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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 …
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Gallup:
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.
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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.
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John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Liz Trotta: ...as 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?”
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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.
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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 …
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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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