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8:55 PM ET, March 20, 2008

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Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
McCain aide circulates Obama/Wright video, is suspended  —  An aide to John McCain was suspended from the campaign today for blasting out an inflammatory video that raises questions about Barack Obama's patriotism.  —  Soren Dayton, who works in McCain's political department …
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Gene Maddaus / Daily Breeze:
Geraldine Ferraro resents being lumped in with the Rev. Wright in Obama speech  —  » See and hear the speech  —  Former vice presidential candidate Geraldine Ferraro said today that she objected to the comparison Sen. Barack Obama drew between her and his former pastor in his speech on race relations Tuesday.
Hindrocket / Power Line:
A “TYPICAL WHITE PERSON”?!  —  I've expressed admiration for Barack Obama's political skills, but maybe, in a time of stress, his inexperience is beginning to show.  In an interview earlier today, he referred to his grandmother—the one he slandered in his speech on Tuesday—as a “typical white person.”
Dan Gross / PhillyGossip:
Obama on WIP: My grandmother's a “typical white person”  —  We thought we heard this, but we wanted to go back and listen to the clip of Sen. Barack Obama on 610 WIP this morning to be sure.  —  610 WIP host Angelo Cataldi asked Obama about his Tuesday morning speech on race …
Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain Aide Suspended For Pushing Racially-Charged Obama-Wright Video  —  A McCain campaign aide actively pushed an incendiary, racially-charged video that uses the controversial words of Barack Obama's pastor to tar Obama as unpatriotic — despite the fact that McCain himself has suggested …
Rasmussen Reports:
The Impact of Pastor Wright and THE SPEECH on Election 2008  —  Two days after Barack Obama gave the most important speech of his life, it remains unclear what impact the controversy over Pastor Jeremiah Wright will have on the race for the Democratic Presidential Nomination.
Taylor Marsh / The Huffington Post:
Obama: Grandmother “Typical White Person”  —  Via a WIP radio: … Can you imagine if Hillary Clinton said someone was a “typical black person?”  —  Seriously, Barack Obama basically called all white people racist.  You know, because when us typical white folk walk down the street …
Discussion: Wonkette and Ben Smith's Blogs
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Clinton Holds Onto Lead Over Obama
Discussion: AMERICAblog
Amy Sullivan / Washington Monthly:
DISCOVERING BLACK CHURCHES....I had to disappear to write my piece …
Discussion: Oliver Willis and TBogg
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Geraldine Ferraro: Wright a “racist bigot”
Discussion: Daimnation!
Fox News:
Ferraro Offended By Comparison to Pastor Wright
Discussion: Political Machine
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Jeremiah Wright was White House guest  —  The recent coverage of Rev. Jeremiah Wright has often cast him as a marginal, almost fringe figure, but Trinity Church is a major Chicago institution, and Wright has long been a prominent pastor on the American scene.
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama's NCAA Bracket  —  CHARLESTON, W.V. - Even on the campaign trail, it's basketball time.  Yesterday, Senator Barack Obama played a morning round of hoops with soldiers from Fort Bragg in North Carolina.  Today, as he arrived here for a campaign event, he completed his NCAA Final Four bracket.
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Joe Ovies / 850 & 620 THE BLOG:
Obama Has The Heels All The Way  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama joined 850 The Buzz this morning, not to talk about politics, but to talk about his bracket.  And why not, figuring out how the delegates are spread out makes less sense than the RPI.
CNN:
Cheney's former chief of staff disbarred  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) — I. Lewis “Scooter” Libby was disbarred from practicing law in the nation's capital on Thursday.  —  The former chief of staff to Vice President Dick Cheney was convicted last year of lying to a grand jury and federal agents probing …
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Carol D. Leonnig / Washington Post:
Cheney Ex-Aide ‘Scooter’ Libby Disbarred
Talal Al-Khatib / Political Radar:
Michigan Do-Over Primary ‘Dead’  —  ABC News' Teddy Davis and Talal Al-Khatib Report: Sen. Hillary Clinton's, D-N.Y., path to the Democratic presidential nomination grew tougher on Thursday as Michigan's Legislature adjourned without approving a re-vote.  —  “What I can tell you is that the idea …
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Mark Murray / MSNBC:
MCCAIN: PURIM = HALLOWEEN?  —  When McCain made a foreign policy gaffe in Jordan on Tuesday, it was Sen. Joe Lieberman who quietly pointed out the mistake, giving McCain an opportunity to correct himself in front of the international press corps.  In Israel yesterday, NBC's Lauren Appelbaum reports …
Michael Meyers / Los Angeles Times:
Obama blew it  —  What the candidate should have said about race.  —  Tim Rutten's column, “Obama's Lincoln moment” and The Times editorial, “Obama on race” both miss the mark.  —  In my considered judgment as a race and civil rights specialist, I would say that Barack Obama's “momentous” …
 
 
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Sharon Tubbs / St. Petersburg Times:
Obama's pastor has Tampa ties
Discussion: Top of the Ticket and The Buzz
Greg Mitchell / Editor and Publisher:
Hagee, in ‘NYT’ This Sunday, Says McCain Sought His Endorsement
Discussion: AMERICAblog and Cliff Schecter
Corilyn Shropshire / Houston Chronicle:
Race-related blog causing controversy
Discussion: Pat Dollard
John Amato / Crooks and Liars:
Racist comments on FOX News Website: Where is O'Reilly's crack team now?
 Earlier Items: 
Joseph C. Wilson / The Huffington Post:
Obama's Shallow Credentials on National Security Are Dangerous for the Country
Discussion: Swampland
SilentPatriot / Crooks and Liars:
Bill Maher on McCain: “Not Tougher. Dumber.”
Discussion: VetVoice and The RBC
New York Times:
Obama Shifts Focus to Economic Toll of War
Ralph Peters / New York Post:
SHOCK AND AWFUL  —  ON the fifth anniversary of our cam paign …
Discussion: The Corner and Vox Popoli
Marc Ambinder:
Clinton Campaign Gets A New C.O.O.
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
QUOTE OF THE DAY.  —  Kevin Drum: … How Kevin was able …
Discussion: Pandagon
Hilzoy / Obsidian Wings:
Double Standards  —  Obama gave a very good interview to Nightline …
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Declan McCullagh / The Iconoclast:
FBI posts fake hyperlinks to snare child porn suspects