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11:10 AM ET, May 15, 2008


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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 …
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 …
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Alarm bells for House GOP  —  They said the first was an outlier.  The second, a fluke.  But after losing their third seat this year in a special election, House Republicans faced the possibility on Wednesday that if they don't repair their image with voters, they could be in for another rough November.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Agitated?  Irritable?  Hostile?  Aggressive?  Impulsive?  Restless?  —  House Republicans may be heading off a cliff in November, but give them credit for perseverance.  Even after the new slogan they floated — “The Change You Deserve” — was discovered to be trademarked ad copy …
The Politico:
GOP cancer: Party could lose 20 more seats  —  For the past 18 months, ever since the 2006 elections, congressional Republicans have been like a hospital patient trying to convince visitors that he is not really all that sick: a bit under the weather; actually feel better than I sound; should be up and about any day; thanks for asking.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere, MyDD and Hot Air
Washington Post:
After String of Losses, Republicans Face Crisis
Discussion: AMERICAblog
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.
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.
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 …
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.
Discussion: TPM Election Central and Salon
Keith Olbermann / MSNBC:
Olbermann: Mr. President, the war isn't about you  —  Olbermann: Bush's claim he gave up game to honor dead GIs is ludicrous  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  President Bush has resorted anew to the sleaziest fear-mongering and mass manipulation of an administration and public life dedicated to realizing the lowest of our expectations.
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?
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Breaking News: McCain sees Iraq combat over, U.S. troops home before 2013  —  In a speech he's about to give shortly at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio, Sen. John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, will for the first time talk about a specific date …
Marc Ambinder:
McCain Hopes Majority Of US Troops Are Out Of Iraq By 2013
Jason L. Riley / Wall Street Journal:
Keep the Immigrants, Deport the Multiculturalists  —  So, whatever happened to immigration as a presidential campaign issue?  —  In the early caucus and primary states - Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina - the media assured us that immigration was foremost on the minds of voters.
Roger Koppl / Forbes:
What's Wrong With CSI  —  Forensic evidence doesn't always tell the truth.  —  Forensic evidence is foolproof, right?  It's how those clever cops on CSI always catch the killer.  DNA evidence springs innocent men from prison.  Fingerprints nab the bad guys.  —  If only forensics were that reliable.
Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Re: Common Sense from Samuelson  —  Mark, Robert Samuelson's argument is so self-evident no politician can ever state it.  A couple of weeks back, Statistics Canada reported that, after adjustment for inflation, Canadian wage-earners are earning less than in 1980.
Discussion: Vox Popoli
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Tar baby?  —  In a 20-page memo on GOP electoral woes …
Jim Lindgren / The Volokh Conspiracy:
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Robert J. Samuelson / Washington Post:
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Wall Street Journal:
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