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3:50 PM ET, July 17, 2008

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Jaime Sneider / Weekly Standard Blog:
The Obama Campaign's Out of Control Spending  —  The $52 million figure may not be a disaster for the Obama campaign, but it is hardly a success.  Not just because it's far below what the Obama campaign projected in June.  It's a disappointment because it includes general election contributions from those who had previously maxed out.
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Mikki Halpin / Glamocracy:
Barack Obama tells Glamour: “Debate me, not Michelle”  —  On Wednesday Senator Barack Obama talked to Glamour's editor-in-chief Cindi Leive and answered questions from our readers about his policies and about women's issues.  (Thanks to the many of you who submitted those queries!)
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
3 Anchors to Follow Obama's Trek Abroad  —  The three network anchors will travel to Europe and the Middle East next week for Barack Obama's trip, adding their high-wattage spotlight to what is already shaping up as a major media extravaganza.  —  Lured by an offer of interviews …
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
Barack Obama's $52 million June  —  Sen. Barack Obama's campaign raised $52 million in June, his campaign manager said Thursday morning - not quite a record for the high-flying campaign, but close to it.  The campaign had raised $55 million in February, during the Democratic primaries.
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama's $52 million  —  The Obama campaign rolls out its June …
Discussion: Reason Magazine
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Dems nearly equal Republican cash on hand
John Santucci / Political Radar:
Obama Hits the Gym, With Multiple Repetitions  —  ABC News' Sunlen Miller Reports: While Obama spent 91 minutes at a campaign event yesterday, the Illinois Senator spent a total of 188 minutes in the gym yesterday - making three separate stops to Chicago gyms over the course of one day.
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Associated Press:
Political Play of the Day: Obama becomes a gym rat  —  CHICAGO (AP) - Sometimes it's hard to tell if Barack Obama is running for president of the United States or Mr. Universe.  —  The Democratic presidential contender exercises regularly, but over a 24-hour span this week, he took it to a new extreme.
David Stout / New York Times:
Gore Calls for U.S. to Use Renewable Energy by 2018  —  WASHINGTON — Former Vice President Al Gore said on Thursday that Americans must abandon fossil fuels within a decade and rely on the sun, the winds and other environmentally friendly sources of electric power, or risk losing …
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MSNBC:
Gore pitches 10-year shift to clean energy
Discussion: MyDD
CNN:
Gore: Survival of United States at risk
Discussion: Wonk Room and Pacific Views
Ron Fournier / Associated Press:
Gore sets ‘moon shot’ goal on climate change
Murphy / puma pac:
GOD WILL GUIDE THE HAND OF JUDGMENT THAT WILL STRIKE YOU DOWN!  —  A note to maniacs who make death threats: They don't work.  They harden the opposition to your cause because they expose your true nature as a homicidal bully.  They also rally the support of the vast majority of decent people who are outraged by the tactic.
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Larry Hunter / NY Daily News:
Hunter: This conservative activist is backing Obama  —  I'm a lifelong Republican - a supply-side conservative.  I worked in the Reagan White House.  I was the chief economist at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for five years.  In 1994, I helped write the Republican Contract with America.
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
US plans to station first diplomats in Iran since 1979  —  Washington move signals thaw in relations  —  The US plans to establish a diplomatic presence in Tehran for the first time in 30 years as part of a remarkable turnaround in policy by President George Bush.
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Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Are the media airbrushing Obama's speeches?  Update: Wouldn't ICE qualify?  —  World Net Daily does not have a great reputation for accuracy in its reporting, but Bob Unruh has pretty solid evidence for his report on a disappearing section of a speech given by Barack Obama.
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WorldNetDaily:
Obama's ‘Big Brother’ vanishes from speech
Ben Smith / The Politico:
McCain's humor often backfires  —  Ever hear that joke about waterboarding?  How about the one about killing Iranians?  And why is Chelsea Clinton so ugly?  —  If you aren't familiar with those witty japes, then you've missed out on John McCain's lighter side.
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
Old Flame  —  Why I still kinda like John McCain.  —  The presidential election has an oddly placid feel to it.  Four years ago, the notion that George W. Bush would get another four years in office, actually ratified by a plurality of the voters, was more than any liberal could bear …
Discussion: TigerHawk and Booman Tribune
New York Times:
In Iraq, Mixed Feelings About Obama and His Troop Proposal  —  BAGHDAD — A tough Iraqi general, a former special operations officer with a baritone voice and a barrel chest, melted into smiles when asked about Senator Barack Obama.  —  “Everyone in Iraq likes him,” said the general, Nassir al-Hiti.
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Karen Tumulty / Time:
Obama Faces His Overseas Audition
Discussion: Swampland
US News:
Taxpayers and Private Groups Pay for Congress's Globe-trotting Over Memorial Day  —  One of the benefits of being a member of Congress is lavish trips, sometimes on the taxpayers' dime  —  While many Americans watched their wallets, several dozen members of Congress used the Memorial …
Carrie Johnson / Washington Post:
Administration Wanted Loyalist As Justice Dept. Legal Adviser  —  Top Officials Sought to Defend Interrogation Practices  —  Then-Attorney General John D. Ashcroft offered the White House a list of five candidates to lead the Justice Department Office of Legal Counsel in early 2003 …
Discussion: Commentary and Think Progress
Sean Tevis for Kansas State Representative:
Running for Office: It's Like A Flamewar with a Forum Troll, but with an Eventual Winner  —  My name is Sean Tevis [photo].  I'm an Information Architect in Kansas running for State Representative.  I've decided to “retire” my current State Representative.  I'm going to win.
 
 
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Susan Estrich / Real Clear Politics:
It Should Be a Democratic Year  —  July polls don't tell …
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Manuel Roig-Franzia / Washington Post:
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Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Biden Watch  —  Via First Read, this is about as impressive …
Discussion: Political Radar
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