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6:05 PM ET, May 17, 2008


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John King / CNN:
Ted Kennedy rushed to hospital  —  (CNN) — Sen. Edward Kennedy was rushed to a hospital in Massachusetts Saturday morning, a well-informed, prominent Democratic source in that state told CNN.  —  Kennedy was transferred to Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston after spending less …
Boston Globe:
Ted Kennedy conscious, talking, after hospitalization for seizures  —  Senator Edward M. Kennedy was rushed from his Hyannisport home to Massachusetts General Hospital this morning after an apparent seizure.  One government official said the 76-year-old senator suffered a second seizure aboard …
Cape Cod Times /
Sen. Kennedy falls ill; taken to Boston hospital by helicopter … HYANNIS — U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy was rushed by ambulance to Cape Cod Hospital this morning after falling ill at the Kennedy compound in Hyannisport.  —  Hyannis fire responded to the compound after a call …
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Spokeswoman: Sen. Kennedy conscious after seizure  —  BOSTON - A spokeswoman for Sen. Edward Kennedy says he is conscious and talking to family after he suffered a seizure in his Cape Cod home and was flown to a Boston hospital.  —  The 76-year-old Massachusetts Democrat fell ill …
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Senator Kennedy Is Hospitalized After a Seizure  —  Senator Edward M. Kennedy, 76, leader of the nation's most storied political dynasty, was hospitalized in Boston on Saturday after apparently suffering a seizure.  —  Family members and friends gathered in Boston.
Discussion: The Page
Associated Press:
Kennedy hospitalized after apparent seizure
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Kennedy undergoing tests after seizure
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Kennedy rushed to hospital with stroke symptoms
Discussion: The Swamp and Political Radar
Janny Scott / New York Times:
Obama's Story, Written by Obama  —  Barack Obama was a first-time author and rookie politician embarking upon his first run for public office.  Hermene Hartman was the publisher of N'Digo, a magazine in Chicago aimed at upscale black readers.  As Ms. Hartman tells it, she got a call …
Jane Norman / Des Moines Register:
Harkin: McCain too ‘military’  —  Washington, D.C. — Republican presidential candidate John McCain's family background as the son and grandson of admirals has given him a worldview shaped by the military, “and he has a hard time thinking beyond that,” Sen. Tom Harkin, D-Ia., said Friday.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Harkin: Fear the military
Discussion: Redstate
Ron Claiborne / ABCNEWS:
McCain Runs From Bush — but Not Too Far
Discussion: Think Progress and Fox News
Beth Frerking / The Politico:
NARAL reeling from Obama endorsement  —  With the clock running down on a long-fought primary, NARAL Pro-Choice America leaders sent state affiliates reeling this week by endorsing Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois.  It was seen as a gratuitous slap in the face to a longtime ally …
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Alaska Senate  —  Alaska Senate: Begich (D) 47% Stevens (R) 45%  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that Republican Senator Ted Stevens is trailing by two percentage points in his bid for re-election.  Stevens attracts 45% of the vote while Anchorage Mayor Mark Begich (D) earns 47%.
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: New Mexico Presidential Election
Discussion: TalkLeft and Eunomia
Ta-Nehisi Coates / The Atlantic Online:
‘This Is How We Lost to the White Man’  —  Last summer, in Detroit's St. Paul Church of God in Christ, I watched Bill Cosby summon his inner Malcolm X. It was a hot July evening.  Cosby was speaking to an audience of black men dressed in everything from Enyce T-shirts or polos to blazers and ties.
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Hillary turns fire on media  —  PORTLAND, Ore. - Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is increasingly aiming its punches not at her front-running opponent Barack Obama, but at the media.  —  On the campaign trail, in a new ad and in her meetings with donors and superdelegates …
Mark Steyn / Orange County Register:
Obama an appeaser?  How dare you  —  “That's enough.  That - that's a show of disrespect to me.”  —  That was Barack Obama, a couple of weeks back, explaining why he was casting the Rev. Jeremiah Wright into outer darkness.  It's one thing to wallow in “adolescent grandiosity” …
Karl Rove / CNN:
Rove slams Obama over ‘bitter’ comments, flag pin  —  (CNN) — Karl Rove launched a wide-ranging attack on Barack Obama during a speech at the National Rifle Association Convention Friday, blasting him for his recent comments calling some small town American's “bitter,” and suggesting …
Lawrence of Cyberia:
Because Nothing Expresses Patriotism Quite Like A Three Dollar Stars …
Discussion: The Sideshow
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Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Note to Sen. Obama: Wake up and smell the change in Florida
Discussion: TalkLeft
Associated Press:
McCain's courting of youthful voters has limits
Discussion: Crooks and Liars and Wonkette
Bonney Kapp / FOX Embeds:
Barack Obama — One of the Nation's 25 “Fittest Guys”
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and The Page
Taegan Goddard / Political Insider:
Davis Predicts Big Losses for Republicans
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Debbie Schlussel:
The Company He Keeps: Obama Hangs With Hezbollah's Iranian Agent Imam
Lee Keath / Associated Press:
Iraq detains 1,000 in anti-al-Qaida crackdown
Stephanie Nebehay / Reuters:
U.N. racism investigator to visit U.S. from Monday
 Earlier Items: 
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Hillary Clinton: It's the Map Not the Math
Discussion: TalkLeft
Charles M. Blow / New York Times:
Skirting Appalachia  —  As Hillary Clinton's rout in West …
Discussion: The Confluence and TalkLeft
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
A week after his 57-state remark, Obama puts himself in the wrong city
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain, Bush to appear together in Phoenix for fundraiser
Dan Morain / Los Angeles Times:
Obama's wealth has skyrocketed
Discussion: The Caucus and The Page
John H. Hinderaker / Weekly Standard:
A Conspiracy So Lunatic...
Lynn Bartels / Rocky Mountain News:
Spirited Dems swamp Springs for Day 1 of state convention
Discussion: TalkLeft