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Hillary, you've done well (and better than most)

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By Dontre

Even on the night of her "defeat," Sen. Hillary Clinton scored an impressive victory by winning the South Dakota primary. The achievement here isn’t the scant 10-point lead by which she won the state, rather that she still had any momentum to even compete (let alone win) in the first place. If Sen. Clinton had heeded the call of many, earlier on, who (because...

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History

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By Meg

From the BBC:

Some of his older black supporters will tell you candidly that there is a bit of disbelief in there too — they never expected in their lifetimes to be able to support an African-American candidate with a real chance of winning the White House.

Political campaigning is about mapping strategies, booking halls, buying advertising and beating rivals.

But...

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Hil "won't back down" ... yet

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By Emily Ngo

Her crowd of supporters began to file out even before Sen. Hillary Clinton finished her speech at Baruch College tonight, but they did so with smiles on their faces. They had heard what they came to hear.

“This is a long campaign, and I will be making no decisions tonight,” the New York lawmaker said, indicating she would not concede tonight....

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Live coverage from Sen. Hillary Clinton's New York speech

Emily Ngo is on her way over to Senator Hillary Clinton's--concession?--speech tonight, and will be filing live updates throughout the evening.

Check back here, and click refresh to see the latest.

The line wrapped around Baruch College moments before Sen. Hillary Clinton was suppose to speak. Most wouldn't get in, as there was limited seating in the facility.

The mood was optimistic,...

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Cue the Orchestra!

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By Meg

Remember that big, rousing number in West Side Story when everyone sings in anticipation of the rumble? That’s kind of what’s going on within the Democratic party today (presumably with less dancing).

Two of Hillary Clinton’s senior officials told the Associated Press that Clinton will concede tonight that Barack Obama has enough delegates to...

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Hilllary concedes ... not exactly

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By Jeff

CBS is reporting that Sen. Hillary Clinton will announce tonight her acceptance of the fact that Obama has won the majority of delegates. Finally admitting that she has lost her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination. Well, not really. That Obama has won? Well, not that either.

A senior Clinton campaign official confirms to CBS News that Hillary Clinton...

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Bill O — Oh My ...

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By Adrian

It’s not surprising that Bill O’Reilly took Scott McClellan to task last night on "The O’Reilly Factor." I couldn’t find a transcript, but at one point Bill O said something to the effect of “Scott, don’t you feel used? I mean, all the Bush haters are using your book to attack the president. All these people at NBC and CNN are just so happy that you...

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Superdelegates un-Democratic

By Jeff

The big mistake that the Democrats have made is their proportional method of assigning delegates. It’s just made it nearly impossible for either candidate to pull ahead. Continuing to do it this way will enable a lengthened primary season, and we’ve seen that the longer a race, the more it devolves into petty attacks. That only makes both candidates look worse.

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Bill Clinton had affair with Gina Gershon?

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By Lizzy

We're all quite familiar with the wandering eyes of Bill Clinton. However, he hasn't gotten any heat for it in a while, so I think we all assumed that he'd cleaned up his philandering ways in the name of his wife's campaign for president. A recently released Vanity Fair article says that's Sick Willy has been running with a fairly wild crew while on the road, and that he may have...

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Signs point to a Hillary bow-out

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By Emily

With the end of the primary season upon her and the odds against her, signs of a gracious — if belated — Hillary bow-out are increasing.

Sen. Clinton "will give her post-primary speech in New York Tuesday night, a rare departure from the campaign trail," the Associated Press reported.

Advance campaign staffers received e-mails late Sunday night requesting they...

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