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4:05 PM ET, June 1, 2008

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Mark Steyn / The Corner:
Pews you can lose  —  As one of the early trailblazers for the Rev Wright put it, greater love hath no man than to lay down his friends for his life.  In among all the usual presidential ditching of inconvenient associations, I can't think of anything to compare with Obama's dumping of Trinity.
Discussion: Flopping Aces, GINA COBB and Power Line
Dan Gilgoff / God-o-Meter:
Obama's Church Resignation: Not a Rebuke
Discussion: Prairie Weather
Tom Raum / Associated Press:
Obama quits Chicago church after long controversy
Fox News:
Clinton Emerges Victorious in Puerto Rico, But Win Likely Won't Propel Candidacy  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hillary Clinton won the Democratic presidential primary in Puerto Rico on Sunday, and is expected to return to the mainland with a purseful of delegates.
Discussion: MyDD
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CNN:
Clinton wins Puerto Rico by wide margin, CNN projects  —  SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (CNN) — Sen. Hillary Clinton will win Puerto Rico's Democratic primary by a wide margin, CNN projects, giving her the larger share of the territory's 55 delegates.  —  As polls closed, it was too early to determine the exact margin of victory.
Discussion: PoliBlog (TM)
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton to be offered dignified exit
Washington Post:
The Iraqi Upturn  —  THERE'S BEEN a relative lull in news coverage and debate about Iraq in recent weeks — which is odd, because May could turn out to have been one of the most important months of the war.  While Washington's attention has been fixed elsewhere, military analysts have watched …
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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.
Walter Shapiro / Salon:
The new math in Florida and Michigan  —  After a day of wrangling in Washington, the magic number for the Democratic presidential nomination is now 2,118, and Hillary Clinton nets 24 largely symbolic votes.  —  Democratic National Committee Rules and Bylaws Committee members, from left …
Discussion: Firedoglake, MyDD and Associated Press
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Amanda / Think Progress:
McClellan promises to donate portion of book profits to Iraq veterans.  —  Yesterday, MoveOn launched a petition calling on former White House press secretary Scott McClellan to donate the proceeds from his new book to veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:   McClellan Agrees To Donate Some Proceeds Of His Book To Iraq/Afghanistan Vets
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Entitled to Their Opinions, Yes.  But Their Facts?  —  ON May 12, The Times published an Op-Ed article by Edward N. Luttwak, a military historian, who argued that any hopes that a President Barack Obama might improve relations with the Muslim world were unrealistic because Muslims would be …
Jill Abramson / New York Times:
A Nod to the Insiders  —  As John McCain was purging Washington lobbyists from his campaign last month, Barack Obama fired up a withering put-down.  —  “It appears,” he said, “that John McCain is a creature of Washington.”  —  The two senators have been tripping over each other to distance themselves …
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Kathleen Hennessey / AOL News:
Obama picks up Nevada superdelegate  —  LAS VEGAS (AP) - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has picked up the support of Nevada superdelegate Yvonne Gates, nudging him closer to the nomination.  —  The former Clark County Commissioner and member of the national party's Rules Committee told …
Discussion: TIME.com
 
 
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IT SOUNDED RIGHT TO THEM  —  One of the several reasons …
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Hastings boycotting Democratic convention