just released a memo that tries to raise the stakes of today's contest, which Clinton is expected to win by a considerable margin.  “Given the attempts by our opponent …
Steve Law / The Portland Tribune:
Poll: Obama trouncing Clinton in Oregon  —  Illinois senator leading former first lady 55-35  —  A bit more than a week away from Oregon's May 20 primary, Barack Obama has amassed a nearly insurmountable lead in the Democratic presidential race, according to statewide polling conducted by Portland's Davis …
Discussion: MyDD and Boston Globe
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
EXIT POLLS: The Race Factor in West Virginia  —  One-Third of Whites Citing Race in Vote Would Support Obama Over McCain  —  A confluence of groups customarily inclined toward Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., was voting in the West Virginia primary, with less-educated, lower-income Southern whites predominating.
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Wins West Virginia Primary by Wide Margin  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in West Virginia over Senator Barack Obama in voting fueled by strong turnout among the white, working-class voters who have spurned Mr. Obama in recent nominating contests.
David Nather / Beyond the Dome:
The Ice Has Been Broken  —  This time, Barack Obama and Hillary …
Discussion: Redstate and The Daily Politics
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD:
More on West Virginia  —  The Obama campaign credits the Clinton's …
Discussion: TalkLeft and MSNBC
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Clinton Adviser: She's Fighting to Last Primary
Discussion: A Blog For All
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Pre-spinning West Virginia
Discussion: The Jed Report
Gary Langer / The Numbers:   Obama and Working-Class Whites
Agence France Presse:
Bush: I quit golf over Iraq war  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) - US President George W. Bush said in an interview out Tuesday that he quit playing golf in 2003 out of respect for the families of US soldiers killed in the conflict in Iraq, now in its sixth year.  —  “I think playing golf during a war …
Discussion: Think Progress and Attackerman
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bush warns of Iraq disaster  —  President Bush warned in an interview Tuesday that the Democratic presidential candidates' plans to withdraw abruptly from Iraq could “eventually lead to another attack on the United States” and would “embolden” terrorists.  —  In a White House interview …
John O'Connor / The State:
Of yellow dogs and Democrats  —  THE WORLD ACCORDING TO CARVILLE  —  GREENVILLE — U.S. Sen. Barack Obama has likely locked up the Democratic presidential nomination, but political consultant and Clinton family adviser James Carville told about 500 people at Furman University that U.S …
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Peter Hamby / CNN:
Carville: Obama likely to win nomination  —  (CNN) — James Carville has been one of Hillary Clinton's most energetic defenders, but on Monday he all but declared Barack Obama will become the Democratic nominee for president.  —  Speaking to students at Furman University in Greenville …
Nitya / Political Radar:
Clinton, Obama Cordial on Senate Floor
Discussion: The Page
Tupelo Daily Journal:
2008 SPECIAL ELECTION RUNOFF  —  U.S. REPRESENTATIVE 1ST DISTRICT  —  Special election runoff for 1st District House seat (unexpired term)  —  Special Election  —  0%  —  Candidate  —  Votes  —  Percentage  —  Miscellaneous  —  0%  —  0%  —  North Miss. congressional race runoff
Discussion: Swing State Project
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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain calls Hagee apology “laudable,” says he wasn't involved in deal
Discussion: New York Times and The Page
The Hill:
Senators say whether they'd agree to be vice president  —  The Hill asked all 97 senators who are not running for president the same question: “If you were asked, would you accept an offer to be the VP nominee?”  —  Some senators laughed, but others took the question seriously.
OPENERS:
Dann holds on  —  After a day of trying to negotiate his resignation, Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann said he not quitting today.  —  “At this point, that's not what I'm going to do,” Dann told a Plain Dealer reporter.  —  He declined to elaborate.  —  Sources said Dann, a Democrat …
Discussion: Law Blog and The Moderate Voice
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The Columbus Dispatch:
House Dems seek Dann's impeachment
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
The Campaign Spot:
Reach Out and Touch Faith  —  Andrew Sullivan is bothered by this illustration accompanying an endorsement of Barack Obama in an Oregon weekly paper.  —  But that's not really all that unusual, if you've been checking the alternatively hilarious and disturbing blog, “Is Barack Obama The Messiah?”.
Discussion: Redstate
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Doug Forrester / race42008.com:   Barack Obama's Pitch in Kentucky
Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Senate rebukes Bush on energy policy  —  The Senate issued a strong, bipartisan rebuke to President Bush on energy policy Tuesday, voting 97-1 for a measure to suspend oil shipments to the Strategic Petroleum Reserve.  —  “We are buying the most expensive crude oil in the history of the world and storing it …
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Frank James / The Swamp:
Senate votes to stop filling oil reserve
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Ben Smith / Yahoo! News:
Obama: Don't fund independent groups  —  Senator Barack Obama's campaign is steering the candidate's wealthy supporters away from independent Democratic groups, calling into question what had been expected to be the groups' central role in this year's Democratic offensive against Senator John McCain.
Discussion: Open Left
 
 
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