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11:00 PM ET, June 3, 2008


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Associated Press:
Clinton says she's open to being Obama's VP  —  WASHINGTON (AP)—Hillary Rodham Clinton will concede Tuesday night that Barack Obama has the delegates to secure the Democratic nomination, campaign officials said, effectively ending her bid to be the nation's first female president.
Republicans begin to highlight Clinton's criticism of Obama  —  NEW YORK (CNN) - Hours before the polls closed Tuesday in the final two Democratic presidential primaries, the Republican National Committee began circulating a video of Hillary Clinton questioning Barack Obama's qualifications …
Associated Press:
AP tally: Obama effectively clinches nomination … WASHINGTON (AP) - Barack Obama effectively clinched the Democratic presidential nomination Tuesday, based on an Associated Press tally of convention delegates, becoming the first black candidate ever to lead his party into a fall campaign for the White House.
Drudge Report:
EXCLUSIVE: MCCAIN SPEECH TONIGHT: THE GENERAL ELECTION BEGINS  —  John McCain will launch his general election campaign against Barack Obama tonight at 9:00 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  In a speech that will praise Senator Clinton for her “tenacity and courage,” McCain will recognize Obama as the Democratic party's presumptive nominee.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Pawlenty: McCain will compete for Clinton backers  —  John McCain portrayed her as a trailblazing model for aspring female politicians yesterday and now one of his top surrogates and vice-presidential prospects is taking the next natural step and promising that they'll compete for Hillary Clinton's supporters.
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
FRIGHTENINGLY SAD  —  Here at TPM HQ we're watching John McCain's prebuttal to Sen. Obama's speech tonight.  —  And, man, I'm curious to hear what other people think, but I really feel like he would have served himself much better by just going to ground for the evening.
Discussion: RADAMISTO
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Superdelegates surge to Obama  —  A tsunami of superdelegates is poised to rush to Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) over the next 12 hours, giving him a mathematical lock on his party's presidential nomination.  —  The superdelegate surge is likely to swamp a few holdouts within the camp …
Clinton backer Feinstein says it's time to end  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — Major Hillary Clinton supporter Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Tuesday the final primaries mark a “moment of truth” for the New York senator, who should end her campaign.  —  The California senator also repeated her view …
Fox News:
FOX News Exit Poll: Obama Doing Well in Montana, Clinton Strong in South Dakota  —  Barack Obama is doing well with his usual supporters in Montana and South Dakota, according to exit polls taken on Tuesday's primary day, but Hillary Clinton is still keeping a tight grip on her core groups in South Dakota.
Associated Press:
Clinton says she's open to being Obama's VP
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Making History and Denying History
Jim Rutenberg / The Caucus:   Clinton Campaign Confronts A.P. Report
Washington Wire:   South Dakota Exit Polls: Clinton Has the Edge
Obama clinches nomination, CNN projects
Johnny Clark / Associated Press:
Former President Carter: I will endorse Obama
Discussion: Washington Wire and MyDD
Amz / Democracy Corps:
Another Congressional Wave Election  —  In the latest Democracy Corps battleground survey of 1,600 likely voters conducted May 19-26, 2008, we modified our sample design to include more hard-to-reach Republican-held districts.  And even in this totally Republican battleground that Bush won …
Democracy Corps:
Democrats Improve Advantage in 45 Republican-Held Districts
Discussion: Swampland and American Street
Muckraker / Muckraked:
Bush: We'll Be in Iraq for 40 Years, Hamas Election Was “Good Thing”  —  When NBC News correspondent Richard Engel sat down with President Bush last year for an interview, he had little idea how much Bush would reveal about his true intentions and his real sentiments about the war on terror and America's allies and enemies.
Discussion: Think Progress
Richard Engel / Simon & Schuster, Inc.:
War Journal  —  My Five Years in Iraq  —  This Edition: Hardcover
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty
Frank Phillips / Boston Globe:
Ogonowski's challenge to Kerry collapses; challenger misses signature mark  —  Ogonowski drew attention for his campaign against Niki Tsongas, but failed to collect enough signatures.  —  In a major embarrassment to Republican leaders in Massachusetts and in the U.S. Senate, Jim Ogonowski …
Kara Spak / Chicago Sun Times:
Cardinal removes Pfleger from St. Sabina parish  —  The firebrand pastor of St. Sabina parish was removed from his duties there Tuesday, according to a statement released by the Archdiocese of Chicago.  —  In the statement, Cardinal Francis George says he asked the Rev. Michael Pfleger …
Atlanta Journal-Constitution:
Says Nunn: It might be time to take another look at 'don't ask, don't tell'  —  Former Georgia senator Sam Nunn, who helped push through the 1993 “don't ask, don't tell” law that established the terms under which gays and lesbians could serve in the U.S. military, said Tuesday that it's time to review the policy.
Amanda / Think Progress:   Sam Nunn Reconsiders DADT: ‘Times Change,’ …
John McCain 2008:
A Leader We Can Believe In  —  ARLINGTON, VA — U.S. Senator John McCain delivered the following remarks as prepared for delivery tonight in New Orleans, LA:  —  Good evening from the great city of New Orleans.  Tonight, we can say with confidence the primary season is over, and the general election campaign has begun.
Nate /
South Dakota Projection: Obama by 5  —  I thought that South Dakota was going to be a fairly simple little state to project.  But it's actually rather idiosyncratic, in ways that tend to perplex the model.  —  What Barack has going for him: For the most part, South Dakota is as white as a fresh snowfall over Sioux Falls.
Argus Leader:
Johnson will support winner of South Dakota primary
Discussion: Reason Magazine
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The Corner:
McCain Tonight [Mark R. Levin]
Discussion: The Daily Dish
John Tierney / New York Times:
The Future Is Now? Pretty Soon, at Least
Discussion: alicublog
Mike Dorning / The Swamp:
Obama ready to claim win
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama will clinch tonight
Discussion: Salon
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Let's talk about potential VP candidate Sarah Palin.
Waldo L. Fielding, M.D. / New York Times:
Repairing the Damage, Before Roe
Matt / 2008 Democratic Convention Watch:
Superdelegate endorsements for Tuesday 6/3 - Part II
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
A private-sector veep?
Discussion: TownHall Blog
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Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
Obama's comfort level at the non-existent Applebee's salad bar
M. Duss / Wonk Room:
Did The Surge Succeed In Reforming Islam?
Discussion: Swampland
Chris Orr / The Plank:
A Sports Parable  —  A statement from Detroit Pistons general manager Joe Dumars:
Mark Halperin /
HALPERIN'S TAKE: What Obama And Clinton Underestimate
Discussion: marbury
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
A Tale of Two Tell-Alls … - There was no rational reason …
Discussion: Macsmind
Associated Press:
Former screen siren Bardot convicted in race case
Discussion: Law Blog and Reason Magazine

From Techmeme:

Jason Koebler / 404 Media:
Asking ChatGPT to repeat words “forever” now violates OpenAI's terms of service, after Google researchers showed that doing so led it to reveal training data

Louis Columbus / VentureBeat:
Researchers scanned public repos and found 1,681 exposed Hugging Face API tokens belonging to Meta, Microsoft, Google, and others, many with write permissions

Ron Amadeo / Ars Technica:
Google upgrades Gmail's spam filters with RETVec, a text vectorizer that understands “adversarial text manipulations” like emojis, typos, and special characters

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