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11:15 PM ET, May 21, 2008

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Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Clinton may take delegate fight to convention … BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) - Hillary Rodham Clinton says she is willing to take her fight to seat Florida and Michigan delegates to the convention if the two states want to go that far.  In an interview with The Associated Press …
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Avi Zenilman / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton compares the Florida and Michigan fight to civil rights movement  —  My colleague Ken Vogel reports: … She said “there's a reason why so many have fought so hard and sacrificed so much.  It's because they knew that to be a citizen of this country is to have the right and responsibility to help shape its future.
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Shameless  —  The Clintons know no respect for rules or propriety or restraint in the pursuit of power.  But Clinton's latest speech in Florida should cause even veteran Clinton-hating jaws to drop some more: … How do you respond to a sociopath like this?
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Clinton's Shocking Florida Gambit  —  Hillary Clinton's rhetoric today about counting the results in Florida and Michigan is simply incredible.  Her speech compares discounting the Florida and Michigan primaries to vote suppression and slavery: … It's worth repeating: They supported this “disenfranchisement.”
Brendan Farrington / Associated Press:
Obama faults McCain; Clinton mulls delegate fight  —  TAMPA, Fla. - Barack Obama criticized likely general election rival John McCain on Wednesday where it could hurt most — the Arizona senator's reputation as a champion of ethics.  Hillary Rodham Clinton, meanwhile, raised the possibility …
Toby Harnden / Telegraph:
US elections: Barack Obama juggernaut ‘will crush John McCain’  —  Senator Barack Obama has established a battle-tested 50-state grassroots organisation and fundraising “juggernaut” that will crush John McCain in November, according to his senior advisers.  —  With the Illinois senator …
Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Clinton Desperate to Count Votes, Compares Fla. Primary to Zimbabwe  —  From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:  —  SUNRISE, FLA. — Desperate to get attention for her cause to seat Florida and Michigan delegates, Hillary Clinton compared the plight of Zimbabweans in their recent fraudulent election …
Discussion: Balloon Juice and Balkinization
Mark Halperin / TIME.com:
Transcript of Clinton's Remarks in Boca Raton, Florida
Krooney / TIME.com:
Clinton Makes Baldest/Boldest Appeal to Florida and Michigan Voters
Discussion: AMERICAblog and The New Republic
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Clinton launches new Fla., Mich. offensives
Discussion: AMERICAblog and The Daily Dish
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
CLINTON'S FLORIDA-MICHIGAN PUSH
Discussion: The Jed Report and AMERICAblog
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
McCain to Meet 3 Possible Running Mates  —  Senator John McCain is planning to meet this weekend with at least three potential Republican running mates at a gathering at his ranch in Arizona, suggesting that he is stepping up his search for a vice president now that the Democratic contest …
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Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:   McCain to host possible veeps at Ariz. home
Peter Viles / L.A. Land:
Congresswoman denies foreclosure report  —  Update: California Rep. Laura Richardson today denied a published report that her $535,000 Sacramento home had slipped into foreclosure, saying she had renegotiated her loan to keep the home.  —  The house “... is not in foreclosure and has NOT been seized …
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Anthony York / Capitol Weekly:
Foreclosure tale shows that nobody is immune from crisis  —  As the real estate market softened in 2007, the new owner of a three-bedroom, 1,600-square-foot house in Sacramento's Curtis Park neighborhood ran into trouble.  The house that was purchased for $535,000 in January had lost equity.
Michelle Malkin:   A Democrat congresswoman bails on her half-million-dollar-plus, second-home mortgage
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Backer Hagee Said Hitler Was Fulfilling God's Will (AUDIO)  —  John Hagee, the controversial evangelical leader and endorser of Sen. John McCain, argued in a late 1990s sermon that the Nazis had operated on God's behalf to chase the Jews from Europe and shepherd them to Palestine.
Liza / culturekitchen:
David Gergen and CNN pundits challenge Hillary Clinton to denounce the racist vote [UPDATED 2]  —  [ Editorial Note: Now we have the important part of the transcript. ]  —  This is one of those historic TV moments that people will be talking about for a long time.  And let me tell you, I lost it as it was happening.
Yochi J. Dreazen / Wall Street Journal:
U.S. Delays Report on Iran Arms  —  WASHINGTON — The U.S. military, in a shift, has postponed the release of a report detailing allegations of Iranian support for Iraqi insurgents, according to people familiar with the matter.  —  The military had initially planned to publicize …
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Marc Ambinder:
Linda Douglass Joins The Obama Campaign  —  Linda Douglass, an award-winning television and print journalist who currently serves as a contributing editor to National Journal, will join Barack Obama's presidential campaign as a senior strategist and as a senior campaign spokesperson on the roadshow, a newly created position.
Megan McArdle:
Are conservatives out of ideas?  —  Liberals got made when this question was asked about them four years ago.  But I'll admit it—in my opinion, the conservatarian coalition is basically out of ammo.  A basic commitment to free markets was enough to hold the coalition together through communism and into the current decade.
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David Stout / New York Times:
House Override of Farm Bill Veto Is Only the 2nd in Bush's Presidency  —  WASHINGTON — The House voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to override President Bush's veto of the $307 billion farm bill, just the second override in his presidency.  —  The 316-to-108 House vote was far …
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
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Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:   Clerical error leads to Farm Bill confusion
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
The Autopsy Report  —  Exploring the political reasons for Hillary Clinton's defeat.  —  Tuesday's results replicated much of the Democratic race during the last two months.  Hillary Clinton once more showed her strength and Barack Obama's weakness among white working class voters …
 
 
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