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4:05 PM ET, May 16, 2008


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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 …
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.”
New Yorker:
FEVER DREAM TICKETS  —  That was an astounding speech John McCain delivered this morning in Columbus, Ohio.  On almost every issue except Iraq, it was a ringing declaration of rhetorical (though not always substantive) independence from the Bush Administration.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain campaign responds: ‘Hysterical diatribe’  —  This general election campaign is getting off to a rollicking start.  —  From McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds: … Oddly, McCain's response also contained the claim he'd distorted Defense Secretary Robert Gates' willingness to meet the leaders of Iran …
Discussion: The New Republic and Balloon Juice
Paul Kiel / Talking Points Memo:
OBAMA RESPONDS  —  Update: To McCain, this was a “hysterical diatribe.”
Obama blasts Bush, McCain over ‘attacks’
Discussion: Shakesville
Naftali Bendavid / The Swamp:   Obama fires back on ‘appeasement’
Marc Ambinder:   Obama: Bush-McCain “Have a Lot To Answer For.”
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  —  Republicans are shellshocked over losing a third House seat in a special election this year.  Much as a series of special-election defeats by Democrats in 1994 augured that the first midterm election of the Clinton years would be bad for the party …
Sheryl Gay Stolberg / New York Times:
Bush Rebuffed on Oil Plea in Saudi Arabia  —  RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — With the price of oil hitting record highs, President Bush used a private visit to King Abdullah's ranch here Friday to make a second attempt to persuade the Saudi government to increase oil production and was rebuffed yet again.
Marc Ambinder:
The White House Changes Targets
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog
Charles Levinson / USA Today:
Saudis reject Bush's plea to increase oil output
Discussion: Think Progress
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.
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 …
Stephen Dinan / Washington Times:
McCain widens dialogue on blogs
Discussion: Political Machine
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
The Long Night of an Obama Presidency  —  Reading this piece about the Edwards endorsement of Obama, a cold shiver went down my spine.  As scary as a Deval Patrick appointment as AG would be (I've long thought he would be Obama's likely choice), the suggestion that John Edwards …
Huckabee jokes about Obama ducking a gunman  —  (CNN) - During a speech before the National Rifle Association convention Friday afternoon in Louisville, Kentucky, former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee — who has endorsed presumptive GOP nominee John McCain …
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.
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) …
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.
WHAS-TV:   Secret Service: No guns allowed at NRA event with John McCain
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Edwards flatly rules out running with Obama
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Angela Winters / The Moderate Voice:
Cindy's Money  —  So we all know that Cindy McCain is loaded.
Bob Owens / Pajamas Media:
How Iran Is Killing U.S. Troops in Iraq
California legalises communism
Discussion: Truthdig
City Journal:
The Real Iraq  —  Moment of Truth in Iraq, by Michael Yon …
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Jim Manzi / The Corner:
Conservatives and Gay Marriage
Discussion: American Spectator
Gerard Baker / Times of London:
Barack Obama: the new Great Redeemer
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Perfect timing: Obama's super show-stoppers
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