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12:35 PM ET, May 14, 2008

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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
This Is an Ex-Candidate  —  C ustomer: “Look, matey, I know a dead parrot when I see one, and I'm looking at one right now.”  —  Pet-shop owner: “No, no he's not dead, he's — he's resting!  Remarkable bird, the Norwegian blue, isn't it, aye?  Beautiful plumage!”
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John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
Go away you horrible human being  —  IT'S NOT CLOSE.  YOU FREAKING LOST THE NOMINATION, WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU?  —  Good God.  What is wrong with her?  The Clintons and their campaign staff don't give a damn that they are now hurting our electoral chances in the fall against McCain and against the Republicans in Congress.
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 …
Byron York / The Corner:
Obama and the Flag Pin  —  I've always thought the flag-pin controversy was a non-issue, and I had no problem with Barack Obama, like John McCain, not wearing one.  But I would like to know why Obama has now started wearing one.  He has apparently worn a flag pin in his most recent appearances in West Virginia, Missouri, and Michigan.
Discussion: Commentary and The New Republic
Ruben Navarrette Jr / CNN:
Navarrette: No racism in the presidential election?  —  SAN DIEGO, California (CNN) — In claiming victory in West Virginia last night, Hillary Clinton reiterated her last best argument as to why she should be the Democratic nominee: because only she can win in November.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Analysis: Maybe Obama should worry
Discussion: Associated Press
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
UPCOUNTRY  —  If the exit polls (and the pre-election polls) …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Mark R. Levin / The Corner:
Behind the Flag  —  The flag pin issue is important to …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Marc Ambinder:
Local GOP's Obama Bracketing
Discussion: Eunomia
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
PLOTTING HER PATH FOR 2012  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. …
Discussion: David Corn, MoJoBlog and MSNBC
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Clinton Beats Obama Handily in West Virginia
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Reid Wilson / Real Clear Politics:
GOP Stunned By Loss in Mississippi  —  In a major blow to national Republicans, a Mississippi congressional seat that once voted for President Bush by a twenty-five point margin elected a Democrat on Tuesday.  Prentiss County Chancery Clerk Travis Childers beat out Republican candidate Greg Davis …
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.
Mike Allen / Associated Press:   Hillary's ‘almost heaven’ - Signs of a coming GOP cataclysm
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 …
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Bush warns of Iraq disaster
Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Obama Gaffes on Iraq and Afghanistan  —  ABC News' David Wright and Sunlen Miller Report: Sporting a shiny new American flag pin at an appearance in Rush Limbaugh's hometown, Sen. Barack Obama came up with some novel reasons why the U.S. may be struggling in the war in Afghanistan.
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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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 …
Alexander Bolton / The Hill:
Clinton was brain behind the war room  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) was the original impetus behind the Senate Democratic “war room,” a legacy the candidate does not mention on the campaign trail but one that has significantly changed the upper chamber.
Discussion: The Swamp
Argghhh!:
HUSSAYN'S STORY  —  The visual-only sim can be a stomach-churner, but a couple of the IqAF Fling-Wing pilots who have come up here from Taji are pretty tough - the only thing that gets to them is my coffee.  —  Hussayn was recovering from a cup of my extra-strength double espresso with a bottle …
Discussion: small dead animals
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: Democrats.com and MyDD
Jerusalem Post:
At least 14 hurt as Grad rocket hits Ashkelon shopping mall  —  At least 14 people were wounded Wednesday evening, including a baby girl and her mother, when a Grad rocket fired from Gaza hit the Hutzot Shopping Center in Ashkelon.  —  MDA said that the baby was listed in moderate condition …
Discussion: Israel Matzav and A Blog For All
 
 
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David Thompson:
Mighty Works  —  I thought I'd post a footnote of sorts …
Discussion: protein wisdom and normblog
Edward Wyatt / New York Times:
HBO Film About 2000 Recount Draws Protests From Democrats
Discussion: Althouse
Nina Bernstein / New York Times:
Italian's Detention Illustrates Dangers Foreign Visitors Face
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: LAST NIGHT'S BIGGER STORY
Discussion: The Field and Democrats.com
Wall Street Journal:
McCain Consultant Is Tied To Work for Ukraine Party
Discussion: The Swamp and Stumper
Robert D. Kaplan / New York Times:
Aid at the Point of a Gun
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Cruel Intentions  —  Is Obama cynical enough?  —  It wasn't an anomaly.
Bill W. / Crooks and Liars:
GOP's Inadvertently Fitting New Slogan
 Earlier Items: 
Megan McArdle:
It's the system, man
Discussion: The G Spot
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Outsourcing of King Memorial to China Is Probed
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
College Dem supers for Obama
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Tom Coburn / Real Clear Politics:
Gerson's Misplaced PEPFAR Anger
San Francisco Chronicle:
S.F. parking meters retooled to aid homeless
Discussion: Don Surber
Wall Street Journal:
Maliki's Victory  —  When Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki ordered …
Discussion: Betsy's Page, Hot Air and QandO
Wall Street Journal:
Obama to Receive Endorsement Of 3 Former SEC Chairmen
Discussion: The Page