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10:00 AM ET, May 25, 2008

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Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
On the Road: Clinton's Very Bad Day  —  Friday might have been one of the worst days of Senator Hillary Clinton's political career.  Her campaign, as everyone knows, was already struggling.  But on Friday, she made a reference to Bobby Kennedy's assassination _ a terrible choice of phrase …
Discussion: Salon
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Aaron Bruns / FOX Embeds:
Hillary Brings Up Kennedy Assassination, Press Freaks Out
Discussion: Don Surber and The Confluence
Thers / Firedoglake:
Late Night: The Autumn of Wingnuttia  —  George Packer's New Yorker article asking if conservatives have “run out of ideas” caused quite the stir in the Right Blogosphere this past week.  And right bloggers proved Packer wrong: as it turns out, they didn't have any “ideas” to start with.
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Rush on Goldberg  —  A reader sent me this, I assume it's good-faith accurate: … Me: A few quick points.  Just for the record, I do not see eye-to-eye with Brooks or Frum on all sorts of things about the current state of conservatism.  As for Bill, I'm just not sure where he comes down on various issues.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire and Vox Popoli
Associated Press:
Colombia Government Source Says Top Rebel Leader Is Dead  —  BOGOTA, Colombia — Colombia's Defense Ministry said Saturday that it has information from various intelligence sources that the legendary leader of Latin America's largest guerrilla army is dead.
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
The Columbus Dispatch:
Rev. Rod Parsley withdraws McCain endorsement  —  After saying Friday that he would not withdraw his endorsement of Sen. John McCain, pastor Rod Parsley has changed his mind.  —  The pastor of World Harvest Church, in the Canal Winchester area, issued a statement almost identical …
Times of London:
MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers  —  Islamic terrorists may be targeting mentally disturbed or disabled people in Britain in a bid to form a new “brigade” of home-grown suicide bombers, security officials fear.  —  MI5 and police say the case of Nicky Reilly …
Discussion: Samizdata.net
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Good Luck to ‘War Inc.’  —  From what I'm hearing the screenings of “War Inc.” are doing very well so far this weekend.  If you're in the area, check it out.  —  This clever new movie takes the next logical step in the evolution of the Bush Doctrine.  Instead of sending the US Armed Forces …
Discussion: AlterNet.org
The Daily Howler:
KLEIN PLAYS THE FOOL!  Joe Klein hacked on your side this week.  Josh Marshall praised him for it:  —  IN PRAISE OF VAGUE DREAM-HEADS: This morning, we went to scope a tree house (complete with hanging bridge to the regular house!) constructed by a guy at the bagel joint for his (roughly) eight-year-old daughter.
Gene Maddaus / Daily Breeze:
Housing woes mount for Rep. Laura Richardson  —  FORECLOSURE: South Bay politician has three homes that have gone into default.  —  Rep. Laura Richardson, who lost her Sacramento home in a recent foreclosure auction, has also defaulted on properties in Long Beach and San Pedro, records show.
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Erica Werner / Associated Press:
AP Interview: Calif. congresswoman says home sale ‘improper’
Discussion: L.A. Land
Neil Sinhababu / Washington Monthly:
A FALSE, FALSE SENSE OF NATIONAL SECURITY SECURITY....When you say that your plan is to lull your enemy into a false sense of security, that usually means that you know you're going to lose.  Kind of like the Democrats on national security issues for the early part of this decade …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Michael Goodwin / NY Daily News:
Hillary Clinton's colossal blunder simply the last straw  —  SICK.  Disgusting.  And yet revealing.  Hillary Clinton is staying in the race in the event some nut kills Barack Obama.  —  It could happen, but what definitely has happened is that Clinton has killed her own chances of being vice president.
Nate / FiveThirtyEight.com:
Michigan: What would have happened?  —  I have received a couple dozen requests in my inbox asking me to apply my projection model to the state of Michigan.  How would the vote have turned out if Barack Obama's name was on the ballot?  Would Michigan have behaved more like Wisconsin, which Obama won handily?
Discussion: Liberal Values
Matt Richtel / New York Times:
Cable Prices Keep Rising, and Customers Keep Paying  —  Americans discouraged by higher gas prices and airline fares may decide to spend more vacation time at home, perhaps watching television.  —  But that, too, will cost them more than ever.  —  Cable prices have risen 77 percent since 1996 …
 
 
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Sean Wilentz / The Huffington Post:
Barack Obama and the Unmaking of the Democratic Party
Emily Goodin / The Hill:
Cindy McCain's tax information released
Kevin Ferris / Press Association:
Protesting the Antiwar Protestors
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Larry Rohter / New York Times:
Puerto Rico Gets Its Moment in the Sun (the Political One) as Primary Nears
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Bush scales back McCain events
Los Angeles Times:
Key Al Qaeda figure apparently died in U.S. strike in Pakistan
Howie Klein / Firedoglake:
Blue America Welcomes Regina Thomas (GA-12)
Donald J. Boudreaux / Wall Street Journal:
‘Nothing but Misogynists’  —  Hillary Clinton is now complaining …
 

 
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Andrew Buncombe / The Guardian:
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