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8:30 PM ET, April 28, 2008

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Joe Klein / Swampland:
The Reverend Wright  —  Oy.  —  And furthermore, I've been to dozens and dozens of African-American church services over the years, including the investiture of one of my friends as an AME minister two years ago, and I have very rarely, if ever, heard the kind of rants that are part of Reverend Wright's canon.
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Eric Pianin / Rough Sketch:
Wright's Voice Could Spell Doom for Obama  —  The Rev. Jeremiah Wright, explaining this morning why he had waited so long before breaking his silence about his incendiary sermons, offered a paraphrase from Proverbs: “It is better to be quiet and be thought a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.”
Jeff Zeleny / The Caucus:
Obama Addresses Ex-Pastor's Media Blitz  —  WILMINGTON, N.C. - If it was not clear before today, Senator Barack Obama said, it should be clear now: his presidential campaign has no control over what the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., his former pastor, says or does.
Discussion: The Page and Connecting.the.Dots
Mike Allen / The Politico:
Wright to Obama: ‘Coming after you’  —  The Rev. Jeremiah Wright said Monday that he will try to change national policy by “coming after” Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he is elected president.  —  The pastor also insisted Obama “didn't denounce” him and “didn't distance himself” …
John Holusha / New York Times:
Wright Says Criticism Is Attack on Black Church  —  Attacks on him are really attacks on the black church, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr. said in a speech to the National Press Club in Washington on Monday, in which he mounted a spirited defense of views and sermons that have become an issue …
Adam Green / The Huffington Post:
MoveOn: Obama Got Outfoxed  —  It's no secret that MoveOn.org members have been very supportive of Barack Obama's candidacy - endorsing him with a 70% vote, raising lots of small dollar donations for him, sending hundreds of thousands of personal endorsement emails to friends and family …
Amy Sullivan / Time:   Jeremiah Wright Goes to War
Mike Dorning / Chicago Tribune:
Obama: Judge my words, not Wright's
Discussion: TalkLeft and The Volokh Conspiracy
Marc Ambinder:
Wright Politics  —  ## The Obama campaign knows that Wright …
Discussion: Hot Air
Kate Phillips / The Caucus:
Wright Defends Church and Blasts Media
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Race Still Close with Obama 47%, Clinton 46%  —  Preferences nearly tied in each of the last three days  —  PRINCETON, NJ — Gallup Poll Daily tracking conducted April 25-27 shows Democrats closely divided in their nomination preferences, with 47% favoring Barack Obama and 46% backing Hillary Clinton.
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madison.com:
Badger Poll: Presidential race up for grabs in Wisconsin  —  The latest poll of the presidential race shows that none of the three remaining candidates has a majority of support in Wisconsin.  —  The University of Wisconsin Survey Center's Badger Poll released Monday shows …
Reihan Salam / Weekly Standard:
Go for the Bitter Bloc  —  Hillary shows McCain the path to victory over Obama.
Discussion: The New Republic
Rasmussen Reports:
34% of Democrats Want Clinton to Drop Out
Discussion: TPM Election Central
William Kristol / New York Times:
Hillary Gets No Respect  —  I normally don't claim to speak for other members of the vast right-wing conspiracy.  After all, we're each nefarious in our own, individual way.  Indeed, we often disagree with one another.  —  But I do think I can speak for most of my fellow right-wingers when I say this …
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Boston Globe:
Hillary Strangelove  —  AMERICANS have learned to take with a grain of salt much of the rhetoric in a campaign like the current Democratic donnybrook between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.  Still, there are some red lines that should never be crossed.  Clinton did so Tuesday morning …
Scarce / Crooks and Liars:   Bill Kristol: Hillary gets no respect
Jonathan Weisman / The Trail:
With Bingaman Endorsement, Obama Takes Senate Support Lead  —  Sen. Barack Obama officially pulled ahead today in the scramble for endorsements from colleagues in the U.S. Senate, thanks to Sen. Jeff Bingaman of New Mexico.  —  Never one of the Senate's most high-profile members …
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Sam Graham-Felsen / my.barackobama.com:
Senator Jeff Bingaman Endorses Barack Obama  —  Chicago, IL - Today, United States Senator Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) endorsed Barack Obama for president, citing his ability to rise above the issues that divide us, end the war in Iraq, bring universal health care, and make America energy independent.
Gary D. Robertson / Associated Press:
AP NewsBreak: Gov. Easley to endorse Clinton
Discussion: Ben Smith's Blogs
Mark Sherman / Associated Press:
Supreme Court says states can demand photo ID for voting  —  WASHINGTON - States can require voters to produce photo identification, the Supreme Court ruled Monday, upholding a Republican-inspired law that Democrats say will keep some poor, older and minority voters from casting ballots.
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Dan Froomkin / Washington Post:
Party of the Damned  —  As the Bush presidency staggers to an end, it's hard to say who has less to brag about: the president or the journalists who cover him.  So it's fitting that the last White House Correspondents' Association dinner of the Bush era — the ultimate celebration …
Discussion: Firedoglake
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Michael Scherer / Time:
The Coolest D.C. Party is Still Lame
Discussion: The Swamp
Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
Is The US Now A Non-Geneva State?  —  The manner in which free societies lose their moral compass is always incremental.  Step by step by step, certain core values are whittled away.  There is rarely a moment at which a government stands up, and asks its people if they wish to abandon such …
The Lady Logician / Ladies Logic:
Decisions, Decisions...  The fallout continues for Team Franken.  Friday and Saturday saw stories in the Star Tribune on the Franken tax issues.  Both stories have a common theme....that it is the fault of those nasty Republicans that Franken is having these troubles....
 
 
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John Derbyshire / The Corner:
Hey Hey, Ho Ho  —  Some readers of today's column are upset …
Discussion: National Review and Vox Popoli
Marc Ambinder:
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Discussion: The Corner
Marisa Guthrie / Broadcasting & Cable:
NBC's Todd: Bill Clinton ‘Woefully Unprepared for 21st Century Media’
Discussion: Don Surber and Open Left
Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
ARUGULA?  —  When did arugula become the new latte?
Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Re: If Hillary Pulls This Off
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Liz Sidoti / Associated Press:
Poll: Clinton leads McCain
John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
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Discussion: Neptunus Lex