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4:25 PM ET, June 1, 2008

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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Leaving His Church  —  Obama on Trinity:
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
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Turnout in Puerto Rico May Be Low  —  Geraldo Rivera is in Puerto Rico.  He interviewed Hillary Clinton but it hasn't aired yet.  —  From his live report:  — Turnout has been low to moderate.  — She needs 160,000 votes for popular vote lead  — She will win majority of delegates and superdelegates.
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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: culturekitchen and PoliBlog (TM)
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:
Clinton touts popular vote lead  —  Hillary Clinton didn't get all the delegates she wanted out of the Democratic National Committee's ruling on Florida and Michigan.  —  But she is trying to make the most of the popular votes she added, claiming that she's now ahead of Barack Obama on that unofficial count.
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: Fausta's blog and MyDD
Tim Shipman / Telegraph:
Hillary Clinton to be offered dignified exit
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.
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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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 …
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Associated Press:
Officials say Fla., Mich. delegates will get half-votes
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 …
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
 
 
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