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11:00 AM ET, May 31, 2008

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Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Democrats considers Fla., Mich. delegate plans  —  WASHINGTON - Democrats searched for a compromise Saturday to seat disputed delegations from Michigan and Florida at this summer's party convention and clear the way for a quick end to the marathon struggle between Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton.
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Sources: DNC Florida Compromise Reached, Michigan Hangs In Balance  —  stumble digg reddit del.ico.us news trust buzz up  —  Two sources, including a high-ranking official with the Florida delegation, have confirmed that the DNC Rules and Bylaws Committee reached an agreement last night …
Discussion: The Swamp, Marc Ambinder, The Field and MyDD
The Huffington Post:
Post Updated Below  —  FOREWORD: Barack Obama and Howard Dean are about to walk into Harold Ickes' trap tomorrow, and they aren't likely to even realize their mistake until Hillary Clinton cries “foul!” next week and announces that “justice” and “voters' rights” are forcing her to carry …
Greg Wallace / Political Radar:
Dems Behind Closed Doors Til 1:30 am — Still No Consensus  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis and Gregory Wallace Report: Democrats went behind closed doors until 1:30 am ET on Saturday but they did not reach their goal of developing a unified proposal regarding Michigan and Florida.
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Tuesday May Not End Democratic Fight  —  CHICAGO — With just three more Democratic primaries and a rules committee meeting remaining, many expect the long race for the Democratic presidential nomination to end on Tuesday.  But will it?  —  Sen. Barack Obama says the general election campaign …
Discussion: TIME.com
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Clinton's ‘briar patch’ scenario  —  At the end of a rally in Oregon last month, during a question-and-answer session with the candidate, a woman asked Barack Obama about his campaign's battle with Hillary Clinton's over how to count delegates from two disputed states.  Couldn't you just give them Florida? she asked.
Discussion: The Caucus and New York Times
Kenneth P. Vogel / The Politico:
Bill Clinton's enemies list?  —  Listen to audio of Bill Clinton's conference call below.  —  With Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign on the verge of defeat, Bill Clinton has been placing blame on enemies including a brazenly biased media that tried to suppress blue-collar votes …
Greg Gordon / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Former Bush donors now giving to Obama  —  WASHINGTON — Beverly Fanning is among the campaign donors who'll be joining President Bush at a gala at Washington's Ford's Theater Sunday night, but she says that won't dissuade her from her current passion: volunteering for Barack Obama's presidential campaign.
Thomas Joscelyn / Weekly Standard:
Are We Serious?  —  They're at war, we're catching crooks.  —  A Memoir of the Jihad  —  by Andrew C. McCarthy  —  Encounter, 250 pp., $25.95  —  In the wake of the September 11, 2001, attacks, America has tried to understand how she could have been so blind.
Discussion: Power Line
Publius / Obsidian Wings:
Hillary's Choice  —  Perhaps I'm being melodramatic, but tomorrow is one of the most critical events of the 2008 election.  At this point, you're thinking “aha, rules committee meeting.”  But that's not actually what I'm talking about.  The truly truly critical event tomorrow …
Karen DeYoung / Washington Post:
Intelligence Official Sees Little Progress Before Bush Exits  —  Previewing the world for the next U.S. president, a top U.S. intelligence official this week predicted that the Bush administration would make little progress before leaving office on top national security priorities including …
Discussion: Los Angeles Times and Commentary
Fox News:
Bob Dole Calls Scott McClellan a ‘Miserable Creature’  —  Bob Dole says Bob Dole is mad at Scott McClellan.  —  The former Senate majority leader and 1996 Republican presidential candidate sent a nasty e-mail to McClellan calling him a “miserable creature” for his latest book blasting the Bush administration, FOX News has learned.
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Don Surber
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Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama plans election kick-off at GOP convention site  —  Senior political officials tell Politico's Mike Allen that Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.).is likely to hold a huge rally Tuesday night in the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul, the site of the Republican National Convention from Sept. 1 to 4.
Discussion: TBogg and The Political Carnival
Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite / Washington Post:
President, Chicago Theological Seminary  —  Rev. Susan Brooks Thistlethwaite is president of Chicago Theological Seminary and senior fellow at the Center for American Progress.  She has been a professor of theology at the seminary for 20 years and director of its graduate degree center for five years.
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Per Curiam / supreme.courts.state.tx.us:
In re Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Relator
Mari Yamaguchi / Associated Press:
Japanese woman caught living in man's closet
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
Do Florida And Michigan Primaries Really Reflect The Will Of The People?
Los Angeles Times:
Four Japanese gang figures got liver transplants at UCLA
Charles Krauthammer / Washington Post:
Carbon Chastity  —  The First Commandment of the Church of the Environment
Adm. Mike Mullen / jcs.mil:
From the Chairman: Military Must Stay Apolitical
Josh Gerstein / New York Sun:
Reporter Ordered To Testify About Sources
Discussion: FishBowlDC
Phil Stewart / Reuters:
Vatican says will excommunicate women priests
 Earlier Items: 
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McAuliffe doesn't like McClellan book, either
HTML Mencken / Sadly, No!:
Thanks, DNCC … No problem!  —  See, I was gonna cut my hair …
Sewell Chan / NYT > N.Y.:
City Room: Latest Updates
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Clinton's Last Stand; Challenges for Obama, McCain
Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
Kerry: On Sept. 11 We Were at Peace
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
OBAMA SLAMS MCCAIN ON IRAQ FACTS
Discussion: The Sundries Shack
ABCNEWS:
Iraqis Protest Long-Term U.S. Military Presence
James Rainey / Los Angeles Times:
McCain's Web gap is showing
Discussion: The Next Right and TIME.com