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8:50 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.
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.”
Rasmussen Reports:
Nearly 60% Say No Talks with Iran until Nuclear Program Is Halted
Discussion: Hot Air
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 …
White House:
Press Briefing by Dana Perino  —  MS. PERINO: Good morning — afternoon.  One quick announcement.  President Bush wanted to thank Secretary Robert Gates and Secretary of Veterans Affairs James Peake today for participating in a groundbreaking of the National Intrepid Center of Excellence.
New York Times:
Bush Overstated Evidence on Iraq, Senators Report  —  WASHINGTON — A long-delayed Senate committee report endorsed by Democrats and some Republicans concluded that President Bush and his aides built the public case for war against Iraq by exaggerating available intelligence …
Discussion: The Jed Report
Stephen F. Hayes / Weekly Standard Blog:
Jay Rockefeller's Amnesia; White House Weakness
Discussion: Don Surber and Attackerman
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
Adviser Says McCain Backs Bush Wiretaps  —  WASHINGTON — A top adviser to Senator John McCain says Mr. McCain believes that President Bush's program of wiretapping without warrants was lawful, a position that appears to bring him into closer alignment with the sweeping theories …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Clinton Meets With Obama, and the Rest Is Secret  —  WASHINGTON — For 17 months, they tracked one another's movements like prey.  —  But Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton came together here Thursday evening to pull off a secret rendezvous.  They ditched their traveling entourages …
Discussion: and TownHall Blog
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.
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.
Andy Barr / The Hill's Blog Briefing Room:
DeLay: ‘Unless Obama Proves Me Wrong, He Is a Marxist’
Discussion: RADAMISTO
Paul Haven / Associated Press:
Reports: Edwards rules out vice president slot  —  MADRID, Spain - John Edwards has ruled out being Barack Obama's running mate on the Democratic presidential ticket, according to interviews carried by two leading Spanish newspapers on Friday.  —  “I already had the privilege of running …
Discussion: Hot Air
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
Larry McShane / NY Daily News:
Barack and Michelle Obama's ‘fist bump of hope’ shows them silly in love  —  Barack Obama - continuing his campaign of politics as unusual - offered a hip alternative to scripted displays of affection by political couples by giving wife, Michelle, a hug, kiss - and quick fist bump.  —  It was short, but sweet.
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 …
New York Times:
About 1 in 11 Mortgageholders Face Loan Problems  —  About 1 in 11 American mortgages were past due or in foreclosure at the end of March, according to a report released on Thursday, a figure that is rising fast as home prices fall and the job market weakens.
Air Force Times HOME:
Moseley and Wynne forced out  —  Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. T. Michael Moseley and Secretary Michael W. Wynne were forced to resign Thursday during hastily arranged meetings with their Pentagon bosses.  —  Moseley was summoned from the Corona leadership summit at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base …
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