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6:55 PM ET, May 23, 2008

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Geoff Earle / New York Post:
HILLARY RAISES ASSASSINATION ISSUE  —  DEFENDS LONG-RUNNING CAMPAIGN  —  Hillary Clinton today brought up the assassination of Sen. Robert Kennedy while defending her decision to stay in the race against Barack Obama.  —  “My husband did not wrap up the nomination in 1992 until he won …
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Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Clinton regrets Kennedy assassination remark  —  SIOUX FALLS, S.D. - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton quickly apologized Friday after citing the June 1968 assassination of Robert F. Kennedy in defending her decision to keep running for the Democratic presidential nomination despite increasingly long odds.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Hillary cites RFK assassination in explaining why she's still in race  —  Hillary Clinton today cited the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy during the 1968 presidential campaign to explain why she was remaining in the race despite long odds.  —  “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated …
Discussion: The Swamp, Blogs of War and Macsmind
Philly.com:
In most inclusive count, Clinton has the numbers  —  Lost in the excitement of Barack Obama's coronation this week was an inconvenient fact of Tuesday's results: Hillary Clinton netted approximately 150,000 votes and is now poised to finish the primary season as the popular-vote leader.
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
FORMAL TALKS?  —  CNN is reporting this morning that the Obama and Clinton campaigns are in formal talks about ending her quest for the Democratic nomination and possibly giving her the VP slot.  —  These apparent talks are described by CNN as being in a “very preliminary” stage and as “difficult.”
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Sources: Clinton, Obama supporters discussing exit strategies  —  (CNN) — Several close friends and supporters of Hillary Clinton tell CNN they are pushing for a “graceful exit strategy” that would allow the Clinton and Obama camps to come together, and for the New York senator to save face …
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
IT'S CONFIRMED: Hillary invoked Bobby Kennedy's June assassination as reason it's too early for her to concede in May  —  6:08PM Eugene Robinson just said “her apology adds insult to injury.”  I have the video coming up shortly.  —  6:00PM MSNBC's Keith Olbermann will have a “special comment” tonight about Hillary's horrific words.
Discussion: Slog and Philly.com
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Clinton, Discussing Nomination Battle, Invokes R.F.K. Assassination  —  Updated |  6:11 p.m. SIOUX FALLS, S.D.-Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contests Friday by saying that her husband did not wrap up the nomination until June 1992 and that …
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Stumper
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton mentions Kennedy assassination
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
HILLARY INVOKES RFK ASSASSINATION
Discussion: The Corner and Associated Press
Michelle Malkin:   Hillary's foot-in-mouth moment: Will Bobby Kennedy assassination …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Team Of Rivals Gaining Traction?
Discussion: Eunomia
littlegreenfootballs.com:
Mainstreaming Terrorism to Sell Donuts  —  I didn't believe this story when people first started emailing about it; but sure enough, its true.  Dunkin Donuts, the venerable old fried dough seller, is the latest American firm to casually promote the symbol of Palestinian terrorism and the intifada …
Discussion: Macsmind and The Jawa Report
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Michelle Malkin:
Of donuts and dumb celebrities
Discussion: Wizbang and Wonkette
TPMCafe:
Liberal Pundits Offer Unprecedented Apology  —  Alternate Universe Washington, DC (AUP)—An influential group of liberal pundits and political commentators has formed a new organization to apologize for their columns on Ned Lamont's 2006 challenge to Joe Lieberman (R - Forallintentsandpurposes) and to call for their own resignations.
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
Why I Will No Longer Support John McCain For President  —  I've never been a fan of John McCain.  Not only is he not a conservative, he may have done more damage to the conservative movement than any other Republican over the last few years.  Look back at the Gang-of-14, global warming …
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Cindy McCain had income of $6 million in 2006  —  Cindy McCain had income of just over $6 million in 2006, largely from her control over the Arizona beer distributorship she inherited from her father.  She paid over $1.7 million in taxes.  —  Per AP, she got an extension on her 2007 returns …
Discussion: The Swamp
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Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:   Cindy McCain had $6 million income in 2006
Ali / Think Progress:
McCain: ‘I Recieved The Highest Award From Literally Every Veterans Organization In America’  —  Yesterday, the Senate voted 75-22 to pass Sen. Jim Webb's (D-VA) 21st Century GI Bill, in a rebuke to President Bush, who opposes the measure.  Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) skipped the vote to hold …
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Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
THE VIDEO  —  Everybody's talking about Hillary's RFK remark.  So before getting into what it means, we wanted to share the actual video with you, to draw your own conclusions ...  Late Update: Here is Sen. Clinton's statement clarifying her earlier remarks a few hours later ...
Discussion: The New Republic
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
In 2000, McCain admits he'd be too old to run in 2008  —  As McCain gets ready to release his medical records in a very limited fashion today, I've come across a clip back on 08/01/2000.  He's being interviewed by Jim Lehrer on News Hour and admits that he'd be too old to run in 2008.  —  Download |
Michael C. Bender / Palm Beach Post:
Obama's talk with The Palm Beach Post  —  BOCA RATON — Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama spent time with The Palm Beach Post this morning, talking about the impact of the Florida's primary on his race with Hillary Clinton, whether to seat the state's convention delegates and what a national catastrophe fund should look like.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Taylor Marsh
 
 
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Mary Katharine Ham / TownHall Blog:
MKH Relocation Efforts Underway
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Al Giordano / The Field:
“The Cardoza 40″: Exodus of Clinton Delegates Begins
Lynn Sweet:
Obama's running mate hunt.  Jarrett already looking into transition to White House.
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Hillary Clinton's Meeting With SD Newspaper : The RFK Mention
Sewell Chan / City Room:
Governor Pardons Hip-Hop Pioneer
Discussion: Wonkette
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Hillary's Demise Was All About Iraq
Discussion: Spin Cycle
Michael Dobbs / Fact Checker:
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Sex writing by Franken cited in race