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9:45 AM ET, May 14, 2008

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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.
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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 …
Adam Nossiter / New York Times:
Democrat Wins House Seat in Mississippi  —  COFFEEVILLE, Miss. — Democrats scored a remarkable upset victory on Tuesday in a special Congressional election in this conservative Southern district, sending a clear signal of national problems ahead for Republicans in the fall.
Reid Wilson / Real Clear Politics:
GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere and Crunchy Con
dccc.org:
MS-01: DEMOCRAT TRAVIS CHILDERS WINS
Discussion: MyDD and The New Republic
Mike Allen / Associated Press:   Hillary's ‘almost heaven’ - Signs of a coming GOP cataclysm
Deacon / Power Line:   THE REPUBLICAN LOSING STREAK CONTINUES
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
CHILDERS ON TRACK TO WIN IT
Discussion: 2008 Democratic …
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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.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
This Is an Ex-Candidate  —  C ustomer: “Look, matey …
New York Times:
Profile of the Voters … Mr. Huckabee won West Virginia's …
Discussion: Anglachel's Journal and NO QUARTER
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 …
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Jason Linkins / The Huffington Post:
Rumsfeld On 2006 Election: “The Correction For That...Is An Attack”  —  An ongoing exploration of the documents related to the Pentagon's “message force multipliers” program has unearthed a clip of former Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld suggesting that America, having voted the Democrats …
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 …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Arrives for Middle Eastern Tour
Discussion: Connecting.the.Dots
Brandon Friedman / VetVoice:
Bush Finally Speaks to the Ultimate Wartime Sacrifice
Barry Rubin / gloriacenter.org:
Lebanon to West: Wake Up Fast!  —  While America's secretary of state devotes her time to doomed Israel-Palestinian talks and America goes ga-ga over a candidate whose main foreign policy strategy is to talk to dictators, still another crisis strengthens radical Islamists and endangers Western friends and interests.
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Quinnipiac University:
Obama, Clinton Both Top McCain In November Face-Off, Quinnipiac University National Poll Finds; Most Democrats Back Obama-Clinton ‘dream Ticket’  —  Either one of the two Democratic contenders, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama or New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, leads the likely Republican presidential nominee …
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Maintains Democratic Lead, 50%-44%
Discussion: American Street and Donklephant
Associated Press:
Early WV exit poll highlights
Washington Post:
Some Detainees Are Drugged For Deportation  —  Immigrants Sedated Without Medical Reason  —  The U.S. government has injected hundreds of foreigners it has deported with dangerous psychotropic drugs against their will to keep them sedated during the trip back to their home country …
Discussion: The Raw Story
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
NEVER DIE!!  —  Even with Hillary's blow-out win in West Virginia and the amazing Democratic victory in Mississippi, for me tonight's going to be about Terry McAuliffe's tour de force moment when he turned projectile nonsense into something approaching the sublime ...
Discussion: MyDD
Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Receive Endorsement Of 3 Former SEC Chairmen  —  Three former chairmen of the Securities and Exchange Commission will publicly endorse Democratic Sen. Barack Obama's bid for the presidency Wednesday, including one who served under President Bush.  —  William Donaldson …
Discussion: The Page
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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Scott Kleeb wins Democratic primary for U.S. Senate
The Campaign Spot:
Palestinians in Gaza Are Phonebanking for Barack Obama
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