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Myglesias / Matthew Yglesias:
Two Become One  —  I was wondering yesterday how it is that you manage to spend almost $4.7 million on a condo in Phoenix, and the answer turns out to be that the McCains bought two luxury condos and combined them.  The $4.66 million figure is the combined price of his cribs.
Discussion: Eschaton
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
The joke's on McCain: Late-night comedians lay off Obama  —  A hilarious new study of late-night political jokes, due to be released later today, finds the network comedians clearly avoiding humor about Democratic candidate Barack Obama, while piling the jokes on President Bush and Sens. John McCain and Hillary Clinton.
Discussion: QandO and Hot Air
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National Review:
Wow [Rich Lowry] From McCain campaign:  —  Please see comment from me on Barack Obama's new ad supposedly running in Georgia:  —  “Barack Obama's ad is ridiculous.  Because of John McCain, corruption was exposed and people like Jack Abramoff went to jail.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Welcome To Chicago - See You In November  —  Columnist John Kass of the Chicago Tribune welcomes Stanley Kurtz to Chicago and laughs at the idea that Kurtz will get ahold of the Chicago Annenberg Challenge archives linking Obama and Ayers before the election.
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
“Wow”, Indeed - McCain Team Shoves Ayers Cover-Up Into The Spotlight  —  Rich Lowry reprints this press release from the McCain campaign: … That will make it harder for the media to ignore this.  Pete Yost of the AP reported on this (sort of) yesterday; today the Chicago Tribune local …
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
When Daley says shhh, library is quiet on Obama
Discussion: The Campaign Spot and Cold Fury
Andrew Malcolm / Top of the Ticket:
School seals records on Obama's service with radical Ayers
Discussion: Hot Air and The Swamp
Andrew Romano / Newsweek Blogs:
Expertinent: Why Obama Could Use a Big Convention ‘Bump’  —  Right now, much of the political world is obsessing over a series of new polls indicating that the gap between Barack Obama and John McCain is shrinking.A just-released Quinnipiac survey, for example, shows McCain cutting Obama's lead …
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CBS News:
CBS/NYT Poll: McCain Cuts Obama's Lead
The Politico:
Exclusive: No single-term pledge for McCain  —  LAS CRUCES, N.M., — John McCain stated unequivocally in an interview with Politico Wednesday that he would not pledge to serve only a single four-year term, rejecting a suggestion that some allies believe would allay questions about his age …
Time:
Obama on His Veep Thinking  —  TIME: Your speeches seem to be getting far tougher.  —  Well, it's getting to be crunch time.  Now is the time where people are going to start paying attention, leading up into the convention, and we've got to make sure that people understand the choices that are at stake.
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Karen Tumulty / Swampland:
Obama's VP: The Candidate Drops Some Hints
Wall Street Journal:
U.S., Iraq Are Said to Have Set Withdrawal Timetable  —  BAGHDAD — U.S. and Iraqi negotiators reached agreement on a security deal that calls for American military forces to leave Iraq's cities by next summer as a prelude to a full withdrawal of combat troops from the country, according to senior American officials.
Elizabeth Holmes / Wall Street Journal:
Republicans Plan to Grab Some Denver Limelight  —  John McCain and the Republican Party have their own plans for next week in Denver, including a parade of high-profile surrogates, a Web site touting new attack videos, and a tagline for the Democrats' convention: A Mile High and an Inch Deep.
Associated Press:
Russia warns of response to US missile shield … MOSCOW (AP) - Russia says its response to the further development of a U.S. missile shield in Poland will go beyond diplomacy.  —  Russia's Foreign Ministry issued a statement saying the U.S. missile shield plans are clearly aimed at weakening Russia.
Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
New Guidelines Would Give F.B.I. Broader Powers  —  WASHINGTON — A Justice Department plan would loosen restrictions on the Federal Bureau of Investigation to allow agents to open a national security or criminal investigation against someone without any clear basis for suspicion …
Discussion: Emptywheel, TalkLeft and ThreatsWatch
David S. Broder / Washington Post:
In N.H., a Deal to Close  —  LYNDEBOROUGH, N.H. — Secretary of State Bill Gardner is as much of a New Hampshire tradition as the presidential primary he assiduously protects from all challenges.  He may not know every voter in the state, but he knows every vote.
Discussion: TIME.com and Firedoglake
Bryant Jordan / Military.com:
Petraeus Book ‘Endorsement’ Draws Fire  —  Gen. David Petraeus is used to controversy surrounding the war in Iraq, but his publicized thoughts on an Army chaplain's book for Soldiers put him squarely in the middle of the ongoing conflict over religious proselytizing in the U.S. military.
 
 
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Intimate E-Mail Prompts Inquiry in the Assembly
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White House missing as many as 225 days of e-mail
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A Few Speculators Dominate Vast Market for Oil Trading
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Dan McLaughlin / www.redstate.com:
DNC on Eric Cantor: “Both Abramoff and Cantor are Jewish”
David Gergen / CNN:
Obama: In Need of a Game Changer
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MI5 report challenges views on terrorism in Britain
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Gail Collins / New York Times:
Every Veep Has His Day  —  VICE PRESIDENTS!!!
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McCain Backs Away from Abortion Pledge
Jay Ambrose / www.dcexaminer.com:
Obama flat wrong on Americans' generosity
Molly Hughes / CBS4Denver:
Dem Supporters Asked To Buy Obama Speech Tickets
Erick Erickson / www.redstate.com:
Here's the audio of Obama endorsing Infanticide from the floor …
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Report from Tbilisi  —  Russia's invasion of Georgia has unleashed …
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