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3:35 PM ET, July 5, 2008

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Israel Insider:
Blogger admits Hawaii birth certificate forgery, subverting Obama claims  —  Posted on Photobucket and in comments attached to the Daily Kos blog post where the purported Obama birth certificate appears  —  Jay McKinnon, a self-described Department of Homeland Security-trained document specialist …
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Poll: Bill Clinton's popularity down from last year  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — One week after Sen. Hillary Clinton made a public show of unity with Sen. Barack Obama, a new survey suggests supporters of the New York senator are increasingly less likely to follow her lead.
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Michael Luo / The Caucus:
Obama and Clinton to Work Hard for the Money
Discussion: TIME.com and The Democratic Daily
Associated Press:   Obama, Clinton to hold joint fundraisers in NY
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Wesley Clark ‘moving on’  —  Four days after his controversial “Face the Nation” appearance, retired Army Gen. Wesley Clark is taking a break from the presidential campaign — but many Democratic insiders think he has already been crossed off the list of Barack Obama's potential running mates.
Discussion: Hot Air and JammieWearingFool
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Mike Tackett / The Swamp:   ‘Patriot Games’ of the wrong kind
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Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
The political establishment and telecom immunity — why it matters  —  Nancy Soderberg was deputy national security advisor and an ambassador to the United Nations in the Clinton administration.  Today, she has an Op-Ed in the Los Angeles Times defending the FISA bill and telecom amnesty.
Discussion: Buck Naked Politics and TalkLeft
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Nancy Soderberg / Los Angeles Times:   A good-enough spy law
Craig Timberg / Washington Post:
Inside Mugabe's Violent Crackdown  —  Notes, Witnesses Detail How Campaign Was Conceived and Executed by Leader, Aides  —  HARARE, Zimbabwe — President Robert Mugabe summoned his top security officials to a government training center near his rural home in central Zimbabwe on the afternoon of March 30.
Discussion: On Deadline
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Spiegel Online:
Obama Refines Plans for Germany Trip  —  Barack Obama's planned European tour might make a major whistlestop in front of the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin.  The candidate's schedule isn't set, but a Berlin appearance before the end of July looks likely.  —  Plans for a visit by Barack Obama …
Discussion: TIME.com
Matthew Yglesias:
The Helms Legacy  —  One fascinating thing about the death of Jesse Helms is the conservative reaction.  One might expect that Helms' death would prompt from conservatives the sorts of things that I might say if, say, Al Sharpton died — that he and I had some overlapping beliefs and I don't regard …
Faiz / Think Progress:
FLASHBACK: Ten Years Ago, Bin Laden Demanded Barrel Of Oil Should Cost $144  —  FLASHBACK: Ten Years Ago, Bin Laden Demanded Barrel Of Oil Should Cost $144  —  In a 1998 interview, Osama bin Laden — the terrorist organizer of 9/11 who still roams free — listed as one of his many grievances …
Discussion: Matthew Yglesias and Reuters
Allan Hall / Daily Mail:
Man rips head off Hitler waxwork at Berlin's Madame Tussauds  —  A man has torn the head from a controversial waxwork figure of Adolf Hitler on the opening day of Berlin's Madame Tussauds museum today.  —  A police spokesman said that the man, 41, had ripped off the head in protest at the exhibit.
Mike Allen / The Politico:
McCain to get air cover from vets  —  For the first time, the presidential campaign of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) is about to get a substantial hand from advertisements by an outside group.  —  Conservative and Republican groups have been largely quiet, leaving McCain heavily outmatched …
Discussion: The Caucus
Damozel / The Moderate Voice:
Iran's Position Unchanged Despite Offered Incentives Package  —  The other day I posted a piece about the most recent set of negotiations (by the EU and others) with Iran.  Lots of incentives were promised....if only Iran would stop its uranium enrichment program (BN-Politics).
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