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9:20 PM ET, May 14, 2008

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Jennifer Parker / Political Radar:
Edwards To Endorse Obama  —  ABC News' Kate Snow, Raelyn Johnson, Sunlen Miller, and Rick Klein Report: Former Sen. John Edwards is endorsing Sen. Barack Obama's presidential candidacy Wednesday evening, in a dramatic attempt by the Obama campaign to answer concerns regarding Obama's appeal …
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The Caucus:
Edwards Endorses Obama  —  “The reason I am here tonight is because the Democratic voters of America have made their choice and so have I,” Mr Edwards said.  —  Officials announced the news of Mr. Edwards's endorsement shortly after Mr. Obama landed here late this afternoon.
John Edwards / CNN:
Edwards to endorse Obama  —  From CNN Political Producer Mike Roselli, CNN's Suzanne Malveaux  —  (CNN) — CNN has confirmed that former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards will endorse Barack Obama shortly at a Michigan campaign event.  —  The endorsement could help Obama reach …
New York Times:
John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama  —  At a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich., on Wednesday evening, John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama, who was on the stage with him, to be the Democratic nominee for president.  —  Sounding a theme of a nation divided into parts by walls, Mr. Edwards said …
Discussion: Political Insider
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Edwards to Endorse Obama  —  Former Sen. John Edwards (N.C.) will endorse Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) tonight in Grand Rapids, Michigan, ending a long period of neutrality for the two-time presidential candidate and giving the Illinois senator another boost of momentum as he draws ever closer to the nomination.
Chuck Babington / Associated Press:
Edwards gives long-awaited endorsement to Obama  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - Democrat John Edwards endorsed former rival Barack Obama on Wednesday, a move designed to help solidify support for the party's likely presidential nominee even as Hillary Rodham Clinton refuses to give up her long-shot candidacy.
Marc Ambinder:
Hints, Hints, Hints  —  I don't know if John Edwards is endorsing Barack Obama today.  —  Here are some hints, though.  —  So who's staffing Edwards today?  A hint: this is Jennifer Palmieri's out-of-office message...  Ms. Palmieri is a family favorite and has been called upon to staff …
Randyj / The Page:
Ready to Choose?
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:   BREAKING: John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama - UPDATED With Video
Krooney / The Page:
EDWARDS ENDORSES OBAMA**
Discussion: The New Republic
WXYZ-TV:
Obama Apologizes to WXYZ Reporter  —  UPDATE: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama has apologized to WXYZ reporter Peggy Agar for calling her “sweetie” during a campaign stop Wednesday in Sterling Heights.  —  Obama apologized in a voicemail he left on Agar's cell phone at 3:16 p.m:
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Marc Ambinder:
Obama Appears To Call Reporter “Sweetie”
Discussion: Redstate
CNN:
Clinton: It'd be a ‘grave error’ to pick McCain over Obama  —  (CNN) — Hillary Clinton on Wednesday reiterated her vow to stay in the Democratic presidential race, but she said it would be a “terrible mistake” for her supporters to vote for John McCain over Barack Obama.
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Rasmussen Reports:
38% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out  —  Thirty-eight percent (38%) of Democratic voters nationwide now believe that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for the White House.  That's up slightly from 34% in late April, 32% earlier in April and 22% in late March.
Discussion: Eunomia
The Hill:
Analysis: House GOP hits new low, faces bleak Nov.  —  The sky is falling on House Republicans and there is no sign of it letting up.  —  The GOP loss in Mississippi's special election Tuesday is the strongest sign yet that the Republican Party is in shambles.
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Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
GOPERS STOMPING MAD OVER PROSPECTS
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
A Humanitarian Invasion of Burma?  —  I asked a friend who has experience at all levels of this kind of thing, from humanitarian delivery to high-level government deliberations, whether it makes sense to go into Burma without permission.  His response:
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Barbara Stocking / Guardian Unlimited:
Drop the air drops
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
McCain's wife sells Sudan-related investments  —  WASHINGTON - Cindy McCain, whose husband has been a critic of the violence in Sudan, sold off more than $2 million in mutual funds whose holdings include companies that do business in the African nation.  —  The sale on Wednesday came …
Anita Singh / Telegraph:
Sean Penn warns Barack Obama at Cannes Film Festival opening  —  The Cannes Film Festival got off to a lively start with Sean Penn, president of this year's jury, sounding off about US Presidential hopeful Barack Obama and the opening movie almost being upstaged by a bunch of performing pandas.
Discussion: Don Surber and Classical Values
CBN.com:
Obama and the Cross  —  I have been telling Brody File readers for months that if Barack Obama becomes the Democratic nominee he will make a pitch to win over independent/moderate Evangelicals.  Well, we now have evidence.  —  The Obama campaign has consistently believed that their candidate can compete for the “religious vote”.
Discussion: The Trail, Macsmind, The Page and Commentary
Michael Calderone / The Politico:
WaPo's Broder taking buyout; becomes contract writer in '09  —  Veteran Washington Post political columnist David Broder is going to take a buyout from the paper.  As of Jan 1, 2009, he will become a contract employee of the Post.  —  Here's a note sent to Broder's column clients this morning, obtained by Politico.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Malcolm blasts NARAL  —  A rift in the women's movement, as the head of Emily's List — a key Clinton backer — attacks Naral for endorsing Obama:
Discussion: Pandagon and AMERICAblog
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Marc Ambinder:
EMILY's List Hits Back At NARAL
Discussion: The New Republic and The Page
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Italian's Detention Illustrates Dangers Foreign Visitors Face  —  He was a carefree Italian with a recent law degree from a Roman university.  She was “a totally Virginia girl,” as she puts it, raised across the road from George Washington's home.  Their romance, sparked by a 2006 meeting …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Tomorrow It Is  —  The marriage decision in California is imminent.  As I've said before, in some ways I'd prefer this to wait.  But the process has been going on a long time.  We had an initiative in 2000, domestic partnership since, a premature breakthrough in San Francisco …
Marc Ambinder:
Good Timing For Jim Webb  —  How 'bout that?  Sen. Jim Webb's new book will be released on May 15, just as reporters like me start to speculate about his chances of becoming Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential nominee.  —  “A Time To Fight: Reclaiming a Just And Fair America” …
 
 
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