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1:35 PM ET, May 25, 2008


 Top Items: 
Hillary Clinton / NY Daily News:
Hillary: Why do I continue to run  —  This past Friday, during a meeting with a newspaper editorial board, I was asked about whether I was going to continue in the presidential race.  —  I made clear that I was - and that I thought the urgency to end the 2008 primary process was unprecedented.
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Hillary Clinton and the non-apology.
John F. Harris / The Politico:
Media hype: How small stories become big news  —  The signature defect of modern political journalism is that it has shredded the ideal of proportionality.  —  Important stories, sometimes the product of months of serious reporting, that in an earlier era would have captured the attention …
Discussion: The Fix, Washington Wire and The Trail
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Obama: Clinton's RFK remark fatigue  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico— Barack Obama said Saturday that he accepted rival Hillary Clinton's explanation that she made an innocent gaffe in citing Robert F. Kennedy's June 1968 assassination as a justification for continuing her long-shot bid for the Democratic presidential nomination into June.
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: Emptywheel, The Impolitic and Salon
Dotcomabc / Political Punch:
The Fallacy of Clinton's 1968 Analogy
Discussion: The Jed Report
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Trouble brewing in N.Y. for Clinton  —  Black leaders say that if Hillary Rodham Clinton returns as senator, she'll need to heal racial wounds her campaign has inflicted.  —  Even as she continues her longshot presidential bid, Hillary Rodham Clinton faces a political rift in New York …
Discussion: Corrente
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Conservatism's Safety Net  —  FDL's Thers is piling on the “has conservatism run out of ideas” bandwagon and inadvertently helped demonstrate why conservatism will never die.  —  The piece is entitled “The Autumn of Wingnuttia” and doesn't disappoint.  He dismisses “a belief in free markets …
Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
Obama's Lobbyist Connection  —  When Illinois utility Commonwealth Edison wanted state lawmakers to back a hefty rate hike two years ago, it took a creative lobbying approach, concocting a new outfit that seemed devoted to the public interest: Consumers Organized for Reliable Electricity, or CORE.
Discussion: protein wisdom and Hot Air
Neil Asher Silberman / Washington Post:
Real Archaeologists Don't Wear Fedoras  —  After 17 years, Hollywood's most famous archaeologist is back in action.  Now grayer and a bit creakier, Indiana Jones is again hacking his way through thick jungles, careering wildly in car chases and scrambling through dark tunnels to snatch …
Discussion: protein wisdom
Sex swap approved for girl, 12  —  A JUDGE has allowed a 12-year-old Victorian girl to start a taxpayer-funded sex swap, despite objections from the child's father.  —  The girl has begun court-approved hormone treatment in the first step toward a complete gender switch.
Gallup Daily: Obama 52%, Clinton 44%  —  In fall ballots Obama ties McCain while Clinton leads  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking from May 21-23 finds 52% of national Democratic voters favoring Barack Obama to be the party's presidential nominee, compared with 44% choosing Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Hubris  —  If the article I post about below is an indication of the attitude that now permeates in the Barack Obama campaign, he may be headed for a hard fall.  The Obama camp seem to underestimate the divide in the Party and the strong feelings of the millions and millions of Hillary Clinton supporters.
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Ezra Levant:
Debating the CHRC's Ian Fine: “there can't be enough laws against hate”
Alex Williams / New York Times:
It's Not a Campaign, It's a Mission
Sam Graham-Felsen / Barack Obama:
Renewing U.S. Leadership in the Americas
Mary Flood / Houston Chronicle:
Lawyers cry foul in FLDS seizures
Fausta / Fausta's blog:
Colombia's big news: “Tirofijo” FARC leader ‘dead’ says military
Jim Yardley / New York Times:
Chinese Are Left to Ask Why Schools Fell
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Associated Press:
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Times of London:
MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers
Kevin Ferris / Press Association:
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Discussion: Atlas Shrugs and Flopping Aces
The Columbus Dispatch:
Rev. Rod Parsley withdraws McCain endorsement
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Good Luck to ‘War Inc.’

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