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5:00 PM ET, May 22, 2008


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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TOXIC  —  For the last week it's seemed that Sens. Clinton and Obama were adhering to their tacit truce, continuing the primary campaign but avoiding the harsh exchanges that make later party unity a dimmer and dimmer prospect.  Clinton particularly had deescalated her rhetoric.
Avi Zenilman / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Ickes: We want the Michigan uncommitted to stay uncommitted  —  In a conference call with reporters, Clinton Senior Adviser Harold Ickes clarified their position on Michigan — they don't want the 55 “uncommitted” delegates to go to Obama (his name did not appear on the ballot in Michigan).
Karen Tumulty / Time:
What Does Hillary Want?  —  A graceful exit is never easy in a business as fraught with ego and ambition as presidential politics.  Which is why in recent days, quiet calls have started going out to key supporters of Hillary Clinton who are showing signs of wanting to jump ship.
Elizabeth Benjamin / The Daily Politics:
Paterson Sees ‘Desperation’ By Clinton, Disagrees On Florida And Michigan
Discussion: Marc Ambinder and
Jonathan Alter / Newsweek:
Popular Vote Poison
McCain officially rejects Hagee endorsement  —  From CNN Correspondent Brian Todd, CNN's Dugald McConnell, CNN's Rebecca Sinderbrand  —  (CNN) — In the face of mounting controversy over headline-grabbing statements from Pastor John Hagee, CNN has learned presumptive Republican nominee John McCain …
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
MCCAIN REJECTS AND DENOUNCES HAGEE  —  From NBC's Kelly O'Donnell and Mark Murray  —  NBC News has been told that McCain decided to “reject” the endorsement of evangelical pastor John Hagee.  While McCain has denounced some of Hagee's past comments, he had not until today rejected Hagee's actual support.
Ian Bishop / NY Daily News:
I'd like wife to take my seat: Kennedy  —  Ted Kennedy has made clear to confidants that when his time is up, he wants his Senate seat to stay in the family - with his wife, Vicki.  —  Multiple sources in Massachusetts with close ties to the liberal lion say his wife of 16 years has long …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Petraeus: Diplomacy, Not Force, With Iran  —  Army Gen. David H. Petraeus, President Bush's nominee to lead U.S. forces in the Middle East and Central Asia, supports continued U.S. engagement with international and regional partners to find the right mix of diplomatic, economic and military leverage …
Daniel Libit / The Crypt's Blogs:   Code Pink interrupts Petraeus hearing
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Conservatives And The Wrong Problems  —  Ezra Klein: … I think this gets things the wrong way round.  In fact, the argumnent is framed in such a way as to violate conservatism's core insight - and that was also the case with Packer's article (and a lot of what my friends, David Brooks, Reihan Salam and Ross Douthat said in it).
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Burke And Problems  —  I don't disagree with Yuval Levin's point …
Discussion: The Corner
Ali / Think Progress:
Graham: If Republicans Vote Against The 21st Century GI Bill, ‘We Will Get Rewarded In The Next Election’  —  Just over an hour ago, the Senate voted overwhelmingly — a veto-proof 75-22 — to approve Sen. Jim Webb's (D-VA) 21st Century GI Bill, which would expand educational benefits …
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Senate approves war funding, GI bill
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Where right sees bogeyman, GOP sens. see go-to guy  —  Despite his reputation outside Washington as a liberal ideologue, Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) is revered by his adversaries on Capitol Hill for being the chamber's greatest dealmaker and Republicans sensed his absence as much as Democrats did Wednesday.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Kennedy: A Little Like Everyone, a Lot Like No One Else
New York Times:
Kennedy Talked, Khrushchev Triumphed  —  IN his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy expressed in two eloquent sentences, often invoked by Barack Obama, a policy that turned out to be one of his presidency's — indeed one of the cold war's — most consequential: “Let us never negotiate out of fear.
Marc Ambinder:
Quietly, Obama Begins The Quest To Find A Running Mate  —  Very quietly, Sen. Barack Obama has begun the process that will end in his choosing a running mate, Democrats inside and outside the campaign said.  —  Obama has sworn a small group of his senior staff to secrecy.
Brad Friedman / The BRAD BLOG:
KARL ROVE SUBPOENAED BY HOUSE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN SIEGELMAN CASE  —  Just sent to The BRAD BLOG by John Conyers' office...  For Immediate Release: May 22, 2008  —  Conyers Subpoenas Karl Rove  —  (Washington, DC)-Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) …
Jodi Kantor / New York Times:
Many Florida Jews Express Doubts on Obama  —  BOYNTON BEACH, Fla. — At the Aberdeen Golf and Country Club on Sunday, the fountains were burbling, the man-made lakes were shining, and Shirley Weitz and Ruth Grossman were debating why Jews in this gated neighborhood of airy retirement homes feel …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Ellen DeGeneres weds: McCain walks me?  —  Ellen DeGeneres, who hosts a popular daytime television talk show and has announced on-air that she will marry her girlfriend, broached the question of gay marriage today with Republican John McCain, the party's presumptive presidential nominee.
The Politico:
Viral e-mails attack Obama's life story  —  The main obstacle standing between Barack Obama and the White House was distilled into five words by a local television correspondent in South Charleston, W.Va., earlier this month.  —  Prefacing a question about the challenges of winning over white …
Discussion: PrestoPundit
New York Times:
McCain Set to Release Health Data on Friday  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain is set to release 400 pages of medical records, including documents related to his melanoma surgery in August 2000, to a tightly controlled group of reporters on the Friday before Memorial Day weekend.
Discussion: Hot Air, MSNBC and
Michael Scherer / Swampland:
Controlling The McCain Medical Release (Updated w/ McCain Campaign Response)
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Emily Gould / New York Times:
Exposed  —  Back in 2006, when I was 24, my life was cozy and safe.  I had just been promoted to associate editor at the publishing house where I'd been working since I graduated from college, and I was living with my boyfriend, Henry, and two cats in a grubby but spacious two-bedroom apartment in Greenpoint, Brooklyn.
Discussion: Ross Douthat and Gawker
Vice Presidential Matchups: Virginia  —  Here's a look at our May 2008 4×4 matrix of Vice Presidential possibilities in Virginia.  —  There's a finite limit to the number of names we can test in a given poll; we're aware not naming Jim Webb in Virginia (or Bill Richardson in New Mexico, among others) seems an oversight.
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Justin Ewers / US News:
New Poll Finds Big Shift Toward Obama
Discussion: and Daily Kos
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
If CNN won't go to them, they'll go to CNN
Discussion: The Swamp
Joby Warrick / Washington Post:
Ex-CIA Official Indicted Over Agency Job for Mistress
Discussion: Emptywheel
Andrew Stuttaford / The Corner:
Revolutionary Defeatism (ctd)
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Canada to deserters: Get lost
Why Is the DNC Ignoring MI's Citizens' Legal Complaints about the Cluster$%@#?
Matthew Yglesias:
McSame?  —  Here's a provocative point from Sidney Blumenthal:
Discussion: Washington Monthly
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Steven Mufson / Washington Post:
Skyrocketing Oil Prices Stump Experts
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The California marriage decision and basic civics
Talal Al-Khatib / Political Radar:
Webb: Affirmative Action Behind Obama Woes
Adam C. Smith / St. Petersburg Times:
Obama suggests halving Florida delegation
Todd McCarthy / Variety:
CHE  —  A Warner Bros. Intl.  Release (in France) …
Discussion: LIBERTAS
Robert Novak / Real Clear Politics:
McCain Won't Play by Obama's Rules
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Obama's Troubling Instincts