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1:15 PM ET, May 15, 2008

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CNN:
Bush suggests Obama wants ‘appeasement’ of terrorists  —  JERUSALEM (CNN) - In a particularly sharp blast from halfway around the world, President Bush suggested Thursday that Sen. Barack Obama and other Democrats are in favor of “appeasement” of terrorists in the same way U.S. leaders appeased Nazis in the run-up to World War II.
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Ed OKeefe / Political Radar:
Obama Takes Issue With Bush Foreign Policy Speech  —  ABC News' Ed O'Keefe Reports: The Obama campaign is taking issue with a comment President Bush made while speaking to the Knesset on the 60th anniversary of Israel's statehood.  —  “Some seem to believe we should negotiate with terrorists and radicals …
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Obama says Bush falsely accuses him of appeasement  —  WASHINGTON - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama accused President Bush on Thursday of launching a “false political attack” with a comment about appeasing terrorists and radicals.  —  The Illinois senator interpreted the remark …
Discussion: MSNBC
Wall Street Journal:
Prepared Text of Bush's Knesset Speech  —  As Prepared for Delivery: Remarks by the President to Members of the Knesset  —  Shalom.  Laura and I are thrilled to be back in Israel.  We have been deeply moved by the celebrations of the past two days.  And this afternoon …
Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Biden: Bush's comments were ‘bulls**t’  —  Sen. Joe Biden, piling on to Democratic complaints about President Bush's speech in Israel today:  —  “This is bulls**t, this is malarkey.  This is outrageous, for the president of the United States to go to a foreign country, to sit in the Knesset …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
BUSH'S ‘NAZI’ SWIPE AT OBAMA
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
Bush equates talking to terrorists with appeasing Nazis
Discussion: Blue Girl, Red State
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
The GOP Must Stand for Something  —  Tuesday's election results highlighted challenges for both Democrats and Republicans.  —  Republicans received a hard shot in Mississippi.  Greg Davis (for whom I campaigned and who was a well-qualified candidate) narrowly lost a special congressional election …
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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 …
Gail Collins / New York Times:
A Victory Plan for Hillary
Discussion: Political Perceptions
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
McCain Lays Out “Hope” Timetable For Iraq  —  Later today, John McCain will deliver a notable speech in the Greater Columbus Convention Center.  Here is his conceit: “It is important that the candidates who seek to lead the country after the Bush Administration define their objectives …
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John McCain 2008:
Remarks By John McCain in Columbus, Ohio
Discussion: The Campaign Spot
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
McCain Envisions How First Term Will Go
The Politico:
Six ways the GOP can save itself  —  Things are so ugly for the members of the GOP right now, it's worth pondering their political mortality: Put bluntly, can this party be saved?  —  We talked to some of the smartest minds in Republican politics, and their prognosis is pretty grim.
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Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Alarm bells for House GOP
Associated Press:
NH Edwards delegate announces he's supporting Obama  —  PORTSMOUTH, N.H.—A New Hampshire Democratic Party delegate who had supported John Edwards says he will support Barack Obama, now that Edwards has endorsed his former political rival for the party's presidential nominee.
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Strange Bedfellows:
McDermott endorses Obama  —  Rep. Jim McDermott on Thursday became the fourth U.S. House member from Washington to endorse Barack Obama for president.  —  The Seattle Congressman told the P-I's Joel Connelly that Obama is his pick because “I am confident as president he will end the war in Iraq and bring our sons and daughters home.”
Cinque Henderson / The New Republic:
Maybe We Can't  —  The black case for Obama-skepticism.  —  Ninety percent of black Democrats support Barack Obama.  So that might leave an observer wondering: What the hell is up with that other 10 percent?  Are they stupid?  Do they hate their own race?  Do they not understand the historical import of the moment?
Washington Post / The Trail:
NARAL Affiliates Question Obama Endorsement  —  NARAL Pro-Choice America affiliates in key swing and primary states are openly distancing themselves from the decision by NARAL Pro-Choice America to endorse Illinois Sen. Barack Obama over Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton to be the Democratic nominee for president.
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
A Column's 45 Years  —  On May 15, 1963, Rowland Evans and I published our first column.  That makes today the 45th anniversary (the first 30 years under the Evans & Novak byline) of the nation's current longest-running syndicated political column.  —  Until his death Feb. 27 …
 
 
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