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4:25 PM ET, May 27, 2008


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Purple Avenger / Ace of Spades HQ:
Obama rewrites WWII history  —  In one of his more egregious and easily demonstrated lies, made even more so by the day he decided to let it loose on, Obama has rewritten WWII history such that the allies liberated Auschwitz. … Auschwitz of course is in Poland.  It was liberated by the Red Army on Jan 27 1945.
Maria Gavrilovic / CBS News:
Obama Talks of Family's Military Service  —  From CBS News' Maria Gavrilovic:  —  LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Despite not having served in the military himself, Barack Obama used his Memorial Day remarks to speak about his family's service.  “My grandfather marched in Patton's army …
See-Dubya /
Obama's uncle did what?  —  CBS: … Purple Avenger, blogging at Ace of Spades: … Either Obama's uncle served in the Red Army, or he's spinning Clintonesque lies about Auschwitz to sell his government programs.  Hey, it's for a good cause...but it's not enough for him.  It has to be personal.
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
Yet Another Embarassing Obama Gaffe
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Douglas J. Feith / Wall Street Journal:
How Bush Sold the War  —  In the fall of 2003, a few months after Saddam Hussein's overthrow, U.S. officials began to despair of finding stockpiles of Iraqi weapons of mass destruction.  The resulting embarrassment caused a radical shift in administration rhetoric about the war in Iraq.
Byron York / The Corner:
Re: The War Is About Eliminating a Security Threat...
Isaac Chotiner / The New Republic:
Dangerous Liaison  —  The pro-Obama case against MSNBC's pro-Obama political coverage.  —  Two weeks ago, on the night of Barack Obama's big win and narrow loss in the North Carolina and Indiana primaries, respectively, I turned my television set to MSNBC, as I normally do on election nights.
Discussion: Shakesville and Taylor Marsh
Hendrik Hertzberg / New Yorker:
A TEACHABLE MOMENT  —  Those of us who love Chris Matthews …
Discussion: Megan McArdle
Jennifer Rubin / Commentary:
Media Wars  —  The White House took issue over the weekend …
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
Eugene Robinson / Washington Post:
Clinton's Grim Scenario  —  If this campaign goes on much longer, what will be left of Hillary Clinton?  —  A woman uniformly described by her close friends as genuine, principled and sane has been reduced to citing the timing of Robert F. Kennedy's assassination as a reason to stay in the race …
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Joseph Lieberman To Headline Upcoming Pastor Hagee Summit  —  Senator Joseph Lieberman is scheduled to headline Pastor John Hagee's 2008 Christians United For Israel Washington-Israel Summit this July 22.  In accepting Hagee's invitation, Lieberman became the most senior elected representative confirmed to appear at the annual gala.
Daniel Libit / The Crypt's Blogs:   Lieberman to share stage with Hagee
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Kentucky Senate  —  Kentucky Senate: Lunsford (D) 49% McConnell (R) 44%  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Kentucky Senate race shows Democratic challenger Bruce Lunsford with a five percentage point lead over long-time Republican Senator Mitch McConnell.
Josh Kraushaar / The Crypt's Blogs:
McConnell up 11 points in internal polling
Discussion: Booman Tribune
Wall Street Journal:
Renewing America's Asia Policy  —  The resurgence of Asia is one of the epochal events of our time.  It is a renaissance that is not only transforming the face of this vast region, but throwing open new opportunities for billions of people on both sides of the Pacific — Americans and Asians alike …
David Brooks / New York Times:
The Running Mate Choice  —  My first thought on the running mate question is that to balance his ticket, Barack Obama should pick a really old white general.  Therefore, he should pick Dwight Eisenhower.  John McCain, on the other hand, needs to pick someone younger than himself.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain ad features Obama supporter  —  A reader notices an odd choice, or oversight, in John McCain's latest television spot: The woman at left is wearing an Obama t-shirt.  —  “Big ideas for serious problems,” the narrator intones as she shakes McCain's hand.  —  Now that's bipartisanship.
Osama Bin Laden is not in Pakistan he is dead says Taliban leader  —  A top Taliban commander Baitullah Mehsud has rejected reports that al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden, and other leaders are hiding in his region.  —  “The al-Qaeda leader, Osama Bin Laden is dead, and the Afghan Taliban leader …
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads Clinton by 51% to 43%  —  Clinton fares better vs. McCain than Obama in general election matchups  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama holds an eight percentage point lead, 51% to 43%, over Hillary Clinton in national Democratic voters' presidential nomination preferences …
Discussion: Donklephant
Michael Saul / NY Daily News:
Democrats ‘very close’ to end
Discussion: Salon and
Tom Coburn / Wall Street Journal:
Republicans Are in Denial  —  As congressional Republicans contemplate the prospect of an electoral disaster this November, much is being written about the supposed soul-searching in the Republican Party.  A more accurate description of our state is paralysis and denial.
Marc Ambinder:
Obama Campaign Banks Superdelegates  —  In June of 1984, the day after California handed Gary Hart a last-minute victory and New Jersey, thanks to Hart's having insulted the state, voted for Walter Mondale by 15 points, Tad Devine, Mondale's chief superdelegate counter, was ready.
David Derbyshire / Daily Mail:
Every adult in Britain should be forced to carry ‘carbon ration cards’, say MPs  —  Every adult should be forced to use a ‘carbon ration card’ when they pay for petrol, airline tickets or household energy, MPs say.  —  The influential Environmental Audit Committee says a personal carbon trading scheme …
George F. Will / Newsweek:
Caesaropapism Rampant  —  Americans are not cynical about politics.  They are presidential romantics.  Hence they suffer serial disappointments.  —  Barack Obama recently said, “I believe in our ability to perfect this nation.”  Clearly there is something the candidate of “change” …
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Pro-Family Leaders Raise Red Flag on Charlie Crist VP Talk
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Roger Clegg / The Corner:
Diversity at DHS  —  A hearing last week before the House …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
DCCC's Van Hollen Assesses the Obama Effect
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
McCain and MoveOn TV
Ross Douthat:
Conservatives and “Liberal Guilt”
Discussion: American Prospect
 Earlier Items: 
Elisabeth Rosenthal / Scotsman:
Italy's nuclear move triggers chain reaction
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton: ‘Responsibility’  —  She's up with a South Dakota spot …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
War protesters interrupt John McCain's foreign policy speech in Colorado: Updated
Discussion: Think Progress
Eleanor Hall / Yahoo! News:
Fukuyama backs Obama for US presidency
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Salon
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Penn on the Clinton coalition
Discussion: New York Observer and
Rick Perlstein / TPMCafe:
Taking the Adversary Seriously: History and Condescension
Washington Post:
No Clear Map For Clinton's Political Future