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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
You'll have bad times.  And he'll have good times.  —  This Unity, New Hampshire, event was the ultimate in political mortification for Hillary Clinton.  —  I may be crazy.  But Bill Clinton is not going to let himself be humiliated.  He's in talks with McCain before long if he's not already.
Discussion: Dohiyi Mir
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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Clinton and Obama Set New Tone  —  UNITY, N.H. — Senators Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton set off on their maiden political voyage on Friday, trading their rivalry from the presidential primary battle for a newfound display of harmony intended to set a fresh tone …
CNN:
Clinton rallies with Obama: ‘We are one party’  —  (CNN) — They beamed, hugged and praised one another.  Their outfits even matched.  —  The long-awaited Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton unity event in Unity, New Hampshire, on Friday was carefully choreographed, with the images and speeches …
Nicole Belle / Crooks and Liars:
McCain Jokes About Beating His Wife  —  Even as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama held their first joint campaign appearance today in New Hampshire, new polls show Obama is rapidly consolidating his sizable leads among women in general and Clinton supporters in particular.
Howard Fineman / MSNBC:
Big donors aren't in Unity
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:   TERRY MCAULIFFE: “I LOVE BARACK OBAMA!”
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:   BILL AND HILLARY MAX OUT FOR OBAMA
Brian Lawson / Politicker NH:
Prominent Dems to lead McCain group
Redstate:
Damn us all and our party if we let this go  —  CONGRESSMAN DELAHUNT CAN BE REACHED AT 202-225-3111 AND BY FAX AT 202-225-5658  —  By The Directors Posted in Bill Delahunt |  It is no secret that public discourse in this country has become very shrill.  Blogs on the left regularly feature vulgar diatribes against the right.
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Kris Kitto / The Hill:
Who's that man?:  Obama asked for ID at gym  —  Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) may have one of the best-known faces in the world, but that doesn't mean he is recognized everywhere, even in Washington.  —  Washington Sports Club employee Takehia Wheeler was manning the front desk …
Discussion: TIME.com
Carpetbagger / The Carpetbagger Report:
The Federal Marriage Amendment is back — with Vitter's and Craig's support  —  Just this week, a group of Republican senators re-introduced the Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution, which, as we know, would ban gay marriage.  —  And once again, the language is pretty straightforward:
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Marc Ambinder:
The Daily Bric-A-Brac  —  The Federal Marriage Amendment is reintroduced with David Vitter and Larry Craig as cosponsors.  —  Yes, David Plouffe's office in Chicago is really spare:  —  Obama, to Ed Gordon: ""At the beginning I wasn't black enough, now folks were saying I was too black at one point.
Discussion: MyDD and Newshoggers.com
Mark Kleiman / The RBC:
An individual right to keep and bear arms: Ho, hum.  —  Now that the Supreme Court has struck down the DC gun ban, how much should we expect the Washington homicide rate to go up as a result?  —  Zero.  —  There's simply no evidence that keeping guns out of the hands of those currently eligible …
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Steven Pearlstein / Washington Post:
This Recession, It's Just Beginning  —  So much for that second-half rebound.  —  Truth be told, that was always more of a wish than a serious forecast, happy talk from the Fed and Wall Street desperate to get things back to normal.  —  It ain't gonna happen.  Not this summer.  Not this fall.
John Bresnahan / The Crypt's Blogs:
Conyers issues subpoena to DOJ for Bush-Cheney interviews on Plame leak  —  House Judiciary Committee John Conyers has issed a subpoena to the Justice Dept. for the unredacted interviews with President Bush and Vice President Cheney on former CIA operative Valerie Plame …
Discussion: TPMMuckraker
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
When Anonymity Fails, Be Nasty, Brutish and Short
Ezra Levant:
The Canadian Human Rights Commission blinks  —  See update below.  —  The Canadian Human Rights Commission, like any petty tyranny, has a strong instinct for survival.  As I predicted last week on the Michael Coren Show, that instinct would cause them to drop the complaint against Mark Steyn and Maclean's.
Discussion: Hot Air, BitsBlog and Jay Currie
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Mark Hemingway / The Corner:
FANTASTIC NEWS!  —  The national Canadian Human Rights Commission …
Discussion: Globe and Mail and Betsy's Page
James A. Carlson / Associated Press:
Delegate who said she'd vote for McCain in fight  —  MILWAUKEE - A Democratic National Convention delegate pledged to Hillary Rodham Clinton says she hopes to fight off an attempt by Wisconsin Democrats to take away her credentials because of her past statement that she would vote for John McCain if Clinton wasn't the nominee.
Discussion: Political Machine
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See-Dubya / michellemalkin.com:
Democrat mayor says healthy food is “the new patriotism”.
Charlie Savage / New York Times:
U.S. and Europe Near Agreement on Private Data  —  WASHINGTON — The United States and the European Union are nearing completion of an agreement allowing law enforcement and security agencies to obtain private information — like credit card transactions, travel histories and Internet browsing habits …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Gallup:
Gallup Daily: Obama, McCain Still Tied at 44%  —  PRINCETON, NJ — For the third straight day, Gallup Poll Daily tracking shows Barack Obama and John McCain tied in national registered voter preferences for the fall election, each now with 44% of the vote.  —  Today's report is based …
Discussion: The Jed Report and Hot Air
Ben Smith / Ben Smith's Blogs:
The odd couple  —  Obama's advance staff is very good at the visuals, and the Unity event is flawless on TV.  —  Even better: It's dominating the news cycle without making any news.  —  And that's one of the key things Hillary (and Bill) bring to Obama: Whenever he wants to deliver …
Binyamin Appelbaum / Boston Globe:
Grim proving ground for Obama's housing policy  —  The candidate endorsed subsidies for private entrepreneurs to build low-income units.  But, while he garnered support from developers, many projects in his former district have fallen into disrepair.  —  CHICAGO - The squat brick buildings …
Michelle Boorstein / The Trail:
Obama Hires New Religious Affairs Adviser  —  Shaun Casey, who teaches religion and politics at Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington, D.C., has been hired by the Obama campaign to focus on outreach to evangelical voters.  —  Casey, who has been informally advising the Obama campaign …
Max Boot / Commentary:
Marshall, Sullivan, and Little Old Me  —  Liberal bloggers Andrew Sullivan and Josh Marshall are furiously attacking my comparison between Iraq and Germany.  “There are almost countless differences between the two historical situations,” Marshall writes.  And he's right.
 
 
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J. Taylor Rushing / The Hill:
Senate passes domestic spending, GI Bill
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
Ann Althouse / Althouse:
Scalia and women's rights: A handgun “is easier to use for those …
Rick Moran / Pajamas Media:
Congressional Pensioners Making GOP a Permanent Minority
Joe Strupp / Editor and Publisher:
‘Merc News’ Designer Who Illustrated Layoffs Now Joins Them
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Done With Mirrors
Ellen Wulfhorst / Tales from the Trail:
Michelle Obama speaks to gay Democrats
Telegraph:
Barclays warns of a financial storm as Federal Reserve's credibility crumbles
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