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2:00 PM ET, May 23, 2008

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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.”
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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary's Top Fundraising Official Says There's “Risk” Of Obama Loss If She Isn't Invited To Be Veep  —  In a move that could foreshadow a public push from the Hillary forces to get Barack Obama to invite her on the ticket, Hillary's top campaign fundraising official said in an interview that there's a …
Maggie Haberman / New York Post:
GROUNDSWELL OF CALLS FOR O-HILL UNION
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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Michelle Malkin:
Shamnesty John McCain is back in full force: No, he never “got the message”  —  First, my friends, a reminder of what was printed right here on January 23, 2008: … And, now, straight from the campaign trail with Arnold “Move Left” Schwarzenegger, McCain has shed every last pretense that he …
Jazz Shaw / The Moderate Voice:
McCain's Second U-Turn on Immigration Reform
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
Bad day for John McCain, Part II: anger management  —  When a candidate has well-known anger-management issues, he really needs to be careful about the tone of his statements.  —  Today, John McCain was one of only three Senators who failed to show up for the debate and vote on Sen. Jim Webb's improved GI Bill.
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Margaret Talev / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
In fall preview, McCain slams Obama on military service  —  WASHINGTON — Republican John McCain launched a harsh attack on Democrat Barack Obama's lack of military credentials Thursday, charging that the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination has “zero understanding” of veteran's issues.
Joseph R. Biden Jr / Wall Street Journal:
Republicans and Our Enemies  —  On Wednesday, Joe Lieberman wrote on this page that the Democratic Party he and I grew up in has drifted far from the foreign policy espoused by Franklin Roosevelt, Harry Truman and John Kennedy.  —  In fact, it is the policies that President George W. Bush has pursued …
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.
Frank Ahrens / Washington Post:
More Than 100 Post Journalists Take Buyout  —  More than 100 Washington Post reporters, editors, photographers, artists and other journalists will take early retirement packages offered by the company as a way to cut costs, reducing the newsroom staff by at least 10 percent.
Discussion: Gawker and BuzzMachine
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Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:   The Declining American Newspaper: Buyouts At The Washington Post
Associated Press:
McCain appears cancer-free, healthy  —  FOUNTAIN HILLS, Ariz. - Three-time melanoma survivor John McCain appears cancer-free, has a strong heart and is in otherwise general good health, according to eight years of medical records reviewed by The Associated Press.
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Alpha Geeks  —  In 1950, Dr. Seuss published a book called “If I Ran the Zoo.”  It contained the sentence: “I'll sail to Ka-Troo, and bring back an IT-KUTCH, a PREEP, and a PROO, a NERKLE, a NERD, and a SEERSUCKER, too!”  According to the psychologist David Anderegg …
Linda Greenhouse / New York Times:
At Supreme Court, 5-to-4 Rulings Fade, but Why?  —  WASHINGTON — Where have all the 5-to-4 decisions gone?  —  And whatever happened to the “Kennedy Court”?  —  A year ago at this time, the Supreme Court had decided 13 cases by votes of 5 to 4, out of 41 total decisions.
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Jonathan Adler / The Volokh Conspiracy:   WHERE'D THE 5-4 SPLITS GO?  Linda Greenhouse's exploration …
Charles Krauthammer / Real Clear Politics:
Obama's Growing Gaffe  —  WASHINGTON — When the House of Representatives takes up arms against $4 gas by voting 324-84 to sue OPEC, you know that election-year discourse has gone surreal.  Another unmistakable sign is when a presidential candidate makes a gaffe, then, realizing it is too egregious …
Chris Suellentrop / The Opinionator:
And Paul Begala for Vice President?  —  “Tucker Carlson for president?”  That's the headline at the personal blog for Brendan Nyhan, a former Spinsanity editor who is now a graduate student in political science at Duke.  Nyhan says that Carlson, the former “Crossfire” host and former writer …
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 |
 
 
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James W. Pindell / Politicker NH:
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Discussion: TIME.com
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Will Sistani Declare Jihad on US?
Cathleen Decker / Los Angeles Times:
Californians narrowly reject gay marriage
Digby / Hullabaloo:
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Michael Luo / The Caucus:
McCain Judges Obama, That ‘Young Man’
New York Times:
Talking With the Enemy  —  Everybody knew President Bush …
Aaron Blake / The Hill:
Sex writing by Franken cited in race
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