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9:05 AM ET, May 26, 2008

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Aaron Gould Sheinin / Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Libertarians pick Bob Barr to run for president  —  Candidate from Georgia says he's not trying to be GOP ‘spoiler’  —  Denver — Georgia's Bob Barr won a long and tense battle Sunday for the 2008 Libertarian Party's presidential nomination and now faces the daunting task of doing …
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Libertarian Party selects Bob Barr as 2008 presidential nominee  —  Former Congressman plans to take the White House as Libertarian candidate  —  Denver - The Libertarian Party has nominated former Congressman Bob Barr as its candidate for president for the 2008 election.
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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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Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Military Chief Warns Troops About Politics  —  WASHINGTON — The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the nation approaches a presidential election in which the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be a central …
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Gallup Daily: Clinton Maintains Lead Over McCain
Irwin Stelzer / Times of London:
Jimmy Carter says Israel had 150 nuclear weapons  —  Israel has 150 nuclear weapons in its arsenal, former President Jimmy Carter said yesterday, while arguing that the US should talk directly to Iran to persuade it to drop its nuclear ambitions.  —  His remark, made at the Hay-on-Wye festival …
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
FEC computers can't handle Obama jackpot  —  The record-shattering fundraising by Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton has reshaped the financing of presidential elections and generated breathless coverage and analysis of the otherwise arcane area of campaign finance.
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Sudhin Thanawala / Associated Press:
Obama picks up three superdelegates from Hawaii  —  Barack Obama has picked up three superdelegate votes from Hawai'i.  —  Hawai'i Democrats selected three Obama supporters to fill its remaining superdelegate slots at their state convention Sunday, including the new chair and vice chair of the party.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and TIME.com
William Kristol / New York Times:
Remember to Remember  —  Last Thursday, the soldiers of the Third United States Infantry Regiment (the Old Guard) placed a small American flag in front of each of the 260,000 or so grave markers in Arlington National Cemetery.  The soldiers remained on duty throughout the weekend …
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Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Divided They Stand  —  It is, in a way, almost appropriate that the final days of the struggle for the Democratic nomination have been marked by yet another fake Clinton scandal — the latest in a long line that goes all the way back to Whitewater.  —  This one, in case you missed it …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Clinton Could Face Uneasy Return to Senate  —  WASHINGTON — When Hillary Rodham Clinton made a rare stop in the Senate last week, she spoke from a lonely outpost at the end of the Armed Services Committee dais, eight empty chairs emphasizing the gulf between her and real Senate power at the chairman's spot.
 
 
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