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5:10 PM ET, May 25, 2008

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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.
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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: Don Surber, The Trail and RADAMISTO
Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Obama: Clinton's RFK remark fatigue
Washington Wire:
How Clinton's Comments Didn't — Then Did — Catch Fire
Dotcomabc / Political Punch:
The Fallacy of Clinton's 1968 Analogy
Discussion: The Jed Report and PoliBlog (TM)
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
On the Road: Clinton's Very Bad Day
Discussion: The Impolitic, Emptywheel and Salon
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.
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 and Big Brass Blog
presstv.ir:
‘Ayatollah will not allow US-Iraq deal’  —  Iraq's most revered Shia cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani has strongly objected to a ‘security accord’ between the US and Iraq.  —  The Grand Ayatollah has reiterated that he would not allow Iraq to sign such a deal with “the US occupiers” …
Kim Chipman / Bloomberg:
Obama Asks Wesleyan Students to Serve Their Country  —  Barack Obama, standing in for Senator Edward M. Kennedy as commencement speaker at Wesleyan University, invoked the Kennedy family's legacy of public service and challenged students to look beyond material gains and work for our “collective salvation.”
Bill Scher / The Huffington Post:
McCain Campaign Lies About The Polls  —  The NY Times today quotes a McCain campaign adviser defending the campaign's performance because even though “the Republican Party brand is very, very badly damaged, ... Senator McCain is running even or ahead of Senator Obama in most national polls.”
Matt / Think Progress:
Stephanopoulos Does What Fox News Refuses To Do, Identifies Rove As An Informal McCain Adviser  —  On ABC's This Week today, host George Stephanopoulos introduced Karl Rove as “President Bush's former deputy chief of staff and political strategist, an informal adviser to John McCain's campaign.”
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
ROVE'S NON-DENIAL DENIAL  —  On This Week this morning George Stephanopoulos asked Karl Rove if he denied contacting the Justice Department prosecuting former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman.  He responded with a textbook non-denial denial.  Here's the video ...  (ed.note: Special thanks to TPM Reader GB for the catch.)
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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Dr. iRack / abu muqawama:
Defeated . . . or Laying Low? (Revised)
Charles S. Johnson / Missoulian:
Lee Newspapers poll: McCain favored over both Democrats in Montana
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
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Barry Meier / New York Times:
In McCain Campaign, a Lobbying Labyrinth
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Conservatism's Safety Net
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 52%, Clinton 44%
Sam Graham-Felsen / Barack Obama:
Renewing U.S. Leadership in the Americas
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NEWS.com.au:
Sex swap approved for girl, 12
Discussion: Wake up America
Jim Yardley / New York Times:
Chinese Are Left to Ask Why Schools Fell
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Associated Press:
Colombia Government Source Says Top Rebel Leader Is Dead
Times of London:
MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers
The Columbus Dispatch:
Rev. Rod Parsley withdraws McCain endorsement
 

 
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