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3:15 PM ET, June 4, 2008


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Jonathan Freedland / Guardian:
Carter tells Obama: don't pick Clinton  —  Barack Obama should not pick Hillary Clinton as his vice-presidential nominee, former president Jimmy Carter has told the Guardian.  —  “I think it would be the worst mistake that could be made,” said Carter.  “That would just accumulate the negative aspects of both candidates.”
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
She's Still Here!  —  He thought a little thing like winning would stop her?  —  Oh, Bambi.  —  Whoever said that after denial comes acceptance hadn't met the Clintons.  —  If Hillary could not have an acceptance speech, she wasn't going to have acceptance.
Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
In Defeat, Clinton Graciously Pretends to Win  —  NEW YORK “What does Hillary want?”  —  Hillary Clinton put the question to her supporters here Tuesday night, moments after her opponent, Barack Obama, clinched the Democratic presidential nomination.  —  What Hillary did not want to do was to concede defeat.
Dan Balz / The Trail:
Clinton's Vice Presidential Campaign  —  Hillary Clinton is “absolutely ready” to discuss the vice presidency with Barack Obama and has authorized supporters to encourage Obama to pick her if he feels that will help unify the party and help Democrats win the White House, according to Robert Johnson …
Discussion: Political Punch and Media Blog
Roger Simon / The Politico:
Obama's first test: Handling Hillary  —  Barack Obama would like to remind you of something: He won and she didn't.  It's about him now and not her.  He has made history, and she is history.  —  Not that Hillary Clinton admitted to any of that in her nonconcession concession speech Tuesday night …
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Exit polls show challenge for Obama
Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
No Ménage-à-trois for Obama
Discussion: Althouse
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:   Hillary Ally Says She Authorized Him To Launch Campaign To Make Her Veep
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   Carter: Don't pick Hillary
What's on the Michelle Obama Rant Tape?  —  Here's what's known so far:  —  The Michelle Obama Rant Tape was filmed between June 26th - July 1st 2004 in Chicago, IL at the Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Conference at Trinity United Church: specifically the Women's Event.
Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Obama talks with Clinton, Lieberman  —  Outside the Capitol this morning, Sen. Barack Obama was asked by reporters if he was disappointed by the tone of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's non-concession speech last night.  —  His answer: “I thought Sen. Clinton, after a long-fought campaign …
Michael Powell / New York Times:
Barack Obama: Calm in the Swirl of History  —  He gives the appearance of a strikingly laid-back victor, this presumptive Democratic presidential nominee.  —  On the day before the night he made history, Barack Obama shot hoops at the Back Bay Club in Chicago, and called the odd superdelegate or two.
Hilary Rosen / The Huffington Post:
I Am Not a Bargaining Chip, I Am a Democrat  —  Senator Clinton's speech last night was a justifiably proud recitation of her accomplishments over the course of this campaign, but it did not end right.  She didn't do what she should have done.  As hard and as painful as it might have been …
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Digg
Sommer Mathis / DCist:
Police to Seal Off D.C. Neighborhoods  —  Can you say Police State?  The Examiner has the scoop on a controversial new program announced today that would create so-called “Neighborhood Safety Zones” which would serve to partially seal off certain parts of the city.
Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
What Hillary Did for Women  —  We don't have to wait to see how Clinton's campaign changed the role of women in politics.  From the vice presidential competition to punditry to Netroots activism, we're already seeing positive results.  —  Hillary Clinton's non-concession speech last night …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Feministing
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Supporters Offer To Help McCain  —  Matt Burns, the spokesman for the GOP convention in St. Paul e-mails to say that the RNC's convention office in St. Paul has received numerous telephone calls in the last few hours from people who identify themselves as Clinton supporters asking how they can help Sen. McCain.
John B. Judis / The New Republic:
Is Obama Al Smith or John F. Kennedy?  —  America has elected a president from a once-marginalized social group before.  But the country has rejected such a candidate, too.  —  Now that he has clinched the Democratic nomination, pundits will mostly gauge Barack Obama's prospects …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Sewell Chan / City Room:
Police Shut Down Artist's ‘Assassination’ Show  —  This morning, a Boston-born performance artist, Yazmany Arboleda, tried to set up a provocative art exhibition in a vacant storefront on West 40th Street in Midtown Manhattan with the title, “The Assassination of Hillary Clinton/The Assassination …
Discussion: Slog and New York Magazine
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Andrew Coyne / Blog Central:
Liveblogging the Maclean's Trial III: Die Another Day
Discussion: Jay Currie
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Not that anyone's watching, but the Senate has shut down
Fox News:
Prepared Remarks: Obama at AIPAC Policy Conference
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Caroline Kennedy to lead Obama's veep search
Discussion: The Swamp
Donpedro / Economists for Obama:
Question for McCain: Food Prices
Obama addresses anti-Israeli rumors
Discussion: Atlas Shrugs
Matthew Yglesias:
The Audacity of Hope  —  The fact that Obama's had this kinda …
Discussion: Obsidian Wings and D-Day
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Marc Ambinder:
Unity Watch: Pro-Clinton Group “Breaks Ranks” With Party
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Randyj /
Rahm Chooses  —  First on The Page: Illinois Congressman Rahm …
Discussion: Salon
Marc Ambinder:
Unity Watch: NY Cong. Delegation Plots Clinton's Next Move
Michelle Malkin:
Planned Parenthood's obscene profits
Discussion: Lean Left
Matthew Yglesias:
Awakening By Talking  —  Rich Lowry gets frighteningly reality based …
Discussion: The Corner and Attackerman
Atrios / Eschaton:
Substance Free  —  MSNBC just ran yet another “What Clinton Did Wrong” …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias
Wall Street Journal:
Ed McMahon May Lose Beverly Hills Home
Spiegel Online:
‘We Have Done Terrible Damage’