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1:50 AM ET, June 2, 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.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton camp converging on New York Tuesday, and shedding staff  —  Members of Hillary Clinton's advance staff received calls and emails this evening from headquarters summoning them to New York City Tuesday night, and telling them their roles on the campaign are ending, two Clinton staffers tell my colleague Amie Parnes.
Discussion: The Field
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Coming home?  —  Hillary's spending Monday night in New York City …
Discussion: Daily Kos
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Clinton: ‘17 Million’  —  Clinton's new ad, airing in Montana …
Discussion: Salon
Associated Press:   Clinton wins Puerto Rico but Obama gains delegates
Al Giordano / The Field:
Puerto Rico Results Thread
MSNBC:
Clinton easily wins Puerto Rico
Discussion: Associated Press and Hot Air
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:
Jaketapper / Political Punch:
Rev. Pfleger: “America is the Greatest Sin Against God”  —  In another excerpt from Rev. Michael Pfleger's sermon last Sunday, May 25, from the pulpit of Sen. Barack Obama's now former church, Trinity United Church of Christ on the South side of Chicago, the longtime Obama associate condemns America for racism in fairly harsh terms.
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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” …
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.
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.
Ethan Bronner / New York Times:
State Dept. Reinstates Gaza Fulbright Grants  —  JERUSALEM — The American State Department has reinstated seven Fulbright grants offered to Palestinians in Gaza for advanced study in the United States, reversing a decision to withdraw the scholarships because of Israel's ban on Palestinians' leaving Gaza for study abroad.
Associated Press:
Marine, back from Iraq, shot dead in his home town  —  CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) — On leave from the violence he had survived in the war in Iraq, a young Marine was so wary of crime on the streets of his own home town that he carried only $8 to avoid becoming a robbery target.
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 and Whiskey Fire
 
 
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Ross Colvin / Reuters:
Iraq hits milestones on U.S. troop deaths, oil
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
Thomas L. Friedman / New York Times:
It's All About Leverage  —  Barack Obama is getting painfully close …
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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
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McClellan Agrees To Donate Some Proceeds Of His Book To Iraq/Afghanistan Vets
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Leaving His Church
Discussion: Prairie Weather and TalkLeft