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2:20 PM ET, May 28, 2008


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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Scott McClellan on the “liberal media”  —  (updated below - Update II)  —  In a minimally rational world, this extraordinary passage, from the new book by Scott McClellan, would forever slay the single most ludicrous myth in our political culture: The “Liberal Media”: … Just consider how remarkable that is.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
WHITE HOUSE REACTS TO MCCLELLAN'S BOOK  —  From NBC's Les Kretman  —  White House press secretary Dana Perino released this statement on Scott McClellan's critical book on the Bush White House:  —  “Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House.
Michael D. Shear / Washington Post:
Ex-Press Aide Writes That Bush Misled U.S. on Iraq  —  Former White House press secretary Scott McClellan writes in a new memoir that the Iraq war was sold to the American people with a sophisticated “political propaganda campaign” led by President Bush and aimed at “manipulating sources of public opinion” …
Mike Carney / On Deadline:
White House responds to ex-Bush aide's book  —  The White House is panning a new book by former presidential spokesman Scott McClellan.  —  “Scott, we now know, is disgruntled about his experience at the White House.  For those of us who fully supported him, before, during and after he was press secretary, we are puzzled.
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Dems seek to avoid meltdown  —  Those people who believe all problems have solutions may be unfamiliar with the inner workings of the Democratic Party.  —  On Saturday, the party's Rules and Bylaws Committee will try to solve a big problem, in order to avoid a huge problem in order to prevent a train wreck.
Bob Cusack / The Hill:
Obama urges supporters not to demonstrate at crucial DNC meeting  —  Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) campaign is urging its supporters not to demonstrate at Saturday's highly anticipated Democratic National Committee (DNC) meeting on how to handle the delegates of Florida and Michigan.
Discussion: Boston Globe and
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Dem Party Lawyers Say Rules Committee Can't Seat Full Delegations
Discussion: Open Left
Krooney /
DNC Lawyers: Michigan, Florida Delegates Can't Be Fully Restored
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Lydia Saad / Gallup:
Hillary Clinton's Swing-State Advantage  —  Clinton says her primary wins are indicative of general-election results  —  PRINCETON, NJ — In the 20 states where Hillary Clinton has claimed victory in the 2008 Democratic primary and caucus elections (winning the popular vote) …
Fernando Suarez / CBS News:
Clinton Casts Wide Net of Exaggeration, Claims to Lead in “Every Poll”  —  From CBS News' Fernando Suarez:  —  BILLINGS, MONT. — During an evening rally in Montana's largest city Tuesday night, Hillary Clinton explained to the crowd why she should be the Democratic Party's nominee …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Adam Tanner / Reuters:
Californians support gay marriage: poll  —  SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A majority of registered Californian voters oppose changing the constitution of the most populous U.S. state to bar gays from marrying, according to poll released on Wednesday.  —  The Field Poll survey found 51 percent …
Discussion: Calitics, MyDD, Lean Left and AMERICAblog
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Victory Within Reach
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Mercury News:
First-ever majority favors gay marriage
Discussion: TPMCafe
Why I've chosen to back Barack Obama  —  F or the first time in 40 years, the Oregon Democratic primary has played a pivotal role in deciding who may be our president.  In casting our votes, we Oregonians understood the seriousness of our decision.  —  As one of the superdelegates …
Stephen Adams / Telegraph:
John Bolton to be target of citizen's arrest at Hay Festival  —  John Bolton, the former US ambassador to the United Nations, faces a citizen's arrest when he addresses an audience at the Hay Festival in Wales this evening.  —  George Monbiot, the journalist and activist …
Discussion: MoJoBlog and A Blog For All
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
MSNBC, Leaning Left And Getting Flak From Both Sides  —  MSNBC, which bills itself as “the place for politics,” is being pummeled by political practitioners.  —  “It's an organ of the Democratic National Committee,” says Steve Schmidt, a senior strategist for John McCain's campaign.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Don Surber and Too Sense
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
Truth or Consequences  —  Imagine for a minute, just a minute, that someone running for president was able to actually tell the truth, the real truth, to the American people about what would be the best — I mean really the best — energy policy for the long-term economic health and security of our country.
David Boaz / Wall Street Journal:
Our Collectivist Candidates  —  On Sunday Barack Obama urged graduates of Connecticut's Wesleyan University to devote themselves to “collective service.”  This is not an unusual theme for a commencement address.  But it was interesting how long he went on discussing various kinds …
Discussion: Swords Crossed and TownHall Blog
Wall Street Journal:
Change You'll Have to Pay For  —  Here's one “change” presidential candidate Barack Obama apparently believes in: higher prices.  Witness his letter last week urging President George W. Bush not to submit the U.S.-South Korea free-trade agreement to Congress for ratification.
Discussion: Megan McArdle and Hot Air
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