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9:30 PM ET, July 9, 2008

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Drudge Report:
REV. JACKSON TRASH TALKS OBAMA: ‘CUT HIS N**S OUT’  —  SHOCK: REV. JESSE JACKSON SLAMS OBAMA, WANTS TO ‘CUT HIS N**S OUT’... APOLOGIZES FOR ‘CRUDE AND HURTFUL COMMENTS’ CAUGHT ON TAPE... FOXNEWS WILL PLAY JACKSON TAPE IN ITS ENTIRETY TONIGHT ON 'O'REILLY' 8 PM ET/5 PM PT... DEVELOPING...
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Kathryn Jean Lopez / The Corner:
Jesse Jackson  —  has been caught on tape — he thought the mic wasn't on — trashing Obama in colorful terms.  According to Sean Hannity (who will have the tape on Hannity & Colmes later), his beef is that Obama lectures the black community.  “That helps Obama” was my first thought.
Discussion: TownHall Blog
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
Hot Mic Catches Jesse Jackson Hammering Obama; Jackson Apologizes  —  Apparently unaware of a hot microphone, Rev. Jesse L. Jackson Sr., founder and president of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition, made a crude and disparaging remark along the lines of wanting to rip Obama's genitals off in reference …
Discussion: protein wisdom and The Raw Story
Clarence Page / The Swamp:
Jackson to Obama: Sorry!  —  A WARNING TO UNDER-AGED READERS:  —  Now that I've got your attention...  This has to be some sort of new speed record.  The Rev. Jesse Jackson has issued an apology this afternoon for a story that has not even been reported yet.
Discussion: Opinion L.A. and Los Angeles Times
CNN:
Jackson apologizes for ‘crude’ Obama remark
Discussion: Washington Wire and American Power
Jonathan Weisman / The Trail:
It's Jackson vs. Jackson on ‘Ugly’ and ‘Demeaning’ Obama Remarks
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates
Glenn Greenwald / Salon:
Today's coverup of surveillance crimes and Barack Obama  —  What we learned in December, 2005 that George Bush and the telecoms were doing — listening in on the private conversations of American citizens without warrants — is a felony under clear U.S. law, punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine for each offense.
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Eric Lichtblau / New York Times:
Senate Backs Wiretap Bill to Shield Phone Companies  —  WASHINGTON — More than two and a half years after the disclosure of President's Bush's domestic eavesdropping program set off a furious national debate, the Senate gave final approval on Wednesday afternoon to broadening the government's spy powers …
Amanda / Think Progress:
Senators Give Kennedy A Standing Ovation As He Returns To Cast Critical Vote On Medicare Bill  —  Today, the Senate chamber erupted into loud cheers when Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-MA) returned to cast his vote on long-stalled Medicare legislation.  Senators gave Kennedy, who has been battling a brain tumor, a long standing ovation.
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Jesse Helms / Raleigh News & Observer:
He quit rather than lower flag for Helms  —  RALEIGH - L.F. Eason III gave up the only job he'd ever had rather than lower a flag to honor former U.S. Sen. Jesse Helms.  —  Eason, a 29-year veteran of the state Department of Agriculture, instructed his staff at a small Raleigh lab not to fly …
Larry Kudlow / The Corner:
Mac's Off Cap-and-Trade  —  After writing favorably about Sen. McCain's recent economics speeches, where he clearly shifted toward the supply-side both on tax cuts and producing more energy, I went back last evening and carefully read his 15-page policy pamphlet called “Jobs for America.”
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Marc Ambinder:   McCain Sticks By Cap-N-Trade
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
QUITE A STATEMENT  —  People say a lot of things about Social Security — a lot of it nonsense.  But I haven't heard something like this in a long time.  John McCain says that Social Security, as originally conceived more than 70 years ago, is an “absolute disgrace.”
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Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
What About Social Security Was McCain Calling a “Disgrace?”
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and MoJoBlog
Josh Marshall / Talking Points Memo:
TPMTV: MCCAIN'S ABSOLUTE DISGRACE
Discussion: The Jed Report
Kevin K. / Rumproast:
“Hillraiser” Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild calls Obama an “elitist” on CNN  —  Here's frustrated and filthy rich “Hillraiser” Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild appearing Monday on (yes, you guessed it) Fox News' Your World (aka Your Daily PUMA):  —  Some background: Lady Lynn Forester de Rothschild …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit and Newshoggers.com
T. Boone Pickens / Wall Street Journal:
My Plan to Escape the Grip of Foreign Oil  —  One of the benefits of being around a long time is that you get to know a lot about certain things.  I'm 80 years old and I've been an oilman for almost 60 years.  I've drilled more dry holes and also found more oil than just about anyone in the industry.
Karl / protein wisdom:
Obama and McCain are bilingual, if that means speaking from both sides of their mouths  —  Barack Obama largely dodged a question on bilingualism yesterday in Georgia by dismissing “English-only” laws and dialectically suggesting that our children need to speak Spanish …
Discussion: The Campaign Spot and Salon
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Jason Springer / Blue Jersey:
Pemberton GOP: Airbrushing Racism Since...  So the Pemberton and Burlington County GOP got caught today.  Take a look at a before screen shot of the Pemberton GOP website and see if anything looks out of place...  Ah, what a tasteful municipal party message.
James Kirchick / The New Republic:
Pat Buchanan Advertises His Book On Neo-Nazi Radio Show  —  You read that right.  On June 29th, MSNBC personality and three-time presidential candidate Pat Buchanan appeared on a neo-Nazi radio program to promote his new revisionist history of the Second World War, Churchill, Hitler …
 
 
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Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Judicial Watch files complaint over Obama's mortgage
Discussion: Redstate
Joseph Romm / Guardian:
George Bush's G8 deal to cut carbon emissions isn't enough
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Hillary, Caroline and Obama Fly to New York Together
Ed Lavandera / CNN:
Mexican comic-book character called racist
Discussion: protein wisdom
Associated Press:
Obama says he regrets TV interview of his children
Matthew Yglesias:
Clinton Against FISA  —  Her office puts out a good statement …
Discussion: TalkLeft
Ben Schmitt / Detroit Free Press:
Flint cops crack down on sagging pants
Discussion: Reason Magazine and TalkLeft
 Earlier Items: 
HatchInBrooklyn / Daily Kos:
Obama Voted No On Immunity & Got FISA Right
Ben / Think Progress:
Reporters Dismiss McCain's Iran ‘Joke’ As Part Of His ‘Real Guy’ Persona
Randy Furst / Minneapolis Star Tribune:
Obama campaign revamps trip offer
Michael D. Shear / The Trail:
McCain Campaign Restricts Press Access
Carol Marbin Miller / MiamiHerald.com:
Foster child denied shot at new liver
Discussion: All Spin Zone
New York Post:
INTELLECTUALS LIE, THE POWERLESS DIE
John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
Obama's online muscle flexes against him