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2:26 AM ET, May 26, 2008


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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 …
Gallup Daily: Clinton Maintains Lead Over McCain  —  Obama has 5-point lead over Clinton among Democrats  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking from May 20-24 finds Hillary Clinton maintaining a significant 49% to 44% lead over John McCain when registered voters are asked …
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Zachary A. Goldfarb / The Talk:
Clinton Camp Stokes RFK Flap by Blaming Obama  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign accused Sen. Barack Obama's campaign of fanning a controversy over her describing the assassination of Robert F. Kennedy late in the 1968 Democratic primary as one reason she is continuing to run for the presidency.
Katharine Q. Seelye / New York Times:
Kennedy Comment Sends Clinton Into Damage Control  —  The Clinton campaign began a concerted effort over the weekend to try to “set the record straight” and contain the damage from Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's comments Friday about Robert F. Kennedy.  —  In a letter to The Daily News …
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
All About Eve  —  Maybe it was the proximity of Mount Rushmore and Deadwood, but something caused Hillary's inner Eve Harrington to leap out in South Dakota.  —  Venturing into Daschle-Obama territory, she inadvertently and inelegantly illuminated her thinking on why she wants to keep running as long as she can: stuff happens.
Discussion: Whiskey Fire
Lauren S / Daily Kos:
FoxNews Jokes About Obama Being Assassinated (w/ video) [Updated w/ Full Segment]  —  This is going to be a brief diary but I think this video clip should be spread around to show how truly vicious those on the far right truly are and how accommodating Fox News is to this extremism.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Liz Trotta: a suggestion that someone knock off Osama, umm, Obama, well both if we could  —  Liz Trotta, the former New York bureau chief of The Washington Times and a contributor for FOX News Channel was slamming Hillary over her RFK comment and had this to say:  —  Download |  Play Download |
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?”
Steven K. Paulson / Associated Press:
Libertarian Party picks Barr as presidential candidate  —  DENVER (AP) — The Libertarian Party on Sunday picked former Republican Rep. Bob Barr to be its presidential candidate after six rounds of balloting.  —  Barr beat research scientist Mary Ruwart, who also sought …
Discussion: Think Progress and The Agonist
Jaketapper / Political Punch:
What the FARC Was Obama Talking About?  —  “I have learned that when you are campaigning for as many months as Sen. Clinton and I have been campaigning, sometimes you get careless in terms of the statements that you make,” Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, said, “And I think that is what happened here.
Juan Cole / Informed Comment:
Sistani Forbids Feeding Americans; Warns against Security Agreement; Hundreds of Sadrists Arrested  —  Sistani Forbids Feeding Americans;  —  Warns against Security Agreement;  —  Hundreds of Sadrists Arrested  —  Fars News reproduces in Persian on May 24, 2008, another anti-American fatwa by Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani of Najaf.
The New Republic:
The Unraveling  —  The jihadist revolt against bin Laden.  —  Within a few minutes of Noman Benotman's arrival at the Kandahar guest house, Osama bin Laden came to welcome him.  The journey from Kabul had been hard, 17 hours in a Toyota pickup truck bumping along what passed as the main highway to southern Afghanistan.
Discussion: protein wisdom
Kenneth Chang / New York Times:
NASA Spacecraft Lands on Mars  —  PASADENA, Calif. — NASA's Phoenix spacecraft made a safe, flawless landing Sunday on Mars.  —  During the final, tense minutes of the descent, long stretches of quiet in the mission support room were punctuated by cheers and clapping as confirmation …
Discussion: Group News Blog
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 …
Hillary Clinton / NY Daily News:
Hillary: Why 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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