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3:13 AM ET, May 14, 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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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.
Matthew Yglesias:
Clinton Wins WV  —  Her campaign is rescued from the dead.  As the Clinton campaign sagely points out “no Democrat has won the White House without winning West Virginia since 1916” and therefore Obama's primary loss shows that despite his large lead in the polls over John McCain, he can't possible win the election.
CNN:
Clinton ‘more determined than ever’ after big win  —  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.
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.
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
Discussion: MyDD and Boston Globe
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
For The Record . . .  The West Virginia exit polls indicate …
Discussion: KnoxViews
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Beats Obama Handily in W. Virginia
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Democratic Lead, 50%-44%
Discussion: American Street and Donklephant
David Nather / Beyond the Dome:
The Ice Has Been Broken  —  This time, Barack Obama and Hillary …
Discussion: Redstate
Gawker:
Old White People Know the Truth About Barack Obama
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Childers victory gives Dems a third straight takeover  —  Democrat Travis Childers won Tuesday's Mississippi special election runoff for Sen. Roger Wicker's (R) House seat, handing Democrats the biggest of their three special election takeovers this cycle and sending a listless GOP further into a state of disarray.
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Democrat Wins Mississippi Special Election  —  House Democrats won a conservative northern Mississippi House seat in a special election tonight, a victory certain to send shock waves through the ranks of congressional GOPers.  —  The Associated Press called the race for Prentiss County …
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
Josh Kraushaar / The Crypt's Blogs:
Democrat wins Mississippi special election  —  Democrats picked up a northern Mississippi House seat in one of the most conservative-minded districts in the country Tuesday night — an upset that will reverberate darkly through a House Republican caucus already reeling from losses in special elections in Illinois and Louisiana.
dccc.org:
MS-01: DEMOCRAT TRAVIS CHILDERS WINS
Discussion: MyDD
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CHILDERS ON TRACK TO WIN IT
Discussion: 2008 Democratic …
Deacon / Power Line:   THE REPUBLICAN LOSING STREAK CONTINUES
Josh Kraushaar / CBS News:
Will House GOP Lose Deep South Seat?
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 …
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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 …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Bush has given up golf for troops
Brandon Friedman / VetVoice:
Bush Finally Speaks to the Ultimate Wartime Sacrifice
Barry Rubin / gloriacenter.org:
Lebanon to West: Wake Up Fast!  —  While America's secretary of state devotes her time to doomed Israel-Palestinian talks and America goes ga-ga over a candidate whose main foreign policy strategy is to talk to dictators, still another crisis strengthens radical Islamists and endangers Western friends and interests.
Discussion: Classical Values
Right of Mississippi:
DCCC Tries To Launch An All Out Race War In MS-01  —  Now THIS is Racial Politics at it's absolute worst.  The DCCC should be Ashamed of themselves.  —  From the Article that the DCCC cites: … So “wanted to honor” and “try to honor” is'nt just a stretch it is complete and total bullcrap.
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
DCCC links Davis to KKK founder's statue
Discussion: mean ol' meany and Yall Politics
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
There is No Nominee: On To The Five Remaining Primaries  —  The media is not going to determine the future of the Democratic party.  Voters are.  —  There are five states left to go.  Hillary Clinton will do very well in Kentucky and Puerto Rico.  Obama has a lead in Oregon.  MT and SD are tiny.
Discussion: NO QUARTER
The Campaign Spot:
Palestinians in Gaza Are Phonebanking for Barack Obama  —  Phil Klein calls our attention to an al-Jazeera news report that sounds like a parody, but is genuine: A report on Palestinians in Gaza who are phonebanking in support of Barack Obama's campaign.  —  I transcribed the most jaw-dropping parts:
 
 
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