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9:10 PM ET, June 4, 2008

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ABCNEWS:
Clinton Will Drop Out of Presidential Race  —  Barack Obama Captures Nomination After Intense Democratic Fight  —  It's over.  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton will drop out of the presidential race on Friday, ending her historic bid for the White House and ceding the Democratic nomination to Barack Obama, ABC News has learned.
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Adam Nagourney / The Caucus:
Clinton to Suspend Campaign, Endorse Obama Friday  —  Updated |  8 p.m. Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Friday, bringing a close to her campaign for the White House, aides said.  Her decision came after Democrats urged her Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama.
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.”
Greg Wallace / Political Radar:
Rangel: Clinton should get on with it  —  ABC News' Kate Snow Reports: One of Hillary Clinton's most loyal backers on Capitol Hill is voicing frustration about the position she has put her supporters in.  —  In an interview with ABC News, Rep. Charles Rangel said he thinks it is time for Clinton …
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 …
New York Times:
Clinton to Endorse Obama on Friday  —  Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton will endorse Senator Barack Obama on Friday, bringing a close to her 17-month campaign for the White House, aides said.  Her decision came after Democrats urged her on Wednesday to leave the race and allow the party to coalesce around Mr. Obama.
ABCNEWS:
Clinton to Concede Race to Obama Friday  —  Former First Lady Prepares to End Historic Presidential Bid  —  Sen. Hillary Clinton will concede her historic presidential bid Friday at an event surrounded by supporters, a senior Clinton advisor tells ABC News.
Discussion: Swampland and Wake up America
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 …
Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Obama talks with Clinton, Lieberman
Discussion: New York Times and The Swamp
CNN:
Can Obama afford to say no to Clinton?
Discussion: TalkLeft
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Hillary Ally Says She Authorized Him To Launch Campaign To Make Her Veep
CNN:   Sources: Clinton will suspend her run on Friday
Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
No Ménage-à-trois for Obama
Discussion: Commentary
Chicago Tribune:
Rezko convicted of corruption  —  A federal jury today convicted developer Antoin “Tony” Rezko of corruption charges for trading on his clout as a top adviser and fundraiser to Gov. Rod Blagojevich.  —  Rezko's guilty verdict on 16 of 24 corruption counts could have broad repercussions for Blagojevich …
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Matt Lewis / TownHall Blog:
McCain's Blogger Call Gets Slightly Heated ...  I just finished up a conference call with Sen. John McCain, which became heated at times.  —  When Quin Hillyer of The Examiner noted the perception that some conservatives believe McCain has been disrespectful to them in the past …
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Chris Strohm / National Journal Online:
House Chairman Open To Republican Compromise On FISA  —  The House Intelligence Committee's top Democrat disclosed late Tuesday that he is ready to accept a Republican-brokered deal to rewrite the nation's electronic surveillance laws, signaling that a long-running congressional impasse ...  Wed.
Discussion: Daily Kos, DownWithTyranny! and D-Day
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David Dayen / Washington Monthly:
GOOD JOB, NOW GET TO WORK.... I congratulate Barack Obama on his primary win.
Discussion: The Plank
Matt / Think Progress:   Reyes open to GOP compromise on FISA.
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.
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Examiner:
Lanier plans to seal off rough 'hoods in latest effort to stop wave of violence
Discussion: The Agitator
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TPMTV: MCCAIN LEAVES FOX SPEECHLESS  —  If you were awful enough to delight in John McCain's prebuttal speech trainwreck last night, feast your eyes on the Fox News commentators trying to decide if it was just bad or downright terrible ...  (Speaking personally, this episode is one you simply do not want to miss.)
HillBuzz:
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.
Martin Kady II / The Crypt's Blogs:
Not that anyone's watching, but the Senate has shut down  —  Overshadowed by the hype of Barack Obama's victory lap on the Senate floor today is a simmering dispute between Majority Leader Harry Reid and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell over President Bush's remaining judicial nominees.
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama Campaign Will Use Six Consulting ‘Teams’  —  Less than 24 hours after securing the Democratic presidential nomination, Barack Obama is putting in place six teams of campaign consultants that will handle advertising, polling and direct-mail efforts for the general election campaign.
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and TIME.com
Sewell Chan / City Room:
‘Assassination’ Artist Is Questioned and Released  —  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 …
 
 
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David Alexander / Tales from the Trail:
Hamas unendorses Obama after speech to pro-Israel lobby
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
In Louisiana, McCain Claims He Voted For Every Katrina Investigation …
Steven Gray / Time:
The Unretirement of Reverend Wright
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Christopher Beam / Trailhead:
Pounds  —  The presidential campaign—well, one in particular …
Discussion: Balloon Juice, Slog and The Plank
Jill Lawless / Associated Press:
Excitement about Obama spreads around the world
Discussion: Commentary and GINA COBB
Gretchen Peters / ABCNEWS:
Indicted Saudi Gets $80 Million US Contract
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New Orleans Times-Picayune:
Indicted: 4th District Assessor Betty Jefferson
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Rohrabacher: Torture At Guananamo Simply ‘Hazing Pranks From Some Fraternity’
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Obama plagiarism scandal redux
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How The World Sees Obama's Win
Discussion: techPresident
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Dana Goldstein / American Prospect:
What Hillary Did for Women
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Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Supporters Offer To Help McCain
Michael Powell / New York Times:
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