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Barack Obama:
Remarks of Senator Obama in Berlin Germany  —  Senator Obama delivered the following remarks in Berlin, Germany...  Continue reading for the full remarks (as prepared for delivery)...  Remarks of Senator Barack Obama (as prepared for delivery)  —  “A World that Stands as One”  —  July 24th, 2008
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Gerhard Spörl / Spiegel Online:
No. 44 Has Spoken  —  Anyone who saw Barack Obama at Berlin's Siegessäule on Thursday could recognize that this man will become the 44th president of the United States.  He is more than ambitious — he wants to lay claim to become the president of the world.
Marc Ambinder:
GOPers Wait a Lifetime for a Moment Like This … GOPers may have a field day with at least one oft-used-line from Obama's speech today, which he amended slightly for his Berlin audience:  —  “America, this is our moment.  This is our time” - Obama, speaking in MN the night he officially won the Dem nomination (6/3).
Spiegel Online:
Obama Calls Berlin a ‘Symbol of the Victory of Hope’  —  US Presidential Candidate Barack Obama started his much-anticipated trip to Germany on Thursday, and the expectations are massive.  SPIEGEL ONLINE will be following his every move through Berlin with its Live Ticker.
Greg Wallace / Political Punch:
Just Hours Later, Obama Campaign Uses Berlin Speech to Raise Campaign Cash  —  Shortly after 6 pm Central time — just a few hours after Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, gave his speech in Berlin, which his campaign insisted was not political — his campaign manager, David Plouffe …
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Competing optics: Cheering Germans or American military?  Update: Snubbing wounded soldiers?  Update: Touring Berlin instead?  Update: It is/is not a campaign event?  —  I guess this is a question of priorities.  Barack Obama apparently ran short on time in his visit to Germany today …
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Good Speech In Berlin
Discussion: TigerHawk
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
McCain Camp Rips Obama for Cancelling Troop Visit
The Campaign Spot:
‘There comes a time when we heed a certain call.’
Discussion: Hot Air
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Obama's Berlin Speech
Discussion: The Reaction
Michael Crowley / The New Republic:
Obama in Berlin  —  I caught the second half of Obama's speech in Berlin today.
Discussion: Pajamas Media
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
WHAT'S NOT ON OBAMA'S SCHEDULE...
Discussion: protein wisdom
Gabriel Sherman / The New Republic:
End of the Affair  —  Barack Obama and the press break up.  —  Around midnight on July 16, New York Times chief political correspondent Adam Nagourney received a terse e-mail from Barack Obama's press office.  The campaign was irked by the Times' latest poll and Nagourney …
Discussion: Hot Air, Ben Smith's Blogs and Gawker
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Karl / protein wisdom:
The end of the media affair with Obama? Yeah, right.
Discussion: Think Progress
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
MCCAIN QUESTIONS SPEECH, FORGETS CANADA  —  From NBC's Mark Murray  —  In his interview with NBC's Kelly O'Donnell, which will air on NBC's Nightly News tonight, McCain questions whether Obama should have given a speech in Berlin before becoming president.
Anne Schroeder Mullins / The Politico:
Did today's Obama speech remind anyone else of ...  This groundbreaking moment?  Which reminds us of what Republican consultant Doug Heye said on FNC over the weekend: “We don't want President Hasselhoff.”
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Macsmind
Byron York / The Corner:
Americans on American Soil  —  It's a small passage from Obama's Berlin speech, but this formulation, common in some circles, grates on some ears, like mine: … Yes, the victims were from all over the globe — places like Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and Manhattan, and Queens, and Staten Island, and New Jersey — all over.
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Kevin Drum / Washington Monthly:   OBAMA AND TERRORISM....The Cornerites are in such an apoplectic frenzy …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA'S MISSING ‘THESIS’  —  NBC Senior Investigative Producer Jim Popkin looks at “Obama and the case of the missing ‘thesis’” in an item on NBC blog Deep Background.  —  Conservative provocateurs have been hunting for it.  Investigative journalists have been on the prowl, too.
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Nicholas F. Benton / fcnp.com:
Former National Dem Chief Says Virginia is Key
CNN:
Secret torture memo released  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — The Bush administration told the CIA in 2002 that its interrogators working abroad would not violate U.S. prohibitions against torture unless they “have the specific intent to inflict severe pain or suffering,” according …
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Slate:
Crimes and Misdemeanors  —  Each scandal is represented by a colored circle that encompasses the people who are implicated.  As it's easy to see, many of the players here are mixed up in two, three, or more of the alleged crimes.  Hence all the overlapping circles (Venn-diagram heaven!).
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Raw Story
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Kathleen Baydala / Clarion-Ledger:
Bishop put to death  —  PARCHMAN — Before he died Wednesday evening, death row inmate Dale Leo Bishop apologized to his victim's family, thanked America and urged people to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama.  —  “For those who oppose the death penalty and want to see it end …
Chris Cillizza / Washington Post:
McCain Makes Significant Gains in Four Key Battleground States  —  Majority of Voters in Colorado, Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin Favor Keeping Troops in Iraq, According to Quinnipiac-washingtonpost.com- Wall Street Journal Survey  —  Republican John McCain has quickly closed …
Rasmussen Reports:
63% Say Trip Does Not Make Obama More Fit to be President  —  While Barack Obama has touted his travel to Afghanistan and Iraq as a “fact-finding” trip, 63% of Americans do not believe it makes the Democratic candidate any more qualified to be president.  —  A new Rasmussen Reports national survey …
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Just Curious  —  If Obama could go to Germany and give a speech in English and be not only understood but well-received, why does he say we all need to learn another language?  —  I say that as a big proponent of Latin learning.  But I'm guessing Obama had other languages in mind ...
Discussion: Liberty Street and Sadly, No!
Cenk Uygur / The Huffington Post:
Another John McCain Gaffe — Iraq Was the First Major Conflict After 9/11  —  There is one more John McCain gaffe that the media missed from the now famous CBS interview with Katie Couric.  —  This is the same interview in which McCain claimed the surge led to the Anbar Awakening, which is demonstrably false.
 
 
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