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9:05 AM ET, July 10, 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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Gateway Pundit:
Jesse Jackson Slams Obama— “Wanna Cut His Nuts Off” ...Updated With Video  —  Ouch!  —  Drudge headlines: … Daily Kos is freaking out that FOX has the tape.  —  Bucks Right has this on the tape: … The AP just posted a report.  —  O'Reilly and Hannity will play the whole tape tonight and posted a teaser of the tape here.
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 …
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 …
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 …
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.
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
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.
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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 …
Tom Jensen / Public Policy Polling:
Missouri President  —  John McCain 47  —  Barack Obama 44
Discussion: MyDD and Kansas City Star
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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Dan Balz / Washington Post:
Obama's Ideology Proving Difficult to Pinpoint  —  Democrats Decry a Move Toward Middle, but Republicans Still See a Liberal  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama put himself on the opposite side of his party's leadership in the Senate yesterday by reversing course to support a compromise intelligence surveillance bill.
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Jeralyn / TalkLeft:
Hillary, Caroline and Obama Fly to New York Together
Discussion: Macsmind
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 …
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.
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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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: PrestoPundit and Lonewacko
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 and Booman Tribune
Don Frederick / Los Angeles Times:
Howard Wolfson, ex-Hillary Clinton aide, gets a Fox News platform  —  Two different takes on one pugnacious politico...  The big news in the world of punditry today is the Fox News Channel has added to its ranks former Hillary Clinton aide Howard Wolfson — known for his don't-give-an-inch style …
Discussion: The Caucus and KIKO'S HOUSE
 
 
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