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7:50 AM ET, May 18, 2008

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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.
Boston Globe:
Ted Kennedy not in immediate danger; seizure cause sought  —  Senator Edward M. Kennedy was hospitalized today after suffering a seizure, triggering shock in the political world and drawing an outpouring of support from across the nation and the ideological spectrum.
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Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Kennedy undergoing tests after seizure
John M. Broder / New York Times:
Senator Kennedy Is Hospitalized After a Seizure
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 …
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Mark Swanson / Runalong with Pastor Mark:
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Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com
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.
Ali H. Soufan / Washington Post:
Coddling Terrorists In Yemen  —  Seven years after al-Qaeda terrorists Jamal al-Badawi and Fahd al-Quso confessed to me their crucial involvement in the bombing of the USS Cole, and three years after they were convicted in a Yemeni court — where a judge imposed a death sentence on Badawi …
Discussion: Jihad Watch and Israel Matzav
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.
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 …
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 …
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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
 
 
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Paul Maslin / Salon:
How will Barack Obama get to 270?
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Lawrence of Cyberia:
Because Nothing Expresses Patriotism Quite Like A Three Dollar Stars …
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Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Note to Sen. Obama: Wake up and smell the change in Florida
Discussion: TalkLeft
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McCain's courting of youthful voters has limits
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Barack Obama — One of the Nation's 25 “Fittest Guys”
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Taegan Goddard / Political Insider:
Davis Predicts Big Losses for Republicans
 

 
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Rick Porter / The Hollywood Reporter:
Nielsen: the Republican National Convention's final night averaged 25.38M US viewers over 14 outlets, up 7% from 2020; people 55+ were about 72% of the audience

BBC:
A Russian court convicts Evan Gershkovich of espionage and sentences him to 16 years in prison; Wall Street Journal calls the trial a “sham”

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