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10:20 PM ET, March 14, 2008


 Top Items: 
Barack Obama / The Huffington Post:
On My Faith and My Church  —  The pastor of my church, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, who recently preached his last sermon and is in the process of retiring, has touched off a firestorm over the last few days.  He's drawn attention as the result of some inflammatory and appalling remarks he made about our country …
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Wright leaves Obama campaign  —  Spokesman Tommy Vietor emails:  —  “Rev. Wright is no longer serving on the African American Religious Leadership Committee.”  —  That cuts Wright's only formal tie to Obama, and answers what was sure to be a question in Obama's interviews tonight …
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
IS WRIGHT A “DEATH BLOW” TO OBAMA?  —  Like a number of emailers, TPM Reader JB is wringing his hands over Obama's Rev. Wright: … Late Update: TPM Reader KR defends JB: … TPM Reader MS foresees this line of attack:
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
Like A Rolling Stone - Obama Realizes Wright is Outrageous  —  MUST READ: Obama steps to The Huffington Post to address the Wright debacle.  At a quick glance, his defense will be ripped as BS - he seems to be pretending Wright has made a few awful comments, not twenty years worth.  Here we go:
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
What Obama Saw in Wright's Church  —  A reader says that we cannot know what is in Obama's heart, and to a certain extent, that's true.  My reader believes therefore that Wright's racist anger is what Obama truly believes - and is now concealing.  All I can say is that very …
Discussion: The Jed Report
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Obama issues statement repudiating Wright, may appear on Hannity & Colmes; Update: Wright leaves Obama's campaign; Update: “You can get kind of rough in the sermons”  —  Not sure about the H&C rumor but DU looks to have picked it up from Hannity's radio show.
Discussion: The Corner and Sweetness & Light
Ronald Kessler / Wall Street Journal:
Obama and the Minister  —  In a sermon delivered at Howard University, Barack Obama's longtime minister, friend and adviser blamed America for starting the AIDS virus, training professional killers, importing drugs and creating a racist society that would never elect a black candidate president.
Dennis Sanders / The Moderate Voice:
Notes From a Black Pastor
Obama Sends Statement on Controversial Pastor to The Brody File
Discussion: American Spectator
Rich Lowry / The Corner:   Wright in “Dreams of My Father”
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
Discussion: NO QUARTER and Spin Cycle
Tom Maguire / JustOneMinute:
The Reconciliator's Judgment
Discussion: Hot Air and Guardian Unlimited
J. Bennett Guess /
Chicago's Trinity UCC is ‘great gift to wider church family’
Discussion: UCCtruths
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:   A Wright media tour
Tim Graham /
Study: Broadcast Networks Fell Down on Covering Jeremiah Wright
David Jackson / Chicago Tribune:
Obama says Rezko played a bigger fundraising role  —  This corner lot at Hyde Park Boulevard and Greenwood Avenue in Chicago, formerly owned by Antoin “Tony” Rezko's wife, Rita, is next door to the home (right) of U.S. Sen. Barack Obama.  (Tribune photo by Milbert O. Brown / March 6, 2008)
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Obama Says Rezko Played a Bigger Fundraising Role Than Previously Known  —  In a just published interview with Sen. Barack Obama, the Chicago Tribune reports: … Repeated lapses of judgment.  The Tribune says that's how Obama views it.  —  The interview raises another question: Obama's naivite.
Discussion: The Swamp and Political Punch
Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:   Hsu's Legal Process Continues As Rezko's Heats Up
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
FISA bill passes House; time for Spring Break '08!
Ta-Nehisi Coates / Slate:
Playing the Racist Card  —  FERRARO'S COMMENTS ABOUT OBAMA WERE RACIST.  WHY CAN'T WE SAY THAT?  —  There is peculiar bit of jujitsu that white public figures have employed recently whenever they're called to account for saying something stupid about black people.
Discussion: Ross Douthat and Facing South
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:   A Ferraro Postscript  —  Over at Slate, Ta-Nehisi Coates …
RJ Eskow / The Huffington Post:
Holding Up a Mirror To the Clinton Cult
Discussion: Night Light
Mark Schmitt / American Prospect:
WHY CLINTON DOESN'T WANT A RE-VOTE.  —  There aren't many windows into a strongly pro-Clinton/anti-Obama view in the blogosphere, making TalkLeft invaluable, where “Big Tent Democrat” (the former Armando of DailyKos) has been focused like a laser on the issue of how to deal with the Michigan and Florida Democratic delegations.
Obama Cuts Into Clinton's Delegate Lead Among Elected Officials  —  Barack Obama has pulled almost even with Hillary Clinton in endorsements from top elected officials and has cut into her lead among the other superdelegates she's relying on to win the Democratic presidential nomination.
James Carville / Financial Times:
Halt the political hara-kiri  —  In this, the most fascinating and longest-running Democratic primary process of our time, we were presented with a silly moment that unfortunately is all too reflective of modern American culture.  Consider the case of one Samantha Power.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Steve Holland / Reuters:
McCain says al Qaeda might try to tip U.S. election  —  SPRINGFIELD, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate John McCain said on Friday he fears that al Qaeda or another extremist group might attempt spectacular attacks in Iraq to try to tilt the U.S. election against him.
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Ari Berman / The Nation:
Smearing Obama  —  He's a Muslim.  He was sworn into office on the Koran.
Discussion: The RBC
Talal Al-Khatib / Political Radar:
Pelosi's Delegate Stance Boosts Obama
Matthew Yglesias:
Omnihanlon  —  I hadn't realized that Michael O'Hanlon also does local news.
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Breaking: Americans nab high-value Osama lieutenant
Faiz / Think Progress:
Cheney Five Years Ago: ‘We Will, In Fact, Be Greeted As Liberators’
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Washington Post:
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