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1:25 PM ET, June 6, 2008


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David M. Herszenhorn / The Caucus:
More on the Obama-Clinton Meeting  —  Senator Dianne Feinstein of California got the call from Hillary Rodham Clinton Thursday afternoon: Could she, would she let Mrs. Clinton use her home in Northwest Washington for a little sit-down with a certain senator from Illinois …
Beth Fouhy / Associated Press:
Clinton expected to look to Obama for help on debt  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — In politics, money talks.  And money is likely to be an important factor in discussions between Barack Obama's advisers and the debt-saddled Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign.  —  Clinton will likely seek help …
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 …
New York Times:
Obama Moves to Next Phase as Clinton Douses Talk of Ticket  —  BRISTOL, Va. — Senator Barack Obama moved forcefully into the general election on Thursday, placing his stamp on the Democratic Party apparatus and holding a private nighttime meeting with Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton in an effort to unify Democrats.
Clinton, Obama meet in Washington
Jonathan Martin / The Politico:
McCain bumbles the delivery  —  NEW ORLEANS - As Democrats buzzed this week about their new de facto nominee, his historic candidacy and the unlikely political demise of Hillary Rodham Clinton, Republican circles were humming with another topic.  —  The topic: Is there a way John McCain …
George Will / Real Clear Politics:
For Obama, a Ticket Test  —  WASHINGTON — An axiom.  When voters watch a presumptive presidential nominee considering this or that running mate, they think: What if the president dies?  When the presumptive nominee considers this or that running mate, he thinks: What if I live?
Discussion: TalkLeft and Liberal Values
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Obama Handles Clinton  —  I have no idea what was said and would one day love to see a Mike Nichols recreation, but how canny for Obama to go to her house.  The symbolism of deference, the crossing of her threshhold, makes for extremely good politics.  And since she's the hostess, there are …
Discussion: Commentary
Employment Situation Summary  —  Technical information:  —  Household data: (202) 691-6378 USDL 08-0757  —  Establishment data: (202) 691-6555 Transmission of material in this release  — is embargoed until 8:30 A.M. (EDT), Media contact: (202) 691-5902 Friday, June 6, 2008.
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 …
David Jackson / USA Today:
McCain says he won't run from Bush in campaign  —  FORT LAUDERDALE — Republican John McCain said he won't try to “separate” himself from a weakened President Bush or his unpopular handling of the war in Iraq to try to win the general election against Barack Obama, who has made opposition to the war a focus of the Democratic campaign.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   William Jennings Obama?
Neil Degrasse Tyson / New York Times:
Vote by Numbers  —  IT appears that Hillary Clinton is going to suspend her presidential campaign this weekend, at the urging of Democratic Party leaders and superdelegates.  Before that happens, Mrs. Clinton and the superdelegates might want to know this: if the general election were held today …
Fred Thompson /
HamNation: Obama on Your Shoulder  —  Mary Katharine Ham, with the help of her favorite songwriter, explores life under the new rules and politics of an Obama administration that's in all your business.  —  Your Name:  —  Your Email:
Juan Williams / Wall Street Journal:
It's Time for Another Obama Race Speech  —  Now what?  How does Barack Obama, fresh from claiming the Democratic nomination, put Rev. Jeremiah Wright and Father Michael Pfleger behind him, before they ignite yet again and blow up his general election campaign?
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
What Clinton is telling — and hinting to — her disappointed supporters  —  Tonight on his show, Jay Leno will open his monologue with a sports joke.  He congratulates the Detroit Red Wings on winning the NHL championship Wednesday night and says the vanquished Pittsburgh Penguins announced today …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The moment America became the leader of the Free World  —  Sixty-four years ago today, Allied forces swept onto the beaches of Normandy to liberate France and put an end to Nazi domination of Europe.  The D-Day assault comprised American, Canadian, and British forces, but the Americans led …
Fred Barnes / Weekly Standard Blog:
Why Obama's Afraid of Town-Hall Debates  —  Barack Obama was thrown off guard by John McCain's proposal for them to appear together at 10 town hall meetings this summer before the party conventions.  Or maybe his initial response was merely disingenuous.  —  Obama has insisted for months …
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