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9:20 AM ET, July 11, 2008

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David Kocieniewski / New York Times:
Rangel Rents Apartments at Bargain Rates  —  While aggressive evictions are reducing the number of rent-stabilized apartments in New York, Representative Charles B. Rangel is enjoying four of them, including three adjacent units on the 16th floor overlooking Upper Manhattan in a building owned …
Adam Liptak / New York Times:
A Hint of New Life to a McCain Birth Issue  —  In the most detailed examination yet of Senator John McCain's eligibility to be president, a law professor at the University of Arizona has concluded that neither Mr. McCain's birth in 1936 in the Panama Canal Zone nor the fact that his parents …
New York Times:
U.S. Considers Takeover of Two Mortgage Giants  —  WASHINGTON — Alarmed by the growing financial stress at the nation's two largest mortgage finance companies, senior Bush administration officials are considering a plan to have the government take over one or both of the companies and place …
PZ Myers / Pharyngula:
Fight back against Bill Donohue!  —  So far today, I have received 39 pieces of personal hate mail of varying degrees of literacy, all because I was rude to a cracker.  Four of them have included death threats, a personal one day record.  Thirty-four of them have demanded that I be fired.
Washington Post:
EPA Won't Act on Emissions This Year  —  Instead of New Rules, More Comment Sought  —  The Bush administration has decided not to take any new steps to regulate greenhouse gas emissions before the president leaves office, despite pressure from the Supreme Court and broad accord among senior federal officials …
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Michael Cooper / New York Times:
McCain Adviser Refers to ‘Nation of Whiners’  —  BELLEVILLE, Mich. — Senator John McCain has spent the week trying to tell people that he feels their economic pain.  So it was more than a little unhelpful when one of his top economic advisers was quoted Thursday as saying that the United States …
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Dana Bash / CNN:
McCain adviser explains ‘whining’ comments
Discussion: AMERICAblog News
David Kurtz / Talking Points Memo:
OBAMA: AMERICA ALREADY HAS A DR. PHIL
Discussion: Firedoglake and Needlenose
Matthew Mosk / Washington Post:
Donors Asked To Give for Two  —  The fundraising machine Sen. Barack Obama is relying on to overwhelm Sen. John McCain this fall has shown signs of wear in recent weeks, as Internet contributions have slowed and efforts to recruit top donors to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's campaign have been beset by lingering tensions.
Natalie Gewargis / Political Punch:
In Pennsylvania, McCain Tells a New Version of Heroic P.O.W. Story — Subbing the Pittsburgh Steelers for the Green Bay Packers  —  Yesterday in Pittsburgh, Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., professed his love for the Steelers to KDKA-TV.  —  Watch HERE.  —  Asked what first comes to his mind …
Spiegel Online:
Obama Reacts to Debate in Berlin  —  Chancellor Angela Merkel has said she finds Barack Obama's plan to give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin a bit “odd.”  Obama's spokesman now says Obama will find a Berlin location for his speech that makes the most sense for him and his hosts.
Washington Post:
Sudan Leader To Be Charged With Genocide  —  Peace Efforts in Darfur Could Be Hampered, Some U.N. Officials Fear  —  The chief prosecutor of the Internationals Criminal Court will seek an arrest warrant Monday for Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir, charging him with genocide and crimes …
Discussion: On Deadline, Los Angeles Times and NION
Paul Krugman / New York Times:
Kennedy's Big Day  —  It was the worst of days, it was the best of days.  On Wednesday, Senate Democrats capitulated to the Bush administration on wiretapping — with Barack Obama joining the coalition of the craven.  —  Later that day, however, those same Senate Democrats won a huge victory on Medicare.
Publius / Obsidian Wings:
Goodbye to “Sister Souljah”  —  I keep hearing that Nutsgate is a “Sister Souljah moment” for Obama.  Frankly, it's annoying me.  First - it's not a Sister Souljah moment at all.  Second - I'm sick of that term.  It's time to retire the Sister Souljah label altogether.  It's inaccurate, and even borderline racist.
Jill Drew / Washington Post:
China's Silencing Season  —  Activist Journalists and Lawyers Jailed, Harassed in Far-Reaching Pre-Olympic Operation  —  BEIJING — Outside the small restaurant where he was having dinner, Huang Qi saw men he recognized, plainclothes police officers.  He got on his cellphone to alert colleagues …
David Aguilar / Associated Press:
Bodies of 2 missing US soldiers are found in Iraq  —  DETROIT - The bodies of two U.S. soldiers missing in Iraq for more than a year have been found, their families said Thursday night.  The military would not immediately confirm the report.  —  The father of Army Sgt. Alex Jimenez …
Discussion: Gateway Pundit
Matea Gold / Los Angeles Times:
Jackson's Obama comments almost went unnoticed  —  A Fox News technician transcribing the tape overnight heard it, and it took off from there.  —  NEW YORK — The news that the Rev. Jesse Jackson took a crude swipe at Sen. Barack Obama this week put renewed scrutiny on the relationship between …
Jim Kuhnhenn / Associated Press:
McCain has best fundraising in June, $22M  —  WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate John McCain raised more than $22 million in June, his best fundraising performance of the year, and ended the month with nearly $27 million cash on hand.  —  Campaign manager Rick Davis said Thursday …
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Dana Milbank / Washington Post:
Putting Her Foot Down and Getting the Boot
Morton M. Kondracke / Roll Call:
Obama's Changes Raise Issue: Can You Believe in Him?
Discussion: Hot Air
John Kass / Chicago Tribune:
Jackson's cutting remark may be helpful to Obama
David Williams / Daily Mail:
Pictured: Smiling preacher of hate Abu Qatada enjoying an £800 …
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John Hawkins / Right Wing News:
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Man retires rather than honor Helms
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Speaker Pelosi to Leader Boehner on Proposed Franking Changes
Kathleen Parker / The Corner:
The Nutty Confessor  —  A coupla observations about the Rev. Jesse Jackson:
James Kanter / International Herald Tribune:
OPEC warns against military conflict with Iran
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Cow farts collected in plastic tank for global warming study
Andy Barr / The Hill:
Giuliani: Obama Capturing ‘an Anti-American Feeling’
 

 
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