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8:00 PM ET, July 26, 2008

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Allahpundit / Hot Air:
AP declares: “The United States is now winning the war that two years ago seemed lost”  —  At long, long last, we've reached the mouth of the river Denial.  I can't quote much because it's the AP, but there's no earthly excuse not to read all of this one anyway.  Do note the biographical info on the authors at the end, too.
Discussion: Commentary and www.redstate.com
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama Retains Lead, 48% to 41%  —  Second day with Obama holding a significant lead over McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Barack Obama has stretched his lead over John McCain among national registered voters to seven percentage points, 48% to 41%, in Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted July 23-25.
Kara Jesella / New York Times:
Blogging's Glass Ceiling  —  FOR two days last week, many of the men's bathrooms at the Westin St. Francis Hotel here were turned into women's bathrooms.  The stalls on the second floor were lined with note cards featuring nurturing messages like “You are perfect.”
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Robert Stacy McCain / The Other McCain:   Blogging sucks: Women, minorities hardest hit
Matt / Think Progress:
McClellan: Fox News Commentators Use The ‘Talking Points’ That The White House Sends Them  —  On MSNBC's Hardball last night, host Chris Matthews asked former White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan if he saw “FOX television as a tool” to get the White House's “message out” while he was in the Bush administration.
Discussion: Roger Ailes
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SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
McClellan: White House gave FOX commentators talking points
Discussion: RADAMISTO
Jennifer Parker / Political Punch:
Microphone Picks Up Private Conversation Between Obama and British Leader on Need for Vacations and ‘Thinking’ Time  —  At British Parliament today, Sen. Barack Obama, D-Illinois, met with Tory Leader David Cameron.  —  Seemingly unaware of an enormous fuzzy boom mike held by ABC News' Eric Kerchner …
Julia Sudbury / Guardian:
Taking on the Titans  —  The US prison system, with its superjails, now warehouses one in 100 of our citizens.  That's not a model the UK should emulate  —  The first slavery abolitionists were represented as extremist and utopian.  Until the late 18th century, the idea of eliminating this deeply-rooted institution was unimaginable.
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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TChris / TalkLeft:   A World Without Prisons?
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama welcomes McCain on timetables  —  Obama held his final foreign press conferences in the U.K. today, and engaged a bit in the politics at an avail with Prime Minister Gordon Brown.  —  As the gap between the candidates in Iraq seems to narrow — McCain would now apparently accept conditions leading …
Discussion: The Caucus and Spin Cycle
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John R. Bolton / Los Angeles Times:
One world?  Obama's on a different planet  —  The senator's Berlin speech was radical and naive.  —  SEN. BARACK OBAMA said in an interview the day after his Berlin speech that it “allowed me to send a message to the American people that the judgments I have made and the judgments …
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
When a Candidate Seeks That Presidential Look  —  LONDON — He stood in the shadow of the Temple of Hercules, held forth at the Élysée Palace and convened a one-man news conference here on Saturday outside No. 10 Downing Street, all with a simple aim: to make a one-term senator …
Discussion: Daily Kos and TIME.com
Monica Langley / Wall Street Journal:
Candidates Narrow Lists of V.P. Prospects  —  Both presidential candidates are closing in on their selections of running mates — with the timing and atmospherics of their announcements complicated by the opening next month of the Olympic Games.  —  Before leaving on his overseas trip …
Jim Tankersley / The Swamp:
Obama attention good for McCain?  —  Sen. John McCain spent a lot of time this week making light of the media's focus on his presidential opponent, Democrat Barack Obama - even issuing “junior varsity” press passes to the reporters covering the Arizona Republican while Obama trekked across …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket, D-Day and Eschaton
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Michael Cooper / The Caucus:
McCain: A ‘Pretty Good Timetable’
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
New McCain ad: Obama didn't visit the troops in Germany because he couldn't bring cameras  —  This is a sequel to the attack ad McCain dropped on him at the beginning of his trip, retaining some of the same points about Obama's NATO subcommittee and his having steered clear of Iraq for almost three years.
Discussion: Political Radar
 
 
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Jesse Washington / Associated Press:
Can minority journalists resist applauding Obama?
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