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4:15 PM ET, March 18, 2008


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Drudge Report:
OBAMA SPEECH IN FULL: A MORE PERFECT UNION  —  “We the people, in order to form a more perfect union.”  —  Two hundred and twenty one years ago, in a hall that still stands across the street, a group of men gathered and, with these simple words, launched America's improbable experiment in democracy.
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
Full Text Of Obama's Big Race Speech: A Big Break With Political Precedent  —  We have a full transcript of Obama's big race speech for you after the jump.  He's set to deliver it in Philadelphia within moments.  —  Reading it, you can't escape the fact that in various ways it represents …
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Speech  —  Alas, I cannot give a more considered response right now as I have to get on the road.  But I do want to say that this searing, nuanced, gut-wrenching, loyal, and deeply, deeply Christian speech is the most honest speech on race in America in my adult lifetime.
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
FIRST THOUGHTS: OBAMA'S BIG SPEECH  —  From Chuck Todd and Mark Murray  —  *** Obama's big speech: The last time a top presidential candidate gave an important speech on a sensitive topic was last December, when Mitt Romney talked about American faith.  His speech drew favorable reviews …
Discussion: MyDD and Trailhead
Shelby Steele / Wall Street Journal:
The Obama Bargain  —  Geraldine Ferraro may have had sinister motives when she said that Barack Obama would not be “in his position” as a frontrunner but for his race.  Possibly she was acting as Hillary Clinton's surrogate.  Or maybe she was simply befuddled by this new reality …
Charles Murray / The Corner:
Have I missed the competition?  —  I read the various posts here on “The Corner,” mostly pretty ho-hum or critical about Obama's speech.  Then I figured I'd better read the text (I tried to find a video of it, but couldn't).  I've just finished.  Has any other major American politician ever …
John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Obama's Lies  —  Not so much lies as a sort of slippery sleight-of-mouth.  I'm starting to really dislike Obama. … Segregation was not “the law of the land” in the 1950s.  It was the law in a minority of states. … If, as Obama seems to be claiming, those are the sentiments …
Ben Smith / The Politico:
The speech  —  He hasn't started speaking yet here in Philly, but Drudge just busted the embargo, so I've posted the text after the jump.  —  It's quite a speech: autobiographical, embracing complexity, and answering questions about Wright — whose most offensive words, he says …
Marc Ambinder:
Reflections On Obama's Speech  —  If you're watching this speech in the suburbs of Philadelphia and are an undecided voter... please let me know what you thought.  —  For a biracial candidate living at the cusp of a postmodern era, Barack Obama's identity has been remarkably coherent and well-contained.
Discussion: Bluey Blog
Pete Abel / The Moderate Voice:   ‘Not This Time’  —  I watched most of Obama's speech live on
Stanley Kurtz / The Corner:
MoveOn Move In  —  Obama's speech was thoughtful, powerful …
Discussion: TBogg
Jonathan Chait / The New Republic:
The Politics of Obama's Speech
Confederate Yankee:
Barack's “Race” Speech
Discussion: TownHall Blog and Balloon Juice
Michael Goldfarb / Weekly Standard Blog:
Obama as Mortal: Blame America
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
It's an Impressive Speech
Discussion: The Opinionator
The New Republic:   John McWhorter Reviews Obama's Speech
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Testing Of Obama
Discussion: JustOneMinute and The Root
Washington Post:
A McCain Gaffe in Jordan  —  AMMAN, Jordan — Sen. John McCain, traveling in the Middle East to promote his foreign policy expertise, misidentified in remarks Tuesday which broad category of Iraqi extremists are allegedly receiving support from Iran.  —  He said several times that Iran …
Matthew Yglesias:
Doesn't Understand Economics, Either
Discussion: Eschaton
Jim Oliphant / The Swamp:
Supreme Court hears historic gun-ban case  —  In what could be a historic decision, a majority of the Supreme Court Tuesday appeared ready to embrace the view that the Second Amendment creates an individual right to own a gun.  —  While that conclusion alone could elate many gun-rights supporters …
Discussion: New York Times
Bill Mears / CNN:
Supreme Court hears arguments on gun ownership
Discussion: Law Blog
Lyle Denniston / SCOTUSblog:
Analysis: Defining a right of self-defense
Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System:
For immediate release  —  The Federal Open Market Committee decided today to lower its target for the federal funds rate 75 basis points to 2-1/4 percent.  —  Recent information indicates that the outlook for economic activity has weakened further.  Growth in consumer spending has slowed and labor markets have softened.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
McCain's 67% Favorable Rating His Highest in Eight Years  —  Obama has a 62% favorable rating, while Clinton's is 53%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — John McCain's 67% favorable rating is the highest of any of the three major candidates running for president, and ties for his highest in Gallup polling history.
Frank Newport / Gallup:
Obama Seeks to Bridge Racial Divide Among Democrats
Marc Ambinder:
More On Imminent Death Of Michigan Primary....  This dispatch from the MIRS News Service in Michigan (no link)
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs and Daily Kos
Democratic Re-do Likely Won't Happen
Discussion: TPM Election Central and TalkLeft
Quinnipiac University:
Clinton Widens Lead Over Obama In Pennsylvania, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds; Momentum Shifts To Her, But Racial Split Grows  —  The momentum in the Pennsylvania Democratic primary battle has shifted back to New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, who now leads Illinois Sen. Barack Obama 53 …
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