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9:45 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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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.
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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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
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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.
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
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 …
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
Marc Ambinder:
EMILY's List Hits Back At NARAL  —  For the Obama endorsement.  Here's a statement by EMILY's List president Ellen Malcolm: … Pro-lifers are going to have a lot of fun with this one...
Discussion: The New Republic, Salon and The Page
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Malcolm blasts NARAL
Discussion: Pandagon and AMERICAblog
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”.
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.
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 …
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 …
 
 
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