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8:45 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 RFK 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.
Karen Tumulty / Swampland:
Hillary's Bizarre RFK Comment  —  Though she has now apologized for that very strange and tasteless comment to the Argus-Leader, this was not the first time she's said it.  This from her interview with TIME Managing Editor Richard Stengel, published March 6:
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 …
Marc Ambinder:
Get Ready, Get Set.... Parse!  —  Hillary Clinton, speaking to the editorial board of the Sioux Falls Argus-Leader, rejected calls for her to exit the presiedential race, citing her husband's example (Jerry Brown was on fumes, really) and RFK's assassination in June as reasons why a premature withdrawal would be ahistorical.
Discussion: The Daily Dish
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 …
Michelle Malkin:
Hillary's foot-in-mouth moment: Will Bobby Kennedy assassination remarks be the final nail?  —  Stick a fork in her.  She may, at long last, be done.  —  Or will she?  I'll put up a poll, but first, here are the reports of her Bobby Kennedy allusion in an Argus Leader editorial board meeting this afternoon.
Discussion: TalkLeft
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 and Spin Cycle
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  —  6:29PM Rachel Maddow explains what the superdelegates should take away from this episode:  —  6:08PM Eugene Robinson just said “her apology adds insult to injury.”
Discussion: MyDD, Philly.com, Slog and Interesting Times
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton says she regrets assassination reference
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Deacon / Power Line:   ANOTHER SILLY SEASON NON-STORY
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
HILLARY INVOKES RFK ASSASSINATION
Discussion: The Corner, Associated Press and MyDD
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Are We Overreacting To the RFK Statement?
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Clinton, Discussing Nomination Battle, Invokes R.F.K. Assassination
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Stumper
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   Hillary Clinton's Meeting With SD Newspaper : The RFK Mention
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.
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David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
FORMAL TALKS?  —  CNN is reporting this morning that the Obama …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:   Hillary Accuses Obama Campaign Of Being Behind Stories About “Talks” Between Camps
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Clinton And Obama Camps: CNN Report Of “Talks” Between Campaigns Is 100% False
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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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 …
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Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Kanjorski says Dems were insincere about ending war
J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
McCain picks former Reagan official to head VP search  —  Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) has tapped a former Reagan administration official to head his campaign's search for a vice presidential nominee.  —  Senate Republican Conference Chairman Lamar Alexander (Tenn.) told The Hill that Arthur Culvahouse …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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.
Discussion: Salon and Newshoggers.com
Al Giordano / The Field:
“The Cardoza 40″: Exodus of Clinton Delegates Begins  —  The endorsement by US Rep. Dennis Cardoza (D-California) of Obama today sends an extremely firm message to the Clinton campaign, and not only because he was, until today, a Clinton superdelegate.
Discussion: American Street
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
 
 
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