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4:15 PM ET, May 31, 2008

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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 …
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Lanny J. Davis / Wall Street Journal:
The Argument for Nominating Hillary  —  After the votes are in from Puerto Rico tomorrow and South Dakota and Montana on Tuesday, neither Barack Obama nor Hillary Clinton will be able to make a facts-based case that they represent a significant majority of grass-roots Democrats.
Nedra Pickler / Associated Press:
Obama, Clinton camps seek end to delegate dispute  —  WASHINGTON - Supporters for Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton staked out competing positions Saturday as Democrats searched for a compromise to seat disputed convention delegations from Florida and Michigan and clear the way for a smooth end …
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
The Michigan Case Begins
Discussion: The Democratic Daily
New York Times:
No Road Map for Democrats as Race Ends
Discussion: Don Surber
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Tuesday May Not End Democratic Fight
Discussion: TIME.com and The Other McCain
Katharine Q. Seelye / The Caucus:
Democrats Meet Over Fla., Mich. in Late-Night Session
Avi Zenilman / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Dean's remarks  —  “We are going to nominate eithe rthe first woman or the first African-American to our party,” he says.  —  He thanks all the candidates, “especially Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama.”  —  “These two candidates have helped transform our party”, he continues.
Discussion: The Swamp
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The New Republic:
Scenes From Today's RBC Hillary Protest  —  Howard Dean may hope that the “healing will begin today,” but two blocks away from the northwest Washington Marriott where the DNC's Rules and Bylaws Committee is meeting right now to try to figure out Florida and Michigan, the Hillary protesters …
Marni Soupcoff / National Post:
David Frum on Scott McClellan's new book: George Bush got the team he deserved  —  Except maybe for MSNBC's wild-eyed commentator Keith Olbermann, nobody in politics or media seems to have a good word to say for Scott McClellan, the former George W. Bush press secretary turned ferocious Bush critic.
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Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Exclusive: McClellan pitch softer on Bush
Discussion: TIME.com
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: protein wisdom and The Corner
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
Willful blindness  —  The new issue of the Weekly Standard …
Discussion: Fausta's blog
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Obama says his ears too big for Rushmore  —  MOUNT RUSHMORE NATIONAL MEMORIAL, S.D. (AP) — Democrat Barack Obama paid an unscheduled late-night visit to Mount Rushmore Friday, visiting the national memorial at closing time and joking that his ears were too big to ever be included in such a display.
Lynn Sweet / Chicago Sun Times:
Obama's painful new headache  —  WASHINGTON — The Rev. Michael Pfleger's “I'm white!  I'm entitled ... black man stealing my show” outburst about Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton from the pulpit of the Obama family church, Trinity United Church of Christ, created a political problem …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Obama Hits McCain Again: “We Don't Need More Leaders Who Can't Admit They've Made A Mistake”  —  On the trail today in South Dakota, Barack Obama will keep up the pressure on John McCain for wrongly saying that the troop numbers in Iraq are now at “pre-surge” levels, using McCain's refusal …
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 …
Lauren Frayer / Associated Press:
Al-Qaida's stance on women sparks extremist debate  —  CAIRO, Egypt - Muslim extremist women are challenging al-Qaida's refusal to include — or at least acknowledge — women in its ranks, in an emotional debate that gives rare insight into the gender conflicts lurking beneath one of the strictest strains of Islam.
Carol J. Williams / Los Angeles Times:
Judge critical of Guantanamo war crimes case is dismissed  —  Army Col. Peter Brownback III had threatened to suspend proceedings unless prosecutors handed over key records to the defense.  —  MIAMI — A judge hearing a war crimes case at Guantanamo Bay who publicly expressed frustration …
 
 
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