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2:30 AM ET, May 24, 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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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:
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.
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 . . .
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 …
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
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary: I'm sticking around in case Obama gets shot; Update: I had Teddy on my mind, says Hillary; Update: Hillary said same thing in March; Update: No thrill up Matthews' leg; Update: RFK Jr. defends  —  Reserve judgment on this one for the time being.  Drudge is blaring it but he's knee-deep in the tank for Obama.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Political Radar
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 …
Anne E. Kornblut / Washington Post:
Clinton Sorry For Remark About RFK Assassination
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
John Aravosis / AMERICAblog:
IT'S CONFIRMED: Hillary invoked Bobby Kennedy's June assassination …
Discussion: Slog and Philly.com
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
Hillary Plays the Assassination Card
Discussion: PeterDavid.net
Michelle Malkin:
Hillary's foot-in-mouth moment: Will Bobby Kennedy assassination …
Discussion: Political Radar
Deacon / Power Line:
ANOTHER SILLY SEASON NON-STORY
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton says she regrets assassination reference
Discussion: Sadly, No!
CNN:   Clinton apologizes for RFK assassination comment
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Clinton, Discussing Nomination Battle, Invokes R.F.K. Assassination
Discussion: Stumper, MyDD and The Democratic Daily
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
HILLARY INVOKES RFK ASSASSINATION
Discussion: Pajamas Media, The Corner and MyDD
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.
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 …
Discussion: TalkLeft and Oliver Willis
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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
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.
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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