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3:16 AM ET, June 6, 2008


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Clinton, Obama meet in Washington  —  They confer after she disavows push to make her vice president  —  WASHINGTON - Hillary Rodham Clinton met late Thursday with Barack Obama, a day after saying she would end her quest for the Democratic nomination and endorse the Illinois senator.
Jordan Fabian / The Hill:
Ferraro wants Obama to pay Clinton's debt  —  Geraldine Ferraro has a plan for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) to recoup her sizable campaign debt: Have Sen. Barack Obama's (D-Ill.) fundraisers pick up the tab.  —  After a long primary season, the Clinton campaign's expenditures …
Gallup Daily: Obama Gets Slight Bounce With Clinton as VP  —  Slight majority of Democrats say Obama should choose Clinton  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A slight majority of Democrats say that Barack Obama should choose Hillary Clinton as his Democratic running mate for the fall election.
Glenn Thrush / Spin Cycle:
Most NY Reps to skip Hillary sendoff  —  Sorry Hillary, they've got other plans.  —  The vast majority of Hillary Rodham Clinton's congressional supporters in New York will be skipping her Saturday drop-out announcement in Washington - citing reasons ranging from town halls back in their districts …
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
An Early Gallup Road Map to the McCain-Obama Matchup
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Oliver Willis
Justin M. Sizemore / Sabato's Crystal Ball:
HOW OBAMA DID IT  —  Big states, small states, caucuses and campaign strategy
Discussion: The Plank and The Caucus
Kelly Moeller / Political Punch:
Obama Confronts Lieberman On McCain Advocacy, Tone, on Senate Floor  —  Sen. Joe Lieberman, the self-described “Independent Democrat” who caucuses with the Democratic party in the Senate even though he has endorsed Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz, got some tough talk from Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois …
Matt / Think Progress:
DeLay On Obama: ‘Unless He Proves Me Wrong, He Is A Marxist’  —  On right-winger Mike Gallagher's radio show today, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), who is currently facing charges of money laundering and conspiracy to launder money, launched a fringe attack on Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) by claiming that he is a Marxist.
Discussion: Political Punch
Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:   DeLay: ‘Unless Obama Proves Me Wrong, He Is a Marxist’
Hilary Leila Krieger / Jerusalem Post:
Obama clarifies united J'lem comment  —  Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama did not rule out Palestinian sovereignty over parts of Jerusalem when he called for Israel's capital to remain “undivided,” his campaign told The Jerusalem Post Thursday.
Steven Ginsberg / The Trail:
Obama Clarifies Remarks on Jerusalem  —  Facing criticism from Palestinians, Sen. Barack Obama acknowledged today that the status of Jerusalem will need to be negotiated in future peace talks, amending a statement earlier in the week that Jerusalem “must remain undivided.”
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama denies a rumor and questions the question  —  Sen. Barack Obama on Thursday batted down rumors circulating on the Internet and mentioned on some cable news shows of the existence of a video of his wife using a derogatory term for white people, and criticized a reporter for asking him about the rumor …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit, Hot Air and NO QUARTER
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard Blog:
Jay Rockefeller's Amnesia; White House Weakness  —  Jay Rockefeller, Chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee, released (yet another) report written by Democratic staffers claiming the Bush administration politicized intelligence.  The “report” is a political document that is already accomplishing its goal: making headlines.
Discussion: Attackerman
Satyam / Think Progress:
Iraq Report Undermines Bush's Claim That He Is A ‘Credible’ …
Noah Shachtman / Danger Room:
Air Force Chief, Secretary Resign (Updated Yet Again)  —  The Air Force's top civilian and uniformed leaders are being booted out of the Pentagon.  Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael “Buzz” Moseley has resigned.  Secretary Michael W. Wynne is next.  —  The move, initially reported by Inside Defense …
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
Obama And Dean Team Up To Recast The Political Map  —  Sixteen months after he launched his campaign for the White House, Sen. Barack Obama may, just now, be entering his campaign's most perilous stage.  Facing a rift of sorts within the Democratic Party and concerns over the scope of his political base …
Staten Island Advance:
Son of GOP nominee throws hat into ring for Staten Island's seat  —  It could be father versus son in the race for Staten Island's seat in the House of Representatives.  —  An already topsy-turvy political year grew even more so today when Francis M. Powers, the son of GOP designee Francis H. Powers …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Stay classy, Kos: Markos goes after McCain's ... teeth  —  Bookmark this post, and recall it every single time a progressive blogger accuses us of “distractions” and irrelevancies when it comes to criticizing Barack Obama.  Today, Markos gives his readers a substantive reason to vote against John McCain — his yellowed teeth:
John Walcott / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Did Iranian agents dupe Pentagon officials?  —  WASHINGTON — Defense Department counterintelligence investigators suspected that Iranian exiles who provided dubious intelligence on Iraq and Iran to a small group of Pentagon officials might have “been used as agents of a foreign intelligence service …
Mark Halperin /
HALPERIN'S TAKE: What John McCain Underestimates  —  1. The astonishing enthusiasm that Obama inspires in his supporters — and how much it contrasts with the respect, but not passion, McCain enjoys from his own backers.  (And the size of Obama's crowds...)
Marc Ambinder:
Questions About The Secret Meeting — Now, With Answers  —  There was a meeting.  It was not at Hillary Clinton's house.  (I'm betting it was at Jim Johnson's Georgetown condo.)  Staff worked out the schedules.  Obama wanted to talk about bringing the party together.  —  1. Who asked for the meeting?
Discussion: Taylor Marsh
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Missouri Presidential Election  —  Missouri: Obama 43% McCain 42%  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Missouri shows that Barack Obama and John McCain are essentially even if the race for the Show-Me State's Electoral College votes.
Discussion: and Daily Kos
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The Inexact Science Behind DMCA Takedown Notices
Allison Klein / Washington Post:
D.C. Police to Check Drivers In Violence-Plagued Trinidad
Patrick Cockburn / The Independent:
US issues threat to Iraq's $50bn foreign reserves in military deal
Sean /
On Brian Schweitzer as VP
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:
Want To Solve Obama's “Appalachia” Problem?  Put Clinton On The Ticket
Larry McShane / NY Daily News:
Barack and Michelle Obama's ‘fist bump of hope’ shows them silly in love
Mark Thompson / Time:
America's Medicated Army
Discussion: VetVoice
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Lenny Ben-David / JCPA Jerusalem Center …:
Robert Kennedy's 1948 Reports from Palestine
Discussion: The Belmont Club
Jackie Kucinich / The Hill:
McCain snubs President Bush's fundraising dinner
Discussion: TPMMuckraker and Hot Air
Matthew Yglesias:
A New Day  —  Ezra Klein remarked yesterday on an interesting …
John McWhorter / New York Sun:
Racism in Retreat  —  A year and a half ago, often …
Discussion: Commentary
Donna Miles / DefenseLINK:
U.S. Isn't Seeking Permanent Bases in Iraq, Ambassador Says
Polls: McCain, Obama in a dead heat
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Ross Douthat:
A History of Theodicy  —  Inspired by James Wood's latest litany …
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Lincoln's Rule: Organization Matters
Discussion: Firedoglake and protein wisdom