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6:45 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 …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:   Obama: Clinton's RFK remark fatigue
Thomas Ferraro / Reuters:
Clinton looks past assassination comments
Washington Wire:
How Clinton's Comments Didn't — Then Did — Catch Fire
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” …
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David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Live from the LP Convention: Nominating Speeches and the 2008 Candidate  —  As I walked onto the floor, one delegate ran up to me to gloat.  “Did you know that C-Span's got the only cameras here?” he asked.  “What about Bob Barr's media frenzy, huh?  If he's getting so much attention, where's all the media?”
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Robert Stacy McCain / American Spectator:
PREVIOUSLY:  —  Awaiting the sixth ballot totals …
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 …
Charles S. Johnson / Missoulian:
Lee Newspapers poll: Obama holds big edge over Clinton in Montana  —  HELENA - Barack Obama has grabbed a big lead over Hillary Clinton in Montana's June 3 Democratic presidential primary, a Lee Newspapers poll shows.  —  Obama leads Clinton by 52 percent to 35 percent among likely Democratic voters …
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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.)
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.”
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.
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
Rendering Justice, With One Eye on Re-election  —  Last month, Wisconsin voters did something that is routine in the United States but virtually unknown in the rest of the world: They elected a judge.  —  The vote came after a bitter $5 million campaign in which a small-town trial judge …
Michael James / Political Radar:
Bill Clinton Has ‘Never Seen a Candidate Treated So Disrespectfully Just for Running’  —  ABC News' Sarah Amos reports: Former President Bill Clinton in South Dakota today delivered a harsh critique of how his wife has been treated during her presidential bid, telling the crowd that he has …
Discussion: The Daily Dish and TIME.com
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.”
 
 
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Jaketapper / Political Punch:
What the FARC Was Obama Talking About?
Elisabeth Bumiller / New York Times:
The Snare of Privilege  —  WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton …
Discussion: Brendan Nyhan
Peter S. Goodman / New York Times:
Toughest Summer Job This Year Is Finding One
Barry Meier / New York Times:
In McCain Campaign, a Lobbying Labyrinth
Matt / Think Progress:
Stephanopoulos Does What Fox News Refuses To Do, Identifies Rove …
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Conservatism's Safety Net
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Hubris  —  If the article I post about below is an indication …
 Earlier Items: 
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama 52%, Clinton 44%
Mary Flood / Houston Chronicle:
Lawyers cry foul in FLDS seizures
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Neil Asher Silberman / Washington Post:
Real Archaeologists Don't Wear Fedoras
Discussion: protein wisdom
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
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Associated Press:
Colombia Government Source Says Top Rebel Leader Is Dead
Times of London:
MI5 fears jihadis will use mentally ill as suicide bombers
 

 
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