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1:20 PM ET, July 9, 2008

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Andrew Leonard / Salon:
One nation, not just speaking English  —  After a substantial speech decrying the current state of bankruptcy law in the United States, Barack Obama took a few questions from the audience in Powder Springs, Georgia on Tuesday morning.  One young woman asked whether there was anything …
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Jonah Goldberg / The Corner:
Dishonest or Stupid?  —  Via Jim Geraghty I see Obama had this to say about proponents of English-only laws: … Me: Jim has a lot more thoughts on this.  But it seems to me the central point is that this is either staggeringly dishonest or stupendously dumb.
Discussion: small dead animals
Jonathan Martin / Jonathan Martin's Blogs:
Tomorrow's anti-Obama email today  —  This monolouge will getting many heads nodding in agreement, but for those Americans who don't like much having to “press 1 for English” one line won't go over well:  —  “Instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English — they'll learn English …
Discussion: MoJoBlog and Macsmind
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Wall Street Journal:
Maliki's Withdrawal Card  —  A year ago, the conventional Beltway wisdom had it that Iraq was a failed state.  Today, the same wisdom holds that it is less chaotic but still fragile, dependent entirely on a U.S. presence to survive.  But judging by recent comments from Nouri al-Maliki, even this view may be out of date.
Ali Akbar Dareini / Associated Press:
Iran test-fires missiles in Persian Gulf  —  TEHRAN, Iran (AP) - Iran test-fired nine long- and medium-range missiles Wednesday during war games that officials said aimed to show the country can retaliate against any U.S. and Israeli attack, state television reported.
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Alan Cowell / International Herald Tribune:
Iran reportedly test-fires 9 missiles
Mark Murray / MSNBC:
SENATE TICK-TOCK ON THE FISA BILL  —  From NBC's Ken Strickland  —  The Senate is finally expected to wrap up the bill updating the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act today, which includes the controversial provision of retroactive immunity for telecom companies facing lawsuit.
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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.
Washington Post:
FISA's Fetters  —  THE AMERICAN Civil Liberties Union …
Discussion: Cato-at-liberty
Patrick Healy / New York Times:
Obama Donors Aren't Rushing to Aid Clinton  —  A prominent donor to Senator Barack Obama recently sent an e-mail plea to other supporters, asking them — for the sake of Democratic unity — to write checks to Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton to help retire her $23 million in campaign debt.
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Ezra Klein / American Prospect:
THE CONTINUING ADVENTURES OF THE CLINTONITES.
Discussion: The New Republic and The Swamp
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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Nitya / Political Punch:
Jesse Ventura To Run for Senate?  —  In an interview with NPR's David Welna that ran today former Gov. Jesse “The Body” Ventura, Ind-Minn., sounds like he may run for Senate, challenging incumbent Sen. Norm Coleman, R-Minn., whom Ventura defeated for governor in 1998, as well as Democratic nominee …
David Paul Kuhn / The Politico:
Networks may limit convention coverage  —  Major television networks are considering curtailing coverage of the Democratic National Convention after Monday's announcement that Barack Obama will accept his party's nomination in a Denver stadium.  —  According to several broadcast executives …
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US News:
GOP Convention Planners Want Bush Out of the Picture
Discussion: CNN, Salon, MSNBC, MyDD and PoliPundit.com
Kevin Krause / Dallas City Hall Blog:
Dallas County meeting turns racial  —  A special meeting about Dallas County traffic tickets turned tense and bizarre this afternoon.  —  County commissioners were discussing problems with the central collections office that is used to process traffic ticket payments and handle other paperwork normally done by the JP Courts.
Discussion: Right Wing News and Moonbattery
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Michelle Malkin:
Dallas county official: “Black hole” is racist!
Discussion: JammieWearingFool
Cynthia Burton / Philly.com:
GOP club accused of racism for Obama web banner  —  A banner slogan on the Pemberton Republican Club's Web site that said, “Obama loves America like O.J. loved Nicole,” disappeared yesterday after local Democrats alleged racist campaign tactics.  —  The Web master, Ed Kuck …
Discussion: Think Progress
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Jason Springer / Blue Jersey:   Pemberton GOP: Airbrushing Racism Since...
The Politico:
In theory, economists support McCain  —  The endorsement could hardly have been stronger.  On Monday, John McCain's campaign released a statement signed by 300 economists who “enthusiastically support” his “Jobs for America” economic plan, providing a heavyweight testimonial …
Matthew Continetti / Weekly Standard:
Losing the Latino Vote  —  McCain's prospects don't look good.  —  PLENTY OF COMMENTATORS, including yours truly, argued during the Democratic primaries that Barack Obama had shown a weakness with Latino voters which could last through the general election and help John McCain on Election Day.
 
 
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New York Post:
INTELLECTUALS LIE, THE POWERLESS DIE
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CNN:
AMERICAN MORNING  —  Hurricane Bertha On the Move This Morning …
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John McCormick / Chicago Tribune:
Obama's online muscle flexes against him
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Latin Lovers  —  Como se dice “pander” en Español?
Discussion: Swampland and The Corner
Max Blumenthal / The Huffington Post:
Pastor Hagee's Desperate News Suppression Campaign Backfires
Victor Davis Hanson / The Corner:
Monolingual Americans?  —  I was watching Obama complain …
CNN:
Edwards would ‘seriously consider’ VP offer
Wall Street Journal:
Reviving Redistributionism
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Alan Cowell / New York Times:
3 Police and 3 Gunmen Die in Attack on U.S. Post in Turkey
Randi Kaye / CNN:
Atheist soldier sues Army for ‘unconstitutional’ discrimination