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7:55 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 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.
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.
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:
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
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.”
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
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton says she regrets assassination reference
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Deacon / Power Line:   ANOTHER SILLY SEASON NON-STORY
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
IT'S CONFIRMED: Hillary invoked Bobby Kennedy's June assassination …
Discussion: MyDD, Philly.com and Slog
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
HILLARY INVOKES RFK ASSASSINATION
Discussion: Associated Press, The Corner and MyDD
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Clinton, Discussing Nomination Battle, Invokes R.F.K. Assassination
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Stumper
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
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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.
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
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 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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