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1:15 PM ET, June 22, 2008


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Washington Post:
3 in 10 Americans Admit to Race Bias  —  Survey Shows Age, Too, May Affect Election Views  —  As Sen. Barack Obama opens his campaign as the first African American on a major party presidential ticket, nearly half of all Americans say race relations in the country are in bad shape and three …
Eli Saslow / Washington Post:
Hate Groups' Newest Target  —  White Supremacists Report an Increase in Visits to Their Web Sites  —  Sen. Barack Obama's historic victory in the Democratic primaries, celebrated in America and across much of the world as a symbol of racial progress and cultural unity …
Associated Press:
Brokaw to ‘Meet the Press’ through election  —  NEW YORK (AP) — Veteran news anchor Tom Brokaw will moderate NBC's “Meet the Press” through the November election in the place of the late Tim Russert, the network announced Sunday.  —  Brokaw is scheduled to start on June 29.
Washington Post:
McCain Driving Debate, But Some Fear Swerving  —  GOP Insiders Want More Consistent Theme  —  In the two weeks since Barack Obama became the presumptive Democratic nominee, John McCain has demonstrated a knack for driving the daily political debate, forcing his opponent to respond to a challenge …
Andrew Roberts / Telegraph:
History will say that we misunderestimated George W Bush  —  As he leaves the White House at the end of his second term, the President has a poll rating of only 23 per cent, and is widely disliked and even despised.  His foreign policy has been judged a failure, especially in view of the long …
Discussion: Sister Toldjah and TigerHawk
Clark Hoyt / New York Times:
Pantsuits and the Presidency  —  SOME supporters of Hillary Clinton believe that sexism colored news coverage of her presidential campaign.  The Times reported in a front-page article on June 13 that many are proposing boycotts of cable news networks and that a “Media Hall of Shame” …
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Time Magazine uncritically prints Nancy Pelosi's “justifications” for the FISA “compromise”  —  (updated below)  —  It's hardly news that Time Magazine's principal function is uncritically to amplify false claims from government officials, but this article by Massimo Calabresi — entitled …
New York Times:
Editors' Note  —  The Central Intelligence Agency asked The New York Times not to publish the name of Deuce Martinez, an interrogator who questioned Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and other high-level Al Qaeda prisoners, saying that to identify Mr. Martinez would invade his privacy and put him at risk …
Discussion: Media Blog and
Scott Shane / New York Times:
Inside a 9/11 Mastermind's Interrogation
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
The Carla Effect  —  The French are different from you and me.  —  Yes, they have Sarkozy.  —  And they have Carla.  —  And they have “the Carla effect,” as it's known in Paris.  —  If an American first lady, or would-be first lady, described herself as a “tamer of men” and had a …
Discussion: TalkLeft, and Althouse
Martyn McLaughlin / Scotsman:
Falling exam passes blamed on Wikipedia ‘littered with inaccuracies’  —  WIKIPEDIA and other online research sources were yesterday blamed for Scotland's falling exam pass rates.  —  The Scottish Parent Teacher Council (SPTC) said pupils are turning to websites and internet resources …
Associated Press:
Everything seemingly is spinning out of control  —  WASHINGTON - Is everything spinning out of control?  —  Midwestern levees are bursting.  Polar bears are adrift.  Gas prices are skyrocketing.  Home values are abysmal.  Air fares, college tuition and health care border on unaffordable.
Discussion: Don Surber and Althouse
Michael Isikoff / Newsweek:
McCain's Boeing Battle Boomerangs  —  Assembly Required: McCain called Boeing's deal a ‘rip-off’  —  One of John McCain's most celebrated achievements in recent years was his crusade to block a Pentagon contract with Boeing for a new fleet of midair refueling tankers.
Mark Krikorian / The Corner:
Told You So  —  I'm at the beach, so following the news is not at the top of my to-do list. but Mickey Kaus has taunted us Corner-niks about our lack of comment on the most recent indication that McCain's change of heart on immigration is entirely fictitious.
Discussion: PrestoPundit
Matt Spence / US Elections:
June Polls Don't Hold Up  —  This week's polls showing Barack Obama with small, but significant, single-digit leads among likely voters are certainly welcomed by Democrats, but recent history hasn't been kind to early frontrunners.  —  In fact, only one of the last five June election-year polling averages …
Discussion: Below The Beltway
Hindrocket / Power Line:
Discussion: Let Freedom Ring
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David S. Broder / Washington Post:
Getting to Know Obama
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The Big Trunk / Power Line:
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David S Morgan / CBS News:
Obama: I'll Fight To Strip Telecom Immunity From FISA
Discussion: Firedoglake, Hot Air and Redstate
Leila Fadel / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Haditha victims' kin outraged as Marines go free
Discussion: RADAMISTO
Howard Wilkinson / Cincinnati Enquirer:
The ground warriors  —  Supporters of McCain, Obama are gearing up
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Atrios / Eschaton:
Regret  —  As I've written before, Democrats will regret embracing …
Teacher accused of burning cross on student's arm
Discussion: Liberal Values
Michael Barone / Real Clear Politics:
The Facts in Iraq Are Changing
Martin Beckford / Telegraph:
Toddlers to be taught about human rights
Ed Morrissey / Hot Air:
Mark Shields: Obama couldn't pass a polygraph