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10:05 AM ET, May 19, 2008


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The Trail:
Record Obama Crowd, the Size of a City  —  Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) speaks to people at Waterfront Park in Portland, Ore., May 18, 2008.  (Associated Press)  —  By Matthew Mosk  —  PORTLAND, Ore. — Sen. Barack Obama has seen his share of large crowds …
Edward Walsh / Oregonian:
Bill Clinton urges Oregon ‘make your voices heard’
Discussion: The Trail and The Politico
Larry Rohter / The Caucus:
Obama Draws Record Crowd in Oregon
Discussion: The Impolitic and Group News Blog
New York Times:
Obama Draws Huge Crowd in Oregon as Clinton Courts Kentucky
Discussion: The Caucus, The Swamp and The Page
Charlie Burr / BlueOregon:
Massive Obama waterfront rally: Largest in Oregon history
Discussion: American Street and HorsesAss.Org
William Kristol / New York Times:
McCain Exceptionalism  —  Last Tuesday, Republicans lost another Congressional seat in a special election — their third such defeat in two months.  On Wednesday I received an acerbic e-mail message from a disgusted young G.O.P. loyalist: “I just have to say that Republicans are a dumb party that chooses stupid candidates.
Discussion: Shakesville, TBogg and The Page
Agence France Presse:
Obama camp spies endgame in Oregon  —  WASHINGTON (AFP) — Barack Obama set his sights on November's general election Saturday as he campaigned in Oregon, where he hopes to declare victory in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  Obama has said Tuesday's primaries in Oregon …
David G. Savage / Los Angeles Times:   John McCain and Barack Obama: Two visions of the Supreme Court
Steve Chapman / Real Clear Politics:
Unwise Haste on Gay Marriage
Discussion: American Spectator
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Feud Fuels Bill O'Reilly's Blasts at GE  —  Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News star, is mounting an extraordinary televised assault on the chief executive of General Electric, calling him a “pinhead” and a “despicable human being” who bears responsibility for the deaths of American soldiers in Iraq.
William Bradley / The Huffington Post:
Obama And Clinton's California Kumbaya  —  For those on the far right hoping for blood in the streets of Denver, Sunday's meeting of the California delegation to the Democatic National Convention was very bad news.  Because of its size, California is sending even more Hillary Clinton delegates …
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Stranded in Suburbia  —  I have seen the future, and it works.  —  O.K., I know that these days you're supposed to see the future in China or India, not in the heart of “old Europe.”  —  But we're living in a world in which oil prices keep setting records, in which the idea …
Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama: No victory declaration Tuesday  —  MILWAUKIE, Ore. - Concerned about appearing presumptuous or antagonistic towards Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barack Obama will not declare victory in the Democratic nomination fight Tuesday in the event he wins enough pledged delegates to claim a majority.
Walter Pincus / Washington Post:
Keeping Secrets: In Presidential Memo, A New Designation for Classifying Information  —  Sometime in the next few years, if a memorandum signed by President Bush this month ever goes into effect, one government official talking to another about information on terrorists will have to begin by saying …
Elaine McArdle / Boston Globe:
The freedom to say ‘no’  —  Why aren't there more women in science and engineering?  Controversial new research suggests: They just aren't interested.  —  WHEN IT COMES to the huge and persistent gender gap in science and technology jobs, the finger of blame has pointed in many directions …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Gender Issue Lives On as Clinton's Hopes Dim  —  With each passing day, it seems a little less likely that the next president of the United States will wear a skirt — or a cheerful, no-nonsense pantsuit.  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is now in what most agree are the waning days …
Michael S. Malone / Wall Street Journal:
The Next American Frontier  —  The entire world seems to be heading toward points of inflection.  The developing world is embarking on the digital age.  The developed world is entering the Internet era.  And the United States, once again at the vanguard, is on the verge of becoming the world's first Entrepreneurial Nation.
Discussion: EconLog
Neela Banerjee / New York Times:
Dancing the Night Away, With a Higher Purpose  —  COLORADO SPRINGS — In their floor-length gowns, up-dos and tiaras, the 70 or so young women swept past two harpists and into a gilt-and-brocade dining room at the lavish Broadmoor Hotel, on the arms of their much older male companions.
John R. Bolton / Wall Street Journal:
Bring On the Foreign Policy Debate  —  President Bush's speech to Israel's Knesset, where he equated “negotiat[ing] with the terrorists and radicals” to “the false comfort of appeasement,” drew harsh criticism from Barack Obama and other Democratic leaders.  They apparently thought the president …
Discussion: Jules Crittenden and Betsy's Page
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Bryan Bissell / Politicker WA:
Superdelegate Pelz to back Obama
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Kevin Sack / New York Times:
Doctors Say 'I'm Sorry' Before ‘See You in Court’
Omar Sinan / Associated Press:
Bin Laden lashes out at Arab leaders
Discussion: The Seminal and Jihad Watch
Alex Blaze / The Bilerico Project:
Obama's so gay
Discussion: Althouse and KIKO'S HOUSE
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads Clinton by 11 Points
McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Big GOP losses in Congress likely, even if McCain wins
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New York Times:
McCain to Rely on Party Money Against Obama
Discussion: Firedoglake
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Obama and the Jews
Chuck Plunkett / Denver Post:
Record crowd shows signs of rift
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Annoyed at lobbyist issue, McCain camp plays Ayers card
Andrew E. Kramer / New York Times:
U.S. General Apologizes for Desecration of Koran
Susan Milligan / Boston Globe:
As Clinton chances wane, old slights come due
Steve Boriss / Pajamas Media:
Is the Associated Press Good for America?