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9:10 PM ET, May 26, 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.
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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 …
CNN:
Carter: After June 3, it will be time for Clinton to ‘give it up’  —  (CNN) — Former President Jimmy Carter said Sunday that in a little more than a week, when the last Democratic primary voters weigh in, it will be time for Hillary Clinton to “give it up.”
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 …
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granma.cu:
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.
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.
Discussion: TalkLeft and American Street
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.
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.
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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.
George Pitcher / Telegraph:
Church of England row over Muslim conversion  —  A row has erupted within the Church of England over calls for British Muslims to be converted to Christianity.  —  The Bishop of Rochester, the Rt Rev Michael Nazir-Ali, accused the Church of failing in its duty to “welcome people of other faiths” …
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 …
Jane Hamsher / Firedoglake:
Will McCain Make A Play For Hillary's Female Suporters?  —  I was watching a clip of Geraldine Ferraro on Fox News the other day, and the ground is definitely being tested for an appeal to Hillary's female supporters who think she's been done wrong.  (We'll leave aside the supreme irony …
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 …
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 …
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Kim Gamel / Associated Press:
Iraqi army: 6 teens trained as suicide bombers
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William Beutler / Blog P.I.:
Newsweek Buries Isikoff Scoop to Benefit Obama?
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David Abel / Boston Globe:
Kennedy completes Figawi Race
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Redstate:
Obama: Didn't serve in military because wasn't drafted
Discussion: small dead animals
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Why Krugman Is Wrong  —  In his column today he suggests …
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Sistani vs McCain
Dallas Morning News:
Dallas Republican proposes cure for what ails GOP
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What happens when we win?  —  There's an interesting question posed …
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Taylor Marsh:
Buyer's Remorse  —  How Rank and File Democrats are Rejecting Their ‘Inevitable’ Nominee
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Carl Hulse / New York Times:
Clinton Could Face an Uneasy Return to the Senate
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