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10:10 PM ET, July 1, 2008


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Greg Sargent / TPM Election Central:
McCain Campaign Accuses Obama Camp Of Coordinating With Webb To Attack McCain  —  Now the McCain campaign is accusing the Obama campaign of coordinating with Jim Webb to “attack” McCain's war service.  —  On MSNBC last night, Webb told McCain that he should “calm down” …
Domenico Montanaro / MSNBC:
OBAMA CALLS CLARK'S REMARKS ‘INARTFUL’  —  From NBC/NJ's Athena Jones  —  ZANESVILLE, Ohio — “Inartful” was the word Obama used Tuesday to characterize remarks Gen. Wes Clark made over the weekend and subsequently about McCain's military service.  —  VIDEO: NBC's Andrea Mitchell talks …
Discussion: TalkLeft, Sister Toldjah and QandO
McCain campaign pulls ads from some anti-Obama web sites  —  WASHINGTON (CNN) - John McCain's campaign will stop advertising on several pro-Hillary Clinton Web sites that have attacked Barack Obama for being unpatriotic and, in one case, compared the Democratic nominee-in-waiting to Adolf Hitler.
Tahman Bradley / Political Radar:
McCain: Obama Should Cut Wesley Clark Loose.
Discussion: TalkLeft and Hot Air
TPM Election Central:
Now A McCain Surrogate Demeans Wes Clark's Service
Discussion: TalkLeft, Balloon Juice and Daily Kos
Fox News:
McCain to Obama: Cut Ties With Clark
Daily Mail:
Muslims outraged at police advert featuring cute puppy sitting in policeman's hat  —  A postcard featuring a cute puppy sitting in a policeman's hat advertising a Scottish police force's new telephone number has sparked outrage from Muslims.  —  Tayside Police's new non-emergency phone number …
Simon Johnson / Telegraph:
Apology over ‘offensive’ puppy police advert after Muslim complaints
Discussion: The Corner
Rich Lowry / The Corner:
“It's time for Republicans to develop a new brand of conservatism”  —  Here's an excerpt from McLaughlin & Associates memo to be released tomorrow on the results of their latest survey and the state of the race:
Jeffrey M. Jones / Gallup:
Americans Worry McCain Would Be Too Similar to Bush  —  About half are concerned Obama would go too far in changing Bush policies  —  PRINCETON, NJ — A recent USA Today/Gallup poll finds about two in three Americans concerned that John McCain would pursue policies as president that are too similar to what George W. Bush has pursued.
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
New CNN Poll: Obama, McCain in a statistical dead heat  —  (CNN) — With the dust having finally settled after the prolonged Democratic presidential primary, a new CNN/Opinion Research Corporation poll shows Sens. John McCain and Barack Obama locked in a statistical dead heat in the race for the White House.
Josh Patashnik / The New Republic:
Is Obama's Gay Marriage Stand Incoherent?  —  Ramesh Ponnuru writes: … One possibility is that Obama opposes same-sex marriage as a matter of policy, but also thinks it would be unwise for Californians to amend their state constitution in order to prohibit it retroactively and nullify marriages …
Ramesh Ponnuru / The Corner:
Obama on Same-Sex Marriage
Discussion: The Daily Dish
Peter Wehner / Commentary:
Obama's Divisive Unity
Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Trying too Hard  —  Something called the Jed Report goes after me with moonbatty gusto for my USA Today column.  You can judge the caliber of the guy from his writing and style yourself (I don't know anything about him beyond this sophomoric bile).  But he says that I'm attacking Reagan because Reagan said …
Discussion: The Jed Report
Hotline On Call:
On Call Exclusive: Obama Met Privately With Powell At His Office  —  Sen. Barack Obama and retired Gen. Colin Powell met privately two weeks ago in Powell's personal office in Alexandria.  —  Peggy Cifrino, Powell's spokeswoman, confirmed that the presumptive Democratic nominee …
Andrew J. Bacevich / Boston Globe:
What Bush hath wrought  —  FEW AMERICANS, whatever their political persuasion, will mourn George W. Bush's departure from office.  Democrats and Republicans alike are counting the days until the inauguration of a new president will wipe the slate clean.  —  Yet in crucial respects, the Bush era will not end Jan. 20, 2009.
Dean Barnett / Weekly Standard Blog:
Andrew Bacevich: Ignoring Inconvenient Facts
Alexander Mooney / CNN:
Obama discusses his chat Bill Clinton  —  (CNN) — Bill Clinton and Barack Obama are moving on.  —  In Obama's first comments about his widely-covered phone conversation with the former president Monday morning, the Illinois senator said the two did not dwell on the prolonged and at times divisive primary race.
Discussion: and Spin Cycle
James Kirchick / The Politico:
Who's smearing whom?  —  The only obstacle between Barack Obama and the presidency is the mountain of smears that will no doubt come his way.  That's the narrative that Obama supporters — and his swooning chroniclers in the mainstream media — would have us believe.
Why Obama's Faith-Based Initiatives Matter  —  As Barack Obama has emphasized his life as a “committed Christian” over the past year and a half, skeptics have asked for evidence of how his faith would actually influence his policies as president.  Some conservative Christian activists …
Obama's Pro-Gay Flyers  —  Barack Obama may be talking up his Christian faith like he's doing today in Ohio and trying his best to appeal to Evangelicals with a “new kind of politics,” but he's got a problem.  Many of his positions are the same liberal positions that have turned off Evangelicals for years.
Mary Ann Akers / The Sleuth:
Christian Site's Ban on ‘G’ Word Sends Homosexual to Olympics  —  The American Family Association obviously didn't foresee the problems that might arise with its strict policy to always replace the word “gay” with “homosexual” on the Web site of its Christian news outlet, OneNewsNow.
Megan McArdle:
Should I call myself a feminist?  —  This is not exactly a burning question for America.  Nonetheless, it raises some interesting issues that are worth exploring, so heck, I'll explore them.  —  A few years ago, I had the opportunity to attend a group dinner with Kenji Yoshino …
Discussion: American Spectator
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Discussion: Hot Air
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Atrios / Eschaton:
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The Moderate Voice:
Oh What A Reversal of Fortune: We've Met The Enemy & It's Our Very Own Leaders
Steven Thomma / McClatchy Washington Bureau:
Does Obama's rise mean less clout for Democratic centrists?
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
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Discussion: Hot Air and Gateway Pundit
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