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3:35 AM ET, May 18, 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 …
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Kennedy hospitalized after seizure; not a stroke  —  BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, the lone surviving son in a famed political family who helped define national Democratic Party politics, suffered a seizure at his Cape Cod home on Saturday and was recovering in good spirits at a Boston hospital.
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Kennedy undergoing tests after seizure
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Senator Kennedy Is Hospitalized After a Seizure
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs and The Page
J. Peter Scoblic / Los Angeles Times:
Negotiating isn't appeasement  —  Bush, McCain and other conservatives are on the wrong side of history when they dismiss Obama's foreign policy.  —  In a speech to the Israeli parliament Thursday, President Bush took a swipe at Barack Obama for his willingness to negotiate with evil regimes.
Earl Ofari Hutchinson / The Huffington Post:
Romney Poses Bigger Threat to Obama than McCain  —  The burning question is who close-to-presumptive Democratic Presidential nominee Barack Obama will pick as his running mate.  The question is better asked of his GOP foe John McCain.  His vice presidential pick is far more crucial than who Obama picks.
Logan Murphy / Crooks and Liars:
Limbaugh Burned By The Google: Uses 10th Grader's Essay To Attack Obama  —  It's no secret that the right STILL hasn't figured out how to effectively use the internets, so it comes as no surprise that the Grand Poobah of right wing radio talkies <corrected>, Rush Limbaugh …
Discussion: Brandon Live!
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 …
Mark Swanson / Runalong with Pastor Mark:
Totally like whatever … View my complete profile  —  Blog Archive
Discussion: Ed
Gateway Pundit:
Obama Repeats Jamie Rubin's Lie On McCain (Video)  —  Jamie Rubin wrote a dishonest report in the Washington Post yesterday claiming that Senator John McCain holds the same position as Barack Obama on appeasing terror-sponsoring regimes and terror organizations such as Hamas.
Discussion: Hot Air
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Moyers Journal: Bombing Iran: Everything Old Is New Again  —  Bill Moyers looks at the parallels between the rhetoric ramping up to the invasion and occupation of Iraq and the aggressive posturing of the White House and their minions against Iran today. … Transcripts below the fold.
Ryan Alessi / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Obama blames Fox News, e-mail for likely loss in Kentucky  —  LEXINGTON, Ky. — Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, facing a likely defeat in next Tuesday's primary election, won't travel to Kentucky before the voting, but said he hopes to have much more time to win over Kentucky voters before the November general election.
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: New Mexico Presidential Election  —  New Mexico: Obama 50% McCain 41%  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of New Mexico voters shows Barack Obama attracting 50% of the vote while John McCain earns 41%.  —  A month ago, Obama had a three-point advantage in the state.
Discussion: Eunomia
Larry Rohter / New York Times:
Obama Says Bush and McCain Are ‘Fear Mongering’ in Attacks  —  WATERTOWN, S.D. — Senator Barack Obama responded sharply on Friday to attacks on his foreign policy, linking President Bush and Senator John McCain as partners in “the failed policies” of the past seven years and criticizing them for …
Media Matters for America:
“Media Matters”; by Jamison Foser
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ron Claiborne / ABCNEWS:
McCain Runs From Bush — but Not Too Far
Discussion: Fox News
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.
Marc Ambinder:
A Final NRA Salvo At Obama Mentions Wife, Wright (Updated)  —  Note Updated Obama response below.  —  The NRA convention in Lousville is winding up today.  —  Here's the final broadside against Sen., Barack Obama courtesy of Chris Cox, the NRA's chief lobbyist — officially …
Discussion: The Page
Julie Bosman / New York Times:
A Subdued Clinton, and a Subdued Audience  —  JUNCTION CITY, Ore. — On the day Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was endorsed by the governor of North Carolina, a supporter gave her a three-foot-long balloon replica of herself, complete with blond hair, black pantsuit and wide pink smile …
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Paul Maslin / Salon:
How will Barack Obama get to 270?
Tom Cole / The NRCC Blog:
Republican Solutions and a Positive Agenda
Brad / Sadly, No!:
Thanks, Fred Hiatt!
Lawrence of Cyberia:
Because Nothing Expresses Patriotism Quite Like A Three Dollar Stars …
Discussion: The Sideshow
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: Wonkette
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Harkin: Fear the military
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
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
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
A week after his 57-state remark, Obama puts himself in the wrong city