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5:55 PM ET, May 20, 2008


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Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Sen. Kennedy has malignant brain tumor  —  BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has a malignant brain tumor.  —  Doctors for the Massachusetts Democrat say tests conducted after Kennedy suffered a seizure this weekend show a tumor in his left parietal lobe.  Preliminary results from a biopsy …
Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Sen. Edward Kennedy has cancerous brain tumor  —  BOSTON - Sen. Edward M. Kennedy was diagnosed with a cancerous brain tumor Tuesday in what could be the grim final chapter in a life marked by exhilarating triumph and shattering tragedy.  Some experts gave the liberal lion less than a year to live.
Boston Globe:
Senator Kennedy diagnosed with brain tumor; prognosis seen as poor  —  Senator Kennedy was joined in a Mass. General solarium today by his son Patrick; stepson Curran Raclin; son Edward M. Kennedy Jr.; daughter Kara Kennedy; and wife Vicki.  —  US Senator Edward M. Kennedy …
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Kennedy has malignant brain tumor  —  Sen. Edward M. Kennedy's seizure this weekend was caused by a brain tumor, his doctor said this afternoon, but it's not yet clear if he will undergo radiation treatment and chemotherapy to treat the tumor.  —  The tumor, on Kennedy's left parietal lobe …
Kennedy diagnosed with malignant brain tumor  —  Condition found after he was treated for seizure over weekend, doctors say  —  BOSTON - A cancerous brain tumor caused the seizure Sen. Edward M. Kennedy suffered over the weekend, doctors said Tuesday in a grim diagnosis for one of American politics' most enduring figures.
CBS News:
Ted Kennedy Has Malignant Brain Tumor
Discussion: MoJoBlog
Ted Barrett / CNN:
Senate colleagues react to news about Kennedy
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
The Huffington Post:
McCain Confronted With New Iran Gaffe, Gets Facts Wrong Again (VIDEO)  —  Yesterday, Time's Joe Klein noted that he could find no evidence that Sen. Barack Obama had ever specifically said he would negotiate with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: … Later in the day, Klein confronted McCain with this question at a press conference.
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard Blog:
Here's the Video of Obama Saying He'd Meet With A'Jad  —  Joe Klein writes: … I can't say I'm surprised that Time magazine and the Obama campaign managed to miss this clip which completely undermines their shared narrative.  But now we have a new narrative: Obama intends to meet with Ali Khamenei …
Ben / Think Progress:
McCain's New Iran Gaffe: If The ‘Average American’ …
David Brooks / New York Times:
Talking Versus Doing  —  In 1965, Mancur Olson wrote a classic book called “The Logic of Collective Action,” which pointed out that large, amorphous groups are often less powerful politically than small, organized ones.  He followed it up with “The Rise and Decline of Nations.”
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Farm Bill (McCain Opposed It... Shhhh)
Discussion: The Corner and New York Times
John McCain / Chicago Tribune:   Farming for riches  —  It's time to wean ourselves …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
McKinnon To Step Aside From McCain Effort  —  Mark McKinnon, the lead media consultant for Sen. John McCain's (Ariz.) presidential bid, is stepping down from that role — making good on a pledge he made last year not to work against Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) in the fall campaign.
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Key Clinton Constituencies Moving Toward Obama  —  Obama now competitive among women, whites, and the less educated  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking has documented a surge in Democratic voters' support for Barack Obama over Hillary Clinton in recent days …
Jerusalem Post:
‘Bush intends to attack Iran before the end of his term’  —  US President George W. Bush intends to attack Iran in the upcoming months, before the end of his term, Army Radio quoted a senior official in Jerusalem as saying Tuesday.  —  The official claimed that a senior member of the president's entourage …
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
KY DISTRICT SAYS ADVANCED MATH IS ONLY FOR GIRLS.  —  Remember those experimental sex-segregated K-12 programs the New York Times Magazine profiled in March?  You know, the ones that rely upon gender stereotypes to educate young public school students?  Yesterday the ACLU filed a lawsuit …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Lois Romano / Washington Post:
Clinton Puts Up A New Fight  —  The Candidate Confronts Sexism On the Trail and Vows to Battle On  —  Women of all ages and nationalities push against the rope line carrying books and T-shirts, posters and stuffed animals — anything for her to autograph.  They tote huge signs that shout …
Anil Dawar / Guardian:
Teenager faces prosecution for calling Scientology ‘cult’  —  A teenager is facing prosecution for using the word “cult” to describe the Church of Scientology.  —  The unnamed 15-year-old was served the summons by City of London police when he took part in a peaceful demonstration opposite …
Discussion: The Impolitic and Gawker
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
As Primaries End, Clinton Appeals Directly to Blogs  —  As Hillary Rodham Clinton decries the mainstream media for diminishing her chances of capturing the Democratic nomination, she is turning more to the Internet to make her increasingly urgent case.  —  She held her first blogger …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Ben Smith's Blogs
YouTube refuses Lieberman request  —  The chairman of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee today asked Google, the parent company of the popular online video-sharing site, YouTube, to “immediately remove content produced by Islamist terrorist organizations” …
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