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1:40 AM ET, May 15, 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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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 …
The Caucus:
Edwards Endorses Obama  —  John Edwards endorsed Barack Obama at a rally in Grand Rapids, Mich. (Photo: Jae C. Hong/Associated Press)  —  “The reason I am here tonight is because the Democratic voters in America have made their choice, and so have I,” Mr. Edwards said.
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 …
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.
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.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Edwards to Endorse Obama
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
John Edwards to Endorse Obama in One Hour
Discussion: Political Radar
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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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 The Other McCain
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: Salon, The New Republic and The Page
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Malcolm blasts NARAL
Discussion: Pandagon and AMERICAblog
Washington Times:
Cindy McCain's ‘privacy’ charade  —  Cindy McCain refuses to release her tax returns.  This is not just a questionable political decision that threatens to haunt her husband's campaign for the next six months.  It is also the wrong decision.  Mrs. McCain needs to change her mind and release the returns as quickly as possible.
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Washington Post:
Mrs. McCain's Refusal
Discussion: Daily Kos, The Corner and Donklephant
New York Times:
Republican Election Losses Stir Fall Fears  —  WASHINGTON — The Republican defeat in a special Congressional contest in Mississippi sent waves of apprehension across an already troubled party Wednesday, with some senior Republicans urging Congressional candidates to distance themselves …
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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 …
Jed / The Jed Report:
Pat Buchanan's Racial Paranoia Meltdown  —  It's just incredible that MSNBC still puts Pat Buchanan on the air.  About an hour ago on Hardball he said: … And: … Update: View the full ten-minute segment here.  —  As a reminder, about two months ago, Buchanan wrote this on his blog:
Discussion: Philly.com and The Field
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Countdown Special Comment to President Bush: “Shut the hell up.”  —  In an astoundingly ignorant interview with The Politico's Mike Allen Tuesday, President Bush insinuated that electing a Democrat in November would lead to another attack on America, and revealed that he made the ultimate sacrifice …
Discussion: Swampland and Intel Dump
Matt Bai / New York Times:
The McCain Doctrines  —  Whatever their disagreements on policy, United States senators, even in today's hyperpolitical climate, are reluctant to impugn one another's motives or integrity.  —  That's doubly true among those who experienced combat in the Vietnam War, a group …
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.
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”.
 
 
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TBlumer / BizzyBlog:
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New York Times:
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Janet Albrechtsen / The Australian:
Credit where it's due
Associated Press:
Bush comments on everything from wedding to Iraq
Heather Smith / Slate:
Procrastinators Without Borders
Rasmussen Reports:
38% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out
Discussion: Eunomia
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Tomorrow It Is  —  The marriage decision in California is imminent.
Marc Ambinder:
The NRA's New Friend  —  Having followed the National Rifle …
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Discussion: The Daily Dish and Slog
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
A Humanitarian Invasion of Burma?
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Kind words for Obama
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tom Friedman's latest declaration of war
Discussion: Commentary
Marc Ambinder:
Good Timing For Jim Webb