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5:50 PM ET, May 14, 2008

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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.
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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 …
Discussion: The Jed Report and TVNewser
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
UPCOUNTRY  —  If the exit polls (and the pre-election polls) are accurate, Hillary Clinton is set to win West Virginia by roughly a 2 to 1 margin over Barack Obama.  Oregon, next Tuesday, favors Obama.  But Kentucky, which votes the same day, seems likely to yield a similar margin for Sen. Clinton.
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!”
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 …
The Caucus:
Edwards to Endorse Obama  —  GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — John Edwards, the former senator from North Carolina who bowed out of the presidential race in January, is expected to endorse Senator Barack Obama at a rally being held here tonight.  —  Officials announced the news shortly after Mr. Obama landed here late this afternoon.
Discussion: Bang the Drum and Shakesville
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:   Edwards to Endorse Obama
Charles Hurt / New York Post:
PLOTTING HER PATH FOR 2012  —  CHARLESTON, W.Va. …
Discussion: David Corn, MoJoBlog and MSNBC
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
Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
We Are Totally Frakked  —  If the GOP can't hold on to a House seat …
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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.
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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.
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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 …
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”.
Discussion: The Page, TownHall Blog and Commentary
Marc Ambinder:
Good Timing For Jim Webb  —  How 'bout that?  Sen. Jim Webb's new book will be released on May 15, just as reporters like me start to speculate about his chances of becoming Sen. Barack Obama's vice presidential nominee.  —  “A Time To Fight: Reclaiming a Just And Fair America” …
Joshua Green / The Atlantic Online:
The Amazing Money Machine  —  History has a way of prizing timeless qualities like vision and oratory above temporal things like money.  So if Barack Obama becomes our nation's first black president, civics textbooks will probably never note his fund-raising prowess or the financial challenges …
Nancy Keenan / The Huffington Post:
Why NARAL Pro-Choice America Endorsed Barack Obama  —  I am pleased to announce that today, NARAL Pro-Choice America's political action committee endorsed Sen. Barack Obama for president.  —  I know that most of you are probably thinking, “Why did you decide to endorse Obama, and why are you doing it now?”
 
 
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