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9:00 PM ET, July 21, 2008

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Drudge Report:
NYT REJECTS MCCAIN'S EDITORIAL; SHOULD ‘MIRROR’ OBAMA  —  An editorial written by Republican presidential hopeful McCain has been rejected by the NEW YORK TIMES — less than a week after the paper published an essay written by Obama, the DRUDGE REPORT has learned.
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Daniel Finkelstein / Comment Central:
Why the New York Times were right to reject John McCain's article  —  The New York Times has rejected a piece by Senator John McCain, having already run one by Barack Obama.  And you know what?  I think they may be right.  —  Here's how I would have dealt with the two articles …
Rasmussen Reports:
Belief Growing That Reporters are Trying to Help Obama Win  —  The belief that reporters are trying to help Barack Obama win the fall campaign has grown by five percentage points over the past month.  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that 49% of voters believe most reporters …
CNN:
New York Times rejects McCain essay  —  (CNN) — The New York Times has rejected an op-ed piece written by John McCain defending his Iraq war policy in response to a piece by Barack Obama published in the paper last week.  —  In an e-mail to the McCain campaign, Opinion Page Editor David Shipley …
Discussion: TIME.com
Andy McCarthy / The Corner:
Re: Maliki's “Inartful” Statement  —  If the New York Times account is to be credited, McCain should stick with the “Maliki was ‘inartful’” explanation.  “Mistranslated and taken out of context” is not gonna fly.  —  The Times indicates that, after Maliki's interview comments in Der Spiegel became known, U.S. diplomats complained.
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:   NYT wanted “timetables” in McCain op-ed
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Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
McCain To Meet With Jindal
Discussion: www.redstate.com and TIME.com
Ali / Think Progress:
McCain Warns Of ‘Hard Struggle’ On The ‘Iraq-Pakistan Border’  —  Today on Good Morning America, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) refused to call the situation in Afghanistan “precarious and urgent,” but admitted that “We have a lot of work to do.”  He warned of a “very hard struggle …
Discussion: Political Machine and Taylor Marsh
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Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Leads McCain by Six Points
Discussion: TalkLeft
Matthew Yglesias:
The Iraq-Pakistan Border  —  John McCain, like all decent Americans …
Discussion: MSNBC
Gary Gensler / The Huffington Post:
Hillraisers Donated Less Than $20,000 To Obama In June  —  By now, most political junkies know that Barack Obama raised a lot of money in June.  —  But his campaign's $52 million dollar take for the month becomes all the more impressive when considering the utter lack of help he received …
Discussion: Jack & Jill Politics and The Trail
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David Weigel / Reason Magazine:
Ceci n'est pas une movement
Discussion: Political Machine
Hillary Clinton / The Huffington Post:
An Outrageous Attempt by the Bush Administration to Undermine Women's Rights  —  The Bush administration is up to its old tricks again, quietly putting ideology before science and women's health.  The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is poised to put in place new barriers …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: MCCAIN'S ROUGH WEEKEND  —  From Chuck Todd, Mark Murray, and Domenico Montanaro  —  *** McCain's rough weekend: You know you had a problematic weekend when: 1) one of your top economic advisers/surrogates finally steps down from the campaign after his “nation of whiners” …
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Taegan Goddard / Political Insider:
Could Obama's Running Mate Be With Him Now?
Discussion: The Seminal
Washington Wire:
McCain Blames Obama for High Gas Prices in New Ad  —  Susan Davis reports on the presidential race.  —  High gas prices?  Blame Barack Obama, presidential rival John McCain says in his latest ad running in 11 states.  —  “Gas prices - $4, $5, no end in sight, because some in Washington …
Discussion: Amygdala and Pharyngula
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Neel Shah / RADAR:
HEAD TRAUMA  —  Insiders reveal television's most hated pundits  —  According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the English word pundit is derived from the Sanskrit term pandita, which referred to a class of learned, erudite colonial Indian scholars who advised the British about Indian customs …
Christopher Hitchens / Slate:
Losing Sight of Progress  —  HOW BLIND SALAMANDERS MAKE NONSENSE OF CREATIONISTS' CLAIMS.  —  It is extremely seldom that one has the opportunity to think a new thought about a familiar subject, let alone an original thought on a contested subject, so when I had a moment of eureka a few nights ago …
Ross Douthat:
The Road To Serfdom?  —  That's what President Bush has put us on, according to Peter Robinson, who cites, to prove his point, the following chart:  —  Note that the increase looks roughly twice as shocking as it actually is because the chart-makers, John Cogan and Glenn Hubbard …
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
Times Columnist Uncovers His Darkest Story  —  David Carr's latest subject is a pathetic human being, a thug, a manipulative jerk who uses people and puts his own kids in danger.  —  The New York Times media columnist is writing about himself.  —  He is unsparing as he rips the protective bark off …
Discussion: QandO
The Huffington Post:
Obama's Revenge: New Yorker Banned From Press Plane For Overseas Trip  —  It led with the report that Lara Logan had scored the first overseas sit-down with Barack Obama, but here's the most interesting nugget from yesterday's Mike Allen piece about the trip: … Wow.  So it's gonna be like that, is it?
Jacques Steinberg / New York Times:
Savage Stands by Autism Remarks  —  Michael Savage, the incendiary radio host who last week characterized nearly every child with autism as “a brat who hasn't been told to cut the act out,” said in a telephone interview on Monday that he stood by his remarks and had no intention of apologizing …
Discussion: Althouse and pandagon.net
Karl / protein wisdom:
Obama's moneywoman was a subprime mortgage queen  —  The Wall Street Journal's John R. Emshwiller notices that Penny Pritzker — Barack Obama's national campaign-finance chairwoman — helped run Hinsdale, IL-based subprime-mortgage lender Superior Bank to its collapse in 2001:
 
 
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