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10:35 PM ET, August 1, 2008

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John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
House Dems turn out the lights but GOP keeps talking  —  Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and the Democrats adjourned the House, turned off the lights and killed the microphones, but Republicans are still on the floor talking gas prices.  —  Minority Leader John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) …
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Confederate Yankee:
Obama's Netroots Supporters Continue “Blog Burning”  —  Let's Party Like It's 1933.  —  Tell me once more how progressives love free speech. … Online activists thought to be loyal to Barack Obama are once against using Google's software tools to target rival political blogs for elimination as spam blogs.
Discussion: TBogg, BLACKFIVE and Wake up America
Edward Epstein / CQ.com:
House Adjourns, But Republicans Linger to Bash Democrats on Energy  —  The C-SPAN cameras were gone and the microphones were off, but that didn't stop a small group of Republicans from taking over the floor after the House adjourned for five weeks to attack Democrats for leaving town without doing something to lower gas prices.
Ben Pershing / Capitol Briefing:
Bizarre Scene on the House Floor
Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
The Guerilla Congress  —  I just got back a short while ago …
Elana Schor / Guardian:   US Republican Congressmen refuse to leave
Michelle Malkin:
Floor revolt: No vacation for House Republicans; GOP calls …
Discussion: The Crypt's Blogs
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Blackout: Pelosi turns off the lights as GOP demands action …
CBS News:
Exclusive: Al Qaeda No. 2 Injured?  —  Unverified Letter Obtained By CBS News Urgently Requests Doctor To Treat Ayman al Zawahiri  —  (CBS) Ayman al Zawahiri - the second most powerful leader in al Qaeda and Osama Bin Laden's No. 2 - may be critically wounded and possibly dead …
Discussion: Hot Air and At-Largely
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Dr. Rusty Shackleford / The Jawa Report:
Report: Al Qaeda #2 Ayman al-Zawahiri Dead!?!  (Bumped)  —  Stratfor reports that the United States is attempting to verify rumors coming out of Pakistan that al Qaeda's #2, Ayman al-Zawahiri, was killed in a July 28 Predator airstrike.  —  Intelligence sources told The Jawa Report last week …
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Adam Smith / The Buzz:
Obama responds to race card charge
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama explains ‘dollar bill’ line
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Amy Chozick / Wall Street Journal:
Too Fit to Be President?  —  Facing an Overweight Electorate, Barack Obama Might Find Low Body Fat a Drawback  —  Speaking to donors at a San Diego fund-raiser last month, Barack Obama reassured the crowd that he wouldn't give in to Republican tactics to throw his candidacy off track.
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Gavin M. / Sadly, No!:
Even Worseness: The Even-Worsening
Discussion: Grasping Reality …
Mike Glover / Associated Press:
Obama shifts, says he may back offshore drilling  —  ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. - Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama said Friday he would be willing to support limited additional offshore oil drilling if that's what it takes to enact a comprehensive policy to foster fuel-efficient autos and develop alternate energy sources.
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Wall Street Journal:
Wal-Mart Warns of Democratic Win  —  Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is mobilizing its store managers and department supervisors around the country to warn that if Democrats win power in November, they'll likely change federal law to make it easier for workers to unionize companies — including Wal-Mart.
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Race Tied at 44%  —  Registered voters evenly split in their support for Obama versus McCain  —  PRINCETON, NJ — According to Gallup Poll Daily tracking from July 29-31, John McCain and Barack Obama are now tied at 44% in the preferences of national registered voters.
Howard Kurtz / Washington Post:
McCain's Ad Formula Employs Lowest Common Denominator  —  In a celebrity-driven culture that has left little space for John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate has decided to go tabloid.  —  By featuring Paris Hilton and Britney Spears in an attack ad against Barack Obama …
Discussion: TPM Election Central
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Plouffe: McCain attacks ‘helped our campaign,’ moneywise  —  In a video sent to donors, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe says the campaign received 100,000 contributions yesterday, a third of them from first-time donors.  —  “I think John McCain has harmed himself in the last week …
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Blooper: Hannity punks himself on anti-McCain Campain ad.  —  Friday bloopers!  —  Sean Hannity was in fine form last night as he had his fresh new Obama-GOP-attack-talking points ready to go.  (I don't think Scott McClellan passed them off this time.)  He wanted his audience …
Ben / Think Progress:
Judge on Rove's citizen arrest: 'It's about time.'  —  Last Friday, police in Des Moines, Iowa arrested four people who attempted to make a citizens' arrest of former top White House aide Karl Rove, who was in town to speak at a GOP fundraiser.  A retired minister and three members …
Discussion: Iowa Politics
Ali / Think Progress:
McCain suggests military-style invasion modeled on the surge to control inner city crime.  —  Today, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) spoke to the National Urban League, a group “devoted to empowering African Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.”  When an audience member asked …
Discussion: Political Radar
Ben Smith / The Politico:
Obama camp responds: ‘sad...juvenile antics’  —  Barack Obama's campaign responded sharply to a new McCain webad depicting Obama as a parody of a biblical prophet.  —  “It's downright sad that on a day when we learned that 51,000 Americans lost their jobs, a candidate for the presidency …
Discussion: Donklephant
 
 
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John Heilemann / New York Magazine:
The Low-Road Warrior  —  Mudslinging will damage McCain's brand …
Hélène Mulholland / Guardian:
Barack Obama gets backing from Boris Johnson
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
Another Point about the McCain Ads
RushLimbaugh.com:
The Bush Family Calls Rush
Discussion: Think Progress
Matthew Yglesias:
Getting Our Stereotypes Straight
CNN:
Independent: Negative ads risky for McCain
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
HOW IT WORKS  —  Let's see how this works.  McCain runs …
Discussion: ATTACKERMAN
Emptywheel:
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Hindrocket / Power Line:
“The One”  —  Today the McCain campaign continued to skewer Barack …
Laurence Lowe / The New Republic:
The Post-Rove Guru  —  How the Republican Party stopped dreaming …
Marc Ambinder:
Arizona News Station Airs Spot Questioning McCain's Chances In AZ
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
OBAMA, INTERRUPTED  —  From NBC/NJ's Mike Memoli and NBC's Lauren Appelbaum
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
McCain tries to scrub his website: They called him A Political Celebrity
Michael Saul / NY Daily News:
Hil, no!  Don't nominate me  —  Hillary Clinton has decided …
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