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4:50 PM ET, June 1, 2008

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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.
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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.
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.
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Popular Vote Total After Puerto Rico  —  The number I care about is the popular vote total after Puerto Rico.  If Obama hasn't reached 2,118 pledged delegates when the votes are counted tonight, that number should be as important to superdelegates as the pledged delegate total.
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 …
Foon Rhee / Boston Globe:   Clinton touts popular vote lead
MSNBC:
Clinton easily wins Puerto Rico, NBC projects
Discussion: the albany project
Dave Newbart / Chicago Sun Times:
Rev. Pfleger: 'They want to kill me...it's been ugly'  —  The Rev. Michael Pfleger, who helped reignite Barack Obama's pastor problems by mocking Hillary Clinton, said this evening he's received “thousands of hate threats” since his videotaped pulpit rant.  —  “They want to kill me,” …
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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
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.”
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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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
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
Taylor Marsh:
Dear Rules and Bylaw Committee Power Brokers  —  @(*D!!!  #!  —  Whew, I needed to get that out before beginning.  —  Could you be more out of touch?  Seriously.  Have you not talked to any Hillary Clinton supporters, read their emails in your inbox?  —  For 4 lousy delegates?
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Walter Shapiro / Salon:
The new math in Florida and Michigan
 
 
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