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10:20 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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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.
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.
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 …
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.”
David Nather / Beyond the Dome:
The Ice Has Been Broken  —  This time, Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton actually said hello to each other.  —  The two were in the Senate chamber this morning for a series of votes they can use to their advantage in their campaigns - especially their support for a Democratic measure …
Discussion: Redstate and The Daily Politics
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.
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.
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
West Virginia Preview: Clinton by 39 points, 105,000 votes  —  Since Washington, DC earned its first electoral votes in 1964, no Democrat has won the White House without carrying that jurisdiction.  And yet, Hillary Clinton lost the District's primary by 52 points.
Discussion: Daily Kos, Pollster.com and MyDD
Matthew Yglesias:
Clinton Wins WV
Discussion: Oliver Willis
Jerome Armstrong / MyDD:
More on West Virginia  —  The Obama campaign credits the Clinton's …
Discussion: TalkLeft and MSNBC
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Pre-spinning West Virginia
Discussion: The Jed Report and Wake up America
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 …
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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 …
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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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
Nitya / Political Radar:
Clinton, Obama Cordial on Senate Floor
Discussion: The Page
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McAuliffe: No more Clinton money, so far  —  Ken Vogel, in Charleston, writes:  —  Hillary Clinton hasn't loaned her campaign any more of her own personal fortune, nor has she considered — or ruled out — writing off the $11 million she has loaned her campaign as a contribution, said Terry McAuliffe.
Discussion: The Swamp
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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Clinton Adviser: She's Fighting to Last Primary
Discussion: A Blog For All
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Catholic League accepts Hagee apology  —  The Rev. John Hagee — who in some eyes threatened to become to John McCain what the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. became to Barack Obama — has apologized for remarks that offended many Catholics.  —  Catholic League President Bill Donohue …
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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.
The Columbus Dispatch:
House Dems seek Dann's impeachment  —  Nine counts allege ‘gross’ misconduct  —  House Democrats filed articles of impeachment this morning against Attorney General Marc Dann, charging him with nine counts relating to a sexual harassment scandal that has led to widespread calls for him to resign.
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
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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
 
 
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