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1:35 PM ET, May 26, 2008

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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.
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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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 …
Taylor Marsh:
Buyer's Remorse  —  How Rank and File Democrats are Rejecting Their ‘Inevitable’ Nominee  —  PART ONE: ALL VOTERS, GENDER, AND RACE  —  Ever since the media declared that Barack Obama was -??inevitable-?? after February 19th, based on a two week period when the an unprepared Hillary Clinton …
Discussion: American Power
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 …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Kentucky Presidential Election  —  Kentucky: McCain 57% Obama 32%  —  In Kentucky, the latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows John McCain leading Barack Obama by twenty-five percentage points, 57% to 32%.  The candidates remain evenly matched nationally …
David Carr / New York Times:
The Wars We Choose to Ignore  —  Gen. John A. Logan was a Union officer, a fierce Republican partisan, an early advocate of the kind of volunteer army the United States now fights wars with.  He is also one of the people credited with coming up with the holiday that we celebrate today.
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.
Editor and Publisher:
Fox News Contributor Jokes About Bumping Off Obama  —  NEW YORK Even as Hillary Clinton worked to defuse her Friday comment about the 2008 campaign and the Robert Kennedy assassination, a Fox News contributor went much further, joking about someone actually targeting Barack Obama.
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Aaron Bruns / FOX Embeds:
Dancing Days Are Here Again For Hillary Clinton?  —  It was one of the happiest days we've seen her spend on the campaign trail in weeks — and given the last few days, a much needed one.  —  Hillary Clinton started her Sunday morning at an evangelical church in Puerto Rico …
Discussion: TIME.com
Robert D. Novak / Washington Post:
A Pro-Choicer's Dream Veep  —  Archbishop Joseph F. Naumann, whose Roman Catholic archdiocese covers northeast Kansas, on May 9 called on Gov. Kathleen Sebelius to stop taking Communion until she disowns her support for the “serious moral evil” of abortion.  That put the church in conflict …
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 …
Discussion: Yourish.com and Sister Toldjah
Alexandra Zavis / Los Angeles Times:
Iraq violence falls to four-year low, U.S. says  —  Children jump and run as Iraqi troops arrive in their neighborhood to distribute food rations in the impoverished Sadr City district of eastern Baghdad.  Iraqi troops poured into the Baghdad Shiite bastion of Sadr City three days ago …
Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Clinton Could Face an Uneasy Return to the 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.
Discussion: TIME.com
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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See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
What happens when we win?  —  There's an interesting question posed …
Evan Thomas / Newsweek:
A Memo to Senator Obama
Thomas B. Edsall / The Huffington Post:
McCain Swims With The Sharks
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
ARE WE SAFER?  —  On the stump, Barack Obama usually concludes …
Discussion: Sadly, No!
Jeff Jacoby / Boston Globe:
Michelle Obama is fair game
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Lee Speigel / Political Radar:
Rove Speaks Out on Subpoena
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Senator Obama Addresses Wesleyan University Graduates
Church of England News:
Religious trends and our religious future
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John Harwood / New York Times:
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George F. Will / Washington Post:
The Last Doughboy  —  CHARLES TOWN, W.Va. — Numbers come precisely …
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Thom Shanker / New York Times:
Military Chief Warns Troops About Politics
Discussion: TIME.com
Associated Press:
Obama gains Alaska superdelegate
Discussion: MSNBC and TIME.com
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A Campaign In Need of A Perot
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