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Charles Hurt / New York Post:
JESSE'S A ‘NUT’ JOB  —  LASHES OBAMA WITH VILE LOW BLOW  —  WASHINGTON - In a shocking blast at Barack Obama that was caught on tape, the Rev. Jesse Jackson said, “I wanna cut his nuts out.”  —  He made the astonishingly vulgar remark as he accused the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee …
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.
WBBM-TV:
Rev. Jesse Jackson Caught Bad-Mouthing Obama
Discussion: Babalu Blog and CANNONFIRE
Drudge Report:
REV. JACKSON TRASH TALKS OBAMA: ‘CUT HIS N**S OUT’
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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Stephen Spruiell / The Corner:
Hillary Votes Against FISA Reform
Discussion: The Moderate Voice and NO QUARTER
Los Angeles Times:
Democrats take Obama shift in stride
Discussion: Real Clear Politics
The Lede:
In an Iranian Image, a Missile Too Many  —  Updated, 9:33 a.m., Agence France-Presse has retracted the image as “apparently digitally altered.”  —  As news spread across the world of Iran's provocative missile tests, so did an image of four missiles heading skyward in unison.
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 …
Cathleen Decker / Los Angeles Times:
Carly Fiorina's fuzzy McCain-speak  —  Carly Fiorina is one of John McCain's chief surrogates, talking him up particularly to that key target group, women.  But Fiorina, ousted as chief of Hewlett-Packard in 2005, is not above rounding the edges on straight talk.
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Carrie Budoff Brown / The Politico:
Obama walks the abortion minefield  —  For the past week, some activists in the abortion rights community have been trying to figure out why Barack Obama, a Democrat praised for his strong defense of reproductive rights, appeared to be turning soft.  —  Those who work on the front lines …
Discussion: Weekly Standard Blog and TIME.com
Carla Marinucci / San Francisco Chronicle:
Fiorina fights critics on campaign trail
Discussion: MSNBC and Think Progress
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: MoJoBlog and QandO
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Susan Page / USA Today:
This year, 6 types of voters will decide the presidential election  —  All voters are not created equal.  —  Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama leads Republican John McCain in the latest USA TODAY/Gallup Poll by only single digits among registered voters, 48%-42%, at the edge of the survey's margin of error.
Discussion: Pollster.com, QandO and TIME.com
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.
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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Wall Street Journal:
The Price of Fannie Mae  —  As opposed to GM or Ford, most Americans have never heard of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  Yet the insolvency of either mortgage giant would have far more profound consequences for every American taxpayer than the bankruptcy of those car companies.
Discussion: EconLog and Real Clear Politics
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Katie Benner / Fortune:
The Fannie and Freddie doomsday scenario
Gail Collins / New York Times:
The Audacity of Listening  —  We have to have a talk about Barack Obama.  —  I know, I know.  You're upset.  You think the guy you fell in love with last spring is spending the summer flip-flopping his way to the right.  Drifting to the center.  Going all moderate on you.  So you're withholding the love.
Discussion: The Daily Dish, Commentary and Salon
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
Ernesto Londoño / Washington Post:
U.S. Troops in Iraq Face A Powerful New Weapon  —  Suspected Shiite militiamen have begun using powerful rocket-propelled bombs to attack U.S. military outposts in recent months, broadening the array of weapons used against American troops.  —  U.S. military officials call the devices Improvised Rocket Assisted Munitions, or IRAMs.
Ben Evans / Associated Press:
Rove ignores subpoena, refuses to testify  —  WASHINGTON - Former White House adviser Karl Rove defied a congressional subpoena to testify Thursday about allegations of political pressure at the Justice Department, including whether he tried to influence the prosecution of a former Democratic governor of Alabama.
Discussion: At-Largely
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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