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2:00 PM ET, May 24, 2008


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Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Clinton Remark on Kennedy's Killing Stirs Uproar  —  BRANDON, S.D. — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton defended staying in the Democratic nominating contest on Friday by pointing out that her husband had not wrapped up the nomination until June 1992, adding, “We all remember Bobby Kennedy was assassinated in June in California.”
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.
Aaron Bruns / FOX Embeds:
Hillary Brings Up Kennedy Assassination, Press Freaks Out
Discussion: The Confluence
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
GOP strategists mull McCain ‘blowout’  —  It sounds crazy at first.  Amid dire reports about the toxic political environment for Republican candidates and the challenges facing John McCain, many top GOP strategists believe he can defeat Barack Obama — and by a margin exceeding President Bush's Electoral College victory in 2004.
Matt Apuzzo / Associated Press:
US residents in military brigs?  Govt says it's war  —  WASHINGTON - If his cell were at Guantanamo Bay, the prisoner would be just one of hundreds of suspected terrorists detained offshore, where the U.S. says the Constitution does not apply.  —  But Ali Saleh Kahlah al-Marri is a U.S. resident …
Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Lack of Progress in McCain's Bid Is G.O.P. Concern  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain's presidential campaign is in a troubled stretch, hindered by resignations of staff members, a lagging effort to build a national campaign organization and questions over whether he has taken full advantage …
Discussion: TalkLeft and
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 and Pat Dollard
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McCain/Bush Fundraiser Moved To Smaller Quarters Due To Poor Ticket Sales/Fears Of Protest  —  A Tuesday fundraiser headlined by President Bush for U.S. Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign is being moved out of the Phoenix Convention Center.  —  Sources familiar with the situation …
New York Times:
Tight Control on Files and Shortened Question Period  —  WASHINGTON — Senator John McCain released his medical records on Friday under tightly controlled circumstances, allowing them to be reviewed by a small group of reporters from news organizations that his campaign chose.
Discussion: Hot Air and
New York Times:
Sen. McCain's Agents of Intolerance  —  It took a long time for him to do it, but Senator John McCain has finally rejected the endorsements of two evangelical ministers — one whose bizarre and hate-filled sermons deeply offended both Catholics and Jews and the other who has used his pulpit to attack Muslims.
Discussion: TownHall Blog and KnoxViews
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 …
Beth Reinhard /
Obama stirs up South Florida crowds  —  Presidential contender Barack Obama promised Florida voters he wouldn't be a stranger anymore if he clinches the Democratic nomination.  —  AIM  —  —  Barack Obama whipped up some Cuban-American leaders in Miami …
Discussion: TalkLeft, and Corrente
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 …
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