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12:10 AM ET, May 27, 2008


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Rebecca Sinderbrand / CNN:
Bill Clinton: ‘Cover up’ hiding Hillary Clinton's chances  —  (CNN) — Former President Bill Clinton said that Democrats were more likely to lose in November if Hillary Clinton is not the nominee, and suggested some were trying to “push and pressure and bully” superdelegates to make up their minds prematurely.
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 …
CNN:   Carter: After June 3, it will be time for Clinton to ‘give it up’
The empire's hypocritical politics  —  IT would be dishonest of me to remain silent after hearing the speech Obama delivered on the afternoon of May 23 at the Cuban American National Foundation created by Ronald Reagan.  I listened to his speech, as I did McCain's and Bush's.
Associated Press:
Fidel Castro bashes Obama Cuba policy  —  HAVANA (AP) — Former President Fidel Castro says Sen. Barack Obama's plan to maintain Washington's trade embargo against Cuba will cause hunger and suffering on the island.  —  In a column published Monday by government-run newspapers …
Lanny J. Davis / The Politico:
A proposed solution for Fla. and Mich.  —  Here are two important neutral principles that should guide the Democratic National Committee's Rules Committee when it meets May 31 to decide whether to seat the Michigan and Florida delegations — and, if so, how to allocate them between Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Michael Cieply / NYT > Movies:
Sydney Pollack, Film Director, Is Dead at 73  —  LOS ANGELES — Sydney Pollack, a Hollywood mainstay as director, producer and sometime actor whose star-laden movies like “The Way We Were,” “Tootsie” and “Out of Africa” were among the most successful of the 1970s and '80s, died Monday at home here.
Discussion: The New Republic and INSTAPUTZ
Associated Press:
AP INTERVIEW: McCain criticizes Obama on Iraq  —  ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Republican John McCain on Monday sharply criticized Democratic rival Barack Obama for not having been to Iraq since 2006, and said they should visit the war zone together.  —  “Look at what happened in the last two years since Senator …
Discussion: FOX Embeds and American Street
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain says Obama has long wanted to “surrender” in Iraq
Discussion: The Anonymous Liberal
Bob Geiger / The Huffington Post:
Dead Troops Remembered By President Who Had Them Killed  —  Yes, that's a harsh headline for this piece.  —  But I'll ask you to forgive me because, as a Veteran, there isn't a day on the calendar that causes my hatred — and I do indeed mean hatred — of George W. Bush to bubble over the top more than Memorial Day.
New York Times:
Mr. Bush and the G.I. Bill  —  President Bush opposes a new G.I. Bill of Rights.  He worries that if the traditional path to college for service members since World War II is improved and expanded for the post-9/11 generation, too many people will take it.  —  He is wrong, but at least he is consistent.
William Beutler / Blog P.I.:
Newsweek Buries Isikoff Scoop to Benefit Obama?  —  I'm no fan of oversimplifying the decision-making process that guides news coverage or promotion thereof, let alone promulgating conspiracy theories, but I have to ask about this:  —  Michael Isikoff's investigative piece outlining …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Post Buyouts Come With an Emotional Cost  —  Let's not bury the lead: This is a rough time for the newspaper business, a rough time for The Washington Post and a rough time for me.  —  No one need shed any tears for the people leaving this building.  The more than 100 journalists …
Discussion: Extreme Mortman and Romenesko
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.
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 …
Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers
Discussion: McClatchy Watch
Jeffrey Feldman / The Huffington Post:
FOX Pundit Wishes for Obama Assassination, Laughs  —  During a live interview, FOX Contributor Liz Trotta jokingly wished for the assassination of Sen. Barack Obama.  —  This latest incident from FOX News continues the trend in violent rhetoric about Sen. Obama from pundits, politicians, and entertainers.
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Krugman Is Wrong  —  In his column today he suggests …
Dallas Morning News:
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Taylor Marsh:
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Discussion: Commentary and Vox Popoli
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
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