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11:40 PM ET, June 1, 2008

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CNN:
Clinton focuses on popular vote after Puerto Rico win  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton claimed victory in Puerto Rico on Sunday and insisted that she is leading Sen. Barack Obama in the popular vote.  —  With 93 percent of precincts reporting, Clinton was ahead of Barack Obama by more than a 2-1 ratio.
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Adam Nagourney / New York Times:
Clinton Wins Puerto Rico, but Her Fate Is Still Uncertain  —  WASHINGTON — Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton won the Puerto Rico primary on Sunday, another victory for her over Senator Barack Obama in the fight for the Democratic presidential nomination.  Still, after an explosive weekend …
The Politico:
Clinton wins big in Puerto Rico  —  Hillary Rodham Clinton's decisive win in Puerto Rico demonstrated that her electoral coalition has at least temporarily survived the blow the Democratic Party dealt her campaign Saturday in denying it an infusion of delegates from Michigan.
The Caucus:
The Day After, Clinton Aides Push Delegate Fight  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign was out in full force on the Sunday shows, insisting that Mrs. Clinton will be leading in the popular vote at the end of the primary process this week and will be making a final appeal to the party's uncommitted superdelegates on that basis.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Clinton Puts Up Popular Vote Ad  —  Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) took to the airwaves in South Dakota and Montana today with an ad that pushes the idea that she is winning the popular vote in the race against Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.)  —  “Some say there isn't a single reason for Hillary …
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Popular Vote Total After Puerto Rico
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton: ‘17 Million’  —  Clinton's new ad, airing in Montana …
Discussion: Salon
MSNBC:
Clinton easily wins Puerto Rico
Discussion: Hot Air and Associated Press
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:   Clinton touts popular vote lead
Todd S. Purdum / Vanity Fair:
The Comeback Id  —  Old friends and longtime aides are wringing their hands over Bill Clinton's post-White House escapades, from the dubious (and secretive) business associations to the media blowups that have bruised his wife's campaign, to the private-jetting around with a skirt-chasing, scandal-tinged posse.
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Fox News:
Bill Clinton Fights Back Against Brutal Vanity Fair Article  —  The Office of President Bill Clinton responded with fury Sunday to a Vanity Fair article that attacks the former president and suggests he is out of control personally and consumed by “cavernous narcissism.”
Ross Douthat:
The Dog That Didn't Bark  —  Todd Purdum on Bill Clinton, in the forthcoming Vanity Fair: … It's interesting that Purdum and VF are coming out with this piece now, with Hillary Clinton's campaign more or less finished, since this sort of gossip has been in circulation for a while …
David Harrison / Telegraph:
Christian preachers face arrest in Birmingham  —  A police community support officer ordered two Christian preachers to stop handing out gospel leaflets in a predominantly Muslim area of Birmingham.  —  The evangelists say they were threatened with arrest for committing a “hate crime” …
Tahman Bradley / Political Punch:
Father Pfleger Bashed Clintons...Again  —  Apparently last Sunday, Father Michael Pfleger — the fiery liberal activist and longtime friend and associate of Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois — gave another sermon mentioning the Clintons disparagingly, in addition to the one he gave at Obama's (now former) church.
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Matt Schudel / Washington Post:
William E. Odom, 75; Military Adviser to 2 Administrations  —  William E. Odom, 75, a retired Army lieutenant general who was a senior military and intelligence official in the Carter and Reagan administrations and who, in recent years, became a forceful critic of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq …
Jeff Jarvis / BuzzMachine:
The day the Democrats lost it  —  From Dana Milbank's coverage of yesterday's food fight and disenfranchisement festival:  —  The chaos and vitriol seemed to confirm Democrats' fears that they might blow an election that should otherwise be an easy victory for them.
Larry Johnson / NO QUARTER:
BREAKING NEWS: Michelle's Whitey Problem (Thread #2)  —  New and dramatic developments.  This is a heads up.  I'll post the news Monday morning by 0900 hours.  Now I know why people who have seen the videotape say it is stunning.  Barack's headaches are only starting.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Coming home?  —  Hillary's spending Monday night in New York City, a suggestion that she'll be having election night in her home state Tuesday.  —  That would be her first New York election night since Super Tuesday,when she won big states but, in retrospect, more or less lost the nomination.
Discussion: Daily Kos
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Al Giordano / The Field:
Puerto Rico Results Thread
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Leaving His Church  —  Obama on Trinity:
Discussion: Prairie Weather and TalkLeft
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Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Pews you can lose
Discussion: Flopping Aces
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McClellan Agrees To Donate Some Proceeds Of His Book To Iraq/Afghanistan Vets  —  Think Progress: … It's not all, but a portion.  However, without giving McClellan too much credit, it's a damn sight more than any other Bush administration official has done.
Discussion: Redstate
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Amanda / Think Progress:
McClellan promises to donate portion of book profits to Iraq veterans.
 
 
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