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8:30 PM ET, June 1, 2008

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CNN:
Clinton scores big win in Puerto Rico  —  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.  —  With about 30 percent of precincts reporting …
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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 …
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  —  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.
The Politico:   Clinton wins big in Puerto Rico
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Clinton: ‘17 Million’  —  Clinton's new ad, airing in Montana …
The Caucus:
The Day After, Clinton Aides Push Delegate Fight
MSNBC:
Clinton easily wins Puerto Rico, NBC projects
Discussion: 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 …
Discussion: The New Republic
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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.
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Scott McClellan: Rove should have been fired over his role in the Plame leak  —  Do you think so?  Appearing on MTP this morning, Scotty told Russert that Rove should have been fired over his roll in the Valerie Plame leak case.  We all remember the changing narratives that Bush put forth …
Discussion: MSNBC
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Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McClellan Agrees To Donate Some Proceeds Of His Book To Iraq/Afghanistan Vets
Discussion: Redstate
Amanda / Think Progress:
McClellan promises to donate portion of book profits to Iraq veterans.
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” …
Discussion: Gates of Vienna and GINA COBB
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
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 …
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.
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 and GINA COBB
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 …
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
Discussion: Firedoglake and MyDD
 
 
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Ross Colvin / Reuters:
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Satyam / Think Progress:
Brooks: 'No One's Going To Care' About McCain's Troop Levels Gaffe
Francis X. Quinn / Associated Press:
Maine Democratic convention adds one delegate for Obama
William J. Broad / New York Times:
Look Who's Tough on Iran Now
Discussion: TigerHawk
 Earlier Items: 
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
IT SOUNDED RIGHT TO THEM  —  One of the several reasons …
Discussion: New York Times and TigerHawk
Jill Abramson / New York Times:
A Nod to the Insiders  —  As John McCain was purging Washington …
Discussion: TownHall Blog