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9:05 AM ET, May 14, 2008

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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 …
dccc.org:
MS-01: DEMOCRAT TRAVIS CHILDERS WINS
Discussion: MyDD and The New Republic
Deacon / Power Line:   THE REPUBLICAN LOSING STREAK CONTINUES
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CHILDERS ON TRACK TO WIN IT
Discussion: 2008 Democratic …
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.
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Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Beats Obama Handily in West Virginia  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won a lopsided victory on Tuesday over Senator Barack Obama in the West Virginia primary, where racial considerations emerged as an unusually salient factor.  Mrs. Clinton drew strong support from white …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
For The Record . . .  The West Virginia exit polls indicate that he lost white voters 69-28.  Astounding?  Not really.  In Ohio, Clinton won white voters 64-34.  In Pennsylvania, Clinton won whites 63-37.  Indiana?  Whites went for Clinton 60-40.  Massachusetts?  Whites went for Clinton 58-40.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
This Is an Ex-Candidate  —  C ustomer: “Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.”  —  Pet-shop owner: “No, no he's not dead, he's — he's resting!  Remarkable bird, the Norwegian blue, isn't it, aye?  Beautiful plumage!”
Discussion: GINA COBB and AMERICAblog
New York Times:
Profile of the Voters … Mr. Huckabee won West Virginia's …
Discussion: Anglachel's Journal
Fox News:
Many Demographic Distinctions Missing in West Virginia Race, Exit Polls Show
Discussion: News Hounds and Blogs of War
Gawker:
Old White People Know the Truth About Barack Obama
Gary Langer / ABCNEWS:
EXIT POLLS: The Race Factor in West Virginia
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 …
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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 …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Arrives for Middle Eastern Tour
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Brandon Friedman / VetVoice:
Bush Finally Speaks to the Ultimate Wartime Sacrifice
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Bush has given up golf for troops
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.
Quinnipiac University:
Obama, Clinton Both Top McCain In November Face-Off, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Democrats Back Obama-Clinton ‘dream Ticket’  —  Either one of the two Democratic contenders, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama or New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, leads the likely Republican presidential nominee …
Discussion: The Swamp and Real Clear Politics
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Democratic Lead, 50%-44%
Discussion: American Street and Donklephant
Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Rumsfeld On 2006 Election: “The Correction For That...Is An Attack”  —  An ongoing exploration of the documents related to the Pentagon's “message force multipliers” program has unearthed a clip of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggesting that America, having voted the Democrats …
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
NEVER DIE!!  —  Even with Hillary's blow-out win in West Virginia and the amazing Democratic victory in Mississippi, for me tonight's going to be about Terry McAuliffe's tour de force moment when he turned projectile nonsense into something approaching the sublime ...
Discussion: MyDD
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
Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Receive Endorsement Of 3 Former SEC Chairmen  —  Three former chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission will publicly endorse Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's bid for the presidency Wednesday, including one who served under President Bush.  —  William Donaldson …
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 Earlier Items: 
Debbie Schlussel:
OUTRAGE!:  Hezbollah Spy Prouty Gets $750 Fine, NO JAIL TIME …
Discussion: Israpundit, GINA COBB and Hot Air
David Hendee / Omaha World-Herald:
Scott Kleeb wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate
The Campaign Spot:
Palestinians in Gaza Are Phonebanking for Barack Obama
Variety:
MICHAEL MOORE MAKING ‘9/11’ SEQUEL
Discussion: New York Magazine
Right of Mississippi:
DCCC Tries To Launch An All Out Race War In MS-01