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Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
Jesse Jackson Apologizes for Remarks on Obama  —  WASHINGTON — The Rev. Jesse Jackson apologized on Wednesday for critical and crude comments he made about Senator Barack Obama, remarks in which he accused Mr. Obama of “talking down to black people.”  —  Mr. Jackson, before an interview …
Fox News:
Jesse Jackson Apologizes for Crude Obama Remarks  —  ev.  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 fellow guest …
New York Post:
JESSE JACKSON SAYS HE WANTS TO CUT OBAMA'S ‘NUTS OUT’  —  WASHINGTON - In a vulgar tirade caught on tape by Fox News, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said he wanted to “cut his [Barack Obama's] nuts out” and he accused the fellow Chicagoan of “talking down to black folks” by giving moral lectures to African-Americans …
WBBM-TV:
Rev. Jesse Jackson Caught Bad-Mouthing Obama
Discussion: Babalu Blog and CANNONFIRE
Joe Gandelman / The Moderate Voice:
New Jesse Jackson Controversy: Jackson Steps In It Again
The Politico:
Dems searching their souls on drilling  —  In the stages of grief, denial gives way to anger and then to bargaining.  —  It may be an apt metaphor this week, as Democrats' long-held opposition to expanded offshore oil drilling succumbs to the political realities of $4-per-gallon gasoline.
Discussion: Think Progress
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Shailagh Murray / Washington Post:
Obama Joins Fellow Senators in Passing New Wiretapping Measure  —  The Senate easily approved legislation to overhaul government eavesdropping rules in terrorism and espionage cases and effectively granted immunity to telecommunications companies that participated in a secret domestic spying program …
Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama's Ideology Proving Difficult to Pinpoint
Rasmussen Reports:
Voters Reject Obama's call for Bilingualism  —  Barack Obama said yesterday that “instead of worrying about whether immigrants can learn English,” Americans “need to make sure your child can speak Spanish.”  A national telephone survey conducted last month by Rasmussen Reports found …
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Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Missouri Presidential Election  —  Missouri: McCain Leads By Five in Classic Swing State  —  The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in Missouri shows John McCain attracting 47% of the vote while Barack Obama earns 42%.  A month ago, the candidates were essentially even.
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Missouri President  —  John McCain 47  —  Barack Obama 44
Discussion: MyDD
Stephen Spruiell / The Corner:
Hillary Votes Against FISA Reform  —  In the wake of Obama's “yes” vote on FISA reform, I've got a short piece up today recounting a few other instances in which he's run afoul of the liberal netroots.  They've had their doubts about him since he was running as a centrist in Iowa …
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Little Green Footballs:
Iran's Photoshopped Missile Launch  —  At least one of the photographs released today by Iran and published by an unquestioning Western media is a Photoshop fake:  —  (Hat tip: webs87.)  —  UPDATE at 7/9/08 8:20:34 pm:  —  An animated version at Suitably Flip: Mahmoud the Fauxtographer.
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Flip / Suitably Flip:
Mahmoud the Fauxtographer  —  Noted document debunker Charles Johnson …
Discussion: Israel Matzav
Karl Rove / Wall Street Journal:
Barack's Brilliant Ground Game  —  For a campaign that says it wants to end the politics of the Bush-Cheney years, the Obama for President effort has cribbed an awful lot from the Bush-Cheney playbooks of 2000 and 2004.  —  For starters, Barack Obama's manager admitted to the New York Times …
Andrew Grice / The Independent:
Bush to G8: 'Goodbye from the world's biggest polluter'  —  After rejecting global climate-change targets, George Bush's parting shot to the G8 summit  —  President George Bush signed off with a defiant farewell over his refusal to accept global climate change targets at his last G8 summit.
Peter Applebome / New York Times:
Build a Wiffle Ball Field and Lawyers Will Come  —  Some town-owned land in Greenwich, Conn., has been turned into a Wiffle ball field by teenagers.  Neighbors are complaining.  Jeff Currivan, 17, shown at bat, said, “They think we're a cult.”  —  GREENWICH, Conn.
Discussion: Overlawyered
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.
Jeff Zeleny / New York Times:
America Gets to Know Obama, and Vice Versa  —  BUTTE, Mont. — Senator Barack Obama marveled at the view here in Big Sky Country.  He discovered that the gumbo in New Orleans was far tastier than in Chicago.  And he was pleasantly surprised that he loved Austin, Tex., and its music — but who doesn't?
Discussion: The Caucus, PrestoPundit and Lonewacko
 
 
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Don Frederick / Los Angeles Times:
Howard Wolfson, ex-Hillary Clinton aide, gets a Fox News platform
Discussion: The Caucus and KIKO'S HOUSE
Peter Nicholas / Los Angeles Times:
Obama shows signs of being trail-weary
Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Late Night: Choosing and Losing (FISA Edition)
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Bill McAllister / KTUU-TV:
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Discussion: Eschaton
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