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1:15 PM ET, May 16, 2008


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James P. Rubin / Washington Post:
Hypocrisy on Hamas  —  McCain Was for Talking Before He Was Against It  —  If the recent exchanges between President Bush, Barack Obama and John McCain on Hamas and terrorism are a preview of the general election, we are in for an ugly six months.  Despite his reputation in the media …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
McCain widens dialogue on blogs  —  Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is trying to tap a new audience of potential voters by taking his campaign message straight to liberal and nonpolitical issues-based blogs, which reach millions of readers but don't often delve into conservative politics.
Discussion: Political Machine
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama on McCain: Hypocrisy and fear-mongering  —  In an appearance in South Dakota just now, Barack Obama came back at yesterday's attacks from George W. Bush and John McCain, accusing them of “hypocrisy, fear-peddling, and fear-mongering.”  —  He responded first to the charge from Bush …
Discussion: The Swamp and The Page
Michelle Malkin:
McCain reaches out to blogs...on the left; Update: “A new standard for transparency and accountability”  —  Scroll down for updates...  The McCain campaign holds weekly blogger conference calls with its candidate.  There are many questions I know you'd like asked, but I've never been able …
Discussion: The Jawa Report
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
McCain's Hamas comments, context restored
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Peggy Noonan / Wall Street Journal:
Pity Party  —  Big picture, May 2008:  —  The Democrats aren't the ones falling apart, the Republicans are.  The Democrats can see daylight ahead.  For all their fractious fighting, they're finally resolving their central drama.  Hillary Clinton will leave, and Barack Obama will deliver a stirring acceptance speech.
John Fund / Wall Street Journal:
Flirting With Disaster
Discussion: Eunomia
Michelle Cottle / The New Republic:
What Went Wrong?  —  The exclusive story of Hillary's fall, as told by the high-level advisors, staffers, fundraisers, and on-the-ground organizers who lived it.  —  Endings are rarely as joyous as beginnings—and in the case of a long, wearing, and ultimately disappointing campaign, they can be downright brutal.
Secret Service: No guns allowed at NRA event with John McCain  —  Tell Us: Are you bothered by the Secret Service banning guns from the NRA event?  —  WHAS11 coverage  —  Louisville, Ky. (WHAS11) - It's expected to bring some 60,000 people to Louisville and some prominent political figures …
Glenn Reynolds / Pajamas Media:
SO IF THE REPUBLICANS ARE IN TROUBLE, WHY ARE THESE PEOPLE SO HAPPY?  I'm at the NRA Convention in Louisville, Kentucky.  I haven't been to a big gun event in probably a decade, and the change in mood is striking: People are, well . . . not ebullient, really, but noticeably cheerful and confident.
Discussion: Outside The Beltway
Libby Copeland / Washington Post:
Belittled Woman  —  At some point along the way, Hillary Clinton became “poor Hillary” and it stuck.  —  She went up against a charmer who once made an audience cheer just by blowing his nose (poor Hillary), and she lost states and delegates and she bet on a filly that died (poor Hillary) …
Jeanne Cummings / The Politico:
Perfect timing: Obama's super show-stoppers  —  With her deep party ties, New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton was supposed to own the superdelegate primary.  —  But in the last two months, it's been the rookie, Democratic rival Barack Obama, who has maximized his superdelegate moments.
Sarah Wheaton / The Caucus:
Edwards Back in the Spotlight Again
Discussion: The Page
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
Obama's sniper tale?  When he stood up to Detroit's ‘cold’ shoulder  —  Is this another Bosnian sniper incident, where a Democratic candidate for president describes a scene involving some personal courage, but later videotape shows that maybe perhaps it wasn't really quite all like that exactly?
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: BUSH'S GIFT TO OBAMA  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro  —  *** Bush's gift to Obama: When President Bush — thousands of miles away in Israel — decided to fire his thinly veiled shot at Obama yesterday, it was a giant gift to the Illinois senator and his campaign.
Dahlia Lithwick / Slate:
Who You Calling Activist?  —  CALIFORNIA'S GAY-MARRIAGE DECISION REFLECTS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JUDICIAL ACTIVISM AND, UM, JUDGING.  —  When it comes to gay marriage, California is a hotbed of activism.  Their activist Legislature has twice passed bills that would legalize gay marriage …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Obama Admires Bush  —  Hezbollah is one of the world's most radical terrorist organizations.  Over the last week or so, it has staged an armed assault on the democratic government of Lebanon.  —  Barack Obama issued a statement in response.  He called on “all those who have influence with Hezbollah” to “press them to stand down.”
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