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7:50 AM ET, April 30, 2008

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New York Times:
Obama's Break With Ex-Pastor Sets Sharp Shift in Tone  —  WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Senator Barack Obama broke forcefully on Tuesday with his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., in an effort to curtail a drama of race, values, patriotism and betrayal that has enveloped his presidential candidacy at a critical juncture.
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New York Times:
Obama's Remarks on Wright  —  The following is a transcript of a press conference held by Senator Barack Obama in response to recent statements by his former pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah A. Wright Jr., as provided by Mr. Obama's presidential campaign.  —  SENATOR BARACK OBAMA …
Vaughn Ververs / CBS News:
Obama's Risky Denunciation Of Rev. Wright
Tom Bevan / Real Clear Politics:
The Anatomy of Wright's Disinvitation
Earl Ofari Hutchinson / The Huffington Post:
Obama, Not Wright, Is Obama's Worst Enemy
Discussion: Political Punch
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
Obama denounces Wright
Todd Beeton / MyDD:
Barack Obama Press Conference
Michael D. Shear / MSNBC:
McCain offers market-based health plan  —  Proposes tax credits for individuals; critics say poor would be left behind  —  TAMPA, Fla. - Sen. John McCain on Tuesday rejected calls by his Democratic opponents for universal health coverage, instead offering a market-based solution …
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RushLimbaugh.com:
Rush Calls Operation Chaos Pause  —  BEGIN TRANSCRIPT  —  RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, I am calling an operational pause in Operation Chaos.  We have a week to figure out now what's best to do.  If your state still allows voter registration, keep that up, continue to register as a Democrat in upcoming Operation Chaos primaries.
Patricia Lopez / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Franken owes $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states  —  DFL U.S. Senate candidate Al Franken, frontrunner in the race to unseat Republican U.S. Sen. Norm Coleman, owes $70,000 in back taxes in 17 states, where he earned income going back to 2003.  —  Franken on Tuesday told the Associated Press …
Floyd Abrams / Wall Street Journal:
Foreign Law and the First Amendment  —  Late in 1941, the U.S. Supreme Court issued an opinion which, for the first time in our history, starkly distinguished American protection of speech from that of England.  —  Two union members had been convicted of assaulting nonunion truck drivers.
Discussion: The Corner
FactCheck.org:
DNC vs. McCain  —  Two Democratic Party TV ads hit McCain on Iraq and the economy.  We supply context and corrections.  —  The Democratic National Committee has produced two TV ads against McCain, hoping to soften him up while the party figures out who its own presidential nominee will be.
iowahawk:
Advice for the Lovelorn  —  Dear Barry:  —  I've been married to the same wonderful man — Let's call him “Jeremiah” — for 20 years.  He's a great provider and we live in a beautiful home.  He dotes on me and treats me like a queen; even after twenty years he still brings me little gifts and opens doors for me.
Noam Scheiber / The New Republic:
Why'd Obama Join Trinity in the First Place?  —  The question is worth revisiting now that his ex-pastor is threatening his entire campaign.  —  I've heard two basic theories since the Wright tapes first surfaced in March.  The first is cynical: Obama was a black politician in Chicago …
Discussion: Top of the Ticket
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Lurita Doan finally forced out at GSA  —  Lurita Doan, head of the General Services Administration, was forced to offer her resignation tonight, according to an e-mail she sent out this evening.  —  Doan was appointed in late May, 2006, becoming the first woman to serve as GSA Administrator.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo
Paul Krugman:
Gas tax follies  —  I've been on the road (actually doing a public dialog with Barney Frank on financial reform), so I'm just catching up.  Anyway, John McCain has a really bad idea on gasoline, Hillary Clinton is emulating him (but with a twist that makes her plan pointless rather than evil), and Barack Obama, to his credit, says no.
baldilocks:
View From Under The Bus (UPDATED) … Finally, I've finished listening to all of the Moyers interview and the batty NAACP address by Barack Obama's pastor of twenty years, Jeremiah Wright.  And, in addition, I rewatched that display of ego, half-truths—aka falsehoods—and mundane bad manners …
Steyn Online:
MRS GRIEVANCE  —  Steyn on People  —  Michelle, ma belle: these are words that go together well.  She looks fabulous, like a presidential spouse out of some dream movie - glossy hair, triple strand of pearls, vaguely retro suits that subtly remind you she'd be the most glamorous First Lady since Jackie Kennedy.
Discussion: Jules Crittenden
Seth Borenstein / Associated Press:
Food scientists say stop biofuels to fight world hunger  —  WASHINGTON (AP) — Some top international food scientists Tuesday recommended halting the use of food-based biofuels, such as ethanol, saying it would cut corn prices by 20 percent during a world food crisis.
Discussion: The Corner
 
 
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