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1:05 AM ET, April 25, 2008


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Julie Bosman / The Caucus:
Wright Says His Words Were Twisted  —  In his first wide-ranging interview since video clips of his inflammatory sermons were aired, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. defended himself over the controversy, saying that his words were twisted.  —  Mr. Wright, Senator Barack Obama's former pastor …
Jeremiah Wright  —  More than 3,000 news stories have been penned since early April about Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama.  But behind the five second loop is a man who has preached three different sermons nearly every Sunday since 1972.  In his interview on BILL MOYERS JOURNAL …
Greg Mitchell / The Huffington Post:
Excerpts from Rev. Jeremiah Wright Interview with Bill Moyers  —  I've been sent by Bill Moyers' people excerpts from his interview with Rev. Jeremiah Wright, which will air tomorrow night on PBS.  This is the first major Wright interview since the Obama “controversy” broke last month.
Discussion: Swampland
Marc Ambinder:
The Most Damaging Thing Rev. Jeremiah Wright Has To Say  —  May well be that Obama “says what he has to say as a politician.”
Discussion: QandO and American Spectator
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
The Wright Stuff: ABC provides the context
Discussion: ABCNEWS and protein wisdom
Richard Cowan / Tales from the Trail:
Top House Democrat denounces Clinton campaign tactics  —  WASHINGTON - “Scurrilous” and “disingenuous” were among the words a top Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives used on Thursday to describe Hillary Clinton's campaign tactics in her bid to defeat Barack Obama for their party's presidential nomination.
Discussion: TalkLeft, Booman Tribune and Jay Currie
Mark Leibovich / The Caucus:
Black Leader in House Denounces Bill Clinton's Remarks
Discussion: Fox News and Gateway Pundit
Mark Silva / The Swamp:
McCain camp: N.C. shelving Wright ad  —  Carly Fiorina, background and Charlie Black, advisers to Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain work inside the “Straight Talk Express”, Thursday, April 24, 2008 in New Orleans.  (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)  —  by Mark Silva
Chris Cillizza / The Fix:
Obama Memo: On Electability
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
McCain repeats call for NC GOP to pull controversial ad
Discussion: The Huffington Post
Daniel W. Reilly / The Crypt's Blogs:
Reid, Pelosi, Dean may intervene in nomination  —  Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Thursday that he may have to push undecided superdelegates to make their decisions in the Democratic presidential race, if the contest stretches into June.  —  Reid said he would consider writing …
Pelosi says she doesn't want to see a joint ticket  —  (CNN) — For at least the fourth time in a little more than a month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has made it clear she thinks Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama shouldn't run together on a joint ticket this fall.
Patrick / FishBowlDC:
The Obama Watch Comes To An End: Fox News Sunday Gets Obama!  —  Chris Wallace must be happy...  FishbowlDC has learned that Sen. Barack Obama will finally appear on Fox News Sunday this weekend.  A pre-taped interview is slated to take place Saturday in Marion, Indiana.
Discussion: The Page and Macsmind
Big Tent Democrat / TalkLeft:   Ruh-roh: Obama Going On Fox
Fox News:
Obama Countdown Clock Set to Ring With Appearance This Week on ‘FOX News Sunday’
CBS News:
Scalia On Bush v. Gore: Get Over It!  —  Supreme Court Justice Tells 60 Minutes It's Nonsense To Say The Decision Was Politically Motivated  —  (CBS) People who believe the U.S. Supreme Court's decision giving the 2000 presidential election to George W. Bush was politically motivated …
Discussion: Think Progress
Rush Limbaugh Calling For Riots In Denver  —  Talk Show Host Wants America To See Actions Of ‘Far Left’  —  DENVER — Talk show host Rush Limbaugh is sparking controversy again after he made comments calling for riots in Denver during the Democratic National Convention this summer.
Daniel Henninger / Wall Street Journal:
The Democrats Have a Nominee  —  So what?  —  Other than ensuring the Greatest Show on Earth will continue, does it matter that Hillary Clinton defeated Barack Obama Tuesday in Pennsylvania by nine-plus points?  Barack Obama is the nominee.  —  No matter how many kicks the rest of us find …
Michelle Cottle / The New Republic:
No more Michigan talk!  —  That's it.  Enough is beyond enough.  For what feels like the one millionth time, I just did some segment over at MSNBC on the theme of how Michigan possibly impacts Hillary's position if the popular vote there is factored into the candidates' running tallies.
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Domenici gets ‘qualified admonition’ from Senate Ethics over Iglesias call  —  The Senate Ethics Committee has issued a “qualified admonition” of GOP Sen. Pete Domenici (N.M.) for a phone call he made to David Iglesias, former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, in a corruption case involving local …
David M. Herszenhorn / New York Times:
Ethics Panel Admonishes Domenici
Discussion: DownWithTyranny!
Gallup Daily: Democratic Gap Narrows, Obama Stays Ahead  —  Obama 49% to 44% in latest national polling  —  PRINCETON, NJ — The Gallup Poll Daily tracking update based on April 21-23 interviewing shows Barack Obama holding a narrower advantage over Hillary Clinton than he has in recent days …
Snipes Gets Maximum Sentence: 36 Months  —  OCALA, Fla. — Wesley Snipes was sentenced to 36 months in prison Thursday, the maximum sentence allowed.  —  Watch The Story  —  Snipes was convicted of three misdemeanor charges for not filing his taxes.  —  During the sentencing, Snipes did apologize.
Discussion: Riehl World View
Borzou / Babylon & Beyond:
IRAN: Hillary's threat to “obliterate” in war reverberates  —  Better be careful what you say in the heat of a political campaign.  It could have global repercussions.  —  Presidential contender Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's vow to “obliterate” Iran, presumably with nuclear weapons …
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Ed Ronco / South Bend Tribune:
Poll shows Indiana primary still a tossup
Discussion: MyDD
Steve Benen / Crooks and Liars:
Those ‘experts’ and their ‘fancy degrees’
Megan McArdle:
Strategy or vendetta?  —  I find this argument thoroughly unconvincing.
Melissa McEwan / Shakesville:
Hillary Sexism Watch: Part Eighty-Three
Matthew Lee / Associated Press:
‘Jihadist’ booted from government lexicon
Justin McCarthy /
Whoopi Dismisses Elisabeth's Views as ‘Very White’
Discussion: Hot Air and The Jawa Report
James Joyner / Outside The Beltway:
Mullen: We ‘Will Have to Deal with Iran in the Very Near Future’
Discussion: Daily Pundit
 Earlier Items: 
Mosheh Oinounou / FOX Embeds:
Updated: McCain calls Hagee views “nonsense,” takes jab at Obama
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Electability, Parsed  —  Matt Yglesias makes a great point …
James Glanz / New York Times:
Sunnis Agree to End Boycott, Rejoin Iraq Government
Jonathan Stein / MoJoBlog:
Disneyland-Style Theme Park Set for Baghdad. Honest to God
Susan J. Demas / Detroit News:
Michigan is becoming Clinton's secret weapon
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Minnesota Presidential Election
Marc Ambinder:
Ambinder The Dupe?  —  Moments after I posted a brief …
Fox News:
Secret Service Catch Mexican Official Nabbing White House BlackBerries

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Chris Welch / The Verge:
Daniel Ek says Spotify is working on a deluxe Spotify tier, costing around $17 to $18, that has “a lot more control, a lot higher quality across the board”

Alex Weprin / The Hollywood Reporter:
YouTube Q2 ad revenue grew 13% YoY to $8.66B, vs. $8.93B est.; Google's subscriptions, platforms, and devices unit that includes YouTube TV had revenue of $9.3B

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