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11:30 AM ET, May 24, 2008

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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.
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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:
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 …
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Hillary: I'm sticking around in case Obama gets shot; Update …
Marc Ambinder:
Get Ready, Get Set.... Parse!
CNN:   Clinton apologizes for RFK assassination comment
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 …
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
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 …
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
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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 …
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.
Discussion: Power Line and TIME.com
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Virginia trio draws veep notice  —  Virginia's sudden rise to prominence as a leading “purple” state — a prime candidate for Democrats to pick up in November — has made its top politicians a hot commodity this year.  No fewer than three current or former statewide elected officials …
Discussion: TIME.com
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Proof of global warming!  —  Oh, you skeptics are going to rue the day you doubted global warming!  Hot off of NASA's website, we have undeniable proof of “large-scale global warming,” photographic evidence taken from space that shows the increased temperature generating new, violent storms.
Discussion: The Strata-Sphere
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
 
 
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Beth Reinhard / MiamiHerald.com:
Obama stirs up South Florida crowds
Time:
The War Over Michelle Obama
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Noah Pollak / Commentary:
Down the Memory Hole
Discussion: Power Line and RADAMISTO
SurveyUSA:
Ohio VP Matchups
 Earlier Items: 
Steve Benen / Crooks and Liars:
Are ‘preliminary’ talks underway?
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and CNN
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
Megan McArdle:
Own-to-rent  —  Economics of Contempt is tentatively defending the …
Al Giordano / The Field:
“The Cardoza 40″: Exodus of Clinton Delegates Begins