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11:25 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
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.
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
John Edwards to Endorse Obama in One Hour  —  Via ABC News: … Coincidentally, John Edwards sent out a request for money today for one of his causes, College for Everyone.  The e-mail, which went to everyone who got e-mails from his presidential campaign, is below.
Discussion: Political Radar
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.
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:   BREAKING: John Edwards Endorses Barack Obama - UPDATED With Video
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: The Other McCain and Don Surber
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
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 …
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 …
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
NYT: McCain “sealed away” from the lessons of Vietnam
Discussion: Redstate
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
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
GOPERS STOMPING MAD OVER PROSPECTS  —  From NBC's Mike Viqueira  —  Lots of very glum faces among House GOP members this morning as they emerged from their weekly closed-door session.  The political situation is not good, and they aren't even trying to deny it.
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The Hill:
Analysis: House GOP hits new low, faces bleak Nov.
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.
Janet Albrechtsen / The Australian:
Credit where it's due  —  THERE is a certain familiarity to the concomitant series of actions and reactions when disaster strikes in the world.  The US stands ready, willing and able to offer assistance.  It is often the first country to send in millions of dollars, navy strike groups loaded …
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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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Kind words for Obama
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Nancy Keenan / The Huffington Post:
Why NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorsed Barack Obama
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Tom Friedman's latest declaration of war
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Marc Ambinder:
Good Timing For Jim Webb
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