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4:20 AM ET, July 17, 2008

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Chris / TVNewser:
Breaking: What Else Jesse Jackson Said on That FNC Tape  —  Exclusive: TVNewser has been sent the transcript of what Jesse Jackson said Sunday morning July 6, as he prepared for an interview on Fox & Friends Weekend.  Below is the partial transcript we received in our tips box …
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Michelle Malkin:
Jesse Jackson: N-word for me, but not for thee; Update: Readers say ‘Play the tape!’  —  Update 10:00pm: Tons of readers are asking me why my colleagues at Fox won't just play the entire tape and let viewers decide for themselves whether it's newsworthy.  I'm with you guys.
Allahpundit / Hot Air:
Report: Absolute Moral Authority drops the N-bomb on Obama tape; Update: O'Reilly blames Internet “weasel” for leak  —  Normally I'd wait for video proof but Inside Cable News claimed with unusual insistence last night that it's true and now TV Newser is corroborating it, so obviously someone who's in a position to know is leaking.
Discussion: The Other McCain
Bruce Ackerman / Slate:
Take Your Paws off the Presidency!  —  DOES THE BUSH ADMINISTRATION HAVE A SECRET SUCCESSION ORDER THAT BYPASSES CONGRESS?  —  Suppose the worst happens, and the next terrorist attack hits Washington hard, taking out the president and the vice president.  What happens next?
Dick Morris / Real Clear Politics:
Why the Race is Tied  —  After almost six weeks of a constant Obama lead, generally in the five- to seven-point range, Scott Rasmussen's daily tracking poll records two consecutive days of a tie race (July 12-13) and a one-point Obama lead on July 14.  What happened to the Democrat's lead?
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Andrew Sullivan / The Daily Dish:
The Morris Touch  —  Dick Morris says the race is tied:
Discussion: Eunomia
Eric Kleefeld / TPM Election Central:
McCain Camp's New Attack: Obama Is The One Who's The Same As Bush  —  The McCain campaign is taking their effort to distance their candidate from the unpopular President Bush to a whole new level: McCain's advisers are now openly attacking Bush on Iraq — and not only that …
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Sam Stein / The Huffington Post:
McCain Aide: Obama Is Stubborn Like Bush
Discussion: The Seminal
CNN:
NAACP gives McCain polite but tepid welcome
Discussion: The Moderate Voice
Jim Rutenberg / International Herald Tribune:
Media stars will accompany Obama overseas  —  WASHINGTON: Senator John McCain's trip to Iraq last spring was a low-key affair: With his ordinary retinue of reporters following him abroad, the NBC News anchor Brian Williams reported on his arrival in Baghdad from New York …
Candace Rondeaux / Washington Post:
U.S., Afghan Troops Leave Combat Outpost After Deadly Clash  —  After suffering significant setbacks in the fight against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. and Afghan troops have pulled out of a combat outpost where nine American soldiers were killed in a pitched battle with Taliban fighters Sunday.
Discussion: Blue Girl, Red State
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Jerusalem Post:
Goldwasser, Regev to be laid to rest after 2 uncertain years  —  Following two years of uncertainty and a day after a long and multi-staged prisoner swap at the Rosh Hanikra border crossing, Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser will finally be laid to rest in military cemeteries on Thursday.
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Glen Johnson / Associated Press:
Obama warns against ‘fighting the last war’ … WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) - Democrat Barack Obama warned Wednesday about the danger of “fighting the last war” as he pledged to focus on emerging nuclear, biological and cyber threats if elected president.  —  Two goals of his administration …
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Little Green Footballs:
Now Obama is Promising to Get Rid of All Nuclear Weapons
Washington Wire:
McCain Surrogate Fiorina Meets With Clinton Supporters  —  Christopher Cooper and John Emshwiller report on the presidential race.  —  The McCain campaign dispatched its top female surrogate Tuesday to meet with about 25 disaffected supporters of Sen. Hillary Clinton in Westchester, N.Y.
Michael J. Totten / Commentary:
Is the War Over?  —  Independent reporter Michael Yon has spent more time in Iraq embedded with combat soldiers than any other journalist in the world, and a few days ago he boldly declared the war over: … I'm reluctant to say “the war has ended,” as he did, but everything else he wrote is undoubtedly true.
Ewen MacAskill / Guardian:
US plans to station first diplomats in Iran since 1979  —  Washington move signals thaw in relations  —  The US plans to establish a diplomatic presence in Tehran for the first time in 30 years as part of a remarkable turnaround in policy by President George Bush.
Ryan Grim / The Politico:
Dem leaders pressure CEOs to buck GOP  —  The Senate Democratic leadership summoned the chiefs of 17 major trade associations to the Capitol on Wednesday to send a subtle but unmistakable message: If you want our help on your issues, stop helping the Republicans block our bills.
Discussion: Washington Monthly
Hindrocket / Power Line:
THE DEMOCRATS' PERVERSE ENERGY POLICIES...  ...are neatly summed up by Michael Ramirez; click to enlarge:  —  To comment on this post go here.
New York Times:
In Iraq, Affection for Obama ... but His Proposal?  —  BAGHDAD — A tough Iraqi general, a former special operations officer with a baritone voice and a barrel chest, melted into smiles when asked about Senator Barack Obama.  —  “Everyone in Iraq likes him,” said the general, Nassir al-Hiti.
Discussion: The New Editor
Deanna Bellandi / Associated Press:
Ex-Clinton aide checked before joining Obama team  —  CHICAGO - Hillary Rodham Clinton's former campaign manager, now on Barack Obama's team, says she could easily work for her old boss again if Clinton were on the Democratic ticket.  —  Clinton replaced Patti Solis Doyle after poor early showings …
Discussion: The Trail and Balloon Juice
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Nico Pitney / The Huffington Post:
Reporters Spar With McCain Press Aides Nicolle Wallace, Brooke Buchanan (VIDEO)
Richard Edwards / Telegraph:
‘Have-a-go heroes’ get legal right to defend themselves
Discussion: Hot Air and Vox Popoli
Emptywheel:
Bush Invokes Executive Privilege to Shield Cheney's Role in Outing Valerie Plame
New York Times:
A 1913 Law Dies to Better Serve Gay Marriages
Don Babwin / Associated Press:
Gov: Chicago may get troopers, National Guard
David Aaronovitch / Times of London:
US forces abandon Wanat outpost in Afghanistan after fierce Taleban attack
Discussion: Guardian and Crooks and Liars
Timothy Egan / New York Times:
They Get It  —  A big red-headed guy in a pickup pulling …
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Lucy Cockcroft / Telegraph:
David Cameron praises Barack Obama as he calls for a “responsibility revolution”
Mike Madden / Salon:
Barack Obama's super marketing machine
Rasmussen Reports:
Election 2008: Oregon Senate
CNN:
9/11 billboard draws flak from Florida Dems, GOP
Megan McArdle:
Mr Bernanke, tear down this inflation
Matt Pressman / Vanity Fair:
Why Do People Love to Hate The New York Times?
Discussion: Ed Driscoll.com
 

 
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