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4:15 PM ET, April 28, 2008

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Joe Klein / Swampland:
The Reverend Wright  —  Oy.  —  And furthermore, I've been to dozens and dozens of African-American church services over the years, including the investiture of one of my friends as an AME minister two years ago, and I have very rarely, if ever, heard the kind of rants that are part of Reverend Wright's canon.
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Mike Allen / The Politico:
Wright to Obama: ‘Coming after you’  —  The Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to change national policy by “coming after” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.  —  The pastor also insisted Obama “didn't denounce” him and “didn't distance himself” …
Eric Pianin / Rough Sketch:
For Obama, a Voice of Doom?  —  The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, explaining this morning why he had waited so long before breaking his silence about his incendiary sermons, offered a paraphrase from Proverbs: “It is better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Saira Anees / Political Punch:
Wright Assails Media, Cheney, Obama at National Press Club  —  “This is not an attack on Jeremiah Wright,” said Rev. Jeremiah Wright this morning at the National Press Club, explaining why he was emerging before a national audience, regardless of what harm it might do to the candidacy …
John Holusha / New York Times:
Wright Says Criticism Is Attack on Black Church  —  Attacks on him are really attacks on the black church, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. said in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington on Monday, in which he mounted a spirited defense of views and sermons that have become an issue …
Michelle Malkin:
Liveblogging Wright at the National Press Club: The “black church” …
Discussion: QandO
Jonn Lilyea / This ain't Hell …:
Jeremiah Wright at the National Press Club
Discussion: michellemalkin.com
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
The Scary Legacy of the 2008 Democratic Primary
Discussion: Jay Currie
Byron York / The Corner:   Rev. Wright  —  The audacity of Obama's speech on race …
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court upholds photo ID law for voters in Indiana  —  WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court ruled Monday that states can require voters to produce photo identification without violating their constitutional rights, validating Republican-inspired voter ID laws.
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Rick Hasen / Election Law:
INITIAL THOUGHTS ON THE SUPREME COURT'S OPINION IN CRAWFORD, THE INDIANA VOTER IDENTIFICATION CASE  —  Today's much anticipated decision in Crawford v. Marion County Election Board is a significant win for those who support stricter voter identification laws, even if they support such laws for partisan purposes.
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Court rejects voter ID challenge; no new grants  —  The Supreme Court, voting 6-3, on Monday rejected a constitutional challenge to Indiana's law requiring voters to show a government-issued photo ID before they may cast a ballot.  Three Justices said the evidence offered against the requirement …
William Kristol / New York Times:
Hillary Gets No Respect  —  I normally don't claim to speak for other members of the vast right-wing conspiracy.  After all, we're each nefarious in our own, individual way.  Indeed, we often disagree with one another.  —  But I do think I can speak for most of my fellow right-wingers when I say this …
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Boston Globe:
Hillary Strangelove  —  AMERICANS have learned to take with a grain of salt much of the rhetoric in a campaign like the current Democratic donnybrook between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  Still, there are some red lines that should never be crossed.  Clinton did so Tuesday morning …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: YOU'RE SO VAIN...  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro
Discussion: Spin Cycle and Political Insider
Reihan Salam / Weekly Standard:
Go for the Bitter Bloc  —  Hillary shows McCain the path to victory over Obama.  —  Last week's Pennsylvania primary demonstrated that Barack Obama is not unbeatable.  This might sound a strange way to put it.  Hasn't it always been true that Obama is beatable?
Discussion: The New Republic
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Race Still Close with Obama 47%, Clinton 46%
Hillary Clinton / CNN:
Clinton, Obama dead even, poll says
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
ARUGULA?  —  When did arugula become the new latte?  Newsweek is using it as the counterpoint to beer (which, though drunk by hipsters and sold in Trader Joe's, apparently denotes blue collar cred), but does that register with folks?  Arugula just looks like...lettuce.  I couldn't even identify it offhand.
Rasmussen Reports:
34% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out  —  Thirty-four percent (34%) of Democrats nationwide now believe that Hillary Clinton should drop out of the race for the White House.  That's up from 32% earlier in April and 22% in late March.  —  As for Barack Obama, just 22% of Democrats say he should drop out.
New York Times:
Eyes on Blue-Collar Voters, Obama Shifts Style  —  ANDERSON, Ind. — Senator Barack Obama is making subtle changes to his campaign style and message in an effort to strengthen his appeal to blue-collar voters and to avoid a defeat in Indiana that aides fear could give Democratic Party leaders further pause …
 
 
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