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10:20 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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CNN:
Jesse Jackson apologizes for comments critical of Obama  —  (CNN) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson issued an apology to Barack Obama Wednesday for making what he called a “crude and hurtful” remark about the Illinois senator's recent comments directed toward some members of the black community.
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 …
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
Fox News:
Jesse Jackson Apologizes for Crude Obama Remarks  —  The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized Wednesday for saying Barack Obama is “talking down to black people” during what Jackson thought was a private conversation before a FOX News interview Sunday.  —  Jackson was speaking to a guest …
Steven / Bucks Right:
Hannity: Jesse Jackson Slams Obama on Tape
Discussion: Stop The ACLU and Spin Cycle
Clarence Page / The Swamp:
Jackson to Obama: Sorry!
Discussion: Opinion L.A. and Los Angeles Times
Jonathan Weisman / The Trail:
It's Jackson vs. Jackson on ‘Ugly’ and ‘Demeaning’ Obama Remarks
Discussion: Ta-Nehisi Coates and Wonkette
CNN:
Jackson apologizes for ‘crude’ Obama remark
Discussion: Washington Wire and American Power
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 …
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 …
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J.P. Freire / American Spectator:
Obama and Helms: BFF?
Discussion: CNN and The Corner
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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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
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
What About Social Security Was McCain Calling a “Disgrace?”  —  At a town hall meeting in Denver, Colo., on July 7, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., responded to a question about young people not anticipating ever receiving Social Security, and his remarks have invited Democratic salvos.
Discussion: Talking Points Memo and MoJoBlog
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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 …
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.
Michael O'Brien / The Hill:
Judicial Watch files complaint over Obama's mortgage  —  A watchdog group filed complaints with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) and the Senate Ethics Committee Wednesday against Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Barack Obama (Ill.) over a discounted mortgage he received from Northern Trust.
Discussion: Redstate
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.
 
 
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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: Salon and TalkLeft
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Flint cops crack down on sagging pants
Discussion: Reason Magazine and TalkLeft
 Earlier Items: 
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Obama's Sweet Nothings
Discussion: Crooks and Liars
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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
Discussion: TIME.com
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Discussion: All Spin Zone
James Kirchick / The New Republic:
Pat Buchanan Advertises His Book On Neo-Nazi Radio Show
Maureen Dowd / New York Times:
Dreams of Laura  —  The headline on the conservative blog …