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10:10 AM ET, May 24, 2008

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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:
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Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Sorry For Remark About RFK Assassination  —  Comment Was Made in Reference to Primaries  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Friday invoked the 1968 assassination of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy in explaining her decision to remain in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination …
Keith Olbermann / MSNBC:
Clinton, you invoked a political nightmare  —  Olbermann: Referencing RFK's assassination as a reason for staying in the race is unforgiveable  —  SPECIAL COMMENT  —  Asked if her continuing fight for the nomination against Senator Obama hurts the Democratic party, Sen. Hillary Clinton replied, “I don't.
Rasmussen Reports:
Fewer Democrats Want Hillary to Drop Out  —  As Barack Obama inches closer to formally wrapping up the Democratic Presidential Nomination, the number of Democrats who want Hillary Clinton to drop out of the race has declined.  The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds …
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Are We Overreacting To the RFK Statement?  —  It turns out that Hillary Clinton said something similar regarding RFK and the 1968 race in a Time Magazine interview in March 2008, but there was not an uproar then.  Here is what she said in March: … More . . .
Devlin Barrett / Associated Press:
Clinton regrets RFK assassination remark
CNN:   Clinton apologizes for RFK assassination comment
Michelle Malkin:
Hillary's foot-in-mouth moment: Will Bobby Kennedy assassination …
Discussion: MSNBC, Swampland and Slog
Jonathan Darman / Newsweek:
A new NEWSWEEK Poll underscores Obama's racial challenge.  —  Even as he closes in on the Democratic nomination for the presidency, Sen. Barack Obama is facing lingering problems winning the support of white voters—including some in his own party.  In a new NEWSWEEK Poll of registered voters …
Julia Preston / New York Times:
270 Illegal Immigrants Sent to Prison in Federal Push  —  WATERLOO, Iowa — In temporary courtrooms at a fairgrounds here, 270 illegal immigrants were sentenced this week to five months in prison for working at a meatpacking plant with false documents.  —  The prosecutions, which ended Friday …
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Jesse Ventura Schools Pat Buchanan on Gay Marriage  —  On “Verdict” last night, former Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura made the perfect case as to why same-sex marriage is a civil rights issue and that the federal government has no right to tell you “who you can fall in love with.”
Discussion: MSNBC
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard:
In the Driver's Seat  —  Condoleezza Rice and the jettisoning of the Bush Doctrine.  —  Shortly before 10 A.M. on October 9, 2006, George W. Bush read a statement from the Diplomatic Reception Room at the White House.  He fixed his face to look resolute.  The previous day …
Discussion: Power Line
Cathleen Decker / Los Angeles Times:
Obama would take California in November, Times/KTLA poll finds  —  Clinton would also defeat McCain in the fall, but by a smaller margin.  The survey comes less than four months after Obama's loss in the state primary.  —  Less than four months after losing the California primary …
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.
Chris Dolmetsch / Bloomberg:
Clinton Campaign in Talks With Obama About VP Slot, CNN Says  —  U.S. Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign is in formal talks with Senator Barack Obama's campaign about becoming his vice presidential running mate, CNN reported, without citing anyone specific.
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Steve Benen / Crooks and Liars:   Are ‘preliminary’ talks underway?
The Huffington Post:
Nico Pitney and Sam Stein  —  Two of Sen. John McCain's top campaign chairmen are serving on the board of an independent organization that is behind a new attack ad against Sen. Barack Obama, an apparent violation of the Arizona Republican's new conflict of interest policy.
Rebecca Walker / Daily Mail:
How my mother's fanatical views tore us apart  —  She's revered as a trail-blazing feminist and author Alice Walker touched the lives of a generation of women.  A champion of women's rights, she has always argued that motherhood is a form of servitude.  But one woman didn't buy in to Alice's beliefs - her daughter, Rebecca, 38.
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Michelle Malkin:
Alice Walker's daughter exposes the cruel narcissism of a feminist icon
Discussion: protein wisdom
Noah Pollak / Commentary:
Down the Memory Hole  —  Imagine, for a moment, that you are the book review editor of a major newspaper, and a book has been written by someone who was a high-level public official deeply involved in what has been the biggest and most controversial story of the past half-decade.
Discussion: Power Line and RADAMISTO
 
 
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THE VIDEO  —  Everybody's talking about Hillary's RFK remark.
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