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12:20 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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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.
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.
Discussion: Oliver Willis
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 …
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.
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
David Nather / Beyond the Dome:
The Ice Has Been Broken  —  This time, Barack Obama and Hillary …
Discussion: Redstate and The Daily Politics
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McAuliffe: No more Clinton money, so far
Discussion: The Swamp
Patrick Healy / New York Times:   Clinton Beats Obama Handily in W. Virginia
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
For The Record . . .  The West Virginia exit polls indicate …
Discussion: KnoxViews
Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Clinton Adviser: She's Fighting to Last Primary
Discussion: A Blog For All
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 …
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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.
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.
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
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.”
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Kevin Merida / Washington Post:
Racist Incidents Give Some Obama Campaigners Pause
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.
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